Friday, 31 July 2015

Windows 10 PCs ready for the market launch

Most of the PC companies have geared up for PCs and notebooks with Windows 10 after Microsoft launched the OS on July 29, 2015. This is an unprecedented launch by the software maker since the company has changed the entire revenue model. However it is hopeful of making a lot of money through economy of scale.

eMeetingsOnline Selects Array Networks


Array Networks announced today that eMeetingsOnline has selected Array's AG series products for secure remote management of applications. eMeetingsOnline is also using Array's APV series application delivery controllers for high service performance and availability, while maintaining network security.

First Tizen Developer Summit in India Focuses on Application Development Ecosystem

Linux Foundation announced that over 1,000 developers participated in the Tizen Developer Summit (TDS), being held in Bengaluru on July 30-31, 2015. TDS is being held in India for the first time and has attracted companies and organizations such as InMobi, Unity, Airtel and Nasscom.

Riverbed SteelHead Extends Optimization for More Cloud Apps

Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today introduced Riverbed® SteelHead 9.1, delivering new capabilities that are designed to ensure cloud applications perform as expected and provide IT the visibility, optimization, and control to deliver applications over hybrid WANs (wide area networks) to maximize business performance and cost efficiency. Wherever applications are delivered, wherever data resides, and wherever users work in today’s complex enterprise environments, SteelHead 9.1 allows IT teams to deliver applications over hybrid networks strategically and securely by leveraging low-cost, public Internet links for business critical workloads to maximize return on investment (ROI). 

In addition to this new direct-to-net capability, Riverbed has expanded Riverbed SteelHead SaaS optimization and flexibility with new universal SaaS licensing and performance optimization for Box, ServiceNow, SAP SuccessFactors, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in addition to support for Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365, which SteelHead already provides.

Mumbai Airport and Vistara launch mobile phone boarding pass facility


GVK MIAL and Vistara announced the launch of mobile phone boarding pass facility for Vistara’s customers travelling out of Mumbai’s T2 terminal to New Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Goa. The first of its kind initiative by Mumbai Airport, helps provide Vistara’s customers a truly seamless travel experience.

Marico deploys Tableau's self serivice analytics

Marico Group is using self service analytics to gain insights into the company's data for planning and delivery. The company is very happy with the analytics solution since it is easy to use and can be operated by anybody. It does not special training, the company claims.

Self-service analytics emerges as key driver for organizational performance

Tableau in partnership with IDC, released a report, on ‘How Culture and the Right Analytics Drive Success for Leading Organizations in Asia-Pacific’. The report highlights why the use of analytics is important, how to foster its use in organizations, and finally, why meeting the analytics needs of the business user is important to improve organizational performance. It is based on the findings of a survey of 207 respondents in both IT and line-of-business roles, spread across India, Japan, Australia, and Singapore. The report further elaborates how self-service analytics and agile decision making in the line of business enables organizations to identify opportunities and risks, as conditions warrant to improve business performance.

Google brings down purchase price for apps on Google Play in India

In an exciting announcement providing more flexibility to Indian users and the developers community on Google Play, Google today announced that Play users will now be able to get apps starting for as low as Rs.10. 

PremiumAV assures the Security of Windows 10 with PremiumAV and PremiumAV IS 2016

Enhancing the security of Windows 10, Premium AV launches the first ever PremiumAV and PremiumAV IS 2016 for Windows 10. Premium AV too is all set to tap into the growing manufacturing activity in India, led by the Narendra Modi government's Make-in-India campaign. With an unbeatable price of Rs. 160/- or $2.5, PremiumAV and PremiumAV IS 2016 for Windows 10 will be available in India from 1st August 2016.

ShopClues launches the ‘Unboxed’ phone category; claims 2X growth in a month

ShopClues has launched the ‘Unboxed’ phone category on its platform and within a month it has recorded 2X growth! The Unboxed range of smartphones encompasses top brands like Samsung, Asus, Lenevo, Xiaomi and OnePlus etc. More brands will be launched under this category in the coming months buoyed by its high popularity and demand.

