Following the brutal gang-rape of a young female student in Delhi on Dec. 16, the country's IT industry has come up with applications to ensure the safety of women in Indian cities.
India: Its size, its people, its coming of age.
Swati Prasad is a New Delhi-based freelance journalist who spent much of the mid-1990s and 2000s covering brick-and-mortar industries for some of India's leading publications. Seven years back when she took to freelancing, India was at the peak of its "outsourcing hub" glory and the world of Indian IT, telecom and Internet fascinated her. A self-proclaimed technophobic, Swati loves to report on anything that's remotely alien to her--be it cloud computing, telecom, BPOs, social media, e-government or software and hardware, and also how high-tech sectors impact the Indian economy.
A recent study points out that every third smartphone user in India is using an Android-based handset to access live entertainment content online. The second-most popular platform is Symbian, followed by Blackberry.
The Indian IT services giant beats analyst expectations after a long time. It posts flat third quarter net profit, while raising its revenue forecast for the current financial year, ending Mar. 31.
Social media and 24/7 news coverage help public protests grow larger, but it is wisdom, not knowledge, that is needed to fuel positive change among India's government and citizenry.
Tech gadgets alone will bring limited gains, but a holistic strategy combining teacher training, high-quality digital content and observing best practices offer better value in the classroom.
A recent study indicates enterprises in sectors such as banking and financial services, healthcare, ICT and government are expected to be major cloud adopters in the country.
India's ruling government is making cash transfers an important pillar in its 2014 election strategy, and while others might call it bribery, citizens shouldn't complain if such initiatives help reduce corruption.
India's urban teenagers are growing up as digital natives and are active on social networks as early as 13 years old, but a McAfee survey suggests they are not getting the right parental assistance.
Data released by the IAMAI indicates it’s not retail sites, job portals or matrimonial sites, but online travel bookings that are seeing the fastest e-commerce growth in India.
A lot of traction has been made in cities around the launch of new, cheap tablets, software applications for school curriculum, and pilots in schools with tablets. But it's the children in villages who really need tablets.