Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXO Today - (Feb 20-25)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Feb 24, 2017

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The week that went by brought some very interesting updates for the technology sector. India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced Rajesh Gopinathan, who will as the CEO and MD and V Ramakrishnan as CFO as N Chandrasekaran moves on to bigger responsibilities as the Chairman of Tata Sons.

Reliance Jio continues to make headlines, with its new pricing plans, intensifying the telecom pricing war and driving greater consolidation among telecom players.

Another big event that occurred this week was Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s India visit suggests the company is intensely energizing its efforts here. Moreover, it announced Skype Lite for the India market, that allows communication and collaboration over low-bandwidth networks and will bring Aadhaar integration to the app by June 2017. 

Meanwhile, Flipkart tied up with  Microsoft to use its Azure cloud platform for boosting its e-tail sales. At some level, it becomes obvious is that the two companies are looking to beat tech major ‘Amazon’ which happens to be a rival to both the players at different levels. 

Like every week, we also have for you interesting interviews, case studies, infographics, blogs and expert columns on various emerging technology trends and challenges in the enterprise space.

Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss. 

Here’s Why The Future Belongs To Multi-Cloud

Multi-cloud has been discussed within the cloud computing industry for a while, but challenges of interoperability and complexities have often dissuaded enterprises from large scale adoption. Times are now changing, as enterprise awareness of the cloud has increased and many are realizing that the benefits of utilizing multiple platforms heavily outweigh the challenges.

7 Success Mantras For Digital Transformation

Being the CEO of a large company facing digital disruption can often seem like being a gambler at a roulette table. You know you need to place bets to win, but you have no idea where to put your chips, states McKinsey researchers who advise CEOs to chant the seven success mantras by which they can lead digital transformation.

Digital Workforce Is Changing The Enterprise Landscape

Robot Process Automation (RPA) is gaining momentum being a cost-effective alternative to legacy systems integration and is projected to become a $5 billion market globally by 2020. With more enterprises using software robots to perform routine, repetitive and tedious business processes, Ankur Kothari, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Automation Anywhere talks about the trends in RPA and its business potentials in India.

IoT Adds Fuel To Smart Cities’ Engine

In the last one year or so, India took a major step towards building safer, greener and intelligent cities as the government announced its plans to develop 100 smart cities. In an exclusive interaction with CXOtoday, Sangram Kadam, AVP and Head - Oracle and Manufacturing IBU (India and South Asia), KPIT Technologies, discusses the huge technological and business opportunity in building India’s smart cities and smart infrastructure.

IoT and Big Data Can Be A Match Made In Heaven

There’s a closer relationship between big data and the Internet of Things [IoT] than most people realize and even though there’s a lot of hype surrounding the two technologies, these can have an additional advantage for enterprises beyond just data generation.

Big Data Analytics, The Key To Personalization

In the age of digital disruption and hardcore competition, personalization is the way to deliver a unique experience and consequently to stay afloat in the market. While brands and their leaders have realized that bit, most of them lag behind in their personalization efforts. Analysts believe that Big data analytics can change the game. 

CIOs Are The Youngest Members In C-Suite: Study

CIOs are the youngest members of the C-suite, according to a recent study from advisory firm Korn Ferry that examined the age and tenure of those holding C-suite roles, including CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and chief human resources officers. The average CIO is approximately 51 years old. In contrast, CEOs are the oldest and longest-tenured members of the C-suite. Among all industries, the average CEO age is 58. 

Decoding The ‘Maharashtra Cyber’ Project

Taking a serious note of the growing menace of cybercrime in the country, the Indian government has announced key proposals, including amendments in the IT Act 2000 and formation of sectorial CERTs. While the center is committed to strengthen the existing cyber security mechanism in the country, the state governments are also proactive to bring down the rate of cybercrime.

Reliance Jio Spurs Competition, Consolidation Among Telcos

India’s telecom sector is going through a consolidation, thanks to the aggressive entry of Reliance Jio in September 2016, causing rivals to cope with the intense competition. A number of deals over the past few months further suggest that the sector will be ruled only by a handful of large telecom operators, compelling the weaker telcos to exit altogether.

Where Brands Go Wrong With Their Content Strategy?

Content plays a big role when customers make a purchase on a brand’s website or mobile app. While relevant, useful and complete content serves many important purposes beyond transactions, insufficient content can prevent purchases even when shoppers intend to transact. Hence, to tailor websites to the needs of users, brands must revisit their understanding of website content and develop consistent omnichannel content that’s personalized.