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Every new technology labels itself as “disruptive”, and the next claimant to business “transformation”. Before we address whether this is true or not, let us see what transformation means. It is a...
Dec 03, 2019
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We—that could refer to as broad as the global economy to as narrow as the Indian enterprise IT community—entered 2010 with a lot of doubt, apprehension and even fear. The second half of 2008 and...
Nov 27, 2019
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The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a position within an organization whose genesis lies in the IT department. Just as there are executives in the CIO’s team responsible for IT...
Jul 03, 2019
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The final eulogy to ‘Man is the Master of the Machine’ has been written. In the movie Terminator 3, the sequel delves into the takeover of earth by machines, until the very end, when the machine...
Jun 06, 2019
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The cloud which had initially been a cost-cutting and a reliable platform has transformed into a business innovation enabler. In recent times, as businesses are moving to the next phase of digital...
Jun 04, 2019
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is celebrating its first anniversary, and the new India Data Protection Bill, provides consumers with added protections to ensure their privacy is...
May 29, 2019
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It is elections time and there has been huge uproar over the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as opposition accuses the government of manipulation. But that is politics. What cannot be taken lightly...
May 22, 2019
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Looking at the upcoming trends globally and across industry ‘Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)’ tops the charts. Generally, first thing which comes to mind is machine/cyborg taking...
May 03, 2019
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The role of the chief information officer (CIO) is ever-evolving. This is even more pertinent in the digital world as he is expected to strike the right balance between operational excellence and...
Apr 24, 2019
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Perhaps one of the most misunderstood terms in enterprise technology is ‘dark data’ and it’s something no CIO would want to keep in its server system. The term dark data originally coined by Gartner ...
Apr 02, 2019
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Customer centricity is a reflection of our culture, process, customer experience, customer friendliness and customer satisfaction surveys. It is also an association of our product and quality...
Mar 26, 2019
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The number of vulnerabilities available to cybercriminals continues to accelerate. But according to one recent report, of the over 100,000 vulnerabilities published to the CVE list, less than 6% were...
Mar 19, 2019
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Across many industries, there is still a big gap between the number of men and women in the workplace especially further up the leadership ladder. Lack of women in leadership position According to me...
Mar 15, 2019
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Women are increasingly getting into traditionally male-dominated roles. In businesses, women can now be seen at the leadership and board levels. It shows that importance of women in such roles is...
Mar 12, 2019
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Gender diversity at workplace and its impact on business outcomes is a long-debated topic. While I was doing my research for this article I came across multiple studies and research stressing on why...
Mar 08, 2019
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It’s crucial for women in the workplace to have role models.  For women to be more empowered in the workplace, it’s crucial to have mentors where women can learn from each other. Women are in need of...
Mar 08, 2019
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“I want Odia people to know that our goodness is being noticed. It is being valued. The world is beginning to discover it as a collective, pervasive, characteristic of an entire people,” wrote Odisha...
Mar 04, 2019
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In the application industry, one of the most common questions for leaders is how to choose the “right” structure to achieve optimal business results and delivery for their organizations. The advent...
Mar 01, 2019
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The demand for video content today has reached a tipping point. Increasingly Media & Entertainment (M&E) companies are adopting advance technologies like VR/AR to provide consumers with...
Feb 15, 2019
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The third generation of technology convergence has plumed “Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI)” a scale-out software-defined architecture to dated datacenter infrastructure – SDDC. It clubs together...
Feb 14, 2019
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It is almost a new battle line. “In this new world, data is the new oil. Data is the new wealth. India’s data must be controlled and owned by Indian people ─ and not by corporates, especially global...
Feb 11, 2019
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India has recently celebrated its 70th Republic Day. This celebration was very special as we recently became the 6th largest economy of the world with the UK just a notch above. We are today...
Feb 06, 2019
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Businesses across the world are collecting massive amounts of data on a daily basis from different kinds of data sources, including telemetry and IoT devices, consumer and business data and even...
