As technology becomes more and more ingrained in business, a lot of areas hitherto managed by IT professionals are now being managed by other business executives. The marketing function has martech;...
Oct 10, 2019
The theme for this year’s annual CIO&Leader was focused on the need for CIOs to reinvent—the way business is done, leveraging technology, but also, themselves. Today, businesses of all types and...
Sep 03, 2019
The cover story of this issue is about a very old debate – should CISOs be part of IT team? The debate is certainly old but the whole proposition of the story is that it should be revisited in the...
Jul 03, 2019
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
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
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
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
Digital transformation is mainstream. Even if you ignore the extreme noise and noise makers, the number of businesses pursuing serious transformation leveraging emerging (digital) technologies is...
May 27, 2019
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
By and large, the vertical-wise IT spend pattern in India reflect the same pattern as global spends. Only two verticals seem to be exceptions. The first, IT/ITES, which is one of the top IT spending...
May 08, 2019
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
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
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
It is a no-brainer that gender diversity as a practice has still not percolated across Indian corporate sector the way it should have been—considering the discussion around it that we are witnessing...
Mar 29, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
You can take this opinion as an anticipatory move against the possible allegation—that we are trying to preach morality. I want to start by clarifying that the CIO&Leader February 2019 Cover...
Mar 04, 2019
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
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
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
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
Let’s assume for a moment that the regulators worldwide are successful in putting the curbs on usage of personal data of individuals for means other than what they are collected for—something that...
Feb 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
There is no denying that the raison d'être of CIOs in an enterprise has to do with technology. While tech was, is and will remain the prime responsibility of CIOs, what they are expected to do with...
Jan 02, 2019
As I sift through the trends, forecasts and ‘vision’s that invariably fill up a journalist’s mailbox around yearends, it is difficult to miss how some areas dominate the forecast landscape. The top...
Dec 12, 2018
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
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
It is not every day that you get to see the same story on the cover of CIO&Leader and ITNEXT. With no dearth of tech stories around, why did we choose to put Twitter CIOs on cover? Because I am...
Nov 21, 2018
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
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
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
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
Globally, there is a lot of work going on to protect personal individual data. While GDPR has just kicked off in Europe, similar legislations are in the making in various parts of the world,...
Aug 08, 2018
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
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
Even as we completed 10 years of the CSOForum Summit and completed the third set of NextCSO awards, instead of the usual looking back, we decided to look to the future. That explains the theme of...
Jul 17, 2018
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
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
A good two weeks after the Srikrishna Committee released its whitepaper outlining various issues to consider in a possible data privacy legislation in India, I tried to informally seek the opinion of...
Jun 08, 2018
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
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