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Social-media policies: You can't say that!

Most companies' social media policies, if they exist at all, are highly inadequate, outdated or both.

IT GOVERNANCE

AllSeen cuts the ribbon on a bridge to other IoT worlds

The AllSeen Alliance is expanding the reach of its AllJoyn Internet of Things framework with bridging software that lets other types of devices look like part of the same family.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high

Worldwide IT spending is expected to decline by 5.5 percent this year, with enterprises benefitting from lower prices on communications and IT services but also having to pay higher hardware prices in some parts of the world.

LEGAL

Roaming charges to be abolished across Europe by 2017

Telecoms operators will no longer be able to exploit customers when they travel abroad.

OUTSOURCING

The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried. They fear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) his administration is pushing could make it harder for them to make what they see as needed changes to the visa program.

PROJECT MGMT

Workday spans finance and HR with real-time planning tool

Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

AC/DC finally embraces streaming music with Spotify, Apple Music, and Rdio

For those music streaming fans about to rock, we salute you. Three years after the group made its digital debut on the iTunes Store, Australian rock legends AC/DC are now streaming. At this writing, AC/DC's catalog was live on Rdio and Spotify. The band is expected to show up on Apple Music when it launches later Tuesday, according to The New York Times.

CLOUD COMPUTING

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

Traditional document applications are still among many workers' core computing apps, but the cloud-based Google for Work and Microsoft's Office 365 suites facilitate more collaborative, real-time workflows. The differences between Google Docs and Word Online are sometimes indiscernible, but for the millions of people who spend hours with the platforms each week, small variances can be a big deal.

DATA CENTER

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware has settled a lawsuit initiated by a former executive that alleged the company and a partner overcharged the U.S. government for products over a six-year period.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Jaunt shows high-end VR camera for professionals

The Google-funded startup's Neo camera won't compete with the search giant's Jump virtual-reality camera system.

INDUSTRIES

Watch as we follow one of Google's new self-driving cars

Google's new self-driving cars are on public streets. After more than a year of development and testing, the new cars made their debut on the roads around Google's headquarters in Mountain View late last week, and I went to check them out.

INTERNET

Dropbox and Xero team up to increase productivity for small businesses

Cloud-based services company, Dropbox, and Cloud-based accounting software vendor, Xero, have inked a partnership that allows both companies to integrate their services for collaboration and better serve the small business market.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Word 2013 cheat sheet

The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted with Office 2013 and will continue to use it for some time. Use this Word 2013 cheat sheet to help take advantage of all it has to offer.

NETWORKING

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

Cisco Systems plans to pay $635 million in cash to buy OpenDNS, a company that leverages the Domain Name System (DNS) to provide security services including Web filtering, threat intelligence and malware and phishing protection.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

SECURITY

Gartner gives nod for 8th year in row, says Blue Coat Malaysia

Gartner has positioned Blue Coat in Secure Web Gateways 'Leaders Quadrant' while a Vanson Bourne study links security readiness to business benefits, said Blue Coat’s Ivan Wen.

STORAGE

More than 28 billion gigabytes of storage shipped last quarter

Worldwide data storage hardware sales saw a boon in the first quarter of this year, with a 41.4 percent leap over the same quarter in 2014.

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BLOGS

A trusted partner

The primary focus for SAS is to build strong and long-lasting relationships with its customers; and its key strategy is proactive and consistent engagement across all customer touch points.

What ICT professionals want

When asking ICT professionals what they’re looking for in their next role, the answer may just surprise.

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