Government’s Secure Email Service To Cover 5 Million Officials By Mar 2015

NEW DELHI: By the end of the current fiscal, five million officials will be using government’s secure email, which seeks to ban use of popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo! in official communication to safeguard critical and sensitive government data. Government has approved the proposal moved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to establish a secure and encrypted email service for government officials.

http://news.siliconindia.com/technology/Governments-Secure-Email-Service-To-Cover-5-Million-Officials-By-Mar-2015-nid-173235-cid-2.html

With eye on future, Wipro staff recast gets underway

BANGALORE: Wipro has started a threeyear exercise to become a leaner company, initiating its most ambitious reorganisation effort since it started selling computers in 1981 and presaging similar moves in an industry that has been a prolific job-creator. India’s third-largest software company employs 1.46 lakh employees and the aim, according to people familiar with the process, is to slim down by about a third without resorting to mass layoffs of the kind that IBM and Microsoft have effected this year.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/with-eye-on-future-wipro-staff-recast-gets-underway/articleshow/43834468.cms

Unix bug ‘Shellshock’ leaves software experts, industry shocked, from IN

MUMBAI/BANGALORE: A new software security threat is giving sleepless nights to India’s information guardians and has prompted companies such as ITC and Future Group to take swift action to protect their systems.  The Bash bug, or Shellshock as it is popularly known, is said to be more dangerous than the Heartbleed computer security flaw discovered earlier this year. Unix-based operating systems such as Apple’s Mac OS X and Linux are vulnerable to the bug, which allows hackers to gain control over a user’s computer remotely without authorisation.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/software/unix-bug-shellshock-leaves-software-experts-industry-shocked/articleshow/43834987.cms

Why Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella and Jeff Bezos are banking on Digital India

Mumbai: Digital India is proving to be a magnet for global technology companies, a point driven home by the visits of three global executives to the country in September alone—a month that also sees manifold increases in the pre-Diwali offline and online sales pitches for electronic gadgets that Indians love to buy. On 15 September, Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president at Google Inc. A couple of weeks later, Jeff Bezos, president, chief executive and chairman of the board of the world’s largest online retailer Amazon.com Inc. This was followed by the visit of Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft Corp.

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/NP9YTK9qt04BsbsPYteESP/Why-Sundar-Pichai-Satya-Nadella-and-Jeff-Bezos-are-banking.html

Offline retailers may boycott iPhone 6 as iPhone 5S being offered at discounted prices on e-commerce sites

NEW DELHI: Some mobile phone retailers have threatened to boycott Apple’s much-awaited iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models after their expected pre-Diwali launch because they are miffed that the iPhone 5S is being offered at heavily discounted prices on popular e-commerce sites Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal. According to sellers that ET spoke to, some of the 1.5 lakh retailers claimed they have returned their iPhone 5S models, saying they can’t compete with the discounts, which have lowered the price of the device to less than their cost.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/offline-retailers-may-boycott-iphone-6-as-iphone-5s-being-offered-at-discounted-prices-on-e-commerce-sites/articleshow/43755847.cms

Visa to Open New Technology Development Center in India

Global Card Payments Company Visa, Inc. plans to establish a new technology development base in India by next year. With the new center, Visa plans to create 2,000 new full-time jobs around the world, while taking advantage of India’s software engineering talent. “Visa Inc will open a new technology center in India in 2015 and strengthen its technology resources by creating 2,000 full-time technologist positions around the world,” Visa said.

http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/13015/20140928/visa-open-new-technology-development-center-india.htm

HTC confident of grabbing 10 per cent market share in India by 2015

NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker HTC is confident of attaining 10 per cent market share in India by 2015 in terms of volume.  “Our internal estimate shows that HTC sales volume in India has tripled. As per our assessment, we now have 5 per cent market share. It will reach 7 per cent in fourth quarter and comfortably 10 per cent in 2015,” HTC Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Sales Chiang-Lin Chang told PTI in an interview.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/htc-confident-of-grabbing-10-per-cent-market-share-in-india-by-2015/articleshow/43708349.cms

Government’s secure email service to cover 5 million officials by Mar 2015

NEW DELHI: By the end of the current fiscal, five million officials will be using government’s secure email, which seeks to ban use of popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo! in official communication to safeguard critical and sensitive government data.  Government has approved the proposal moved by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) to establish a secure and encrypted email service for government officials.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/governments-secure-email-service-to-cover-5-million-officials-by-mar-2015/articleshow/43702782.cms

Most Searched Indian Politicians On Google In 2014

BANGALORE: In today’s technologically advanced global world, politicians and new media go hand in hand. This is because it is the most preferred platform for people from all walks of life to express their views and opinions freely. Check out the most Googled Indian political leaders according to Google Trends. India’s first tech savvyperson Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also the most popular Indian politician on Google. As per the Google Trends, Modi scores 65 points out of 100; this is indeed remarkable for any leader all over the world.

http://www.siliconindia.com/news/general/Most-Searched-Indian-Politicians-On-Google-In-2014-nid-173078-cid-1.html

From ‘MOM’ to ‘Make In India’, non-human handles score big in Twitter

NEW DELHI: When Sputnik 1 blasted off into space in 1957, boldly going where no manmade device had gone before, it beeped. That beep, which could be heard on short-wave radio receivers as it orbited around the earth, sparked a space race that led to the giant leap for mankind and so on. When India’s Mars Orbiter slotted smoothly into its orbit around the red planet on September 24, it tweeted.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/from-mom-to-make-in-india-non-human-handles-score-big-in-twitter/articleshow/43570548.cms

