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Why Aarogya Setu, other global government contact-tracing apps have failed to contain pandemic

About 70% of India’s population still doesn’t have access to mobile-phone Internet. It’s a big constraint in making a mobile-app strategy work here, especially in smaller towns and villages. Globally, most have stayed away from government-endorsed apps as people disclose information to a government platform only if there is trust, say experts. It’s a deep-seated problem.

Under the lens

Why Aarogya Setu, other global government contact-tracing apps have failed to contain pandemic

About 70% of India’s population still doesn’t have access to mobile-phone Internet. It’s a big constraint in making a mobile-app strategy work here, especially in smaller towns and villages. Globally, most have stayed away from government-endorsed apps as people disclose information to a government platform only if there is trust, say experts. It’s a deep-seated problem.

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Pandemic pointers for Indian IT: make do with small deals, says ISG; and a catch in TCS’s cash flow

The IT sector just had its worst quarter ever. The silver lining: the recovery will be faster than the one from the 2008 financial debacle. Plus, the lockdown showed that outsourcing can help cope with crises better than captive operations. But several issues, like discounts and whether collections from clients will hold up, are still up in the air.

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