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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby vipins » 09 Mar 2018 11:59

hanumadu wrote:I guess they waited till the very last minute before they can no longer afford not to let in foreign professionals. :)
Aren't mixed race (Japanese with foreigners) frowned upon in Japan?
Japanese coaching centers will spring up everywhere in India I guess.

I am waiting for the chinese wicket to fall. Read some where that one the reason India tolerates the chinese imports are in the hope that one day we will be able to export our software services.

Indian govt would do well to improve the standards of our colleges so they graduate employable people.

Already some noida based big IT companies go for specific recruitment(in 3rd year of engg) from colleges which includes one year of Japanese learning in final year before joining.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 15 Mar 2018 09:57

Nobody will want to move to japan as they will have to spend time learning japanese and conforming to a rigid, work-a-holic culture with no life outside work. Who wants to be wasting years of their life learning a language that can only be used in one country?

Mostly young westerners move there as English teachers and to experience Japanese culture.
Half of them are there just to chase girls.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby CalvinH » 15 Mar 2018 14:19

vipins wrote:
hanumadu wrote:I guess they waited till the very last minute before they can no longer afford not to let in foreign professionals. :)
Aren't mixed race (Japanese with foreigners) frowned upon in Japan?
Japanese coaching centers will spring up everywhere in India I guess.

I am waiting for the chinese wicket to fall. Read some where that one the reason India tolerates the chinese imports are in the hope that one day we will be able to export our software services.

Indian govt would do well to improve the standards of our colleges so they graduate employable people.

Already some noida based big IT companies go for specific recruitment(in 3rd year of engg) from colleges which includes one year of Japanese learning in final year before joining.


Most of the colleges don't offer Japanese but Spanish or German. For Japan language is significant competitive advantage.

I dont think there is so much scope for IT services in Japan and China. Especially China. The countries are dominated by diversified manufacturing companies where IT automation and IT spend are lowest among industries. Significant population too to throw people and xls at things instead of investing in systems and technologies. Very similar to India. Lack of IT adoption in domestic Indian industry is very low compared to west.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby SaiK » 17 Mar 2018 07:27

Can someone tell me how and where to file a patent?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby rhytha » 17 Mar 2018 11:37

Neshant wrote:Nobody will want to move to japan as they will have to spend time learning japanese and conforming to a rigid, work-a-holic culture with no life outside work. Who wants to be wasting years of their life learning a language that can only be used in one country?

Mostly young westerners move there as English teachers and to experience Japanese culture.
Half of them are there just to chase girls.


+1

Been there, Done that.

There was no eagerness to learn Japanese language for many gaijins living there, not to say the work-o-holic culture which does not fit with people outside of the jap-chin-korea work ethic.

General Japanese environment is anti-thesis to Indian environment, homogenus, orderly, non-confronting, polite, obeying, silent with the latter being, multi-cultural, loud, noisy, argumentative and high confrontative. The gap is little long to cross-over.

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Indian IT Industry

Postby Peregrine » 14 Apr 2018 15:36

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ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL REPORTS : 2017-2018

4.5.1 Overall IT-ITeS Performance Page 95

The IT-ITeS industry revenue aggregate (Exports + Domestic) is expected to grow over 7 percent and reach US $151.5 billion in FY 2017-18 as compared to US $140 billion in FY2016-17. The IT-ITeS industry revenue trend over the past 5 years is depicted below.

4.5.2 Exports Revenue Page 96

IT-BPM exports are projected to reach US$ 125 billion showing a 7 percent Y-o-Y growth. Engineering Research and Development(ER&D), digital projects and embedded solutions, product engineering and new technologies are key growth drivers. The IT- ITeS industry export trend over the past 5 years covering IT Services, ITeS/ BPO, Engineering R&D and Product Development segments is depicted below.

USA, UK and EU account for 90% of the total IT-ITES exports, however, there are new challenges surfacing in these traditional geographies. Demand from Asia Pacific(APAC), Latin America and Middle East Asia is growing and new opportunities are emerging for expanding in continental Europe, Japan, China and Africa.

