Business Issues

Case Study

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.

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.

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Feature

Take Baby Steps for Successful Hadoop Strategy: Ben Sadeghi, MapR

“Data scientists are not necessarily a must for every organization. Data engineers who execute most of big data projects are more crucial than data scientists,” says Ben Sadeghi, Data Scientist, APAC and Japan, MapR Technologies.

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)

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How-To

How to Tell if a Company's Culture is Right for You

Choosing an organisation without figuring out how to fit into it is a formula for disaster. Here's how to find out if a company's culture is right for you.

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.

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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

No Takers for Nokia’s Ghost Plant in Chennai

They came, they saw, and they walked away. That seems to be the story of Nokia’s unsuccessful attempt to sell its Chennai mobile manufacturing plant, which has been frozen over the Rs 21,000 crore tax dispute. 

BlackBerry plans to buy back 12 million shares

Canadian based smartphone company BlackBerry Ltd announced that it is planning to buy back 2.6 percent of its shares and plans to propose a new employee share purchase program at its annual meeting in June.

Lenovo's Profit hit by Acquisitions of Motorola, IBM Server Business

Lenovo's recent acquisitions have taken a bite out of the company's earnings, with its net profit in the first quarter dropping 37 percent despite strong PC sales.

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Opinion

3 Quick Tips for Improving Your Professional Network

Executive career coach Ford Meyers gives practical advice for making valuable connections both inside and outside your company.

The Benefits of an Unstructured Career

It's true that you need focus to excel in your field of choice, whether that's working hands-on with technology or managing the people who do. But occasional excursions are both fun and useful.

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.

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Slide-Show

8 Tech Companies that Make Most Revenue Per Employee

In a people intensive sector like IT revenues made per employee is a benchmark of productivity. Check out the companies that make the most of their employees.

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.

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