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India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

With new iPhones -- and a watch -- Apple moves on from Jobs

Apple certainly had a lot to announce and preview during its almost-two-hour media event for the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which included not only new phones but the company's new mobile payments system known as Apple Pay and the first preview of the Apple Watch -- set to debut sometime early next year.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Most companies can't address needs of changing workforce - SAP research

Pay matters, while millenials share same priorities as older colleagues.

IT GOVERNANCE

Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

Wednesday was another big day for Internet action as hundreds of thousands of Americans made their voices heard over the Federal Communication Commission's proposed "Open Internet" guidelines for Internet Service Providers.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Will Apple Pay take off (and take down BYOD)?

Lofty promises of a mobile electronic wallet have been around for a decade, only to crash down to earth as consumers continue to stick with the venerable plastic credit-card swipe. Will the newly unveiled Apple Pay be any different? There are signs Apple might be able to pull it off.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

VMware has upgraded desktop management tool Mirage with bandwidth control features and also published APIs to allow sharing of the data it collects.

CLOUD COMPUTING

iOS 8 compatibility issue forces Dropbox to suspend automatic photo backups

Turns out iCloud Drive isn't the only cloud storage service with issues stemming from Apple's latest operating systems. Late Tuesday, Dropbox announced that a compatibility issue with iOS 8 may prevent the service--including its image-centric Carousel app--from automatically backing up your photos and videos.

DATA CENTER

Huawei simplifies IT

Announces innovative IT solutions, and releases Global Connectivity Index.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

ARM 64-bit processors could come to multifunction printers too

From smartphones, tablets and servers, ARM's 64-bit processors could soon spread to multifunction printers, storage and networking devices.

INDUSTRIES

Virtual reality engineering drives innovative vehicles and services, says Ford

Ford's Malaysia based Veemala Rethinasamy: It’s an exciting time for Ford in Asia Pacific, especially in Malaysia, as we continue to offer innovative vehicles, technologies and services.

INTERNET

Sling's TV place-shifting gains Chromecast support

Good news for Chromecast dongle users! Sling Media has upgraded its iPhone, iPad, and Android phone Slingplayer smartphone apps to stream Sling-connected content to any TV fitted with a Chromecast dongle. (An Android tablet app is in the works and coming soon.)

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Get to know iOS 8: Messages gets new ways to communicate

Messages is arguably the most useful communications tool on your iPhone. What started as a way to make SMS text conversations easier to follow has blossomed into a full-fledged communication powerhouse. And in iOS 8, Messages is better than it's ever been. Ironically, one of its best new tricks is the equivalent of leaving an old-fashioned voicemail--only now that's way more useful because it lives alongside the texts, photos, videos, and shared locations you keep in Messages already. Let's walk through what's new and cool in Apple's chat app.

NETWORKING

Alcatel-Lucent Solutions deployed in Thai network

DWDM Agile Networking solution to enable Interlink Telecom to offer up to 100 gigabits per second connectivity.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 9 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far

Windows 9. Threshold. Or just plain Windows. Whatever Microsoft ends up calling its next operating system, it's shaping up to be another big change from the Windows that came before it.

SECURITY

Acronis inaugurates its global HQ in Singapore

Acronis, the data protection company, official opened its international headquarters in Singapore yesterday.

STORAGE

Micron ships 16nm node SSDs, cheapest price yet

Micron's new firmware can dynamically change flash from SLC to MLC and back again

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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