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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

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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

Telco 3 Hong Kong partners Bitcasa to launch cloud storage for its customers

Called 3 Super Cloud, this service offers 3 Hong Kong customers secure cloud storage so they can store, share, and stream their data from any device.

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

Ethernet is coming to cars

Ethernet will internally connect electronics in the vehicle and externally, the car to the Internet of Things.

INTERNET

Google extends two-factor authentication with physical USB keys

Google Chrome gets support for new authentication protocol called Universal 2nd Factor.

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

AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, the result of deals with Audi and General Motors to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots for riders.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Low end theory: Apple could do better to price its products more evenly

Apple's lineups are plagued with low-end models that just aren't worth the money.

SECURITY

Snapchat, Whisper promise privacy but fail (miserably) to deliver

Social media apps that promise ephemeral communications or true anonymity frequently fail to live up to all meaningful expectations.

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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