Jayantha Prabhu, Group CIO, Essar Group and Head of India Business, AGC talks to CIO&Leader, keeping the Vision 2020 in perspective. Excerpts from the interview: Q: Scenarios that are...
Jun 21, 2017
With widespread use of mobile and internet in recent years, doing bank transactions will be handy, quick and cost effective, which has the potenital to kill physical banking in the coming 5-6 years...
Jun 09, 2017
The Karnataka government may provide legal help to the information technology (IT) sector employees in the state. The sacked IT employees have called for action to stop "illegal" layoffs in...
Jun 06, 2017
The Government of India has allayed widespread fears about joblessness in the Indian IT sector. The Minister of Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said a good number of people will...
Jun 05, 2017
Recent reports of the leaks of Aadhaar data from government websites have forced the government to bring in new security mechanisms. As per an ET report, all ministries/departments are being...
Jun 02, 2017
Amid reports of job cuts in the IT sector, Tata Group chief N Chandrasekaran says there is huge demand for technology talent in India. "As the data component rapidly increases in every...
May 31, 2017
GST Network (GSTN), a technological infrastructure platform for the GST stakeholders, has been facing cyberthreats and has, therefore, begun taking steps to prevent them. When the company...
May 30, 2017
A new ransomeware going by the name 'Wannacry' or 'Wannacrypt' has created havoc by attacking hospitals, telecom agencies and shipping companies across the world. As 'Wannacry' is more than just a...
May 15, 2017
Digital payments through the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the mobile-based national payment system, have witnessed massive growth post demonetisation. According to a latest data from...
Apr 05, 2017
The decision by the Trump administration to temporarily suspend the expedited processing of H1B visas will affect Indian IT companies, Nasscom said. The US government, on Saturday, said it is...
Mar 06, 2017
The hardware in human brains has not shown any significant improvement in the last 2,000 years. Taking cue from this, SoftBank Founder and CEO Masayoshi Son has outlined a futuristic vision of a...
Feb 28, 2017
Why choose between the cloud’s scalability or on-premise control? Your IT infrastructure can have a hybrid of both with HPE’s Flexible Capacity.
Feb 22, 2017
Nasscom has postponed the release of a growth projection for 2017-18. The decision of not to release has come in the wake of uncertainty due to regulatory changes in the US and the macroeconomic...
Feb 17, 2017
Setting a new record in space mission achievements, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched 104 satellites using a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota,...
Feb 16, 2017
With President Donald Trump moving to tighten H1B visa programme, the Indian IT companies have begun hiring US citizens for the work. However, their venture is hit by the lack of available...
Feb 14, 2017
The widespread speculation of US administration tightening its H1B visal rules has made the Indian IT industry concerned. The Government of India, too, is monitoring the situation and is...
Feb 07, 2017
The State Bank of India has planned to waive merchant discount rate (MDR) charges completely on debit card transactions for a period of one year — till 31 December 2017. The discount will be...
Jan 11, 2017
Indian IT services companies have continuously been increasing their footprints in global arena, with their acumen and skilled work. Now with $116 billion worth of IT contracts coming up for...
Dec 13, 2016
The demonetization policy announced by the government last month, led to cash crisis in the Indian economy. This forced people to make transactions through electronic modes, especially via mobile...
Dec 06, 2016
Telecom regulator Trai will look into the technological solutions to tackle the menace of auto video downloads that consume large amount of users’ data, without their knowledge. “Let us see...
Oct 26, 2016
With revelations emerging about data breach of debit cards, the Government of India has asked RBI and banks to provide details of the cyberattack. It also asked banks to provide their preparedness...
Oct 24, 2016
The reports of massive data breach have rattled the Indian bank industry. Several payment companies have asked affected banks to take measures to cut risk. In an unexpected, bank stocks...
Oct 21, 2016
Faced with increasing reports of security breaches, banks in India plan to either replace or ask users to change the security codes of their debit cards. There are reports of as many as 3.2...
Oct 20, 2016
Telecom regulator Trai has sought explanations from Reliance Jio Infocomm over the company’s free calling offer, the Times of India reported. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has offered 2 paise-per-...
