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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

The two pillars of successful IT infrastructure: skills and simplicity

With a talent shortage looming large, Karl Horne, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Ciena discusses the critical success factors for enterprise cloud deployment in Asia Pacific.

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

Transitions Optical sharpens its business vision

Brand, technology, operational efficiency and distribution make up the company’s four strategic pillars, said Stuart Cannon, General Manager of Transitions Optical.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Customer centric banking – Navigating the future in Asia

Banks that invest time and resource into good customer communications management will get to know their customers well, which is key to gaining the customer loyalty.

CLOUD COMPUTING

The realities of Malaysian cloud adoption: EMC interview

EMC Malaysia MD Cheam Tat Inn talks about the cross-industry cloud challenges, which include security and privacy, facing Malaysian organisations today.

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

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

Some mobile researchers think future networks will reach into higher frequencies to keep up with traffic, and the FCC now wants to know how it might help to make that possible.

INTERNET

Pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy

E-commerce business owners and digital marketing experts discuss the pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy vs. selling on a standalone site -- and why it can pay to do both.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple iOS 8.1 is here: Not your run of the mill Dot One release

Apple iOS 8.1 software release points to the future and harkens back to the past: NFC-powered Apple Pay comes to iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the United States, while the unceremoniously dumped Camera Roll feature is resurrected.

NETWORKING

HK's PCCW Global buys Crypteia Networks to help firms combat cyber threats

PCCW Global will offer Crypteia Networks' solutions as part of its managed network services portfolio.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

8 ways Google is tying Chrome OS and Android together

Here are eight notable ways the lines between the two OS are beginning to blur.

SECURITY

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.

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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