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Letting IT Go in the Smart City of Hong Kong

This year, the HKCS's flagship event HKICC is set to focus on the development and application of technologies tipped to transform the cities of the world and enhance the quality of life of its denizens for decades to come.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

The two pillars of successful IT infrastructure: skills and simplicity

With a talent shortage looming large, Karl Horne, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Ciena discusses the critical success factors for enterprise cloud deployment in Asia Pacific.

IT GOVERNANCE

FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called on Apple and Google to abandon plans to set encryption as the default setting for mobile devices and operating systems, warning that such a move would prevent law enforcement officials from accessing electronic communications that are critical to investigations and prosecutions.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

The two pillars of successful IT infrastructure: skills and simplicity

With a talent shortage looming large, Karl Horne, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Ciena discusses the critical success factors for enterprise cloud deployment in Asia Pacific.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Office 16: Public beta could start soon, with Android and touch versions to follow

The next version of Microsoft Office is reportedly on track for a spring 2015 launch, but Microsoft may offer a public beta much sooner.

CLOUD COMPUTING

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course.

DATA CENTER

Eye on Malaysia's growing datacentre sector, Cisco appoints Avnet

Avnet Malaysia is the first entity in the Asia Pacific and Japan group to be appointed by Cisco, said the new partners.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

INDUSTRIES

Transitions Optical sharpens its business vision

Brand, technology, operational efficiency and distribution make up the company’s four strategic pillars, said Stuart Cannon, General Manager of Transitions Optical.

INTERNET

Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

US$649 for 32 GB Nexus 6, while subsidized carrier prices are expected to be much lower.

NETWORKING

HK's PCCW Global buys Crypteia Networks to help firms combat cyber threats

PCCW Global will offer Crypteia Networks' solutions as part of its managed network services portfolio.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

8 ways Google is tying Chrome OS and Android together

Here are eight notable ways the lines between the two OS are beginning to blur.

SECURITY

Troubling cyber threat growth in Malaysia: F-Secure study

F-Secure’s latest Threat Report reveals the latest threats and developments and points to Malaysia as a hotspot for cyber threats.

STORAGE

Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

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BLOGS

Fresh blood

CIOs should look to start-ups for new ideas

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

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