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CIO&Leader, the premier community platform and publication for Indian CIOs, is honoring selected veteran CIOs in India with CIO Samman, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its annual CIO...
Jul 12, 2019
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MonetaGo, the blockchain company that rose to prominence after it helped RBI’s banking R&D institution, IDRBT, in launching a pilot blockchain, has tasted success in India by launching a...
Feb 26, 2019
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A significant majority of companies that move to multi-cloud environments are not properly configuring their cloud-based services. According to new findings from Aqua’s “2021 Cloud Security Report:...
May 17, 2021
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The worldwide public cloud services market, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), System Infrastructure Software as a Service (SISaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service...
May 17, 2021
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Shashwat Singh has joined boAt as CIO. Immediately prior to this, he was Supply Chain Technology Lead at Kimberly-Clark. In the past, he was also associated with Unilever, Asian Paints, Infosys and...
May 17, 2021
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Suraj Prakash has joined as CTO of Edelweiss Asset Management Limited. He moves from Capri Global Capital where he served as the Head of IT. Before that, he had worked in several leadership &...
May 13, 2021
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The COVID-19 shutdowns have challenged the financial services industry’s core infrastructure. More than one year into the pandemic, banks, insurers, and other financial institutions report costly...
May 13, 2021
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85% of organizations using Microsoft 365 have suffered email data breaches in the last 12 months, according to Egress’ Outbound Email: Microsoft 365’s Security Blind Spot report. Remote working has...
May 13, 2021
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66% of CISOs feel their organization is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 58% consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability, proving that the work-from-home model necessitated by...
May 13, 2021
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Rajesh Garg has been appointed EVP & CDO at Yotta Infrastructure Solutions. Most recently, he had served as the CEO & Group CIO at Trident Group India. Earlier, he was associated with...
May 13, 2021
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With an unprecedented number of people working remotely, phishing and ransomware attacks increased by 11% and 6% respectively, with instances of Misrepresentation increasing by 15 times compared to...
May 13, 2021
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Manufacturers around the world are under pressure to bring their factory workforce into the 21st century, yet 57% of manufacturing leaders say that their organization lacks skilled workers to support...
May 12, 2021
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5G is already having a major impact on smartphone users worldwide and it will continue to deliver in the future, according to Eriksson’s report, titled Five Ways to a Better 5G. Indoor coverage is...
May 12, 2021
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Implementing security used to be simple: Build a perimeter and protect the resources inside. But as apps are increasingly moving to the cloud and work is happening anywhere, things have become more...
May 12, 2021
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Almost one-third of IT professionals surveyed globally say their business is now using Artificial Intelligence (AI), with 43% reporting that their company has accelerated their rollout of AI as a...
May 12, 2021
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In Q1, 2021, the number of DDoS attacks dropped by 29% compared to the same period in 2020, but increased by 47% compared to Q4, 2020, according to data from Kaspersky DDoS Prevention. However, this...
May 11, 2021
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Cloud native adoption has both transformed the way organizations build modern applications and resulted in increased security threats and concerns, according to new research by Synk. Most notably,...
May 11, 2021
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There are concerns among security leaders about the threats bots pose, including site slowdowns caused by overwhelming traffic, new account fraud, credential cracking/brute force attacks, account...
May 11, 2021
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Employee engagement (56%), burnout (53%), and reduced productivity (52%) are top concerns for IT leaders in 2021 and beyond, as they continue to enable remote workers and plan for new, hybrid...
May 11, 2021
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There is a significant breakdown in collaboration between two of the central components of the IT team: networking and security, according to Netskope’s research. While 49% of security teams and 44%...
May 10, 2021
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Rakesh Bhardwaj has been appointed Group CIO at Ola. Immediately prior to this, he was SVP & Global CIO at Cognizant. Earlier, he had served in numerous leadership positions at esteemed companies...
May 10, 2021
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Sunil Varkey has joined Forescout Technologies as CTO of EMEA & APJ regions. He moves from HSBC where he was MD & Global Head of Cyber Security Assessments & Testing. Previously, he had...
May 07, 2021
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90% of Enterprises state that IoT was core to their digital transformation plans or being deployed across multiple areas of their organization, according to Omdia’s latest 2021 IoT Enterprise Survey...
May 06, 2021
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To extend the influence of data analytics in a continually changing world, data and analytics (D&A) leaders must focus on finding agents of change within their organizations, building adaptive...
May 06, 2021
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The pandemic’s disruption has rippled across the globe, impacting workforces in nearly every sector. However, according to the findings from the State of Cybersecurity 2021 Part 1 survey report from...
