Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times

What Channel Gains From Oracle-NetSuite Deal?

The channel is very optimistic about the much talked about Oracle-NetSuite deal and is hoping for the best outcome from the USD9.3 billion acquisition. However, partners demand more clarity on the impact of the deal on the channel business and opportunities, as well as challenges coming up with synergies of two cloud veterans coming together.Read More

GST Hopes Brighten As Union Cabinet Amends Key Changes Bill

The much awaited GST bill has come one step closer to convert into law as the government made crucial amendments in the bill draft during the ongoing Monsoon session. The Cabinet has agreed on dropping 1 percent manufacturing tax and providing guarantee to compensate states for any revenue loss in the first five years of rollout of the proposed indirect tax regime.Read More

Channel Companies Focus On IoT Revenue Opportunities

Money-making opportunities associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) are coming into focus for companies across the information technology (IT) channel, new research from the technology industry trade association CompTIA reveals. One-third of channel firms expect to make money from IoT in the next 12 months, the study states. Read More

Smartphone Vendors Ride On Make In India Wave

While MNCs are exploring business prospects, and competitive advantage in local manufacturing in the country, smartphone vendors are already riding on the “Make in India” wave. All the smartphone makers are racing against each other to capitalize on the growth prospects in the rapidly growing Indian smartphone market.Read More


IT Ministry To Run Ad Campaign To Promote .in Domain Name

In what could be termed as an attmept to promote nationalism, the government is planning to run an advertisement campaign to promote .in domain name, India’s official website extension. The ministry of electronics and IT (MEIT) is planning a massive advertising campaign aimed at companies, individuals and startups. Read More

Trai Seeks Public Opinion On Telecom Ombudsman

Telecom regulator Trai on Thursday sought public opinion on setting up of an ombudsman in the sector, for speedy resolution of rising subscriber complaints over issues such as wrong billing and poor service quality.Read More

BSNL To Digitally Empower Villages Under Adarsh Gram Yojna

State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is planning to offer Internet bandwidth to the Members of Parliament (MPs) to digitally empower people in their constituencies through the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna initiative under the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme.Read More

Patent Battle Between Samsung, Huawai Turns Ugly

The patent battle among tech gaints seems becoming worse. In what could be tit for tat move, Samsung Electronics has filed a lawsuit in China against Huawei Technologies Co., accusing the country’s largest smartphone maker of infringing on its mobile technology patents.Read More

Karnataka Govt Partners With Tech Companies To Boost Startups

In a bid to give boost to the startup ecosystem in the state, the Karnataka government has joined hands with a wide range of companies including IBM, Amazon and Microsoft to offer a slew of benefits to startups.Read More

K L Lalani Becomes The President Of CIITA

K L Lalani has been elected as the president of Confederation of Indian IT Associations (CIITA), an association which has representation in the eastern region. Read More

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