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  1. Asian financial firms far behind west in adopting Linux

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that other markets had shown the financial services industry as a 'test bed' for Linux. He cited the example of E*Trade Japan, a unit of Softbank Investment Corp, which set up a Linux-based ... Bien Perez There is a perception in the region that the platform is less reliable for mission-critical tasks Asian financial institutions lag those in the United States and Europe ...

  2. Asian financial firms far behind west in adopting Linux

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to industry experts. This conservative approach to Linux from many of the region's banks and other financial services providers continues even as the global economic recovery gathers momentum. ... forward. 'There is a tremendous bubble of activity with Linux in China and India,' said Mr Bradway, adding that other markets had shown the financial services industry as a 'test ...

  3. Young industry beckons investors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau IN THE WORLD of biotechnology, investment horizons stretch further out than traditional industries. That is why Shenzhen is seeking wider financial support and exchanges from Hong Kong from 2008 to 2020, when its emergent industry is expected to take off. Marked out to be one of the city's new growth drivers, the biotechnology industry is constrained by its ...

  4. Shanghai Industrial plugs profit hole

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng With $9 billion earmarked for its water supply business, the group hopes to make up for the disposal of key assets Shanghai Industrial Holdings will pour 10 billion yuan (HK$9.29 ... talks will precede contract signing of the Xiamen and Zhenjiang ventures, which will require a combined one billion yuan. Shanghai Industrial chairman Cai Laixing said the projects were expected ...

  5. IT industry back at work after a year's sick leave

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firms have started a major push of new products and services in Hong Kong this summer, more than a year since the Sars outbreak virtually stopped the industry in its tracks across Asia. ... hardware products were designed to meet the fast-developing computing requirements in government, financial services and telecommunications- the sectors with IT investments that were least affected ...

  6. Dah Sing Financial boosts CRM with Metro Ethernet

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dah Sing Financial Holdings has built a high-bandwidth network for managing customer relations across all its branches. The move comes amid growing competition in the banking sector. The Hong Kong-listed financial services group recently deployed a Metro Ethernet infrastructure, based on Cisco Systems equipment, to link all 43 branches of its Dah Sing Bank and Mevas Bank ...

  7. Movie industry to go to court over file downloads

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... This summer, people who illegally share movie files on the internet could find themselves in court, the film industry has warned. The industry is concerned about the continued illegal ... Kowloon and New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association, said they had yet to finalise all the details but it was the right time to take legal action. 'We won't wait any longer ...

  8. Industry officials come to an understanding

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... Danyll Wills Hong Kong and Finnish officials from the mobile-phone industry have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting co-operation in the sector. A government delegation, led by the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, John Tsang Chun-wah, spent two days in the Finnish capital last week. With him were government chief information officer Howard ...

  9. VoIP threatens industry shake-up

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... challenge to their business in light of the top industry regulator's laissez faire stance on internet telephony, which should allow for its rapid deployment. Operator executives said they were ... Ofta is planning a soon-to-be-launched industry consultation on the impact of VoIP on local call services. Sources close to Ofta suggest the VoIP issue could trigger a change in PCCW's ...

  10. The stuff of movie industry nightmares

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Desperate to preserve the livelihood of megabuck morons more concerned about the shape of their six packs than their singing ability, the Recording Industry Association ... everywhere- for evidence, have a trawl through Kazaa, BearShare or Limewire. The original version first became 'usable' in 1999, according to the MPEG-4 Industry Forum. The successor ...




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