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Virtualization just a step in journey to the cloud: IDC
Enterprises that have begun to virtualize their IT infrastructure are on the right track in their journey towards cloud computing, but they should not think that they have successfully made the transition as virtualization is only the first step, say industry watchers.
APAC enterprises getting more social
Usage of enterprise social tools by Asia Pacific organizations is expected to hit 75% within the next 18 months according to a new IDC Enterprise Social Survey sponsored by Microsoft.
Data center issues hampering business strategy
Nearly 85% of organizations say that issues with data center power, space and cooling capacity — as well as asset and uptime issues — has had a negative impact on business, according to a new study by IDC.
Sophos rolls out security appliance for small businesses
Sophos has released a new unified threat management appliance and software package exclusively for small businesses, the Sophos UTM 100 appliance which comes with BasicGuard, offering network, email, web and wireless protection.  
Big data picking up pace rapidly across Asia Pacific
The big data technology and services market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) is expected to grow from US$258.5 million in 2011 to US$1.76 billion in 2016, on the back of a 46.8% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Windows re-imagined, Microsoft not quite
Microsoft has launched the Windows 8 operating system, its big bet to regain its relevance in what is becoming a post-PC world, but gave no indication of when its Surface tablet computer would roll out in Malaysia or the rest of the region.
Smartphone vendors: Nokia out of the Top 5, RIM in
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 2.4% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012, driven by heavyweights Samsung and Apple as Nokia dropped off the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors and RIM made it in.
GfK Asia announces new GM for Malaysia office
Market research company GfK has appointed Selinna Chin as general manager of GfK Malaysia with immediate effect.
Asean businesses starting to take innovation seriously: Survey
Businesses in Asia South are experiencing a mindset shift in terms of innovation investment, according to a survey by CA Technologies and IDC, signalling that Asean-based C-level executives recognize a growing need to innovate for business success in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Opportunities abound for cloud service providers: Parallels
Web hosting and cloud service providers serving the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) sectors are well primed to take advantage of the diversity created by the cloud computing era, according to cloud services enablement player Parallels.
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