An Indian techie’s layoff survival guide

By Devashish ChakravartyNEW DELHI: It began with start-ups dying out. Then the biggest e-commerce names started freezing hirings, reneged on campus offers and finally beganletting people go. Now the lay-offs have started in your organisation.Multi-billion-dollar Indian IT services companies are cutting costs, hit by a double whammy of US politics and the fast-changing digital landscape.Recruiters…

Old foes, new friends: Nordic banks and startups increase collaboration

Since 2015, Estonia has been developing  its e-Residency programme, which gives non-Estonian citizens easy access to government services. More than 20,000 people from 138 countries have now applied for e-Residency. It gives them easy, secure access to government services via an ID platform. Kaspar Korjus, e-Residency programme director, said a new era for location-independent entrepreneurs had begun….

Myntra now adds a social reason to shop this season

BENGALURU: Online fashion portal Myntra has launched a social shopping feature ahead of its sixth End of Reason Sale (EORS) which will run from June 24-26. Myntra Shopping Groups will offer an additional 15% discount valid for six months after the sale concludes.Part of the Flipkart group, the portal expects four lakh new customers to…

Nordic CIO interview: René Engman, Viking Line

Melissa Höjwall, global lead for learning and development, told Computer Weekly that having accurate staff records was essential if the company was to gain a stock exchange listing. “We had six months to set up a global HR operations from scratch, implement and recruit a new HR operations team and outsource payroll time and expenses…

Blockchain tech is joining e-gov dots in AP, Telangana

BENGALURU | HYDERABAD: As cybersecurity becomes paramount, blockchain seems to have piqued interest among state governments as a technology to protect sensitive data.Blockchain, widely known as the technology driving digital currency bitcoins, is a distributed database technology for storing continuously growing records. Blockchains are secure by design as data is kept in `blocks’ that cannot…

Tata Communications, Alibaba Cloud join hands to empower enterprises

BEIJING: Tata Communications on Saturday announced a partnership with Alibaba Cloud to enable customers from over 150 countries, including India, connect to Alibaba Cloud’s “ExpressConnect” via Tata Communications’ “IZO Private Connect” service.The announcement was made at Alibaba Cloud’s Cloud Computing Conference in Shanghai.By accessing “ExpressConnect”, a high-speed dedicated connection that securely links customers with their…

Hot aisle containment reduces power consumption in new data center

Basefarm, a leading, global IT hosting and colocation services provider, securely hosts more than 35,000 services and reaches over 40 million endusers worldwide in industries ranging from finance and government, to media and travel. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Basefarm offers its customers advanced technology solutions, high-end cloud services, application management, and colocation from its six…

Airflow containment overcomes limited power availability

Seattle-based TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) saw plans for its new data center run into a wall when the local utility company said the grid didn’t have enough available power to support the expansion. But in this case, it seemed running into a wall was exactly what TCS needed. Utilizing a “cooling wall” introduced by the design-build…