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It is ironic that in a culture where sacred texts start with teaching the importance and characteristics of the divine ‘wholeness’ (the invocation of Isa Upanishad), thinking in whole or ‘system...
Oct 10, 2017
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The questions that one CIO appointment in a large American corporation raises about the future expectation from chief 'information' officers Last week, India-born Aarti Shah assumed the charge of CIO...
Jul 07, 2016
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According to the list of top predictions for 2018 published by Dimension Data, it lists down cybersecurity, digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workplaces, digital business, and customer...
Oct 24, 2017
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As I write this story, I'm fully aware of the future of my job as a technology journalist. We now know that artificial intelligence (AI) can now be used to write a grammatically-correct news copy....
Oct 16, 2017
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Global digital payments volumes are predicted to increase by an average 10.9% through to 2020, reaching nearly 726 billion transactions, according to the World Payments Report 2017 (WPR 2017)....
Oct 10, 2017
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Getting rid of old furniture is a little like replacing your legacy infrastructure. It isn't easy to let go.    According to Riverbed Future of Networking Global Survey 2017, which includes...
Oct 09, 2017
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Gartner has revealed its top predictions for 2018 and beyond. Gartner's top predictions will enable organizations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the...
Oct 06, 2017
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One thing that we have addressed time and again that the role of the CIO is changing or needs to change. The advent of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data...
Oct 06, 2017
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“Data is a natural resource.” Businesses today are aware that ‘data’ is the next big thing in the industry. However, the real question is how to leverage this data through a business model that is...
Sep 27, 2017
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Airlines and airports are embracing new technologies and turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to support their customer service. Over the next three years 52% of airlines plan major AI programs...
Sep 07, 2017
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The Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in India, 2017 exemplifies the trends in India related to taking interest in new and emerging technologies, yet also taking a cautious approach toward mainstream...
Aug 24, 2017
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Indian consumers prefer a digital-first approach to accessing banking services, only talking to a banking adviser by phone for more complex issues, according to a new survey from communication...
Aug 14, 2017
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Ever since Artificial Intelligence (AI) breathe life, its deep neural networks have been exponentially disrupting technologies and driving innovation through pattern analyzation. For a perpetually...
Aug 09, 2017
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The growth of digital business and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive large investment in IT operations management (ITOM) through 2020, according to Gartner. A primary driver for...
Jul 28, 2017
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Hyperscale cloud providers will soon account for over 80% of all cloud and SaaS service revenues and almost 40% of spend on all public and private data center equipment, according to latest research...
Jul 18, 2017
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Artificial Intelligence creates news almost every day. In the last year, tech giants, such as Google and Baidu invested between USD 26B to USD 39B in artificial intelligence. However, according to...
Jul 11, 2017
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A technical glitch shut down India’s largest stock exchange, the National Stock Exchange, for more than three hours yesterday, as the system failed to boot in its opening time: 9 am. The cash and...
Jul 11, 2017
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“India is worst affected in Asia in Petya Cyberattack” went a headline. “ India worst hit by Petya in APAC, 7th Globally”, went another. There have been several stories in last one day in Indian...
Jun 29, 2017
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Workspace is no longer seen as a physical environment as the disruptive impact of digital transformation spreads across organizations and industries, according to a latest IDC study. As per the study...
Jun 22, 2017
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In the last five years since I have tracked PwC's Digital IQ Survey, the term 'digital' has gone from becoming cool to almost abominable. Almost every conversation today is around digital...
Jun 15, 2017
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Global spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will grow 16.7% year over year in 2017, reaching just over USD800 billion, according to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide....
Jun 15, 2017
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Gartner highlights the top technologies for information security and their implications for security organizations in 2017.  The top technologies for information security are: Cloud Workload...
Jun 14, 2017
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Internet of Things is a hot and happening thing in IT. I say happening in a very literal sense. Unlike many other ‘hot’ technologies like blockchain or machine learning, IoT is actually happening—and...
Jun 06, 2017
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The Government of India is going to spend USD7.8 billion on IT in 2017, 7.5% increase from 2016, according to Gartner. This is down from Gartner’s previous projection for 9.5% growth this year. “The...
Jun 01, 2017
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Cyber security has become one of the most talked about issues today, however, only 31% of software developers say their organization has an overall formal security policy that is uniformly adhered to...
