Business Issues

Case Study

Oberoi Group Takes to VDI to Streamline Operations

Here’s how the Oberoi Group took to implementing a VDI solution to streamline their internal operations and better control costs.

Fareportal Takes to Desktop Virtualization to Save On Real Estate Costs

Fareportal, a travel company that operates in the US, Canadian and European markets, was looking to implement a solution that would help in balancing the costs of its growing Indian delivery center against the rising real estate prices prevalent in the region.

How McDonald's Uses an Integrated Technology Platform to Ensure Seamless Service Delivery

The strength of McDonald's service delivery to the customer depends on an integrated platform that works seamlessly within franchisee restaurants.

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Feature

Uber's a Disruptive Tech Player, Not a Mere Taxi Service

Here’s how Uber—a taxi company that came into India just a year ago—is successfully challenging local market leaders to lower their prices through astute tech play.

Disruptive Technologies Will Drive Differentiation: Happiest Minds

Salil Godika, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Happiest Minds, believes that enterprises can leverage disruptive technologies to drive differentiation.

Is the CIO Role Nearing Extinction?

New technologies are shifting power to the hands of the user, endangering the CIO role. But do Indian CIOs consider that a threat or an opportunity? 

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How-To

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

Wanted: IT Staffers with Vertical Industry Chops

Fast-changing business processes and ever-mounting government and industry regulations are complicating day-to-day operations -- and making deep vertical industry expertise a must-have.

How to Clean up Your Business's Online Reputation

The health of your small business is only as good as the way people perceive it.

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Interview

New Buying Pattern is Changing IAM: ILANTUS Technologies

Binod Singh, President and CEO, ILANTUS Technologies, believes that as more business departments start making IT purchase decisions, it’s changing the way identity and access management (IAM) is built and sold. IAM will have to move from its monolithic past to a dynamic, fragmented, and user-friendly avatar.

Join.me Long ago Eclipsed LogMeIn as the Growth Driver off our Company: LogMeIn COO

Bill Wagner, LogMeIn’s COO talks to us about why the decision to take the free version of the popular remote access product was the right one and how the company’s other products are faring.

‘CIOs Reporting to CFOs’ is a Great Change: Cisco Capital

Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China, Cisco Capital, spoke to ComputerWorld about IT’s economic revolution, the shift from capex to opex and why Cisco Capital is more than just finance.

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Video

Video: Budget 2014 Expectations

Indian CIOs from a diverse set of industries tell us what they expect from budget 2014. Their views range from the implementation of GST, to infrastructure development, and from tax incentives to digital governance.

Video: Interview with Sri Karumbati, CIO, Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs

In the latest edition of "Boss Knows Best" series, we speak to Sri Karumbati, CIO, Stumpp, Schuele and Somappa Springs who offers his take on what goals techies should be focussing on to help their organization.

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Satyen Vyas, CEO, Symphony Summit

Satyen Vyas, President and CEO of Symphony Summit shares what the company offers CIOs and IT managers and how the company can help CIOs with new age technologies.

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News

Product Needs, Not Profit, Drove Microsoft Layoffs, Exec Says

CEO Nadella was determined to increase investments in new technologies like IoT.

IBM Taps Twitter's Data to Drive Business Insights

IBM and Twitter say they will 'change the way business decisions are made' by pairing Twitter data with IBM's analytics tools.

Intel to Combine PC and Mobile Divisions As Market Shifts

Its PC and mobile products will be developed by the new Client Computing Group.

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Opinion

Hangover Cure

Why does it require an end of life announcement for considering a migration?

Why Steve Ballmer Left Microsoft Better Than He Found It

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly has his work cut out for him, but his job pales in comparison to the mess Steve Ballmer inherited in 2000. Nadella should succeed -- and if he does, he owes a lot to his oft-maligned predecessor.

3 Enterprise IT Resolutions for 2014

You'll need to free up resources that are being used to maintain obsolete systems today, eliminate underperforming vendors and look more aggressively for best practices.

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Slide-Show

6 Leaders Who Headed for an Abrupt Exit

The abrupt exit of top leaders of Indian and global tech companies this year, with many of them citing ambiguous reasons, surprised the technology world.

8 Top Execs’ Infamous Memos that Went Viral

Of late, the memos by company chiefs are far from being positive or motivational. The latest in the list is Nadella's memo to his employees about the mass lay-off Microsoft is planning. We bring to you eight such memos that went viral.

30 Richest Techies in the World

Forbes came out with its list of billionaires and techies make an impressive showing on the list.

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