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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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Digital Transformation is the number one budget priority for Fortune 500 CIOs in 2021, according to a WalkMe-Constellation Research survey of 100 Fortune 500 CIOs to uncover how CIOs and IT...
Dec 02, 2020
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Kapil Madaan has joined Spark Minda as CISO. Immediately prior to this, he was Global Leader - Cyber Security at Max Healthcare. Earlier, he served in leadership and managerial positions at esteemed...
Dec 02, 2020
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Rohit Kilam has joined CMS Info Systems as CTO. Immediately prior to this, he was Head - Technology & Digital at Aditya Birla Finance. Earlier, he served in various leadership positions at...
Dec 01, 2020
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C-level executives and senior managers at large organizations say they are increasingly requiring employees to have, and seeking new candidates who have, automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI)...
Dec 01, 2020
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SMBs that decide to voluntarily inform their stakeholders and the public about a breach, on average, are likely to lose 40% less than their peers that saw the incident leaked to the media. The same...
Nov 30, 2020
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Machine Learning (ML), Big Data and Data Science emerged as the most mentioned trends among the Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer discussions on Twitter during the third quarter (Q3) of 2020,...
Nov 30, 2020
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84% of global decision makers are accelerating their digital transformation plans, in response to growing demands from users, who want more flexibility to work remotely in the future, according to...
Nov 30, 2020
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With enterprise 5G maturing, the importance of private networks for the enterprise domain will continue to grow, according to ABI Research. The demand for private network deployments will be driven...
Nov 27, 2020
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83% of employees in India are still nervous about going back to the office while there’s no vaccine and restrictions are still in place, according to Atlassian Corporation’s study, titled Reworking...
Nov 27, 2020
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Automation of routine work with Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital dexterity, and hybrid work with distributed workforce will be three key trends impacting the future of work that CIOs should...
Nov 26, 2020
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A Shiju Rawther has joined Care Ratings as Chief Information & Technology Officer. Immediately prior to this, he was CIO at Poonawalla Finance. Earlier, he served in various leadership and...
Nov 26, 2020
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The retail industry is facing varying cybersecurity attack risks and the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the volume of attacks and web traffic, according to Imperva Research Labs’ study...
Nov 25, 2020
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60% of the respondents earning below INR 5 lakh p.a. found it extremely challenging to invest in crypto owing to lack of easy and seamless options available, according to CoinDCX’s 2020 Mood of the...
Nov 25, 2020
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End-user spending on public cloud services in India will total USD 4.1 billion in 2021, an increase of 29.4% from 2020, according to Gartner.    “The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was the starting...
Nov 25, 2020
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Evalueserve aims to automate its data protection processes and securely encrypt backup copies and rapidly restore them, even in case of any ransomware attack. For this, the company has adopted...
Nov 24, 2020
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COVID-19 is having a lasting, worldwide impact on consumer needs, preferences and behaviors, according to a new report from KPMG International, Responding to consumer trends in the new reality.  The...
Nov 24, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) will be the most important technologies in 2021, according to an IEEE survey of Chief Information Officers (CIOs)...
Nov 24, 2020
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IT spending in India will total USD 81.9 billion in 2021, an increase of 6% from 2020, according to Gartner. IT spending in 2020 is expected to total USD 79.3 billion, down 8.4% from 2019. “The COVID...
Nov 23, 2020
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In the manufacturing industry, security teams are seeing the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments are converging at a rapid pace, according to TrapX Security’s...
Nov 23, 2020
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As many as 88% of innovation leaders agree that successful organizations encourage innovation at every level and within every team. However, only 16% of companies include ‘empowering individuals’ as...
Nov 23, 2020
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be leveraged as part of defender stratagems as more organizations lock horns with sophisticated cyberattacks and become more resilient, according to Wipro’s State of...
Nov 23, 2020
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Hybrid cloud is still the frontrunner as the ideal IT infrastructure model (86% of respondents think so), and respondents running hybrid environments are more likely to plan to focus on strategic...
Nov 20, 2020
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Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to accelerate out of the pandemic, growing from just over USD 12.0 billion this year to USD 72.8 billion in 2024,...
