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India is no more a mobile-first economy.  It is fast becoming a mobile-only economy. The recent push towards digitizing India will create further opportunities for improving digital infrastructure,...
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Are some companies better at developing IT leadership than others? Data seems to suggest so. A little analysis of the data for winners of NEXT100 for last seven years shows that some companies have...
Jan 09, 2017
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For commoners, Mumbai's Dharavi is just another slum that inhabits about 1 million people. However, calling it a slum is an understatement considering it is a nucleus of small scale industries.  ...
Jan 06, 2017
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PwC conducted a global, cross-industry survey of business, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), and HR leaders who develop and execute their organizations' D&I strategies to understand what...
Jan 06, 2017
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Digital transformation, the phrase used to describe the change needed by enterprises to compete in the new digital era, often implies very specific and different things. Yet, there’s a growing...
Jan 05, 2017
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Worldwide combined shipments of PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner Inc. Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to...
Jan 05, 2017
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  If 2015 was the year in which cloud became mainstream, 2016 saw cloud emerging as the dominant IT model. A testimony to that is the fact that in 2016, the spend on cloud services finally overtook...
Jan 04, 2017
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India features among the top ten countries that host hyperscale datacenters even as the United States continues as the dominant leader accounting for 45% of such centers—more than the combined share...
Jan 04, 2017
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Firstly, they will have to come to grips with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is redefining entire industries, and creating new ones from scratch, owing to groundbreaking advances in...
Jan 02, 2017
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CIO&Leader spoke to Sachin Jain, CIO-Global IT Operations & CISO at Evalueserve, as he shares his outlook on 'the year that was' for technology and business.   Tell us about some of the  IT...
Dec 20, 2016
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Anil Kumar Singh is now CIO & General Manager (Management Services at Krishak Bharati Co-operative Limited. Prior to the appointment, Singh, who is an IT NEXT 100 CIO-2014 award winner, was...
Dec 19, 2016
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Aruna Ravichandran is Vice President of Product & Solutions Marketing, DevOps for CA Technologies. Prior to CA, Aruna was the Vice President for Marketing and Strategy for Software Defined...
Dec 19, 2016
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The rapid pace of technological and societal change has given government CIOs a new sense of urgency and a willingness to experiment with smart city and open data initiatives, according to Gartner....
Dec 16, 2016
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Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has released six data center infrastructure trends to watch in 2017:     Infrastructure races to keep up with connectivity at the edge   Distributed IT...
Dec 13, 2016
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How do you see the automotive sector in India and what are the most important elements for growth? Automotive sector in India has seen a decent growth over the last few years. Now, the automotive...
Dec 12, 2016
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Juan Carlos Combariza, Director of Business Strategy WW CA-Offers & Marketing and Rajan Rahi, Sr. Vice President, HCL in conversation with Sachin Nandkishor Mhashilkar, CIO&Leader on the...
Dec 08, 2016
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What is spurring interest in DevOps in India? Do you see any difference between rest of the world and India? Abhilash: There are multiple areas in which DevOps in India has kicked off in the last 18...
Dec 08, 2016
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As businesses increasingly undertake the digital journey, two-speed IT—the term Gartner uses to describe the separation of business applications and infrastructure—is becoming the norm. The agenda...
Dec 06, 2016
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Shalimar Paints is the oldest player in the INR 40,000-crore Indian paints industry. Important national buildings, such as Howrah Bridge, Rashtrapati Bhawan and All India Institute of Medical...
Dec 05, 2016
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Mobile device adoption in the workplace is not yet mature, found a recent survey from Gartner. Athough 80% of workers surveyed received one or more corporate-issued devices, desktops are still the...
Nov 30, 2016
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In the tech industry, 2016 can easily be described as the Year of the chatbot. It has gone from being a virtually unknown concept at the beginning of the year to the most talked about topic in tech....
Nov 28, 2016
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  The new shared economy is triggering a business and IT transformation across all industries, and the results are visible to all of us in our daily lives, whether it’s using Uber for rides across...
Nov 25, 2016
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Blockchain is a technology for a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency while streamlining business processes. It is a design pattern...
Nov 18, 2016
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Data scientists will record the highest jump of 6.4% in salaries in 2017, among all IT professionals in the US, according to 2017 Salary Guide for IT Professionals, released by recruitment firm,...
Nov 17, 2016
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Driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, research agency, Gartner, forecasts that the IT spending in India will reach USD72.4 billion in 2017 - up 6.9% from 2016. Analysts said the key...
