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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

CAREERS

More Malaysian companies using tech as business enabler, SAP Malaysia says

SAP Malaysia MD Bernard Chiang reveals that Q2 financials include triple-digit increase in software revenue.

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

Top leadership quality isn't what you'd expect

A group of management experts argues that the most important quality for leadership is empathy, or emotional IQ . So why aren't companies trying harder to foster these skills?

LEGAL

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.

OUTSOURCING

Social, mobile, analytics and cloud outsourcing creates new legal risks

In today's complex outsourcing world, IT leaders need to learn how to manage the evolving legal, privacy and compliance issues of SMAC contracts.

PROJECT MGMT

How complexity is clogging your project environments

Projects often suffer from bloated, convoluted solutions that impede delivery, says Corinne Forrest

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

Oracle has responded to a former employee's claim that a new in-memory processing option is turned on by default with the latest release of Database 12c, insisting that the process of enabling it requires a series of deliberate steps.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Microsoft, IBM make cloud gains against Amazon

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

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

As IoT changes how carriers make money, Ericsson is buying new smarts

Ericsson plans to acquire MetraTech, a vendor of billing systems based on metadata, as service providers eye new services using the Internet of Things.

INTERNET

Privacy groups call for action to stop Facebook's off site user tracking plans

Authorities should act immediately to stop this new vast expansion of Facebook's data collection and user profiling, privacy groups said.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Apple bumps MacBook Pro processors across the line

The update to the company's professional laptop line brings faster chips to the whole category, and a few more modest changes.

NETWORKING

Cisco ready to ship ACI controller

Cisco this week announced it will soon ship its Application Centric Infrastructure controller and rolled out other extensions across its data center portfolio.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Chinese officials seize Microsoft PCs, emails, financial info in antitrust probe

State-run media ratchets up the rhetoric after sudden swoops into Microsoft offices Monday.

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

Is the WEDG the answer to post-Snowden data paranoia? Its inventor remains hopeful

The do-everything device that also encrypts and stores files.

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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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