Computer Software

Clean software for all counties

Beijing has ordered thousands of county-level governments on the mainland to only use genuine and authorised computer software by the end of next year.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

liberal studies

Word Power

Match the following words with their meanings on the right.

1. inhumane

2. consequences

3. rumours

4. unsavoury

5. virtual

a. not caring about the suffering of others; very cruel

b. made to appear to exist by the use of computer software

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Supercomputer to give the edge on Games weather

The government has spent $1.5 million on a 'supercomputer' that will be used to help the mainland predict the weather during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Scientific officer Wong Wai-kin said the Observatory installed the Superblade HPC - which is not yet fully operational - a few weeks ago.

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Merit should be key factor in IT choices

There is little doubt that information technology managers have great influence in their companies. They must ensure the software solutions they choose entirely meet their company's needs, so it is important they be given the ability to independently evaluate the suitability of software and arrive at a decision.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fixes for things that go bump in the night

A while ago, Tech Talk discussed a question about utilities that fix various problems, particularly memory leaks, or difficulties that arise because of the mishandling of memory by the operating system or various applications.

3 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Research firm slumps

China Data Broadcasting Holdings has suffered a net loss of HK$1.2 million in the first quarter of this year after a net loss of HK$436,000 in the same period last year. Turnover of the company, which carries out research, development and sales of computer software in the mainland, fell 82 per cent to HK$461,000.

16 May 2002 - 12:00am

Nothing morally wrong with buying pirated goods

In Hong Kong, it is not unusual to find shops and street stalls with lots of pirated CDs and computer software on sale.

Of course, it is illegal to buy or sell such items, but I wonder if we should be thinking of piracy as a serious crime.

18 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Chinese-language tie-up for Legend

A subsidiary of listed computer distributor Legend Holdings and Canada-based Zi Corp have agreed that the Canadian company's Chinese-language processing software will be integrated into the distributor's set-top boxes and personal computers.

11 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Software a hard ACT! to follow unless you read the manual

It is said that most PC operators utilise only 80 per cent of features in a software application, a statistic that certainly could apply to ACT! version 4.0 from Symantec.

This database/contacts manager is a big package, so the 20 per cent of features that will not be used probably are more than come in many applications.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

An on-line guide to your body and health

Nothing gets the conversation rolling quite so well as disease. For many young people disease is something that happens to other people, usually really old people, over 30 at least.

However, for some, such as parents, a basic knowledge of diseases and what to look for could be worth having, provided extreme care is taken in how it is used.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Software - great potential in niche markets

While many people have pointed out that there is an urgent need to develop our own hi-tech industries, another important area has, so far, been neglected: software development.

7 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Hi-tech firm carves out niche in financial arena

ENTERPRISE TROPHY ABC Data and Telecom, the winner of the Enterprise Trophy, has come a long way since it was started as a hardware and software-maker by managing director Anthony Au almost 20 years ago.

Formed with $10,000 in assets in 1978, the group moved to producing only software in 1985, and eventually carved out a niche as a developer of financial software packages.

10 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Software firm taken over

London-based shipping software specialist Dataworks has taken over shipbroking software developer Charter Shipping Software.

Dataworks, which was set up in 1989 to develop PC-based Windows communications systems, recently won a contract with Charter to replace London shipbroker Galbraith's shipbroking computer system.

1 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Pact to produce electronic charts

Five international chart distributors and a marine computer-software company have formed an alliance to provide the international maritime community with electronic charts and related software.

United Software Distributors said it could provide state-of-the-art navigation systems.

23 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Sichuan software pirate gets 21/2 years in jail

A Sichuan man has been jailed for 21/2 years, which authorities say is the toughest criminal sentence yet for counterfeiting computer software.

A People's Court in Chengdu jailed the owner of a local computer firm for selling US$361,000 (HK$2.79 million) worth of pirated software, the first case of its kind in Sichuan.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am