System Administration

More women needed on board

Fewer than 10 per cent of directors of Hang Seng Index companies are women. That hardly reflects women's education, ability or potential in 21st century Hong Kong. This waste is not unique to us.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

Women split over quotas on listed company boards

Female high-fliers were divided over whether a mandatory quota of women on the boards of listed companies would be a step towards improving gender equality in city workplaces.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Machine orders rise as quota fears abate

Mainland garment makers are back in the market for textile machinery after scaling back investment in new capacity on fears of damaging quota restrictions, according to Jingwei Textile Machinery.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

US textile quotas filled in a month

Barely a month after the United States imposed caps on seven categories of Chinese textile imports, exporters say the quotas are filling up fast, with some items already exceeding their full-year limits.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Software widens its reach

Symantec, known mainly for its anti-virus software, is looking to widen the audience for its other market-leading software, pcAnywhere, which is now in version 11.5.

Developed about 20 years ago, pcAnywhere has become a popular remote access software used by mobile professionals, small businesses and the information technology departments of enterprises.

30 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Wireless association's overly open website a tad overwhelming

Government-backed Wi-Fi group, the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), seems to have taken Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's spirit of open government to heart - their website is wide open.

25 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Quota speculation in China hurting private-sector firms

Companies fear they will be forced out of business if the issue is not addressed

Soaring speculation over textile quotas in the mainland has prompted an outcry from privately run exporters who fear they may be forced out of business.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Quota increase for rental flats

The Housing Authority will increase the quota of rental flats for applicants on the waiting list this year and adopt other measures to reduce the average waiting time to three years by 2005. Some 21,200 flats will be set aside, 2,200 more than last year.

19 May 2000 - 12:00am

OpenView still a force

Even though Hewlett-Packard's OpenView lags in the market behind Computer Associates' Unicenter and IBM Tivoli's TME-10, the software always has had a presence.

It has 120,000 users around the world, says HP, and last year earned US$1 billion in revenue, a growth of 60 per cent from the previous year.

27 Apr 1999 - 12:00am


ManageWise 2.6, the comprehensive network management solution, has been enhanced by a new class of network management - SNMP monitoring of Novell's directory services technology, NDS.

ManageWise 2.6 monitors 130 different events in NDS and can report these as alarms to the console.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Clothing export quotas 'unfair'

A factory owner told legislators yesterday the quota system for clothing exports was unfair.

The owner, who would only identify himself as Mr Wong, said the system encouraged businesses to sell their quotas to manufacturers.

5 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Department did not practise double standards

I refer to J. Fleming's letter headlined, 'Contradictory' (South China Morning Post, August 23).

12 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Mainland experts rejected

COMPANIES have applied to hire only one-fifth of a quota of 1,000 mainland professionals since a pilot scheme began in March last year.

Under the scheme, 203 professionals were given visas to work in the territory, according to a submission to the Legislative Council.

18 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Accident watch with quotas for deaths

DEATH quotas are not just restricted to the coal mining industry but are widely used throughout China, government officials have confirmed, writes Geoffrey Crothall.

Just about every industry in China where fatal accidents are common uses quotas to determine an ''acceptable'' level of fatalities for a particular job.

28 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Quota system

WE wish to thank Raymond Kite for his letter about the quota system at the Registration of Persons Office (South China Morning Post, July 18). Mr Kite made a valid point, one that we are aware of and have been striving to improve in the face of resource constraints and increasing demand on services.

5 Aug 1994 - 12:00am