Hong Kong enterprises have been heading north for decades. But only in recent years, as more companies from the service industry cross the border, has managing IT in China become a burning issue for local chief information officers (CIOs).
Although the upcoming e-government services will be delivered via a government-branded One-Stop Portal (OSP), the private sector will continue to play a key role in Hong Kong's e-government strategy, said Howard Dickson, Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO).
Hong Kong's e-government service delivery is about to undergo a transformation. As the contract with ESDlife will expire in January 2008, the OGCIO is introducing a One-Stop Portal (OSP) strategy, with the first stage slated for debut in mid-2006.
Hong Kong residents as well as mainland Chinese tourists anticipate the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland three months hence. As Disney's "cast members" work to create the Disney brand's classic "magical experience," Noble Coker-Hong Kong Disneyland's director of IT-shares with CWHK's Sheila Lam the challenges of building an IT operation from scratch.
With over 600 participants attending last month's RFID conference, organized by GS1 Hong Kong (formerly known as the HKANA) and EPCglobal Hong Kong, these tiny ID chips seem to have hit the radar of many local IT managers. While enterprises are studying the technical viability and ROI potential of RFID, experts at the conference noted the IT environment needs to prepare and evaluate proactively to ensure successful implementations.