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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.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

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APPLICATIONS

Qlik launches data visualisation app for beginners

Business intelligence firm Qlik has launched a new data visualisation app which delivers a drag-and-drop interface for business users to rapidly create interactive visualisations, reports, and dashboards.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Mercedes Benz manufacturer Daimler begins IT transformation

Daimler, the German automobile company that manufactures Mercendes Benz, is making moves towards the cloud after handing over management of its European data centres to Infosys.

DATA CENTER

Virtual servers still face real security threats

A new survey from Kaspersky finds that many IT professionals don't understand the security threats against virtual servers.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone--even if you don't have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

INDUSTRIES

Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

An iPhone user has filed a lawsuit for invasion of privacy against Apple, about a week after a Chinese state broadcaster raised security concerns about the device's location-tracking functions.

INTERNET

The Pirate Bay launches mobile site from dry dock

The team at The Pirate Bay is making it easier to view and browse torrents on your mobile device.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

BMW's connected car services go offline across UK

Data migration following an upgrade puts European network out of joint say executives.

NETWORKING

Invasion of the connected cars: Buick leads 30-plus GM cars into the 4G LTE future

They're coming: 30-plus GM cars with 4G LTE connectivity, debuting with the 2015 model year. They will join the 2015 Audi A3 in the pioneer generation of truly connected cars.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

How Microsoft's CEO sees growth for Windows Phone and Lumia

Nadella signals dual-use function coming to phones, confirms single Windows OS for all platforms.

SECURITY

Nigerian 419 scammers diversifying into Trojan malware, finds Palo Alto

Little attempt to hide origins.

STORAGE

How to make intelligent flash storage investment decisions

Before deploying any flash storage system, you need a way to proactively identify when performance ceilings will be breached and how to evaluate the technology options for best meeting application workload requirements.

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BLOGS

Financial consequences for obese employees in Singapore: Another new business model enabled by mobile

Julie Ask, Forrester's Vice President, Principal Analyst and co-author of the "Mobile Mind Shift" book, blogs about a new business model enabled by mobile she observed at a meeting with a Singapore company this week, which relates financial consequences for its obese employees who are tracked by company-sponsored Jawbone wearable device.

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.

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