Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXO Today (Oct 30-Nov 3)
In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything. In fact, this week saw some exciting updates that will interest decision makers in business, analysts and tech enthusiasts from across the world which we bring before you.
Stories on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing, cyber security and robotics, continue to be the flavor of the week, as we have for you a host of articles on how these technologies are having a long term effect on various aspects of business.
We also bring to you our daily dose of news and analyses, interviews, case studies, infographics and expert columns like every week. So, if you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry. Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss.
Captchas, those hard-to-read jumbles of letters and numbers that many websites use to fool spammers and automated bots are no longer may now be ousted by artificial intelligence [AI] techniques. Researchers believe AI is smart enough to fool Captcha security check have developed an innovative AI system to crack CAPTCHA, the software that was created to prevent bots from accessing websites.
Pay-per-click (PPC) is an advertising model where you pay a small amount of money each time someone clicks on your ads. It’s currently attracting the largest percentage of search traffic. If you aren’t running pay-per-click marketing campaigns, you’re obviously leaving lots of money on the table. Here are some of the top reasons why you shouldn’t ignore this channel.
Jaipur Development Authority (JDA), which was looking at digitization to transform itself into a smart city partnered with Cisco to set up the digital infrastructure to offer citizens amenities such as connected transport, wireless broadband, security services, traffic management and safety. While a lot is left to be done in its massive smart city overhaul, until now some of the efforts are clearly visible for early movers like Jaipur, signifying how technology is critical to achieve success and restore the glory of an ancient city.
An ‘Intelligent Enterprise’ is one that leverages ties between the physical and digital worlds to enhance visibility and mobilize actionable insights that create better customer experiences, drive operational efficiencies or enable new business models. According to a latest survey, only five percent exceeded 75 points on the index and can be called truly ‘Intelligent enterprise.’
Mumbai based ITAM helps CIO navigate the complex licensing environment through proven pricing and optimization models. The company claims that it does not re-sell software or licensing and that it is completely independent of any channel partner or vendor. In an exclusive chat with CXO Today, Ashish Turkane, Consulting Director, ITAM Advisory Services shares some of their day-today-activities with the CIO community.
In the ever-raging competitive Indian smartphone market, the faces of the heroes seem to be changing now. Though consistent for a long tenure, Samsung’s market is now in disillusion of sorts due to the new entrants- Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. And as per recent reports, for the first time ever, Samsung has faltered the ladder in the premium smartphone segment to settle for the third slot which is topped by Apple and OnePlus securing the second spot.
Globally, AI-driven systems are making way for a collaborative, explorative, as well as focused understanding and leveraging of business. Here are three companies - Cognitive Code that is bringing conversational experiences to life through the SILVIA Artificial Intelligence Suite, Brighterion that helps in detecting cases of identity and fraud management with the help of AI and ML technologies and Cortical.io,an innovator in Natural Language Understanding (NLU) - that are leading the way as far as cutting-edge digital technology is concerned.
India now ranks 100 out of 190 countries in the world in terms of ease of doing business, according to the latest report released by the World Bank. This is an improvement of exactly 30 spots over the previous year’s ranking. It is a big jump, no doubt. The previous WB Group’s Doing Business report had placed India at No. 130. However, f the country wants to be a highly preferred business destination, then it has to do better than 100.
Altaf Halde, who recently stepped down as Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab South Asia has joined Network Intelligence, a 400-employee cybersecurity consulting firm as the Cyber Security Global Business Head. Network Intelligence, incorporated in 2001, is a well-known name in the areas of cybersecurity services and products.
Stiff competition and increased efforts towards achieving a larger customer base has put immense pressure on the conventional PBX communication set-ups, which are not adaptable enough to meet the requirements of modern-day business. As a result, Cloud communications, or VoIP based communication where data is stored in pre-owned and shareable cloud servers, have emerged as the ideal communication mechanism for cash-strapped start-ups as well as speedily expanding companies across the world.
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