Posts From Sonal Desai

Will Shobhaa De’s Tweet land her in jail?

Mumbai, India: Just days after the Supreme Court quashed the draconian Section 66A from the IT Act, the Maharashtra government will soon be scouting for an alternative, if a legislative motion initiated by a Shiv Sena legislator is passed. The

Dell upgrades X- and N- series for SMBs

MUMBAI, INDIA: Dell has upgraded X-series of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches with intuitive work flow management, traffic visibility and real-time control to optimize cloud and onsite network applications. The company has also expanded its N-series family of fully managed

Juniper Networks unveils app acceleration switch, QFX5100-AA

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to reach out to the IT decision makers in the BFSI segment, Juniper Networks has introduced an application acceleration switch, QFX5100-AA. The company said that the switch enables financial institutions to significantly boost performance of

Walking the board room tightrope: A CIO Perspective

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: Ever since the IT decision making process has reached the board room, it has created the proverbial rift between the CIO and the CFO. The common bane of contention is that while the CIOs are often surpassed in

How will the spectrum auction impact the industry?

The recently concluded spectrum auction can be seen as a projection of the future of Indian telecom sector. The base price was Rs 65,463 crore but the bidding generated Rs 1.1 lakh crore which is almost 68percent premium over the

Facebook to accelerate data transmission capacity

Facebook has deployed the world’s longest terrestrial multi terabit route to accelerate data transmission. For that, it has deployed an Infinera Intelligent Transport Network to light the world’s longest terrestrial optical network route capable of transmitting up to eight terabits

Netmagic narrates its DC story

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: In a bid to expand, and increase market share in the co-location, hosting and cloud services, Netmagic, an NTT Communications company is expanding its data center network. The company is building its largest ever data center, in Mumbai.

Godrej Properties to take SAP online

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: Godrej Properties, the real-estate arm of the Godrej Group is taking its SAP online. Confirming the development, Shailesh Joshi, vice president, Information Systems, Godrej Industries, said, “The decision to move SAP to the cloud has been taken. Our

Aadhaar thumb prints to make digital signatures obsolete?

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: This fiscal onward, our biometrics on the Aadhaar card will be recognised as digital signatures across services. Next month, the GoI is expected to announce a new initiative aimed at integrating various processes and formalising the Aadhaar thumb

How to stay put in a man’s world?

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: “Only nine percent women are owners of any medium, small or mid-size enterprises (MSME) in India; globally, capital and credit is a challenge for women,” Shikha Uberoi, Investor in technology start-ups, and a former tennis player.   “Globally,

How women should prepare themselves for uneasy questions

By : Sonal Desai

MUMBAI, INDIA: An angel investor who was interviewing a woman in her early stages of pregnancy noticed the baby bump and queried, “So you are pregnant. What are your plans afterward?” The aghast interviewee could not respond. As members of