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National Digital Communications Policy 2018 Getting Ready

October 26, 2018
National Digital Communications Policy 2018 Getting Ready

After review and approval by the Telecom Commission and lastly by the Union Cabinet, the finalised policy is now in public domain, and it has won universal acclaim. By now, it is widely accepted in India and abroad that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) excelled in coming out with a draft version of the top-class, […]

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Digital Transformation Predicted To Add $154B To India’s GDP Over Next 3 Years

October 26, 2018
Digital Transformation Predicted To Add $154B To India’s GDP Over Next 3 Years

By 2021, digital transformation will add an estimated US$154 billion to India’s GDP, and increase the growth rate by 1.0% annually, according to a new business study released today. The research, “Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia Pacific”, was produced by Microsoft in partnership with IDC Asia/Pacific. The study predicts a dramatic […]

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Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

June 1, 2018
Can AI Solve The Internet Cybersecurity Epidemic?

Robert Kierstead, Special Agent In Charge, Seattle Field District, US Secret Service discussed about the Secret Service’s mission – who it protects, and today’s focus on cybersecurity. This helped find credit card hacker Roman Seleznev, who was responsible for $170m worth of losses. He was caught in the Maldives even though there wasn’t an extradition […]

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India’s public cloud revenue to touch $2.5 billion this year: Gartner

May 18, 2018
India’s public cloud revenue to touch $2.5 billion this year: Gartner

The India public cloud services revenue is projected to grow 37.5 percent in 2018 to total US$2.5 billion, up from US$1.8 billion in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. While the public cloud revenue market in India exhibits solid growth in 2018, the growth rate is expected to flatten, which is indicative of a maturing market,” […]

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Cloud Computing Powering India’s Priority of ‘Digital-first Country’

March 5, 2018
Cloud Computing Powering India’s Priority of ‘Digital-first Country’

Digital transformation has been recognized as being vital to the growth of our nation. This transformation has enjoyed the unanimous approval and contribution from all stake holders including enterprises, MSMEs, government bodies and citizens. But this level of adoption in a country with a population of over a billion people would need a robust technology […]

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Cybercrime As Crime, According to US Secret Service

October 4, 2017
Cybercrime As Crime, According to US Secret Service

Did you know that the lingua franca used by hackers is Russian? That language, not English, is what cybercriminals of all nationalities use to share intelligence, recruit team members, and crow about their victories on the Dark Web. Just because the information is in Russian, that doesn’t mean the players are actually Russian. That’s one […]

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India to set up cloud-based digital platform to provide agriculture solutions to farmers at their doorsteps

September 17, 2017
India to set up cloud-based digital platform to provide agriculture solutions to farmers at their doorsteps

Seeking to provide precise solution of complex farm-related problem to farmers at their doorsteps, the government has planned to set up a cloud-service – called ‘FarmerZone’ – where right kind of agri data will be collated, analysed and then distributed to take care of day-to-day needs of farmers. Data related to weather prediction, disease and […]

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TRAI Wants To Regulate Cloud Services Market In India

August 29, 2017
TRAI Wants To Regulate Cloud Services Market In India

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended to the government of India that it should amend legal assistance treaties signed with foreign countries to facilitate lawful interception of data available on cloud computers. The telecom regulator has suggested the government to consider to enact an overarching and comprehensive data protection law covering all sectors for […]

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India proposes subsidy for MSMEs deploying cloud computing

April 8, 2017
India proposes subsidy for MSMEs deploying cloud computing

The Indian government has proposed subsidy up to Rs 1 lakh for micro and small enterprises to encourage them to use cloud computing for information and communications technology applications. In cloud computing, MSMEs use Internet to access common as well as tailor-made IT infrastructure, including software, for managing business. The subsidy will be provided on […]

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How Demonetisation Can Help Leapfrog Digital India

January 22, 2017
How Demonetisation Can Help Leapfrog Digital India

The 8th of November 2016 was a watershed moment in the life of digital India. The strong inclination to cash meant that there was an upper limit to building a data-driven and digital economy. With no cash available in ATMs and banks, people are slowly turning to online methods for transactions.

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