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Fujitsu to design Japanese exascale supercomputer

Japan has chosen Fujitsu to help it regain the top spot in the global supercomputer race with an exascale machine, which at 1,000 petaflops would be about 30 times faster than the leading supercomputer today.

F1, SAP and the race for the sports vertical

Using SAP’s new technologies such as big data analytics, SAP HANA (High Perfromance Analytic Appliance) platform and mobile computing and cloud applications, SAP is helping the sports and entertainment industry to push new boundaries.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

IT training provider Firebrand awards second Free Training for Life prize

Mario Henkel will have access to a lifetime's worth of free courses and exams.

IT GOVERNANCE

New role for CIOs: Governance for data analytics

There's a new Wild West to be tamed: all those (uncoordinated) data analytics projects sprouting throughout your organisation.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

CBS Interactive CIO says shadow IT is an opportunity

The term "shadow IT" has become a bugbear for IT organizations in recent years, an unknown that brings to mind security vulnerabilities or even suggests IT's creeping irrelevance to the business. But CBS Interactive CIO Steve Comstock says that's the wrong way to think of shadow IT. Instead, he says, IT should view shadow IT as an opportunity to understand the business and how to be an actual partner that understands the business's needs.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Microsoft NZ launches updated Dynamics...

Microsoft New Zealand has announced that the next major updates to its flagship ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, is now available in New Zealand.

CLOUD COMPUTING

SocGen supports DevOps transformation with Oracle DBaas

French investment bank sets up VBlock private cloud.

DATA CENTER

White House sets 20% data center efficiency goal, but finds few takers

Whether that target is too high, too low, or reasonable, the effort is voluntary.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D vendor sells $1,500 part to make metal guns

Cody Wilson, the developer of the world's first fully 3D-printed plastic gun, is preparing to sell a consumer-grade machine that can make metal guns.

INDUSTRIES

Telco fined AU$225,000 for falsely claiming Telstra affiliation

Zen Telecom found guilty of breaching Australian Consumer Law.

INTERNET

From oldest rainforest to island beaches: Malaysia mapped in Google Street View

The diversity of Malaysia is now part of Google Maps, said Google Malaysia MD Sajith Sivanandan.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

4 smartwatches (almost) ready for business use

Smartwatches may seem superfluous to some, but for business users on the go, these devices offer a promising way to look up information or even take phone calls without fumbling in a pocket or purse. If you think a smartwatch may be for you, consider one of these four options.

NETWORKING

Alcatel-Lucent sells enterprise networking unit to China Huaxin

The spun off company will struggle to compete with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco Systems, and will have to make acquisitions of its own to grow.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

All gold everything: Apple may add new hue to iPad Air line

A gold iPad Air with Touch ID is reportedly on its way this month, but you might have to wait for an oversized tablet.

SECURITY

POS malware mayhem: POS and the return of POS

Variations, dated versions, resurrections, and how to vanquish them all.

STORAGE

Building a healthy storage array

A poorly configured SAN was stifling innovation at Montefiore until an equipment and data overhaul was enacted, reports Hamish Barwick

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

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.

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