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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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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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With the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT), the nodal technology research centre set up by RBI announcing a successful trial of blockchain technology involving a...
Jan 25, 2017
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For all it seems, the year 2017 will be the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI) globally. In today’s context, what it means is that AI will find practical applications and will solve real life...
Jan 02, 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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A couple of months back, we asked Indian CIOs on Twitter what is the area within tech that provides the maximum growth for next generation IT managers. Analytics was the emphatic answer. Except for...
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 triggered this article are two recent newspaper columns. One, written by Odisha BJD MP Baijayant Panda was published in The Times of India yesterday. The other, by Bank of Baroda chairman and...
Oct 28, 2016
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Even though business dependence on technology has grown manifold, somewhere the image of corporate IT has taken a beating. It is no more that awed function as it used to be at one time.   There are...
Oct 13, 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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