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Embracing cloud for survival

Cloud enables innovation, cost savings and agility – which are all crucial for a telco’s survival, says Ernest Cu of Globe Telecom.

Line aims lightweight chat app at developing countries

Japanese mobile chat firm Line has launched a stripped-down version of its popular chat app to increase its user base in developing countries, where lower-end smartphones are commonly used and network infrastructure is not as advanced.

The ethics of big data is an industry concern: Dr Barry Devlin

One the pioneers of Big Data research says: The ‘fast and furious’ collection of data spawns privacy and economic issues. "We cannot just put our heads in the sand like the scientists who tamed atomic energy but said something like, ‘We just invented the bomb but we did not use it'."

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Cisco kills Invicta storage product line

Cisco has pulled the plug on its troubled Invicta flash storage appliances in another admission that an acquisition didn't pan out as hoped.

IT GOVERNANCE

How voice analytics helps iiNet hear customer problems on its network

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

4 ways to cut application development and maintenance costs

Adopting a managed services or fixed-fee approach for application work can yield significant savings. But IT organizations that rely on staff augmentation can also cut costs through proactive management.

LEGAL

Oracle and Google may be headed back to court next spring

Oracle and Google have each proposed dates next spring for a new jury trial in their dispute over Google's use of Java in Android.

OUTSOURCING

4 ways to cut application development and maintenance costs

Adopting a managed services or fixed-fee approach for application work can yield significant savings. But IT organizations that rely on staff augmentation can also cut costs through proactive management.

PROJECT MGMT

How voice analytics helps iiNet hear customer problems on its network

Your customers are usually more than willing to tell you what is wrong with your business – and occasionally even what is right. Unfortunately, however, many businesses just don’t have the capability to listen effectively to all of that volunteered information and act on what they hear.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Rhapsody/Napster subscriber base hits 3 million, up 50 percent from last year

Streaming-music service Rhapsody (known as Napster in some markets) is beside itself with joy over a dramatic increase in its global subscriber base, which it says has swelled by a million users in the last 12 months, breaching the 3 million mark in the process. At no other point in its 13-year history has the company had it this good.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud Plus revenue grows in 2015 financial year

Private Cloud solutions provider, Cloud Plus, has experienced 122 percent revenue growth during 2015 financial year.

DATA CENTER

'Local unhealthy data centre market' led to Jaring asset acquisition, says AIMS Group

Existing customers of Malaysia's pioneer ISP will be migrated before 22 August 2015 deadline, said AIMS Group's Mohammad Azman.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Epson Malaysia marks 5th Asian anniversary of world's first branded ink tank printers

Epson's Shimizu Tomoya said a complete refresh of the L-series printer, which was originally specially designed for Southeast Asia, is now available for businesses and home users.

INDUSTRIES

Amazon Fire TV review: The perfect streaming box for people who love Amazon

If you're a regular Amazon Instant Video watcher, your choice of set-top boxes is fairly simple. You could pick up a Roku 3, which has the simplest interface and the broadest selection of apps (including one for Amazon); but for serious Amazon Prime junkies, it doesn't get any better than Amazon's own Fire TV.

INTERNET

Google stops using annoying 'interstitial' mobile app ads

Most mobile web users are all too familiar with the infamous "interstitial" ad that often pops up to promote a website's native app, but this week Google did them a favor and eliminated its own such ads.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Chinese police shut down supplier of over 40,000 fake iPhones

Apple's iPhones are a big business in China. So big that an alleged supplier of knock-off iPhones in the country produced at least 40,000 units, before local police shut down the massive operation.

NETWORKING

Gigabit Internet access grows out of its niche

Google Fiber launched in Kansas City in 2011. It offered gigabit speed at $70 per month and ignited the development of an ultrafast Internet access category that has since spread throughout the U.S.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Patch Tuesday is not dead.

SECURITY

New security features in El Capitan & iOS 9

Macs might not get viruses (note: not entirely true) but that doesn't mean that Apple isn't taking secutiry seriously in OS X El Capitan.

STORAGE

Dell on path to redefine enterprise economics in Malaysia with future-ready storage vision

Dell's Kuala Lumpur launch event includes the 'industry's newest, lowest-cost, highest-density flash storage', said Dell's KT Ong and William Tan.

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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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