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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
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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
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Corporate India is going through a defining time, with emerging technologies taking over many areas of business. Human resource is one such critical area, which is core to any business and has been...
Jun 03, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Amid the flux, mobile technologies and alternative interfaces are playing an increasing role – laptops, tablets, mobile phones, 2-in-1s, thin clients and desktop virtualization introduce...
Dec 24, 2014
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In these days of multiple skills and responsibilities, particularly at the middle and senior management levels, IT managers are no different from the rest of their colleagues. Our survey of 173...
Dec 17, 2014
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New research by the McKinsey analyses twelve technologies, ranging from the mobile Internet to cloud computing to advanced genomics that could have a profound impact on growth and social progress and...
Dec 17, 2014
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One-third of large enterprises engaging in digital business models and activities will also have a digital risk officer (DRO) role or equivalent, says Gartner.  By 2020, 60 percent of digital...
Dec 12, 2014
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Anyone into recruitment knows that good talent is scarce. If you are in the market for senior IT managers, you should know what will make them say yes to your offer. What is it that will make a...
Nov 20, 2014
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There are organisations that are leveraging this new trend to expedite software delivery by reducing dysfunctions arising out of development and operations silos. However, since the rules of the game...
Nov 20, 2014
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Organisations always want to be agile and more efficient. However, traditionally the functional silos of operations and development have poor intertwining relations. The initiative called DevOps that...
Nov 17, 2014
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