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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

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

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

PayPal's mobile SDK to enable seamless, secure transactions

The SDK will allow merchants and developers to innovate without worrying about the complexities of payment processes.

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

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

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course.

SECURITY

PayPal's mobile SDK to enable seamless, secure transactions

The SDK will allow merchants and developers to innovate without worrying about the complexities of payment processes.

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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