May 05, 2021
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The worldwide UCaaS subscribers growth rate jumped to 41% in 2020, up from 27% in 2019, according to Synergy Research Group. While the market share of leader RingCentral has held steady at around 20...
May 05, 2021
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With the appointment of new Deputy Governor, T Rabi Sankar, the Reserve Bank of India has reshuffled the portfolio of responsibilities among all the deputy governors.    The new Deputy Governor...
May 05, 2021
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Current virtualized work design models are damaging employees’ well-being and productivity, according to Gartner. To succeed in a hybrid future, organizations must stop duplicating office-centric...
May 05, 2021
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Digital commerce spending will rise to over USD 11.6 trillion by the end of 2021, from USD 10.5 trillion last year; a growth of 11.5% in a single year, according to Juniper Research’s Digital...
May 04, 2021
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Tony Thomas has joined as Chief Digital & Information Officer of Signify. Most recently, he was the Senior Advisor of Boston Consulting Group. Earlier, he had served as the CIO of Nissan Motor...
May 04, 2021
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While we live in a modern age, surprisingly few enterprises have completely modernized their technology infrastructure, according to ASG Technologies’ report, titled What’s Slowing Modernization?...
May 04, 2021
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Despite still seeing a few phishing email attacks related to COVID-19, users are becoming more savvy and alert to these types of scams, according to KnowBe4’s Q1, 2021 Top-Clicked Phishing report....
May 04, 2021
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After a tumultuous 2020, the need for digitization and keeping workers connected became crystal clear for many. This is true in all industries, but especially for industrial markets where workflow...
May 03, 2021
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The average total cost of recovery from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in a year, increasing from USD761,106 in 2020 to USD1.85 million in 2021, according to Sophos’ The State of...
May 03, 2021
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Dr. Milind Kulkarni has been appointed as CTO at Vikram Solar. Prior to joining Vikram Solar, he had served in various leadership roles with companies such as Suzlon, Svagos Technik, GCL Solar...
May 03, 2021
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Leading companies that amplified their technology investments during the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly extended their growth advantage over competitors, according to Accenture’s report, titled...
May 03, 2021
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Madhu Malhotra has been appointed CTO at Edelweiss General Insurance Co. She joined from Spectra where she served as Vice President - Technology. Earlier, she worked for Airtel Payment Bank, Airtel,...
Apr 30, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be the most disruptive emerging technology, according to GlobalData’s Emerging Technology Sentiment Analysis Q1, 2021. In response to a poll by the company...
Apr 30, 2021
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Q1 enterprise spending on cloud infrastructure services was in excess of USD 39 billion, having increased by well over USD 2 billion from the previous quarter and up 37% from the first quarter of...
Apr 30, 2021
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The value of losses due to e-commerce fraud will rise this year, from USD 17.5 billion in 2020 to over USD 20 billion by 2021; a growth of 18% over a single year, according to Juniper Research. The...
Apr 29, 2021
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Banks must extend and scale digital technologies across operations to achieve future-readiness while facing rising consumer expectations and regulatory requirements, according to an Accenture study...
Apr 29, 2021
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End-user spending on public cloud services in India will total USD 4.4 billion in 2021, according to Gartner. As compared to 2020, end user spending on public cloud will grow 31.4% in 2021. “Indian...
Apr 29, 2021
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Jijy Oommen has joined as CTO of Aavas Financiers. She moves from Kinara Capital where she served in the same capacity. Earlier, she held various leadership and managerial positions at esteemed...
Apr 29, 2021
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Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in 1Q21 in a global poll of 165 senior executives across function and geography, according to the latest Gartner’s Emerging Risks...
Apr 28, 2021
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While there has been an overall industry growth in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past years, there are still challenges ahead, according to O’Reilly’s AI Adoption in the...
Apr 27, 2021
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Enterprises faced unprecedented cybersecurity risk in 2020 from increasing attack volume, the pandemic-driven digital transformation of work, and generally deficient cyber preparedness and training,...
Apr 27, 2021
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Nearly one in five workers (18%) consider themselves to be digital technology experts since COVID-19, while over half consider themselves proficient, according to a new survey from Gartner. An...
Apr 27, 2021
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The changing customer landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated innovation within the insurance industry. Not only are incumbent firms at threat from insurtechs using technology to...
Apr 26, 2021
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In Q1, Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals, as it was in Q4, 2020, according to Check Point Research’s Brand Phishing Report for Q1 2021. The report highlights...
Apr 26, 2021
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