Cuts in two undersea cables in the Mediterranean has caused large-scale disruptions of Internet service in India and the Middle East.The cause of the damage is unclear, but could take a week or more to fix, according to officials, who are working to reroute traffic via satellite and through Asia. In countries including India and Egypt, available bandwidth was reduced by half or more.
Indian outsourcing companies, such as Infosys and Wipro, said they were still trying to determine what, if any, disruptions to their work had taken place, according to an AP article on BusinessWeek?s Web site. Ditto for other major foreign companies with significant back-office or technology development operations in India, like IBM and Intel.BusinessWeek
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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