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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

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

CLOUD COMPUTING

You can rise with public clouds or sink with private

How's the private cloud working for your enterprise? Maybe it's time to take another look at public clouds

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

Innovation and connected living major themes of our times: Frost & Sullivan

Converging industries and smart cities to present market opportunities worth $1.5 trillion by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

INTERNET

Spotify's Family plan offers separate accounts for everyone in your house

Tired of sharing your Spotify account with everyone at home, but don't want to bother creating a second account? Pretty soon you won't have to thanks to Spotify Family.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

US$649 for 32 GB Nexus 6, while subsidized carrier prices are expected to be much lower.

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

5K display aside, Apple's new iMac is barely changed from 2013's desktop

iFixit gives the 5K Retina iMac a DIY repair score of 5 out of 10.

SECURITY

Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

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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