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“(This is) CIO’s worst nightmare coming true,” said Nilesh Sangoi, CEO of Meru Cabs and a former CIO.   “Shows unpreparedness in terms of DR and BCP. How can a top airline afford this?” asked...
Jul 11, 2017
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What the digital journeys of selected companies from three of India’s largest groups – Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra and Vedanta/Sterlite — tell us about digital transformation in India.  Presenting...
Apr 19, 2018
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The most popular questions in the technology world today is most definitely the one on whether Hashgraph is better than Blockchain. The life and credibility of the Blockchain is being questioned and...
Apr 12, 2018
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In the last four days, we have presented various importance points of debate in digital transformation as it is panning out in India, especially in the core sectors of Indian business. We have...
Apr 12, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Read the third part of...
Apr 11, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Digital transformation...
Apr 10, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. When survival—of even a market leader—is threatened, you go back to the basics. And that is what businesses...
Apr 09, 2018
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Digital transformation is arguably the most used (abuse is also a use) catch-phrase of our times? All vendors—selling connectivity to anti-virus and all things in between—promise to enable your...
Apr 06, 2018
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In my view, there is no need to keep separate budget allocation in the name of digital. When we talk about enterprise IT, we always talk about a larger frame of implementation of IT In any enterprise...
Apr 05, 2018
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If you keep digital budget as part of IT budget, there is a high possibility that it might be reused in some form that is not really digital spend. The bigger reason, however, is that every executive...
Apr 04, 2018
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The Indian media, like its counterpart in the West, has focused on the supposed ‘scam’ involving Cambridge Analytica (CA), the UK-based big data firm that helped in Donald Trump’s victory through big...
Mar 21, 2018
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Ensuring a secure supply chain is a necessary precondition in today’s world of commerce. The digital supply chain has emerged as the weakest link for the potential insertion of malware backdoors....
Mar 20, 2018
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Experts predict that most enterprises will experience a 50x data growth by 2020. Yet many companies are still taking a traditional and generic approach when it comes to backup, recovering and...
Mar 19, 2018
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I do not agree with this view. Information Security function has been ever evolving since its conception. However, depending on the size of the organization and the way the security function or the...
Mar 13, 2018
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Unlike many other areas—most notably banking and telecom—India’s organized retail is nowhere close to its counterparts in developed and even many developing markets. Significant part of Indian retail...
Mar 13, 2018
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At the time of writing this, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum is on at Davos. India, of course, is getting a lot of mindshare, not just because of the plenary speech of prime minister...
Mar 13, 2018
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Does putting gender issues regularly on cover knowing fully well that not much has changedon the ground make good editorial sense? With no dearth of hot topics—from seasonal flavors like AI and...
Mar 13, 2018
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I choose to agree that the Information Security (InfoSec) function should be independent of enterprise IT.   It is a myth that InfoSec is limited to IT and information stored in IT infrastructure...
Mar 12, 2018
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In the last few years since "making the workplace attractive for the millennial workforce" became a CIO responsibility, I have asked several Indian CIOs on how they plan to make their workplace...
Feb 27, 2018
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At a CIO level, I do not believe that vertical specialization is important. Most CIOs I know in the industry today have worked across sectors – gaining a wide-range of domain expertise. In the past...
Jan 31, 2018
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I have worked in the healthcare sector for only a decade as compared to my overall experience of over 20 years or so, and yet, I have been labelled as a healthcare CIO despite the fact that I come...
Jan 30, 2018
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*/ Today, Tribune carried a story showing how easy it was to get someone to hack into the Aadhaar database by paying only INR500 to instantly get personal details of any individual, submitted to the...
Jan 04, 2018
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I am in all my senses when I call GDPR an opportunity, notwithstanding how ‘stringent’ and ‘suffocating’ it looks today! Two trends worldwide are making privacy a big concern—one, the rise of neo-...
Jan 03, 2018
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2017 was a year of many interesting things in enterprise tech. Digital or digital transformation was the most overused word in CXO lingo. If you weren't executing a digital transformation project,...
Jan 02, 2018
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Tesla has already changed the rules of the transportation and energy industries. Up next might be insurance. Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it would offer lifetime auto insurance bundled...
Dec 11, 2017
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We live in a time where technology is the driving force of the constant evolution of the world we know. Society has advanced at a much faster rate in the past century than any other known point in...
Dec 08, 2017
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Post-demonetization, when we were left with literally no money in our pockets, it is Paytm that most of us turned to. Some of us had Paytm accounts; some of us did not. And the only thing that...
Dec 05, 2017
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In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down problems and develop algorithms that consider all scenarios, not just the...
Oct 30, 2017
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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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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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The fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, which coalesces several emerging digital technologies, is increasing the interaction of our physical world with the virtual. While still in its early...
Aug 30, 2017
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Recently, at the NEXTCSO 2017 Awards, 24 elite winners were identified to become the next chief information security officers. Modeled along the line of our older and more well-known NEXT100 awards...
Aug 25, 2017
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Recently, the news of Infosys' Dr. Vishal Sikka stepping down as CEO took the business world by storm. What struck was the comment made by some board of directors that he was not "CEO material but...
Aug 21, 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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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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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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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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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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Imagine that you called your bank’s customer care number and a machine responded to you in your preferred language, understood your problem and solved it immediately – much quicker and more...
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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