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Recent reports have shown that companies are shying away from the public cloud due to security concerns, but how accurate are the results and what, if any, are the alternatives? A committee of CIOs met in Singapore last week. The committee compromised of C-Level executives from the leading companies across Asia to highlight its continual growth of APAC and better understand how to utilize the increasing opportunities to encourage new technology projects, greater business collaboration and maintain growth. Among the attendees was Alex Siow the head of business Excellence System Technology & CIO at Starhub and Avery Palos CIO Asia at General Electric and Kevin Noonan Research Director at Ovum opened discussions. "As information technology leaders in Asia, we have the difficult job of representing not only our business interest in the region; but also acting as the b... (more)

GDS International: Global Warming Scam?

Green Storage Journal In the week that Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips announces, live on the BBC that Global Warming is a scam. GDS International speaks with Richard Tarboton for MeettheBoss.TV on his role as Head of Energy & Carbon for BT and what they are doing towards reducing carbon emissions. BT Operates in over 170 countries and is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services. Richards team have overall responsibility for BT’s energy and carbon strategy, looking at energy trading operations across all BT businesses. BT purchase 0.7% o... (more)

After the Social Media Explosion, What’s Next?

The best advice on ‘how to get ahead in business’ will never come from those who make their fortune selling the concept through books and seminars. It will come from a proven leader. The problem? They are too busy to share. Now a new website will turn the old adage of “those who can, do, those who can’t teach” on its head. ‘Can-do’ leaders such as Herbert Hainer, Chairman and CEO of Adidas, Jeff Hayzlett, Kodak’s CMO and Vice President, and Esat Sezer, CIO for Coca-Cola, are amongst the hundreds of Fortune 500 CEOs and visionary entrepreneurs who share their hard-won expertise on... (more)

The Smart Money is on Smart Grids

Smart Grids on Ulitzer In Asia, the utilities industry is growing at an incredible rate. Investments globally in the sector have lead to more available jobs, predicting the return to pre-recession levels of employment by Q1 2010. However, with such substantial growth comes opportunities which have to be managed correctly to sustain long-term development. With the world’s investors looking at Asia to see how such a developing region can deal with governmental pressures on Green Technology, a meeting of the leading names in Asian and Pacific Utilities firms have agreed to meet at t... (more)

Intel Inside? Who Cares?

“Our biggest competitor has spent billions of dollars trying to market to those [who don’t understand these kinds of technologies]. But you know what? I bet if you did the research ten years later you would find the same numbers of people are processor unaware as they were before.” In an exclusive interview with the executive business channel MeetTheBoss.tv, AMD’s Chief Marketing Officer Nigel Dessau explains how marketing trends are changing; and how AMD is rising to the challenge this presents. “I think in marketing you have to be careful, we’ve got to a place where we have ... (more)