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May 25, 2015

How Microsoft under Satya Nadella is embracing open source to win business tech battles

Mark Hill, who has the unenviable job of changing mindsets and helping Microsoft leverage as well as profit from open source had a frank discussion about Firstpost over a range of issues—taking questions about Microsoft’s infamous past comments on open source to discussing the impact of open source on Microsoft’s Azure business. #Azure #cloud #Interview #Microsoft #Open Source

May 21, 2015

Exclusive: Microsoft Cloud CTO on cloud, security and IoT

Microsoft Cloud CTO David Campbell discusses Microsoft’s new approach to productivity and platforms, where cloud is headed and whether Microsoft’s supposed late coming to cloud has been a blessing in disguise... #Azure #cloud #CTO #David Campbell #Interview #IoT #Microsoft #Security

May 21, 2015

SAP sees healthy net new business in India; has big hopes from S/4 HANA

In an interview with Firstpost, Paul Marriot, SVP - Platform Solutions, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, discusses SAP S/4HANA, what this means for existing SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA customers. #Business Suite #HANA #India #S4 Hana #SAP

Apr 22, 2015

Why BlackBerry is acquiring WatchDox and what it means for enterprises

Besides secure e-mail, secure messaging and secure voice, BlackBerry need secure enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS) and WatchDox plugs that gap. #Business Suite #HANA #India #S4 Hana #SAP

Apr 22, 2015

BlackBerry launches CHACE initiative to bridge gap between security tech in defence and consumers

The initiative is all about expanding BlackBerry's research and development (R&D) efforts alongside industry and academic research in the area of high assurance for vulnerability prevention, to drive worldwide innovation and improvement in computer security. #Business Suite #HANA #India #S4 Hana #SAP

Mar 27, 2015

Germanwings disaster: Why a pilot crashing an airplane may be tougher in India

With European investigators as well as Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, acknowledging that the Germanwings Airbus A320 that slammed two days ago into the French Alps, killing 150, was most likely deliberately crashed by 28-year co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, questions are sure to arise on what can be done to prevent such a scenario from ever occurring again. #Andreas Lubitz #CriticalPoint #DGCA #Directorate General of Civil Aviation #Germanwings #Lufthansa #pilot #safety rules

Mar 25, 2015

India needs a coherent policy around Make in India, says Ericsson India head

Chris Houghton says the new Ericsson hopes to leverage trends like IoT in India and innovative products to meet the specific needs of Indian operators. #Digital India #Ericsson #Interview #Make In India #telecom

Mar 25, 2015

Germanwings airline crash throws spotlight on Air India’s ancient Airbus A320s

While the ill-fated German Airbus 320 (A320) was around 24 years old, the immediate questions about its age may also raise similar questions in India, where Air India, India's national airline, flies A320s that are older, in fact, around 26 years old. #accident #air india #Air Vistara #AirAsia India #Airframe fatigue #Boeing 747 #Civil aviation #ConnectTheDots #Flight 4U9525 #flight safety #French Alps #Germanwings #GoAir #IndiGo Airlines #Lufthansa #LufthansaTechnik #Narendra Modi #Pranab Mukherjee

Mar 24, 2015

Without spectrum, vision of a Digital India will be restricted: Ericsson

In an exclusive interview, Ericsson India head Chris Houghton discussed how India's spectrum crunch is impacting the economy, when 4G (LTE) will go mass market and what India can do to beat the spectrum crunch despite the long-standing problems. #4G #Digital India #Ericsson #LTE #spectrum #telecom