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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.

Humans versus machines: Who will be employed in future?

Are we heading towards a world where humans will have to compete with machines? Futurist Ross Dawson addressed this concern at the Australian Computer Society's YITCon event in Melbourne this week, and spoke about how to stay ahead of the game when it comes to jobs in the future.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

Tech industry job gains lag overall national increase.

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

McDonald's CIO on why it's supporting Apple Pay on Launch Day

Deborah Hall-Lefevre is making the biggest bet of her 23-year IT career.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Universal apps is the future of Windows development

We've called them Metro apps, then when a lawsuit meant that Microsoft couldn't use the name, we called them Modern or Windows Store apps. But now they've finally got a new official name, and it looks like it's one that's going to stick. Let's give a big welcome, then, to the Universal app. They're going to be big. That's because, as Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore made very clear at the Windows 190 unveiling, with the expansion of WinRT APIs and support for windowed WinRT apps on the desktop, Universal apps are the future of Windows development.

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

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Isolating computers from the Internet, called "air gapping," is considered one of the best ways to defend critical systems and their sensitive data from cyberattacks, but researchers have found that can be undermined using an all-in-one printer.

INDUSTRIES

MasterCard demos a prototype contactless card with a fingerprint sensor

MasterCard is testing a contactless payment card with a built-in fingerprint reader that can authorize high-value payments without requiring the user to enter a PIN.

INTERNET

Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested,' downloads are another matter

Neil Young says he is making progress toward filling his online Pono store with millions of high-fidelity music files. He's mum, though, on exactly when people can actually start downloading and listening.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

What Malaysia's mobile service providers need to do: TNS study

The new study 'Çracking the Customer Code' points to stronger customer service as the key differentiator, said TNS APAC MD Graham Tocher.

NETWORKING

Power protection for Malaysian homes and businesses: APC by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric Malaysia's John Atherton also introduced the company’s first series of mobile power banks.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Will Photoshop work with Yosemite?

If you work with Adobe's Creative Cloud apps, should you download the free Mac OS X Yosemite?

SECURITY

MasterCard teams up with startup to launch first payment card with fingerprint sensor

Mastercard today said it is teaming up with a startup called Zwipe to launch a new contactless payment card with an integrated fingerprint sensor.

STORAGE

Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox's file storage service was used for a tricky phishing attack, although the service was quick to shut down it down, according to Symantec.

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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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