Nov 19, 2020
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External attacks on companies result in the most expensive cyber insurance losses but it is employee mistakes and technical problems that are the most frequent generator of claims by number,...
Nov 19, 2020
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Organizations are using AI as a tool for generating value. Increasingly, that value is coming in the form of revenues. This is as per results of a McKinsey global survey on Artificial Intelligence (...
Nov 19, 2020
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The ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the traditional business operation landscape, has forced the enterprises to adopt a proactive rather than a reactive approach to address...
Nov 18, 2020
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In 2020, there has been continued proliferation of ransomware and heightened concerns around nation-state actors, according to CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey. The survey reveals...
Nov 18, 2020
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Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services will grow 18.4% in 2021 to total USD 304.9 billion, up from USD 257.5 billion in 2020, according to Gartner. “The pandemic validated cloud’s value...
Nov 18, 2020
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As adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the transportation industry continues to slowly grow, Gartner recommends that transportation CIOs follow a four-step process to ensure success with AI...
Nov 13, 2020
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India has a well-developed instant payment infrastructure. Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) was launched in 2010 followed by Unified Payments Interface (UPI) in 2016. While the former is primarily...
Nov 13, 2020
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Cybersecurity for most organizations is a patchwork approach – trying to plug the gaps and take ad hoc action as and when a threat arises. That may have worked when your data sat securely within your...
Nov 13, 2020
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Data and content management revenue in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.8% over the period 2019-2024, driven by the rise in enterprises’ need to...
Nov 12, 2020
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There is a year-over-year reduction in the cybersecurity workforce gap, due in part to increased talent entry into the field and uncertain demand due to the economic impact of COVID-19, according to...
Nov 12, 2020
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Rajendra Bhalerao has been appointed CISO at SBM Bank (India). Earlier, he served in the same capacity at Paytm Payments Bank. He had also worked in various leadership and managerial capacities at...
Nov 11, 2020
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Rising adoption of emerging technologies like big data, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), along with enterprises’ focus on cost...
Nov 11, 2020
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Majority of the technology vendors continue to struggle with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, leading Indian IT vendors continue to shine through the crisis, driven by their cloud and...
Nov 10, 2020
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Samir Dhaga has been promoted to President & CIO at PI Industries. In his earlier role, he was serving as the Senior Vice President & CIO at the same organization. Dhaga had also held many IT...
Nov 10, 2020
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Business leaders within global manufacturing and distribution sectors have shown urgency in embracing digital transformation to overcome the disruption caused by the pandemic, according to SYSPRO’s...
Nov 10, 2020
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Prior to COVID-19, most organizations recognized the need to digitally transform, but that there was a significant gap between those who were progressing at pace and those slower off the starting...
Nov 10, 2020
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65% of large Financial Services (FS) firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to HelpSystems’ study, titled Cybersecurity Challenges in Financial Services. The research...
Nov 09, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused rapid adoption, integration and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the healthcare industry. AI is being widely used for early...
Nov 09, 2020
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YES BANK has taken a leap forward, in line with its strategy of building a transformed 'Digital Bank', on the back of its all-new retail NetBanking, YES ONLINE. Launched keeping the safety and...
Nov 09, 2020
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COVID-19 is set to be a major catalyst for the pharmaceutical industry. The rush to adapt to new social distancing and lockdown norms has led to a hurried digital transformation, leaving many...
Nov 06, 2020
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Ramesh Lakshminarayanan has joined HDFC Bank as CIO. Immediately prior to this, he was with Crisil, where he spent 3 years as Chief Technology and Information Officer. Lakshminarayanan joined CRISIL...
Nov 06, 2020
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Overall investments in digital resiliency have increased steadily throughout the year as businesses prioritize or accelerate adoption of cloud, collaborative, and digital transformation projects,...
Nov 06, 2020
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Global blockchain revenues fell 35% between 2018 and 2020, according to ABI Research, which calculated the potential loss to hit USD 2.8 billion. The 2018 crypto winter wiped 80% of the total...
Nov 05, 2020
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Cyber criminals are increasingly using ransomware, encrypted threats and attacks, leveraging non-standard ports, while overall malware volume declined for the third consecutive quarter, according to...
Nov 05, 2020
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