Nov 17, 2016
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Data analytics company, Tableau Software added 3,900 new customers in the August of 2016, bringing its customer base to more than 46,000 across the globe. The company’s revenue increased 32% over...
Nov 17, 2016
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Pawan Chawla, CIO at  Girnarsoft has over 18 years of experience in the IT industry. In a candid interview, he shares lessons from what he has learned -- from working in both -- startups and...
Nov 16, 2016
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“Traditionally, the responsibility of handling and managing data has remained with the CIO, and therefore, instead of defining new roles, organizations are comfortable assigning the data analytics...
Nov 15, 2016
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Since 2011, data has continuously made a comeback in our office discussions and business meetings. It has even crept into our coffee breaks. Questions, such as 'where do I begin?' or 'which solution...
Nov 15, 2016
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More than two-third marketers expect their companies’ marketing technology (martech) budget to increase in 2017. Seven out of ten marketers think their companies invest the right amount in martech,...
Nov 11, 2016
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As much as 58% network devices in enterprises globally are currently indicating an early refresh of network equipment, according to the Network Barometer Report 2016, released recently by network...
Nov 10, 2016
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For tech companies openly supporting the democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton, their worst fears have come true. Donad Trump has been elected President of the United States despite a strong...
Nov 09, 2016
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Digital transformation is suddenly gathering steam. For the last few years, we have heard leaders across lines of businesses start their digitization journey. While some of them are piloting new...
Nov 08, 2016
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Public clouds and private clouds are the top technologies that will impact the enterprise over the next three years, according to a new survey by Pluribus Networks, results of which were released...
Nov 04, 2016
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A new research by benchmarking and performance measurement firm, The Hackett Group, highlights four imperatives for achieving world-class IT performance in the digital era.  The research, Four...
Nov 03, 2016
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Blockchain technology has got a big boost with both the major payment companies globally—Visa and Mastercard—announcing their plans to embrace Blockhain,  in a span of barely ten days. This is...
Nov 01, 2016
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Big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the new enterprise favorite, indicates the latest NASSCOM Emerge 50 – 2016 list. It was found that 75% of the most innovative startups or emerging...
Oct 27, 2016
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By 2020, smart machines will be one of the top five investment priorities for more than 30% of CIOs, according to Gartner. With smart machines moving towards fully autonomous operation for the first...
Oct 27, 2016
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Artificial intelligence has been an area of interest since decades but it was not until recently that it has silently become the way we do business; and if the technology keeps going at the same pace...
Oct 25, 2016
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78% of businesses believe digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organization, either now or in the future, according to Dell Technologies research. Almost half (45%) of global businesses...
Oct 20, 2016
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Even though business dependence on technology has grown manifold, somewhere the image of corporate IT has taken a beating. It is no more that awed function as it used to be at one time.   There are...
Oct 13, 2016
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Not long back, Indians were skeptic of making online transactions or of doing card payments. Now, it is predicted (by BCG and Google research) that digital transactions will surpass the cash...
Oct 13, 2016
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During a session on the Indian start-up scene in the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit, leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists outlined the challenges ahead, given the obvious...
Oct 12, 2016
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  All you need to know about UPI    There are some ideas that fail to catch up with technology development; newer technologies just leapfrog them. There are others that are well ahead of their times...
Oct 10, 2016
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What are the outlook and big business imperatives for Indian automotive sector? The Automotive sector in India is going through a growth phase. It is expected to almost double in the next five years...
Oct 10, 2016
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It is no secret that it is increasingly becoming easier to attract venture and investment by starting a tech-enabled consumer business. If not, you provide services to big businesses. But creating...
Oct 06, 2016
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By 2025, every industry will be transformed by digital business, as per Gartner, then what is going to be give one organisation edge over the other is not when one adopted digital but how well they...
Oct 06, 2016
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  Last week, Google revealed the plan for significant geographical expansion of its Google Cloud Platform  by announcing eight new Google Cloud Regions, including one in Mumbai.  A region is a...
Oct 04, 2016
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Businesses need a better way to face the mountains of data created every day. Depending on the industry, your company possesses between 1 million and 12 million gigabytes of information.   Most of...
Sep 23, 2016
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Assessing the emerging demand for business technology management professionals, leading online education portal, Coursera, in association with Indian School of Business, has launched a specialized...
Sep 20, 2016
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