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First lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former employees of Sony Pictures have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to safeguard their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack in late November.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Are personality assessments effective hiring tools

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. We look at workplace personality tests really tells employers.

IT GOVERNANCE

Getting real about information governance

Even mature organizations can use IG to reduce risk and increase value. After all, everything from families to snowflakes operates under governance.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Today's CIO better know what's in a name

More than ever, CIOs need to be out among the people – and not just IT people. We’re talking marketing, HR, finance, sales. Of course, meeting these business colleagues can backfire if you can’t remember their names. Here are some pointers to help you master this underrated leadership skill.

LEGAL

Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday sued two technical support companies, alleging that they infringed numerous Microsoft trademarks and practiced false advertising as they tricked consumers into paying for bogus help.

OUTSOURCING

Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds

Cutting costs in outsourced service delivery can have a six times larger impact.

PROJECT MGMT

How to align projects management with your business strategy

With escalating global competition and complex operating environments, C-level executives will increasingly need to call on their project management offices to ensure all activities align with the overall strategic vision of the business.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

The company is looking to extend its Google Cloud Dataflow platform to other languages and environments.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Google hitches cloud data analysis to Java SDK

The company is looking to extend its Google Cloud Dataflow platform to other languages and environments.

DATA CENTER

Telstra buying Asian telecom and service provider Pacnet

With this acquisition, Telstra will significantly increase its footprint in North Asia and beyond

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Casio's latest Exilim high-speed camera can sync with up to seven others

If you want to really see how good or bad your golf swing is, Casio's latest digital camera can control seven cameras shooting 60 images per second.

INDUSTRIES

Google looks for partners as it unveils autonomous car prototype

Google says it doesn’t want to become a car manufacturer as self-driving prototypes hit the road.

INTERNET

Google wants to turn browser signals of Web encryption upside down

Proposes that browser makers collaborate in explicitly marking unencrypted traffic as unsafe.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Google Android One phones to sell in three more Asian countries

Google's low-cost Android One smartphones will be selling in the coming weeks in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, three small but fast-growing markets, following a September worldwide debut of the devices in India.

NETWORKING

Hotel group asks U.S. FCC for permission to block some outside Wi-Fi

Marriott and its allies say this capability is necessary to protect the security of their own networks.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

CentOS 7 comes available either as rented/leased/spun-up cloud instances of varying builds available from your favorite cloud host, or in one of several download-able flavors in server or GUI (desktop-focused) versions.

SECURITY

Tor warns of possible disruption of network through server seizures

The Tor project said it could face attempts to incapacitate its network in the next few days through the seizure of specialized servers.

STORAGE

HP expands its compute offerings and refreshes its storage portfolio

The new solutions will help businesses increase efficiency and performance, while reducing complexity.

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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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