articles by Arti Singh

Business

Price war: Google cloud is now 40% cheaper than Amazon and Microsoft

Google said it will reduce the price of its Google Cloud Platform by as much as 30 percent.

Business

Indian cloud market will face consolidation in 2016, says Gartner

Competing in cloud could be a fairly capex-intensive business, and the return on investment takes 3-5 years. We are suggesting providers to become a cloud broker or cloud aggregator – that could be an alternate model...

Business

Amazon’s $5 billion cloud saga: What’s in it for India

“India is a very heavy base of SMBs and startups. Startups here prefer going on the cloud as investing in hardware infrastructures could be a costly proposition for them..."

Business

Don’t get carried away by the IoT hype: Vijay Sethi, Hero MotoCorp CIO

At a time when corporate IT is going gaga over the Internet of Things, a respected CIO of a large Indian firm feels that IoT is today nothing more than just hype.

Business

E-commerce strategy: The 3 pillars of success

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Gartner's Praveen Sengar talks about three major pillars -- technology, process, and leadership -- for digital commerce strategy, and what it takes to become an Amazon and Flipkart.

Business

Gartner to Indian govt: Support small retailers go online, let disruptors flourish

In an exclusive interview, Gartner analyst Praveen Sengar discussed about the huge fuss happening over the discounts and pricing in this sector, and said instead of dictating the pricing, the Indian government should support small dealers and retailers go online.

Business

India ranked No.2 globally in social media scams in 2014; digital extortion on rise too

India’s growing social media population has become a hotbed of cybercrime. India ranked No.2 globally in social media scams, just behind the United States. Globally, 70% scams on social media fooled users into "manual sharing" scam.

Business

Exclusive: Altimetrik bets big on India’s digital wave; eyes acquisitions in IoT, mobile space

In an exclusive chat with Firstpost, Altimetrik’s Chief Technology Officer Madhavan Satagopan talks about the company’s focus, its investments, and opportunities in the Indian market.

Business

Brocade invests $300 mn to capture new IP-based market in India

Brocade will invest $300 million in India over the next five years. The company is making new investments in India to build facilities here as an additional base to support Brocade’s new IP innovations.

Business

50% of SaaS customers in India are net new additions, says Oracle India MD

In India, some of Oracle’s cloud customers include Jabong, Airtel, MakeMyTrip, Flipkart, Wipro, L&T, Birlasoft Limited, iGate, Indiabulls, Kotak Life Insurance, PolicyBazaar.com, PVR Cinemas, Reliance Commercial Finance, Thomas Cook India...

Politics

Interview: TaxiForSure bets big on Data Sciences to fight competition

In an interview with Firstpost, TaxiForSure’s Chief Technology Officer Amitava Ghosh shares how technology is the backbone of the company’s operations. Data Science seems a big factor...

Business

Analytics makes cricket a sweeter experience: Perfetti CIO Basant Chaturvedi

Basant Chaturvedi believes that analytics insights are making sports further challenging. "And a game without challenge is not fun.”

Business

'Cricketers can fill their skills gap with power of analytics': Writer Corp's Yateen Chodnekar

Now, on the scale of 10, talent can be up to 6, but if he improves and polishes his skills which can be done by using visualisation techniques...

Business

Analytics is need of the hour in cricket, says CIO Milind Khamkar

In a short span of time one has to grab attention and give meaningful information to sustain viewers interest which is otherwise impossible...

Business

Analytics helps make better performing teams: Stephen Benjamin, Cadence

Stephen Benjamin says a better performing team get sponsorships, endorsements, and advertising revenues.

Business

Analytics in Cricket is a technological marvel: Hero MotoCorp CIO Vijay Sethi

One of the most respected and popular tech savant Vijay Sethi, who is VP and CIO at Hero MotoCorp Ltd, shares how he sees cricket today that comes with a generous dose of analytics.

Business

Interview: Here's Hitachi Data System's cloud strategy for India

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost.com, Sunil Chavan, director - software group & cloud solutions APAC, Hitachi Data Systems, talks about the company's cloud strategy for the Indian market.

Business

Analytics ups the interest quotient in cricket, says Meheriar Patel from Sun Pharma

Meheriar Patel, Head Technology, Global Infrastructure at Sun Pharma, bats for analytics in sports and believes that data visualisation helps viewers understand the game better.

Business

More than nuances, analytics means business in cricket, says CIO Sanjeev Kumar

Adhunik Group of Industries’ Group CIO and a die hard cricket fan Sanjeev Kumar shares how analytics makes him understand the nuances of his favourite sports.

Business

Analytics-driven facts build cricket strategies today: JK Cement CIO Ashok Cherian

“While talent will always shine, the analytical angle is going to be a great asset in understanding own weakness and opportunities through internalizing data crunching analytics,” Ashok Cherian says.