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Autodesk appoints Manufacturing Head

MUMBAI, INDIA: Autodesk has appointed Varun Gadhok as head of its Manufacturing (MFG) business for India and SAARC. In his new role Gadhok will be responsible for driving Autodesk’s growth and increasing adoption of its offerings in the manufacturing sector

The Snowden impact, court prohibits transfer of personal data from Europe to the US

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MUMBAI, INDIA: American companies including Microsoft, Facebook and Google who set up massive data centers in Europe, have hit a panic button. The reason being a landmark judgement from the European Court of Justice has declared the Safe Harbor Framework

Man befriends minor on Facebook, rapes her at party

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Mumbai police recently arrested three men on charges of raping a minor. The three accused have been identified as Kaustubh Chavan (21), Deepali Ahire (25), and Mandar (30). According to the police, Chavan befriended the victim on

Wipro accused of sexism; dragged to court

MUMBAI, INDIA: Wipro, one of the top 5 IT services companies in India, also known for ethical best practices, is defending accusations of predatory sexism in a London court. A 39-year-old former female employee, Shreya Ukil has accused Wirpo of

Your data center has a wish list this holiday season

Vivek Tyagi MUMBAI, INDIA: The holidays are approaching. Here in India, houses are getting decorated for the upcoming Dusshera and Diwali; the wish lists have been prepared and the shopping craze for gifts has begun. Similarly, in IT, there’s always

A look at the 10 most important areas of focus at Microsoft

MUMBAI, INDIA: There is a shift in Microsoft strategy. As Microsoft debuts new strategies to announce new releases, the software major is focused more on the smaller form factors, namely smart phones and tablets among the 10 most important areas

A start-up to propel Apple’s AI synergies

MUMBAI, INDIA: Apple has acquired Perceptio, a start-up that develops technology to allow companies to run artificial intelligence systems on smart phones without needing to share as much user data. No financial details of the deal have been disclosed. In

SEBI nod for Infibeam’s Rs 450 crore IPO

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has approved online shopping portal Infibeam’s proposal to raise Rs 450 crore through an initial public offer (IPO). This makes the Gujarat headquartered Infibeam, the first company in the

Decoding Amazon’s HR dilemma

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Sonal Desai MUMBAI, INDIA: Could Amazon which is normally is in news for its business strategy and case studies about turn-around-time (TAT) strategies, have avoided bad press? The e-commerce giant recent got a jolt when the New York Times printed

Contrail from Juniper in AT&T’s AIC

INDIA: Juniper Networks announced that AT&T has selected Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to provide software-defined networking capabilities in its AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) infrastructure. As part of the AIC, a foundational element of the company’s software-centric network, AT&T will use

Twitter reinstates Jack Dorsey as CEO

MUMBAI, INDIA: It’s official.  Jack Dorsey is Twitter’s permanent CEO. He will also hold the reins at mobile payments company Square. “The move comes at a time when Twitter is working to rekindle user growth. Twitter’s second-quarter monthly average users

Training the next-gen CIOs

MUMBAI, INDIA: As the IT landscape evolves, and CIOs are increasingly being looked upon as business enablers, CIO Association of India has announced the new season of its certification program, in a bid to train the next-gen CIOs. The program

What are the new business models CIOs should look at?

MUMBAI, INDIA: As the implications of digitization play out, enterprises must shift to platform thinking in terms of their business models, delivery mechanisms, talent and leadership to survive and thrive, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner. According

Mobile apps can provide qualified leads to sales executives

HYDERABAD, INDIA: Chennai-based Spini, a mobile apps provider is offering qualified leads to sales executives. The company which recently received S$1 million VC funding from Walden International,  is eyeing an aggressive growth strategy in South India. How does the app

WR’s Ailan showing RoI to advertisers

MUMBAI, INDIA: Ailan—the in-train public announcement (PA) system in Western Railway (WR), is turning out to be a marketer’s delight. The PA is showing RoI to the advertisers. With over 3.5 million commuters traveling in the local trains on the

Bharti Airtel to ASCI: Our 4G ad is not misleading

MUMBAI, INDIA: Bharti Airtel has claimed that its claims including fastest Internet speed are based on rigorous test conditions. The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) had last week, issued a notice to the Bharti Airtel asking it to withdraw

The Fi is out of Sci-Fi!

The Fi is out of Sci-Fi! Water on Mars is no more just fiction or The Martian's feat. Here are some more Fi-elements from some movies. Well, the screenplay is turning real Remember trading time as a currency in the

4 IAM best practices for IoT

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Internet of Things (IoT) has been experiencing massive growth in both consumer and business environments. In response to this emerging market and the particular security requirements of these connected devices, The Internet of Things IIoT) working group

Tea, coffee and some business

MUMBAI, INDIA: Despite living in a digital age, business professionals still prefer face-to-face meetings. According to a recent global study by Hilton Worldwide, more than two-thirds of surveyed professionals, ranging from millennials to age 65+, prefer meeting in-person over any