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29-08-2014
流動工作需求日增 Surface Pro 3應運而生

Microsoft委託進行的查發現,50%的香港本地職場人士需要流動工作,68%的本地職場人士擁有三部或以上的裝置,包括智能手機、手提電腦、平板電腦或桌上 閱讀全文

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29-08-2014
三星首間體驗中心 目標企業顧客

三星電子開設香港首間企業客戶體驗中心 (Executive Briefing Center簡稱EBC),企業客戶體驗中心位於中環德輔道中33號1樓,佔地約3,000平方呎,提供一站式 閱讀全文

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28-08-2014
APAC employees hungry for more training in cloud, big data

Decision makers and learners in Asia Pacific are demanding more training in the areas of cloud solutions and big data, according to a study released by Skillsoft.The study revealed that while organizations in the region recognize the value that cloud solutions and big data have in driving significant business impact, they lack clear directives in maximizing the use of these assets.Reduced costs were cited as the top benefit of cloud solutions among decision makers, with 68% keen to have more training for cloud solutions. Networks Asia staff

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28-08-2014
PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

The PC market is still a bleak place to be, but not as bleak as expected, according to new figures released Wednesday.Worldwide PC shipments will decline at a slower pace in 2014 than previously thought, as Chromebooks and Windows XP upgrades help drive new purchases, IDC said.Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7% this year, IDC said, revising its previous forecast of a 6% decline. The new prediction came with a caveat, though: IDC says the future of the PC market is still "tenuous." Agam Shah

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28-08-2014
IBM Watson now answers your questions before you ask

IBM has upgraded its Watson Discovery Advisor data analysis service so it can answer your questions before you even ask.The updated Watson Discovery Advisor can examine a body of data and identify trends, correlations and other points of interest for researchers, IBM said.The service will provide you leads "when you don't know the question to ask, and for when you want to uncover and discover in the data new insights and patterns," said Steve Gold, IBM vice president for the Watson platform. Joab Jackson

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28-08-2014
CX booking system loophole could have been prevented

The loophole at Cathay Pacific’s online ticket system that allows a buyer to successfully jump a cyber-queue to purchase a promotional ticket is security vulnerability that “could have been prevented,” according to security expert. Sheila Lam and Stefan Hammond

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28-08-2014
Top CIOs get deeply involved in merger deals

Todd Stabenow was on a secret mission. Kim S. Nash

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28-08-2014
Passwords suck, QR codes offer better option

Are you sick of usernames and passwords as a method of user authentication? Verizon says it has a better way. It's beefing up its Universal Identity Services portfolio with a QR code login that enterprises can deploy to streamline logins for both internal and external users. Thor Olavsrud

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28-08-2014
Vulnerabilities on the decline

Based on data gathered over the first six months of 2014, security researchers from IBM X-Force predict that the number of publicly reported vulnerabilities will drop to under 8,000 this year, a first since 2011.While the majority of flaws disclosed so far fall into the medium-risk category, the IBM researchers said that the widely used system to rate their severity often fails to reflect the real risk they pose to users. Lucian Constantin

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28-08-2014
Malvertising campaign hit visitors of high-profile sites

Some visitors to several high-profile websites last week were redirected to browser exploits that installed malware on their computers because of malicious advertisements on those sites.The attack affected visitors to Java.com, Deviantart.com, TMZ.com, Photobucket.com, IBTimes.com, eBay.ie, Kapaza.be and TVgids.nl between Aug. 19 and Aug. 22, according to researchers from Dutch security firm Fox-IT. Lucian Constantin

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28-08-2014
Why physical security still matter

In the current era of mega-(should I say giga-?) breaches with tens to hundreds of millions of lost customer records and the

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28-08-2014
WiFi network names pose danger to corporate data

WiFi networks names has a potential to put corporate data into danger, this is one of the many findings at Sophos’ latest Warbiking initiative. Leading this project is James Lyne, global head of security research at Sophos. At his recent visit to Hong Kong, Lyne shared his latest findings in Asia and comparison to the world. Sheila Lam

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28-08-2014
Hospital Authority to introduce bar coding for drugs

The Hong Kong Hospital Authority said Thursday it will introduce bar coding for drugs as it tries to ease public concerns after three recent drug safety incidents over just a month.One of the incidents saw the death of several cancer patients by Rhizopus microsporus tainted Allopurinol -- a gout drug -- produced by Europharm. Teresa Leung

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27-08-2014
8 tips to be a better career negotiator

During a job search and negotiating for salary are often the most critical times where you have to speak up for yourself - because no one else will. Rich Hein

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27-08-2014
Most websites are "one day wonders" - and that's worrisome

The internet's seething web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous. Ellen Messmer

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