That whoosh you hear is of India’s 1.3 billion people speeding along into the decidedly digital age of the future. And it shows in the 3 billion transactions about to be logged by IndiaStack, the open source initiative to help businesses develop a unified software platform, on the back of the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and last year’s demonetisation drive.
Online marketplace eBay will shut its global development centre in Bengaluru, laying off staff and taking back work to Silicon Valley on the day Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of United States on promise of bringing back jobs home.
Cloud Computing as a service provisioning mechanism is graduating to become a mainstay option for organisations. Despite skepticism, CIOs are exploring, pilot testing or using in production Cloud offerings in some form or shape. Earlier touted to be only popular with startups and small and medium businesses, Cloud offerings now meet the criteria of enterprise IT and are also supported by traditional IT vendors like IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle among others.
- Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst & Group CEO, Greyhound Research @s_v_g
- Promod Vallanur, Senior Product Manager, API Management, IBM Systems @pramodvallanur
- Ivor Soans, Managing Editor, Enterprise Technology, Network 18 @IvorSoans
Excluding APIs from copyright protection key to development of the Internet. Technology major Oracle’s victory over Google in a recent lawsuit over copyrighting Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) may cause additional problems to software developers and impact how various IT systems interact with each other in the future.