Cloud computing provides easy, scalable access to IT resources and services – it’s also much cheaper than building your own IT infrastructure – but before you sign up to ‘join the cloud’, Zoe Chan, Programme Director, HKU SPACE, suggests some of the issues you need to consider to avoid a…

There are many ways to reduce corporate expenditure without having to cut staff, argues Richard Wong, Principal, Ascent Partners As staff are generally a major corporate cost category, whenever there is a need to trim costs, the opportunity to find victims presents itself. However, it is not easy to determine…

Q: We are considering migrating from a paper board pack to an online board portal, what practical issues do we need to consider in selecting an online service?   A: There are many considerations in addition to the more obvious security and support issues that you are bound to have…

One of the central themes of this year’s Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update seminar was that compliance, particularly in a principles-based regulatory regime, cannot be a box ticking exercise – companies, and the company secretaries advising them, need to think independently about the corporate governance issues relevant to them I…

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