HID Global has acquired Quantum Secure, a leading provider of software solutions for managing identities, access compliance and provisioning access within physical security infrastructure. With this acquisition, HID Global will enhance its ability to deliver an end-to-end identity management solution.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Snapdeal has acquired another company RupeePower in order to expand the services it offers through its marketplace. Snapdeal has spent a part of the $1.1 bn it recently raised from Softbank. The latest acquisition will help Snapdeal to sell loans and other financial products on its platform. It will enhance its capability. RupeePower sells loans and credit cards on its platforms.
Avaya plans to create a new industry certification program to drive expertise in SDN-Fabric based networking. The Avaya Certified Expert-Fx program aims to bridge the current skills gap in the India and Middle East between traditional, hardware-intensive networking technologies and next-generation, software-defined fabric-based networking.
The announcement was made at the annual Avaya Technology Forum in Dubai, with more than 500 technology and networking professionals from across India, China, Russia, the Middle East and Africa regions in attendance.
Cricket World Cup has been the most talked about event on digital platforms recently, with most official broadcasters providing live online and mobile streaming and users consuming digital content on the go. TO THE NEW Digital, which is a leading SMACK player and an internet Solutions Company across Asia has derived Social Media Analytics on trends and real time conversation taking place amongst users across all social media channels.
The mobile apps marketplace is maturing as users declare themselves satisfied with current engagement rates, according to a survey by Gartner. As users integrate apps more deeply into their lives, app providers will need to stay one step ahead and focus their development, marketing and branding more intensely toward retention strategies.
KPMG announced an expansion of its strategic relationship with Microsoft to include a global collaboration to jointly deliver new suites of innovative solutions and services in data and analytics (D&A), cloud compliance and transformation, and business solutions.
The collaboration signals an important phase in the Microsoft and KPMG relationship, driven by a shared certainty that clients are looking for business partners with solutions and services that combine the best in leading-edge technology, industry insight and innovative thinking with proven excellence in managing complex global projects. KPMG has already guided over 100 clients using Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics and Microsoft Dynamics products to transform their business operations.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Hyundai Motor India has achieved over 5.5 million fans on Facebook and over 17.5 million video views on YouTube. These milestones are a part of Hyundai’s strategy to actively reach out to a larger cross section of customer base and engage on a real time basis through social media platforms.
Mighty server players are facing a tough time as well as stiff competition from new entrants in the space. HP and IBM are no longer hot favorites in the server domain as they have lost their marketshare significantly in the last couple of years, especially the last quarter results and shipment figures as shown by Gartner. HP and IBM have lost on many fronts and lost market. But a company which has emerged is CISCO. CISCO has moved up in the server business, though its networking business is not doing that good. The company’s server business has jumped 31% in the last quarter.
Dell and CIO Association of India (CAI) launched e-Mavericks, an initiative to nurture the e-commerce ecosystem by providing agile technology and access to angel investors. The platform is the first-of-its-kind providing an opportunity for e-commerce companies to meet and discuss business and technology related challenges and opportunity.
E-commerce in India has been growing rapidly with the establishment of hundreds of new e-commerce companies. According to a research done by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the e-commerce industry is likely to see a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35 per cent and cross the $100-billion mark in value over the next five years. With the growing competitiveness in the sector, it has become imperative for e-commerce companies to give due consideration to the implementation of robust IT infrastructure in their respective organisations.
Each time a visitor enters a society, the guard in all his attentiveness scans them and makes them sign a register. Yet the rates of mishaps are higher in metros like ours. Reason? No one really bothers to check the registers once the entry has been made. In case if one wants to cross check, then the registers are pulled out from the heap of files stacked somewhere in the corner of the society office and thus, the delay in processes of finding out about the culprits. When everything around us has advanced so much especially in the field of technology, why not equip our security guard with a quick to access and a user friendly tool to monitor and manage the entire society’s security issues?
