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Alibaba shares open at a high US$92.70

In their first day of trading, shares of Alibaba stock opened at US$92.70 on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, an increase of more than 35 percent over the $68 initial public offering price.

India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Singapore is the best place for female bankers: eFinancialCareers

However, the republic could do more in terms of equal compensation and representation at senior levels.

IT GOVERNANCE

Internet Slowdown Day by the numbers: The people spoke about Net Neutrality

Wednesday was another big day for Internet action as hundreds of thousands of Americans made their voices heard over the Federal Communication Commission's proposed "Open Internet" guidelines for Internet Service Providers.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth US$8.3 billion

SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

LEGAL

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

OUTSOURCING

IT outsourcing market far from stable

IT services deal activity was steady in the second quarter, but the IT and business process outsourcing industry is undergoing significant shifts as customers fire existing providers, ink shorter deals and embrace emerging technologies.

PROJECT MGMT

Is process hampering your project success?

Applying more process 'rigour' to technology projects with issues is not the answer, argues Colin Ellis.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Prudential Malaysia continues mobile strategy with new hospital smartphone app

The launch of PRUaccess follows another mobile app, also designed to drive customer engagement, released less than a month ago.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Apple releases iCloud Drive for Windows PCs

Mac users have to wait for the release of OS X Yosemite to snag iCloud Drive support.

DATA CENTER

IO and StarHub form technology partnership in Singapore

Partnership increases IO market penetration in Singapore and allows StarHub to bolster next-generation network solution portfolio

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Bugs & Fixes: Dymo LabelWriter's living death

The surprising source of the failure is that the Dymo Label software is incompatible with the latest version of OS X.

INDUSTRIES

Wasteland 2: The post-apocalyptic role-playing game you've been waiting for

I'm listening to a woman die, and it's my fault.

INTERNET

How eHarmony uses data science for matchmaking

eHarmony's senior research/development in the US, analyst Jonathan Beber, talks about the company’s matchmaking process

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Sony releases SmartEyeglass developer kit

Sales to developers are planned before April.

NETWORKING

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

Apple's iOS 8 addresses a serious weakness that could allow attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication of Apple devices and gain access to enterprise networks.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus: Which is the perfect screen size for you?

It's completely fine to sit out Friday's on-sale date until you get a chance to hold both phones for yourself--the decision is highly subjective, after all.

SECURITY

83% of Malaysian school children vulnerable to online risks: DiGi report

DiGi releases Malaysian National Survey 2014: CyberSAFE in Schools report, which reveals the current online behavourial patterns and risks of the country's school children.

STORAGE

Ballance chooses Commvault to ensure data access

NZ-based fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, has deployed CommVault's Simpana 10 software to enhance data scalability and end-user efficiencies to support its increasing mobile workforce.

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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