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Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecasts Seven-Fold Increase in Global Mobile Data Traffic from 2016-21


Measurable 5G Impact on Mobile Growth Expected by 2020 By 2021, more members of the global population will be using mobile phones (5.5 billion) than bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion), according to the 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021). Strong growth in mobile users, smartphones …

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Just one in five banks and insurers confident they could detect a cybersecurity breach


Upcoming GDPR Regulations to Spur Action, Greater Transparency with Consumers Banks and insurers enjoy a significantly higher level of trust from consumers in the cybersecurity of their systems (83%) than any other sector (with e-commerce firms at 28% and both telcos and retailers at 13%). However, the financial services industry doesn’t share the same sentiment. Just one in five banking …

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Union Budget 2017: How Technology Sector reacted to Arun Jaitley’s budget speech


Diverse reactions are coming in on finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget 2017, including those from IT industry bodies, Consultancies, Corporate, Software & Hardware Companies, Start Ups and the Channel community. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for the year 2017-18 has evoked diverse reactions from industry leaders and experts Here are some of the reactions: Nasscom: The Union Budget 2017 reinforces …

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In today’s challenging economic climate, forward-looking organizations are upgrading their IT infrastructure and implementing virtualization and cloud computing solutions to improve business agility and drive down costs.The data center market in its entirety has seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years.According to a report from 451 Research, this market is expected to reach $36 billion worldwide by 2017. …

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Online Financial Cybercrime Victims Struggle to Recover All Their Lost Money


Each year thousands of Internet users become victims of a cybercrime that leaves them out of pocket. Research from Kaspersky Lab reveals that over half (52% ) of Internet users who’ve lost money at the hands of cybercriminals have only got some, or none, of their stolen funds back. With the variety and sophistication of online financial threats against consumers …

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GST Implications and Budget 2017 Expectations


itVARnews speaks to IT industry bodies and many industry players to understand possible implications of GST. We also collate a budget wish list. After the liberalization of 1991, the GST is perhaps the most anticipated economic reform. So much so that more talk is centered on GST, slated for June 1, 2017 rollout, than on any other aspect of the …

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Majority of Indian Companies Not Sufficiently Equipped to Meet Employees’ and Customers’ Mobile-Driven Demands


71 percent of Indian companies are still in the nascent stages of adopting solutions to enable a truly mobile workforce Local enterprises must look beyond basic enterprise app management by truly integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management to stay relevant VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced the findings from a …

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Smartphone market drops by 30.5% in top 50 cities of India, after a bumper festive season in Oct: IDC India


According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Monthly City Level Smartphone tracker, smartphone sales within the leading 50 cities of India fell by a whopping 30.5 percent month on month in Nov 2016 over Oct 2016.This downward trend can be attributed to demonetisationand resulting cash crunch along with the cyclically lean period after festive season in Oct. According to Upasana Joshi, …

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7 Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2017


Running a business in the era of accelerated (and sometimes exponential) change may be exhilarating, but it’s also unnerving—especially if your core business has nothing to do with hardware or software. The best advice to keeping in step with these seven trends is deceptively simple—be resilient and fearless, as one Silicon Valley mantra goes “fail forward.” Parascript, the pioneer in …

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Three DevOps Predictions for 2017


Continuous testing, security of code, and metrics pegged as hottest trends in DevOps this year CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced three trends in DevOps it expects will come under the organizational spotlight in 2017. DevOps removes the silos between the development and operations teams, advocating better communication and collaboration between the two units so organizations can achieve greater digital …

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