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Eight questions to ask before you buy your next smartphone

Wireless providers in the United States make it easy to pay more than you should for a smartphone and an accompanying data plan. Here are eight questions you can ask (and answer) to make sure you get the best possible deal.

September 23, 2014

India to seek US help in monitoring Web chats

Government says it plans to ask the U.S. how it can decrypt data sent over messaging services such as WhatsApp and Viber, and complain about the lack of cooperation from U.S. service providers in aiding its cybercrime investigations.

December 3, 2013 by

Do enterprises need a chief data scientist?

Enterprises are increasingly focused on using big data and analytics to help them better understand both the requirements of their customers, trends and patterns of customer activity and this requires a different approach. Dell says that this trend means that enterprises need a new type of leader, a chief data scientist, to help ask the right questions, in the right way and drive the transition to the data-driven enterprise.

September 3, 2013 by

OAIC releases guide to protect personal information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released a comprehensive list of all the questions and factors that it would ask and take into consideration when investigating a data/privacy breach, providing organisations with few excuses to ignore security.

December 6, 2012 by

Just how much privacy are we prepared to give up?

This should be a short blog, as it asks a simple question, prompted by the announcement that both Visa and Mastercard are looking to sell customer data to advertising companies. However, while the question is simple enough to ask, it is not so straightforward to answer.

November 4, 2011 by

Electoral reform for application databases

With all this talk of electoral reform in the air, is it too tenuous a link to ask whether we need a fresh approach to multiple platform database aggregation? Could that "single view of disparately located data" become even harder to achieve as the cloud gains its inevitable virtual foothold?

July 2, 2010 by

How hard will it be to move to the Windows 7 Release Candidate?

The Windows Easy Transfer utility is greatly improved in Windows 7, but it’s still missing a killer feature Microsoft promised three years ago. In this post, I explain how you can use this utility to move your data and settings to a new Windows 7 installation and ask the question that every Windows user wants to know: Why do you still have to reinstall programs when you move between PCs?

April 12, 2009 by

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