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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby hanumadu » 12 Dec 2018 17:48

^^I think there is an extra zero in the 7000. DDM?

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby uskumar » 12 Dec 2018 19:38

hanumadu wrote:^^I think there is an extra zero in the 7000. DDM?

I dont believe so sir. There is a serious push by American government to ensure that offshoring is stopped. let me quote a old article.

Indian IT firms looking for ways to soften US tax blow
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, designed to encourage American companies to invest and create jobs locally, seeks to discourage offshoring of work to overseas group companies by way of a 10% tax on the payments made to such offshore entities

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 21 Dec 2018 11:37

India does a very poor job of developing it's defence r&d and manufacturing sector which could be a huge job creator.

Tons of money spent buying overseas equipment thereby subsidizing foreign jobs & industry.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby cdbatra » 04 Jan 2019 14:23

Neshant wrote:India does a very poor job of developing it's defence r&d and manufacturing sector which could be a huge job creator.

Tons of money spent buying overseas equipment thereby subsidizing foreign jobs & industry.


We need to change our mindset and stop going after latest flashy toy abroad. An LCA and Sukhoi better for India in longer run then more capable Rafale when it is hardly adding any value to our economy . We need to start thinking our defence from economic prism rather than just physical security standpoint . Longterm well being and security of country is only through economic independence .

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Arima » 04 Jan 2019 19:51

Neshant wrote:India does a very poor job of developing it's defence r&d and manufacturing sector which could be a huge job creator.

Tons of money spent buying overseas equipment thereby subsidizing foreign jobs & industry.


Indian companies like BEML and HMT can join hands and start making high precision machinery.
capital goods machinery market is huge and we mostly import.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby dinesh_kimar » 04 Jan 2019 20:22

^ BEML and HMT have unfortunately become lously. Their heydays were in the 80-90s timeline.

Belligerent unionism and apathy, and selling of assets/ closing down divisions.

Solution? Retain govt. Control with pvt. Mgmt. Have power to hire and fire the unions, and non-interference in daily affairs.

Also, I was kinda hoping for Govt version of following:

-Google search, G Drive and Whatsapp

-A Windows XP clone for 100 bucks/ system

- an Office Suite with all shortcuts of Excel 2003
- save and edit pptx, doc and xls/ psv format.

If it's built, make it mandatory, like in China.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 04 Jan 2019 20:36

HMT I think is long dead. their HQ office on ballari road here is now the hive of IT dept.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Vips » 10 Jan 2019 03:22

Andhra Pradesh government inks pact with Adani group for Rs 70,000 crore data centre parks.


The Andhra Pradesh government Wednesday signed an ambitious memorandum of understanding with the Adani group to build data centre parks in port city Visakhapatnam with a staggering investment of Rs 70,000 crore.

With this, the integrated infrastructure conglomerate will make its foray into the digital infrastructure sector.

The data centre parks, which will be developed in three different campuses in and around Visakhapatnam, will create over one lakh direct and indirect employment over the next 20 years, during which period the proposed investment will be made.

The MoU was signed by Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani and Andhra Pradesh principal secretary (Information Technology) K Vijayanand in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and IT Minister Nara Lokesh.

The data centre parks will have capacities up to five GW and will be totally powered by renewable energy, the company said.

The government and Adani will develop the hyper-scale data center market in the state, positioning AP as the east coast data center hub for India and Southeast Asia, it added.


This will be humungous even if just half the capacity gets set up. The existing large data centers in India are of 100 MW/150 MW capacity.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 10 Jan 2019 08:09

Data centers typically need very less people due to high levels of programmatic automation

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby negi » 10 Jan 2019 11:05

Government shouldn't get into any space where profits need to be made because they will never be able to do so ; government bodies are inefficient by fundamental nature and I say this without prejudice . Government should actually keep itself to areas which have impact on our well being but are investment heavy , have security implications and are of strategic interest . Datacenter by itself is commodity , however yes things like a datacenter for storing UPI, Aadhar our credit records etc such infrastructure should be maintained and run by Indian entities . On second thoughts what government should actually be doing is to take a leaf from Japan and EU's page and come up with it's own data privacy , sharing and storage laws and force likes of twitter, google, facebook , amazons etc to adhere to it the latter will then think about expanding datacenter presence here here , AWS already has an availability zone here in Mumbai.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 10 Jan 2019 14:39

HIPAA laws too - currently there is no std for security and common format of our medical data. its a wild west right now.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby negi » 11 Jan 2019 14:53

That again deserves a long rant but part of the problem is us only; entire healthcare in India is a business run by powerful money minded people . Hospitals would not like to onboard an open platform that facilitates seamless transfer of patient data from one provider/clinic to another not just for making it difficult for customers to churn but primarily because all of them cook books and have their own in house IT that can purge/manipulate and 'manage' their data without any fear of an external audit . Just the billing aspect itself if brought to a common standard would end up plugging so many tax holes .

