Companies bet on Internet of Things in India

C Raman, an IT executive at Cisco, gets a tweet from his strawberry plant everyday while he is on holiday, informing him that it has been watered for the day. No, this isn’t science fiction, but one of many successful experiments that Cisco conducts to demonstrate the rising importance of the Internet of Things (IoT).…

New Cybersecurity Task Force Launched

The National Association of Software and Services Companies and Data Security Council of India have launched a new Cyber Security Task Force (CSTF) to build India as a global hub for cybersecurity solutions. Additionally, this new entity aims to help develop a skilled workforce of cybersecurity professionals. See Also: Cloud Infrastructure: Same Security Needs, Dynamic…

Telangana’s IT/ITeS exports touch 66Kcr

On its first birthday, Telangana has some good news to cheer about. The state’s IT/ITeS exports shot up 15.7% in 2014-15 to Rs 66,276 crore from Rs 57,258 crore in the year ago period, revealed the annual report of the IT&C department that was unveiled by IT and panchayat raj minister K T Rama Rao…

PMC plans e-governance project

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will take up an e-governance project, as part of which all departments will be computerised and more online services will be available. The project will make the city eligible to be part of the Union government’s smart cities initiative. According to the civic body, the e-governance project aims at bringing…

IIT Madras row: Arrest students dean, lawyers demand

Lawyers practising at the Madras high court’s Madurai bench staged a protest here on Tuesday demanding an immediate revocation of the derecognition of a student group at IIT Madras. As many as 60 lawyers gathered in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue on the court premises and raised slogans against the IIT-M management condemning the…