In January this year, the Ministry of Health and Welfare cautioned people against downloading fake CoWIN (COVID Intelligence Network) apps. The warning came because of a flood of fake apps that were launched on public app stores to capitalize on the restlessness of people to get themselves registered for a vaccine that protects people against the COVID-19 infection. This is not an isolated incident, and there have been countless instances of hackers trying to take advantage of specific situations. From fake contract tracing apps to fake banking apps to fake donation apps – the mobile app marketplace is an attractive target for hackers.
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Let's bell this cat
5G holds promise of a turning point for enterprises, innovators, researchers, consumers, and all. But we need to keep some sign-boards in mind
Making sense of 5G launch in India
It might take 6-12 months before we see the actual roll out of 5G in India. However, one big question is the price point and its affordability for all
AI-powered bots can improve customer experiences
“Build for Change” is a phrase that truly defines Pegasystems India Managing Director Suman reddy. A technology leader with experience of more than two decades, he is a core member of the company’s global corporate strategy team, and has been able to redefine how Indian business leaders are driving change in MNCs by influencing corporate goal setting, strategic planning, and building software products. In an interview with Anusha Ashwin, he talks about the impact of COVID-19 on the telecom sector, the use of AI by telcos, and how technology can help meet the changing customer needs. Excerpts:
The new data storehouse
A cloud data warehouse offers several benefits – the most important among them being a strong backup plan to meet any eventuality
Energy efficiency is a critical requirement of 5G evolution
Randeep Raina, CTO, Nokia India spells out why network slicing, fibreization, standards and private LTE would be salient aspects to watch when we think of 5G in India. He also explains why or why not would spectrum-pricing and geo-political forces matter. Let’s connect these different towers and see what comes up. Excerpts from an interview with Pratima Harigunani:
The emerging security architecture
Besides providing visibility and better management for a more resilient network, SASE also makes it safer for businesses to adapt and innovate
New hope from space
To make internet from the sky a reality, satellite network providers need to connect their networks to high performance interconnection infrastructure on the ground
Time to power enterprise digitalization
From smart factories to intelligent collaborations – decision-makers need to provide the right environment for industries to unlock the next level of growth
Can India Go Ahead With Its Own 5G Standards?
5Gi, the first-ever telecom standard from India, promises better rural connectivity. So why are the policymakers and telcos at loggerheads over its adoption?
5G Networks Are Designed To Work In Conjunction With 4G
5G and cloud are two inextricably linked technologies. 5G will bring a massive change to cloud computing and revolutionize every business sector man works in. Communication service providers (CSP) will need multipurpose, high-fidelity, real-time visibility across all layers of the network to assure performance. Ideally, they will want a solution that offers a single, integrated platform that works on any legacy or cloud-based network. Mavenir Country Head for India and Regional Vice President for India and South Asia Sanjay Bakaya in an interview with Aanchal Ghatak shares details on the future of networks and its vision of a single, software-based automated network that can run on any cloud. Excerpts:
Celebrate Good Times
Travelers again look to special trips to observe life’s milestones.
Cuba Bets Big on Its Own Vaccines
If they prove effective, locally made drugs could be an economic lifeline for the island
Sometimes, an idea needs time to incubate until it’s ready to grow. That was the case with Sujata Massey’s series about Perveen Mistry, a woman attorney practicing in India during the 1920s.
VIRUS TESTING STRATEGIES, OPINIONS VARY WIDELY IN US SCHOOLS
Children are having their noses swabbed or saliva sampled at school to test for the coronavirus in cities such as Baltimore, New York and Chicago. In other parts of the U.S., school districts are reluctant to check even students showing signs of illness for COVID-19.
THIRTEEN FASCINATING 4X4S from the2020 Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Recap of the 39th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Klara Landrat & Her Journey with Endometriosis
Klara Landrat is an American-Israeli actress of Polish origin, producer, a writer known for her talent worldwide. She is starring in the Irish TV series – “Gods & Fighting Men” due for release in 2021.
COVID hold lifted, hoping for games soon
Morey playing for Bucksport
Ourlads' Giants draft analysis
A year full of firsts due to the COVID-19 pandemic made the entire process leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft both unorthodox and limited.
HER MAJESTY PEDDLING HOMEMADE HOOCH!
QUEEN ELIZABETH looks like a dowdy, straitlaced granny, but she’s turned into a heck of a bartender — serving up her own brands of homemade hooch!