Infosys unveils blockchain-powered apps in 3 verticals

IANS- Software major Infosys on Wednesday launched blockchain-powered distributed applications (apps) for government services, insurers and supply chain management verticals. “The applications are designed as ready-to-subscribe business networks to ensure quick deployment, inter-operability across disparate systems of value chain stakeholders and cases involving analytics and IoT (Internet of Things),” the-city based IT firm said in […]

Huge political interference in Microsoft’s Pentagon win: AWS CEO

IANS- In yet another strong public rebuke of Microsoft who has won the prestigious $10 billion Pentagon Cloud project, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy said the US government’s decision to award the project to the Satya Nadella-run company was done under significant political interference. Addressing a news conference here during AWS ‘re: Invent’ […]

Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks suffers data breach

IANS- In a bizarre incident, global cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks has “admitted” that the personal details of seven current and former employees had been “inadvertently” published online by a “third-party vendor”. First reported by Business Insider, the report said the personal details of some past and present employees — their names, dates of […]

‘Chandrayaan-2’s scientific objectives fully accomplished’

IANS- The scientific objectives of Chandrayaan-2 were fully accomplished, which include moon surface mapping, and topographical studies, Minister of State for Department of Space Jitendra Singh said on Thursday, asserting that “despite setbacks in landing, we must remember that Chandrayaan had quite a successful journey up till now”. “Technologically, the launch was successful,” the minister […]

Satya Nadella named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year 2019

IANS-   Microsoft’s India-born CEO Satya Nadella has grabbed the top spot in Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year 2019” list. Other Indian-origin CEOs in the Top 20 list are Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga (8th spot) and Santa Clara, California-based computer networking company Arista’s head Jayshree Ullal (18th position). Fortune’s annual list features 20 business leaders […]

How Oracle Digital Assistant is smarter than Amazon Alexa

IANS- Alexa may be your perfect living room assistant, but when it comes to specific queries with particular vocabulary from enterprises, it lags behind in rich capabilities that Oracle Digital Assistant (ODA) has to offer, a top company executive has stressed. Oracle Digital Assistant can become your intelligent front-end — your smart router that’s able […]

CRM software solution firm Hubspot bullish about India market

Vikas Datta-   With its millions of SMEs and startups, India is a key destination for US-based software company HubSpot as it seeks to expand in the market to integrate and augment customer relations management (CRM) beyond mere spreadsheets and instill focus on its customer-centric “disruptions” to “grow better”. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-headquartered firm, which has […]