Digital India to be Key Enabler for IoT: Narendra Bhandari, Intel

Intel is driving IoT framework or reference architecture from sensors to the back end servers and analysis across the ecosystem of tech vendors, developers, systems integrators and CIOs. It’s not about bits and bytes from a digital perspective but one needs to know temperature, location and other aspects. But it will require interesting new skillsets at the organisation end across the entire spectrum to the likes of information scientists, data partitioners, networking experts to drive the true benefits of IoT, says Narendra Bhandari, Director, Software & Services Group, Intel Asia Pacific.

Prioritize Security Budgets Based on Risk and Profit: Sunil Sharma, Cyberoam (a Sophos company)

CIOs and CISOs should prioritize investments and first invest in areas more risky and profitable, says Sunil Sharma, VP-Sales and Operations, India & SAARC, Cyberoam (a Sophos company)

Periscope is an Enterprise Security Risk

Periscope, a live video streaming app that Twitter bought, has the potential to create a huge security hole for organizations. Can it be plugged? 

Paperless Office is a Distant Reality in India: Susheel John, Kodak Alaris

With more than 600 large enterprises as its customers in India, Kodak Alaris is well placed to consolidate data from digital and paper sources and deliver digitization of documents to organizations. Digital India and other e-governance initiatives will act as a catalyst to drive digitization in India, says Susheel John, Managing Director, Document Imaging, APAC, Kodak Alaris. Excerpts from the interview.

How DevOps can Redefine your IT Strategy

People today expect their software to work wherever they are, whether they are using a mobile device or a desktop PC. As a result, IT must respond to these demands quickly. DevOps aims to do just that by allowing organizations to produce and release more high-quality code better and faster.

How BMC Software is Creating Strategic Differentiators

Bob Beauchamp, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, of BMC Software, talks strategy, roadmap, and the company’s new India Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Pune. 

Video: Take Your Pick-Top 5 Smartphones

Check out five hot smartphones that are great on design as well as features

E-commerce to Give Way to M-commerce in 2015

Mobile commerce is set to be the next big wave in the digital commerce space.

Facebook, Reliance Communications Cock a Snook at Net Neutrality

Reliance and Facebook's joint initiative to offer internet.org services is more of an anti-net neutrality move in the guise of a social responsibility initiative

How Network Admins can Survive SDN

With the advent of SDN, there's been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator.

Five Security Questions You should be Asking about the Apple Watch

According to Apple, the Apple Watch will communicate with the iPhone via WiFi and Bluetooth. That creates a potential opportunity for attackers to spoof one device or another.

No Small Change

Change your department’s goalposts now or you might have to deal with someone changing them for you. 

A Rebuttal to Airtel’s Defence of Airtel Zero

Does Airtel understand the concept of Net Neutrality? If it did, it probably won't be defending Airtel Zero.

Net Neutrality: It’s Time TRAI Batted for End Users

Putting in place a regulatory framework for App developers is no solution. TRAI should mandate Net neutrality.

Securing Smart Cities a Work-in-Progress, say Security Vendors

It is important to understand and address vulnerabilities associated with IoT in its early stages as companies cannot fully rely on IoT vendors to patch vulnerabilities and protect against all attack vectors.

Lead Business Conversation than Tech Pitch : Arvind Thakur, NIIT Technologies

We have the right arsenal to scale our IMS and establish firmly in digital services, says Arvind Thakur, CEO & Joint Managing Director, NIIT Technologies.

Nail the Lie

You’d think that the increase in the number of breaches and their financial impact would increasingly make security a boardroom topic. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

IoT to benefit wider industry spectrum by 2019 : Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Gartner

Companies investing in IoT technology need to understand the importance of the service and whether that type of service makes absolute sense for their company.

Ashok Leyland Uses Gamification to Bring Business Closer to IT

Ashok Leyland's IT-head found an innovative approach in the guise of gamification to bring business closer to IT-and it was no child's play.

Has Apple Lost Direction?

After Steve Jobs died, many felt that Apple will lack a leader with the vision to take it forward. It looks like this belief is coming true.

Security-as-a-Service is a Real Business Enabler for CIOs : Pekka Usva, F-Secure

Decision-makers in enterprises often wrongly differentiate between the security requirements during the PC era as opposed to post-PC era. Consequently, mobile security does not feature high on their list of priorities, which I believe should happen ASAP, says Pekka Usva.

Budget 2015: Technology Vendors are a Happy Lot

Positive, bold, pragmatic: That’s what the Union Budget 2015 means to India’s top technology vendors. 

Big Names Clash over SDN, Analysts Still Apprehensive

SDN providers are coming up with new initiatives to make the enterprise world aware of the advantages of the technology. Though it is gathering traction, many challenges still remain unaddressed. 

8 Key IT Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2015

Which technology skills will be in the biggest demand in 2015?

Leverage Social Technologies for Enterprise Collaboration

It’s time enterprises moved past traditional collaboration tools and deployed social technologies. 

After Facebook’s Internet.org, RCom Launches Free Twitter Access during World Cup

It’s hard for one to miss how the telecom provider is going about blatantly violating net neutrality.

What to Watch Out For in 2015: EY

Milan Sheth, partner and technology sector leader, Ernst & Young, says there’s a lot of reason for the IT industry to be positive about 2015.

5 minutes a Week to Advance your Career

Focusing on hot skills may be useful for some, but for many it’s a complete diversion.

Windows 10, Chrome OS Battle Royale to Benefit PCs This Year

IDC is projecting PC shipments will stabilize this year, and get better in 2016.

Bloatware: Why Computer makers Fill your PC with Junk, and How to get rid of it

Bloatware, crapware, shovelware: No matter what you call it, the junk that PC makers dump onto new PCs is nothing short of a mess. The situation was thrust into the spotlight last week when it was revealed that several Lenovo PCs were preloaded with "Superfish" adware that actively left users vulnerable to attack. The software compromised secure HTTPS web connections in a quest to inject ads on the sites you visit... and make Lenovo a few nickels.

Make in India: SourceTrace Systems

The company helps agribusinesses and cooperatives capture all kinds of transactions using technology for bringing visibility and traceability to farmer interactions.

Five Sneaky Ways Companies are Changing Employees' Security Behavior

In a bid to secure their information assets companies are adopting various tactics to change the security behaviour of their employees.

Robotic Technology Ready to Revolutionize Surgeries in India

Ushering in an era of surgical precision, robotic surgeries are gaining acceptance pushing the skill levels of surgeons to the optimum.

Make in India: The Great Success of Tally

Bharat Goenka, Co-founder and MD of Tally, shares why the company is one of the biggest success stories in the software product space.

Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud

Find out ways to identify the best hybrid cloud architecture for your environment while minimising implementation and management complexity.

APT Developers not as Smart as They're Made Out to be

Criminal hackers aren't as smart as those portrayed in the movies and on TV, according to a new report from Sophos Ltd. -- but those behind advanced persistent threats are even dumber.