Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Sept 11-15)
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.
Digital disruptors like Uber, Ola, and Airbnb, who are born-in-the-cloud enterprises, have radically transformed business models. There is phenomenal digital transformation happening across the world and across industries. Cloud has literally swept the world and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. In fact, the world is has moved from a purely private cloud model to a public one and now the trend is for hybrid cloud—which is expanding exponentially.
Corporate culture is an incredibly powerful factor in a company’s long-term success. No matter how good your strategy is, when it comes down to it, people always make the difference. As Peter Drucker so wisely stated, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A new report sheds light on the top three things successful companies are doing to improve their culture through engaging employees are: providing developmental training, improving workplace conditions and creating clear paths for career advancement.
Robotics is going through an exciting phase in India. The future where robots will be in every home and workplace is not far away, as there is a collective interest from the government, academia and IT organization to explore and invest into the opportunities in robotics. This would create a favorable ecosystem in this country for robotics to grow.
Google is looking at launching a localized digital payment service in India. The payment service called Google ‘Tez’ is expected to be rolled out as early as next week and will offer a wide-ranging set of payment options beyond the existing ones like Google Wallet or Android Pay. The digital payments sector has seemingly been busy all throughout the year and it is projected that by 2020, the size of digital payments industry in India will cross USD500 billion; contributing to 15 percent to India’s GDP.
Recruitment and employability continue to drive the dynamics of a rapidly developing country like India and talent management solutions provider, KellyOCG (Outsourcing & Consulting Group) seems to understand the essentials and essence of the country’s evolving market needs. In an exclusive interaction, Francis Padamadan, Country Director, KellyOCG India, talks of how Kelly focuses on providing recruitment process outsourcing to Indian businesses.
Many IT departments are siloed between development, operations, support, and management, but companies that are using a DevOps system seek to integrate them all for better productivity and a smoother overall workflow. Abhilash Purushothaman, Country Director, Head of DevOps Business for India, SAARC Region at CA Technologies, said that the key objective is to bring products to market faster, deliver software and security updates more quickly, and make the entire process more reliable.
American credit rating agency Equifax informed that a vulnerability in one of its web applications has led to the leak of millions of social security numbers being compromised in the US. With the personal details of up to 143 million data being compromised, this breach acts as another reminder about the dangers of poor security architecture.
Office spaces have witnessed a drastic transformation over the years. The new-age workplaces are equipped with excellent ergonomics, space planning, ventilation and lighting as employers with a futuristic and technologically driven approach have now realized how much a workplace environment affects their employees’ performance. It is little wonder then as offices of giant firms like Google, Adobe, Wipro, and Facebook are offering dream ‘work destinations’ for employees across the country.
Rapid growth in data volumes, cloud technology and increasing number of connected devices, has brought the Internet of Things [IoT] face to face with new set of challenges. At the same time, through continuous innovation, IoT has also presented a host of new opportunities to businesses of all sizes and industries. A new infographic discusses about how IoT will play a fundamental role in enabling businesses to realize their value in the future.
As companies rely more on cloud-based applications and foray into new areas such as the IoT, comprehensive technology architecture planning is quickly becoming an essential need, according to a new report from CompTIA. By connecting the construction of IT architecture to overall corporate objectives, both groups will be better informed about the options available and the tradeoffs involved when selecting devices, applications, or operational models.
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