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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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APPLICATIONS

Twitter tears into mobile developer services with Fabric

But will devs hear Twitter's little bird?

CLOUD COMPUTING

Availability Suite v8 has the channel in mind: Veeam

Virtualisation vendor expects Cloud backup product to create opportunities for local partners and resellers.

DATA CENTER

Cisco said to be selling most of VCE stake to EMC

VCE to become an EMC Business, with Cisco stake cut to 10%.

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

Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

Homeboy remedies almost every drawback seen in security cameras and it doesn't cost a fortune.

INTERNET

BitTorrent Sync file transfer speeds blow away Dropbox, Google, and OneDrive, BT says

When you need to share everyday files between devices, cloud storage services work wonders. But when you need to quickly transfer big files between PCs, tablets, and smartphones, it's hard to beat the speed of BitTorrent Sync's cloudless file sharing. And now BitTorrent Inc. says it has hard numbers to show just how fast its peer-to-peer sync app really is.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Good to add granular billing controls with Macheen acquisition

Good Technology announced it acquired Macheen, a company with technology that can let businesses pay only for mobile expenses related to specified work applications.

NETWORKING

Avnet to distribute Lenovo's enterprise products globally

Avnet will offer Lenovo's x86 servers as well as related solutions in more than 40 markets.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Bottom line: Should you upgrade to OS X Yosemite?

Chris Breen considers the advances Yosemite brings to the Mac and what it means in Apple's vision of our computing future.

SECURITY

Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says

Connected devices raise new concerns about personal data.

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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