4.5.3 Domestic Revenue Page 97

The size of the domestic market is becoming significant now in the IT-ITeS sector, though it largely remains export driven. In FY 2017-18, the domestic market (excluding e-Commerce and hardware) is expected to grow 10 percent Y-o-Y to reach US $ 26.5 billion. The Government initiatives such as Digital India, Start-up India, Smart Cities, and Digital Payments are catalysing growth in this segment. The domestic revenue trend over the past 5 years covering IT Services, ITeS/ BPO, Engineering R&D and Product Development segments is depicted below.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Manish_P » 28 May 2018 12:42

Paytm Vehemently Denies Data Sharing Allegations After Sting Operation!

Paytm, India’s largest digital wallet and now a major payments bank backed by Chinese digital czar Alibaba has became the first such Indian startup to face the backlash regarding this issue. And this backlash came after a stunning sting operation against their Senior Vice President Ajay Shekhar Sharma.


Cobrapost, a news publication founded by Aniruddha Bahal, who was the co-founder of Tehelka, has published a video wherein a sting operation has been shown against Paytm’s Senior Vice President Ajay Shekhar Sharma.

In the video, Sharma allegedly says that after the stone pelting incident in Kashmir last year, Prime Minister Office asked Paytm to share user’s data, to confirm and identify stone pelters.

In the video, Sharma says, “When the stone-pelting stopped there in J&K, I personally got a phone call from the PMO. They told us to give them data saying maybe some of the stone-pelters are Paytm users. Do you understand.”

This video was shared yesterday, and quickly become viral as users of Paytm expressed their disappointment and shock over this.

How can Paytm share their users’ data to Govt., without their consent, asked thousands of users.
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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Sachin » 28 May 2018 14:02

What are the career prospects for a person qualified in Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics? I know that IT companies have a team of lawyers etc., but they are playing around with the usual "business" Acts like Companies Acts, Contracts Acts etc. I did see that there are some legal firms also dealing with Cyber laws, but most of them talk about "assisting in filing police complaints on matters involving Cyber crime" etc.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 30 May 2018 12:54

paytm like anyone else operating in india will have to hand over all data to GOI if asked.

at best they can file a motion asking for formal warrants than just a general data mining - which all the US titans deeply plugged into NSA/CIA have already done for years!!

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby pravula » 30 Jul 2018 22:16

India's first RISC-V based Chip is Here: Linux boots on Shakti processor!

from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15685019 on why this is such a big deal:

As the lead architect of Shakti and the guy who helped kick-start the project, I figure I am owed my 2 cents !
1. We never positioned it as an ARM killer ! That was the imagination of the reporter who wrote the article.

2. Shakti is not a state only project. Parts of Shakti are funded by the govt, these relate to cores and SoCs needed by the Govt. The defense and strategic sector procurement is huge, runs in the 10s of billions of USD.There is significant funding in terms of manpower, tools and free foundry shuttles provided by the private sector. In fact Shakti has more traction with the private sector than the govt sector in terms of immediate deployments.

3. The CPU eco-system including ARM's is a bit sclerotic. It is not the lic cost that is the problem, it is the inherent lack of flexibility in the model.

4. Shakti is not only a CPU. Other components include a new interconnect based on SRIO, GenZ with our extensions accompanied by open source silicon, a new NVMe+ based storage standard again based on open source SSD controller silicon (using Shakti cores of course), open source Rust based MK OS for supporting tagged ISAs for secure Shakti variants, fault tolerant variants for aerospace and ADAS applications, ML/AI accelerators based on our AI research (we are one of the top RL ML labs around). 4. the Shakti program will also deliver a whole host of IPs including the smaller trivial ones and also as needed bigger blocks like SRIO, PCIe and DDR4. All open source of course. 5. We are also doing our own 10G and 25G PHYs 6. A few startups will come out of this but that can wait till we have a good open source base. 7. The standard cores coming out of IIT will be production grade and not research chips.

