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MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

A U.S. surveillance court has extended a controversial telephone records dragnet while the National Security Agency works to wind down the program on orders from Congress.

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

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.

CLOUD COMPUTING

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.

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

Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses.

INTERNET

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.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

NETWORKING

Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative

Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect

GarageBand 10.1 also features updates for EDM and hip-hop artists, Force Touch support, and more.

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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