On International Women’s Day on March 8 this year, there were quite a few discussions, events and celebrations planned around women IT leaders. We, at CIO&Leader, hosted one. While this trend...
Apr 05, 2021
“Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday,” said popular American actor of yesteryears, John Wayne. We have no option but to make our tomorrow hopeful. Never have we—in our lifetimes...
Jan 25, 2021
Unified Payment Interface, UPI for short, has been a game changer in the Indian payment system. The rise of UPI, developed by National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), has not just democratized...
Nov 23, 2020
According to Monster’s Salary Index Survey 2019 released a year back, women in India earn 19% less than men. The gap was 20% a year before. In a 2018 study, Georgetown University Center on...
Mar 30, 2020
We—that could refer to as broad as the global economy to as narrow as the Indian enterprise IT community—entered 2010 with a lot of doubt, apprehension and even fear. The second half of 2008 and...
Nov 27, 2019
The annual Global Risk Report (GRR) of Geneva-based global think tank, the World Economic Forum (WEF), based on its Global Risk Perception Survey, is arguably the most important current risk...
Sep 25, 2019
Half a decade ago, shadow IT—as the phenomenon of adopting systems and applications in an organization brought in without explicit approval of the IT is described as—became one of the biggest...
Aug 27, 2019
Today’s enterprise IT managers know very well that it is critical to understand business expectations and the language of business to be able to effectively carry out their responsibilities. Ask...
Jul 29, 2019
Payment may seem to be one small component in the overall business and economic cycle. But in reality, payment is the moment of truth in any economic or commercial activity. Digital payments help...
Jun 26, 2019
Next-generation of 5G wireless systems are bringing about a prolific change in the telecom industry, enterprise and consumer space. Considered a scintillating ‘hype’ until recently, today, it is fast...
May 23, 2019
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) provides a network that enables banks to send and receive information about financial transactions in a secure, standardized...
May 08, 2019
Who is best suited to drive digital transformation? Not long back, this was a big debate between the Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs). While the CMOs believed—at...
May 07, 2019
Traditionally, CIOs, who usually—and in India, predominantly—have come from a technology background, have found it challenging to effectively communicate with the CEOs, who generally come from a...
May 07, 2019
Global ramp and reach ambitions of businesses of all sizes are becoming more achievable just as consumer demands for them to be more agile and accessible are becoming more strident. Digital...
May 03, 2019
AWS gives us three different storage services – EBS, EFS and S3. Each has its own strength and purpose. Here are the key features and architectural benefits of each of these: Amazon EBS Every server...
Feb 27, 2019
We, at ITNEXT, have been running the NEXT100 program for ten years now. Every year, a batch of 100 winners—dubbed as future CIOs—are identified. Many of them have already become CIOs. This is the...
Jan 24, 2019
We all understood now that ‘change is the only constant’. Digital Disruption (transformation) colloquially termed as ‘DX’ing is a new dimension to this change. ‘DX’ing is focussed to create an edge...
Dec 17, 2018
Justice BN Srikrishna committee formed to draft India’s privacy legislation has presented its draft bill, called Personal Data Protection Bill 2018. The draft bill has been prepared after public...
Sep 04, 2018
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Landscape 2018, part of its Global Risk Report (GRR) 2018, both cyber-attacks and data theft are two of the topmost risks to the world we are...
Aug 02, 2018
Enterprise IT has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Customer engagement and inter-connectivity are at the centre of every business application today, and cloud based applications have...
Jul 25, 2018
C-suite executives understand that to transform their businesses, they must embrace the integration of new technologies. Most rank improvement of information security and business efficiency as their...
Jul 25, 2018
May 25, 2018. It was like any other summer day. Except that for thousands of senior IT and security leaders globally—whose organizations do business in Europe or have anything to do with any personal...
Jul 12, 2018
I was chatting up with Jodie Sangster, CMO Liaison Lead, IBM Watson, post an impressive session by her on GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) at the DMA Asia's Digital Breakfast briefing......
May 31, 2018
By this time, you are probably more than convinced that digital is not another flavor of the season. It is here to stay and it is changing the business for real. But have you felt that while your...