In line with the thought above, Sangeeta Banerjee, Co-Founder of ApartmentADDA, worked towards developing an app that would enable the security guards to function in an advanced and a swifter manner. ADDA Gatekeeper App allows the user to shift the process of offline visitor tracking to online. The app is available free to download and runs on Android OS platform. The best part about this app is that it can also work off-line - that is - without constant internet connection.
Want to check the coverage of mobile network on your train’s route? Or the station where most passengers off-board a train and probability of a confirmed ticket is high? Or the delay pattern of a train at your station? Check out RailYatri.in for your answers.
Several start-ups across India are tapping into IBM cloud to run critical applications and grow their businesses. Goldstar Healthcare, Vtiger, Clematix, Ecoziee Marketing have chosen SoftLayer, an IBM company, as their cloud infrastructure platform.
According to NASSCOM's 'Startup Report 2014', India has the world’s third largest and the fastest-growing start-up ecosystem. The country has 3,100 start-ups and nearly 800 get added every year. The number of start-ups in India is likely to grow to 11,500 by 2020.
INTERPOL cyber threat researchers have identified a threat to the blockchain in virtual transactions which could result in their being embedded with malware or other illegal data, including child abuse images.
Depending on the cryptocurrency and its protocols, there is a fixed open space on the blockchain - the public 'ledger' of transactions - where data can be stored, referenced or hosted within encrypted transactions and their records.
India is an important market for Oracle and the growth of its cloud business. The company has witnessed more than 30 percent growth in its global cloud revenues. This is the reason the company recently added 300 more people to its sales department.
Earlier Oracle was nonchalant in the beginning to board the cloud bandwagon but the opportunity made it change its mind. Larry created a special group to focus purely on cloud services. According to the company, Indian organizations are undergoing a major shift in the way they implement IT, and cloud is being strongly considered as an alternate form of enterprise computing. There is an increased interest in knowing about how cloud solutions can translate into business benefits from customers as well as partners. Moreover, this eagerness to know more about Cloud comes from across the board and more from CXO level executives.
Ruckus Wireless has plans to expand it footprint in India as the company is willing to increase its technical support center in India so that it can grow in the enterprise and service provider space.
Looking at incremental growth and rapid expansion in the Indian market, Ruckus aims to strengthen its technical capabilities to cater to growing demands of the Indian market and provide stronger support to its global customers and partners. As part of the expansion, Ruckus will expand its technical team in its Bangalore office, and expand its current office capacity to accommodate the new team.
Sunday, 29 March 2015
Hitachi have been selected by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (“NEDO”) to undertake a feasibility study in India for an ICT-based green hospital demonstration project (“the demonstration project”) which facilitates hospital’s energy saving.
The demonstration project is said to enable the tracking and visualization of a hospital’s overall energy use by putting an IT system environment in place and upgrading to highly efficient systems and equipment. It will facilitate energy conservation by optimizing overall energy use. A preliminary survey to confirm the activities of the demonstration project and decide on other matters will be undertaken from April to October 2015. Following a review by a screening committee at NEDO, the demonstration project is aimed to run for approximately two years.
Friday, 27 March 2015
The Indian government is really serious about the use of IoT in various government services. In addition, the government is willing to see how the Internet of Things can transform the entire ecosystem allowing all stakeholders to discover and invent new revenue models. This is the reason that Indian government is formulating the National Policy on Internet of Things. This was recently announced by one of the persons in the government at a conference.
Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the government is conscious of the critical role of skill development in the success of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. Mr. Rudy said that industry manufacturing and upgrading human resources in the country are key focus areas of the government.
Mphasis rolled out the Mphasis Digital Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution set, the first technology solution able to provide complete customer experience management regardless of device or channel.
Partnering with industry leaders: Adobe, Artificial Solutions, Lavastorm and MCorpCX; Mphasis Digital CEM offerings, leverages their seventeen years of customer relationship management expertise, complemented by technology enabled disruptors including Digital Transformation, Digital Marketing, Intelligent Experiences and Care Transformation.
