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Near-term disruption likely in IT sector; FY22 should be normal year: Citi report
COVID-19 has provided IT services companies with an opportunity to test work from home (WFH) concepts, and innovate on services as well as delivery. Clients have also adopted technology at a faster pace than earlier, to ensure business continuity and some of these shifts will likely stay in the post-COVID-19 world, given cost and efficiency benefits.
Indian IT leans on govt spends, managed services as deals slow
While short-term projects are getting stalled, the managed services segment, w...
COVID-19 pulls down global sourcing market down by 5% in Q2: ISG Index
“In line with our prediction last quarter, the managed services market...
India 'important digital power', won't compromise on data sovereignty: Prasad
The comments from the minister come days after the country blocked 59 Chinese apps on concerns around "sovereignty and security". A day after that, Prasad had termed the move as a "digital strike" and added that the apps were banned to protect data of citizens.
View: Trigger 'appy', but what about data protection?
While ‘josh’ from ‘digital strike’ runs high, the need for data protection law should now come under spotlight.
Value of 'roti, kapda, makaan and internet' reinforced due to lockdown: Deepak Parekh
Parekh said the global economy has never before simultaneously seen demand and supply evaporate and the pandemic has revealed the fragility of health systems and the lack of social safety nets the world over. At the same time, the lockdown has reinforced the value of the essentials of life -- food, clothing, shelter and now, the internet.
TikTok may mount a legal challenge against ban
The platform was one of 59 Chinese mobile applications that was banned on Monday.
View: India needs to balance issues of national interest with 'free market' dynamics
These 59 apps include popular ones like TikTok, WeChat, Weibo, UC Browser, SHAREit and CamScanner. Both Apple’s App Store and Google Play have already removed these apps from their platforms for the Indian cyberspace.
All apps must adhere to India's data integrity, privacy: Niti Aayog CEO
The 59 apps, most of which have Chinese links, were banned by the government citing that they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.
ISPs call for ban on websites of China-backed companies
"We support the government's action of blocking 59 Chinese apps and they should be more aggressive and go beyond these 59 apps. They should block websites, corporate assisted websites and send out a strong message," said Rajesh Chharia, president of Internet Services Providers Association of India (ISPAI).
Coronavirus impact on economy to be like 2008 financial crisis: Former Infosys CFO Balakrishnan
"It's (now) exactly like 2008 when everything got shut down over a period of time but again recovery then was in a V-shape because central banks and all got in and stabilised," Balakrishnan said. "Now, central banks are helpless; interest rates are almost zero in most parts of the world...I think the pain is going to be similar to what we saw in 2008 and we don't know how long this is going to last."
Time to create Indian electronics manufacturing giants to take on China: MAIT’s, Nitin Kunkolienker
Before 2000, India was emerging as one of the electronic manufacturing destinations. HCL, Zenith Computers, Wipro were household names, but ...
C Vijayakumar, CEO, HCL Technologies named chairman of World Economic Forum's IT Governors Community
The Forum's IT Governors community convenes CEOs of the world's top information technology companies in order to help them responsibly shape the future of their industry. It acts as a platform for setting industry priorities, building shared understanding, and coordinating actions that lead to results.
Amid India-China face-off, Google delists 'Remove China' app citing 'privacy concerns'
Amidst India-China face-off, Google picks China over India and delists 'Remove China' app citing 'privacy concerns'.Amid India-China face-of...
MeitY fast-tracks work on ₹5K-cr fund-of-funds
MeitY officials are expected to approach the finance ministry as early as next week with a detailed proposal for the Software Product Development Fund (SPDF), according to three sources aware of the developments.