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Are These Exciting Times for a Retail CIO?

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The retail sector in India has been on a rollercoaster ride for the past few years and will continue on this trajectory for some time. According to the report "Retail 2020: Retrospect, Reinvent, Rewrite" by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Retailers Association of India, overall Indian retail sales are expected to grow to $1 trillion in 2020 from $600 billion in 2015. 

IoT in Healthcare: Are Cost and Complexity Prohibiting Rollouts?

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Every CIO in the health enterprise is today looking for creating a responsive, system-driven organization - one that offers patients the convenience and ease of treatment on one hand and keep doctors updated on the move on the other. The Internet of Things isn't really on the radar of CIOs in its current form. Merely 10% CIOs said they are willing to experiment or are doing some work using IoT in their organizations. 

Single Sign-on Services for Cloud: Are You In?

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It is hard to imagine that just four, maybe five, years back, there was such an aura around cloud computing, especially in India. I remember the discussion in CIO forums that revolved around the basics: So, what exactly is cloud computing? What is the difference between public cloud and private cloud? And hey, what's this new cumulus in the sky called hybrid cloud?! 

Banning Mobiles at Work in the Age of BYOD and Digital

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A known Enterprise (name withheld) has banned employees across all its group companies from using mobile phones in office. On July 30, it was extended to offices of all group companies, including.... The thinking behind the move, according to an employee (who did not want to be identified), is that "people tend to misuse social networking sites inside office. Popular chat applications, while used for official purposes can also be used to chat with friends and family.  

The Adaptive and Intelligent Datacenter


Software Defined Networks have evolved to allocate resources based on workloads managing capacity to optimize. They are application aware and prioritize traffic based on neural network based learning; the disruption to existing hardware players had them acquiring some of the new innovative startups. Collectively SDDC has arrived and gaining momentum! 

To Coherently Protect Your Data, Think Like a CIO

Data protection, like fishing, is a challenge. The amount of data is never static or unchanging. Those whose job, primarily CIO's, it is to architect a coherent data protection strategy must take in to consideration a wide range of factors to cost-effectively manage and protect their data as well as ensure a consistent, repeatable recovery strategy. Are they managing physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure? Is the cloud infrastructure public or private?  

Big Data + Big Analytics = Big Insights

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Big data is obviously important to most organizations. There's plenty of data out there and even more data being generated every day. But big analytics is just as important. Without the ability to analyze the data you have at the speed and scale it is being generated, your organization will never really be able to fully take advantage of big data. 

Better Than Sleeping Pills: File-Based Exchange Backups Help You Rest Easier


In a couple of previous articles we talked about the quite primitive backup method known as offline backups, and the slightly more advanced Native Windows Server backup. Both have advantages and drawbacks; they may be right in some situations, but you need to be aware of the limitations. 

40% of the Indian CIOs See Digital as a Priority this Year: Core Quadrant


Core Quadrant, research arm of, undertook two massive research studies during January-May 2015 timeframe to ascertain the importance and vitality of Digital Technology for both enterprise users and technology producers. The research found that 50% of the IT growth in the year 2020 will come from the Digital Technologies alone.  

Should Companies Do Most of Their Computing in the Cloud? (Part 3)


Cloud computing is the future of computing. Specialization and outsourcing make society more efficient and scalable, and computing isn't any different. But why aren't we there yet? Why don't we, in Simon Crosby's words, "get on with it"? I have discussed some reasons: loss of control, new and unquantifiable security risks, and -- above all -- a lack of trust. 

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