Uber to invest $1 billion in India


Uber which is a mobile app cab company is going to invest in India about $1 billion to expand business and increase reach. Here is a statement issued by the company on Amit Jain's behalf who is President, Uber India.

Wisdom Jobs simplifies the hiring process with its new portal, pragnyameter.com


Wisdom Jobs has launched pragnyameter.com, an exclusive candidate assessment website to assist recruiters in hiring the right candidates in the fastest and most efficient manner possible. Powered by Wisdom’s proprietary candidate testing and rating tool, Pragnya Meter, the website will greatly reduce the time, effort and cost involved in screening thousands of applicants and filtering the best into the personal interview round. Pragnyameter.com will allow recruiters to create and customize assessments for over 6,000 skill sets and send them to scores of applicants at the same time via email.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Manipal Global offers Certification Programme in Cloud Computing using Microsoft Azure

Manipal ProLearn, destination for professional learning offers certification program in Cloud Computing to provide professionals and students with a thorough knowledge of Cloud Computing Technology using Microsoft Azure as a platform. Over the next decade, nearly two-third of all computing is expected to shift to the cloud, leading to a huge demand for Cloud Computing professionals.By the end of this programme, learners shall study to add the power of Cloud Computing to iOS, Android and Windows Phone Platforms.

Celkon launches ‘Millennia 2GB Xpress’


Celkon Mobiles launched the new Millennia 2GB Xpress. Celkon aims to bring features like 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM packed into a single model at affordable range. Millennia 2GB Xpress is dual SIM Kitkat model, upgradable to Lollipop powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. The phone features 3G video calling and wi-fi making it the most efficient and stylish but pocket friendly smart phone.

Coolpad Dazen Note 3 to hit Indian market soon


After the success of Dazen 1 and Dazen X7 into the Indian market, Coolpad Dazen, now a top selling brand on Snapdeal plans to launch Dazen Note 3 which is the world’s first fingerprint scanner smartphone below Rs. 10,000 in India soon. Dazen Note 3 will offer premium features with an affordable price tag. 

Unfair to blame operators for call drops: ASSOCHAM to Govt

Expressing concern over steadily deteriorating situation with regard to call drops in mobile networks, ASSOCHAM today pointed out it is unfair to put the blame on the operators only since many of the critical factors causing the problem are not within the control of the telecom industry.

Sophisticated Cyberattacks Are Defining the Innovation Race between Adversaries and Defenders

The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report released, which analyzes threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, reveals the critical need for organizations to reduce time to detection (TTD) in order to remediate against sophisticated attacks by highly motivated threat actors. The Angler Exploit Kit represents the types of common threats that will challenge organizations as the digital economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) create new attack vectors and monetization opportunities for adversaries.

DSM Selects Wipro to Provide Workplace Services

Wipro announced that it has been selected by DSM (Euronext: DSM), a global, science based company active in health, nutrition and materials, as its strategic IT partner to provide Workplace Services.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Oracle Data Integration Technologies See High Demand in India

Oracle announced that a large number of Indian companies are investing in its data integration technologies to derive greater value from their data, while taking advantage of emerging technology trends such as cloud computing and big data. With data volumes growing at unprecedented rates in Indian firms, effective integration, management and use of this information in real-time to make strategic business decisions and gain competitive advantage is a priority.

Ozonetel Launches Speech Recognition on CloudAgent

Ozonetel Systems has launched Speech Recognition on CloudAgent, the Contact Centre Solution. Last year, Ozonetel acquired the speech recognition business of Yantra Software, a provider of speech and voice technology products and services.  The objective was to integrate their speech capabilities into the core KooKoo platform so that KooKoo developers can start building speech applications for providing quality services at a lower cost to its customers. Ozonetel has spent close to a year rigorously testing the software with its platform using various dialects and trying to make the system foolproof before launching it to the end customers.

