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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

Microsoft's mobile enterprise strategy

Microsoft is a giant that is discovering that it has feet of clay. All of the major technology trends are working against it at the same time. The shift to a post-PC landscape and the cloud is threatening its operating system dominance. The shift to a decentralized, consumerized enterprise buying landscape is threatening its enterprise sales dominance.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

US company to purchase Singaporean IM software company for $700 million

Sale Price for HotApps International Pte. Ltd is US $ 700 million in shares and perpetual preferred shares.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Startup wants to make cloud attractive for security-sensitive businesses

An Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup named Bracket Computing launched a new computing system today that aims to make the public cloud more palatable for security-sensitive enterprises.

DATA CENTER

Megatrends demand new and better IT infrastructure: Emerson Network Power

With the availability of SmartCabinet in Southeast Asia, Emerson Network Power's Andy Liu said Malaysian IT leaders needed to continuously review their infrastructure investments.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

World's first 3D full-body scanning booth to create custom you figurines

The company also sells its scanning software for Xbox Kinect machines.

INDUSTRIES

PayPal launches loan service for SMBs

Digital payments company, PayPal, has introduced Working Capital, a new loan product which promises eligible merchants a tailored grant loan within minutes of request.

INTERNET

Twitter brings log-in via phone number to wider app landscape with 'Fabric' platform

Twitter is opening its nest to more mobile developers, with a new service for easier app sign-ins.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in Malaysia from 6 November

DiGi and Maxis said Malaysians can start to pre-purchase Apple's new smartphones from Friday, 31 October 2014.

NETWORKING

Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks

Symantec is warning of a 'dramatic rise' in attacks exploiting a critical Windows bug.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

What happens when a reviewer buys a new phone sight unseen? Mistakes were made.

SECURITY

Apple says Yosemite's Spotlight Suggestions don't violate your privacy

The company stands by its new feature, which doesn’t share your search results with third parties

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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