By Hien Nguyen - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Banks and financial institutions are now urged to apply the latest technology to manage security risks and modernize operations. The issue will be discussed at Banking Vietnam 2010, which takes place in Hanoi on May 26-28. Nguyen Van Giau, governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, said in a statement that technology and service were key factors for modernization. However, technology application has not been promoted at local banks as expected. According to Giau, the annual event will be a chance to introduce new technologies and trends of information communications development and application in the local banking industry. This serves not only as a technology forum but as a discussion for monetary, security and education issues. This year, Banking Vietnam focuses on banking technology with modern payment and auto banking services, security enhancement and service diversification. In addition, speakers from financial institutions and … [Read more...] about Banks urged to apply latest information technology
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Facebook on Thursday presented an Internet-obsessed world with a gift -- greener, cheaper data centers to more efficiently power online services. Schematics and designs for Facebook's revolutionary data center in the Oregon city of Prineville were made available to the world as part of an Open Compute Project announced by founder Mark Zuckerberg. "We found a lot of stuff mass manufacturers were putting out wasn't what we needed, so we customized it to better fit social applications," Zuckerberg said during a press conference at Facebook's campus in Palo Alto, California. "We are trying to foster this ecosystem where developers can easily build startups." A shift to hosting software applications as services in the Internet "cloud" is driving enormous growth of data centers globally, according to Graham Weston, chairman and founder of US computer network hosting giant Rackspace. Cheaper data centers should translate into lower costs for Internet startups that typically rent … [Read more...] about Facebook makes data centers greener and cheaper
VietNamNet Bridge – Culturist Tran Ngoc Them, said that the master of the sea must be the people. The army is just a part of them. If the army is capable to keep the sea but the people are incapable to explore the sea, Vietnam cannot master it. VN condemns Chinese intrusion The national seminar on the culture of sea and islands was held recently during the Nha Trang Sea and Islands Festival 2011 in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province. Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Them from the HCM City-based National University talked with VietNamNet on the sideline of seminar about the marine culture and a strategy to develop it.Vietnam used to have a marine culture Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Them said: A nation is considered to have marine culture when marine culture is an indispensable element of that nation’s traditional culture, with the four following conditions:1) the based-on-the-sea living area is large enough to be known and recognized by the community, 2) the number of inhabitants in the sea … [Read more...] about How to develop Vietnam’s marine culture?
Riding a polling surge, Republican Mitt Romney set course for Ohio Tuesday for an intensive campaign swing as the fabled state again loomed as possible kingmaker in a US election. Romney vows strong US leadership in Mideast Obama team steps up attacks on 'dishonest' Romney … [Read more...] about Rising Romney heads to election epicenter Ohio
Gun violence in major U.S. cities fell in 2017 as police used the latest crime-fighting software combined with a revival of old-fashioned community policing to build trust with a skeptical public. Law enforcement officials and criminologists credit that dual approach with helping extend the decades-long reduction in crime in New York City and reducing gun violence in Chicago by 20 percent in 2017. Crime has dropped precipitously across the United States since peaking in 1991, though some cities have lagged and others have experienced sudden spikes. Chicago became a symbol of U.S. gun violence after homicides soared nearly 60 percent in 2016, drawing frequent criticism from Donald Trump during his campaign for the presidency and after he was elected. Since then, the third-largest U.S. city has revamped policing policies and developed a sophisticated integration of crime-fighting software and hardware such as cameras. It has also built ties to the public through events such as a … [Read more...] about High tech, low tech: Big US cities embrace twin approach to crime