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Designing the Sandbox for Enterprise Innovation

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The Sandbox for enterprise innovation, a new piece of software running on IT-sanctioned environment, should provide freedom from issues that confront today's enterprise app development teams. This necessitates a platform that not only encourages enterprise innovation but also makes innovation application projects effortless. While it is easier to understand the need for innovative business applications, enabling their development is not easy. 

How Modi Sarkar has Already Accelerated SMAC Adoption in India


The new Government of India has been credited for a number of things including changing the era of coalition politics, building relationships with neighbouring countries, fixing the policy paralysis and so on. However, increased SMAC adoption is not something that even the staunchest supporter will ascribe to the current government! Then why am I swimming against the tide and saying the opposite? 

Building a Data Culture


Many companies are spending money on systems, software, consulting, training and other services to be able to capture, process, analyze and use data. Successfully implementing big data initiatives is much more than just buying some software or systems. Successful big data initiatives require working on soft skills as well as organizational culture to ensure that the big data mindset is ingrained throughout the organization. 

BYOD - Freedom and Responsibility


Mobility is a multi-faceted asset, but some of the value it adds may actually be a cause for concern, especially in terms of the fine balance between rights and freedom. This would hold especially true when it is about mobility at the workplace. So one of the biggest challenges technology teams in any enterprise face, is how far to go and where to draw the line. 

How Oberoi Group Hotels Achieved Real Value with Virtualization


Good hotels have affable staff to help you at check-in--but those with the best service take a step further. For the Oberoi Group hotels, technology has arguably been one of the main driving forces. Ever since it embarked on a virtualization journey, there has been an enormous improvement in internal operations and guest service quality, without a single downtime. The Group now has plans to implement virtualization throughout its business. 

Freebies from Apple and Microsoft: Is End is Nigh for Paid Software?


When the big daddies of the software world offer their services for next to nothing, would the small fry price their products and survive? We know that the race to retain customer loyalty is not going to end anytime soon. Therefore it is easy to conclude that the era of paid software for consumers is waning. We now have to wait and watch how the pricing for the enterprise segment plays out. 

Privileged Accounts Play a Key Role in Majority of Security Attacks


Rather than trying to protect the perimeter of a company's IT operations, Israeli cyber-security start-up CyberArk is singularly focused on protecting privileged accounts. The company believes that privileged accounts are used in 100 percent of attacks, whether internal or external. CyberArk's Director of Product Marketing, Karen Kiffney in an interaction with speaks about the company's approach towards privileged account security. 

Does BI require Business to be Intelligent?


The generally accepted new belief is that business knows what they want; the level of awareness and understanding has improved. Decisions are now information driven; BI solutions deliver this and more. Change management is a critical success factor towards adoption. The data deluge and associated tools to manage them has created new challenges and opportunities; the ability of enterprises to leverage these will be determined by their maturity towards analytics. 

Mobility a Key Focus at Mahyco


Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited (Mahyco), from a humble beginning in 1964 as a seed production company, has come a long way to become the country's leading agri-biotech company today. Anil Nadkarni, CIO at Mahyco in an interaction with Ashwani Mishra, Executive Editor, shares his IT vision and new initiatives planned to support and strengthen business. 

Mobile Connectivity and Your Business


In today's mobile centric world, you've probably spent money on mobility initiatives. Your employees have a smartphone that they can use to check in with the office or maybe you've even gone so far as to give laptops to your team so they can keep up with paperwork between jobs. With everything you've done, you still don't feel like you've taken full advantage of the benefits that mobility offers. 

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