/Tag: Internet

Rural Bharat leads India in digital growth

2020-06-06T09:10:15+00:00June 5th, 2020|Analysis - India Global Business, India Inc Views - India Global Business|

Boasting a total user base in excess of 574 million users and with the second-fastest growing Internet savvy population, India offers a $50 billion-plus commercial potential via new users and its rural populace. Consumption habits forced by the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a further jump in those numbers.

Battleground India: The next frontier in online streaming

2020-08-20T06:59:14+00:00October 19th, 2019|India Inc News|

India presents the next frontier in online streaming, opening up multiple possibilities for global players, writes India Inc. Founder and CEO Manoj Ladwa. Boris Johnson looks to be on the verge of pulling off his Herculean mission of passing the Brexit deal with the EU, but I am going to resist commenting on it just yet. Instead, there is another Herculean transformation happening in India, which merits a closer look.  Remember the early 2000s when mobile phones began gaining popularity [...]

India to retain second spot among world’s smartphone users

2018-08-20T10:35:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal November Edition, The Big Story, Year|

The country will hit 530 million smartphone users by 2018, behind China’s 1.3 billion but ahead of the US figure of 229 million, a latest analysis finds. In 2018, 66 per cent of people across 52 countries will own a smartphone, up from 63 per cent in 2017 and 58 per cent in 2016, according to Zenith’s ‘Mobile Advertising Forecasts 2017’ report, published recently. The US-based analysis firm found that the top three countries in terms of smartphone usage will remain [...]

Moving up the BPO value chain

2019-01-02T07:26:54+00:00May 26th, 2017|2018/2017, India Investment Journal May Edition, Start-up India, Year|

Ramesh Awtaney heads the iSON Group, Africa’s largest technology and BPO specialist with a presence in 29 countries, including India. The businessman, who is passionate about replicating the Digital India model in Africa, shares his views on the emerging trends in IT/ BPO space in India, Africa and globally, Donald Trump’s impact on the industry and iSON’s growth journey. What is your analysis of the Digital India programme?  The Digital India programme has picked up remarkable pace over the last [...]

Artificial Intelligence is bringing intuition to Cyber Security

2018-06-12T07:28:47+00:00April 10th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Sector Focus/IT, Year|

Cyber Security is the protection of information assets, which are highly valuable to an organisation, writes a security expert. In the early days of the internet, Cyber Security wasn't of importance since most computers linked to the internet were part of academia, where trust played a major role. In addition, traditional networking wasn't secure by design, and did not encompass elements of security. As the internet grew, organisations started realising the efficiency and productivity the internet brought, and applications and [...]

Digital disruption and trends in marketing

2018-12-04T11:52:07+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

A banking expert weighs up what the digital revolution has in store for the world of banking and beyond. We are on the cusp of entering the fourth industrial revolution, known as digital revolution, which supposedly removes barriers of different known/unknown interventions and consents interplays between digital, physical and biological spheres. The speed of the current breakthrough has no historical precedent in its entirety, leave alone its velocity and scope. It would unquestionably transform the way we think, act, react, [...]

Is India 4G ready?

2018-12-04T11:56:46+00:00July 8th, 2016|2016, Digital India, India Investment Journal June/July Edition, Year|

The answer to the question posed in the headline is yes but there are hurdles that need to be overcome before we get there, according to a leading telecom expert. As the second-largest telecommunication market in the world, India has more than a billion mobile subscribers. The country is now aiming to provide data connectivity to 1 billion subscribers. No mean feat for a country that made the first mobile call only about 20 years ago! However, while the growth [...]

A VC’s guide to Indian ecommerce success

2018-12-04T10:43:41+00:00April 29th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

As a leading venture capitalist operating in the Indian arena, Kae Capital is well placed to offer some insights into how best to navigate the India’s booming ecommerce sector. If there is one sector that is impossible to keep away from the news, it must be ecommerce. For all the euphoria around the ubiquity of ecommerce today, not all of the news is particularly positive. Take the case of the Rocket Internet backed Jabong, reportedly unable to find buyers at [...]

A tech solution to the waste problem

2018-12-04T10:52:28+00:00April 28th, 2016|2016, Clean India, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, Year|

EnCashea is a company that leverages technology to find everyday solutions to the problem of waste management. We explore with its co-founder if the concept has a resonance with the traditional Indian outlook towards recycling. Leveraging the existing kabadiwala (waste/scrap collector) network to build a scalable and socially-responsible enterprise sounds like a great idea. However, from our initial experience in trying to implement such a model, we realised that maintaining a high service quality isn't possible with such a model. [...]

Tech solutions make Indian cities smarter

2018-12-04T10:57:03+00:00April 27th, 2016|2016, India Investment Journal April/May Edition, TechInnovate, Year|

The Narendra Modi led government’s smart cities initiative is well on its way with the first 20 short-listed for facelift. Crucially, the use of technology and innovation is the booster shot for the smart cities initiative to dove-tail other government initiatives. Technically speaking, the Narendra Modi government’s UJALA scheme – aimed at bringing down electricity demand by replacing inefficient incandescent and CFL bulbs with LED lamps – isn’t part of the Smart Cities initiative. But it’s a smart solution to [...]