Partnering with tech giants like Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Sophos to future-proof business IT management, Japanese technology company Konica Minolta on Thursday launched new enterprise IT solution Workplace Hub, said a company statement. The version one of Workplace Hub, to be available from October 2017, unifies all of an organization s technology via a single centralized platform. It provides more efficient and effective management of the disparate array of tools, services and devices used by modern organizations.
The Indian information technology (IT) companies operating in the US are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.
India and Portugal stressed the need to further explore opportunities to strengthen ties in the field of information and communication technology, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. To fast-track the collaboration, the government is also looking to set up a working group to enhance the scope for furthering ties, which will be a follow-up of a bilateral agreement between both the countries.
The government has sought detailed business data from the industry, mainly the IT companies, so that it can effectively take up their concerns over the US visa issue with the new American administration. The issues related with visa were discussed during a meeting chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week. It was suggested that the industry body like Nasscom should collate the data and assess the likely impact of the proposed changes in the visa regime by the US.
Led by growth in business process outsourcing, the Indian government is set to spend $7.8 billion on IT in 2017 - an increase of 9.5 percent over 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Monday. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data centre systems, devices and telecom services.
IT spending by banking and security firms in India will reach $8.9 billion in 2017 -- an increase of 9.7 percent from 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Friday. Gartner predicted that IT services will grow the fastest at 13.8 percent in 2017 as firms in the banking and securities industry invest more in business processes, specifically in business process outsourcing.
As the government pushes for a less-cash economy via digitization, IT and telecom players are expecting the upcoming Union budget to contain measures that will seek to strengthen cyber security and make broadband available to all, among other measures.
Indian IT decision makers are turning to open source to drive digital innovation to support business with new capabilities, a study said on Monday. 51 percent of respondents reported that their organizations have implemented open source solution while 49 percent of respondents plan to expand/implement open source solutions within the next 12 months, said open source solutions provider Red Hat which conducted the study with market research firm Forrester Consulting.
New US President Donald Trump's 'Buy American-hire American' rally cry has put the $150 billion Indian IT industry on edge, which is in wait-and-watch mode to see how the new administration evolves policies around outsourcing and movement of skilled workers. India hopes to have a meaningful engagement with the US, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Amid widespread concerns over impending policies of Donald Trump, who is set to take charge as US President tomorrow, Nasscom is planning a visit to the US in the next few weeks to reach out to American policymakers and lawmakers.
The likely after effects of Trump's ascendancy, Brexit and demonetization woes are being taken into consideration as the Kerala government is set to unveil its new IT policy, said a top IT honcho who was part of its making. Of Kerala's Rs 10,000 crore annual software exports, 56 percent was to the US followed by Britain. Hrishikesh Nair, CEO of Technopark, told IANS the new IT policy will address all the concerns which Kerala and India are going to face in the wake of the three major developments.
Global IT spending is projected to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7 percent increase from 2016, market research firm Gartner said on Thursday. Worldwide devices spending (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) is projected to remain flat in 2017 at $589 billion.
An IT event where over 250 Indian firms will showcase their products to foreign buyers will be held in Hyderabad next month, an Indian export promotion body hosting the flagship show said here. The 17th edition of Indiasoft, the flagship IT event of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) will be held in Hyderabad from February 13-14 and is expected to attract over 400 foreign buyers. Close to 250 Indian ICT firms of various sizes will display their products and solutions at the event, according to a statement released by ESC here.
India's domestic IT spending is estimated to grow at 12.9 per cent to Rs 2,14,012 crore this year, helped by government's push for digital services, a report has said. Spending in the category grew at 12.3 per cent last year, against a prediction of 13.5 per cent, according to the annual research report by Coeus Age Consulting.
Total outstanding investments attracted by Gujarat in the information technology (IT) sector may cross Rs 2 lakh crore by FY 2020-21 from over Rs 35,000 crore in FY 2015-16, industry body ASSOCHAM said today.
West Bengal IT Minister Bratya Basu today said the state is on track to be among the top three states in India in the IT and ITeS sector. "We want to become the top three states in India in IT and ITeS sector by 2020. We are expecting an exponential rise of demand in the sector. We are right on track," Basu said at a JIS University function.
The Indian information technology (IT) sector has sought government support to help deal with challenges posed by anti-globalization tendecies and rising protectionism abroad. It has also sought help to promote research and development and innovation to enable the industry to keep up with technological changes.
Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on security and risk management, market research firm Gartner said on Friday. Enterprises should be spending between four and seven per cent of their IT budgets on IT security, lower in the range if they have mature systems, higher if they are wide open and at risk, it added.
The IT Act has legal framework for privacy and security of data in digital format and provides for compensation to the victim in the case of unauthorized access and leakage of sensitive personal information, the government said today.
Nearly 80 percent of the Indian IT decision-makers and business leaders feel that the decentralization of technology is increasing costs or spending within their organisations, a study revealed. According to the study "The State of the Cloud 2016" by Cloud solutions provider VMware, Information Technology (IT) departments are being sidestepped by business leaders who adopt their own Cloud-based technologies to innovate faster and meet growth objectives.