ShopClues launches “The Bulk Factory” for SMEs

ShopClues announces a new campaign “The Bulk Factory” where merchants/SME’s can buy products in wholesale quantities and at wholesale rates. The objective of this campaign is to further strengthen the platform as the sourcing destination of merchants, SMEs and resellers. Through this initiative, ShopClues also provides an opportunity to brands, manufacturers and stockists to sell in bulk and cater to demand from tier II, III and IV cities.

Windows 10 available in 190 countries as a free upgrade

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will become available Wednesday as a free upgrade(1) or with new PCs and tablets. Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana,(2) an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience. The most secure Windows ever, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates. Windows 10 offers one experience that will become available on the broadest range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more — with more than 2,000 devices or configurations already in testing. The new Windows Store and Windows Software Development Kit also become available Wednesday, opening the door to new and innovative app experiences on Windows 10.

New Adobe Digital Publishing Solution Takes Aim at Marketers

Adobe announced the general availability of Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS), the next generation of its groundbreaking Digital Publishing Suite, pioneering new ways for brands to deliver high-impact content to mobile apps. Using DPS, corporations, universities and media companies can easily repurpose existing content, empowering marketers and designers to create immersive apps, without writing code. These apps can be targeted at internal audiences or made available, through popular app stores, for the general public.

Ovum: Oracle and Salesforce increasingly threaten Adobe,IBM for digital marketing platforms

A new report by analyst firm Ovum has found Adobe to be the overall market leader for digital marketing platforms, followed closely by IBM, Oracle, and Salesforce. SAS and Teradata are the market challengers and new market entrant Marketo is a follower. These vendors share three-quarters of the annual US$5bn global market spend on digital marketing platforms.

NASSCOM Partners with Haryana State Electronic Development Corporation to evangelize startups

As part of its 10,000 start-ups initiative, The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Haryana State Electronic Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON), to set up a startup warehouse in Gurgaon. The MoU was signed in the presence of Hon’ble Shri. Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister, Haryana, R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM, Shri. Devender Singh, IAS, Chairman and Principal Secretary to Govt., Haryana, Electronics & Information Technology Department and Nitin Seth, Managing Director & Country Head, Fidelity.

Dell SonicWALL TZ Wireless Firewalls Add Integrated Protection Capabilities

Dell announced the release of the Dell SonicWALL TZ Wireless Firewall Series, comprehensive wireless network security solutions that enable both small- and mid-sized businesses and large, distributed enterprises to realize the benefits of enterprise-class 802.11ac wireless performance and security, with a simple network set-up and management console, all at a lower total cost of ownership.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Microsoft tees-up Windows 10 for the trillion-dollar Internet of Things: Ovum

“Microsoft is pinning its future hopes on Windows 10 too, but this isn’t about recapturing the important mobile operating systems market (it’s pretty much conceded that to Apple and Google), it’s about gaining a strong foothold in the next multi-billion dollar market: the ‘Internet of Things’.

VIP Forum Highlights the Pressing Need for Security in Indian Enterprises

Fortinet conducted its third edition of India VIP Customer Forum in Athens, Greece. Over 80 CIOs and senior IT decision makers from India and SAARC, spanning  key verticals like IT, BFSI, e-commerce, healthcare, retail, manufacturing and media, attended the event held from15th to 19th July 2015.

IGATE Deploys VMware vCloud Suite for its Private Cloud


VMware announced that IGATE, a global leader in integrated technology and operations-based solutions, has implemented VMware vCloud Suite® to build a private cloud for its Center of Excellence (CoE) laboratory in Bangalore. VMware vCloud Suite will provide the management, automation, and orchestration required for the private cloud to help IGATE accelerate the delivery of new products and services to the market and provide an environment for customers to view proof of concept and testing.

Game Teaches Doctors How to Communicate Better With Patients

By KATHY PRETZ, IEEE Member

If you or a family member has ever had a serious medical problem, you know how important it is to have doctors with good communication skills. They should be able to explain their diagnoses clearly and describe the procedures they propose using terms you can understand, and they should listen to your concerns and treat you with courtesy and respect.