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Facebook used its F8 developer conference to announce two significant developments for Facebook Messenger: the introduction of the Messenger Platform and the preview of Businesses on Messenger. Together with last week’s announcement that the social network had added a P2P payments capability to Facebook Messenger, the F8 news confirms Ovum’s long-held view that Facebook Messenger is aiming to become Facebook’s key mobile platform for content and commerce as well as communications. This is as opposed to Facebook’s other mobile messaging services, WhatsApp and Instagram; WhatsApp has consistently stated that it does not intend to become a platform for content delivery, while Instagram has remained tightly focused on the sharing of photos and videos.
Ola Cabs has now added a new service to its application. It has allowed its customers to order food from its application. But this service is only available in Delhi. This is a great step by the company. The company has already taken over the rival company Taxi For Sure and included all its business into its own.
The new service will help it compete with mobile apps such as JustEat.in and others. The company has tried innovate and offer all kinds of services from just one place. It automatically detects the nearest restaurants and food joints from where you can order the food at the flick of your finger on your smartphone.
Amazon announced unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive. It launched two new storage plans for customers to store their existing content collections and automatically upload endless amounts of new content, including photos, videos, movies, music, and files.
With the unlimited plans, customers no longer need to worry about how much storage is needed to keep their content safe and secure--they can choose either the Unlimited Photos Plan or Unlimited Everything Plan and only pay one flat fee per year. A free 3-month trial is available for customers to try either plan:
Celkon Mobiles launched the new Millennia Q450. Celkon’s new Millennia Q450 is set to be the most stylish and feature loaded Kitkat model sub 5K in the quad core segment.
Millennia Q450 is a dual SIM model powered by 1.3 GHz Quad Core processor. The Kitkat model supports WIFI, Bluetooth A2DP and 3G video calling. The highlight of Millennia Q450 is its 4.5” Capacitive FWVGA, IPS Display which provides amazing clarity. The model is backed by a powerful 1800mAh Lithium Ion battery. The internal memory of 4GB expandable up to 32GB, with 512MB RAM enables seamless multitasking and provides adequate storage space. Ultra elegant & stylish in design it comes with a uniquely designed Back Cover with rich color options – Gold, White and Grey. Besides packing in the delightful features, the WOW factor for Millennia Q450 is its ramped up style quotient - a delight to have and nothing shorter than expensive brands. The all-in-one Millennia Q450 is priced at just Rs. 4799/- and will be available in all retail stores.
ShopClues.com has launched new range of products entitled “As Seen on TV”. Inspired by the popularity of the miraculous products sold on Indian Television, ShopClues.com has come out with its own collection of carefully-curated items that make life so much simpler. Unique and effective products like sauna belts, massagers, super slicers and ab toners are now all available at the click of a button.
Microsoft Ventures and iSPIRT hosted SaaSx, a platform for SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) entrepreneurs to share, learn and grow their business into million dollar Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) models. SaaSx brought together more than 100 promising SaaS startups for peer learning, expert talks, and launch of a guide on marketing SaaS.
At the event, iSPIRT & Microsoft Ventures launched the ‘Jump Start Guide for Desk Marketing and Selling for SaaS’ to educate the SaaS companies on ways to sell to the world while operating out of India. The guide has been developed based on the learning from Microsoft Ventures’ Think Next Roundtable on SaaS, held last November.
The retail business is on the onset of a new era. While customers are already experiencing the change through Flipkarts and Snapdeals in India, traditional retailers have also realized the worth of technologies such as mobile, IoT and big data for business transformation. They are seriously looking at IoT and big data solutions in an attempt to transform the customer experience. This is already happening in the US and Europe to an extent. Now Indian retailers are also gearing up for the change. In fact Indian retailers are setting new trends.
For years, criminals have been tricking people into performing embarrassing sexual acts on the internet, and then blackmailing them with recordings. Now there's an Android app for this sort of extortion.
Trend Micro, global leader in cloud security, found criminals have developed advanced mobile applications and tools that siphon their victims' online passwords and contacts to increase the chance that they will pay up. In a latest report ‘sextortion in the far east’, Trend Micro's researchers detailed a new Android app that criminals are using to pressure their victims into blackmail.
