Industry revenue forecast to grow to $4.5 billion by 2024 and attract fresh investments due to growing demand of IoT/connected devices and Digital India initiatives.
With the accelerated digitalisation in India thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the future of data centres in India, which houses 10 per cent of the world’s internet users but only 1.8 per cent of global data infrastructure, seems bright.
The recent WhatsApp controversy and the Indian government’s reaction highlights that India aspires to be a rule maker not a rule taker in this new high-stakes game, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Highlights: The hacking of WhatsApp via the Pegasus software has raised concerns on data security. There is an overwhelming need to handle data responsibly. India has been at the forefront of the global campaign to create a responsible environment for data security and storage. As [...]
A senior director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute explains how developments in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area could be the bridge that the US and India could build on for mutual future growth. Highlights: Diaspora ties and India’s prowess in software and IT services have been the bedrock of the India–Silicon Valley/Bay Area connect. Regulatory reforms reducing administrative complexity and streamlining the approval of foreign investment are making it easier for overseas companies to enter India’s tech [...]
Digitised systems, while more efficient, are not without their concerns. A cyber security expert outlines the various digital threats that enterprises are vulnerable to and suggests some counter measures to prevent these security risks. Industry 4.0 is a standard term to depict the fourth-generation industrial revolution that we are passing through nowadays. Automation, IoT and data analytics have made production processes smarter, intelligent and more productive. With each passing day, latest technologies like cloud computing, IoT and robotics are disrupting [...]
Cyber security and data protection open several doors for cooperation between the UK and India, asserts an intelligence and security expert. A strategic partnership is based on the commonality of interests. It also presupposes a high degree of trust between the partners that is aimed at achieving those interests. A strategic partnership further demands constant dialogue to ensure that the partnership stays on course. The India-UK relationship is, to my mind, at the cusp of shaping itself into a multi-dimensional [...]
Whilst fixated on the ongoing national elections, India must not take its eye off Chinese tech giant Xiaomi as it makes an aggressive march to capture the huge market (and maybe even data!), writes India Inc. Founder & CEO Manoj Ladwa. Xiaomi has just invested half a billion dollars in India. That’s a ringing endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India initiative. This massive investment is expected to help it fight the challenge from Samsung, which has launched [...]
Neha Narkhede is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Confluent, an event streaming platform. As one of the original authors of Apache Kafka, an open-source stream-processing software platform, she led the streams infrastructure at LinkedIn. In this interview, the US-based entrepreneur explains the vision behind Confluent, challenges of setting up her company, gender equality and being driven by her Indian roots. Please explain the concept behind Confluent and real-time data. Confluent provides the industry’s only enterprise-ready event streaming [...]
The Narendra Modi led government has registered significant progress in its goal to use technology for social change. Data doesn’t lie. As the time for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s report card to be unveiled draws closer, he can take great pride in the strides his government has made in leveraging technology to improve the quality of life of Indians. Here are a few random numbers: There were about 220 million smart phone users in India when he assumed office [...]