Monday, 27 July 2015

NEC and the Government of Andhra Pradesh to collaborate on safe city development in Tirupati

NEC Corporation announced that NEC India and AP Technology Services Limited (APTS), a wholly owned state company of Andhra Pradesh, India that develops  IT, electronics and communications services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the areas of information technology for smart city initiatives in the state.

Altran acquires SiConTech, an indian semiconductor design company

Altran has announced the acquisition of SiCon Design Technologies (SiConTech), an engineering services company specialised in semiconductor design. SiConTech currently works with seven of the top ten global semiconductor companies and was ranked one of the fastest growing ASIC design services companies in India by Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India in 2013 and 2014.

Micromax launches Canvas Xpress 2 - affordable Octa-Core smartphone


Continuing its commitment to democratize technology, Micromax Informatics reinvented the smartphone market with the launch of India’s most affordable Octa Core smartphone– Canvas Xpress 2, in a strategic exclusive partnership with Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Targeting the new age multi-tasking youth, the smartphone comes with a compelling 1.4 GHz Octa Core processor, 13 MP camera, 5inch HD IPS display, and more, at a disruptive price of Rs 5,999/-.

Ricoh India introduces ‘Intelligent Barcode Solution’ for printing

Ricoh India introduced Ricoh's Intelligent Barcode Solution (IBS) software that enables a wide range of Ricoh Multifunctional Products (MFPs) & Printers to print barcode and optical character recognition (OCR). Ricoh has launched IBS in order to meet the requirements of today’s customers and make the work environment more flexible and functional.

ICICI Bank introduces convenient recharge facility for Delhi Metro commuters at mRUPEE outlets

ICICI Bank announced the launch of a new recharge facility for Delhi Metro cards. Any card holder of Delhi Metro can now conveniently recharge his metro cards at close to 1000 mRUPEE outlets of Mobi Wallet Payment Systems Limited (MMPL), a business correspondent of ICICI Bank. This hassle free facility enables the users to recharge their Delhi Metro cards without standing in long queues at the metro stations and paying any additional charges.

HP Helps Govt of Kerala Department of Health and Family Welfare to Improve Patient Services

HP Enterprise Services India announced that the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Kerala, has selected HP to create an e-Health IT platform to enable the delivery of a digital healthcare solution and services for Health Care facilities across Kerala. The digital healthcare solution will help healthcare practitioners to improve patient care and focus resources where they will drive the best health outcomes.

Vodafone Business Services powers Diabetacare’s wireless glucometer globally

Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has collaborated with Diabetacare to launch dCare Smart, a device that helps people better manage diabetes. An industry first, dCare Smart, is a GSM SIM enabled wireless glucometer that empowers people to proactively monitor their blood sugar levels which is powered by Vodafone's Machine to Machine (M2M) embedded cellular technology.  

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Open Source key driver for innovation at global companies, Wipro-Oxford Economics survey shows

Open source software has become a critical driver for innovation at leading companies and public-sector organizations around the world, according to a new research report produced by Oxford Economics in partnership with Wipro. The report, The Open Source Era, also shows that open source software is essential to the use of other cutting-edge technologies and that open source methodologies have spread far beyond software development.

Qualcomm Appoints Sunil Lalvani as Vice President and President of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm announced the appointment of Sunil Lalvani as vice president and president of Qualcomm India, and the departure of Avneesh Agrawal, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm India and South Asia. Lalvani’s appointment will be effective July 27 and he will report directly to Cristiano Amon, executive vice president and co-president, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Fashion Export House Krishna Beads Industries Selects Epicor ERP

Krishna Beads Industries, a leading fashion exporter to over 50 buyers worldwide, has selected the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP version 10, to meet its aggressive target to grow tenfold in the next decade. With this latest win, Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, continues to build momentum across India.M/s RheinBrücke IT Consulting, a member of the Epicor Inspired Partner Network and authorized channel partner across EMEA and India, will lead the implementation.

