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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

Is SDX a fad? Indian CIOs send a signal

CIO research shows that IT leaders have no plans to bank on 'software-defined anything' for anytime soon.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

Analytics plays hero at the box office

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

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

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.

INTERNET

Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

New services try to make it easier for companies to manage employees' bookings

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Vendors mainly from China are offering low-cost, high-quality alternatives, IDC says.

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

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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