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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

Asia’s Top Companies celebrated for industry excellence

Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards presented

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Office 16: Public beta could start soon, with Android and touch versions to follow

The next version of Microsoft Office is reportedly on track for a spring 2015 launch, but Microsoft may offer a public beta much sooner.

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

IBM's Rometty defends bumpy financial ride as company shifts strategy

In a call with investors, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty vigorously defended IBM's pursuit of emerging high-growth markets.

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

Fitbit Surge leak reveals a fitness-focused 'superwatch'

Report claims US$250 Fitbit Surge will have a bigger screen and GPS.

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

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.

SECURITY

Predictive Analytics: Using the Past to Create a More Secure Future

Security professionals should begin to prepare for the emerging area of predictive analytics by understanding the underpinnings of predictive technologies.

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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