Vishal Chawla

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IDG Media

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Blockchain payment networks may soon dethrone SWIFT

Blockchain-based networks including Ripple, IBM Blockchain World Wire, Corda, Visa B2B Connect and Interbank Information Network (IIN) are disrupting the cross-border payments industry. 

TCS faces lawsuit over alleged discrimination against US employees

Kotchen & Low LLP, the law firm representing the plaintiffs in the TCS lawsuit is also reportedly suing other outsourcing companies on grounds of alleged bias for South Asian workers in their recruitment process.
 

Top deals of 2018: IT giants place big bets on cloud services

Major global IT players like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and Google have spent billions of dollars this year to expand in the cloud services industry. 

Choice International scales IT workloads with hyperconvergence

As its client workloads grew, so did IT performance and availability problems, making it clear that the ageing mix of servers and SAN was no longer up to the job. 

Key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2018; focus on autonomous cloud

At Oracle's annual flagship event, the company revealed plans for a next generation of cloud, fueled by intelligent and autonomous technologies. 

Paytm enters Japan with PayPay mobile wallet

Paytm's Japanese mobile wallet service is rolled out in partnership with PayPay Corporation, a joint venture between the Japanese SoftBank and Yahoo Japan. 

Digital payment wallets will be interoperable: RBI's mandate decoded

With the proposed system, digital wallet providers and participants (merchants and users) will be able to settle transactions across all systems in a unified way.

Samsung buys analytics firm Zhilabs for 5G capability expansion

Samsung wants to leverage Zhilabs in improving its 5G network rollouts, as well as to ensure quality services related to automated driving and IoT. 
 

Internet and Mobile Association of India creates enterprise blockchain committee

Tina Singh, chief digital officer, Mahindra Finance has been elected to chair the IAMAI blockchain committee, alongside Prasanna Lohar, Head –Innovation and Architecture, DCB Bank Limited who will be the co-chairman. 

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies: A look back at his life milestones

Allen has been an avid technology investor and philanthropist, having spearheaded multiple high-tech ventures. At 21, he co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. 

Google Cloud's recent announcements that IT managers need to know

From API monitoring to dual-region cloud storage, these recent announcements are crucial for IT managers that rely on Google services for their workloads. 

Crypto startup Pundi X makes history with first ever blockchain phone call

The phone call was made using a device called the Xphone, which relies on the new blockchain ecosystem Function X and runs independently in a secure manner, without needing a centralized mobile carrier.