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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

Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low.

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

Ron Goh appointed as ASEAN lead at VMware

He succeeds Jon Robertson in leading ASEAN, as Robertson takes on the role of Vice President and General Manager in Japan.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Guest View: Cost-effective business intelligence for business users

It is important to note that smarter use of information resources does not necessarily mean high-investment and complex business intelligence software.

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

Megatrends demand new and better IT infrastructure: Emerson Network Power

With the availability of SmartCabinet in Southeast Asia, Emerson Network Power's Andy Liu said Malaysian IT leaders needed to continuously review their infrastructure investments.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

World's first 3D full-body scanning booth to create custom you figurines

The company also sells its scanning software for Xbox Kinect machines.

INDUSTRIES

Acronis launches Snap Deploy 5 for faster deployment

IT can refresh workstations and devices twice as fast, returning them to their standard configuration or deploy updates to thousands of machines as fast as they could provision one system.

INTERNET

Google extends two-factor authentication with physical USB keys

Google Chrome gets support for new authentication protocol called Universal 2nd Factor.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus available in Malaysia from 6 November

DiGi and Maxis said Malaysians can start to pre-purchase Apple's new smartphones from Friday, 31 October 2014.

NETWORKING

Cities hope to boost broadband with new coalition

32 inaugural cities in Next Century Cities group.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files

Similar to a vulnerability Microsoft patched just last week.

SECURITY

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

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

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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