IDC survey finds that Indian organizations lack a formal approach to data management

Commvault has announced findings from a new IDC survey and whitepaper which suggest that data silos within organizations in India are limiting the ability to make insight-based decisions. The lack of formal strategy in data management is more prevalent in India compared to other countries.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

New Dimension in Network Monitoring

R&M, a Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-end, powerful network infrastructures, is expanding the innovative automated infrastructure management system R&MinteliPhy. The central component of the monitoring system, the analyzer, can be upgraded to include additional displays. Thanks to these additional displays, it is now possible to control even more plug connections from an R&MinteliPhy analyzer, making the previous limit of 2000 ports redundant. The expansion means that R&MinteliPhy uses fewer IP addresses than before, allowing the system itself to monitor large data networks. 

Debjani Ghosh, MD of Intel India, becomes MAIT President

Debjani Ghosh has been named as the next president of MAIT. She has taken over from Amar Babu of Lenovo India who headed the association for a year. This is the first time that a woman has been made the MAIT president. 

AuthShield launches Facial and Voice Recognition TwoFactor Authentication Solution


Innefu Labs has just launched the latest authentication security form factor with Facial and Speech Recognition. The novel technology is used to securely authenticate customer’s identity while carrying out Mobile & Online payments, retail and Point of Sale transactions, ATM Transfers as well as Public distribution systems.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Industry Must Partner With GoI To Make India Incredible: SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF TOURISM


Affirming the tremendous growth of the online sector, Dr. Lalit K. Panwar, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India (GoI), stated that India should leverage the technology especially apps to ensure security and safety of foreign travelers, particularly of women. He was speaking at the e-Tailing & Travel Commerce Conference 2015 organized by IAMAI. In his valedictory address, he stated that 50% of the travel industry has gone online and it is further growing. Also, he urged upon the industry to partner with the Government to come up with comprehensive plans to make India truly incredible in the real sense of term.

Revamped Zopper app launched

Zopper released the revamped Zopper app at the Zopper Bloggers Meet. The event, which took place at The Royal Plaza in New Delhi, was organised to allow bloggers to interact with each other and to provide insights that could be helpful for improving the Zopper experience and service quality. The event was attended by several prominent bloggers and media personalities.

Oracle Integrates Mobile Security into Identity and Access Management Platform

Oracle announced major updates to Oracle Identity Management that enables organizations to securely manage access to mobile, cloud and on-premise applications through a single, easy to use interface.

RCOM & Global Cloud Xchange Appoint Braham Singh as SVP

Reliance Communications and its subsidiary, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), announced the appointment of Braham Singh as Senior Vice President, Global Product Management. Mr. Singh will have overall responsibility for the global product portfolio across RCOM India Enterprise and GCX. In addition, he will also manage the company’s National Long Distance (NLD) and Data Center businesses.

CSC and HCL to Deliver Digital Software and Services to Global Banking Clients

Global IT leaders  CSC and HCL Technologies announced the signing of a definitive joint venture agreement to form a banking software and services company. The joint venture will invest in platform modernization and product functionality enhancement and will capitalize on the proven capabilities  of  both  companies  in  addressing  the  multi-billion-dollar,  global  core  banking software market.

Capgeminica to drive innovation at PostNord using IBM Cloud

Capgemini announced the successful implementation of an eCommerce solution at PostNord, a leading logistics company for the Nordic region, as part of PostNord’s innovation program known as ‘Logistics Labs’. At PostNord, Capgemini is using IBM’s platform-as-a-service, Bluemix to prototype, develop, test and host cloud-based applications. This is one example of Capgemini’s cloud approach that combines agility, rapid application development and operations, supported by strategic partner technologies.

Akamai Identified as a Leader in DDoS Services by Independent Research Firm

Akamai Technologies announced the company has been identified by Forrester Research, Inc. as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: DDoS Services Providers, Q3 20151. Akamai received the highest score in Market Presence and tied for the highest score in Strategy.

