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Launched on July 1, 2015, the Digital India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi generated a good deal of euphoria. The aim of this ambitious project is to create an empowered society and...
Sep 14, 2017
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Consider this. In the 60s, IBM held more than two-third market share in computer. The front-runners among its competition, often called BUNCH (Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation (CDC...
Aug 17, 2017
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In public forums, any question regarding cloud security is summarily dismissed by vendors—and some enterprise IT managers—as being too 2012-ish. While vendors do maintain that stance during private...
Jun 16, 2017
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If prime minister Narendra Modi is a gifted slogan coiner, it was fully evident during the speech he delivered while activating the Integrated Case Management Information System, available on the...
May 10, 2017
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While following an ongoing tweetchat on #Blockchain, I came across a tweet by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who took up office on 9 May 2016. It was a vacancy for the most sought after role in...
May 04, 2017
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Distributed Ledgering Technology (DLT) refers to any system providing an asset database or a ledger that enables a seamless and distributed participation of cross-organization entities. The system...
Apr 20, 2017
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If you are a CIO and are above 40, there is every probability that you have listened to/read/been part of discourses on why and how a CIO should be an effective salesperson. After all, the most...
Apr 05, 2017
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The Institute of Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) is the research and academic unit of Indian central bank, Reserve Bank of India. It helps Indian banks help deploy and get the...
Mar 15, 2017
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The World Wide Web completed 28 years on Sunday. While no one who is reading this needs to be told what it has helped us achieve, increasingly thought leaders are getting worried about the negative...
Mar 14, 2017
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Rashmi Knowles is Chief Security Architect at RSA. She works to promote the adoption of RSA's core technology with customers and drives thought leadership initiatives in EMEA. She has appeared on the...
Feb 17, 2017
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Blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, continues to remain something of an enigma. Perhaps it is a little less mysterious today than it was say 6 months ago, but you can’t deny...
Feb 15, 2017
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AI was a hot subject in Computer Science in the early 90s. And then, it went into oblivion. In the last 4-5 years, there is a revival. What are the fundamental differences between the AI approaches...
Feb 13, 2017
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According to the 2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report, 2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals. Unlike in past years,...
Feb 10, 2017
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Recent KPMG and CB Insights research suggests that a total of USD 5.7 billion was invested in Fintech in the first quarter of 2016 alone. While companies in China and the US receive most of this...
Feb 09, 2017
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In the good old days, when the enterprise IT was full of techies, there was a fair amount of book talk; albeit books often meant thick guides on new technologies, protocols and standards—often...
Jan 30, 2017
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Earlier, as a journalist, I remember compiling major happenings in the year around the year end. That time, it was our team which painstakingly created a long list; debated it out in the edit meeting...
Dec 30, 2016
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Have there been any dramatic changes in the existing Indian law since the introduction of bitcoin? A virtual currency is a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded. It does not...
Dec 16, 2016
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For some time—that is about 24 to 36 months—SMAC, short for Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud, has been the mainstay of enterprise IT. While there have been many pitches, they have tried to revolve...
Dec 16, 2016
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As businesses increasingly undertake the digital journey, two-speed IT—the term Gartner uses to describe the separation of business applications and infrastructure—is becoming the norm. The agenda...
Dec 06, 2016
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In the tech industry, 2016 can easily be described as the Year of the chatbot. It has gone from being a virtually unknown concept at the beginning of the year to the most talked about topic in tech....
Nov 28, 2016
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  The new shared economy is triggering a business and IT transformation across all industries, and the results are visible to all of us in our daily lives, whether it’s using Uber for rides across...
Nov 25, 2016
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The month of November has been full of surprises for India. The demonetization of INR 500 and INR 1000 notes by the Modi government has received mixed reactions from the junta. If you stand in a...
Nov 23, 2016
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Why India needs more Tenkasis   On November 18,  technology company, Zoho, launched its new helpdesk software, Zoho Desk -- at Tenkasi, approximately 120 km away from Tuticorin in Tamilnadu. A team...
Nov 20, 2016
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Data analytics company, Tableau Software added 3,900 new customers in the August of 2016, bringing its customer base to more than 46,000 across the globe. The company’s revenue increased 32% over...
Nov 17, 2016
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Pawan Chawla, CIO at  Girnarsoft has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. In a candid interview, he shares lessons from what he has learned -- from working in both -- startups and...
Nov 16, 2016
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Many research firms have indicated that the cloud market in India is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years. This is good news for players such as Nutanix who launched their sales...
Nov 02, 2016
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By definition, the job of a regulator is to ensure that any new change in an area/an industry is ‘regulated’ in a manner so that it does not have too much of negative impact on the larger society,...
Nov 01, 2016
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What are the outlook and big business imperatives for Indian automotive sector? The Automotive sector in India is going through a growth phase. It is expected to almost double in the next five years...
Oct 10, 2016
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What have been the most important changes in a CISO’s role in the last five years?   Over the years, CISOs have become part of the board of directors’ discussion for any role, for example, compliance...
Sep 29, 2016
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Businesses need a better way to face the mountains of data created every day. Depending on the industry, your company possesses between 1 million and 12 million gigabytes of information.   Most of...
Sep 23, 2016
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Bernard Charlès is the  CEO of Dassault Systèmes since 1995, and has been instrumental in instilling a culture of ongoing innovation in the company. He passionately believes that 3D technology is all...
Sep 12, 2016
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Last week, the United States created a new Federal Chief Information Security Officer position and appointed retired Air Force office Brigadier Gregory Touhill to it. The creation of the position was...
Sep 12, 2016
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There are approximately 354 million smartphone users in India, which is almost 20% of the entire nation’s population. This percentage is slowly growing, and in another five years or so, our lives are...
Sep 08, 2016
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How do you position Nxtra Data in Enter- prise Managed Services offerings?   Our product offering is round to the point where we can cover our customer from the landport through the application....
Sep 02, 2016
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Banks, healthcare centers and official documents, everything is just a tap away with new agile mobile applications and unfortunately, so are hackers. Security is the top most concern of developers...
Sep 01, 2016
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Every one of us have been a patient in past, during which, we always demand best possible medical care from healthcare practitioners and providers. While receiving medical assistance, we presume...
Sep 01, 2016
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The year 2015 was rocked by a torrent of Ransomware attacks with CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, TeslaCrypt and Chimera making major headlines across the globe. This year too attackers continue to...
Aug 23, 2016
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As organizations constantly strive to improve the reliability and the energy efficiency of their data centers, a lot of attention is now being paid to rack power distribution units (PDU). Among the...
Aug 22, 2016
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Five years ago, Mozilla launched its new identity management system, Persona (originally called BrowserID). At the time, a sense of optimism was in the air. Everyone thought that the new technology...
Jul 05, 2016
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Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion—which makes it the second largest tech acquisition after Dell-EMC in the last ten years (or may be fifteen)—has created a lot of buzz. Unlike...
Jun 15, 2016
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There is a growing need for organizations to use data strategically – and become what we would call, Data-Ready Enterprises. Research shows that data drives profit in a data-ready enterprise because...
Jun 14, 2016
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Ten years ago, an IT journalist asked Paul Coby, then CIO of British Airways and about to embark on a massive overhaul of the airline’s core IT systems, what his plans were. Coby’s response was...
Jun 13, 2016
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Latest forecasts by Gartner, Inc. states that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new...
May 03, 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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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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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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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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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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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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