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What is Next for India's Outsourcing Industry?

CIO.com talked to Som Mittal, departing president of NASSCOM, about immigration policy and protectionist politics in the U.S., political and economic instability at home, and what the future holds for the Indian IT services industry.

IT Career Tips to Avoid the Job Hopper Label

Is being considered a job hopper the kiss of death for job seekers or is it the new norm? It all depends on the underlying reasons and how it's presented.

Why Putting Your Data Center in Canada Is Sensible

There are a lot of myths about Canada-most related to the country's climate-but these misconceptions actually leave some wondering if Canada might be a good location for a data center.

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How-To

Free Amazon Web Services -and How to Make the Most of Them

If you avoid some gotchas and keep a close eye on resource usage, you can have a handy server in the Amazon cloud for free.

How to Avoid the 7 Outsourcing Nightmares

Like any other major business and technology initiatives, outsourcing comes with risks, regardless of how experienced the outsourcing provider is or how good the move looked initially.

How IT Leaders Can Negotiate a SaaS Partner Contract

All companies great and small will eventually work with a SaaS provider. In most cases, the standard contract should suffice, but CIOs will never know what they can add (or subtract) if they don't ask.

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Interview

CIOs Who Try to Maintain Walls Shall Perish: Adriana Karaboutis

Adriana Karaboutis, Global CIO at Dell, speaks about being a part of business transformation and the internal IT team’s role in helping make this happen in rapid time.

Changing a Vendor is the Easiest Way Out: Kapil Pal

Kapil Pal, Head-IT, Pepsico India, speaks about the changes CIOs must look forward to in order to adapt to current trends in the Indian outsourcing industry.

I Have the Best Job in Cisco: John Manville

John Manville, Sr. VP-Global Infrastructure for IT, Cisco, talks about the unique position he enjoys by heading the infrastructure team of the networking leader, and some of the new initiatives being undertaken by them.

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Computerworld Tech Update 06 - 10 Jan, 2014

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 06 - 10 January, 2014, we talk about the status of Microsoft's CEO search, NASSCOM appointing a new president, wearable tech making a strong showing at CES 2014, Intel dropping the McAfee name, and Tablets out-shipping PCs in the current year.

IT is Becoming More about Services, and not Technology - David McNally

During his keynote session at the CIO Summit, David McNally, IT executive advisor, IDC USA, helped CIOs peer into the future of technology empowered to take on such an all-encompassing role.

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News

Dell Kit Used in New 'Star Trek' Visual Effects

Visual effects studio Pixomondo has deployed Dell processing platforms to help produce the latest series of "Game of Thrones" and parts of the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" film.

Hudson: 28% of IT&T Firms to Increase Hiring in Q3

IT & T is among the top three industries with a strong intention to hire in Hong Kong, said recruitment agency Hudson recently.

Gartner Lowers Worldwide IT Spend Projection by 2.1 Percent

The forecast for spending on devices in 2013 has been revised down from 7.9 percent growth in Gartner's previous forecast to 2.8 percent.

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Opinion

The Secret Sauce of Shared Services

Despite shared services’ proven track record, multitudes of Indian CIOs haven't really gotten their feet wet yet. Here’s why—and how—they should.

The Amazon Outage in Perspective: Failure Is Inevitable, So Manage Risk

Many people are outraged by this, feeling that a service provider should take responsibility for ensuring 100% (or at least "five nines") of service availability. Amazon's attitude, they imply, is irresponsible.

Email-as-a-Service Not As Easy As It Sounds

The United States government is no exception, as the administration's Cloud First policy is driving federal agencies to move essential systems to the cloud-and fast.

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Nine Most Endangered Species in the IT Workforce

Darwinism is no stranger to IT. Given the pace of innovation, today's plum post is almost always one shift away from becoming tomorrow's pink slip.

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