Both the lines of business and IT departments acknowledge the value of "Bring Your Own Identity" (BYOID) initiatives, where social networking or digital IDs are used for application login.
Stories by Anuradha Shukla
Asia Pacific healthcare service providers are looking at cloud adoption, according to the latest IDC Health Insights report, "Cloud Computing in Healthcare: An Asia/Pacific View."
Asia Pacific governments are lowering their entry barriers to attract and retain IT multinational corporations (MNCs), according to a newly released report by IDC Government Insights.
Ernst & Young's quarterly report into global M&A shows global increase
Accelerating new leadership and communication skills tops the Top 10 Global Project Management Trends list by global project management learning company, ESI International.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has issued a new customisable audit program to help enterprises address the challenges associated with social media governance.
In 2010, worldwide IT spending totalled US US$3.4 trillion and this year spending will be US$3.6 trillion, according to a Gartner report titled 'Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 4Q10 Update'.
The analyst firm says that this amount represents a 5.1 per cent increase from 2010 and negates its previous forecast of 3.5 per cent growth.
A 40 percent increase in average monthly spend on mobile broadband compared to 2009 has been determined by Nokia Siemens Networks' Mobile Broadband Study 2010.
The annual study, which covers HSPA+ use in France, Germany, Spain, UK indicates that more than half of mobile broadband users are interested in high-speed mobile broadband or LTE.
Many organisations are still following the old concepts of marketing and are unable to tap social media for analysing customers’ conversations and using information for increasing profits.
Social media holds vast potential but according to SAS survey, many companies are still not able to capitalise on the opportunity to monitor, analyse, and participate in millions of conversations among consumers.
In future, small sensors carried by members of the public, in devices such as next generation smartphones, may communicate with each other to create potentially vast body-to-body networks (BBNs).
Organisations across the world are continuing to adopt server virtualisation for improved business cost savings and efficiencies but are challenged by the management of virtualised environments, says CommVault.
Most public sector agencies need to urgently coordinate and integrate the various e-government functions, according to a newly released report by IDC Government Insights.
The research firm says most public sector agencies are widely dispersed operational silos and are challenged with varying policy and operational restrictions. As a result, there are different needs and scales on their IT capacity.
Initial results from the annual Asia/Pacific Dynamic IT Benchmark 2010, a survey held by the global market intelligence specialist IDC, are determining that the current role of the CIO is becoming more closely aligned with business issues such as process innovation, cash flow management and revenue generation.
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The amount of cash in circulation is continuously increasing and the vision of a 'cashless society' will not become a reality in the foreseeable future, according to Ovum.
Part of the Datamonitor group, this technology analyst firm says that in the coming years, cash will remain the primary method of retail payment by volume.
One electronic crime syndicate using highly developed malware was to be blamed for two-thirds of the phishing attacks discovered in the second half of 2009, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).