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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.”

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

EU tells Google to make more concessions or face charges in antitrust dispute

Google has to improve its settlement terms in an antitrust investigation over its search practices or face charges, following opposition from some quarters to the deal, the European Commission's competition chief Joaquin Almunia said Tuesday.

OUTSOURCING

IT outsourcing market far from stable

IT services deal activity was steady in the second quarter, but the IT and business process outsourcing industry is undergoing significant shifts as customers fire existing providers, ink shorter deals and embrace emerging technologies.

PROJECT MGMT

Is process hampering your project success?

Applying more process 'rigour' to technology projects with issues is not the answer, argues Colin Ellis.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

9 tips to protect your CRM data from malicious hackers

CRM data offers all sorts of goodies for hackers. Now's the time to step up your protections.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud failures will happen. Are you ready?

Even if you use the most reputable cloud services and products, things are bound to go awry from time to time, so it's crucial to be prepared for failures. Mitigating the risk is as simple as being adequately prepared.

DATA CENTER

HP unveils new ProLiant Gen9 servers

New portfolio increases compute capacity and efficiency, speed of IT service delivery, and application performance.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D printing expands to nearly 100 UPS Stores across the U.S.

UPS is just the latest company to go big on 3D printing by providing the technology to nearly 100 retail locations nationwide.

INDUSTRIES

Crowdsource mapping aids Ebola fight in West Africa

Online volunteers from more than 80 countries around the world are participating in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which has killed over 2,400 people in West Africa.

INTERNET

Without mandatory signups, is Google+ adrift?

Analysts debate whether Google is abandoning its social network or simply changing course.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Why I'm returning my iPhone 6 (well, maybe)

Mo' screen size, mo' problems? Kirk McElhearn might return to his year-old iPhone 5s rather than suffer thumb-strain from using the iPhone 6 one-handed.

NETWORKING

VDSL2 standards for NBN to clean up interference

With vectored VDSL2 broadband expected to play a key role in the Coalition's multi-technology National Broadband Plan, the Communications Alliance has updated two related industry standards.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Keyboard Maestro: 8 unexpected uses for the old-school Mac-hacking tool

OS X includes all kinds of tools to help speed up your Mac's workflow--scripting, keyboard shortcuts, and Automator among them. But the venerable utility Keyboard Maestro can be more useful, in more different ways, than any of those built-in tools.

SECURITY

We just might put a dent in data breaches

Is the dawn of the age of ubiquitous e-payments finally here? Can we throw away our credit cards yet?

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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