Posts From Sonal Desai

IaaS market worth $56.05 billion by 2020

PUNE, INDIA: According to a new market research report, “Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market by Solution, Deployment Types, End Users, Verticals and Region-Global Forecast to 2020,” published by MarketsandMarkets, is expected to grow from $15.79 billion in 2015 to

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL launched in India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Microsoft has launched Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the first Lumia phones in India. Built on latest-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come pre-loaded with Windows 10 that transitions seamlessly across Windows devices

FMCG, retail get a 3D facelift

MUMBAI, INDIA: Dassault Systèmes, the 3D experience company, has launched My Retail Theater, its new industry solution experience for FMCG and retail segments. The solution leverages product development data for consumer-facing usage, transforming it into a visual experience that benefits

Dell targets rural India with easy finance scheme

MUMBAI, INDIA:  In a bid to increase PC literacy in the country, Dell has announced Dell PC Literacy Days, and launched easy finance schemes. The Dell PC Literacy Days will begin today and go on until December 20, 2015. During

Lessons to be learnt from the McKinsey survey

CIOL Bureau MUMBAI, INDIA: Going by the developments in the last few months, CEOs of large multinational companies in China are facing a herculean task, is a given. But what exactly is ailing these CEOs? In a new report, consultancy

Rio 2016 Games enter the cloud

MUMBAI, INDIA: Rio 2016 Games have entered the cloud—virtually. According to Atos International, which is providing technology solutions for the event, cloud will be used for key applications including the volunteer portal and the accreditation system. It is also the

Making IT outsourcing work

Nigel Lowe IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) has been a key feature of the IT world since its outset. In the beginning when computing power was scarce and expensive, companies turned to specialist bureaus for data processing. Today, we have come full circle

Why are CIOs looking at vertically-expanded data centers?

By : Sonal Desai

Sonal Desai The data center has been a cost center for an enterprise for a long time now. Escalating real estate cost coupled with concerns over increased power usage and rising demands from the CXOs for newer services from existing

PM Modi calls Sonia Gandhi for Chai pe Charcha over GST

By : Sonal Desai

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is depending on pet Chai pe Charcha as an amicable proposal to break the impasse over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill. It must be noted that the Congress had stalled the passage

Ouch, the casting couch may soon be out!

MUMBAI, INDIA: Casting couch, the infamous word now synonymous with the film industry may soon be a word of the past. Even more so, struggling actors, directors and producers may no longer have to wait for fests to meet industry

17 percent SMBs cancelled their cloud contracts last year

MUMBAI, INDIA: It’s time cloud service providers (CSPs) improved their ante or be prepared to perish. As more and more SMBs are turning to cloud and newer mobile applications as a means of business automation, they are turning to their

Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival goes cashless

MUMBAI, INDIA: Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank has partnered with Universal Music Group for its newly acquired music festival, Bacardi Enchanted Valley Carnival (EVC), scheduled from December 17-20, 2015 at Ambey Valley City. Yes will be the

How does CLV impact a company’s digital economy?

MUMBAI, INDIA: High performing, strategic customer lifetime value (CLV) companies are influencing customers through a blend of business orientation, resource management and technology. A new study commissioned by Avaya and conducted by Frost & Sullivan shows the impact of CLV

Infosys’ Rajiv Bansal joins Ola

BENGALURU, INDIA: Former Infosys CFO Rajiv Bansal has joined taxi hailing service as its chief financial officer. Bansal replaces Mitesh Shah, who will now lead the strategic finance initiatives, ANI Technologies that owns Ola, said in a statement. “He brings

Bitcoin under threat?

MUMBAI, INDIA: Bitcoin which took the market by storm is under threat. According to a new report by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) titled, Dark Markets: Anonymity in Bitcoin, the crypto currency is under threat from government regulations namely compliance and

ISIS one of the best users of Internet: Manohar Parrikar

MUMBAI, INDIA: Manohar Parrikar, the Indian defense minister has acknowledged that there is more to terrorism than guns and human bombs. Terrorists are now using a new weapon named the Internet, to not only recruit `new cadets’ but also to

The Maya of Crayon Data; Ratan Tata invests in start-up

MUMBAI, INDIA: Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has invested an unspecified amount in Crayon Data, a Chennai-based start-up. Crayon’s flagship product Maya is a personalization engine that facilitates choice delivery for the banking, hotel and digital media verticals. The

55 percent Indian enterprises have a digital roadmap: KPMG- Dell study

MUMBAI, INDIA: Indian enterprises are digitally ready, and willing to embrace newer technologies such as cloud, big data, IoT, mobility and social among others. Dell released the findings of a study titled, Future Ready Enterprises. The survey was conducted in

HID targets banking vertical with new server release

MUMBAI, INDIA: HID Global has enhanced its ActivID authentication offering for digital banking. Financial institutions using mobile banking channels have typically relied on simple passwords or out-of-band transaction verification based on one-time passwords (OTP) tokens sent via SMS to customers’

Nokia displays cloud, IoT, 1000x capacity solutions on India Innovation Day

MUMBAI, INDIA: At the recently hosted India Innovation Day in Bengaluru, Nokia showcased cloud, IoT and analytics and 1000x capacity solutions. Targeted at the mobile broadband segment, these three were among the 30 futuristic technologies and demonstrations on various R&D