Calcutta, Dec. 5: The dotcom downturn has not signalled the end of e-business opportunities in the country. On the contrary, it’s just the beginning of building appropriate tools to usher e-business into every facet of life. The technology forecast for 2002-04 — Navigating The Future Of Software by PricewaterhouseCoopers looks at the major areas of development for the next three years.
“The study has identified four major thrust areas — front-end web services, utilisation of business intelligence, financial reporting and electronic business and security issues linked to disaster recovery and business continuity applications,” said Roopen Roy, director of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The next three years will see significant developments in portals that would serve as front-end tools for web-based services like Net banking and citizen-centric information kiosks.