Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXO Today [Jan 9-14]

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 13, 2017

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The week that passed by brought some very important updates for the IT industry. Apple penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker’s first sales slump in 15 years with a 15 percent pay cut. Also, Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn’s fortune is very much tied to Apple, as it makes 50% of its revenue from iPhone also reported its first sales decline since the company went public in 1991. Amidst the slump, iPhone also celebrated its 10th anniversary. But question remains, what would be the next big thing for Apple now?

The other area of focus was that following the elevation of N. Chandrasekaran as Tata Sons Chairman, major changes have been effected at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), that appointed Rajesh Gopinathan as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. 

This year, we learned two things about Yahoo. First, Marissa Mayer will be stepping down and second, the company will be renamed to Altaba. However, Mayer, a quintessential newsmaker has  emerged as a tech icon, much beyond Yahoo, and will continue to  be wherever she goes, believe experts. 

Coming back to Apple woes, Apple’s most vocal critics at the moment tend to be users of MacBook Pro, who will not be able to use it for any of the later versions of apps, because the latest OS does not support their old Mac. We have for you a story of a disgruntled Apple user who suddenly found out that his beloved MacBook Pro was now obsolete.

Like every week, we also have for you some interesting news analysis, research reports, infographics, blogs and expert columns on various emerging technology trends and updates in the enterprise space.

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

TCS Names Rajesh Gopinathan As CEO; Chandra To Lead Tata Sons

Tata Consultancy Services [TCS] has named his CFO Rajesh Gopinathan as the new CEO, while the incumbent CEO and MD N Chandrasekaran was elevated as the chairman of Tata Sons, the group that owns majority stake in TCS.

Get Screwed For Being A loyal User – The Apple Way!

Apple’s most vocal critics at the moment tend to be the Mac users who will not be able to use it for any of the later versions of apps, because the latest OS does not support their old Mac.  Here’s the story of a disgruntled Apple user who suddenly found out that his beloved MacBook Pro was now obsolete.

The year 2016 has seen the global and Indian enterprise storage market rapidly picking up pace, primarily due to the increase in generation of data due to digitization. Mark Bregman, Chief Technology Officer – NetApp explains the top transformative technology trends and developments that will define the data management space this year.

Is CEO The ‘Odd One Out’ In The Boardroom?

It’s lonely at the top, reveals a recent study that states CEO consistently takes a conflicting view of growth, compared to the rest of the C-suite. The results indicate a large gulf between the way CEOs across the globe experience growth, compared with others in the c-suite.

Yahoo Fails, But Marissa Mayer Is Clearly ‘The Boss’ 

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer continued to make headlines right from her Google days and her dramatic entry into Yahoo and even today as she is just about to end her innings at Yahoo. In the process, she emerged as a tech icon, someone desperately needed in an industry that is so male dominated. Wherever she goes, she will clearly remain the Boss.

RJio Effect: Is Vodafone Seeking A Possible Merger?

Vodafone India is reportedly considering a possible merger with one of the existing telecom rivals, which experts believe is the result of the ‘Reliance Jio effect’ – after the latter has taken the Indian telecom market by storm with its launch last year. Following Jio’s commercial launch, rival telecom operators are under immense pressure to match the competition.

iPhone Turns 10; What’s The Next Big Thing?

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone a decade ago, it marked the dawn of the smartphone era, and became sort of a ‘cult device’ across the globe. In the post-Jobs era, everything Apple has done has barely moved the needle for investors. Therefore, for the next big change, we must look at growing companies, innovators and the upstarts… as the next wave of innovation is not in Apple, but elsewhere.

Digital Workspaces Can Offer Greater RoI

Organizations taking a digital workspace-first approach see greater business and financial benefits while those that do not are falling behind, states a new report. That’s good sign because business and IT leaders are increasingly recognizing the significant tangible benefits digital workspaces can offer to an organization, it said. 

BEC Attacks Will Overtake APT, Ransomware: Study

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are set to overtake ransomware and APT attacks in 2017 that are already widespread, stated Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific Cyber Security practice analysts share their key cyber security predictions for 2017.

Service Design Thinking: It’s About Customer Experience

In this guest article, Vidya Priya Rao, Founder and Director Innovatus Marketers Touchpoint explains how service design thinking improves customer services used across different touchpoints and creates a new value that previously did not exist.