A small change in the Payment & Settlement systems by RBI, it is a giant leap for making our life more digital. We do not live our life between 8 to 7; and on working days only. Do we? From next...
Dec 11, 2019
2017 was a year of breach. It highlighted the need and urgency to strengthen India's cyber security defense. A frequently quoted figure provided by the Reserve Bank of India, a total of 8,689 cases...
Feb 01, 2018
According to a report released at the 'India Mobile Congress 2017, while the overall Internet penetration in India is 33%, only 16% in rural areas. The government wants to improve this dismal figure...
Feb 01, 2018
*/ 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
Demonetization did not push up, let alone initiate digital payments. But it managed to spread it significantly. It is now for the consumer businesses to make innovative use of the new regime...
Dec 05, 2017
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
CIO&Leader November Stories COVER STORY The real impact of demonetization What we ask here is a very specific question that can be answered—and more importantly, is extremely relevant to our...
Dec 05, 2017
IT spending in the Indian government sector is projected to reach USD 8.5 billion in 2018, an increase of 8.9% from 2017 estimated spending of USD 7.8 billion, according to the latest forecast by...
Nov 15, 2017
India has over 460 million internet users in India. The rise in internet awareness and literacy keeps this number is growing everyday. However, factors such as network shutdowns, cyberattacks,...
Nov 14, 2017
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
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
The security landscape is changing so fast, that every day seems like you are preparing for combat. While the CEOs of the world are busy bringing about digital transformation and changing the...
Apr 07, 2017
No one forgets a breach. In October 2016, what is being touted as the 'biggest ever breach of financial data in India', as many as 3.2 million debit cards were compromised. Of the cards breaches,...
Feb 11, 2017
Taking a cue from his boss, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, decided to liberally give a facelift to his budget presentation for 2017-18 on 1st Feb 2017. The speech, laden...
Feb 01, 2017
Move over smart cities. The country will soon have digital villages. Yes, Digital Village is the next big plan likely to be announced by the central government under its Digital India initiative...
Dec 19, 2016
Juan Carlos Combariza, Director of Business Strategy WW CA-Offers & Marketing and Rajan Rahi, Sr. Vice President, HCL in conversation with Sachin Nandkishor Mhashilkar, CIO&Leader on the...
Dec 08, 2016
India has slipped three positions in the ICT Development Indicators (IDI) ranking released this week by International Telecommunications Union (ITU). India ranks 138 among 175 nations ranked in the...
Nov 25, 2016
The government in India is on pace to spend USD 7.2 billion on IT products and services in 2016, an increase of 2.4% over 2015, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending on internal...
Oct 04, 2016
A third and final list of Smart Cities has been announced by the Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi. Out of the 63 cities that took part, only 27 cities have been selected...
Sep 20, 2016
When the Modi government advertised itself as a digital sarkar, hopes and self-image of India surged up. While the ease of doing business and some fundamental governance issues have been addressed...
Sep 20, 2016
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
Manoj Sinha, minister of communications, called for holistic planning rather than piecemeal approach to achieve the vision of Digital India. The very existence of the country will be at stake if...
Aug 10, 2016
The Digital India program of the Indian Government is centered around three key vision areas: digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen; governance & services on demand and digital...
Oct 07, 2015