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby negi » 11 Jan 2019 14:57

Lot of the talk around brining tech and stuff like AI/ML to Indian healthcare and other areas is simply copy paste stuff from the valley , actually lot of evangelists and thought leaders in Indian IT scene are exact replicas of our historians (R Thapar et al) and the journos who basically take a fad/event in the US and try to find parallels here and then sell their stories. Indian scene first needs structural reforms , technology part is trivial in comparison.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Singha » 11 Jan 2019 16:30

yeah perhaps our existing UID ie aadhar is best to get a universal health record in a portable format like XML/JSON and mandate that all hospitals must follow some std wrt data security, exchange, handing access to patient data.

if govt says we will provide the data centers to store this for FREE and hospitals/clinics just use patient consent to pull , change and update back this data, the SJW / NGO / MSM will howl about privacy, big brother, targeting of minorities, evil mudi and various demons of the jungle.

we need a digital secure sandbox wallet in e-format for loading on usb, mobiles, computers containing our entire health history somehow.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby vera_k » 12 Jan 2019 06:38

‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

The market for A.I.-enhanced software automation is poised for rapid growth, but that expansion, analysts say, will ultimately bring job losses.


Seems that this type of tech would be a threat to at least some of the back office work sent off shore today. Hopefully the big service companies can acquire some of the startups here.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby mappunni » 12 Jan 2019 12:19

vera_k wrote:‘The Beginning of a Wave’: A.I. Tiptoes Into the Workplace

The market for A.I.-enhanced software automation is poised for rapid growth, but that expansion, analysts say, will ultimately bring job losses.


Seems that this type of tech would be a threat to at least some of the back office work sent off shore today. Hopefully the big service companies can acquire some of the startups here.


We started implementing RPA big-time for mundane tasks in accounting and finance like bank statement downloads, check downloads, invoice processing,etc.

UiPath and Automation Anywhere have the biggest market share and AA is a Desi company based in Bengaluru. AA has made big inroads in big US financial institutions especially in area of mortgage paperwork processing and credit cards.

No job losses rather letting accountants do their job rather than spending time downloading and attaching statements.

Lots of companies are doing it, another big insurance company a few blocks from the company mentioned in article is even more aggressively using it for claims verification.

I have used both UiPath and Automation Anywhere and think UiPath which uses M$ framework is ripe for being picked up by M$. AA may go Oracle or SAP way

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Neshant » 13 Jan 2019 22:45

Singha wrote:if govt says we will provide the data centers to store this for FREE and hospitals/clinics just use patient consent to pull , change and update back this data, the SJW / NGO / MSM will howl about privacy, big brother, targeting of minorities, evil mudi and various demons of the jungle.



Data security is a major concern. e.g with regards to health insurance and possibly other unforseen industries in the future.

With the govt in charge, it's only a matter of time before the entire database gets stolen.

One of the many reasons one should be cautious about getting a DNA profile for 23andMe and other such sites - Don't know where else your DNA profile will be going and how it could come back to bite.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Supratik » 02 Feb 2019 18:04

How Haryana is using technology to provide govt service.

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/ ... om-babudom

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby PratikDas » 04 Feb 2019 06:17

Posting on behalf of a friend who isn't on this forum but goes by the name synusthesia:

A Beautiful presentation of how C++ is being used on Mars Rover curiosity. A software engineer from JPL gave this presentation at a C++ conference.