F-Secure empanels Datasoft as its Mumbai sub-distributor

Strengthening its distribution network in the sprawling metropolis of Mumbai, global security service provider F-secure has signed up with Datasoft Network Solutions Pvt. Ltd to act as a sub-distributor in the city. The move would see Datasoft being responsible for the distribution of F-Secure’s Business Suite (BS) and Protection Service of Business (PSB) line of products for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs).

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP: Britain Does Owe Reparations

 
Shashi Tharoor does India proud with his stirring speech at Oxford. Indeed, he deserves praises for pointing out the wrongs done against India during the colonisation.

Pre-order Chetan Bhagat’s new book ‘Making India Awesome’ exclusively on Amazon.in

Amazon.in will start exclusive pre-orders -starting today- for bestselling Indian author Chetan Bhagat’s latest non-fiction book Making India Awesome.  Following the phenomenal success of his first non-fiction book, What Young India Wants, Chetan Bhagat returns with another book of essays in which he analyses and provides inspired solutions to the country's most intractable problems—poverty, unemployment, corruption, violence against women, communal violence, religious fundamentalism, illiteracy and more.

BlackBerry acquires AtHoc to Enable Secure Mass Communication and Collaboration

BlackBerry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. AtHoc is a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications. Its software platform enables people, devices and organizations to exchange critical information in real time during business continuity and life safety operations. 

Aircel introduces free calling on data recharge

Aircel launched another innovative product, offering free Voice calling on Data recharges to its customers across the country. The product has been especially designed keeping in view the dramatic increase of mobile data users in India, for whom Data usage is as much a part of their daily lives as is Voice calling. With this, customers will now enjoy an added benefit on the most affordable data products by Aircel. Moreover, the product also offers attractive call rates for local as well STD calling.

Qualcomm Announces Strategic Realignment Plan


Qualcomm Incorporated announced it has initiated a Strategic Realignment Plan designed to improve execution, enhance financial performance and drive profitable growth as the Company works to create sustainable long-term value for stockholders. The Company also announced that it has entered into an agreement with JANA Partners pursuant to which Mark McLaughlin and Tony Vinciquerra have been added to the Board of Directors and a third director to be selected by the Company and consented to by JANA will be added promptly.

Industry Veterans Join Practo To Lead New Product Verticals

Practo announced appointment of Anshumani Ruddra and Tarun Bhambra to lead new product teams to expand Practo into professional networking and prescription space respectively. Anshumani brings with him tremendous experience in building world class product teams and create fantastic products that consumers love. His most recent role was to head up Tiny Mogul Studios at Hike, and he was also the game design lead on some of the most award winning multi-player online games including Mafia wars and Café World.  

Thankless task: 55% of IT admins say colleagues fail to acknowledge support

More than half of IT admin staff (55%) are not thanked by colleagues for carrying out essential IT tasks on their behalf, a new poll has shown. ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company which carried out the survey, has released the results in conjunction with the 16th System Administrator Appreciation Day on Friday 31st July, as part of a campaign to give staff in other roles an insight into what a system administrator’s job entails.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Amadeus names Albert Pozo as new President for Asia Pacific

Amadeus announced the appointment of Albert Pozo as the new President of Amadeus Asia Pacific. Albert, who takes office from 3 August 2015, will direct Amadeus’ corporate strategy for Asia Pacific, focusing on distribution and new business areas such as rail, hotel, payments and venture investments.

MedGenome announces $20 Million investment by Sequoia Capital

MedGenome, the market leader in genomics-based diagnostics in India and a leading provider of genomics research services globally, today announced $20 million Series B investment from Sequoia Capital.

Infor Hires Jeff Laborde as CFO


Infor, the industry cloud company, announced it has hired Wall Street veteran Jeff Laborde as Chief Financial Officer. Laborde, who reports to Infor CEO Charles Phillips, joins as Infor is experiencing high growth, particularly in bookings of its cloud applications, up more than 300% year-over-year in its most recent fiscal year, which ended April 30, 20151.