Jan 22, 2019
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In the realm of cyber-intrusion onto virtual reality, growing corporates are stringently concerned on seamless business continuity. Off late IT is augmented as a service in a delicate dilemma of...
Jan 16, 2019
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Over the last few years, organizations in India have adopted technology in most of their business activities, including their anti-fraud efforts. Our previous fraud survey in 2016 identified...
Jan 03, 2019
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Every year, in December-January, we are thrown with dozens of new tech forecasts that all look pretty much the same. But that is not the problem. If anything, it is reassuring that there is a broad...
Jan 02, 2019
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Today, startups that build tools for businesses looking to automate their customer service experience and operations are being acquired by global companies. Though they may have the necessary...
Dec 05, 2018
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Top concerns: Lack of skilled cyber security professionals; SMEs not prepared to pre-empt and manage cyber-attacks and data breach; Humans remain the most common threat to security of businesses....
Dec 03, 2018
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India has unveiled for discussion its privacy legislation titled Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. The proposed legislation borrows heavily from Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...
Oct 01, 2018
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Rather like the never-ending pool of news stories about Brexit, many of us have tuned out of reports about data breaches – whether criminally motivated or human error – simply because they’re so...
Sep 18, 2018
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Rather than looking at the overwhelming and ever-increasing number of threats, your focus should be on identifying those that pose a real risk to your business and knowing the right patching and...
Sep 07, 2018
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Data can do magic—so we are told. When it goes to wrong hands, the black magic can have dangerous consequences. And it is happening. Whether it is health records of a prime minister of one of the...
Aug 08, 2018
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CIOs are now tasked with unlocking new growth opportunities, and due to this expanded remit, the smarter bunch of CIOs constantly keep an eye out for ways in which they can empower their...
Aug 06, 2018
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Almost every enterprise is using the cloud in some way, whether for infrastructure services, or to provide software-as-a-service applications to users. For some time, confidence has been growing in...
Jul 30, 2018
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A UK based political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica allegedly sourced the data of around 80-90 million Facebook users illegally without their knowledge and consent and used it during Donald...
Jun 27, 2018
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No company can function as an island and as our eco system broadens it typically deals with many entities like customers, partners, affiliates and others.  When organized together these entities form...
Jun 12, 2018
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On 1 May 2018, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) released the draft National Digital Communication Policy 2018 for public consultation. The latest national communication policy is the fifth...
Jun 08, 2018
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There are two kinds of organizations. One is where a user applies IT for business and the other where the user are the producer of IT products or services. In the case of former, the degree of...
Jun 06, 2018
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Any CXO position is a combination of expertise and added layers of “big picture thinking” ability and leadership. A CIO/CISO without a strong IT background is a Chief Operating Officer , or a Chief...
Jun 04, 2018
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There’s a common misconception that farms are simple places. While that’s never particularly been the case, modern agriculture is impressively complex and technologically sophisticated, and is...
May 29, 2018
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted in April 2016 after four years of deliberations, is now in force. The regulation made headlines around the globe with its stricter data...
May 28, 2018
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Given the ecosystem complexities of hybrid cloud deployments, API management can be tough. While addressing Inspire Partner Conference in 2017, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made an interesting...
May 22, 2018
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Traditionally, people have been trained to talk to technology. For some time now, research is directed towards making technology talk to human beings. Google CEO Sundar Pichai just showed what you...
May 13, 2018
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According to news reports, Facebook executive David Marcus, who has been responsible for managing the company's standalone messaging app, Messenger, will head a new team dedicated to exploring the...
May 09, 2018
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Shalimar Paints has more than a century-old legacy and rich heritage. It was established in 1902, and is country’s first paint company in the field of paints and coatings. Being the oldest paint...
May 03, 2018
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For years, IT leaders have treated Return on Investment (ROI) as testament of a successful IT initiative. For most CIOs, realizing a hard ROI wasn’t always easy and it wasn’t necessary that every...
May 02, 2018
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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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