Oct 14, 2016
Setting a world record, Reliance Jio Infocomm has said that it has touched a subscriber base of 16 million users by September end after launching its operations earlier last month. "We are...
Oct 10, 2016
The not-so interest for cashless tools and the absence of access to banking have led to households using cash for their daily spending. This, in turn, has put a burden of 1.7 per cent of GDP on the...
Oct 06, 2016
The government managed to rake in about Rs 2,500 crore in its kitty, on the fourth day of spectrum auction on Wednesday. The government earned, in total, a bid value of around Rs 63,500 crore in 23...
Oct 06, 2016
Slideshow: As the world goes digital, what are the top trends to watch out for in Industry 4.0? Check it!
Sep 28, 2016
With customers suffering from poor quality of call services, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has decided to issue show cause notices to all the telecom operators failing to comply...
Sep 27, 2016
The government has issued show cause notices to online shopping giant Amazon and 20 other e-commerce portals for importing and reselling refurbished and used mobile phones, the Indian express...
Sep 27, 2016
It’s not only the price war that is ensuing between Reliance Jio Infocomm and other traditional players. India’s telecom sector has also been embroiled in the war of words between Reliance Jio and...
Sep 26, 2016
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said it will act tough for call failures on the network of Reliance Jio. "We will certainly act very fast... We take this very seriously,"...
Sep 20, 2016
Seven telecom firms have so far deposited Rs 14,653 crore as earnest money to acquire spectrum rights in seven frequencies in the upcoming auction due on October 1. However, the amount is lower...
Sep 20, 2016
Raj Kishore, a resident of Khanpur in Delhi, went to an HDFC ATM kiosk nearby his locality to draw money last week. He withdrew Rs 5,000 from his account in one transaction. Five minutes later...
Sep 19, 2016
Telecom regulator TRAI will take action against service providers for breaching call drop threshold and under quality service. The action would be irrespective of the 90-day period mutually agreed...
Sep 13, 2016
A day after Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani accused telecom service providers of abusing their dominant position to hurt Jio’s margins, telecom regulator swung into action and has summoned...
Sep 09, 2016
The government has approved a proposal to develop ultra-advanced super critical technology for thermal power plants to ensure energy security. The government will provide budgetary support to the...
Aug 11, 2016
India is expected to have a total number of 180 million smartphones by 2019, doubling its global market share to 13.5 per cent from 7.6 per cent at present. According to a study by Assocham in...
Aug 10, 2016
Felix Mohan, CEO, CISO Cybersecurity Research dwells on the nitty gritty of cybersecurity that financial professionals should know, so as to protect their money and also bring in a sense of...
Jun 17, 2016
Sunder Krishnan, CRO, Reliance Life Insurance talks about the growing cyber threats in the world of finance, at the 6th CFO100 Awards function held on March 18, 2016 in Mumbai.
Jun 15, 2016
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a relatively new (less than a decade old) management discipline that requires organisations to identify all the risks faced by them and then decide which ones...
May 05, 2016
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ruled in favour of those pitching for net neutrality in the country, thus dealing a severe blow to Facebook's highly-controversial 'Free Basics'...
Feb 09, 2016
IT spending across the globe may see a slight pickup in 2016, as per technology research firm Gartner report. After recording a downfall in 2015 worth $3.52 trillion dollar, IT spending in 2016 is...
Jan 19, 2016
Ok, to be fair, may be not cloud, but at least the reasons to go for cloud. Recently I was chatting with quite a few senior CIOs who were attending the Annual CIO& leader conference....
Jan 13, 2016
Amid raging debate over net neutrality in India, the government says it is awaiting TRAI report and will take structured view based upon that report. “The issue of net neutrality is being debated...
Jan 11, 2016
Sensor technologies, automated controls, and advanced design software are becoming intrinsic to manufacturing. These developments are transforming the way manufacturing businesses operate, resulting...
Oct 08, 2015
Felix Mohan lists down the top five cybersecurity hygiene aspects to follow at the 6th CFO Annual CFO Leadership Conclave, 2015
Sep 11, 2015