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CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 5

December 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Here are some of the other points made by the panelists: The NeGP (National e-Governance Plan) is the cornerstone of the initiatives NeGP is complemented by SWAN (State Wide Area Network) which provides the backbone connectivity across a state The CSCs (Common Service Centres) are the service delivery points for e-Governance Three key challenges: Power, […]

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CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 4

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

3.       Government needs to involve app developers and content providers via a Challenge portal. This was another idea from the Gov 2.0 Summit – that of a Challenge.gov-like portal. “Every government department has some key challenges. They should put them out on a common Challenge.gov.in portal. This will help capture the imagination of Indians. For […]

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CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 3

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments

2.       By embracing Open Data and Open Government, we can transform governance in India. I had written about this earlier in the context of the Gov 2.0 Summit Learnings: “What is really needed in India is to make all government data (except that which involves the privacy of an individual or national security) open and […]

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CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 2

November 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Affordable computing has long been an interest area of mine. I have written on the topic extensively over the past 7-8 years. I first  experimented with a thin client-thick server in NetCore. Later, those learnings morphed into Novatium, an independent company set up with Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala from IIT-Madras and Ray Stata in Chennai. Novatium […]

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CSI Panel on Affordable Computing – Part 1

November 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Computer Society of India’s 45th Annual Convention in Mumbai held last week had a panel on Affordable Computing. I was amongst the nine panelists. The focus of the panel was on seeing how government and industry can work together to forge a new path forward for affordable computing in India.  This was the panel […]

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