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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

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to US$27 million

Execs under CEO Tim Cook receive uniform stock grants, part of Apple's 'internal equity' compensation philosophy.

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

Shadow IT only a threat to an out-dated IT definition

Centrica CIO Rod Carr says shadow IT isn't a threat to organisations and has no problems with staff 'killing their own food and solving their own problems'.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud boosts ShoreTel first earnings growth

Posts revenue of US$90.4 million - up 7 per cent.

DATA CENTER

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

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

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Researcher works to make 3D-printed metals stronger, customizable

WPI engineer's work involves printing with semi-solid metals, instead of limited powders.

INDUSTRIES

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

INTERNET

Apple's slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future

The company doesn't break out music sales, but reports indicate downloads are falling fast.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

English family gets texts from beyond the grave

A family in South Shields, England, received texts from their deceased grandmother's phone number, but the incident proved to be a cruel joke and not some sort of supernatural phenomenon.

NETWORKING

Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

Users can now connect securely to one and automatically get on the other.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 tablet is selling at twice the rate of the Pro 2

Buyers are snapping up the well-regarded Surface Pro 3 tablet, which has replaced virtually all other versions on Microsoft's website. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also talked up the Xbox and Lumia businesses.

SECURITY

Shadow IT only a threat to an out-dated IT definition

Centrica CIO Rod Carr says shadow IT isn't a threat to organisations and has no problems with staff 'killing their own food and solving their own problems'.

STORAGE

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

All-you-can-store is gone for good as Bitcasa blames user abuse and low demand.

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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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