Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOtoday [Sept 12-18]

by CXOtoday News Desk    Sep 17, 2016

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Another week passed by… In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for you to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. Everything from RCom’s Aircel merger to social media week and from smart cities to Facebook’s chatbot and what makes Adobe, Google and and Microsoft the best tech firms in India, you’ll find it all on CXOToday this week.

We also bring to you our daily scoops and analyses, interviews, listicles, and expert columns like every week. So, if you have missed out any of our updates, do not worry. You would find everything that you wanted to read on CXOtoday Weekly Top 10. Read on to know more…

1. IoT Presents Big Opportunities for Indian Smart cities

The much-touted Smart Cities could become a panacea for sustainable development across India, bringing in its wake technology enhancements that provide cleaner and greener energy, security and other forms of innovative resource management, speakers at a recent summit suggested.

2. How Chatbots Can Be A Game Changer For Businesses

Just like mobile apps have been a great progress in the way brands are connecting with their customers, the present era is supposedly about bot apps. And this opportunity is turning out to be bigger than any app platform yet, especially a chatbot that can improve your customer interactions and generate more sales.

3. RCom, Aircel Merge to Form India’s Third-Largest Telco

After Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio created waves in the India’s telecom industry, younger brother Anil Ambani is set to further disrupt the industry. In the largest consolidation in India’s telecom sector, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications announced the merger of its wireless telecom business with rival Aircel. 

4. Four Social Media Challenges For CXOs

The impact of Social Media can be overwhelming for all including the enterprise. But, are businesses doing it right? There are some challenges CXOs face when they decide to use Social Media for their benefit. So, let us take look at these so called social media challenges, and try to find ways to work around them.

5. Women Bring More Tech Expertise to the Boardroom

Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research which states that companies need to think more broadly about the type of skills and experience needed for their boards, stay focused on gender diversity, since organizations with diversity at the board level perform much better than the rest.

6. Cameras Are Getting Powerful and Running Analytics

In a video interaction with CXOToday, Sudhindra Holla, Country Manager – Axis Communications, India & SAARC, highlights the latest trends in the video surveillance market. He mentions that surveillance is now become the topic of boardroom discussion and CXO are getting involved in deciding right technology deployment in the organization.

7. Business Context Driving Big Data Analytics in SMBs

Smartening the existing operations and processes, expansion of the customer base, profitability and the business as a whole, creation and accelerated delivery of new offerings, reduced cost, and enhanced ability to manage the unknown are factors driving small business owners to adopt big data solutions.

8. IT Disaster Management Plan Crucial For All Businesses

With technological advancement the way organizations do business is changing, but the venerability of organizations has also increased.  Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, Founder and CEO of Sanovi Technologies shares insights into the latest trends of the industry, and how best businesses are to cope with them.  

9. Adobe, Google, Microsoft Best Workplaces In India

Systems India, Google India, and Microsoft India are among the 50 Best IT & ITeS workplaces in the country, according to a survey. Unique benefits, work-life balance, and fair share of profits were the top three areas where MNCs fared better over Indian companies, it says.

10. How To Leverage Social Media For Business Gain

 While brands can use social networks to connect, share ideas, sell and promote themselves, when wrongly used they can lead to disastrous results. At a recent global conference - Social Media Week - held in Mumbai, experts discussed various ways social media can be leveraged for business gain.