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Email is still the initial entry point into an organization for targeted attacks, the email-attack vector delivered malicious payloads to organizations in 2015, with a focus on Office documents and...
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Six months back, CIO&Leader compiled the India’s first ever list of most active CIOs on Twitter. The story is still the most popular story of all time on our website. Along with the ranking, we...
Apr 27, 2016
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Business Intelligence (BI) tools are on top of the martech shopping list of C level executives in marketing this year. According to C-Level 216 Marketing Study published by customer analytics...
Apr 26, 2016
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Like physical security threats, Internet security threats are getting more serious, even as the mechanisms to fight them are getting better. But as older types of threats are beginning to be tackled...
Apr 25, 2016
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If the selection of winners in of ICICI Appathon, India’s first ever open mobile app development challenge initiated by a bank, is any indication of where exactly is value creation in banking is...
Apr 20, 2016
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Microsoft grew its SaaS revenue by 70% in 2015 to challenge the leadership of Salesforce—the Saas pioneer. Microsoft is now marginally behind Salesforce in SaaS revenue, according to new data from...
Apr 19, 2016
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  The corporate world turned to the use of contractors in order to bridge the skill gap when it came to needing personnel for ‘non-core’ ‘short duration’ activities which did not merit investment in...
Apr 18, 2016
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A couple of days back, we all got an email from our CFO, urging us to hire app-based cabs for local travel in all locations and use admin-booked agency cabs only when it is absolutely required. What...
Apr 14, 2016
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Internet of Things (IoT) is more prevalent than we think. In the last few months, I have come across several projects which use of what are using IoT technologies though neither the users nor the...
Apr 08, 2016
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As much as 90% of the respondents have a high or medium degree of vulnerability to cyber attacks, finds a new study released by Tanium and NASDAQ. The study, called The Accountability Gap:...
Apr 05, 2016
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As cloud maturity increases, the role of specialist cloud architects has emerged. In the RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud Survey, as many as 40% of the respondents described themselves as ‘Cloud...
Apr 01, 2016
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New York, London, Washington, Tokyo and Silicon Valley account for 27% of the global retail and wholesale colocation revenue while the next ten account for another 25%, according to Q4 2015 data,...
Mar 31, 2016
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Cyber attacks are a way of life now. Three out of four security professionals in a recent global ISACA-RSA Conference research said that they think possibility of a cyber attack is likely or very...
Mar 30, 2016
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Quite unexpectedly, just a day before a US court was to hear the case regarding the unlocking of the iPhone of the deceased shooter in the San Bernadino murder  incident last year, the American law...
Mar 29, 2016
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CarDekho, India’s leading online automobile marketplace, has appointed Pawan Chawla as its head of information technology.   Pawan has been previously associated with several leading organisations...
Mar 28, 2016
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The biggest cost to businesses suffering from ransomware attacks is not the ransom but the downtime, says a new study commissioned by Intermedia. Employee downtime lasts for days and while prevention...
Mar 25, 2016
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Six out of ten respondents (58%) in a recent study said they are more concerned about uploading critical data to the cloud now, as compared to a year back. The same survey also reveals that about 82...
Mar 23, 2016
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The global connected retail market size is expected to reach USD 53.75 billion by 2022 according to a new report by Grand View Research.  Asia Pacific is estimated to be the most flourishing regional...
Mar 18, 2016
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  Myriad discussions on embracing cloud technologies by all types of organizations irrespective of size have been in the air since longtime with lots of views pouring like torrential rains...
Mar 17, 2016
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Even as most large cloud service providers have either established or are seriously looking at establishing local data centers in India, a new report reaffirms that the US still remains the cheapest...
Mar 16, 2016
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India is on the cusp of digital revolution, thanks to the government’s ambitious Digital India project and key sectors digitizing their service offerings. For example, led by Digital Lockers, the...
Mar 15, 2016
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Today you book your cab using Uber; flip through Twitter to know the latest news; book your movie tickets using Bookmyshow; choose your hotels after spending time on TripAdvisor; maybe book them...
Mar 14, 2016
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2015 saw Cloud adoption entering a phase from where it could gain some significant traction across virtually (no pun intended) all segments and verticals. Conversations being had between Cloud...
Mar 10, 2016
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Platforms have been there for some time. What’s new? Technology for long time has been a support infrastructure for management of information within the enterprise. Now, technology is moving into...
