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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

Malaysian developers challenged to produce 'Big Data’ apps

The Big App Challenge is the first of its kind in the country and a ground-breaking platform for software companies to use BDA, said MDeC and Tentspark.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Telstra extends its Cisco Intercloud platform to include HK and Singapore

Additionally, the Cisco Cloud Services platform is now live in trial mode for selected Telstra customers and partners in Australia.

DATA CENTER

Malaysia's AIMS Group renames HQ, announces 11% 2Q revenue growth

The carrier-neutral regional data centre services firm says it has cemented its presence in Kuala Lumpur by renaming its18-storey HQ to 'Menara AIMS.'

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

New Brunswick conquers identity management with virtual directory

The Province of New Brunswick has made federated identity services a key component of its interagency identity management service, which provides the gateway to dozens of applications.

INTERNET

Sorry, Netflix and Hulu: YouTube is the top spot to watch TV online

It's not just cat videos—YouTube is the most popular place to watch TV online.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Shanghai authorities ban government officials' use of iPhone

Mandate domestic smartphones for government, party managers.

NETWORKING

Huawei completes successful tests on China’s First 400G Optical Transport Network

Huawei worked with China Mobile on this initiave

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft mind games surround Windows Technical Preview

The power of Waggener-Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency, never ceases to amaze me. Now it seems the PR folks have the entire Windows 9 press pack chasing its collective tail in pursuit of the Windows Technical Preview.

SECURITY

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.

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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