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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

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to US$27 million

Execs under CEO Tim Cook receive uniform stock grants, part of Apple's 'internal equity' compensation philosophy.

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

5 tips for transforming enterprise IT towers Into cloud services

With more cloud IT services in play, traditional IT has lost relevancy. Here are five tips for successfully transforming IT into a process-driven organization.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP

If storage quotas or privacy concerns are issues for you, then POP3 is probably a better choice than IMAP.

CLOUD COMPUTING

5 tips for transforming enterprise IT towers Into cloud services

With more cloud IT services in play, traditional IT has lost relevancy. Here are five tips for successfully transforming IT into a process-driven organization.

DATA CENTER

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

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

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

WPI engineer's work involves printing with semi-solid metals, instead of limited powders.

INDUSTRIES

Apple admins convene in The Mini Apple

JAMF Software hosts its annual user conference at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

INTERNET

Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

NETWORKING

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

SECURITY

U.S. Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

STORAGE

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand.

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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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