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24-04-2014
7 ways to advance your project management career

Everyone wants to get ahead. (Well, almost everyone.) Project managers are no different. Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

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24-04-2014
Report: Attackers have their sights set on the cloud

If you want to catch trout, you have to fish where the trout swim. That same logic applies for cyber criminals--they will focus their efforts wherever there is a fair chance of finding targets to prey on.This is underscored by a new report from Alert Logic that reveals a dramatic rise in cloud-based attacks as more businesses and individuals migrate applications and data to the cloud. Tony Bradley

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24-04-2014
Xiaomi eyes ten overseas markets

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to enter ten foreign markets later this year, including Brazil, Mexico and Russia, in a bid to expand globally with its low-cost but cutting-edge phones.Having risen to become a top smartphone maker in its home market, Xiaomi has already begun selling phones in Singapore, and plans to also enter five other Southeast Asian markets including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand later this year, it said Wednesday.In addition, Xiaomi is targeting the Indian and Turkish markets. Michael Kan

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24-04-2014
Mobile ads bring 72% sales growth to Facebook

Facebook reported a nice 72 percent boost in sales for the first quarter, as the company continues to make strides expanding its advertising business on mobile devices.Total revenue for the period ended March 31 was US$2.5 billion, Facebook reported Wednesday, beating analysts' estimates of $2.36 billion, as polled by Thomson Reuters. Zach Miners

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24-04-2014
HK Jockey Club and Centaline tap new release of SQL Server 2014

Microsoft’s recently-launched database platform SQL Server 2014 is already proving a hit with customers in Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Centaline Group already leveraging the in-memory and improved BI and analytics capabilities to derive new insight on their business operations. Chee-Sing Chan

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24-04-2014
3 privacy threats that are more myth than truth

In the past few years, the public has been confronted with hitherto unimaginable levels of personal privacy invasions. Mike Elgan

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24-04-2014
Web apps are the security punching bags of the Internet

Verizon earlier this week issued its annual data-breach Ellen Messmer

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24-04-2014
90% employees don't use password on mobile devices

A new survey has sounded alarm bells for employers after it revealed only one in ten employees use a pin or password on their mobile devices.The survey, conducted by Osterman Research in US and sponsored by Centrify Corporation, reveals that 15 per cent of enterprise employees believe they have "none to minimal" responsibility to protect corporate data stored on their personal devices. Brian Karlovsky

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24-04-2014
HK cybercrimes climbed 70% in 2013

The number of cybercrime reported cases in Hong Kong spurred 70% in 2013 to reach a total of 5,133, as compared to only 3,015 in 2012, according to the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF).The amount involved in these cases have also skyrocketed by 170% to reach HK$916.9 million, said Louis Lau, detective senior inspector, commercial crime bureau, technology crime division, HKPF. Computerworld Hong Kong staff

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23-04-2014
10 ways for IT pros to become business consultants

Do your internal customers view you as a long-term partner? Lou Markstrom

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23-04-2014
WhatsApp is well on its way to 1 billion users

Facebook bought WhatsApp because Mark Zuckerberg dreams of the day when his messaging app has a billion users. WhatsApp is well on its way with 500 million active users, 50 million more than when Zuck acquired the startup two months ago. Not too shabby. Caitlin McGarry

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23-04-2014
Apple launches Beta Seed for OS X program for end users

Ever dreamed of an opportunity to try out new versions of OS X before they're released, but without having to pony up the $99 to become a registered developer? Well, that opportunity's here: On Tuesday, Apple announced a new initiative, the OS X Beta Seed Program. Dan Moren

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23-04-2014
SolarWinds: Avoiding the public cloud is not detrimental

Businesses will not be at a significant competitive disadvantage if they do not deploy a public cloud solution, according to SolarWinds.The software vendor's head geek, Lawrence Garvin, said some organizations do not require the services of a public cloud at all to function.Garvin said this does not mean cloud does not have a place in business, as more often than not organizations can gain benefits from a Cloud service."They need to assess the business case and ROI of the different forms the Cloud can take: public, private, or hybrid," he said. Patrick Budmar

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23-04-2014
WhatsApp月活躍用戶突破5億 

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23-04-2014
Nokia粉碎改名搖傳 或下月再推新產品

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