Information Technology

NSA's information behemoth to swallow a library a minute

The US$1.7 billion facility that is being built by the NSA in Utah is based on four big halls filled with servers and cables plus a vast space for technical support and administration. Photo: AP

Deep in Mormon country, thousands of labourers have worked for two years to build a US$1.7 billion facility that will provide a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information store. Sited on an unused swath of a National Guard base, by September it will employ about 200 technicians, span 93,000 square metres and use 65 megawatts of power.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:51am

How to delete your digital footprint

How to delete your digital footprint

Wiping away your digital life means erasing traces you have left - the mistakes, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments and the flawed social media profiles where you have left too much visible.

7 Apr 2013 - 1:43am

It would be even more surprising if the PLA did not resort to cyberspying

The building housing Unit 61398 of the PLA in Shanghai. Photo: AP

An investigative report released recently by Mandiant, a US IT security firm, predictably sparked controversy by pinning the blame for a series of cyberattacks on US companies on Shanghai-based Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army.

3 Mar 2013 - 2:13am

Letters to the Editor, February 27, 2013

Francois Hollande is hurting France's economy. Photo: AFP

I refer to the report concerning the groundbreaking research into "brittle tail syndrome" in racehorses. The article, while correctly hailing the efforts of Professor Yuen Kwong-yung and his team at the University of Hong Kong, unfortunately overlooked the true extent of the collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club and HKU.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am 6 comments

ZTE aims to sharpen focus on US enterprise market

Xu Ming. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Shenzhen-based ZTE, the world's fifth-largest supplier of telecommunications equipment, expects to accomplish that expansion over the next few years after initially growing its new business segment across the Asia-Pacific region, South America and Africa.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:30am

Non-manufacturing sector rises at fastest pace in four months in China

Non-manufacturing sector rises at fastest pace in four months in China

The mainland's non-manufacturing industries expanded last month at the fastest pace in four months, adding to the signs of economic recovery.

4 Jan 2013 - 2:48am

Dell expansion on mainland spells greater investments

Dell is looking for a bigger share of the mainland market, which is expected to see spending increase 11 per cent this year. Photo: Bloomberg

Dell will steadily increase its investments on the mainland, as the computer maker this year expands into the information-technology services and software business in its second-largest market after the United States.

3 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

The future is here now - and it looks pretty good

It has been 40 years since the last astronauts left the moon. That anniversary, which passed last week, has put some prominent technologists in a funk.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:33am

Briefs, December 11, 2012

China car sales near two-year high

11 Dec 2012 - 2:55am

IT compliance best way to gain an edge over rivals

US movement to prevent unfair competition from IT theft

5 Dec 2012 - 3:12am

Savvis to boost online presence of global brands on mainland

Speed is the essence of a modern data centre.

International data centre operator Savvis aims to support the online marketing activities of global brands on the mainland through its new "virtual hosting" service in Hong Kong.

1 Dec 2012 - 3:07am

Develop Hong Kong's internet economy to build 'Silicon Harbour'

Hong Kong must seize its opportunity to develop 'Silicon Harbour'. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong is a world leader in online connectivity. We have almost double the number of mobile phone subscriptions as people. We enjoy internet speeds and tariffs that consistently rank us at the top of the world.

13 Nov 2012 - 2:15am 9 comments

Apple’s tablet sales fall to 50pc of market share

A happy customer shows off his newly purchased iPad mini, Apple’s first foray into the smaller-tablet segment, in front of the Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo. Photo: Reuters

Apple’s share of the market for tablet computers fell to 50 per cent in the third quarter as the iPad faced more competition from Android devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy tablets and Google’s Nexus 7.

6 Nov 2012 - 5:54pm

State giants take sides in telecoms duopoly war

A newspaper under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the supervisor of the two state-owned telecoms giants at the centre of a duopoly scandal, has fired back at accusations aired by China Central Television this week.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

In the three weeks since Steve Jobs' passing, the memorialisation of the technology pioneer has been conducted at hyperspeed.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am