HolidayIQ to raise $15mn series B capital from Makemytrip

HolidayIQ will raise it’s next round of capital from Makemytrip, India’s leading Online Travel Company. The funds will mainly be used to further strengthen its capabilities on Content, Mobile and Product. HolidayIQ had raised series A before from Tiger Global and Accel Partners. The focus at HolidayIQ is to become the ‘authentic voice of Indian travellers’, by encouraging all Indian travellers to share Reviews & express opinion on all their travel. Currently, HolidayIQ has over a million holiday reviews from Indian travellers which is expected to increase multi-fold over the next two years.

Symentec Simplifies Securing E-Commerce Sites With New Automated Installation


Symantec has issued a challenge to online retailers to make this year’s holiday shopping season the safest on record. In order to prepare, the company released an enhanced version of its best-in-class encryption tool, Symantec SSL Assistant Plus, to make it easy for online retailers and other sites to encrypt and keep their customers safe.

NEC invests in XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group

NEC Europe has invested in XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group, and the two organisations will have an integrated market approach that will combine their local expertise in the region to provide greater sales coverage in the sub-Sahara African market and accelerate regional growth for both companies in the telecoms, government, enterprise and energy sectors.

Digitally engaged SMBs tode play a key role in driving India's growth agenda: Report

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India that use cloud and mobile tools are reaping huge dividends, according to a report released by Deloitte and Google. The report, Connected Small Business: Unlocking India’s Digital Potential, states that moving from offline to an advanced digital engagement could mean revenue growth up to 27 per cent more than those who have not begun their digital adoption journey.

Foyr.com empowers customers to design their interiors in a few minutes

Foyr.com (formerly known as Renderlogy.com)– in the interior design and home décor space launched its operations in Hyderabad (India). Foyr.com aims at becoming the most admired, one stop solution for all home décor needs. It is designed to arm the consumer with the most advanced technology tools on desktops/ laptops (mobile version coming soon) to empower them with a wide range of choices to design and execute their dream home. www.foyr.com is accessible with a simple online registration process and at no cost to the consumer.

Over 80% of companies increased revenue by investing in IoT: TCS study

Tata Consultancy Services has launched a major new global study looking at the impact of IoT technologies across a wide range of industry sectors around the world.

The TCS Global Trend study on IoT, which surveyed 795 executives from large multi-nationals, identifies the huge potential for revenue increases from IoT, while also highlighting the significant challenges that lie ahead for businesses transitioning to the new model.

Vivo India Launches Hi-Fi & Smart X5Pro

Global premium Smartphone brand vivo announced the launch of the most Beautiful Smartphone X5Pro. This product is inspired by the beauty of the “Drop of Water”. The basic concept behind its creation is the combination of Technology and Nature and thus “Touched by Beauty”. X5Pro is specially designed for people who believe in style and beauty as an imperative part of their personality and life. The product is priced at MRP Rs 27,980 for the Indian market targeting the Upper Middle Class, HNI’s and true Smartphone Lovers.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

SSP and Capgemini Team Up to Accelerate Innovation for Insurance Companies

SSP and Capgemini have entered into a services agreement focused on enabling general insurers to accelerate their digital ambition and replace legacy systems. The relationship leverages Capgemini’s deep insurance expertise as both a systems integrator and process improvement expert across the insurance value chain to bring SSP’s Select Insurance platform and distribution/data services to insurers operating in the highly competitive UK personal lines market.

LatestOne.com Introduces New generation AnyCast Streaming Media Player

LatestOne.com announces affordable new generation Anycast under PTron range of tech products. It is a smart alternative to expensive smart TV’s. WiFi AnyCast device is a new generation of HDMI HD Media Streamer. It is a remote-free cross-platform (iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac) wireless display device, which receives and displays the contents you  love, from internet and from your own portable devices like: smart phones, tablets, notebook, and Mac. 

