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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

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

Amazon launches German cloud region in nod to privacy concerns

Germany has some of the strictest laws in the world related to data sovereignty and Amazon Senior Vice President Andy Jassy, who heads up the company's cloud computing division, acknowledged that as a driving factor for opening the company's newest region in Germany.

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

Nvidia brings one of the the GTX 980's best new features to older graphics cards

Nvidia is bringing "Dynamic Super Resolution" to older graphics cards, letting users enjoy 4K-like visual smoothness on 1080p displays.

INTERNET

Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft is withdrawing free streaming on Xbox Music from Dec. 1, citing the need to focus on its music purchase and subscription service.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Cashiers don't understand Apple Pay and it's totally adorable

"What just happened?!" is the typical reaction I've been getting when using Apple's game-changing new payments system.

NETWORKING

Travelex upgrades application delivery network to support growing online demand

Introduces A10 Thunder application delivery controllers for mission critical systems.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Why Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn's humble changes are the calm before the storm

Ubuntu 14.10--or "Utopic Unicorn"--is now out. It's a standard release of Ubuntu, not a long term support release like 14.04 "Trusty Tahir," and at first glance Utopic isn't the most exciting update. It doesn't even have new wallpaper! But peer a little closer and you'll see some huge changes being worked on for Ubuntu. In fact, the alterations are such a massive undertaking that they're not yet stable enough to be part of the main Ubuntu desktop image.

SECURITY

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.

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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