LIVEMINT MAY-2016. Over the last one year, it (Tata Trusts) has trained over 3,000 volunteers in using tablets to collect data, conduct rural appraisal processes and make village development plans.
BUSINESS-STANDARD MAY-2016. Korean chaebol LG Electronics is looking at building a local component base for its business in the country, even as the central government urges foreign-based entities to begin manufacturing under the Make in India programme.
BUSINESSINSIDER MAY-2016. Gurgaon-based PayU India and Noida-based Paytm have got themselves the first in-principle approvals for operating as a Bharat Bill Payments Operating Unit (BBPOU), which would allow them to offer interoperable bill payment service to their consumers, who will now be able to pay all their bills anytime and anywhere under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS).
Also See. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/oxigen-payu-india-receive-approval-for-bharat-bill-payment-system/257427/
Other Links. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2016-05-17/news/73151796_1_digital-india-non-bank-entities-the-reserve-bank
MASHABLEMAY-2016. IBM is giving the RashtrapatiBhavan, the sprawling residence and office of India's President, a digital makeover through its smart city solutions. The company will focus on helping the estate manage its existing infrastructure and utilities, especially waste, energy, water and security, more efficiently.
Also See. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/rashtrapati-bhavan-goes-smart-with-ibm-s-help/story-rLVMaryyIkZlC2rujjl87O.html
Other Links. http://computer.financialexpress.com/news/rashtrapati-bhavan-transformed-into-a-smart-township/17565/
BUSINESS-STANDARDMAY-2016. An analysis of the top 500 new free apps shows that these election-related apps have given a tough competition to bestseller games like Angry Birds Action, Lion Kingdom…
INDIANEXPRESS MAY-2016. Major firms, startups are lining up to invest in this lucrative convergance of healthcare & technology. According to Accenture, Internet of Things is giving way to Internet of Me for better patient care.
ZDNET MAY-2016. Head of research at Nasscom, Achyuta Ghosh, said that while global tech spending witnessed a sluggish growth, the Indian IT-BPM (Business Process Management) industry grew in double digits and the revenues from the IT-BPM exports stood at $108 billion. India accounted for 56 percent of the global outsourcing market last year compared with 52 percent in 2012.
FINANCIALEXPRESS MAY-2016. “There is increased demand in this niche segment on account of a number of government-led initiatives, such as Digital India, Startup India, adoption of JAM (Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar, Mobile),”…
IANS / HINDUSTANTIMES MAY-2016. An analysis released last month, the Ficci-KPMG report on the Indian media and entertainment industry, has said India’s digital advertising spending will reach around $4 billion by 2020, translating into a 26% share of the total Indian ad market.
TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMES MAY-2016. The public cloud services market in India will grow plus-30% in 2016, according to research firm Gartner Inc.
BUSINESS-STANDARD MAY-2016. With 5G looming over the horizon, the government is of the view that data services like 3G and 4G should be given out to the rural customers for a nominal charge.
TIMESOFINDIA.INDIATIMESMAY-2016. …the company said it is collaborating with leading device manufacturers, education digital content and publishers and education solution providers to build end-to-end solutions that promote the use of technology in India's education sector.
LIVEMINT MAY-2016. There has been a 10% year-on-year jump in mobile bookings to the current 32% this year. Indians are becoming more tech-savvy when it comes to planning their holidays.
LIVEMINT MAY-2016. State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest lender, launched mVisa, a mobile-based payments solution. ICICI Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd also offer mVisa-based payment solutions.
Also See. https://www.sbi.co.in/portal/documents/44978/14492424/mVisa-+a+mobile-based+payments+solution.pdf/c1546809-42b3-460e-be0c-c34a3c192c9f
TIMESOFINDIA MAY-2016. It's not just convenience that is drawing small businesses to marketplaces but also transparency in pricing.
SCOOPWHOOP MAY-2016. In yet another feather in the cap to the Central government's Make in India as well as the Digital India campaigns, the world's first regional operating system (OS) Indus is now the second most popular, surpassing global tech giants like Apple and Microsoft.
Also See. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/indus-pips-apple-microsoft-to-take-second-spot-in-smartphone-operating-system-market/articleshow/52159072.cms
Other Links. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Firstouch-rebrands-to-Indus-OS-raises-5-million-Series-A-led-by-Omidyar-Network/articleshow/50644328.cms
FIRSTPOST MAY-2016. The creation of Payment Banks in India heralds the future direction of the country’s banking industry – un-bundling of banking services. Digitalisation is a very important part of that. Soon, we will have asset-light, technology-intensive Payment Banks reaching their services to the farthest corners of the country.
FINANCIALEXPRESS MAY-2016. The entire business of distributing consumer packaged goods (CPG) in India is on the cusp of change being driven by digital technologies. Over the past few quarters, top line growth has been a challenge for fast moving consumer goods companies not just in India, but across other Asian markets including China and Indonesia.
SELLERS.SNAPDEAL. One part of Incredible India that has evolved into something bigger in the past few years is Digital India. If you’re reading this article, you’re a part of it.
LIVEMINT APR-2016.There are more than 350 million Indians online, and each month, millions more use the Internet for the first time. Whether in the big cities or villages, people across the country are excited to make the latest technology a part of their lives.
TECH FIRSTPOST APR-2016. In a fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India and Digital India initiatives, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco is eyeing a manufacturing base along with research and development centres in the country, the company’s vice chairman and co-founder has said.
This is how Western Digital is solving one of the most important barriers to Digital India initiative
BUSINESSINSIDER APR-2016. Western Digital, a leading American computer data storage company, is solving the problem through its personal cloud solutions called My Cloud.
DNAINDIA APR-2016. State Bank of India (SBI) is fighting a long battle in the technology space. The country's largest bank has managed to migrate about a tenth of its 280 million customers to the internet platform.
NEWS18 APR-2016. Pushing ahead its idea of offering high speed internet connectivity in the country, Google announced the launch of its free WiFi service at nine more railway stations in India.
Also See. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Google-RailTel-expand-free-WiFi-reach-cover-9-more-stations/articleshow/51839980.cms
FINANCIALEXPRESS APR-2016. US enterprise software maker Oracle is very optimistic about the government’s Digital India, Make in India and Startup India initiatives. It also sees bright prospects for its cloud solutions which give governments an opportunity to re-imagine technology as an affordable, operational expense.
BUSINESS-STANDARD, FINANCIALEXPRESS, SENECAGLOBE APR-2016. Reiterating its commitment to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Digital India initiative, global printer and personal computer major HP announced it was bolstering its participation to digitally transform the country. The company is looking to “strengthen” three key digital pillars — creation of digital infrastructure, facilitating digital literacy and delivering services digitally — in the country.
Also See. http://www.financialexpress.com/article/india-news/oracle-invests-400-mn-in-bengaluru-hub-digital-india-start-up-india-schemes-lauded/233433/
Other Links. http://www.senecaglobe.com/hp-inc-nysehpq-looking-strengthen-3-major-digital-pillars-creation-digital-infrastructure-india-international-business-machines-nyseibm/320797/
FINANCIALEXPRESS APR-2016. In a bid to cater to the needs of organisations that seek independence and security while transitioning to the cloud to reap its potential benefits, global software major Oracle launched a service in India to bring its public cloud in customers’ data centres and also announced a $400 mn investment in the country.
BUSINESSINSIDER APR-2016.FreeCharge's recently launched Chat-n-Pay service enables customers to connect and pay via chat with E-Rickshaw drivers in less than 5 seconds. The drivers can register themselves as a merchant at zero investment, on the Chat-n-Pay platform by simply adding their banking details.