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Delhi, Kerala, Goa, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh top e-Readiness rankings

GURGAON, INDIA: The Dataquest-CyberMedia Research e-Readiness Assessment of Indian States 2013 revealed that Delhi, Kerala, Goa, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh had topped the rankings in the overall planning, implementation and outcomes generated from their IT policy initiatives, administrative reforms and roll-out of e-Governance programmes. Key lessons Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor, Dataquest, said: "Close to 6 ...

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Swedish Delegation visits Infopark

A five member high level delegation from Kumla City of Sweden, led by Mayor Katarina Hansson, visited Infopark to study the investment opportunities and growth plans in Kerala IT as part of their weeklong visit to Kochi city. Infopark CEO, Hrishikesh Nair, welcomed them and briefed them on the initiatives of Kerala IT in general and on Infopark’s role specifically. The Mayor was accompanied by Kumla City Co ...

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High level Delegation from Botswana visits Technopark

A high level delegation from Botswana led by Botswana High Commissioner H.E. Ms Lesago Mobsumi visited Technopark to explore investment opportunities both in Technopark and Botswana. She was accompanied by First Secretary Mr. Pako Oarabile NKWE, Ms. Trunkilnah Gabonthone, Director - International Business - Asia, and Mr. Sougata Ghosh, Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC). The delegation was received ...

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Instamojo launches Pay What You Want feature

Instamojo, the platform which helps the users to sell their stuff instantly by just creating an offer by uploading details and promoting to audience through a link, has recently introduced variable pricing or ‘Pay what you want’ feature for its users. The feature will come with a huge advantage for the people who are willing to sell creative stuffs like ebooks, music, etc. “Many of you found it hard to fix ...

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Toonz film Swami Ayyappan –promo wins Anifest TVCA AWARD 2013

Trivandrum, August 28, 2013 – The promo of Swami Ayyappan, an Animated feature made by Technopark based Toonz Animation Studio has won the Anifest TVCA AWARDS 2013 for the Best Film- Commissioned category.  Mahesh Vettiyar & Chetan Sharma, the directors of the film received the award at the ceremony organized in Mumbai. The annual animation festival  Anifest India has established itself as the premier e ...

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Microsoft launches Windows 8.1 update for PC makers

NEW YORK: Microsoft released the latest version of its operating system, Windows 8.1, to computer makers, moving a step closer to the final release of the software. For consumers, Windows 8.1 is scheduled for an October 18 release, Microsoft said on its blog. In the past, release to manufacturers (RTM) meant that any software is broadly ready for customer use. However, this time the latest update to Windows ...

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India is now world’s third largest Internet user after U.S., China

India has bypassed Japan to become the world’s third largest Internet user after China and the United States, and its users are significantly younger than those of other emerging economies, global digital measurement and analytics firm comScore has said in a report. India now has nearly 74 million Internet users, a 31 per cent increase over March 2012, the report says. The numbers are lower than other recen ...

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Global IT firms may take $180-billion hit over 3 years on US e-surveillance project

CHENNAI: Global information technology service providers may take a $180-billion hit, or take a 25 per cent hit in overall revenue, in the next three years due to PRISM, the US National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance programme. According to a Forrester analyst, US customers may also bypass cloud providers for their international and overseas businesses, costing the IT service providers up to 20 p ...

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India: Talent hotspot for global cybercrime industry

India is fast emerging as a talent hotspot for the global cybercrime industry amid slow hiring in the traditional software industry, the lure of easy money, and lack of law enforcement, according to computer security experts. Work such as hacking into computer networks and creation of malware is being outsourced to cyber-mercenaries in India through underground marketplaces. It is possible to rent botnets - ...

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Free messaging apps unsafe, claim hackers

NEW DELHI: The free text messaging app on your phone can be used to steal your personal information. Sounding this warning, hackers and cyber security professionals have claimed that internet companies can access a mobile user's chat logs and phone data, including location, contacts, mail and much more, through some of these free texting apps. To prove their point, a team of young hackers demonstrated on Su ...

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