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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.

Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future?

Are we heading towards a world where humans will have to compete with machines? Futurist Ross Dawson addressed this concern at the Australian Computer Society's YITCon event in Melbourne this week, and spoke about how to stay ahead of the game when it comes to jobs in the future.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Building the next generation of female IT professionals

It's no secret that women are under-represented in technology jobs. To help turn that tide, while at the same time building a pipeline of talent, some companies are putting money where their good intentions are.

IT GOVERNANCE

FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called on Apple and Google to abandon plans to set encryption as the default setting for mobile devices and operating systems, warning that such a move would prevent law enforcement officials from accessing electronic communications that are critical to investigations and prosecutions.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Is the darn thing on?

Sometimes, solving a problem is as simple as knowing what to look for.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

With chip fabs gone, IBM's hardware future will be in high-end design

After selling chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries, IBM will focus on designing faster chips and Watson-like computers.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Why your future is in the public cloud

Liftoff to an all-cloud future may come sooner than you think, with Salesforce Wave as the latest sign

DATA CENTER

Eye on Malaysia's growing datacentre sector, Cisco appoints Avnet

Avnet Malaysia is the first entity in the Asia Pacific and Japan group to be appointed by Cisco, said the new partners.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

INDUSTRIES

Telephony vendor Mitel goes public with US$540M bid for ShoreTel

Canadian business communications vendor Mitel is offering US$540 million for ShoreTel, a U.S.-based competitor, going public with the bid after saying it was snubbed earlier this month.

INTERNET

Booz Allen takes data science training online

Aiming to make data science training more accessible, Booz Allen Hamilton introduces a hands-on online training course complete with gamification elements.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

IPhones dial in larger Apple profit in fourth quarter

Apple's iPad shipments declined, but strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fourth quarter for fiscal 2014.

NETWORKING

Liquid Telecom expands in East, Central Africa

Pan-African wholesale carrier Liquid Telecom's expansion of its operations in Rwanda will allow more businesses and homes to access high-speed broadband services throughout East and Central Africa.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course.

SECURITY

Why you really shouldn't worry about in-store beacons

In-store beacons push advertisements and other content to your phone using Bluetooth — but only if you let them. Beacons don't automatically track your location or movement, but they do communicate with apps that could collect sensitive data.

STORAGE

Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

One of Samsung's most affordable consumer solid-state drives is experiencing read slowdowns with older data, a problem the company has now addressed with a firmware upgrade and installation guide.

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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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