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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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Cloud will unlock the country’s endless possibilities: Microsoft India enterprise biz head Peter Gartenberg

August 4, 2016
Cloud will unlock the country’s endless possibilities: Microsoft India enterprise biz head Peter Gartenberg

Banking sector has seen a disruption in last decade with intensified competition with new entrants that makes brand creation and offering a unique value proposition to customers a huge challenge. Compliance and regulatory norms regarding security and data residency highlighted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), have mandated banks to store their data in […]

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No privacy law means cloud tech is still in the air in India

May 4, 2016
No privacy law means cloud tech is still in the air in India

Even as Indian companies and government move towards greater cloud adoption, they still have a long way to go before cloud-computing policies catch up with technology , according to a new report by BSA, The Software Alliance.

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Cloud is a natural fit in govt projects says Shailender Kumar

May 4, 2016
Cloud is a natural fit in govt projects says Shailender Kumar

Technology today is considered as much a productive resource in an emerging economy like India, as land, labour and capital. According to Oracle India MD Shailender Kumar, in a lot of government projects cloud can help remove barriers to costly technology, opening opportunities for new services and products. “I would like to say that, as […]

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Modi meets tech titans in Silicon Valley, sells ‘Digital India’

September 27, 2015
Modi meets tech titans in Silicon Valley, sells ‘Digital India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a two-day trip to Silicon Valley on Saturday with a visit to “green” car maker Tesla Motors Inc and a meeting with Apple Inc’s CEO, Tim Cook.Modi, 65, the first Indian leader to visit the US West Coast in more than 30 years, also met Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella and […]

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India to Launch its Own Operating System ‘BOSS’

September 16, 2015
India to Launch its Own Operating System ‘BOSS’

Following the trend of ‘Make In India’, the government in all set to resurrect their own operating system which is named Bharat Operating System Solutions or BOSS. The operating system which was originally developed in 2007 by National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software is now said to have been developed along with Gujarat Technical […]

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Using cloud, mobility, analytics to make Digital India

July 19, 2015
Using cloud, mobility, analytics to make Digital India

Imagine being asked to submit your birth certificate to your employer by the end of the day. Most people would typically have to rummage through piles of files at home to locate it, making it a harrowing task.

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Cloud Computing used by the Government and Private Sectors in India

January 21, 2015
Cloud Computing used by the Government and Private Sectors in India

Cloud Computing became a striking reality for the government and private sectors in India when many of the companies and projects in these sectors migrated to cloud. But what exactly is cloud computing? According to Wikipedia, Cloud Computing is a computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow centralized data storage […]

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Indian State Drives E-governance with Hybrid Cloud Architecture

September 28, 2014
Indian State Drives E-governance with Hybrid Cloud Architecture

To enhance e-governance, the Department of Information Technology of the Government of Maharashtra (DIT, GoM) in Western India set up a hybrid cloud architecture to help automate government-citizen interactions. Going by a partnership with BSNL, an India-based telco, and Dimension Data, the State of Maharashtra government will drive create a hybrid cloud architecture under the […]

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