February 2012 Archives
Most people today sleep much less than the amount an average person slept half a century ago. It goes without a doubt that sleepiness affects our daily productivity and mood. Sleep deprivation is an additive process. Each person has a specific daily sleep requirement. While this may vary depending on individuals, it can be averaged at around eight hours per night.
If India is supposed to be the destination for outsourcing to the rest of the world, where privacy is valued, we can't live in isolation. Therefore, a privacy law for the country is in the offing which will cross-reference to the existing resources of regulations, so that a holistic privacy paradigm is created in India.
A 'perfect storm' is happening in the world of IT. On the one hand, the IT market has consumerized and, on the other, IT suppliers are pursuing cloud‐based delivery. Enterprises, their strategies and business models float in the middle of it all. How should IT leaders best treat these developments in the Boardroom and beyond?
Historically, the IT group has been an order taker. They have existed to do what they are asked to do...and for the most part, we've been good at being order takers.However, in recent years, some organizations have begun trying to transform the IT group into something more than an order taker. Some have been successful. Many haven't.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a bird which no one has killed and tasted yet. Although we at HCL are not against it, we are walking the path whereby ipads should be part of the network from one-and-a-half years from now. During this time, we will be making our infrastructure strong enough so that when we launch this, there should not be any adverse impact.
While putting together an ethics policy for the organization, one must consider a range of issues including guidance that should be provided on how to handle issues such as, conflict of interest, gratuities and gifts, outside employment, contacts with external parties, and confidentiality of information. The ethics culture should be apparent at all levels of the organization.
The way we run IT at YES Bank is very different from the way IT is run at any other bank. We outsource our IT majorly both on the application and infrastructure side, and on the delivery basis and SLA basis rather than people basis. What IT does internally is to work along with both the businesses and various partners to find the right solution.