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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

IBM cuts pay by 10 percent for workers picked for training

Salary cut draws employee ire; management calls it a 'co-investment in training'.

IT GOVERNANCE

New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents in a new survey say that decades-old telephone regulations should not apply to the Internet, which suggests that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should stay away from reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, an advocacy group said.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Federal CIOs must reframe security around data, access

An ambitious government IT push toward cloud, mobile and shared services stokes concerns about security challenges from insider threats and disappearing network boundaries.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Switzerland's SoftwareOne boosts Malaysia portfolio with full IBM suite

To prepare for Malaysia's expanding Big Data market, SoftwareOne is collaborating with MSC Malaysia status firm ECS for last mile delivery to enterprises nationwide.

CLOUD COMPUTING

VADS, Parallels to expand cloud offerings for Malaysia SMBs

The partnership includes deployment of Parallels Automation, which allows automatic provisioning of Microsoft Office 365.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data launches globally standardised managed services

It hopes to quadruple the size of its data centre business to US$4 billion by 2018

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Tablet users more engaged with online banking

Apple iPad preferred device for ING Direct's customers

INDUSTRIES

Google's mysterious New Mexico drone tests

Google is working on getting permission from both the FCC and the FAA to conduct tests of its Titan drones in New Mexico. While the assumption is Google will use the drones to provide Internet access, the filings raise questions about its intent.

INTERNET

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of beaming wireless Internet via drone.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Not every iPhone, iPad and Mac owner wanted to hear U2's new album, Songs of Innocence.

NETWORKING

Top IT vendors reveal their IoT strategies

Cisco, IBM, HP, Intel, Microsoft argue that the Internet of Things is mainstream today.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Up to a month wait for Apple's iPhone 6

Strong pre-sale demand caused Telstra, Vodafone Optus and Apple websites to crash.

SECURITY

How Malaysian businesses can protect themselves from 'One-Day Wonders’: Blue Coat

Our latest study reveals 22% of 470 million Websites that exist less than 24 hours are used to deliver cyber-attacks, said Blue Coat Malaysia's Ivan Wen.

STORAGE

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.

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BLOGS

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.

Rest in peace, Apple iPhone

The iPhone 6 could be a good product, if 'good' is what you're after

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