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Stories by Anuradha Shukla

IT departments value BYOID initiatives

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla19 Aug. 14 04:02

Asia Pacific healthcare high on cloud

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."

Written by Anuradha Shukla19 April 12 09:13

APAC governments lower entry barrier for IT multinationals

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla14 July 11 06:55

Leadership skills crucial for project management success

Accelerating new leadership and communication skills tops the Top 10 Global Project Management Trends list by global project management learning company, ESI International.

Written by Anuradha Shukla19 April 11 08:49

ISACA enables better social media governance

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla10 March 11 10:39

Global IT spending to total US$3.6 trillion in 2011

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla11 Jan. 11 22:00

Increase in average monthly spend on mobile broadband

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla08 Nov. 10 22:00

Companies yet to capitalise on social media

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla01 Nov. 10 22:00

Humans may form backbone of new mobile Internet networks

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).

Written by Anuradha Shukla30 Oct. 10 11:14

Savings, efficiencies drive server virtualisation adoption

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla03 Sept. 10 05:09

The cloud can deliver more efficient e-government

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla29 Aug. 10 22:00

CIO role now more closely aligned with business issues

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.
Improving customer service

Written by Anuradha Shukla28 July 10 22:00

Cashless society? Not in the foreseeable future

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.

Written by Anuradha Shukla21 July 10 22:00

One source for most phishing attacks in second half of '09

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).

Written by Anuradha Shukla18 May 10 09:59