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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

Microsoft Office for students just got easier with self-serve licenses

Microsoft, eager to head off Google Docs before it indoctrinates impressionable young minds, is implementing easy-peasy registration for students at schools with Office 365 licenses

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

Microsoft pushes back Xbox One release date in China

Microsoft has pushed back the launch date of the Xbox One in mainland China, saying it needs more time to polish the system before it goes for sale.

INTERNET

Half the world will be online by 2017: UN Broadband Commission

Qatar, after Korea, has the highest level of household broadband penetration among developing nations

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

iPhone 6: The little things make it a real star

The iPhone 6 is the first major redesign of the Apple iPhone since 2010's iPhone 4. The design is new, with the aluminum side band gone and the glass and aluminum halves directly welded for a sleeker, less-industrial look. The iPhone 6 is also bigger, a long-desired improvement in screen real estate. That's normal change in the smartphone world.

NETWORKING

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

Huawei worked with China Mobile on this initiave

OPERATING SYSTEMS

How the new iPhones could help scientists predict the weather

The new iPhones have an added capability that's of particular interest to scientists: A barometer.

SECURITY

83% of Malaysian school children vulnerable to online risks: DiGi report

DiGi releases Malaysian National Survey 2014: CyberSAFE in Schools report, which reveals the current online behavourial patterns and risks of the country's school children.

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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