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IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Faces Flak Over Twitter To Rope in Pvt Cloud Firms
INDIA

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Faces Flak Over Twitter To Rope in Pvt Cloud Firms

IT Ministry reported plan to rope in private companies like Microsoft and IBM for providing cloud computing services to government departments has come under flak from cyber security experts. "I think by using cloud services of foreign companies like Microsoft and IBM, IT Ministry has decided to throw all Data and National Security concerns into a dustbin. What has happened to the National Cloud Project of government? We appeal the Prime Minister to intervene and stop this else this will send a wrong message," Indian Infosec Consortium (IIC) CEO Jiten Jain said. IIC is Indias cyber security group which has around 4,000 members. "If the worlds software super power (India) does not have the capacity to even build its own Indigenous cloud infrastructure then where is Make in India," Jain s...
Microsoft, Facebook to Jointly Lay Giant Cable Across Atlantic
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Microsoft, Facebook to Jointly Lay Giant Cable Across Atlantic

Microsoft and Facebook have joined hands to lay a giant state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean connecting the US with Europe and beyond so as to facilitate faster speed and access to the Internet. The new "MAREA" cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook, and their customers, a media release said. Construction of the cable will commence in August 2016 with completion expected in October 2017, it said. Microsoft and Facebook are collaborating on this system to accelerate the development of the next-generation of Internet infrastructure and support the explosion of data consumption and rapid growth of their respective cloud and online services, the release said. MARE...
Banks Should Provide Hassle-Free Services to Start-Ups in J&K’
INDIA

Banks Should Provide Hassle-Free Services to Start-Ups in J&K’

The banking sector in Jammu and Kashmir should create entrepreneurship culture in the state by providing hassle-free services to start-ups, Union minister Kalraj Mishra said. Speaking at a daylong workshop on Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) said banks should be customer-friendly by providing hassle-free services to entrepreneurs on priority basis. "Banks should not add to their (entrepreneurs) worries. They should be given free hand in choosing their trades. The financial institutions should professionally perform their job, but dispose of cases on priority. You should be customer-friendly and create entrepreneurship culture by providing hassle-free services to the start-ups," Mishra said. The...