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Indian firms scouting for Cloud-like experience on premises: Dell EMC

Cloud adoption is undoubtedly growing very fast in India — but the running costs, coupled with the desire to have data on premises with a Cloud-like feel, is also driving Indian enterprises towards owning a multi-Cloud experience, says Rajesh Janey, President and Managing Director, India Enterprise, Dell EMC. The digital transformation journey that began with

France to slap Apple, Google with new digital tax in 2019

With efforts to reform a European Union tax law not bringing the desired results, France is going to introduce from January 1, 2019 a digital tax on technology giants such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, the media reported. The French government’s “GAFA” tax” is being introduced to combat attempts by the firms to avoid

IIT-M partners Thales group to design processor for sensitive equipment

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) is partnering with French multinational Thales Group to design a processor compatible with the highest safety critical standards, which once get approval could be used in sensitive equipment in defence, aerospace, space and transportation sectors. The collaboration will result in defining and prototyping a Shakti Risc-V based processor. Thales

New e-commerce policy to shut down predatory pricing by firms: Officials

Any new e-commerce policy would have a clause to shut down predatory pricing by e-commerce firms that encourage deep discounting and distort prices in the marketplace, government officials say. The draft e-commerce policy, under consideration by the government till about two months back, had proposed a sunset clause for predatory pricing policies that include ‘zero

HP India to give education a big push in 2019: MD Sumeer Chandra

PC and printing major HP Inc is witnessing tremendous growth in the Indian market across product lines and, in 2019, the education sector will be the key pillar for the company, says Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc India. For fiscal 2018, HP reported net revenue of $58.5 billion – up 12 per cent from

After Flipkart, Walmart eyes another Indian startup that specialises in AI

Walmart Labs India, the local product development division of US retail giant Walmart, on Thursday announced it would hire key tech team from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics start-up — its second acqui-hiring in the country within three months. Three engineers — including co-founders Vinay Kumar NP and Praneeth Doguparthy — from

Ericsson sets up new Artificial Intelligence lab in Bengaluru; to hire 150 engineers in 2019

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson has set up a Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) in Bengaluru, India to focus on research and development in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation. The new innovation hub will help create 150 new jobs for data scientists, engineers, ML/AI architects, and software developers in 2019. Ericsson already has Global Artificial

Even cyber criminals offer discounts, lifetime warranty: Kaspersky

We are all very familiar with ‘season end’ sales of retailers like Flipkart and Amazon, Paytm and other offline stores who are pretty generous with discounts. But if Kaspersky is to believed, even cyber criminals who prey on your digital information like banking and social media account details offer steep discounts to their buyers. “The