Apr 23, 2018
It’s been easy for most people – even IT security teams – to avoid thinking about the security risks of cryptocurrency. Even as the price of bitcoin, ethereum and many of the “alt coins” comprising...
Mar 30, 2018
Why are there so few women in tech? We have addressed this question many times before. And we have found commonly cited answers, attributed to the pipeline problem in tech, unconscious bias, and the...
Mar 21, 2018
The new digital regime requires an outside-in approach. It requires a new outlook and continuous updating of technology knowledge and ability to think of new opportunities using emerging technologies...
Feb 21, 2018
Organizations in India are going through a transitional phase and Indian businesses today are embracing cloud. Most organizations are trying to determine how their traditional on-premises...
Dec 22, 2017
"I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great once said this about leadership. What he meant was leadership at one time...
Dec 07, 2017
What you will read in the next few pages are experiences of leadership by a set of practicing executives who have distinguished themselves by being recognized for their ability to lead the IT...
Dec 07, 2017
Whether you are a network administrator, security manager, or CIO, how would you feel if you were unable to see and managemajor parts of your network environment? This is the problem that...
May 10, 2017
Modern demands often overwhelm the traditional hardware-centric datacenters, as CIOs battle with the increasing cost and complexity of their IT infrastructure. Most organizations will not have the...
Mar 28, 2017
Millennials’ use of technology and their behavior clearly sets them apart from previous generations.The average FS consumer behavior changes radically as Generation ‘Y' (today’s millennials, those...
Mar 15, 2017
The Load balancers have come a long way since their introduction in the 1990s. What started as dedicated hardware designed for balancing load requests across servers has morphed into application...
Jul 25, 2016
One of the common objections that I hear about open source software is along the lines of “Why do I care about access to the source code? The last thing I want is responsibility for more code.” ...
Sep 25, 2015
Every industry is going digital in its own unique way to reach out to more customers and are now dealing with enormous transaction and data volumes. Distribution channels have become more pervasive...
Sep 16, 2015
We all agree that desktop virtualization has become an indispensable solution for companies with a mobility focus; however the adoption of the solution is somewhat limited owing to the cost and...
Sep 15, 2015
A real time mode of communication, email beats snail mail hollow in delivering messages speedily. Emails are less expensive to send too, which is a major advantage. However, the ease of sending...
Jun 22, 2015
Prime Minister Modi has spoken at length about the need to leverage digital technologies to improve governance. However, effectively delivering services and information to a huge populace across a...
May 14, 2015
How is India’s e-commerce industry growing and players sprucing up their product lines?e-Commerce in India is at a very nascent stage yet with the total retail size about 500 billion, out of which...
Apr 30, 2015
Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders planning a bimodal IT strategy will miss out on the benefits of DevOps support for agile practices unless they transform their I&O culture, says...
Apr 22, 2015
Agile is a group of development methods in which the requirements and solution evolve by continuous collaboration between all the stakeholders. It involves self-organizing and cross-functional teams...
Mar 27, 2015
According to Gartner’s 2015 CIO Agenda survey, digitalization has moved to center stage for CIOs in India. “Eighty-two percent of CIOs in India agree that embracing an expanding array of digital...
Mar 09, 2015
A hunt for talent isn’t a new problem for India Inc. Talk to business owners and most would say getting bright, committed employees is very often as tough as cracking that business deal. The crunch...
Feb 26, 2015
According to strategic consulting firm Gallup’s annual State of the Global Workplace Report, only nine per cent of employees in India are really “engaged” in their jobs. What’s worse, 31 per cent are...
Feb 26, 2015
Workplace conflicts occur when business heads with differing standpoints are unwilling or unable to find common ground. “It can happen to the best of teams after the honeymoon period of the working...
Feb 25, 2015
Renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik believes that the western model of doing business may not serve well in India because it operates in a different context, socially, economically, politically...
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 12, 2015
Increasing marketing technology investments are demanding more involvement from IT leaders to enable marketing to achieve full business value from its investments, according to Gartner. In 2015, IT...
Jan 15, 2015