May 31, 2017
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Ransomware keeps spreading globally, with the volume of mobile ransomware rising over three-fold (3.5 times) during the first few months of the year, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Malware Report for...
May 26, 2017
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Fintech start-up Zeta, which offers digital employee benefits for tax optimisation, has recently joined hands with Sodexo Benefits and Rewards India for administration of digital employee benefits in...
May 26, 2017
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Oracle recently announced that it would open a datacenter in India, within the next six to nine months. The announcement was made by President of Product Development, Thomas Kurian, in the Oracle...
May 25, 2017
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LinkedIn has just published the LinkedIn Top Companies list. These are the companies where India wants to work now, based on job applications (both views and applies on postings); engagement, with...
May 18, 2017
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Notwithstanding the havoc that it has wreaked throughout the world, the WannaCry ransomware has fetched, for the attackers, less than USD 65,000—that is approximately INR 40 lakhs. According to a...
May 16, 2017
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The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit computers across the world in the weekend, in what is being termed as one of the biggest global cyberattacks, has prompted the Indian government to issue...
May 15, 2017
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Mobile wallet transaction volumes grew nearly three times year-on-year in 2016-17 to become one of the mainstream payment mechanisms in India. The growth accelerated to 170% in FY 17 from 137% in the...
May 12, 2017
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CIOs have a key role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that AI will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner, Inc. Forecasts by Gartner suggests that by 2022...
May 09, 2017
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Despite significantly higher growth by challengers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) still leads the market with a one-third market share in the cloud infrastructure services market, according to new Q1 (...
May 03, 2017
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The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), which takes effect on 25 May 2018,requires that any businesses dealing with the European Union (EU) will need to comply with the new laws. The...
May 02, 2017
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Cisco is one of the top three players in cloud infra solution. Beyond the separate components—UCS servers, networking and security—how do you approach cloud? Over a period of time, as people started...
Apr 25, 2017
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Even as financial institutions across the globe learn to partner with Fintech, the partnership is likely to see the steepest growth in India this year. The partnership between financial institutions...
Apr 24, 2017
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CEOs have managed to maintain their focus on profits and growth in 2017 even in a highly tumultuous global political scenario. The study reveals for 58% CEOs, growth is the top business priority, up...
Apr 24, 2017
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Last year, we did a story on how start-up innovation is fuelling the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in Indian enterprises. And we found that a number of IT leaders were in fact, piloting AI...
Apr 19, 2017
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2020 is being touted as the year when the impact of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, will be visible in enterprises around the world. And the year isn't...
Apr 19, 2017
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Yet another research firm—this time respected niche cloud researcher, Synergy Research Group—has come out with data that shows hyperscale cloud service providers are consolidating their hold over the...
Apr 13, 2017
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An estimated two billion people have no access to banks and hence rely on cash and inefficient transfer systems to participate in their economies. These people effectively operate outside the...
Apr 10, 2017
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The fear that robots take away jobs is actually true. An increase in every single robot per thousand workers resulted in job loss of six workers and brought down the wages by a little less than 1%,...
Mar 31, 2017
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Two promising technologies, artificial intelligence and blockchain, have our undivided attention. However, while blockchain is an entirely new content; artificial intelligence has been around for a...
Mar 29, 2017
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92% of Indian business leaders believe that every organization needs to be a ‘digital organization’ to enable growth for their business, according to a Microsoft Asia Digital Transformation Study....
Mar 28, 2017
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The 2017 version of The World’s Most Ethical Companies, the annual list brought out by ethics advisory firm, Ethisphere Institute, is out. Ten IT companies find place in the list of 124 ethical...
Mar 27, 2017
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Long-time cloud infrastructure market leaders, HPE and Cisco, now have a new contender for the top spot. The new Dell EMC now has almost equal market share in the fast-growing segment, according to...
Mar 21, 2017
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Artifical Intelligence is the flavor of the season. We do not yet know if they will hold on to their promise of changing the way we live and work. But they have ushered in some creativity among big...
Mar 15, 2017
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A new 2016 IoT-Enabled Customer Experience (CX) Report by Genesys reveals that India ranks second, after China, in IoT-enabled customer maturity compared to other APAC markets.   The study,...
Mar 15, 2017
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At the RSAC2017, Stan Dolberg, Chief Research Officer, Institute for Applied Network Security and its CEO, Phil Gardner, urged the CISOs to evoke the 'Do the right thing' ethos of enterprise security...
Mar 03, 2017
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