Ozone Networks has launched claiming the 1st ever Auto-Connect Mobile Application, called the ‘Ozone Connect’. This will allow customers to login the moment they enter an Ozone Wi-Fi hotspot. This is a unique application that registers the customer the 1st time at the time of login, post that the authentication happens via a proper SMS authentication as regulated by the Telecom Regulator. The biggest benefit for the consumer is that it eradicates any type of manual intervention as the entire process takes place at the backend without the customer going through a cumbersome process of registering each time they enter a location. For the customer, the Ozone Connect Mobile App extends a “Home Wi-Fi” experience.
ITShastra India launched RxOffice AML, an anti-money laundering and fraud detection solution, which streamlines detection, monitoring and investigation operations. It’s customized for banking, insurance and capital market intermediaries like brokerages, mutual funds.
RxOffice AML is a product developed by ITShastra along with Cosmos e-Solutions and Cosmos Bank. RxOffice AML combines statistical and rules-based methodologies to recognize and supervise doubtful activities correctly, quickly and more cost-effectively, requiring fewer resources to deliver better results.
India's fashion focused social network, Roposo.com has announced that they have raised Series A investment led by the technology venture investor Tiger Global. Previous investors, Indian Quotient and Binny Bansal (Co-founder and COO - Flipkart.com) also participated in this round.
Previously Roposo had raised their angel round from India Quotient, 5 ideas Start up SuperFuel and Binny Bansal as an angel investor.
Conceived as destination for fashion addicts, Roposo.com, now presents fashion choices from across 150 webstores with categories ranging from apparel, to footwear, to accessories and lingerie. All of these products are curated and recommended to each user as per their individual taste.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
CommProve has announced its working with an African telecommunications regulator to monitor the Quality of Service (QoS) of multiple mobile network operators (MNOs) in country.
“Typically, a telecommunications regulator has no way of determining the actual customer experience, or monitoring if the customer experience is improving or degrading,” says Darren Harding, CommProve VP of Sales for MEA. “This makes it very difficult to identify the QoS the MNOs subscribers are actually getting. And this is where CommProve can support both the regulator and the MNOs.”
A new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) calls for greater industry collaboration and transparency in developing connected and driverless cars. This will help ensure that future autonomous vehicles are safe from cyber threats.
Cars are already more ‘intelligent’: driver assistance systems, alerts and notifications, cameras and in-vehicle decision support systems are already commonplace. Over the coming years, connected technologies between both vehicles themselves and the transport infrastructure will become an integral feature of the global car market, which is estimated to be worth €39bn by 2018. The increasing use of connectivity in and between cars has put pressure on manufacturers and consumers to ensure connected systems remain safe.
OYO Rooms, a network of branded budget hotels, has raised Rs. 150 crore from Lightspeed, Sequoia and Greenoaks Capital. This will help the two year old company to realize its ambition of becoming the largest technology-enabled network of hotels in the world.
With a humble beginning from one hotel in Gurgaon in 2013, OYO Rooms has now grown to more than 200 hotels in 10 cities booking 50,000 room nights every month. OYO Rooms is well poised to aggressively expand its network to 1000 hotels in 25 cities by this year end.
Websense declared the results of an international survey of 102 security professionals conducted at this year’s e-Crime Congress. Nearly all respondents (98 %) believe that the law should address serious data breaches that expose consumers’ data loss through punishments such as fines (65%), mandatory disclosure (68%), and compensation for consumers’ affected (55%). Sixteen percent even advocate arrest and jail sentence for the CEO or board members.
There has been a positive sentiment in hiring at the middle-level in several sectors in India. Middle manager posts have seen a jump in demand by 10 per cent between Feb 2014 and Feb 2015, shows TimesJobs.com data.
Techlites Solution has launched HeyBiz, a mobile application which boasts to connect both customers and businesses on mobile with real time chat.
With HeyBiz, customers can do one click search, find the relevant business and can initiate a real time chat without disclosing personal contact details. They can enquire about services, product or support related to the business. On the other hand, business owner, service providers or even individual professionals can list their business profile in few clicks. They can upload pictures, videos and detailed description of service and can update it on regular basis. Potential customer will simply search and initiate a chat about the business.
