Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Jun 12-16)
IT decision makers have a lot to learn from the week that went by. From cloud computing becoming the most disruptive force in the enterprise to the remarkable growth of online fashion industry, and from Gartner’s mid-year prediction of top 10 IT security technologies to how telcos are using IoT to remain competitive and how Bitcoin will change India’s payment scenario - we have for you a host of topics this week on CXOToday that would interest you.
We also have for you expert articles on the various challenges, opportunities and impact of GST on businesses across verticals such as logistics, consumer electronics and ecommerce, as part of our GST campaign.
Like every week, this week too, 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.
The phenomenal growth in India’s e-commerce industry is driven by the changing consumer buying behavior and preference. The trend has not only given rise to a plethora of e-commerce startups in recent months, but has also forced a number of offline retailers to move online. While the shift from offline to online has been witnessed across product categories, the growth in online fashion has been remarkable in recent times.
In 2017, the threat level to enterprise IT continues to be at very high levels, with daily accounts in the media of large breaches and attacks. As attackers improve their capabilities, enterprises must also improve their ability to protect access and protect from attacks, believe Gartner researchers who have highlighted the top ten technologies for information security and their implications for CISOs and security organizations this year.
Telecom companies are gearing up for a huge data traffic across networks, not just data consumed or generated by people but also by the data which will be brought in by the devices interacting with each other connected through Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Experts believe, telcos being providers of network connectivity will play a crucial role in the process majorly in M2M communication which calls for operators to work around new rating plans and enable uninterrupted connectivity.
While GST has several gains, there are however several challenges that can’t be overlooked. The most significant challenge being faced by them is fake product, grey or cash market. We may not discuss it openly, but this is certainly terminating our economy. If strict measures are not taken while implementing the GST, it could very well turn around to be the biggest tax loss to the country instead of the biggest tax reform to reform it, writes Avneet Singh Marwah, Director and CEO of Super Plastronics, Kodak HD LED TV India.
India’s leading watch maker and lifestyle company, Titan has launched a chatbot on its e-commerce store www.titan.co.in to engage better with millennial shoppers who are looking for convenient ways to find products online. This makes Titan one of the first players in the Indian e-commerce space to launch a chat bot with such advanced capabilities.
With the onset of high-speed data connection and smartphones, videos have cut across the social barriers like never before. This rapid growth also means that there is a need for a robust infrastructure that can handle changing viewing habits. The following series of info-graphics take a look at how streaming works and just how much data is accessed say, when Netflix or Amazon unleashes its latest shows.
Digital currency is gaining acceptance in India, unlike in the past. While the bitcoin prices in the last decade have been volatile, the current rise is remarkable, according to industry experts. However, whether these technologies will enter mainstream business anytime soon is still debatable. Some seem confident that these are here to stay, with proper security and regulatory mechanisms. Only time and suitable measures would determine its success in India.
While premise-based IT software and tools have their own advantages, the global trend is for cloud based applications since they offer more connectivity and functionalities than legacy systems. It is little wonder then that cloud computing is one of the most disruptive forces facing the Information Technology sector. Here’s a glance at the enormity of the phenomenon.
With the government giving a lot of thrust on the Smart City and Safe City projects, the surveillance industry in India is seeing a rapid growth. In a candid interaction with CXO Today, Kiran Nayak, Co-founder, PiOctave Solutions, talks about the potentials in the smart and interactive surveillance space and why the market is evolving in India.
Data has often been touted as a knowledge mine for businesses. In the internet-enabled business of e-commerce, each step, right from customer acquisition to product delivery is tracked. And thus, the e-commerce industry has access to a goldmine of data, upon which analysis can be leveraged to transform the very core aspects of business decisions across strategy and planning, customer, marketing and supply chain.
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