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How to attract digital natives to buy at retail stores

Those 18- to-25-year-olds are a savvy bunch. They window shop at retail stores only to bargain-hunt online. They research products on their smartphones while walking the aisles. Retailers that want them to buy at brick-and-mortar stores better get personal or digital natives will walk.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

A former Subway franchise owner will spend time in prison for hacking into computerized cash registers he sold to the sandwich restaurant chain and obtaining more than US$40,000 in gift cards.

OUTSOURCING

Why vendor commitment is important (or death by Google Glass)

If a vendor can’t showcase what it does, do what it says or has the attention span of a 4-year-old, avoid that company, writes Rob Enderle, who said that point was driven home this week at Demo 2014.

PROJECT MGMT

CA Clarity now reflects the impact of IT budget changes

Project and portfolio managers who want to play with their projected budget numbers can now get a hand from a new extension of CA's Clarity project and portfolio management software, called the Executive Playbook.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Towards a smarter contact centre: Plantronics Malaysia launch

New high performance headsets and digital processors will help meet customers’ increasing expectations, said Plantronics' Alvin Kiew.

CLOUD COMPUTING

UpCloud bets on storage performance, US datacenter to dent market

It may be a minnow in a market of whales, but Finnish cloud service company UpCloud is hoping that improving its storage performance and adding datacenter capacity in Chicago will make customers take a look.

DATA CENTER

Towards 2020 in Malaysia: VMware interview

VMware's Laurence Si and Matthew Hardman together with IDC Asean's Roger Ling and VADS CEO Ahmad Azhar Yahya outline how Malaysian businesses are taking to the software defined environment path.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

More IT vendors will split up. Boards will get even more paranoid about security. UX and CX become critical competencies for CIOs.

INDUSTRIES

NEXTDC places sixth in Deloitte fast 500 APAC

NEXTDC has placed sixth in the Deloitte tech fast 500 for the Asia Pacific region.

INTERNET

Mozilla reports flat revenue from Google-Firefox search deal

Revenue growth stalled in 2013 but expenses climbed 42%.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Why it sometimes makes sense to go slow with mobile development

At nuclear plant builder Westinghouse, mobile app developers seek to avoid bugs that could lead to danger.

NETWORKING

Roost Smart Battery blows past its Kickstarter goal

The wisdom of the crowd says I'm wrong about the Roost Smart Battery. When I wrote about this product the day it was announced, I said the value of a smoke-alarm battery with an embedded Wi-Fi chip was eclipsed by another product--the Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight--that was announced the very same day.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as WiFi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of the OS is designed to fix.

SECURITY

Many organisations still fall short on cyber security: EY Malaysia study

EY Malaysia's Jason Yuen: This year's global survey shows that more than a third of organisations have no real-time insights necessary to manage cyber threats.

STORAGE

Google offers 1TB of Drive for Chromebooks, continuing its storage war with Microsoft

Google said Friday that it will offer new Chromebook buyers a free terabyte of Google Drive storage for two years, which at present rates would be worth almost $240.

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BLOGS

Intelligent Infrastructures

Financial Services CIOs need to play it smart and recognise that selectively relying on cloud services enables them to build agile infrastructures

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

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