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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

Booz Allen takes data science training online

Aiming to make data science training more accessible, Booz Allen Hamilton introduces a hands-on online training course complete with gamification elements.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Thai Red Cross Society adopts Office 365

The adoption enables staff and volunteers to be more agile in response to social missions

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

Obama signs Executive Order to bolster federal credit card security

Banks and retailers in the public sector are urged to follow suit

INTERNET

Snapchat begins serving up in-app ads

Hey—a company's gotta make money somehow.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Known NFC spoofing techniques probably wouldn't work with Apple Pay

Security experts admitted that Apple's use of one-time-use tokens instead of your actual credit card information would render hacks due to NFC vulnerabilities pretty toothless.

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

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

Troubling cyber threat growth in Malaysia: F-Secure study

F-Secure’s latest Threat Report reveals the latest threats and developments and points to Malaysia as a hotspot for cyber threats.

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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