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June 23, 2017

Making Inclusive Growth a Reality─ Addressing Challenges Of IoT

Posted by Sudip Singh (View Profile | View All Posts) at 5:02 AM

Making Inclusive Growth a Reality─ Addressing The Challenges Of The IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming the superstructure of modern life. But before we can truly harness its many opportunities, we will have to address its challenges. Machina Research, global advisors on machine-to-machine, the IoT and Big Data, predicts that by 2025, there will be 27 billion connected devices, and the IoT will be worth $3 trillion in revenue.

What will the data generated from all these devices mean to an enterprise? Well, at its best, it could mean an opportunity to reimagine every process in order to optimize costs and resources at every level, and develop new products and services, which may have not yet been imagined. Behind the exciting possibilities of IoT is a mammoth task, when one considers the quantity of data to be analyzed, and the corresponding computing power needed.

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June 21, 2017

Sustainability: A Decade of Meaningful Contribution

Posted by Aruna C. Newton (View Profile | View All Posts) at 4:42 AM

Sustainability: A Decade of Meaningful Contribution

Building a sustainable ecosystem for our stakeholders through a responsible enterprise has been part of our ethos since inception. This led us to launch the Infosys Foundation in 1996. Since then, the Foundation has worked tirelessly for over two decades to contribute to education, healthcare, rural development, destitute care, and art and culture.

In 2008, we formally launched our Sustainability Policy and committed to the United Nations to become carbon neutral by FY 2018. We pledged to do this by reducing our per capita electricity consumption by 50%, focusing on renewables as our principal source of energy, and reducing our carbon emissions. In 2014, we became the first IT Company in the world to publish a sustainability report in accordance with the (Global Reporting Initiative) GRI G4 (comprehensive) criteria. The Global Reporting Initiative is the world's most widely used standard on sustainability reporting and disclosure. It is adopted by over ninety percent of the corporations when reporting on their sustainability performance.

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June 15, 2017

Has WannaCry Set A Precedent? Enterprises Need to Stay Prepared

Posted by Shyam Kumar Doddavula (View Profile | View All Posts) at 10:12 AM

Has WannaCry Set A Precedent? Enterprises Need to Stay Prepared

The WannaCry virus attack wreaked havoc in mid-May as it hit over 200,000 computers world-wide. The virus affected computers in 150 countries across North America, Europe and Asia, and the attack was the largest ransomware delivery campaign till date.

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was affected. Critical medical procedures had to be postponed, hospitals were unable to admit patients, and ambulances had to be diverted to other hospitals. Doctors had to briefly go back to pen and paper. In China, college and university students found their data encrypted by the virus. In Germany, the railway was affected, as was one of the largest mobile companies in Spain, Telephonica. The virus made its way to numerous other industries and businesses around the world.

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