Bihar’s YT, neighbour’s pride

When Lalu Prasad dismissed information technology with his ” yeh IT-yt kya hota hai” ridicule in the early 2000s, little could he imagine how the future would turn its back on Bihar. The state’s IT prospects took a beating in the decade and half that followed Lalu’s derision. Infotech firms looking at the east gave Bihar…

Closing India’s technology gap Though 48% of urban Indians are computer literate, only 14% of rural Indians can use a computer efficiently

It is a notable irony that India, which produces solutions to many of the knottiest information-technology (IT) problems faced by the world’s largest companies, has benefited little from technological progress. Fortunately for India’s citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to change that. The gap between India and its emerging Asian counterpart, China, is significant. Whereas…

Tovihoto launches National digital literacy mission

Parliamentary secretary for IT & C, technical education, science & technology and taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi launched the National digital literacy mission (NDLM) at conference hall, office of the commissioner of taxes, here Thursday. Speaking at the launching programme, Tovihoto said that the department of electronics and information technology, government of India has recently approved the…

Telstra Health buys business of Chennai-based e-health solutions firm Idea Object

Telstra Health, the e-health business unit of Australia’s telecom firm Telstra Corp., has acquired the business of Chennai-based health software solutions provider, Idea Object Software Put Ltd, for an undisclosed amount. Post-acquisition, the Idiolect’s business, along with the business of Cloud9 (an Australian e-health cloud software firm which it acquired recently), will be integrated into…