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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

Secrets to CIO longevity

Most CIOs stay in their positions only about five years, but others manage to stick around longer. Here's a look at what it takes to remain effective when you hunker down in one place.

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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

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

Rivals also outpace Google though analysts expect it to gain momentum.

DATA CENTER

Videocon revamps network with Brocade ethernet fabric solution

Networking company Brocade has won a contract to supply VDX switches to direct-to-home satellite broadcaster Videocon d2h in the company's latest datacentre expansion.

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

The 15 weirdest computer mice in the world

You can't get much more mundane that a computer mouse, right? Wrong - as these 15 weird and wonderful input devices prove.

INTERNET

Understanding WebRTC

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

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Acer Switch 10 review: Right idea, wrong execution

Acer tries to do Lenovo's Yoga-series laptops one better with its Switch 10: This 2-in-1 can fold into tent, presentation and tablet modes just like those famous convertibles. But Acer's 10-inch display can be completely detached from its keyboard dock to transform it into a true tablet.

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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