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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

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy.

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

Apple's mobile enterprise strategy

Apple is looking for more growth in order to move its enormous top lines and bottomlines and revive its flagging stock price. This is not news, but a huge opportunity is to sell into the enterprise, where Apple is finally popular enough and big enough that its products are finally a live opportunity.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

Amazon Web Services wants to become a more central part of enterprise IT with the AWS Directory Service, which both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft outlines vision for Azure with new services

Microsoft puts the pressure on cloud competitors Amazon and Google with a slate of new Azure offerings, including a 'cloud-in-a-box' hardware appliance geared for on-premises hybrid deployments.

DATA CENTER

Sky News virtualises news operations to meet multichannel needs

Enables greater flexibility, increases scalability and resiliency.

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

New Raspberry Pi goodies inbound: Official display accessory, revamped A+ model

It's time to get excited, Raspberry Pi enthusiasts. Pretty soon, you'll be able to pick-up an official touch screen to connect to your Raspberry Pi. Plus, a beefier new Raspberry Pi Model A+ is incoming, according to Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd.

INTERNET

PayPal launches loan service for SMBs

Digital payments company, PayPal, has introduced Working Capital, a new loan product which promises eligible merchants a tailored grant loan within minutes of request.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

AmEx corporate card users: No Apple Pay for you

American Express supports Apple Pay for personal and small business customers. Unfortunately, AmEx Corporate Card holders are out of luck, for now.

NETWORKING

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.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

New Mac mini restricts RAM and storage upgrades, but hints at PCIe SSD possibilities

Forget about upgrading your RAM with the new Mac mini -- Apple soldered it to the logic board. But an SSD upgrade to the base model looks like a good bet.

SECURITY

This key drive actually unlocks something: Authentication via USB comes to Chrome

Passwords are out, but what's coming in? Google is the first major Internet company to support device-based authentication through the new FIDO Alliance's open standard.

STORAGE

Samsung now producing 32GB DRAM modules, 128GB to follow

The new module’s data transfer rate per pin reaches up to 2.4Gbps.

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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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