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  • As tech firms gear up to build on COVID-19 gains, talent-building a tough challenge Feb 22, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    As tech firms gear up to build on COVID-19 gains, talent-building a tough challenge

    Digital, cloud segments will hold the key, Indian IT sector biggest gainer from pandemic, McKinsey report says. If you look at all the projections, you are looking at an incremental spend of $1 trillion in the next 4-5 years, and we should get a 20% share, says an IT executive.

  • NPCI admits to teething issues that caused trouble for mutual fund investors Feb 11, 2021 08:28 AM IST

    NPCI admits to teething issues that caused trouble for mutual fund investors

    NPCI said it recently migrated systems to scale its National Automated Clearing House (NACH) infrastructure, during which it faced some initial teething issues such as delay in settlement

  • Physical infrastructure is fine, Budget must give wings to India’s digital dreams Jan 21, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    Physical infrastructure is fine, Budget must give wings to India’s digital dreams

    It will play a critical role in ensuring the post-Covid economic recovery is inclusive and sustainable – and in ensuring higher growth

  • Digital Trends: TikTok’s growing popularity despite the ban to emergence of Netflix as ‘threat’ to other streaming platforms in India and more Jan 20, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    Digital Trends: TikTok’s growing popularity despite the ban to emergence of Netflix as ‘threat’ to other streaming platforms in India and more

    TikTok’s popularity scaled despite the ban, while Netflix emerged as a strong competitor to other streaming platforms in 2020. Check out some of India’s intriguing digital trends and the change in digital traffic as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Where does digital as a revenue metric stand for IT firms? Jan 04, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Where does digital as a revenue metric stand for IT firms?

    The term 'Digital' no longer serves its purpose, because it, as a share of revenue, lacks transparency and has made it tough to quantify revenue quality.

  • Over 50% of Indians opted for online mobile recharges in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic Jan 02, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Over 50% of Indians opted for online mobile recharges in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic

    Payment gateways and fintech companies also acknowledged a 55-75 percent increase in mobile recharge transactions.

  • Our digital lives drive a brick-and-mortar boom in data centres Dec 23, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Our digital lives drive a brick-and-mortar boom in data centres

    The growing reliance on cloud-based technology — and the big, blocky buildings that house its hardware — has created greater opportunities for developers and investors

  • House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report Nov 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report

    The JPC panel, headed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, will hold multiple meetings throughout the week to complete the revamp of the Bill.

  • Client spend returning, but second COVID wave a concern, say Happiest Minds executives Nov 05, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Client spend returning, but second COVID wave a concern, say Happiest Minds executives

    While the US election has not impacted client business decisions so far, the second wave of COVID-19 is something companies need to watch out for.

  • REA Group to acquire controlling interest in Elara Technologies that owns Housing.com Oct 29, 2020 11:28 AM IST

    REA Group to acquire controlling interest in Elara Technologies that owns Housing.com

    The transaction is expected to close in the current quarter, subject to confirmatory due diligence.

  • Digital payments soar manifold in 5 years to FY20: RBI Oct 11, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    Digital payments soar manifold in 5 years to FY20: RBI

    Given the pandemic and the lockdown restrictions, digital payments volumes are set to jump manifold while the value could see a further plunge given the mammoth crisis that everyone faces following the pandemic.

  • What is driving the rally in IT stocks during the pandemic? Sep 29, 2020 01:04 PM IST

    What is driving the rally in IT stocks during the pandemic?

    It is driven mainly by the momentum IT majors have seen over the last few months in terms of deal wins and tech investments from clients, say experts. BSE data shows that this is probably the highest rally TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Tech stocks have seen in the last five years.

  • What does the success of Happiest Minds IPO mean for the Indian IT sector? Sep 20, 2020 10:14 AM IST

    What does the success of Happiest Minds IPO mean for the Indian IT sector?

    Coming amid the pandemic, many questioned Ashok Soota, the man behind the company, and his decision to go ahead with the IPO

  • Happiest Minds Technologies IPO may give short term happiness Sep 04, 2020 10:52 AM IST

    Happiest Minds Technologies IPO may give short term happiness

    Companies of this size do not usually get a high discounting in the market

  • Reporting Digital as a revenue stream may not make sense in two years, says Birlasoft’s Chief Business Officer Aug 28, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Reporting Digital as a revenue stream may not make sense in two years, says Birlasoft’s Chief Business Officer

    Every project will have a digital component and Digital as a term will become synonymous with the work IT services companies do, says Roop Singh

  • How kirana shops are driving the cashless revolution in India Aug 26, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    How kirana shops are driving the cashless revolution in India

    It’s a win-win situation. Customers are keen on contactless transactions for the sake of safety and local grocers are now accepting digital payments for the same reason. And that has taken the volume and value of digital transactions to new highs during the lockdown.

  • Will TCS rework its strategy to build its own products and platforms? Jul 30, 2020 08:24 AM IST

    Will TCS rework its strategy to build its own products and platforms?

    Products such as ignio and BaNCS have gained traction, especially in the wake of Covid-19. But it takes time for such efforts to pay off, say the experts

  • How Digital is reshaping the destiny of India’s IT services sector Jul 22, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    How Digital is reshaping the destiny of India’s IT services sector

    For India’s top four IT services companies, most deals signed during the quarter were in the Digital space

  • Why revenue per employee in IT firms continues to grow slow despite huge growth in digital Jul 08, 2020 06:01 PM IST

    Why revenue per employee in IT firms continues to grow slow despite huge growth in digital

    According to industry watchers, vague definition of digital and pricing are few reasons why RPE continues to grow at a much slower pace.

  • Adoption of tech, digital economy would play key role in transforming business enterprises: Piyush Goyal Jun 27, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Adoption of tech, digital economy would play key role in transforming business enterprises: Piyush Goyal

    Goyal said this while addressing the 49th governing council meeting of National Productivity Council (NPC), an autonomous body under the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT).

  • Digital tax — India should not act in haste Jun 23, 2020 08:49 AM IST

    Digital tax — India should not act in haste

  • Digital-ad downturn may complicate life for Google, Facebook Apr 28, 2020 12:33 PM IST

    Digital-ad downturn may complicate life for Google, Facebook

    With consumers mostly at home and unemployment soaring, advertisers are slashing promotional spending — in some cases, all the way to zero.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Real estate developers take to AI to augment sales Apr 01, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Real estate developers take to AI to augment sales

    While the mid-segment and the first-time homebuyers are open to making decisions after experiencing the projects online, buyers closing a luxury property deal take longer and prefer visiting the site.

  • UPI usage at all-time high, February records 132 crore transactions Mar 03, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    UPI usage at all-time high, February records 132 crore transactions

    Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) transactions have been on the decline in the meantime.

  • No more OTPs, Visa aiming for seamless transactions Feb 18, 2020 09:24 AM IST

    No more OTPs, Visa aiming for seamless transactions

    Global card network provider Visa aims to phase out the two-factor authentication (2FA) process on routine card transactions during digital checkouts and replace the scrutiny layer with a risk-based prompt.

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