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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.

Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future?

Are we heading towards a world where humans will have to compete with machines? Futurist Ross Dawson addressed this concern at the Australian Computer Society's YITCon event in Melbourne this week, and spoke about how to stay ahead of the game when it comes to jobs in the future.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Building the next generation of female IT professionals

It's no secret that women are under-represented in technology jobs. To help turn that tide, while at the same time building a pipeline of talent, some companies are putting money where their good intentions are.

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

IBM earnings slump as company shifts to cloud, mobile and analytics

Areas such as cloud services and mobile aren't growing fast enough to make up for declines in other areas.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Asia Pacific firms do not understand customer analytics

Real value of customer analytics derives from the insights it yields, says Forrester.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft's big Azure announcement is a Cloud in a Box

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cloud and Enterprise EVP Scott Guthrie used an event in San Francisco today to give an update on its Azure cloud platform, launching its on premises Cloud Platform System and the Azure Marketplace, where ISVs and developers can sell services and applications to Azure users.

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

Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

INTERNET

Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple iOS 8.1 is here: Not your run of the mill Dot One release

Apple iOS 8.1 software release points to the future and harkens back to the past: NFC-powered Apple Pay comes to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the United States, while the unceremoniously dumped Camera Roll feature is resurrected.

NETWORKING

Power protection for Malaysian homes and businesses: APC by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Malaysia's John Atherton also introduced the company’s first series of mobile power banks.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

iFixit gives the 5K Retina iMac a DIY repair score of 5 out of 10.

SECURITY

Obama signs Executive Order to bolster federal credit card security

Banks and retailers in the public sector are urged to follow suit

STORAGE

Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox's file storage service was used for a tricky phishing attack, although the service was quick to shut down it down, according to Symantec.

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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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