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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.

How to protect personal, corporate information when you travel

Today's hotels are unfortunately vulnerable to keylogging, ransomware, malware and other types of attempted fraud. What's more, hackers' interest is shifting from credit card information to corporate espionage. Here's how to keep data safe when you travel – and how hotels can step up their security game.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

When Cathy Lee started working at New York startup Faith Street last year, she quickly learned a lesson that could benefit other recent college graduates who want to advance their IT careers -- soft skills like being flexible, taking on new tasks and asking questions matter a lot.

IT GOVERNANCE

Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a new version of a bill to rein in the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. phone records in an effort to strengthen legislation that passed the House of Representatives this year.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

7 indispensable project management tips

Good project managers are worth their weight in gold -- and earn their keep by following these best practices.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Sitecore tackles Western Australia with Velrada partnership

Software firm, Sitecore, has partnered Perth-based IT consultant Velrada to deliver digital transformation to Western Australian organisations.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Amazon warming up to hybrid clouds

It would have been sac-religious at AWS just last year, but the tide is turning.

DATA CENTER

Emerson Network Power launches two new rack PDU products

New offerings integrate rack level power and environmental monitoring information data for data centre management.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

NASA breakthrough improves 3D printing in space

NASA's new technique allows 3D printers to create one object composed of multiple types of materials.

INDUSTRIES

Analytics plays hero at the box office

IBM's advanced analytics helps Bollywood film makers predict beforehand the outcome of their upcoming movies.

INTERNET

Understanding WebRTC

Nick Hawkins of Polycom explains the benefits of WebRTC and the factors hindering its adoption.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Why sapphire iPhone screens could be Apple's next big thing

Because of its higher strength, less sapphire is needed to make future mobile devices, thus making them lighter and thinner.

NETWORKING

Guns, vandals and thieves: Data shows US networks under attack

Early one morning in April last year, someone accessed an underground vault just south of San Jose, California, and cut through fiber-optic cables there. The incident blacked out phone, Internet and 911 service for thousands of people in Silicon Valley.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

Almost-too-small-to-see refresh features more RAM in lowest-priced Retina models, US$100 price cut to sole non-Retina configuration.

SECURITY

How to protect personal, corporate information when you travel

Today's hotels are unfortunately vulnerable to keylogging, ransomware, malware and other types of attempted fraud. What's more, hackers' interest is shifting from credit card information to corporate espionage. Here's how to keep data safe when you travel – and how hotels can step up their security game.

STORAGE

Moving to the third platform of IT

According to Tom Zack of EMC, enterprises that do not embrace third platform technologies to meet new business needs will become irrelevant in future.

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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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