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09-11-2014
The quest for business-centric IT

For the many industry veterans that have experienced the numerous shifts and changes in IT over the years, there is agreement among them that the fundamental demands on corporate IT are still the same as ever. Respond to business demands, ensure reliability, security, efficiency and be cost effective.While that may hold true to an extent, there is no escaping that things feel different. The demands are more intense and there is an unmistakable shift of power and control away from IT today and over to the user. Chee-Sing Chan

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09-11-2014
Microsoft plans monster security update for next week

Microsoft today said it will issue 16 security updates on Tuesday, the most in more than three years, to patch Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, Office, Exchange Server and SharePoint Server. Gregg Keizer

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09-11-2014
Apple's iWorm fix still leaves major hole

Apple released detection signatures for the iWorm backdoor malware in early October, but researchers now say that the fix doesn't address existing infections, and also leaves open a door to potential new infections, as well. XProtect might not protect XProtect is Apple's antivirus system for the OSX operating system. But it only works on new infections, not existing ones, said security researcher Patrick Wardle at Synack. Maria Korolov

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09-11-2014
With China saturated, Lenovo turns overseas for smartphone growth

China may be the biggest smartphone market in the world, but according to Lenovo, the boom days are over. "But now the China market is not hyper-growing any longer," said Lenovo's CEO Yang Yuanqing on Thursday. "It has been saturated. If you want to win you have to find new growth areas." Michael Kan

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09-11-2014
Mobile breaches hit 80% of HK orgs in past year

Mobile security breaches have affected 80% of Hong Kong organizations in the last twelve months, according to a new study from BT.Despite this, Hong Kong organizations are still not taking sufficient security measures to protect themselves against mobile threats, such as lost or stolen devices and malware infections. In fact, the report reveals that around four in ten or more of respondents’ organizations that suffered a mobile security breach, experienced more than four incidents in the last year. Networks Asia staff

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07-11-2014
聯想業績欠驚喜 冀成內地手機龍頭

聯想至今年9月底止的中期業績,受惠於平板電腦銷售強勁,純利同比增長19%至2.62億元(美元,下同),好於市場預期,收入則增加7.17%至105億元。 閱讀全文

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07-11-2014
直接連結Google Cloud Platform 加速全球混合雲策略

Dimensional Research進行了一次調查,訪問全球650位企業IT領袖,發現其中91%全球企業有計劃在未來12個月內部署公共雲服務。 閱讀全文

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07-11-2014
數據可視化 助企業加強管理

香港一直是跟中國、亞太地區以至世界各地接軌的重要數據樞紐,使用商業智能(BI)的公司可以擁有更大的市場優勢。 閱讀全文

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07-11-2014
Whatsapp 更新後藍剔 惹爭議

港人最常用即時通訊軟件Whatsapp推出重大更新,用家發出訊息後,訊息旁會出現兩個藍色剔號,代表接收者已讀取訊息,新功能下更可知道接收者的讀取 閱讀全文

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07-11-2014
Learning from this year's security breaches

According to the Open Security Foundation, three out of 10 of the all-time worst security breaches hap Maria Korolov

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07-11-2014
Big brother goes to school

Parents expect schools to keep track of their kids. But in the digital era, keeping track is vastly different than it was a generation ago, thanks to big data analytics. Taylor Armerding

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07-11-2014
Google releases tool to test for SSL/TLS weaknesses

Google released a tool that can be used to test whether the SSL/TLS encrypted connections opened by applications or devices are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.A man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack refers to a situation where an attacker is in a position to intercept and manipulate traffic between a client and a server. It is the kind of threat that the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocols are meant to protect against. Lucian Constantin

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07-11-2014
Home office is still a data security disaster

After a decade trying, many organizations seem no nearer solving the problem of allowing staff to work at home without breaking basic data security, a survey by Imation has found. Many workers are still using their own PCs for home work and move files between the two environments in an insecure state.The firm asked 1,000 workers (500 each from the UK and Germany), finding that laptops are the most commonly used remote-working device, with nearly half specifying their own rather than the organization’s machine. John E Dunn

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06-11-2014
How to develop applications for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is exploding, and it's not hard to explain why it's happening now. The sensors, networking chips and other technology required to connect to the Internet devices ranging from light bulbs to smartwatches to industrial equipment have all become inexpensive. Paul Rubens

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06-11-2014
Windows 10 excitement growing among Dell customers

Windows 10 is set to replace the oft-criticized Windows 8 next year and some forward-thinking Dell customers are already excited about the possibilities of the new OS. Dell customers who are exploring Windows 10 believe that the new OS takes care of some issues that Windows 8 failed to address, said Neil Hand, vice president of tablets at Dell. The biggest advantage of Windows 10 is the ability to run programs across devices, be they mobile or desktop, Hand said. Agam Shah

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