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16-04-2014
CIOs to become in-house brokers

The IT department is fast becoming a brokerage house, an intermediary between buyers (as in lines of business managers) and sellers (as in cloud service providers). Tom Kaneshige

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16-04-2014
Intel's profits fall despite higher tablet chip sales

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.Net income for the quarter ended March 29 was US$1.9 billion, down 5% from a year ago, Intel said on Tuesday. Revenue increased 1% to $12.8 billion.The slight revenue improvement came largely from its Data Center Group, which sells Intel's Xeon server products. Revenue from its Mobile and Communications Group, which sells chips for tablets and smartphones, tumbled 61%. Agam Shah

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16-04-2014
JP Morgan to spend US$250M in cyber security

US bank JP Morgan has increased its budget for cyber security in reaction to an "unprecedented" threat faced in the past two years.In a letter to shareholders last week, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said that the firm will spend close to $250 million (£149 million) on improving "cyber capabilities", up from $200 million the previous year. Matthew Finnegan

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16-04-2014
Hong Kong deploys more voice-navigated e-Channels

Hong Kong has deployed more e-Channels with the voice navigation function—with the new ones live on Wednesday at the Macau Ferry Terminal Control Point, said the Immigration Department.According to the department, voice navigation helps visually impaired individuals complete self-service immigration clearance. There is one voice-navigated e-Channel in the arrival hall and another in the departure hall, the department said. Computerworld Hong Kong staff

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16-04-2014
研究指三星GS5毛利率達六成 賺暴利

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16-04-2014
社交媒體廣告效益成疑問 企業慎選擇

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16-04-2014
雅虎撼YouTube 加強Vevo合作

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16-04-2014
SAS論壇開幕 專家指「得數據得天下」

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16-04-2014
'GenMobile' rises in the APAC workplace

There is a rising group of people in Asia Pacific, dubbed “#GenMobile,” majority (69%) of whom have a tendency of working non-traditional work hours and flexible workplace, own three or more connected devices, according to Aruba Networks.Based on a survey of at least 5,500 respondents, one-third (34%) of #GenMobile is always online. They are so attached to their mobile devices that 87% of them will directly check information from digital channels via their connected devices compared to obtaining information via traditional channels like on TV or newspaper. Enterprise Innovation Editors

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16-04-2014
Bloom & Grow goes back and forth in the cloud

Hong Kong based baby products distributor Bloom & Grow Asia was an early cloud ERP user. Sheila Lam

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16-04-2014
Pogo> named Hong Kong’s best mPOS solution in 2013

First Data Merchant Solutions' (FDMS)  Pogo> was named MasterCard's Best Mobile Point of Sales (mPOS) solution in Hong Kong in 2013. The award recognizes the solution as "the most compelling MPOS offering" that meets MasterCard’s best practices for mPOS acceptance."  CWHK Editors

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16-04-2014
Pogo> named Hong Kong’s best mPOS solution in 2013

First Data Merchant Solutions' (FDMS)  Pogo> was named MasterCard's Best Mobile Point of Sales (mPOS) solution in Hong Kong in 2013. The award recognizes the solution as "the most compelling MPOS offering" that meets MasterCard’s best practices for mPOS acceptance."  CWHK Editors

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16-04-2014
New ISO cloud standards to address governance, mgmt risks

Two cloud-related ISO standards are being developed t Carol Ko

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15-04-2014
Equinix completes US$30m expansion of SY3 data center

Data center vendor Equinix has completed a US$30 million expansion of its SY3 data center in Mascot, Sydney, allowing space for an additional 1,000 cabinets.According to the company, the facility has space for a total of 3,000 cabinets which will allow for more customers to use the cloud in a co-location environment. Hamish Barwick

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15-04-2014
Verizon launches private IP cloud interconnection service

Verizon yesterday launched cloud interconnection service to connect to multiple cloud services over Verizon's private IP.Called Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI), the service will enable connection initially to the Verizon cloud and Microsoft Azure.  The service will extend to about six other major cloud services later this year.   Asia Cloud Forum staff

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