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

Developer 2.0: New Roles and Challenges

The role of the developer has evolved from a traditional software designer to that of an influencer in the enterprise.

The bring-your-own-device fad is fading

U.S. companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study.

4 Ways to Ensure Your Start-up Survives the Bubble Bust

Those who believes a start-up bubble bust isn’t coming, are living in a bubble. Here’s advice on how to survive the coming bloodbath from serial enterpriser K. Ganesh, and the father of Indian e-commerce, K. Vaitheeswaran. 

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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

Facebook says Flash Security Woes could Hurt its Business

Earlier this month, a security vulnerability in Adobe Flash compelled Google and Mozilla to temporarily block the plug-in from their browsers. Now, Facebook says the problems with Flash could hurt its bottom line.

Microsoft Bests Google in Patent Case Appeal

A federal appeals court has handed Microsoft a win against Google in a long-running lawsuit over patent licensing that was originally filed against Motorola in 2010.

Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

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Opinion

Why Google Should Buy Twitter ... NOW

We learned that half of the world's estimated online population now uses Facebook at least once a month, that Twitter's growth is at an impasse and that Google is all but throwing in the towel with Google+.

The Fifth Frontier- Cyberspace

In recent times, a fifth domain has emerged in addition to the four traditional war domains, land, sea, air and space--cyberspace. 

Solution to What?

Is technologically enabling business growth about internally selling a 'solution' or is it about helping people to go about their work in peace?

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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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