10 tips for modernizing legacy IT systems

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This year’s extraordinary events have accentuated the need for a modern technology environment agile and responsive enough to meet rapidly changing business dynamics — whether those are emerging revenue opportunities or work-from-home mandates.

And that means having a strategic plan for modernizing legacy apps.

The Cloud: Catalyst for Public Sector Digital Transformation

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We cannot talk about digital transformation without discussing technology. In this third article on public sector digital tranformation, I’d like to mention several key information and communications technologies (ICT). Some examples from Huawei include: Converged Command Center, which supports cross-agency collaboration and real-time video integration; Smart Customs, which allows single-window customs declaration and services; Intelligent Traffic Management, which automates the smooth flow of vehicular traffic; Smart Education, which enables blended … Read the rest “The Cloud: Catalyst for Public Sector Digital Transformation”

The Right Step towards better INDIA

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 today, making way for large scale, transformational reforms in both school and higher education sectors. This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.  Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is  … Read the rest “The Right Step towards better INDIA”

Reliance Jio launches video conferencing app JioMeet to take on Zoom: All you need to know

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Reliance has finally unveiled its video conferencing platform JioMeet to take on likes of Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. The JioMeet apps are available on Google Play Store and App Store for download. Although there are enough video conferencing tools in the market already, Jio eyes to be the first choice for Indians. Earlier, the beta version of the app was rolled out for developers but after rigorous testing … Read the rest “Reliance Jio launches video conferencing app JioMeet to take on Zoom: All you need to know”

25 technologies that have changed the world

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If 1995 seems a long time ago, that’s because it was. The DVD player was the hot new entertainment device, mobile phones were bulky and did little besides place calls, and accessing the internet was a novel (and slow) experience confined to desktop computers. It also was the year CNET began publishing news and reviews.

Technology has changed immensely in the 25 years since then. One could argue … Read the rest “25 technologies that have changed the world”

Infosys to cut roles, flatten company for speedy decision-making

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Infosys is undertaking a major restructuring at the higher levels in order to flatten the organisation and make decision-making faster. As part of this, the company will trim its workforce at job level (JL) 7 and above, those in the ranks of delivery managers, industry principal (the JL7 equivalent for consulting roles), AVPs, VPs and SVPs.

Infosys has over 30,000 employees in senior roles or what they call JL … Read the rest “Infosys to cut roles, flatten company for speedy decision-making”

BHIM app data breach exposes data of over 7 million users: Report

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Mobile payment app BHIM has suffered a data breach, affecting personal records of over 7 million users in India, according to a report by Israeli cybersecurity website vpnMentor.

The 409-gigabyte data leak included personal identifiable information such as Aadhaar card details, caste certificates, residence proof, bank records, along with a complete profile of individuals, the report said.

According to vpnMentor’s findings, the BHIM website was being used in a … Read the rest “BHIM app data breach exposes data of over 7 million users: Report”

Cisco fortifies ACI for Amazon, Microsoft integration and multicloud management

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Cisco has upgraded its core networking software to include better support for enterprise multicloud integration and management as well as tools to help telcos or hyperscalers tie together large scale data-center networks.

The new features are part of the 5.0 release of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software, which runs on the company’s core data center Nexus 9000 systems.

Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees

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New Delhi: The Covid-19 blow appears to have forced even those startups and unicorns that have managed to raise new funding go for a leaner workforce, firing employees in thousands.

Foodtech unicorn Swiggy, for example, raised almost Rs 1,185 crore this year as part of its Series -I round.

And yet, the company had to announce its plans this month to let go of 1,100 employees, nearly 14 per … Read the rest “Flush with new funds, Indian startups lead in sacking employees”

Fewer meetings will help achieve 100% productivity, say developers in survey

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As many as 70% of the developers who took part in the HackerEarth “Behind the Code” developer survey reported that fewer meetings would help them achieve “100% productivity” at work. This comes at a time when meetings and video conferences have become the order of the day with Covid-19 pushing organisations to move towards Work From Home in order to continue with operations.

Working longer hours wasn’t an issue but … Read the rest “Fewer meetings will help achieve 100% productivity, say developers in survey”