Xiaomi raises Indian smartphone sales goal

BANGALORE: Chinese firm Xiaomi is stocking up on its smartphones in India in readiness for the festive season as it looks to gain ground in the world’s third largest smartphone market, a top executive said on Friday. International Vice President Hugo Barra said the company is now making provision to sell 100,000 phones a week in October, when India celebrates the festival of Diwali.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/xiaomi-raises-indian-smartphone-sales-goal/articleshow/43533562.cms

Microsoft keen to team up with India: Satya Nadella

BANGALORE: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for “i-ways for a Digital India” and asked industry captains to seize the initiative, the Hyderabad-born chief executive of Microsoft has offered a partnership to help accelerate the country’s growth. “Every time I visit, I’m energised to see the advancements India is making and truly believe technology is a key enabler for India to thrive and create more opportunities for every individual and business in its economy,” said Satya Nadella, who was appointed as successor to Steve Ballmer in February.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/microsoft-keen-to-team-up-with-india-satya-nadella/articleshow/43465085.cms

Sony India to double revenue from smartphone market

NEW DELHI: Sony India is unfazed by the turmoil in its global smartphone business, and expects to add people and double its revenue from the segment, though rapidly increasing competition could provide stiff challenge to meeting its outlook, its top official said. “We have a 10% share of the smartphone market in India in value terms, and are among the top players. We have had no impact of the global troubles. There are zero job cuts here, in fact, we will add people,” MD Kenichiro Hibi told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/sony-india-to-double-revenue-from-smartphone-market/articleshow/43466407.cms

India promises investors more red carpet, less red tape

NEW DELHI–Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Thursday to slash red tape and harness the benefits of a huge young population as he launched a campaign to attract global business to manufacture in India. India’s business-friendly new leader wants to revive his country’s flagging economic fortunes by kick-starting a manufacturing sector long eclipsed by that of neighboring China. “We don’t need to invite the world to India, they are ready to come. We just need to give them our address,” Modi said at the launch of his “Make in India” campaign.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/asia/india/2014/09/26/418024/India-promises.htm

Revealed! Infosys Gives Salary Hikes Upto Rs 6 Crore

BANGALORE: Infosys has increased the salaries up to Rs 6 Crore for its executives, including executive vice-presidents and a few vice-presidents reports rediff.com. A rise in their pay packages includes some of the recent recruits from German enterprise software maker SAP, the previous employer of Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka. Kris Lakshmikanth, chief executive and managing director of executive search firm Headhunters India said, “After this, you might see at least 30-40 executives in other Indian IT firms joining the $1-million salary club.”

http://www.siliconindia.com/news/business/Revealed-Infosys-Gives-Salary-Hikes-Upto-Rs-6-Crore-nid-173089-cid-3.html

Vishal Sikka’s innovation drive: Infosys to double investment in core banking product Finacle

BANGALORE: Vishal Sikka’s drive to put innovation at the core of Infosys culture to offer new products and solutions is underlined by the CEO promising to double company’s investment in its core banking product, Finacle, which until late last year was being considered to be sold-off. With Sikka at the helm, Infosys has shelved plans to explore selling off its banking product Finacle, as the Board of Infosys until late last year wanted to spin off Finacle and then look out for a buyer, two executives directly familiar with the development told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/vishal-sikkas-innovation-drive-infosys-to-double-investment-in-core-banking-product-finacle/articleshow/43365899.cms

Infosys’ new CEO Vishal Sikka allows staff to use Twitter, Facebook to retain talent

MUMBAI: InfosysBSE 1.27 % Ltd’s new CEO has come up with a novel approach to reviving the financial fortunes of country’s trailblazing outsourcing firm: use Facebook at work, tweet, but get the job done. Infosys has long been run as a conservative company known for keeping strict tabs on work hours and sometimes fining employees for not wearing ties on specific days. Such cheerless self-regard could not have come at a more challenging time, analysts say.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/infosys-new-ceo-vishal-sikka-allows-staff-to-use-twitter-facebook-to-retain-talent/articleshow/43311892.cms

Missed the boat on a Xiaomi flash sale? Take heart, Finland’s Jolla just sailed into India

India has been a through and through Nokia country until recently when the smartphone revolution slayed the feature phone giant from Finland. It was only in the second quarter of 2014 that Nokia was dethroned for the first time as the top feature phone supplier in India by homegrown phone-maker Micromax. But now, a new star from Finland has just arrived with its smartphone, Jolla.

http://www.techinasia.com/jolla-launches-in-india-watchout-xiaomi/

Mobogenie launches next version of its Android app store

BANGALORE: Mobile application solutions firm Mobogenie today today launched its latest next generation Android store and entertainment hub, Mobogenie 2.0 Android Store.  Mobogenie 2.0 aims to redefine how users interact with their smartphone, featuring smart and highly intuitive exploration for easy access to apps, games, pictures, wallpapers, videos and e-books, the firm said in a statement.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/mobogenie-launches-next-version-of-its-android-app-store/articleshow/43245558.cms

South Korea’s Samsung to launch Tizen phone in India in ’14: report

SEOUL–Samsung Electronics Co., which faces a slowdown in emerging market smartphone sales, will release its long-delayed Tizen-powered handset in India before the end of this year, a report said Monday. Samsung’s first Tizen-based device will be launched in November in India, said Tarun Malik, director of Samsung’s Media Solutions Center in Southwest Asia, in an interview with Economic Times.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/company-focus/2014/09/23/417801/South-Koreas.htm