Technology

A year ago in Oslo Air­port I checked in to an SAS flight. One airline kiosk issued a boarding pass, another punched out a luggage tag, then a computer screen showed me how to attach it and another...
Jan 19, 2018
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) has warned that cybersecurity threats are outpacing the abilities of the governments and companies to overpower them unless there’s cooperation from all stakeholders...
Jan 15, 2018
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Most organisations have a presence on social media today in order to capitalise on its potential as an inexpensive, large-scale communication tool — whether it is to further a cause, generate...
Jan 05, 2018
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In a move that promises to redo the digital landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled a plan to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet...
Nov 23, 2017
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Automation is expected to increase further in 2018, making nearly 70 per cent of the Indian workforce irrelevant.  Tech analysts say that this will impact future hiring in India, where around 65...
Nov 15, 2017
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The following article is based on a panel discussion during the annual CFO Conclave held between 15 and 17 September. The panellists were(L to R) Rishabh Kaul, Co-founder, Belong.co; Alok Bajpai,...
Nov 09, 2017
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Senior IT industry officials expect Indian IT companies to do better in 2018, as reports indicate that the US economy is doing well. Former CFO of Infosys, V Balakrishnan, said their ability to grab...
Oct 24, 2017
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According to Seqrite Cyber Intelligence Labs, around 6,000 Indian government and private organisations have been affected by a cyber security breach. Seqrite Cyber Intelligence Labs, and its partner...
Oct 04, 2017
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The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has welcomed the resumption of fast processing of visas by US.    However, it has called for focus on new technologies,...
Sep 20, 2017
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Even as Infosys struggles to put behind acrimony between founders and former Board members, the company says it is engaging with shareholders to ensure high governance standards.   The founders...
Sep 04, 2017
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The businesses in India are increasingly becoming war of the security breaches. They are investing in a big way to ensure that the detection and response system are kept in place.    According...
Aug 30, 2017
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The Infosys investors are demanding for co-founder Nandan Niklekani's return.    It is said that the move will bring back confidence among investors and boost employee morale.    According...
Aug 24, 2017
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LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking service now owned by Microsoft, has launched its 'made in India' LinkedIn Lite mobile app for Android users in India. The company launched the...
Jul 21, 2017
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Do you check your bank account or share your pictures and videos using public Wi-Fi? Beware! According to a report by Symantec, a whopping 96 per cent of Indians have put their personal information...
Jul 20, 2017
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The Government of India has started working on the new telecom policy. Before finalising the policy, it will seek views of the public.   The department wants to make the policy consumer-centric...
Jul 06, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Slideshow: As the world goes digital, what are the top trends to watch out for in Industry 4.0? Check it!
Sep 28, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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