Cigna TTK Health Insurance launched its Mobile Application for Cigna TTK distributors. The company claims that this is one of its kind app.
The unique feature of the mobile application is that it enables to capture and track lead, generate quote and purchase policy, at the click of a button.
Sandeep Patel, Managing Director and CEO, Cigna TTK Health Insurance said, “We are proud to be the first health insurance provider to bring this technology to the industry. We believe that with the right technology, we can empower our channel partners for the ultimate benefit our customers. The Mobile Application will help reduce channel servicing cost and enable our business partners to provide transparent, convenient and improved customer service with quicker turn-around time.”
Red Hat unveiled a unified open software-defined storage portfolio. The portfolio is said to bring together Red Hat Ceph Storage, formerly known as Inktank Ceph Enterprise, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server. The unified Red Hat Storage portfolio helps enterprises manage their current and emerging data storage workloads using open source software and standard hardware.
Today’s announcement is an important milestone in the continued momentum of Red Hat’s charter to bring open software-defined storage to enterprises that began with the acquisition of Gluster, Inc., in October 2011, and continued with the acquisition of Inktank, Inc., provider of Ceph, in May 2014. The product developed by Inktank has gone through Red Hat’s quality engineering processes and is now a fully-supported Red Hat solution, re-branded as Red Hat Ceph Storage.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
By: MONICA ROZENFELD, IEEE
Of the world’s 7 billion people, 6 billion rely on mobile phones or tablets to bank, shop, post to social media, and monitor their health. With all the personal and professional information being shared, it’s important that data from mobile devices be secure. Yet that’s rarely the case.
Securing such information is no small feat. Unlike applications designed for laptop and desktop computers—often created by just a handful of companies—there are now more than 1 million apps for smartphones and tablets designed by nearly the same number of developers. Many of them are novice designers with little concern for protecting the security and privacy of the data their apps collect and store. Moreover, when downloaded, many of the apps have access to other information in the mobile device, making them potential outlets for data leakage and theft.
Autodesk launched Tinkerplay, a free app designed for kids of all ages that introduces creative play through 3D design and 3D printing.
The Tinkerplay app is based on the popular Modio app, which Autodesk previously acquired, and will join the Tinkercad family of products. The Tinkerplay app allows users to design and customize characters and creatures digitally with the option to 3D print afterwards. The 3D printed parts can also be snapped together for dynamic play. With this launch, new parts, features and functionality have been added to make the world of 3D design simple, fun and engaging.
Your free online CRM software is your true mate as it helps you handle a number of cumbersome things about your business. Paypanther is a true free online CRM software which boasts to offer you unmatched features which are normally not available in other applications in the market.
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Paypanther allows you to send professional designer looking quotes & invoices in seconds. Your free online CRM software will impress your customers and clients with professional looking invoices and quotes. Plus, your invoices raised using Paypanther.com are easy to understand as everything has been mentioned easily. The invoices include information about the taxes to be paid and additional charges.
As a freelancer or a home-based professional, our life relies on the mercy of timely payments we are supposed to get from our clients. If there is a delay for reasons irrelevant, it affects our life. Online invoicing software is a step in the direction of getting your payments on time. Online software is meant to assist you to meet the industry standard and fetch you the result for your toil. There are a lot of standard applications available on the web to help freelancer and professionals to raise invoices.
But what are the things to watch out for while resorting to online invoicing software?
The Supreme Court’s judgement on Section 66A of the Information Technology Act terming it as ‘unconstitutional’ is a landmark step in India's history. This section has restored the freedom of speech and expression as outlined in the Constitution of India'.
With this Tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) took another step in his Digital India initiative by launching ‘Twitter Samvad’, a service aimed to boost the nation’s e-governance plans by helping government bodies and leaders communicate directly with citizens on a daily basis via Tweets and SMS on their mobile devices.
