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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

Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

Tech industry job gains lag overall national increase.

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

How wearables and wellness programs are transforming the workplace

Fitness trackers, other wearable devices, and employee wellness programs are becoming popular among many employers. While these trends are in their infancy, they may very well transform the landscape of the workplace and office design.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Will Photoshop work with Yosemite?

If you work with Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, should you download the free Mac OS X Yosemite?

CLOUD COMPUTING

HP unveils cloud config manager

Called Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN), HP says the product allows service providers and large organizations to deploy secure cloud networks across a distributed infrastructure in minutes instead of months.

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

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Isolating computers from the Internet, called "air gapping," is considered one of the best ways to defend critical systems and their sensitive data from cyberattacks, but researchers have found that can be undermined using an all-in-one printer.

INDUSTRIES

MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

MasterCard is testing a contactless payment card with a built-in fingerprint reader that can authorize high-value payments without requiring the user to enter a PIN.

INTERNET

Three services that take the headache out of creating a website

Even in this time of Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook many people argue you need your own online presence with a personal or professional website. Having your own website gives you a place to represent you that is under your complete control.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments possible with NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones by simply using Touch ID.

NETWORKING

Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology, filing shows

Documents filed by Google to the Federal Communications Commission show that the Internet giant hopes to test wireless broadband technology. Reportedly the company has been interested in this for two years or more.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Will Photoshop work with Yosemite?

If you work with Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, should you download the free Mac OS X Yosemite?

SECURITY

Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

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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