Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The emergence of social media has made the human element very critical

IT innovation for financial services

There are innumerable opportunities for solving traditional problems and adapting to the new trends in the financial services industry, with the help of technology and innovation, avers Jaya Vaidhyanathan, Executive Vice-President and Head of Technology and Strategic Transformation in Scope International P Ltd, Chennai.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Global consumers have been risk-averse to buying software products from SMEs.

IT is a complex grid

It was at a recent IIM-Bangalore alumni event in Chennai that as an ‘outsider' I met Gopal GD Shrikanth, CEO Coach & Strategist, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TGopalGD). GD — an alumnus of IIT, IIM, Columbia and Wharton — is a Mentoring Chair of Wharton Alumni Association of India and a former Country Manager, SBU-Head, Centre-Head, Practice-Head of many IT MNCs.


The penetration of ICT among MSMEs in India is very low

Large dose of ICT…

To gain a sustainable competitive advantage over their counterparts across the globe, there is an urgent need for Indian MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) to adopt information and communication technology (ICT), says Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd, Noida


Monday, February 7, 2011

Most of the articles we see about cloud computing address the concept from a technical point of view.

Up the ante in the ‘cloud' game, with APPU

Gone are those days when we were stuck, sitting in front of our computer to manage both our personal and professional computing needs, because cloud computing has liberated us from the need for a powerful computer on our desks ... K. Varadharajan, CEO of Chennai-based CloudsDirect likes to define cloud computing for non-techies in a way that could resonate with the terminologies they are already familiar with, while he directs techies to read the definition put forth by NIST, as ‘the best and least controversial definition about cloud computing.'


The three pillars of computing include energy-efficient performance, security, and connectivity

Towards seamless computing

Compute continuum was the theme that Praveen Vishakantaiah, President - Intel India, Bangalore (http://bit.ly/F4TPraveenV) spoke at length on, during the recent VLSI conference in IIT-Madras. “Intel's vision is to connect and enrich the life of every person on earth,” he declared, during the brief interaction with Business Line, post his presentation. And our conversation continued over email.


Neural implants presently offer limited cure to those suffering from epilepsy and Parkinson's diseases

IT in health

A recent talk jointly organised by the Chennai chapters of the Computer Society of India and the IEEE Computer Society was on ‘Futuristic information and communication technologies and their possible implications for biomedical applications,' by V. Lakshmi Narasimhan, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, East Carolina University, US.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Till now, parallel computing has been the exclusive domains of scientists

Share to excel

Interdisciplinary research, more so in computer science and engineering, is lacking, feels N. Venkateswaran, Founder Director, Waran Research Foundation, Chennai (http://bit.ly/F4TWaran). The saddest part is that experts from a different science field who have made the most relevant applied research contributions to the field of computer science and engineering are not encouraged to come into the mainstream, he rues, in the course of a recent interaction with Business Line, during the VLSI Conference held in IIT-Madras.