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    Stop feeding a white elephant way past its sell-by date

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Stop feeding a white elephant way past its sell-by date The mission of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is to promote productivity ... no company in Hong Kong any longer has any such thing and just what is this Productivity Council? Good questions indeed. The Productivity Council is a government white elephant that employs 600 ...

  2. Ministry made Green Dam a white elephant, critics say

    Posted Jul 16th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has come under renewed criticism over its handling of Green Dam Youth Escort, the controversial content-control software, as one of the software's co-developers said it had committed to t ...

  3. Mainland MSN proving a white elephant for Shanghai Alliance

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So The mainland partner of MSN, the Microsoft unit that runs instant messaging and other online services, wants to sell its interest in its joint venture little more than two years after it was launched, said a venture capital source. Shanghai All ...

  4. Police go virtual to plug file leaks

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become a white elephant. It said officers do not have enough laptop computers and encrypted USB storage devices to work with. A police spokeswoman said the force was buying more. ... security, but expressed concerns about hacking. 'The force should be aware of the cost-effectiveness of this system so as to avoid it becoming a big white elephant, as technology changes so ...

  5. Spreading digital word

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be trend spotters, to go cool-hunting, and help the brand avoid white elephants,' says Wells. Noting a similar development, Napoleon Biggs, senior vice-president and head of digital ...

  6. Beijing to encourage usage of solar power via subsidies

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... help the companies clear inventory,' he said. 'This policy could result in white elephants.' The ministry's statement provided a boost to listed Chinese companies dealing ...

  7. Strategy on a grand scale

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... are incredible. The high level of detail brings locations to life, including war elephants used to charge into enemy soldiers. Players can zoom in on the action to see all the battle forces on land ...

  8. How to save our city, according to hi-tech Regina

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of Hong Kong, you have nothing to lose- just more tax dollars to highly technological white elephants if Mrs Ip has her way. ...

  9. 12 cities to lead tie-up of TV, phone and computer networks

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... fully-developed one. Is that practical? It will become a big white elephant.' Xiang said a converged platform would make the broadcasters gargantuan profits: 'Even if they charge just one yuan ...

  10. Jury is still out on Zhaoqing's 'wireless city'

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... it boost e-commerce as hoped? Or will it just become another white elephant? The mainland media and the public have their doubts- with just a small proportion of the public owning laptops ...




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