AppsDaily launches Complete Protection for Mobile Phones and Tablets

AppsDaily Solutions introduces its latest offering “Mobile Protection”. AppsDaily “Mobile Protection” is a complete security solution for Smartphones & Tablets against Theft, Damage & Virus. It consists of features like Anti-Theft, which lets the user locate their lost or stolen device through GPS tracking and by remotely monitoring the activities on the phone. Its antivirus feature lets users scan their device against harmful viruses and malicious software.  It also comes with Free Insurance which covers the customer’s mobile phone against Theft, Burglary, Physical and Liquid Damage. 

CLEAN engages bankers and Decentralized Renewable Energy(DRE) entrepreneurs in productive dialogue

Renewable energy stakeholders across India including CLEAN recently welcomed the RBI's recent decision to accord priority sector lending status to the industry. As an industry association for the off-grid renewable energy sector that works to improve the quality of life of around 400 million Indians living without access to modern forms of energy, CLEAN held an exclusive event in the capital for around 70 partners and member organizations to specifically discuss the issue of debt financing for small scale, off-grid energy entrepreneurs. The workshop, organized in association with GIZ India and SELCO Foundation, facilitated a two-way dialogue between entrepreneurs serving energy poor consumers in remote areas and bankers working in these areas.

TAXO an (Indirect Taxes) mobile app launched

The rapidly changing indirect taxation system in India has made it essential for every businessman or professional to be conversant in the basics of the indirect taxation. In the current high tech era, everyone is a tech savvy so it is more convenient to use a smart phone and browse the information rather than searching the information from the pile of books.

F-Secure action to counter Adobe Flash-based exploits

F-Secure Labs has discovered a recent surge in the number of exploits targeting Adobe’s Flash plug-in. Given the consistent use of Flash vulnerabilities in crimeware, F-Secure is adding their voice to other security researchers suggesting that Adobe and other companies reconsider using the popular plug-in.

Monday, 20 July 2015

DIGISOL inducts Sonakshi Sinha as Brand Ambassador for its Wireless and Networking Products

DIGISOL the Computer Networking brand of Smartlink Network Systems Ltd., announces that leading Bollywood actress, Sonakshi Sinha, will appear as the National Brand Ambassador for the DIGISOL range of wireless and networking products.The appointment of Sonakshi comes at a time when DIGISOL plans to magnify its presence in consumer segment and this association is expected to boost the brand’s visibility in India.

India to have 236 million Mobile Internet users by 2016

The growth story of mobile internet in India is on the upsurge. According to the IAMAI & KPMG Report “India On The Go – Mobile Internet Vision 2017”, India is projected to have 236 million mobile internet users by 2016. The Report further projects that mobile internet user in India will reach 314 million by 2017.

Almost half of French enterprises plan to increase their ICT budget this year


With the economy in France gradually warming up, French enterprises are investing in newer ICT domains to reap the benefits of technology in a rapidly changing digital marketplace. Kable’s survey shows that almost half (46%) of French enterprises are planning to increase their overall ICT budgets in 2015 – an increase of 18% compared to 2014. The survey further highlights a major transition in expenditure of French enterprises, with only 20% of respondents planning to decrease their ICT budgets in 2015, compared to 30% in 2014.

Indiaonline unleashes franchising opportunities on PAN India basis

Franchising business model which is more prevalent in the physical market is now attracting the online players. According to a recent report by the KPMG India, the franchising industry is expected to quadruple by 2017 in terms of volume and its share will increase up to 4 percent of the GDP. In addition the industry has a potential to accommodate 11 million people in the next two years. Indiaonline.in is among the pioneers in the virtual market of India, which has adopted the franchising model for market expansion. The organization has already entered in 350 cities and 4,000 towns of India through its exclusive franchises and Mr. Rahul Jalan - Managing Director, Indiaonline Network is enthusiastically leading the organisation on the expansion spree.