The number of companies paying ransom has declined. This is primarily due to an advisory issued by OFAC in September 2021. The focus will now shift to mid-market companies this year, even as the larger companies get better at defending themselves, says Lou Steinberg, founder and managing partner at CTM Insights.
In a panel titled 'The Future of the Tech Org: Is Cloud Taking the Center Stage?' four industry practitioners discuss the impact of cloud on their organizations. They spoke about challenges, including visibility into cloud costs, cost optimization, capacity right-sizing and decisions about cloud models.
The astrologer is regarded as the default counselor in India. For decades, the astrology industry was unstructured and informal. But what if it could be on a platform where many astrologers and counselors offered their services to consumers?
India is witnessing a huge demand for insurance products. A digital platform is discussed as a high priority, and it will increase the distribution of insurance products across the country. This platform will bring together sellers and buyers of insurance products.
Demand for data center infrastructure is growing exponentially due to the rapid rate at which India is digitalizing consumer services. India also has a massive population of nearly 1.4 billion people, so these services will need to be provided at scale and in a short time.
While there is no single playbook for doing cloud right, certain standards have been established for better implementation. Cloud enables innovative companies to experiment fast, cheap and often. However, CIOs and tech leaders need to think of cloud as an investment, not an expense.
In the last five years, Africa has seen exponential growth in digital adoption. However, it also saw a rise in cyberattacks, with phishing being the hackers' first choice of attack. What is the current state of cybersecurity, and how are tech leaders dealing with challenges in implementing digital tech?
The CIO's role is not only of a cloud orchestrator or operator, they have to also manage the ever-expanding role of cloud, its costs, security of the data in the cloud and the service providers in a multicloud environment.
Dhananjay Ganjoo, managing director for the India and SAARC, F5 Networks, explained how he plans to take on this coveted role in these challenging times. He will be driving three key focus areas that are essential to accelerate business for F5.