My Key takeways:
  • C++ was chosen because JPL had a proven library code base and history in c++, starting in 1990s. They still use C too.
  • C++ code provided the autonomous driving capability, visual odometry and cameras
  • How does it work: There are 17 cameras on Curiosity, and they take pictures. Software on the rover, over 100 modules, process these images and do complex analysis to interpret and a build a stereo map of it's surrounding. Once the map is built, the software computes and tests various possible pathways to reach it's destination and ultimately selects the safest past and heads that way. It computes a path to take and heads that way and then stops to figure out the next steps to take autonomously or as directed from earth
  • Curiosity has a lot of torque but it can only go 2 inches a second
  • Hardware is pretty constrained to take on radiation and other fault tolerance environment
  • The networking system used on this rover relays the messages to a satellite orbiting mars and from there the messages are sent to the earth. ~10 minutes for one way communication.
  • Other scientific systems and payloads like lasers, spectrography, etc sensors use different hardware & software. They don't use C++.
  • PL likes to stick with old proven software technology stack rather than trying on new glitzy languages just for the heck of it
  • JPL used IBM RUP methodology
  • They used unit tests and overall system tests
  • C++ is also used on other spacecrafts, satellite orbital telescopes and oceanography satellites

Recently, I was made aware of NASA requesting ISRO team to open source code just like NASA does. My feedback was, there is no way in the hell ISRO should do that. NASA only open sources tiny bits of non-key systems/tools, the real meat & rest of the critical and mission control source code is hidden and tucked away in their repositories.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby Supratik » 08 Feb 2019 22:33

Indigenous microprocessor development.

https://youtu.be/GbDVO986bjA

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby arshyam » 13 Feb 2019 20:49

Any thoughts from electronics gurus?

‘India Must Have Its Own LTE Modem For National Security’: Zoho Develops Indigenous 4G LTE Modem - Swarajya
Sridhar Vembu the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zoho (a SAAS firm) has claimed that the company has secretly developed a 4G LTE modem.

This modem was a result of an effort by 50 engineers who worked eight years on the project. The final product was taped-out in Taiwan a couple of weeks ago.

“We have developed a 4G LTE Modem in stealth mode. 50 engineers worked for 8 years, and it taped out just last week in Taiwan. 5G is on its way. India must have its own LTE chip for national security” @CIC_Chennai says Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu Listen @Doval_Ajit12 @PMOIndia !
— Gopal Srinivasan (@GopalSri) February 9, 2019

Vembu stressed on the importance of this project by asserting that India must have its own LTE chip in the interest of national security. He was speaking at a “Business Visionaries Series” function in Chennai last week (9 February).

He added that, “US CEOs buy private jets. My jet is developing India’s first LTE Chip for our national security. Far more satisfying than any Jet ever!”

Speaking about his own journey as a technocrat he credited India for all his successes and claimed that the nation has the smartest people. He called on giving Indians a vision and then wait for the magic to unfold.

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Re: Indian IT Industry

Postby VinodTK » 21 Feb 2019 07:05

Google’s search ends in Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Hyderabad is all set to get a landmark tower that will rise 22 floors and provide employment to about 13,000 persons in the heart of the city’s IT hub, if all goes well with the plans of Google.

Occupying a vantage point in the prime Financial District, the proposed campus which recently was recommended for environment clearance, when ready, will be Google Inc’s biggest campus outside its US headquarters. The facility proposed with an investment of Rs.1,000 crore promises to be a landmark in itself housing 13,000 employees.

As per environmental impact assessment report submitted by Google India’s subsidiary Mahataa Information India Private Limited, the building will be a single block with three basements meant mostly for parking, ground floor and 22 floors, while the total solar PV capacity installed at the site stands at 300 KW.Google’s search ends in Hyderabad

Environment clearance
The agreement to set up a huge campus was signed between government of Telangana and Google in 2015 when the then IT Minister, K T Rama Rao, met Google officials on a visit to the US. Under the agreement, the government has allocated 7.2 acres to the company.

Now, Google has received the recommendation for environment clearance from the Telangana State Environment Impact Assessment Authority/State Expert Appraisal Committee, which was part of the Pollution Control Board in October 2018. With the EC in place, Google is expected to soon start construction of its first company-owned campus in Asia.

Currently, Google is operating out of a leased facility in Kondapur wherein it employs about 7,000 people engaged in cutting-edge work in innovative technologies. In India, Google has four offices, which include Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurgoan. At the time of signing the agreement, Google had proposed completing the project in two-and-a-half years.

Home to top 5 companies
At the signing of the agreement, K T Rama Rao had said, “Excited to announce that Google and government of Telangana have inked an MoU to build their largest campus (outside US).”

Telangana is home to the largest campuses of top five global companies that include Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Apple. In addition, it also boasts of a host of other MNCs having their major operations in the State and are expanding vigorously.


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