articles by Arti Singh

Business

Amazon is serious about IoT. 2lemetry acquisition says it all

Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, a startup that has developed a platform for the integration of connected devices across enterprises.

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Analytics brings in ‘meticulous approach’ to Cricket, says CTO Amitava Ghosh

As the ICC World Cup is on, Firstpost catches up with a young and dynamic CTO (chief technology officer) to understand how he views the matches today that come with a decent dose of analytics.

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Sorry Mr Jaitley, your Budget 2015 has left the IT industry in the lurch

Arun Jaitley came up with some concrete announcements this time, but still left many unanswered questions. For instance, there was no clarity on the Budget 2014’s key announcements such as Rs 10,000 crore startup fund and smart cities.

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Is hashtag banking the next big thing in India?

ICICI Bank recently launched its Twitter banking service—icicibankpay, to allow customers to execute banking transactions through Twitter.

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Rail Budget 2015: Forget trains, Suresh Prabhu's speech was all about technology

Out of total Rs 8,56,020 crore proposed investment plan, the minister has set aside Rs 5,000 crore for Information Technology/ Research.

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Facebook marketing startup Toro gets snapped up by Google

The startup said it will continue to optimize campaigns and update dashboards for existing marketing customers. However, it won’t create new campaigns for the time being.

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Budget 2015: Here’s what IT industry wants from you, Mr. Jaitley

the Indian IT industry has pinned hopes on the Modi government to push reforms and policies that will bring stability to the sector and maximize growth.

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Budget 2015: What Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, AMD want from Jaitley

The first full budget of the Modi government will be out on February 28. Here’s what India heads of IT giants such as Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, and AMD expect from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's upcoming Budget.

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'Next 24 months are ours. Nobody can compete with us in the networking space': Jean Turgeon, Avaya

Our time is now, we fundamentally believe we have 18-24 month window of opportunity that is unique, and nobody else can compete with us.

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Startups have limited influence on the Indian storage market: Barun Lala, HP

In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Barun Lala, vice president-sales, Enterprise Group, HP India, talks about new offerings for the Indian market and why he doesn’t see any competition from niche startups.

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Puzzlephone: This concept turns old smartphone into a supercomputer

With an aim to extend the life of smartphones and reduce e-waste, Circular Devices is working on a modular smartphone concept, called Puzzlephone.

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Panasonic, Reliance eyeing 20% share in India’s enterprise security surveillance mkt

With new Cloud Video Intelli-Surveillance solution, Panasonic and Reliance aim to capture 20 percent share of India’s enterprise security surveillance market or about 90,000 system installations by 2017.

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CM Fadnavis beefs up Maha's cybercrime policy with 1,000 trained cops

Fadnavis, in a meeting with state government officials and Mumbai police, decided to set up a 1000-member cybercrime cell, in order to deal with cybercrimes such as hacking, identity theft, and stalking.

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India worst hit by WhatsApp spam: Here's why it's such a menace

Recent campaigns targeting WhatsApp users include investment spam messages sent from US numbers to Europe, spam promoting fake luxury goods sent from Chinese numbers to users in Europe and a ramp up in junk messages of various flavours to WhatsApp users in India.

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Majority firms see employees as biggest threat to endpoint systems

IT practitioners reported use of commercial cloud applications (73 percent), BYOD (68 percent) and employees who operate from home offices and offsite locations (63 percent) have significantly increased endpoint risk.

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Microsoft vs Amazon: Virtual servers game intensifies

While Amazon is focusing on compute-intensive applications, Microsoft aims at broader use cases including database servers.

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Google Cloud just got better with Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Trace services

All Google Cloud Platform customers can now use Cloud Monitoring to gain insight into the performance, capacity and uptime of Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud SQL.

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Indian cos still struggling with public cloud transition. Here’s what I&O leaders should do

Indian I&O leaders should align drivers around business impact, such as agility, scalability, improved customer service and business expansion.

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Microsoft adds 'boards' feature to Delve to simplify content management

Boards will be included as part of Delve as it rolls out to customers in the Office 365 First Release programme in the next few days. And, Microsoft expects to roll it out to the rest of its Office 365 customers in early 2015.