How IT can limit the risk of popular messaging apps

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Author: By Matt Kapko

CIOs have battled shadow IT for years, long before the advent of messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Here's how a set of IT pros makes the most of the latest challenge. In the fight against shadow IT, CIOs have faced for more significant challenges than modern consumer messaging apps. And the popularity of apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage and Google Hangouts has, in many cases, led to a more open IT approach to consumer communication tools in enterprise. When IT leaders let employees use their personal devices for work, it's a safe assumption that multiple consumer messaging apps will also come into play.

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Delhi High Court division bench upholds blocking of pirate websites

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Author: By Express Computer

A Division Bench of the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment on 29th July 2016, directing the blocking of pirate websites. Drawing a distinction with blocking individual urls or links the Hon’ble Division Bench comprising of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice AK Pathak observed that, “In relation to websites which have hardly any lawful business and which are in entirety or to a large extent indulging in piracy, merely blocking a URL where the infringing content is located not an effective solution.” - See more at: http://computer.financialexpress.com/news/delhi-high-court-division-bench-upholds-blocking-of-pirate-websites/18768/#sthash.4AmGgnI8.dpuf

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Emphasis On Research, Cloud To Herald Digital Transformation In India

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Author: By Adobe

NEW DELHI: As the country moves to attract more people from around the globe for its initiatives like 'Make in India,' 'Digital India' and 'Smart India', the country has already become one of the fastest growing regions for software major Adobeacross Asia-Pacific, especially in the Cloud-based IT services and research. The company's cloud solutions are already powering the digital transformation wave for India, according to Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director, South Asia, Adobe."Most of the country's leading brands across sectors are our customers, including Indigo Airlines, Mindtree, MakeMyTrip, SpiceJet, Airtel, Flipkart, Manipal Educationand IDFC Bank, among others," Bawa told IANS.

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The next billion: How to best serve the Internet’s new users

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Author: By Elgin Tucker Jr

One billion. That’s how many new people are expected to start using the Internet in the course of 2016. With the vast majority of the residents of developed nations already online, the bulk of that huge growth (a 33% increase from the estimated 3 billion users currently on the Web worldwide) will be in developing nations. This will bring the need for consumer protections into sharper focus.

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India wants everyone who shares location data to get a license – or face a $150K fine

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Author: Abhimanyu Ghoshal

The Indian government has issued a proposal to regulate how companies and individuals create and share mapping data about the country, and it’s probably one of its worst ideas yet. The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill (PDF), which is currently only a draft and is open to feedback until June 4, will make it illegal to publish map-related information or even share location data without a license from a government vetting agency. Those found violating its rules will face a fine of at least Rs. 10 million (roughly $150,000), going up to Rs. 1 billion (about $15 million) along with imprisonment for up to seven years.

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Government IT Spending In India To Touch $7 Bn This Year

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Author: Moutusi Sau (principal research analyst at market research firm Gartner)

NEW DELHI: The government spending on information technology products and services in India will touch $7 billion this year -- an increase of 3.1 percent from 2015 -- a new report said on Thursday. “Government spending on software will total $938 million in 2016, a 9.9 percent increase from 2015,” said Moutusi Sau, principal research analyst at market research firm Gartner. He added that the software market will be led by growth in infrastructure. IT services -- which include consulting, software support, business process outsourcing, IT outsourcing, implementation, and hardware support -- are expected to grow 8.8 percent in 2016 to reach $1.6 billion with the business process outsourcing (BPO) sub-segment growing by 22 percent, said the report.

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The Social Media influence is very high; it can take a business

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Author: Ankush Kumar

social media is playing a crucial role in today’s business scenario where key decisions are taken on the account of real-time information. “The social media influence is very high; it can actually take or break a business. One of the main elements to drive prominence in this business is by SEO activity. The customers are dismantled; being a marketplace for bus operations, we have developed a social media platform that is utilized by travellers to report concerned issues. Be it a complaint about the bus operator, or a delay, or the arrival and departure time all of them are regularly posted as a feedback on the platform. We cater to the issues following our policies".

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Macro to Microservice Architecture - Shrink or Sink? Part-2

Author: Archana Kamat, Product Technical Architect

In my previous blog, "Macro to Microservice Architecture - Shrink or Sink? Part 1", we explored the basic characteristics of MSA and how it differs from Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). While MSA enables higher service independency, it cannot be applied to all business scenarios.

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