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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.

Why reduction of data centres makes sense for organizations

“From a TCO standpoint, consolidation of data centres can reduce operational costs significantly,” says Kapil Uniya, Global Head of Tech Mahindra Data Transformation in this interview with MIS Asia. “Hence, there is an urgency to consolidate the data centres to derive savings.”

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

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

More than half of data is unnecessary copies: Actifio

Data management vendor sees value in virtualising data.

CLOUD COMPUTING

10 major Office 365 migration gotchas to avoid

Migrating to Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular among businesses both large and small. The upside of moving from an on-premises environment to one hosted online by Microsoft offers compelling benefits. But switcher beware: Early Office 365 adopters have come back from their migration path battle-worn by a slew of unexpected perils they encountered along the way.

DATA CENTER

Why reduction of data centres makes sense for organizations

“From a TCO standpoint, consolidation of data centres can reduce operational costs significantly,” says Kapil Uniya, Global Head of Tech Mahindra Data Transformation in this interview with MIS Asia. “Hence, there is an urgency to consolidate the data centres to derive savings.”

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

AT&T shanghais cord-cutters with $40 deal that has plenty of strings attached

As more so-called cord-cutters turn their backs on TV services, providers like AT&T U-verse are doing everything in their power to lure them back, even bundling services like HBO Go and Amazon Prime.

INTERNET

Half the world will be online by 2017: UN Broadband Commission

Qatar, after Korea, has the highest level of household broadband penetration among developing nations

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Social media usage increased almost 200 percent at Singapore Grand Prix: BlisMedia

The study revealed a significant increase in media streaming and social media usage on platforms like YouTube and Facebook, but activities on dating apps see a decline.

NETWORKING

Reversible USB Type-C wonder cable will deliver DisplayPort audio and video, too

Is there anything Type-C USB cables WON'T be able to do?

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

Apple's new passcode-based encryption for the iPhone and iPad can be circumvented and provides only limited protection to data.

SECURITY

Restoring user freedom in the security-first enterprise

As organisations step up their game to address new threats, there is one key stakeholder who often goes unnoticed: the end user.

STORAGE

Cloud storage users share pros and cons of leading services

Today's cloud storage/file-sync space is constantly evolving.

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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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