Is Anonymous India right in hacking the TRAI website?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Moments after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the email ids of people who responded to its consultation paper on Net Neutrality, it paid a heavy price for the wrong doing. The TRAI website crashed after

13 stars who stole the show at CIOKLUB awards

MUMBAI, INDIA: The evening was pleasant. The evening glowed. More than 100 IT heads and CIOs from all over India had gathered at the convention center of BSE to commemorate the World CIO Day, and celebrate the eighth birthday of

Look who is helping you to track your loved ones in Nepal?

MUMBAI, INDIA: For those who have been unable to locate your loved ones in the aftermath of the destructive earthquake that shook Nepal and bordering areas, Google and Facebook have volunteered help. Search engine giant Google, which had launched its

Digital and SMAC will dominate IT investments: EY-CIOKLUB

MUMBAI, INDIA: A new survey by Ernst and Young (EY) and the CIOKLUB has found that CIO will invest more than 25 percent of their IT budgets in new technologies, especially digital, in its annual survey titled SMAC 3.0: Digital

Twitter Highlights can bring communities closer

MUMBAI, INDIA: Social networking major Twitter has introduced a new feature which is currently being offered only to the users of Google’s Android mobile operating system. Named Highlights, the new feature provides users capsules of relevant tweets and increase engagement

A Million and counting. The number of emails TRAI’s received for Net Neutrality


MUMBAI, INDIA: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has received one million emails in support of Net Neutrality. The number of emails will further rise as the last day to vote for the campaign is today. Incidentally, this also makes

Here’s how Google will determine your website’s mobile friendliness

MUMBAI, INDIA: With an aim to enable organizations’ smooth transition toward a mobile friendly website, Google that started rolling out its new mobile friendly algorithm today, has released an exhaustive list of FAQs. While the company said that the new algorithm

Suo moto, CCI steps in to resolve the Net Neutrality war

MUMBAI, INDIA: Taking cognizance of the debates and the subsequent furore over Net Neutrality, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has decided to step in. Taking suo-moto action, the commission has asked the telecom companies to present their case, in a

How can organizations cope with Microsoft end of life product lifecycle?

MUMBAI, INDIA: As a Technology Consultant , I work with mainly small and mid-size companies with less than 500 users of IT, and am seeing increasing demand for solutions around social, mobility, analytics and cloud , popularly called as SMAC. In

Freescale announces programs for secure IoT

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain momentum, Freescale Semiconductor and its partners are tackling the most dire challenge the young movement has faced to date -the security of IoT applications. To address the same, Freescale recently announced

COAI seeks Net Equality amidst the Net Neutrality debate

MUMBAI, INDIA: Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has pushed for an informed debate on Net Neutrality. In a statement issued yesterday, COAI reaffirmed its support for Net Neutrality, but also also made a strong pitch for net equality that will

Cricket Club of India saves software licensing cost with Enjay

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MUMBAI, INDIA: The Cricket Club of India (CCI), established in 1933, and one of the premier cricket clubs in the country was looking at PC refresh. The background: In a bid to meet the compliance and regulation rules, the IT

How will you download the Google Drive back-up option on WhatsApp?

MUMBAI, INDIA: You can now store your WhatsApp conversations on Google Drive In its latest update, popular messaging service WhatsApp, which recently reached 800 million monthly active users, has rolled out an update to its Android app. As a part

Juniper Networks improves firewall throughput with hardware upgrade

MUMBAI, INDIA: Juniper Networks has announced new hardware for its SRX5800 including third-generation input/output cards (IOC3), an enhanced mid-plane chassis and third-generation system control boards (SCB3). The upgrade improves the available Internet Mix (IMIX) firewall throughput up to 2 Terabits

Retail CEOs want solutions to solve omni-channel challenges

MUMBAI, INDIA: A new survey conducted by PWC and commissioned by JDA software has found that despite increasing investments in omni-channel sales capabilities, only 16 percent of retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are profitable. The findings: Sixty seven percent CEOs

Indian Parliament stands by Net Neutrality

DELHI, INDIA: Following rigorous protests by angry netizens and articles by activists, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology (PSCIT), has finally taken a stand in favor of Net Neutrality. An article in the Economic Times today quoted Anurag Thakur,

Jailbreaks a wake-up call for the Maharashtra government?

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to stem rising instances of jailbreaks and criminal activities inside the jails, the Maharashtra government is planning to leverage on information technology and plug the security lapses. DNA has reported that the state government has hired

Apple ResearchKit downloaded on 60,000 iPhones

MUMBAI, INDIA: Apple has released a ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists, researchers and developers gather data by using mobile devices. The software enables researchers to develop their own apps and developers

BT launches next-gen Cyber service

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SINGAPORE: BT has launched BT Assure Cyber, an advanced security platform targeted at the private sector and government organizations. The new platform uses advanced analytics engines to detect subtle threats within the monitored environment. At the core of the Assure Cyber

Microsoft Skype for Business to replace Lync

MUMBAI, INDIA: Microsoft has started rolling out Skype for Business. Skype for Business is built right into Office, so features like presence, IM, voice and video calls, and online meetings are an integrated part of the Office experience. The software