Oracle India is ramping up its cloud business with the addition of a dedicated sales force that will sell Oracle Cloud solutions. The company announced that it plans to hire more than 200 sales professionals to accelerate and ramp up its cloud business in the country.
Unable to cash in on the cloud computing growth and due to heavy discounts on its products, Oracle India’s profits saw a decline of 12 per cent in 2013-14 to Rs 297 crore.
Oracle’s rival SAP, which has been quite aggressive with its cloud push in the country on the other hand, said its cloud revenue in India is growing over 50 per cent y-o-y , while it posted a growth of 15 per cent in profit in the last fiscal. Microsoft, similarly, doubled its revenue to Rs 2,261 crore in the same period, on the back of growth in sales of its cloud-based software.
On the afternoon of January 13, YU Televentures began selling its first smartphone – Yureka – on online retailer Amazon’s India site. The phone was showcased almost three weeks earlier, and the Micromax unit had been heavily advertising the device. It had received 300,000 registrations for the 10,000 handsets on offer. The sale got over in three seconds and the site crashed due to heavy traffic.
The last few months have seen numerous phishing attacks and hacking on to corporate networks—are you seeing the threat landscape getting more complicated?
The security industry is rightly earning its long due importance in organizations owing to numerous attacks last year. The threat landscape is becoming more volatile and any industry vertical connected to the Internet stands at a risk. Companies need to evaluate their current security technologies and assess its flaws and gaps.
The budget is just round the corner. Everyone has their own set of expectations from the upcoming budget. While common man is hoping the budget to bring some tax relief and cheaper commodities, industrialists are keeping their fingers crossed about import and export duties. But, what are IT honchos expecting from the budget. We asked Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and Group CEO, Greyhound Research, and he shared some interesting insights with us. Take a look!
In a widely anticipated move, Microsoft announced last week that its newly launched operating system, Windows 10, will be provided as a free upgrade to the users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Operating Systems group (OSG), Microsoft announced during the January 21, 2015 Windows 10 event keynote that “for the first year after Windows 10 is available, we will be making a free upgrade to Windows 10 available to all devices running Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.” Both Satya Nadella and Terry Myerson stated during their addresses that Windows 10 marks the beginning of “Windows-as-a-Service”. This, coupled with the announcement of a free upgrade from Windows 7 / 8.1 to Windows 10 only for the first year of it becoming generally available, could imply that Microsoft intends to move Windows to a yearly subscription model, as it has done with Office 365.