In the mid-1990s, as a budding reporter at a newspaper, I couldn't leave for office without ensuring that I was wearing my watch, carrying my digital diary, as also a "physical diary" (that was equally important; because if--God forbid--the battery in the digital diary ran out, I would have to run helter skelter for numbers), a calculator and a pager, besides the regular stuff, such as a pen, my wallet, car keys and a note-pad.The mobile phone has made so many things redundant.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
In the last one month, Nasscom--India's trade body and "voice" of the country's IT-BPO industry--has partnered two consulting firms, AT Kearney and the Everest Group, to produce two reports that identify potential hubs for IT and BPO operations in India.The first, released on Apr.
Credit cards came into India long before mobile phones did. But when it comes to penetration levels, credit cards are nowhere close to mobile phones.
Technology has undoubtedly become an integral part of our lives. Every time I leave home without my mobile phone, I feel handicapped--as though I have left a part of me behind.
Last June, I got a freak call from a young IT professional working in a large Indian IT firm. He was an engineer from IIT and an MBA holder, too--the best in education that you can ask for.
It's difficult to understand why any recommendation in India has to go back and forth multiple times before it finally takes the shape of a regulation.Take the National Do Not Call (NDNC) registry, as an example.
A warm welcome to Inside India and the brand new ZDNet Asia Web site.You know a hi-tech gadget has become a commodity the minute you see its price drop, and it begins to sell like potatoes and onions!
Ratan Tata, the 70-year old chairman of the Tata Group, fulfilled yet another promise today. He unveiled India's US$2,500 car, Tata Nano.
They say technology is a big leveller. Surely, it has made the world flat.
When I received an invitation to attend the 'Yahoo Open Hack Day', I wondered what it was all about. Will they show us how to hack into Web sites?