Asia’s CIOs and some 2015 tech predictions

INDIA: Business intelligence and analytics top the list of technology priorities for CIOs in 2015, followed by

Mphasis betting keenly on Digital CEM

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Mphasis, a technology company offering consulting, operations outsourcing and enterprise solutions, has announced the

Hiring skilled project managers may just burn a deep hole in your pockets

BANGALORE, INDIA: Businesses consider project management as a part of their competitive advantage strategies nowadays as it has become critical to business performance, growth and organizational success. Effective project management and successful execution of projects help businesses to achieve the

‘Hack yourself before others do’: Bikash Barai, iViZ

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: iViZ Security,  a leading provider of cloud-based application security testing recently launched ‘3D Unlimited Application Security Testing’  in India, which is a flexible testing model where customers can test any number of applications serially, any number of

Idea Cellular emerges highest bidder for spectrum with bids of around Rs. 30,100 cr

BANGALORE, INDIA: Idea Cellular has won 54 MHz of 900 MHz Spectrum, out of overall win of 79.4 MHz Spectrum, for nine of its service areas covering over 73 percent of the company’s revenues. The total spectrum bid made by

S/w Robots, AI worth watching for in next five years

MUMBAI, INDIA: As per a process automation study by Cognizant, that was based on a poll of 537 senior business and technology decision-makers across multiple industry sectors, new software “robots”, leveraging attributes such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and effective

Collaborative approach can step up the pace of Digital India initiatives

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BANGALORE, INDIA: On the sidelines of CMR-DELL Government Connect Deliberation Forum, we did a quick chat with Raman Bountra, Business Leader(Public) of Dell India to understand how challenging is it to lay the ground work for the new government’s ambitious

Who should actually pay for a data breach?

READING, UK: Websense, Inc. a player in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft, announced the results of an international survey of 102 security professionals conducted at this year’s e-Crime Congress, which shows that nearly all respondents (98

Asian CIOs waking up to many layers that going digital brings

MUMBAI, INDIA: In its annual survey of more than 2,810 CIOs worldwide, representing more than $397 billion in CIO IT budgets in 84 countries, Gartner asked how CIOs should adapt their leadership to ensure their enterprises survive and thrive in

Twitter brings govt. closer to citizens with SMS updates

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Prime minister Narendra Modi took e-governance mission a step further by launching a new service on Twitter called ‘Twitter Samvad’. This will help the government bodies and leaders communicate directly with the citizens via Tweets and SMS

IRCTC launches RuPay prepaid cards

NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in collaboration with National Payment Corporation of India and Union Bank of India (UBI) has launched RuPay pre-paid cards. The initiative is a result of IRCTC’s recent announcement to

Technical Debt: Better to be safe than sorry

INDIA: By Sravan Kumar In today’s aggressive software development world, many a time best practices are compromised pledging to fix it later so as to meet tight project deadlines. Technical Debt represents the effort required to fix problems that remain

Tryg Insurance beefs up processes in Denmark, Sweden

MUMBAI, INDIA: Cognizant has been selected by Tryg Insurance, the second largest general insurer in the Nordic region, as an announcement tells, to streamline its Finance & Accounting (F&A) processes across Denmark, Norway and Sweden, strengthening its financial reporting process

Real-time data wins the toss at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: SAP Australia and New Zealand have announced that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 organising committee is running the SAP Business One application, as it delivers the tournament – across Australia and New Zealand – to the world.

Fashion retail to cloud e-commerce portal with 35pc revenue by 2020

BANGALORE, INDIA: Fashion retail on e-commerce portal will constitute 35% of the total online retail revenue generated in India by 2020, according to Nitin Bawankule, director for E-commerce and Online, Google at India Fashion Forum, 2015. Bawankule said, “By 2020, India

Bidding crosses Rs. 1,09,000cr on fourteenth day of spectrum auction

BANGALORE, INDIA: Brisk bidding in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands over the last two days has been able to pump a provisional bidding value of over Rs. 1,09,000 crore in the government’s kitty so far. The government is likely to

Equinix to launch of five new data centers

SINGAPORE: Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, has announced that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers on four continents to create more capacity for global companies to connect to their partners, customers and

Back-up Baby, Back-up!

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Pratima H MUMBAI, INDIA: Data is no more the good old water in the well it used to be. It’s constantly rising and condensing into clouds, oceans and sometimes, even evaporating. Hardly a few days back, Forrester came out with

Spectrum auction breaks record as bids cross Rs. 1,07,000 cr on twelfth day

BANGALORE, INDIA: Spectrum auction amount crossed Rs. 1,07,000 crore on Tuesday as intense bidding continues in the 800MHz band. The provisional amount committed by bidders on Monday was Rs. 103,046 crore. With this, the ongoing spectrum auction has also been

HP promises cloud service agility with new open hyperscale server line

BANGALORE, INDIA: To address the needs of hyperscale IT architecture, HP today announced a new family of compute portfolio, which will increase the cloud service agility of the service providers. The new compute portfolio includes servers, networking and Service Provider