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LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

China has been a tough market for U.S. Internet companies to crack, but LinkedIn has high hopes it can buck the trend and increase its user base in the country to as high as 50 million over the next five years.

Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

U.S. NSA denies knowing about Heartbleed flaw for years

The U.S. National Security Agency, which has a cybersecurity mission in addition to surveillance, has disputed a report that it knew about the Heartbleed security vulnerability for at least two years before other researchers disclosed the flaw this month.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

A simple cure for the cybersecurity skills shortage

An approach that has worked for centuries in all sorts of industries is just as applicable to the security field.

IT GOVERNANCE

Kenya to spend $93 million on citizen database

After months of struggling to deal with undocumented immigrants, corruption and inefficiency, the Kenyan government is investing $93 million in a database that will contain all citizen information, shared across ministries.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Alasdair Thompson: Learning from the past and moving on

The former Employers and Manufacturers Association CEO turns his "demise" from public life into personal success and peace.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Malaysia's GHL Systems launches internet payment business

MDeC COO Ng Wan Peng helps to launch the new service, which offers differentiated solutions to suit all businesses of all sizes, said GHL Systems CEO Raj Lorenz.

CLOUD COMPUTING

CIO roundtable: 'Navigating the new workplace'

New technologies bring greater communications and collaboration among teams, along with a raft of new issues for CIOs and their executive colleagues. At a recent CIO roundtable held in association with Dimension Data, panellists shared insights on how to lead this changing environment

DATA CENTER

Tata adds new data centre partners in Malaysia, Australia, Austria and Germany

Tata Communications has extended its data centre network by strategic partnerships with NEXTDC, Interxion and Pacific Link Telecom.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Developers get access to more Sony camera features

The Camera Remote SDK allows access to settings such as touch autofocus and exposure

INDUSTRIES

Cebu Air and Abacus form partnership

Under the agreement, Cebu Pacific will be harnessing the power of Abacus’ Korean distribution grid to target the influential business to business (B2B) channel as well as provide them with tactical low cost fares.

INTERNET

KKBox launches streaming music plans in Malaysia

The new digital music subscription plans are only available in Malaysia, says KKBox CEO Chris Lin.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Teardown: Galaxy S5 parts cost 21% more than iPhone 5S

IHS says Samsung's new phone costs $251 for materials, $51 more than the retail cost of a carrier-subsidised unit.

NETWORKING

Broadband Solutions offers unified solution for hotel phone and web access

Broadband Solutions developed an IP-based PABX framework for hotels that enables staff and guests make phone calls and access the internet.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95 percent

SECURITY

WatchGuard's advanced, real-time APT Blocker

During a recent appearance at a Malaysia security summit, WatchGuard Technologies Security Strategy Director Corey Nachreiner said the new APT Blocker is an advanced reinvention.

STORAGE

9 things you need to know before you store data in the cloud

More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

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