Category — Information Technology

Communications Minister Establishes Twitter Complaint Service

India’s Minister for Communications Manoj Sinha launched “Twitter Sewa” (Twitter Service) for addressing the complaints and concerns of all stake-holders in the telecom and postal sectors. The twitter handle of the minister is @manojsinhabjp, reports India in Business.

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Sinha said this service was in tune with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of “minimum government, maximum governance”, while also adding that the challenge was gigantic since India had the biggest postal network in the world and the number of mobile phone subscribers crossed 1 billion in January this year.

The minister expressed the hope that government-owned telecom operators, private entities, and the Department of Posts will use the utility of “Twitter Sewa” to the fullest so as to better address the grievances of the public.

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August 16, 2016   No Comments

Google to Train 2 Million Developers in India

With its vision to help make India a global hub of high-quality mobile developers, Google is working on an Android Skilling program in India that aims to train two million mobile developers. The Washington Post reports that the course curriculum will be available free across hundreds of public and private universities and training partners through a specially designed, in-person program this year; it will also be available through the government’s National Skills Development Corporation, the company said in a statement.

Google Android in India

India is expected to have the largest developer population with 4 million people by 2018, overtaking the United States, but only a quarter are building for mobile, said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management at Google.

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August 2, 2016   No Comments

Gartner: India IT Infrastructure Spending to Reach $1.9 Billion

At the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Data Center Summit, held in Mumbai, the Connecticut research and advisory firm said that India’s IT infrastructure market will total $1.9 billion in 2016, a 1 percent increase from the previous year. This market includes server, storage and enterprise networking equipment, report EMSNow.

“Indian enterprises will continue to focus on optimizing their infrastructure and operations budgets in 2016,” said Naveen Mishra, research director at Gartner. “Optimization is primarily driven with an objective to create next generation data center architecture that can support the ever increasing challenges of digital business. With the emergence of bimodal IT, there are a lot of investments made in Mode 1, and is an increasing focus on building Mode 2 infrastructure.”

Cloud computing

Enterprise networking is the biggest segment within the Indian IT infrastructure market with revenue expected to total $848 million in 2016, according to Gartner analysts.

“With a revenue projection of $253 million in 2016, storage investment will witness a decline from last year primarily due to improved price performance,” added Mishra. “Enterprises are increasingly investing in software defined storage, evaluating alternate, cheaper devices, such as flash storage, which is helping them to contain the ever increasing storage costs.”

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July 15, 2016   No Comments

India’s Micromax Smartphone Maker Ranks Globally

Scottsdale, Arizona-based IC Insights released an update to its 2016 IC Market Drivers Report that examines and evaluates key existing and emerging end-use applications that will support and propel the IC industry through 2019. A table on Major Smartphone Sales Leaders depicts the top 12 companies with a forecast for their full-year 2016 unit volume shipments.  Eight of the top 12 companies are headquartered in China, and a company from India, Micromax, is in the list for the first time.

Seven of the top twelve companies are forecast to register 2016 growth rates of 6% or less while the other five are expected to each log 29% or better increases. Micromax is slated to show a 74% increase.

Micromax smartphones

Micromax smartphones

Japan-based Sony, U.S.-based Microsoft, and China-based Coolpad are expected to drop out of the top 12 ranking.  These three companies saw their 1Q16 sales of smartphones drop to 3.4, 2.3, and 4.0 million, respectively, reports EMSNow.

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July 15, 2016   No Comments

India, The New Innovation Destination of Choice

A report titled Digital Dynasties: The Rise of Innovation Empires Worldwide by Paris, France-based technology consulting and services firm Capgemini has listed Bangalore, India, as one of the top five most preferred locations for multinational companies that want to set up innovation centers and harness technology talent.

India, which did not figure in the top 10 list in July 2015, took Tokyo’s spot in February 2016 to stand at fifth place. Globally, 56 innovation centers opened in 20 countries over the past year, and 11 more plan to open soon. Capgemini analysts say that there has been a 29 percent rise in the number of innovation centers in Asia as compared to their previous research.

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Quoting from the report:

India has been rising in the ranks of favorite destinations to open innovation centers. Our previous research identified eight innovation centers in India in July 2015. India has since seen eight more innovation centers open their doors. Bangalore has been the most favored city with four new innovation centers. Bangalore is home to several billion-dollar Indian startups such as: Flipkart, InMobi and Mu Sigma, and attracts world-class technology talent and investments. Among the new innovation centers opened here are: Airbus’ BizLab, which intends to bring together startups and Airbus’ internal entrepreneurs; and Visa, whose new technology center in Bangalore will house 1000 developers accelerating development of next generation payment solutions. Global firms are showing interest in other Indian cities as well. For instance, TriMas Corporation – a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products – opened an innovation center in Delhi to focus on driving innovation across its range of packaging solutions, while Puratos, a leading global food ingredient company, launched an innovation center in Mumbai.

 

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July 14, 2016   No Comments