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Flipkart's CTO explains the Xiaomi launch outage

Amod Malviya, CTO, Flipkart, says the outage was not due to an infrastructure failure. He says changes in the nature of traffic affect Flipkart's complex algorithms, and throw up hidden choke points that don't show up in routine stress tests.

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APPLICATIONS

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting US$50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Doing an Office 365 migration the right way

Avoiding problems commonly seen in the past

DATA CENTER

Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

Servers, chips and components are under development as part of third-party licensing deals.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

An industrious design graduate from the University of Edinburgh has posted a 3D printing CAD file for a wrist ban that allows users to insert an iPod Nano, which can act as a watch, music player and more.

INDUSTRIES

Qualcomm: Interoperability, community keys to wearable technology success

Current simplified gadget-to-cloud model that, while impressive, creates headaches for users, Qualcomm exec says.

INTERNET

Facebook eases digital marketing woes with its PMD programme

Kiran Raghavan of Facebook talks about the benefits of the Preferred Marketing Developer programme and the company's plan to expand it.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

LinkedIn survey finds enterprise mobility still in infancy.

NETWORKING

Fortinet delivers world's fastest firewall

Fortinet are the first network security vendor to deliver a firewall that exceeds 1 terabit per second (Tbps) throughput performance.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple losing its grip as top tablet company

Apple's grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets.

SECURITY

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Civil rights campaigners say uniform guidelines are necessary to prevent information that should be publicly available being suppressed.

STORAGE

Solid State Doctor 3.1: SSD TRIM for the masses

For anyone not running Windows 8.1 with its "optimize drive" command, there haven't been a lot of options for forcing your SSD to clean house--i.e. erasing cells, consolidating data, or whatever other techniques SSD vendors use to make sure that the drive continues to perform at its peak and doesn't suffer debilitating conditions such as erase-before-write contention. Solid State Doctor, a toolbox utility from the LC Technology data recovery house, will spur nearly any SSD into tidying up the place via TRIM commands.

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BLOGS

Apple shores up its enterprise position in Asia with IBM partnership

The reality is that there are a lot of iPads in businesses across Asia Pacific, and companies are looking to formally support them — but Microsoft has been the standout provider here, stealing business away from Apple.

IBM’s cloud platform strategy is getting legitimate

After a slow and somewhat disjointed start, it looks like IBM is starting to build some serious momentum in the Public Cloud Platform game.

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