Posts From Sonal Desai

How did Chandigarh-based Web design company increase revenues?

GURGAON, INDIA: In a bid to expand its operations, ColdFire Design Studio, Chandigarh-based Web design company was looking for a technology partner to better manage and monitor the accounts of his increasing client base. It signed up for GoDaddy Pro

New payment technologies, US Elections: Top targets of cyber-criminals in 2016

MUMBAI, INDIA: Next year promises to be super interesting what with the US elections and payments technologies likely to dominate the whole of next year. No wonder, security vendors are predicting the US presidential election cyber-antics; cyber-criminals pickpocketing the wallet

Start-ups disrupting traditional industries; constrained by workload problems

MUMBAI, INDIA: A new study commissioned by storage vendor EMC and conducted by research firm Greyhound Research has found that start-ups are disrupting the traditional industries in a big way. Technology is helping these start-ups to deliver unique and personalized

16 predictions from Microsoft Research for 2016

MUMBAI, INDIA: Founded in 1991, Microsoft’s Research, which completes 25 years next year, has released 16 predictions. Most of the predictions revolve around Quantum computing, Quantum computers, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, data centers, cloud, IoT and security. These include: New

Big Blue to help Delhi fight pollution

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to provide technological help to Delhi which is implementing strict measures to control pollution, Big Blue has announced a technology partnership with the Delhi Dialog Commission (DDC)— a think tank of the state government.

IoT start-ups ruling roost in India

BENGALURU, INDIA; The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA)— the trade body representing the Indian Electronics System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) with The Indus Entreprenuers (TiE) Bengaluru, commenced the first edition of IoTNext 2015.  Here’s a list of the start-ups:

RummyCircle to offer advanced payment gateway

MUMBAI, INDIA: Play Games 24×7’s RummyCircle will offer an advanced payment gateway to its more than 2.5 million registered users. For the endeavor, it has announced a tie-up with payment platform, TechProcess. “We care very deeply about user experience and

IoT adoption increasing in manufacturing; lack of ownership mars progress

MUMBAI, INDIA: The transition to IoT is underway for global manufacturers according to the findings of a new survey. According to the survey commissioned by Infor, 10 percent of manufacturers have an established IoT project underway, with 22 percent either

Silicon Valley start-ups score over India in VC evaluation

BENGALURU, INDIA: Even as investors and supporting bodies brag about the growing confluence of the start-up industry in India, corporate venture capital arms are giving the domestic start-ups a royal miss. Instead, they are looking at Silicon Valley-based start-ups. For

Have you accepted any friend request on LinkedIn of late?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Scammers are on a prowl, and these days, they are targeting unsuspecting LinkedIn users. According to a new Symantec survey, scammers copy information from real LinkedIn profiles to pose as recruiters and attract new connections. Over the last

How did Europe leverage its 4G investments?

LONDON: The mobile industry’s contribution to Europe’s economy is set to increase over the next five years on the back of increasing mobile operator investment in 4G networks and services, according to a new study by the GSMA. The new

Digital will completely alter the software market: Gartner

MUMBAI, INDIA: The India software market is on track to reach $5.3 billion in 2016, a 12.8 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner. The rise will be largely driven by the following factors: Software as a service (SaaS) adoption

10 disruptive digital trends that will drive retail in 2016

RESTON: In its 2016 predictions for the retail industry, Software AG says that uber-digital consumers expect access to everything… Now. In lieu of the above, Oliver Guy, Director, Retail Industry, Software AG, notes, “The worlds of e-commerce and brick and

Cognizant commits Rs 260 crore for Chennai flood relief

CHENNAI, INDIA: Cognizant, one of Chennai’s largest employers with more than 60,000 employees and 11 facilities will take a multi-pronged approach to support relief and longer-term rehabilitation measures in the city. In a prepared statement the company said it will

CRM has become a key KRA for executives

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai Traditionally, CRM systems have helped companies understand customers. They have also helped unify customer information and offer an overarching view. Typically, CRM is aligned with the company’s objectives and not necessarily to customer preferences. But with changing times,

India to generate 2.7 lakh new jobs in 2016: NASSCOM

HYDERABAD. INDIA: Industry body NASSCOM is confident that India will generate 2.7 lakh new jobs in the next 12 months. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM, affirmed that the industry will manage $20 billion worth of extra revenues in 2016—an increase

Chennai floods loss pegged at approximately Rs 25,000 crore

MUMBAI, INDIA: As the rain water subsides in Chennai, businesses are busying themselves counting the losses caused but the torrential downpour that rocked the state since last month. While the specific number will emerge at a later date, a Times

India to have 11,500 start-ups by 2020

NEW DELHI, INDIA: From 3,100 start-ups in 2014 to a projection of more than 11,500 by 2020, India is sure to be the Start-up Hub in the world. Venture capital investments in India reached Rs 15,600 crore ($ 2,363) till

CIOs want solutions to tackle high WAN connectivity cost: Riverbed

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai WAN connectivity, which was till the recent past considered a better networking option than traditional routers and switches, is also becoming costly. As CIOs scout solutions that tackle the high cost of WAN connectivity, Bjorn Engelhardt, Senior Vice

Qualcomm announces Design in India initiative

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In a bid to support the GOI initiative of Make in India, Qualcomm had announced a Design in India initiative. It must be noted that Paul E Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm, had announced Qualcomm’s support for the