Through Twitter Samvad, every day a set of curated Tweets will be delivered from the government and leaders’ accounts to mobile users across the country as SMS. Updates on government services, policies and activities can be delivered to any user with a mobile device signed up for the service with each of the 16 launch partners. Anyone with a mobile phone, with our without a data plan, can register for the service by giving a missed call to a unique number for each of the partners.
Yesterday, Samsung pitched its most awaited handsets in India and globally with high hopes. But Samsung would be disappointed to know that experts have already given their thumbs down to the handsets, not because they do not compete with other handsets but only because they compete with other handsets in the market which are far too cheaper.
One of the Analysts talks to The Data Driver and terms the handsets as bare duds. He even goes on calling these handsets as waste of money. The GALAXY S6 edge claims to provide a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with the curved display on both sides. The two devices claim to offer a reimagined user experience, the fastest charging technology, intuitive features, defence grade mobile security, touch fingerprint scanner and data protection through an upgraded Samsung KNOX security system.
Online billing software has enabled a lot of freelancers to raise easy invoices to get paid by their clients. Online billing software has a lot advantages for everyone. Not only freelancers but these kinds of applications also assist the clients. The clients find it easy to pay when they receive standard bills for the services they received from a host of professionals.
Let’s be honest. Receiving money feels good but invoicing appears to be a total nightmare. Especially freelancers have no experience in raising invoices. But they have to raise one when they have claim the payment for the work they have done. A designer, a writer, a photographer or any part timer goes through this situation when they are asked to send an invoice to claim the payment. It is not easy. The biggest problem comes when they have no idea what an invoice is.
But today they have multiple options, particularly on the internet. There are a number of online tools that help freelancers raise invoices. This online invoicing software come with a lot of features and is easy to access. This online invoicing software enables you to raise professional invoices which are acceptable across industries.
Law practice management software is a tool that enables practicing lawyers to handle their job in a professional manner. There are a multiple software available in the market that boast of being easy and best. But none of them is better than PayPanther that includes a number of features and tools that help lawyers to practice in a professional manner and that too, without any hassles. PayPanther’s law practice management software has been designed to serve the needs of lawyers. In other words, Paypanther is easier than passing the bar exam.
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Paypanther is an all-in-one law practice management software that brings all functionalities into one place for lawyers. It stores all information related to your clients, invoices, their cases, billing and hearing calendars in one place. The software sports simple, secure and intuitive interface that makes it easy to understand.
Chief Financial Officers from all over the world are now keen to invest in IT and big data in order to increase customer service and profits. They seem to have realized the value which IT adds to the overall business in today's world where customer expectations are higher.
Monday, 23 March 2015
eInfochips has launched its eInfochips ARINC 429 Verification IP (VIP). ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporation), as claimed, defines the standard requirements for transfer of digital data between avionics systems for commercial and transport aircraft. Companies designing next generation aircraft data and communication products can improve reliability and performance with the new eInfochips ARINC 429 VIP. The ARINC 429 VIP, coupled with eInfochips VLSI Verification Services will accelerate RTL verification cycles for standards compliant avionics systems.
Raising invoice for a freelancer or a home-based professional is a thoughtful task that needs time and care. However, most of them do not have much time. Plus, their knowledge is limited to financial things. This is the reason that a freelancer should opt for a free online invoicing software that turns out to be their true mate and friend. A software that allows them to deliver more services and saves their time from raising bills. PayPanther is a free online invoicing software which enables professionals to seamlessly send invoices to their customers and clients.
Small business owners or home-based businesses are often faced with challenges when it comes to their financial management. Particularly they are in trouble when there is nobody to help them in raising invoices for the projects they have delivered. They are not aware of the kind of invoice they have to raise and send to their client. Online invoicing software are there to help them these days. There are a number of online accounting software that can be their true accounting friend. All the online software help them in raising the quality invoices. But choosing the right one needs a bit of understanding. Here are a few tips that will help you to find out the best online invoicing software.
It is often believed that small business is easy to run since there are no complexities. But most people forget that small business faces one of the biggest challenges that is a dearth of resources – manpower, small brand image and lack of professionalism. These elements post endless challenges in front of them. Large businesses have everything brand name, large workforce and above all, enterprise-grade business management software that take care of their entire business and all major departments. But small businesses do also need standard application or a business management software that takes care of their business challenges and reduces the pressure on the owners.
