Costs incurred from supporting software redesign to cater to heavy duty processing power needs are one of the biggest issues to consider when shifting the sale and delivery of products to SaaS instead of on-premise.
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These apps become the core platform to build an extensive ecosystem of related, value-added services which developers and service providers hope will boost monetization opportunities and retain user traction.
The hour-long attack on the Web site by hackers seemingly from China appears to be a repeat of last year's cyberattacks sparked off by territorial disputes between both countries.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry say both countries agree swift action is needed to boost cybersecurity efforts and bilateral cooperation, while his counterpart Wang Yi say this will increase mutual trust.
The exit of smaller players, as well as developing of new markets and demand, will be key in reviving an industry faced with "fierce competition", oversupply and government-subsidy withdrawals.
Sina partners Jiaranai Entertainment to bring the microblogging service into Thailand, and expects to generate between 20 million and 30 million baht (US$1 million) in revenue within 12 months.
These fake sites reportedly resemble the real thing but include some words in Chinese. No incidents of data theft have been confirmed yet.
Spring Singapore awards S$6 million in grants to the startups, which spans industries including infocomms, electronics, engineering and medical devices, to assist them in developing "disruptive technologies".
Growing prevalence of cloud services and personal devices in companies' IT environments means the helpdesk risks becoming irrelevant unless it enhances the promptness and quality of support to end-users.
Policies aimed at regulating the influx of foreign workers, including IT professionals, need to be balanced and should not affect the local IT industry's overall competitiveness.