And building a processor is still tough these days. Try building a 16 core, quad wide server monster with 4 DDR4 channels, 4x25G I/O ports, 2 ports for multi-socket support. All connected via a power optimized mesh fabric. Of course you have to develop the on-chip and off-chip cache coherency stuff too ! 8. And yes we are in talks with AMD for using the EPYC socket. But don't think they will bite.

Just ignore the India bit and look at what Shakti aims to achieve, then you will get a better picture. I have no idea how successful we will be and I frankly do not care. What we will achieve (and have to some extent already) is - create a critical mass of CPU architects in India - create a concept to fab eco-system ind India for designing any class of CPUs - add a good dose of practical CPU design knowhow into the engineering curriculum - become one of the top 5 CPU arch labs around

Shakti is already going into production. The first design is actually in the control system of an experimental civilian nuclear reactor. IIT is within the fallout zone so you can be sure we will get the design right. If you want any further info, mail me. My email is on the Shakti site. G S Madhusudan

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 06 Aug 2018 00:28

pravula wrote:India's first RISC-V based Chip is Here: Linux boots on Shakti processor!

from https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15685019 on why this is such a big deal:

As the lead architect of Shakti and the guy who helped kick-start the project, I figure I am owed my 2 cents !
1. We never positioned it as an ARM killer ! That was the imagination of the reporter who wrote the article.

2. Shakti is not a state only project. Parts of Shakti are funded by the govt, these relate to cores and SoCs needed by the Govt. The defense and strategic sector procurement is huge, runs in the 10s of billions of USD.There is significant funding in terms of manpower, tools and free foundry shuttles provided by the private sector. In fact Shakti has more traction with the private sector than the govt sector in terms of immediate deployments.

3. The CPU eco-system including ARM's is a bit sclerotic. It is not the lic cost that is the problem, it is the inherent lack of flexibility in the model.

4. Shakti is not only a CPU. Other components include a new interconnect based on SRIO, GenZ with our extensions accompanied by open source silicon, a new NVMe+ based storage standard again based on open source SSD controller silicon (using Shakti cores of course), open source Rust based MK OS for supporting tagged ISAs for secure Shakti variants, fault tolerant variants for aerospace and ADAS applications, ML/AI accelerators based on our AI research (we are one of the top RL ML labs around). 4. the Shakti program will also deliver a whole host of IPs including the smaller trivial ones and also as needed bigger blocks like SRIO, PCIe and DDR4. All open source of course. 5. We are also doing our own 10G and 25G PHYs 6. A few startups will come out of this but that can wait till we have a good open source base. 7. The standard cores coming out of IIT will be production grade and not research chips.

And building a processor is still tough these days. Try building a 16 core, quad wide server monster with 4 DDR4 channels, 4x25G I/O ports, 2 ports for multi-socket support. All connected via a power optimized mesh fabric. Of course you have to develop the on-chip and off-chip cache coherency stuff too ! 8. And yes we are in talks with AMD for using the EPYC socket. But don't think they will bite.

Just ignore the India bit and look at what Shakti aims to achieve, then you will get a better picture. I have no idea how successful we will be and I frankly do not care. What we will achieve (and have to some extent already) is - create a critical mass of CPU architects in India - create a concept to fab eco-system ind India for designing any class of CPUs - add a good dose of practical CPU design knowhow into the engineering curriculum - become one of the top 5 CPU arch labs around

Shakti is already going into production. The first design is actually in the control system of an experimental civilian nuclear reactor. IIT is within the fallout zone so you can be sure we will get the design right. If you want any further info, mail me. My email is on the Shakti site. G S Madhusudan


Interesting stuff - looks like Risc-V will become the open source hardware architecture choice.

However on a serious note, I question the wisdom of using new silicon for a safety critical system like the controls of a nuclear reactor. They really need to step down from that publicity seeking move and exercise common sense.

That issue aside, make these chips available to the world and an ecosystem of tools will spring up overnight around it.

