Apple, Google, and Microsoft are the most valuable brands of 2017

By : CIOL Writers

Technology industry was a clear winner when Interbrand released its latest Global Brands ranking with half of the top ten brands being technology firms. Without any surprises, Apple and Google topped the 18th edition of global rankings for the fifth consecutive year. While Apple’s

Red Hat launches first APAC Open Innovation Labs to support customers’ digital journey

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, INDIA: Red Hat launched its first Open Innovation Labs in the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore. Red Hat also has physical Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in Boston and London. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs launched in 2016 based on customer interest

The most costly cyber security breaches result from third-party failures

While more companies are investing in cyber security regardless of ROI (63% in 2017 compared to 56% in 2016), a new study from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that the average cost of a cyber security incident is

Microsoft and Facebook complete Transatlantic Internet cable ‘Marea’

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft and Facebook have finished laying the 4,000-mile transatlantic cable, Marea, the companies announced last week. The cable project that began last year connects Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Bilbao, Spain, and is a joint project between Microsoft, Facebook, and Telxius, a telecom

SAP acquires identity management firm Gigya

By : CIOL Writers

German software firm, SAP is acquiring Israeli customer identity software company Gigya to strengthen its position in the booming market for online customer relationship marketing, the company said on Sunday. Though the erms of the deal weren’t disclosed, TechCrunch puts the transaction

Amazon sets eyes on India’s offline retail market with 5pc stake in Shoppers Stop

By : CIOL Writers

Marking its first foray into India’s offline retail space, Amazon’s investment arm has acquired a 5 percent stake in Mumbai-headquartered fashion retailer Shoppers Stop. Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4 million shares, equivalent to about

SaaS solution accelerators in the age of agile project delivery

Janakiraman Jayachandran Sixteen years ago, when the Agile Manifesto was laid down by a group of seventeen software professionals, their main goal was to find an alternative to “document driven, heavy-weight software development process”. While the participants didn’t agree about

Google announces ‘zero-touch’ Android configuration for businesses

By : CIOL Writers

Setting up an Android phone may be a simple task but it does become tedious when a business with hundreds of employees has to configure devices across an entire organization. Now to fix that, Google is launching a new deployment method

Google is buying HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1bn

By : CIOL Writers

In a bid to further boost its hardware business, Google has signed a $1.1 billion deal to acquire a team of HTC employees, many of whom have worked with the company on its Pixel smartphone. As part of the agreement, Google will

Reliance Jio dismisses incumbents’ theory that IUC cut will benefit Jio alone

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Jio has dismissed the incumbent operators’ theory that the reduced interconnect usage charge (IUC) would benefit the company significantly. On the other hand, Jio has called the cut ‘six years too late’ saying that it should have been implemented earlier

5 strategies to defend against automated cyber attacks

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cybercriminals are now using highly advanced automation tools to deploy malware with much greater speed and scale. CISOs in India can no longer rely on a manual approach in cyber defense as cyber attacks have become automated, riding

Oracle aims to take on AWS with simplified cloud purchase and consumption programs

USA: To compete with the three big public cloud services providers -AWS, Microsoft, and Google- Oracle today announced two new programs that address the cloud adoption challenges by improving and simplifying the way customers purchase and consume cloud services. Oracle’s observation:

Aruba brings analytics-driven, advanced cyber protection with 360 Secure Fabric

BANGALORE, INDIA: Aruba announced the 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. To help organizations address new and unknown threats, the

Microsoft might sneak preview the mixed reality offerings ahead of official release

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft is likely to showcase the company’s new line of mixed reality offerings in a media event on October 3 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has started inviting media to the event with a promise that it’ll be an opportunity

IBM and Reliance’s Unlimit join hands to develop IoT solutions for industries

MUMBAI, INDIA: Unlimit, a business venture of Reliance Group and IBM announced a strategic collaboration to co-create IoT solutions for specific industry verticals including automotive, insurance, utilities, and industrial automation. As part of the collaboration, IBM will provide its Watson

The age of automation is upon us. But are we ready to accept it?

Anil Kumar “May we live in interesting times,” goes a Chinese proverb… There is significant amount of excitement, as well as anxiety about the rapidly evolving business models. Having become the game changer in the industry today, automation is being

Alphabet could invest up to $1B in Lyft

By : CIOL Writers

As Uber tries to find a way out of its troubled tides, its arch-rival in the US- Lyft is taking every possible advantage of the situation. According to Bloomberg, Lyft is in talks to raise up to $1 billion from Alphabet.

ITC Infotech will develop industry solutions using Chirp’s ‘data over sound’ tech

BANGALORE, INDIA: ITC Infotech and the ‘data over sound’ communication tech provider, Chirp today announced a strategic partnership to collaboratively develop solutions for clients across the globe. Transferring data over sound takes advantage of speaker and microphone-equipped devices of any

Amazon opens its first digital fashion studio in India

By : CIOL Writers

Amazon, on Wednesday, launched a digital imaging studio in Gurgaon, India- its third such space globally after New York and London- to support its rapidly growing fashion business in the country. BLINK, a 44,000 square feet digital imaging studio, with

Digital Transformation Roadmap to 2022: Highlights from HPE C4IO Conclave

By : CIOL Bureau

Report by Prabhu Ram, CyberMedia Research The 9th edition of the HPE C4IO Conclave with theme of Convene, Communicate, Collaborate, Conquer, was held at Amritsar from 8-10 September, 2017. CMR was HPE’s Knowledge Partner for the same. The C4IO Conclave