Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Apr 3-8)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 08, 2017

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The month of April begins with a lot of important updates, discussions, debates and innovations that are shaping the world of IT business. This week, the US has ruled that being a simple computer programmer would no longer qualify as a specialist profession, which is a must for the issue of a H-1B work visa. A debatable issue, experts believe it could have far-reaching implications for thousands of Indian execs who bank on such a visa.

When the US visa rules were already troubling the Indian IT sector, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy slammed the organization’s COO pay hike saying that corporate governance at the company was ‘poor’ and the pay hike will erode employees’ trust and faith in the management and the board. We explore a special article on this topic, stating that by doing what he has done, has NRN subverted the communication hierarchy in the corporate world. 

There have been some positives developments as well in the tech universe. According to a BCG-TIE report, from approximately 391 million mobile internet users, India is expected to have approximately 650 Million mobile internet users by 2020. At the same time, data consumption by 2020 could potentially increase 10-14 times, offering ample opportunity to technology providers.

Meanwhile, at a recent panel discussion on experts shared their views on what goes towards making a smart infrastructure and how India can build smart cities for a better tomorrow.

We have interesting analyses on key enterprise technologies such as network virtualization, hybrid infrastructure, and artificial intelligence, apart from enterprise security that can be extremely valuable for decision makers for you this week.

Like every week, we also have for you interesting interviews, case studies, infographics, and expert columns on various emerging technology and market 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.

Did NRN Give Corporate Ethics The Short Shrift?

By doing what he has done, Mr. Narayana Murthy has subverted the communication hierarchy in the corporate world. He has enabled the programmer in Infosys to question the COO’s pay and start drawing comparisons – in public. He has put Pravin Rao in an unenviable situation of having to defend his salary – the COO of a Ten billion dollar company has to defend his two Million dollar compensation – in public and private. He has questioned the authority of the chairman of the company in running the board. He has also questioned the CEO’s authority in terms of his team selection and structure… [Read more]

Breathe Techies, US Will Not Snatch All Your Jobs

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in its new guidelines preclude computer programmers from securing an H-1B visa. While some in the Indian IT sector believe, the move could have far-reaching implications on thousands of Indians applying for this type of work visa; Indian techies need not worry much on that - at least in the near future. [Read more]

Why Is Ransomware The Deadliest Of All Online Threats?

Malicious ransomware programs are getting sophisticated by the day. When ransomware first started appearing, it would often carry a message informing the user that his or her system has been infected and is required to be cleaned on using counterfeit antivirus software. Today’s ransomware attacks are no more that simple, explains Nilesh Jain, Country Manager - India & SAARC, Trend Micro. [Read more]

To Most Businesses, AI Remains A Mystery

Most businesses think they know what the term “artificial intelligence” and some are already using AI to help improve their operations – knowingly or unknowingly. At a deeper level, however, there is confusion in the marketplace around AI technology and is therefore the technology is shrouded in mystery. Researchers believe that this confusion around AI is resulting in misplaced fears that inhibit them from embracing AI-based technology. [Read more]

Prevention Is Key To Enterprise Security Architecture

Prevent, detect and respond are the three pillars of the enterprise security architecture. When enterprises look for the right security framework, there is a growing inclination for CISOs and security heads towards the detect and respond mechanism. Very few place ‘prevention’ at the core of their security strategy. [Read more]

There’s Huge Opportunity In India Market To Win: Webscale CEO

Web has already transformed the way businesses are done and Silicon Valley based company, Webscale Networks, a cloud ; web application delivery and control provider, is setting new standards for the web facing businesses. Sonal Puri, Chief Executive Officer, Webscale Networks explains how the company could be a billion-dollar company very soon, since the enterprise application is a 100 billion dollar market. [Read more]

How India Can Build Smart Cities For A Better Tomorrow

By facilitating the creation of Smart Cities that uses advanced IT infrastructure and digital solutions to deliver services, policymakers can address the economic, social, and environmental challenges of urbanization. At a recent panel discussion, experts share their views on what goes towards making a smart infrastructure and how India can build smart cities for a better tomorrow. [Read more]

Hybrid IT Now A Standard Enterprise Model: Analysts

The need for IT to be more agile to support the growing business needs and at the same time keep a tab on costs is prompting CIOs to explore new ways to configure their IT infrastructures. This is driving the growth of hybrid IT infrastructures, enabling CIOs to integrate their existing legacy systems with new and innovative options of utilizing IT to deliver unique experience to their customers. [Read more]

Enterprise Market Is Ripe For Network Virtualization

Network virtualization and cloud-solution provider VMWare strongly believes that virtualization addresses the challenge of lengthy network provisioning, configuration errors, and costly processes by automating labor intensive, error-prone tasks. In an exclusive interaction with CXOToday, Anand Patil, ‎India Lead - SDDC Sales at VMware India, gives an insight into why the enterprise market is ripe for network virtualization and the road ahead. [Read more]

India’s Internet Economy To Double By 2020: BCG-TiE

From approximately 391 million mobile internet users, India is expected to have approximately 650 Million mobile internet users by 2020. At the same time, data consumption by 2020 could potentially increase 10-14 times, according to a BCG-TIE report, which predicts digital economy to have a much broader influence beyond the direct economic impact. This digital adoption will deliver several citizen-centric social benefits like enhancing ease of doing business, improving access to services and products and transforming governance. [Read more]