Keep it locked in govt labs inaccessible for purchase by the public and watch it die.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 07 Aug 2018 10:03

The system should be used for NRC in other states inst ad of reinventing the wheel.

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NRC update, or a dance of data

https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/t ... 543836.ece

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby cdbatra » 08 Aug 2018 14:51

Guys I had this question in my mind for long time . Firstly some backgrounder :- US economy on paper looks strongest ever with unemployment below 4 % and no recession since atleast last 7 years . This is however bound to change because 1) trade frictions 2 ) normal economic cycle cannot be put off for ever .
The question in my mind is 1) What would be impact on Indian IT this time around since IT growth is much lower now at around 5 - 7 % per annum . 2) Any reshuffle expected within structural makeup of IT industry as in smaller sized boutique companies viz a viz behemoths like TCS and Infosys .

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby arshyam » 08 Aug 2018 19:17

The making of Freshworks: From the ‘middle of nowhere in Chennai’ to a freshly-minted unicorn - ET

The company has just announced a $100 million funding round led by Sequoia and Accel Partners. The funds, most likely the last round to be raised privately, will be used to expand the company’s global footprint and continue investment in its integrated software-as-aservice platform. Its total funding now stands at about $250 million, at a valuation of about $1.5 billion.

Between the Vegas ‘takeover’ and the recent fund raising, Freshworks crossed a milestone – with over $100 million in annual recurring revenue, helped by its flagship customer support product, Freshdesk, with contributions from its IT services management product, Freshservice, and customer relationship management product, Freshsales.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 13 Aug 2018 09:35

Share this database software with other countries & the UN so missing children may be rapidly detected and reunited with their families.

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Thousands of Vanished Children in India Have Been Identified by a New Technology


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According to the Indian news outlet NDTV, nearly 3,000 missing children have been located in New Delhi only four days after the city police department adopted an experimental facial recognition system (FRS) software program. A significant improvement to the milk carton approach.

Tracking the thousands of children who disappear each year in the 1.3 billion-person nation is an impossibly enormous undertaking. According to India's Ministry of Women and Child Development, more than 240,000 children were reported missing between 2012 and 2017 alone, although the real number is probably higher. Some organizations estimate that the true number of missing children is close to 500,000 per year.

To aid recovery efforts, the Ministry established a nationwide online database called TrackChild, where photographs of missing and found children can be posted and viewed, and police information can be shared between agencies and with citizens.

And though this digital resource has become a helpful tool, the backlog of photographs is still too much for officials to handle.

So, a child welfare organization called Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) developed an FRS software to automate TrackChild’s photo comparison process. Details of the particular facial recognition algorithm that this program uses are not available, but current FRS platforms use one or both of the two main approaches – geometric or photometric.

Geometric (also known as feature-based) algorithms analyze and compare faces by mapping the distance between features and noting facial landmarks, whereas photometric algorithms break images down into pixel-by-pixel data of shade gradients that can then be compared. Given that photometric algorithms require many reference images before comparisons can be made, it is unlikely that the Delhi FRS includes this technology.


Due to somewhat confusingly reported bureaucratic issues, the FRS pilot project was not implemented ( damn those LAZY babus ) until the Delhi High Court intervened to assist the police department. Yet once approved, the FRS was able to identify 2,930 children after being fed images of 45,000 children from the TrackChild database.

“India currently has almost [200,000] missing children and about 90,000 lodged in various child care institutions. It is almost impossible for anyone [to] manually go through photographs to match the children,” BBA activist Bhuwan Ribhu told The Better India.

“It is immaterial whether other police departments use the software or not. Even if one department has this software, then running it through all their databases, under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, will throw up the requisite results, which can be shared with the other departments.”

It is unclear as of now whether the system needs to clear further legal hurdles :?: :?: before it can be permanently added to the TrackChild program.

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/th ... xperiment/

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby nam » 13 Aug 2018 12:48

Not just facial recognition, all childrens should have their adhaar done without exception.

It is much easier to identify a kid using adhaar. Even a Mobile shop has software to find identity based on adhaar. We already have a solution.


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