Running a small business is challenging job since it needs multi-pronged approach for an individual who owns it. A volley of stress keeps you pressed all the while, since you have to focus on developing a product and deliver it on time. You have to pay adequate attention to everything so that there is balance in everything you do. But it is not easy. But a business management software can keep your worries at way since it comes with tools that can help you to handle your business efficiently. PayPanther’s business management software has been designed from scratch to assist small business owners in running their business seamlessly.
Customers are important for every professional. Even as an individual, you may have a lot of customers. To manage your customers you may face a lot of problems. Particularly when your business is in a growth mode and you have a couple of employees as well, you have to face challenges to manage your customers and their requirements. The problem is that you are not able to pay for a hefty solution. In this case, a free online CRM software is of a great importance. A CRM solution is a customer relationship management tool which enables you to handle your customers well. It keeps track of their orders and delivery to them.
HCL Infosystems announced their partnership with Strontium. Under this alliance, HCL Infosystems will distribute a wide range of external flash-based memory devices from Strontium Technology across India. The partnership is poised to spur growth across markets through various channels.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Here are some simple tricks that can be used by businesses to safeguard their online platforms:
· Smart Scanning for Vulnerabilities: Online threats that haunt most businesses include vandalizing of websites that may lead to blacklisting, loopholesand vulnerabilities that gives the attackers the access to sensitive information, malwares that can install themselves into systems and steal confidential data. Organizations need to opt for solutions that can provide automated application scanning combined with manual penetration testing to look for logic flaws in coding and app vulnerability.
Bharti Airtel has joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) and will deliver private network solutions for enterprise customers across the globe using Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will help Airtel’s enterprise customers across the globe leverage the power of AWS Direct Connect to establish a dedicated network connection between customers’ premises and Amazon’s data centers – thus helping them reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and experience a more consistent network connectivity.
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of business information, knowledge and insight organized the 3rd India e-Governance Forum in association with Entrust Datacard in New Delhi.
The progress of e-governance has been one of the most striking developments of the web and e-governance initiatives have come a long way since then. E-Governance in India is transforming government functions for increased citizen participation in its day-to-day activities by opening up new channels for government-citizen collaboration. Today, the government’s major focus area is the rollout of citizen services, using IT and the Internet as platforms.
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) are estimated to reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, an increase of 2.8 percent over 2014, according to Gartner. In spending terms, the global computing devices market (PCs and ultramobiles) is on pace to reach $226 billion, a 7.2 percent decline in current U.S. dollars.
Stripping out the impact of exchange-rate movements (constant U.S. dollars), the global computing devices spending will decrease 3.1 percent in 2015. The global PC market is on pace to total 306 million units in 2015, a 2.4 percent decrease over 2014.
While Twitter has recently completed its nine years, it shows one of the best examples to several enterprises. In its nine years, Twitter started with a lot of buzz but with little adoption rate. And there was a time that it was about to be acquired. There were rumors that Google or Facebook were after the microblogging website.
Keeping yourself engaged in your free time is the best way to pass your time as well as to earn money. In this regard, a new area of work has emerged in past few years in the field of online surveys. Online survey jobs are becoming hot among people who want to work from home and want to earn in their free time.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Last week's Cloud Expo Europe event which was co-hosted with the Cloud Security Alliance, provided Attix5, a developer of data protection software, the perfect opportunity to launch their brand new Pro V8 Peregrine software to thousands of eager attendees. V8 Peregrine has been proven to be the fastest backup client available on the market and is set to change Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR) plans as we know it.
The Expo, which attracted over 15,000 visitors this year, placed a heavy focus on cloud security. Attix5 had a constant buzz of excited attendees, press and fellow exhibitors eager to be among the first to view the Pro V8 Peregrine in action. Keen to demonstrate their speedy new software, which can backup millions files in minutes, Attix5 CEO Michael Law told us, "You need fast backups for reduced Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and almost instant recovery for low Recovery Time Objective (RTO). V8 will have these components plus the flexibility and security of an agile, hardware agnostic backup product."
Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices, has issued a statement that the company’s Chief Information Officer Ashish Pachory has been named one of the most influential technology leaders in the country. Pachory received the honour at the Centre of Recognition and Excellence’s (CORE) 2015 CIO Power List ceremony held in Pune.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashish Pachory – Chief Information Officer, Tata Teleservices Limited said, “This is an incredible honor. I would like to dedicate this recognition to my stellar team whose creative thinking and diligent execution has given our business the edge it needs to succeed in an increasingly dynamic customer environment. As individuals and enterprises continue to embrace smart technologies at a rapid pace, it is critical for providers to have agile IT support to meet their demands. At Tata Teleservices, we are committed to nurturing the seamless integration of new technologies as one of the key pillars of our business.”
The new data center strategies are being prepared keeping in mind the cloud requirements of a company. There is ample focus on the private and public cloud. Organizations are making their data centers ready for the hybrid model. According to EMC India SMAC findings, organizations are increasingly moving to the cloud, with 76% now agreeing that combining public and private cloud can improve security and agility. However, the challenge for enterprise IT is that it can be difficult to bring together the performance, security, compliance, and control of private cloud with the flexibility of public cloud while maintaining interoperability and visibility.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) refuted Jack B Palmer’s statement on H-1B visa workers having ‘minimal skills and little business knowledge’ as untrue and highlighted that highly trained employees of the Indian companies were working in the US. Referring to Jack Palmer’s statement, NASSCOM stated that H-1B workers are highly qualified, skilled workers and over the years have been providing vital services. The US government has also recognized the innovation and competitiveness the H1-B workers have spurred in thousands of U.S. businesses and the investments these global IT services companies make in their economy
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Amster Technologies recently joined Arrow's global training alliance to offer official IBM Systems and Software training courses in India. The IBM Software training is now available in India. As an authorized IBM Global Training Provider, Arrow offers a global learning ecosystem that makes IBM Training available around the world, delivered in a consistent manner and based on local requirements.
It appears that only big enterprises are keen to adopt long term IT plans. Mid size and small players are focused on ‘Jugad’ practice. They do not use standard hardware in their data center that can save their electricity. Bigger players whose businesses are entirely dependent on the uptime of data center have adopted the green practices.
Most of the Indian organizations have to wake up and graduate to the next level to modernize their data center and adopt the green norms. It is important that even mid size players do also play a role in moving to the greener environments. It will help them by cutting their power bills.
Digital India is creating a lot of waves in the country. Envisioned by Narendra Modi, digital India is an ambitious program to prepare India for the knowledge based transformation and delivering good governance to citizens by synchronized and co-ordinated engagement with both central government and state government.
The digital India program is aimed at creating a robust infrastructure in the country allowing all businesses to get the high speed internet even in rural areas. The Digital India program is centered on three key areas- Digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, governance and services on demand and digital empowerment of citizens.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Since data centers are one of the biggest consumers of electricity and there is enough research showing that energy consumption by data centers can potentially be reduced to 90 percent if the right kind of tools and techniques are used, it is important that organizations to plan their future today. It is important for them to bring in different pieces of technology that can save them money and resources in the long run.
Several times, it is the management of data center that matters most and saves you money. Tata Teleservices CIO tells what they do to minimize energy consumption. According to him, the Cold Air Containment employed by Tata Tele has minimized the mixing of hot and cold air. The company regularly monitors the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) trend.
While there are active discussions about green data center initiatives across the IT space, a large number of enterprises are unclear in framing strategies for a greener approach.
An effective green data center strategy doesn’t just involve the implementation of distinctive technologies or design parameters, but should also constitute the following key fundamental elements-:
Measuring the energy usage- Computing the energy consumption of a data center comes as the first step towards building an energy efficient data center. Availing a breakup of power consumption by individual IT equipments in a data center will help an organisation reduce its monthly power bill significantly by limiting the equipment usage when not required.