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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

Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low.

IT GOVERNANCE

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should reclassify broadband as a regulated public utility in order to achieve net neutrality, but take a "light touch" while doing it, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

VSBs eager for mobile technology but lack resources to ensure security

Most VSBs lack the security awareness, technical expertise, and budget needed to properly protect company-issued or employee-owned mobile devices.

LEGAL

Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

The producer of Oscar-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" has taken its hunt for pirates of the film to Australia, after filing a barrage of antipiracy lawsuits in the U.S. But at least one Australian Internet service provider is pushing back out of concern that the movie producer aims to intimidate its customers into paying excessive damages.

OUTSOURCING

TCS records steady growth in Q2

Announces amalgamation with CMC.

PROJECT MGMT

Career advice: Young and willing to move for a good job

Premier 100 IT Leader Fernando Gonzalez also answers questions on updating the job hunt and moving into project management.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Video collaboration for today’s mobile workforce

Not only does video help boost productivity and lower operational costs (including significant reductions in travel time and cost), on demand video collaboration creates higher levels of engagement, allowing for effective information exchange and smarter decision making processes.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Germany has some of the strictest laws in the world related to data sovereignty and Amazon Senior Vice President Andy Jassy, who heads up the company's cloud computing division, acknowledged that as a driving factor for opening the company's newest region in Germany.

DATA CENTER

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The ProLiant m710 is designed for app delivery and video transcoding.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Much worth the paper it’s written on

There is an urgent need for organizations to unlock the power of paper-based information to improve operations and ultimately generate more business, while keeping an eye on compliance and governance.

INDUSTRIES

Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of powerful quantum computers.

INTERNET

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

Amazon.com continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple, Amazon, and the growing importance of tightly integrated experiences

Apple may have released lesser products but it keeps Apple more focused and the fact that Apple produces for just two OSs is one of the things that allows Apple to build such a tightly integrated ecosystem that spans from one device or platform to another.

NETWORKING

Wearables will put internet under strain warns Akamai

Cloud services and content delivery firm is looking at new protocols and mesh networking.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Why Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn's humble changes are the calm before the storm

Ubuntu 14.10--or "Utopic Unicorn"--is now out. It's a standard release of Ubuntu, not a long term support release like 14.04 "Trusty Tahir," and at first glance Utopic isn't the most exciting update. It doesn't even have new wallpaper! But peer a little closer and you'll see some huge changes being worked on for Ubuntu. In fact, the alterations are such a massive undertaking that they're not yet stable enough to be part of the main Ubuntu desktop image.

SECURITY

You are responsible for your own internet privacy

Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to control the damage, Clinton admitted that he indeed experimented with the illegal drug but "didn't inhale." Imagine how history might have changed if a video of a glassy-eyed Clinton with a joint between his lips had shown up on Youtube (which, of course, didn't exist at the time).

STORAGE

Harnessing your data with a virtual infrastructure

Organizations are looking to virtualization and towards leveraging cloud services for both compute and storage, as a way to mitigate costs while maintaining availability and data integrity. Although virtualization can eliminate the complexity and cost of physical infrastructure deployment, storing data in virtual machines and within the cloud could jeopardize data security.

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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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