Vishal Chawla

Senior Correspondent
IDG Media Private Limited

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Union Budget 2019: Ambitious plans for fintech, startups and innovation research

"We will increase our efforts to improve the skills of our youth in newer areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, etc., valued highly within and outside the country to ensure they can secure high paying jobs both in India and abroad," said FM Nirmala Sitharaman during her budget speech. 

Red Hat is spearheading the enterprise adoption of open source: Neeraj Bhatia

According to Neeraj Bhatia, Director - Channel and Partner Alliances, Red Hat India and South Asia, open source is creating the ability and innovation needed to transform organizations. 

Google launches Anthos to accelerate multi-cloud adoption

Anthos will enable enterprises to create applications and run them seamlessly from anywhere, whether their own data centers or third party public cloud platforms including Google Cloud, AWS and Azure. 

Our biggest investment in 2019 will be on tools, analytics and automation: Rajnish Gupta, HP Inc. India

According to Rajnish Gupta, Senior Director, Enterprise and SMB Sales, HP Inc. India, his company's biggest investment in 2019 will be on tools, analytics and automation to help reduce complexity and simplify systems and processes.

Partners will need to evolve to become strategic advisors: Amarish Karnik, Nutanix India

The faster one aligns their business to a customer’s end-to-end story, the better they can push boundaries and lead today’s dynamic market, says Amarish Karnik, Director - General Business and Partners, Nutanix India.

Channels need to provide customers a holistic approach to cybersecurity: Vinayaka B S, Check Point

Increased adoption of cloud will bring additional opportunities towards not only securing cloud but also providing visibility and control, says Vinayaka B S, Channel Alliance Leader, India and SAARC at Check Point Software Technologies.
 
 

Artificial intelligence will be a good bet for partners: Kaushal Veluri, NetApp

With the help of our partners, we plan to grow in the commercial segment; acquire new customers and expand growth in markets where we are currently not present, says Kaushal Veluri, director- Channels and Alliances, NetApp India and SAARC.

Multi-cloud strategy is what will work going forward: Shantaram Shinde, NTT Com-Netmagic

Growth will be largely driven by multi cloud, private cloud, SD-WAN, and security services, according to Shantaram Shinde, VP and national head - channel business, NTT Com-Netmagic.

Google CapitalG's India head Kaushik Anand quits

Under Anand’s leadership, CapitalG had made investments in tech companies such as Freshworks, Cardekho, Practo, Cuemath and Aye Finance in India. 

Top deals of 2018: IT giants place big bets on cloud services

Major global IT players like Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce and Google have spent billions of dollars this year to expand in the cloud services industry. 

Salesforce co-founder Marc Benioff buys Time magazine

Another tech billionaire places ownership on an influential media brand after Jeff Bezos's acquisition of Washington Post in 2013.

GST anniversary: The impact on Indian enterprises

With multiple challenges around compliance, stakeholders across the various sectors are pushing the GST Council to make a foolproof centralized registration mechanism and expedite tax refunds.