PII in the Sky – A Cloudy Outlook

Hugh Ujhazy
Hugh Ujhazy

Summary Bullets:

  • Asian governments are evolving their approach to managing PII data through legislative frameworks.
  • Data privacy rules are converging across the region, but the onus for protection still rests squarely with the enterprise.

A fully realized cloud infrastructure promises server, storage and applications (along with all their data) floating in a glorious OpEx soup. Managed from afar, provisioned in minutes, flexible and scalable – there is little to dislike. However, for enterprises operating in multiple jurisdictions in Asia, data protection remains a key issue in planning deployments of cloud solutions. Continue reading “PII in the Sky – A Cloudy Outlook”

For Indian Telcos, Adapt or Perish!

Hugh Ujhazy
Hugh Ujhazy

Summary Bullets:

  • Foreign ownership limits on telcos in India have been removed, paving the way for global and regional players to invest heavily in the Indian market.
  • The road ahead is not without risk, as Indian growth slows and substantial regulatory barriers remain for all market players.

In July 2013, the Indian government lifted the limit of 74% foreign ownership for telcos.  Foreign carriers such as Maxis, Sistema, Uninor and Vodafone currently operate with local partners and constantly walk a tightrope to manage their investments at the government-mandated level. Continue reading “For Indian Telcos, Adapt or Perish!”