Business Management

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CFO-CIO Bond Drives Growth of a Business: Ramesh Swaminathan, Lupin

The CFO of Lupin, Ramesh Swaminathan, works in tandem with the CIO to manage the company’s information supply chain and drive business decisions.

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.

How IT is Helping Shalimar Paints Re-invent the Business

India’s oldest paint company is expanding its business and is entering the decorative segment. And IT’s playing a big role. 
 

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How-To

How to Achieve Better Third-party Security

No enterprise is an island. In a connected world, a business cannot function without multiple relationships with third parties--outside vendors, contractors, affiliates, partners, and others.

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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.

Strict SLAs to Fortify ‘Vendor-CIO’ Partnership: Duncan Jones, Forrester

Duncan Jones, VP, Principal Analyst, Sourcing & Vendor Management, Forrester talks on how CIOs need to reinforce their vendor relationships to strike the best deal.

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Video

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Alison Higgins-Miller, VP, Websense

Alison Higgins-Miller, VP APAC and Japan, Websense, talks about trends in security.

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Anil Bhasin, MD, Palo Alto Networks

Anil Bhasin, MD, India and SAARC for Palo Alto Networks talks about next generation security.

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Anuj Bhalla, VP, Wipro

Anuj Bhalla, Global Head and VP-IS, Unit Infrastructure and Product Business, Wipro, talks about how the company is helping CIOs in the journeys towards the cloud, mobility and analytics.

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News

BlackBerry Targeted for Acquisition after a Profitable Fourth Quarter: Industry Sources

After a profitable fourth quarter in fiscal year 2014 following a corporate restructure, Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is reportedly targeted for acquisition by Microsoft, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei.

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.

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Opinion

No Small Change

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

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.

How Enterprise Social Networks Can Address Collaboration Inefficiencies

In this mobile age, where work is not restricted to a physical space and employees need to be connected 24/7, enterprise social collaboration solutions eliminate the risk of duplicated efforts and miscommunication.

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Slide-Show

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.

Yahoo’s Failed Acquisitions

Yahoo has acquired Micro Blogging site Tumblr but will this acquisition also end up like Yahoo’s earlier failures? Here is a list of Yahoo’s failed acquisitions.

Google's Acquisitions in 2012 (So Far)

Google maintains its role as one of the biggest curators of knowledge by acquiring smaller businesses. Here's a look at the six companies the search giant has snapped up so far in 2012.

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