Mar 09, 2016
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In the Managed Security Survey 2016 released by IT Next and CIO&Leader recently, information security managers in large Indian enterprises identified “expertise in relevant security standards” as...
Mar 08, 2016
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  The term “work-life balance” is losing its relevance. Work is becoming a fulfilling part of life rather than being just a means to pay the bills. So, it is only natural that people would want to...
Mar 07, 2016
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We are all unique. We are each made up of a distinctive combination of genes, history, and environments, which results in each of us having our own individual perspectives. The experience of...
Mar 06, 2016
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If morning indeed shows the day, the CIO movements seen in the last two years may continue in 2016 as well. Some of the top CIOs have moved to take on newer responsibilities recently.   Keeping in...
Mar 03, 2016
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The government cannot thwart the cybersecurity challenges alone. Businesses must come forward to collaborate with the government and spread awareness about cyberscecurity challenges, said Dr Gulshan...
Mar 02, 2016
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The rapid proliferation of smart phones and the growing sophistication of users is rapidly changing consumer expectations. From booking taxis and movie tickets, to shopping online and paying bills,...
Mar 01, 2016
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While Suresh Prabhu’s Railways Budget was all about tech-enabled transformation of Indian Railways, Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2016-17 is, at best, an average one when it comes to leveraging...
Feb 29, 2016
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In today’s world of digitization, e-commerce and Internet of Things (IoT) it has forced organizations to gear up and be prepared to address the ever increasing and continual storage growth. This does...
Feb 26, 2016
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If Indian Railways is indeed the lifeline of the nation, IT is turning out to be its new Oxygen. The Railways Budget for 2016-17, presented by Suresh Prabhu is so heavy on technology that it has been...
Feb 26, 2016
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Close to 28% of Indian enterprises said their top goal from investing in collaborative technologies is to improve sales/revenue as compared to just 14% of enterprises globally. On the other hand, the...
Feb 25, 2016
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ICICI Bank is doing it again. India’s No 2 bank, which is credited with many firsts in tech-enabled and digital banking in India, is opening up its APIs to third part application providers for...
Feb 24, 2016
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Selecting, purchasing, and implementing collaboration technology is increasingly being taken up by Line of Business (LoB), according to the Connected Enterprise Report 2016, released by Dimension...
Feb 23, 2016
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Profitable growth, says management guru Ram Charan, is everyone’s business. Indian banks are at a crossroad. On one hand, India has the fourth largest number of billionaires in the world; on the...
Feb 23, 2016
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Dr. Jai Menon, Group Director, Technology – HT Media   Though clichéd, Darwinian principle of survival of the fittest/most adaptive continues to play an important role in business evolution. Over...
Feb 22, 2016
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As many as 28% of respondents in a global survey said the responsibility of payment data security lies most with the CIOs, while another 15% said they must be with the chief information security...
Feb 19, 2016
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Even as India is debating whether anti-India sloganeering in a university campus is a bigger threat to the nation or some lawyers beating up students and journalists in a court premise, allegedly...
Feb 18, 2016
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Pune is one of the few largest Indian cities to have featured in the list of 20 smart cities that will roll out their plans in the first phase. It stood second only to Bhubaneswar in the Smart Cities...
Feb 17, 2016
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With the rise of low-cost sensors, ubiquitous connectivity and massive data volumes, the “Internet of Things” promises to change the world.  We’ve all heard predictions about the billions of dollars...
Feb 16, 2016
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What are the key technology changes that will impact the enterprise CIO over the next 12 months? What is driving these changes? Which ones are more important, and why? It’s estimated that, in general...
Feb 12, 2016
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The World Economic Forum has published the Global Risk Report of 2016, the 11th edition of the annual report.  The report, based on a study involving 750 experts from WEF multi-stakeholder...
Feb 11, 2016
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As consumer privacy becomes a major issue, more and more consumer technology companies are trying to encrypt user data. Law enforcement agencies complain that this is leading to a situation where...
Feb 10, 2016
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A few months back, CIO & Leader, did a story on CIO Appointment in America: The Indian Summer. It seems whether it is summer or winter, Indians are increasingly occupying CIO positions within...
Feb 09, 2016
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Here are some of the most important of these standards, frameworks and interest groups. Some of them work towards creating standards, some towards creating frameworks and some are simply interest...
Feb 09, 2016
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