Old is not always gold

With Windows XP End of Support on 8 April 2014, we take a walk down memory lane to check in on what was hot back in 2001 when Windows XP was first launched. See what a difference 12 years have made to our lives!

Microsoft-CITYNET Appathon uncovers innovative solutions for cities

The first place winning app, a solution focusing on public safety called Safety Whistle, was submitted by Yashasvi and teammates Anish Ansari, Gopal Kandoi and Rumi Shakya, who made up Team Conscientious. In this app, users can enter two to three emergency contact numbers and two to three emergency email addresses.

Enter the responsive organizations

To reap the full benefit of social technologies, organizations must transform their structures, processes, and cultures: they will need to become more open and nonhierarchical and to create a culture of trust. Ultimately, the power of social technologies hinges on the full and enthusiastic participation of employees who are not afraid to share their thoughts – and trust that their contributions will be respected. Creating these conditions will be far more challenging than implementing the technologies themselves.

Cost of cybersecurity breaches highest in Asia Pacific

Enterprises in Asia Pacific (APAC) are expected to spend nearly $230 billion in 2014 to deal with issues caused by malware deliberately loaded onto pirated software — $59 billion dealing with security issues and $170 billion dealing with data breaches — according to a new joint study conducted by IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

We Speak Code. Do you?

Globally more than 10 million students globally have already taken the ‘Hour of Code’ challenge and with 3 billion people speaking more than 2,000 different languages across the Asia Pacific region it is hoped many more students will sign up to adopt ‘code’ as their official second language.