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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

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APPLICATIONS

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13: Better than ever at letting you speak freely

Now in its 17th year and its 13th release, Dragon NaturallySpeaking remains the benchmark for Windows-based speech-to-text technology. At this point in the game, anyone who wants to use speech recognition software is probably already using it. Nonetheless, Dragon is hoping to entice new users to the product by adding new features and cutting the price of last year's $200 release. But will a $100 price tag and an incremental improvement in quality finally make you talk the talk?

CLOUD COMPUTING

Managed cloud network helps law firm CIO boost video adoption

McKenna Long & Aldridge faced a multi-faceted communications challenge that threatened to impede the company's technology adoption and office expansion.

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

Amazon launches 3D printing store with customizable items

Amazon wants to bring 3D printing to everyone--even if you don't have the skills to create trinkets and doodads on a 3D printer at home. The online retail giant announced the Amazon 3D Printed Products Store on Monday, which offers more than 200 3D-printed products for purchase.

INDUSTRIES

NBN Co examines 'connected home' opportunities for RSPs

NBN Co, in conjunction with Ovum, has released a report highlighting opportunities for service providers to innovate and profit from the rise of the 'connected home'.

INTERNET

The Pirate Bay launches mobile site from dry dock

The team at The Pirate Bay is making it easier to view and browse torrents on your mobile device.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps

The best photos on Instagram weren't taken with a smartphone. Make your account stand out by learning how to get photos from your DSLR or point-and-shoot onto Instagram in no time.

NETWORKING

WhiteGold secures sole distribution rights for Barracuda Networks

Vendor cuts ties with Transition Systems and Eagle Technology in favour of single distributor model for Australia and New Zealand.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock

Need to know what time it is in Tokyo or New York? Forget Google, keep tabs on three time zones on your desktop.

SECURITY

More than 6000 Australians hit by Koler 'police' mobile ransomware

More than 6,000 Australians have been hit by new Koler 'police' ransomware which targets PCs as we as Android devices.

STORAGE

How to make intelligent flash storage investment decisions

Before deploying any flash storage system, you need a way to proactively identify when performance ceilings will be breached and how to evaluate the technology options for best meeting application workload requirements.

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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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