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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

CIOs tasked with federal IT overhaul battle culture and bureaucracy

Government officials urge CIOs to work with senior management to break down cultural and operating siloes. To be successful, IT and the business units must work together in common cause on shared services, data centers and cybersecurity.

LEGAL

Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

The producer of Oscar-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" has taken its hunt for pirates of the film to Australia, after filing a barrage of antipiracy lawsuits in the U.S. But at least one Australian Internet service provider is pushing back out of concern that the movie producer aims to intimidate its customers into paying excessive damages.

OUTSOURCING

TCS records steady growth in Q2

Announces amalgamation with CMC.

PROJECT MGMT

Career advice: Young and willing to move for a good job

Premier 100 IT Leader Fernando Gonzalez also answers questions on updating the job hunt and moving into project management.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

MSIG Asia leverages SAP’s solution to boost efficiency and growth

Its companies in Singapore and Indonesia are set to benefit from the SAP Core Insurance Platform.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

Canonical continues to aggressively equip its flagship Ubuntu Linux server software with more tools to help users build and run clouds.

DATA CENTER

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

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

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Much worth the paper it’s written on

There is an urgent need for organizations to unlock the power of paper-based information to improve operations and ultimately generate more business, while keeping an eye on compliance and governance.

INDUSTRIES

Stealthy startup Soft Machines launches virtual CPU cores that trounce traditional processors

A well-funded chip startup, Soft Machines, is taking the popular but abstract concept of virtual machines and applying it to the chip level.

INTERNET

You are responsible for your own internet privacy

Bill Clinton's run for presidency nearly derailed when rumors surfaced that he had smoked marijuana during his time in England. In an effort to control the damage, Clinton admitted that he indeed experimented with the illegal drug but "didn't inhale." Imagine how history might have changed if a video of a glassy-eyed Clinton with a joint between his lips had shown up on Youtube (which, of course, didn't exist at the time).

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

VSBs eager for mobile technology but lack resources to ensure security

Most VSBs lack the security awareness, technical expertise, and budget needed to properly protect company-issued or employee-owned mobile devices.

NETWORKING

Review: Belkin WeMo LED Lighting plays nice with the WeMo system

These bulbs perform solidly and integrate seamlessly into the rest of the WeMo ecosystem.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record US$905K

The Ford Foundation buys the computer Woz made, plans to display it in a Michigan museum.

SECURITY

Ello makes its ad-free promise a legal one, too

It's one thing to say your social network will never be like Facebook, it's another to enshrine that promise in legal documents. Ello, a social site whose claim to fame is an anti-ad manifesto, is doing just that by filing to become a public benefit corporation.

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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