Shyamanuja Das

India is the global IT services hub. So, we get to see many of the IT trends much before they actually touch, let alone significantly impact, our domestic businesses. The early advent of hype around...
Oct 18, 2017
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The historic SC judgment on privacy has accelerated creation of personal data protection legislation. The new regime will bring in a set of new obligations for the businesses. Its time to examine the...
Oct 09, 2017
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It is exactly one year since Raghuram Rajan relinquished his charge as RBI governor. As I was going through his newly released book, I Do What I Do, it was good to be reminded of the expectations he...
Sep 12, 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...
Jul 11, 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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On Saturday, British Airways (BA) cancelled all its flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London because of an IT failure. This led to a severe disruption to its global operations, Heathrow...
May 29, 2017
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The Cisco India Summit 2017 was meant to brief media and analysts on Cisco’s positioning around digital transformation. Winning in the Digital Era—was the official theme of the conference which...
Apr 13, 2017
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With the idea of blockchain as a disruptive technology gaining ground, each country is looking to chart its own path—based on both global learning and domestic ground reality. India is no exception....
Mar 23, 2017
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It is immensely unfair today to introduce blockchain as the technology behind bitcoin. While it is a fact—and everybody knows it—that it is indeed is the technology that powered the most successful...
Mar 21, 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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Not long back, when all of us learnt about this fascinating thing called bitcoin, few knew what the technology behind it was all about. Today, that technology, blockchain, is arguably better known...
Mar 14, 2017
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Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is certainly not the typical technologist visionary to talk about a phenomenon that is strongly identified with...
Feb 28, 2017
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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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Just before the festive season, Indian consumers were hit with the news of a widespread breach with their debit cards, involving possibly 19 banks, though none is sure what the actual number could be...
Dec 05, 2016
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Shalimar Paints is the oldest player in the INR 40,000-crore Indian paints industry. Important national buildings, such as Howrah Bridge, Rashtrapati Bhawan and All India Institute of Medical...
Dec 05, 2016
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The very fact that Gita talks of three paths means it does not consider one path superior to others. It should not be any different in practical life Who is a great CIO? Someone with an inordinate...
Sep 15, 2015
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Smart cities are the current buzzword in India. Announced in the maiden budget of this government, the initiative recently saw a cabinet nod for investments of INR 48,000 crore for developing 100...
Jun 22, 2015
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Mother India , Amar, Aan, Andaz, Anokhi Ada, Anmol Ghadi…what is common to these all-time classics, apart from being musical superhits? They are all movies made by Mehboob Khan, with music composed...
Jun 01, 2015
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“There is so much we can do using tech,” said a 20-something marketing executive, “provided the IT (department) lets us do.” He was not trying to be witty or sarcastic; he was visibly impatient and...
Jun 01, 2015
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