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'Cloud computing crucial to Digital India,need safe practices' – Business Standard


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computing is a critical component for ensuring success of India, the flagship programme of the government, and access to networks is crucial and requires safe practices, experts said today.

Pamela Kumar, Vice-President, Computing Innovation Council of India, Bengaluru, said the programme has several key aspects like lockers where individuals can store their information online.

MeghRaj Computing- of India’s initiative to harness the benefits of Computing– is also a very crticial component of programme.

Speaking at plenary session on Computing and Virtualisation at the Indian Science here, Kumar also emphasised on an Indian version of that suits its requirements.

“We need the mangalyaan version (of data computing) and not the version,” she said.

computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than on a local server or a personal computer.

For instance, dropbox, Google Drive, One Note are examples of where data can be saved and accessed from different media like mobile phones, tablets and computers. One need not restrict himself to a desktop or a laptop under computing.

However, computing also needs right kind of security measures. Referring to the hacking of computer of Democratic National Committee, Biswanath Mukherjee, Distinguished Professor at the Department of Computer Science of University of California, said weak passwords are a major factor contributing to such incidents and it is important to follow safe practises.

In plenary session on 5G and Internet of Things (IoT), experts discussed the scope of 5G in coming years.

Rishi Bhatnagar, President of Aeris Communications, said 5G was expected to come in by 2020. Unlike 2G, 3G and 4G, 5G will leapfrog. We can expect the 5G technology to come up by in next 3 years, he said.

Bhabani Sinha, professor at the Advanced Computing and Microelectronics Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, said several aspects like call drops in 4G and faster draining of battery has to be addressed before 5G arrives on the scene.

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