The common mans story
I am writing with reference to Network
Magazines August 2005 article titled The
essential e in e-Governance. It was
interesting to read about the various initiatives that
have been undertaken to benefit the common man.
The IRCTC case-study deserves a special mention. It is amazing to see the extensive
way in which the project has managed to make things easier for common people
like us. Having used the system many a time, I must really appreciate the way
the concept has been executed, especially when you consider the immense scale
of the project.
Please do carry more articles on the same line. It will be quite interesting
to see in-depth coverage of such issues which are of use to the common man.
Thank you very much for the encouraging words. We will
feature more such projects in future. Similar projects are in different stages
of implementation, and we will provide you with timely updates regarding the
Kudos to the strategists
I came across Network Magazines Security Strategist
2005 Awards on the Internet while doing some research
on Indian security deployments. It was quite enriching
to read about the work on the security front that many
of our Indian CIOs have managed to achieve in their
The most notable feature which I found interesting is that Indian companies
have realised that there is more to security than just pure-play technological
defences. Being an NRI, I was of the mistaken notion till lately (till I came
across the Strategist Awards) that Indian companies do not have enough in terms
of information security mechanisms and policies. The strong emphasis on all
aspects of information security was thus an eye-opener.
I would like to request you to convey my best wishes to all the endeavours of
these CIOs. May all power be with these exceptional minds. Do keep such awards
in full flow to appreciate efforts like these since it is rare that achievements
on the security front are recognised.
Durban, South Africa
It is great to know that you found the Security Strategist
Awards to be a great endeavour. We attempt to recognise Indias best security
implementations and the outstanding personalities behind these projects through
More of technology management
I have been a regular reader of Network Magazine for the past two years. The
magazines articles are quite relevant and have helped me considerably
in enriching my knowledge levels of enterprise IT, especially when it comes
to current technology.
I have a small request to make in connection with this. Management of technology
is becoming quite important these days. Is it possible to have stories that
deal with such issues?
Thank you very much for this highly relevant pointer. It
has been our constant endeavour at Network Magazine to provide a balanced content
ratio of technology, technology management, and other topics relevant to the
In fact we hope that the issue you hold in your hands,
which discusses the transformation of a CIO to a Relationship Integration Officer
(RIO) is a step in that direction. We will be following this initiative with
more advanced technology management issues.
You can send us feedback by e-mail,
or write directly to any of us here in the editorial department.
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e-mail addresses at the end of their respective articles. We look forward
to hearing from you.