Shyamanuja Das

Our cover story this month is on the last decade—major trends that impacted enterprise IT. But let us take a couple of steps backward and look at what changed for IT managers—the people who...
Nov 27, 2019
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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
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The ITNEXT October Issue is very different from the rest of our issues. It presents three case studies from our recently concluded 5th Technology Premier League (TPL). Case studies are a format...
Nov 15, 2019
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By now, the incident of a malware hitting Nuclear Power Corporation of Indian Ltd (NPCIL)’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is all across media and social media. The matter has been politicized...
Oct 31, 2019
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Traditionally, corporate IT departments have been the custodians of anything to do with data. The top executives were dependent on them to get data, analyze it, and even to make sense of it.  As...
Sep 27, 2019
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“I am essentially a man inclined to compromise because I am never sure of possessing the truth in its pristine form”  – Mahatma Gandhi   Just about three-four years back, shadow IT seemed to...
Aug 27, 2019
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Most of the CIOs—irrespective of their age and experience—today realize that understanding of business and being able to communicate in the language business understands are extremely critical for...
Jul 29, 2019
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There was a time when all that CIOs and enterprise IT professionals knew was technology. They were tech experts; knew how to implement tech when a consultant or a business guy told them what was...
Jun 26, 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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It is elections time and there has been huge uproar over the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as opposition accuses the government of manipulation. But that is politics. What cannot be taken lightly...
May 22, 2019
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In the last twenty years, role of technology in business has changed dramatically. Today, technology is not just impacting products and processes, it is impacting strategy as well. Business models...
May 07, 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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After two decades of discussion, gender diversity is still not a ‘business’ agenda item for Indian corporates. At best, it is considered a ‘social’ responsibility; at the worst, it is not even on the...
Mar 27, 2019
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Awards—especially those meant for professionals—are primarily celebrations of their achievement, either over a period of time or for a specific job(s) well done. Awards do create expectations for the...
Feb 25, 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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A few weeks after the white paper on data protection framework in India was published, I wanted to know what the CISOs thought about it. In an event, I posed this informally to more than 20 CISOs,...
Jan 24, 2019
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As we celebrate the 9th set of awardees of NEXT100 awards, I will like to join in congratulating the winners. At the same time, how much do I hate doing it (creating almost an anti-climax in an issue...
Jan 02, 2019
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Artificial Intelligence is eating the world. AI is the driver of the much-hyped data-driven business models. While the agenda for AI application is being driven right from the top—starting with the...
Dec 04, 2018
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Even as enterprises wake up to the potential of Blockchain, a new report by World Trade Organization (WTO) has identified how the trending technology can revolutionize world trade. The publication,...
Dec 04, 2018
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In the past two years, I must have pointed this out several times in my stories, editorials and columns – the CIO’s job is changing from an inside-out profile to outside-in profile. As organizations...
Oct 25, 2018
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The cover story in this issue is directly from the horse’s mouth—15 CIOs and one CDO tell us what it means to be a practical CIO. The big messages that are coming from them are simple—talk and...
Oct 03, 2018
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What is happening to enterprise IT? What are the top changes that you see that has happened in the past couple of years? If you think about what has been happening to IT organizations, about 6 or 7...
Sep 28, 2018
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Digital Transformation from the Trenches: Transformation Strategies for the Digital CIO by Vivek Vishnu (July 2018) Publishers: Authors Upfront Pages: xviii+224 Price: INR 695   One of the biggest...
Sep 11, 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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India has finally come out with its draft personal data protection bill. If you are an information security professional, I assume that you have already gone through the draft and have identified the...
Aug 31, 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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That integration of multiple security solutions and compliance have emerged as the top two challenges in our security survey should come as not much of a surprise to those tuned in. But even to the...
Aug 02, 2018
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The recent launch of Alibaba Cloud’s distribution channel and its announcement that it would train 1,000 sales and technology personnel in India in the next six months hit headlines in Indian media....
Jul 18, 2018
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How are Indian companies preparing for GDPR?  That is too hopeful a headline on the cover.  Never mind that less than 20% Indian companies have to do anything about GDPR. The 15 odd security lead­ers...
Jul 12, 2018
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Traditionally, people have been trained to talk to technology. For some time now, research is directed towards making technology talk to human beings. Google CEO Sundar Pichai just showed what you...
May 13, 2018
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This issue’s cover story is mostly (not fully) based on my research on digital transformation journey in selected companies within some of the largest groups in India—Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra...
Apr 23, 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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What the digital journeys of selected companies from three of India’s largest groups – Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra and Vedanta/Sterlite — tell us about digital transformation in India.  Presenting...
Apr 19, 2018
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In the last four days, we have presented various importance points of debate in digital transformation as it is panning out in India, especially in the core sectors of Indian business. We have...
Apr 12, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Read the third part of...
Apr 11, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. Read the second part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Outcomes here. Digital transformation...
Apr 10, 2018
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Read the first part of the story: Decoding Digital Transformation: The Imperatives here. When survival—of even a market leader—is threatened, you go back to the basics. And that is what businesses...
Apr 09, 2018
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Digital transformation is arguably the most used (abuse is also a use) catch-phrase of our times? All vendors—selling connectivity to anti-virus and all things in between—promise to enable your...
Apr 06, 2018
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Do organizations need to intervene to ensure gender parity at the workplace? The question, even after two decades of the issue being raised, is still being debated. What’s worse, I hear the same...
Mar 21, 2018
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While IT leaders are never tired of talking about digital transformation, many of the large corporations, especially where big transformation is taking place, have chosen to appoint business guys...
Mar 07, 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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When we asked NEXT100 winners to contribute their thought leadership pieces for IT Next, we had planned a single issue for that—dividing it between leadership and technology. But the sheer number of...
Jan 17, 2018
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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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NEXT100 is about recognition and celebration. The issue that you are holding in your hand is a little more than that. It is winning perspectives—the leadership insights and experiences from the...
Dec 07, 2017
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To survive, you need facts and information. Never had information been available so easily. To grow your professional career and do your job better, you need knowledge. The new medium of Internet...
Nov 10, 2017
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Three years back, when Target CIO Beth Jacob resigned from her position following a massive data breach, it was hailed as an exemplary step. But when Equifax CIO David Webb and CSO Susan Mauldin ‘...
Oct 11, 2017
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The historic SC judgment on privacy has accelerated creation of personal data protection legislation. The new regime will bring in a set of new obligations for the businesses. Its time to examine the...
Oct 09, 2017
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In public forums, any question regarding cloud security is summarily dismissed by vendors—and some enterprise IT managers—as being too 2012-ish. While vendors do maintain that stance during private...
Jul 11, 2017
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The ransomware WannaCry made to the headlines globally as the most widespread malware attack ever witnessed, with more than 100 countries reportedly suffering from the attack. With WannaCry trending...
Jun 15, 2017
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Internet of Things (IoT) is the foundational technology of what is called The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)—the fusion of the physical, the virtual and the biological.   Even as we discuss the...
Jun 06, 2017
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