Monday, 30 November 2015

Ericsson to participate in the Smart City and Digital India initiatives

Ericsson announced that it has identified three key industry segments -  Public safety, utilities & transport – to drive its sales in its business line ‘Industry and Society’, globally and in India. Ericsson is transforming industries and society across the globe by leveraging its technology and services leadership in mobility, broadband and cloud. “Ericsson is uniquely positioned to bring the right mix of technologies and delivery models to industries and societies. We create platforms with multi-industry relevance and scale that deliver transformational offerings to the Public safety, utilities & transport sectors in different parts of the globe” states Mr Orvar Hurtig, VP and Head, Industry and Society, Ericsson.

Global leader in strategic software applications announces Outlook 2016 in the CRM Space

Pegasystems which develops agile and strategic applications for sales, marketing, service and operations has come out with the predictions for 2016 in the CRM space. In a recently conducted survey in association with Accenture and The Economist Intelligence Unit, around 444 members of the C-Suite were asked to choose three reasons for their organization’s digital transformation, including 10% top Indian industry leaders. With a drive towards a more integrated world, organisations today are spread along a continuum of digitisation, thereby contributing a significant digital transformation within the working module of the enterprises. The findings revealed:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Launches First Phase of Mumbai CCTV Surveillance Project

The first phase of the pan-Mumbai CCTV camera surveillance network was launched by Chief Minister. Devendra Fadnavis on behalf of the State Government.

71% of IT Decision Makers in SA Report Concerns Over Insufficient Wireless Protection

The new survey from Fortinet reveals that insufficient wireless security is a concern for 71% of the Information Technology Decision Makers (ITDMs); hardly surprising given that 29% of the enterprise wireless networks put in place for internal employees, do not have the basic security function of authentication in place.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

UrbanClap to offer free pest control services in flood affected areas across Chennai

Following the severe rainfall that flooded the city recently, UrbanClap- a marketplace for services- is taking the initiative to organize a pest control camp at three locations within the city, today. The activity is scheduled to start at 9 am today, at ThiruvanmiyurKuppam, and will be led by fifteen volunteers from the organization, and its partners.

Help AG Becomes Palo Alto Certified Professional Services Partner in Middle East

Help AG has reinforced its position as a top regional partner for Palo Alto Networks with the announcement that it has achieved the premier status of Certified Professional Services Partner (CPSP). By meeting the rigorous qualification requirements of the program, Help AG will be able to offer its customers end-to-end services on Palo Alto's next-generation firewall solutions with the highest standards and quality.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Godrej Appliances organizes Asylum Hack for futuristic innovation

Godrej Appliances is organizing Asylum Hack, a first-of-its-kind event aimed at providing young minds a platform to ideate and innovate. The event, to be held during 27th - 29thof November, is organized under the aegis of Godrej Appliances Innovation Cell set up 6 months back which looks at innovation and the future possibilities and adjacencies closely. It works towards creating solutions that can add value to the consumer's life through relevant technology, for a brighter living. 

Mobile Industry Accounts for 6.1 Per Cent of India’s GDP: GSMA STUDY

India is on track to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by the end of the year, according to a new GSMA study published today, signaling the start of a new era for the country’s mobile economy. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: India 2015’, finds that 13 per cent of the world’s mobile subscribers reside in India and that subscriber growth is forecast to outperform the regional and global averages over the coming years as the country cements its position as the world’s second-largest mobile market behind China. The study also highlights how the Indian mobile industry is rapidly migrating to new mobile broadband networks, services and devices, and becoming a key enabler of the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative aimed at providing broadband connectivity to all.

LDeX appoints new Group Sales Director

Fast growing London-based colocation provider LDeX, announced the appointment of Paul Dowles as Group Sales Director. Paul will join the LDeX Management Team with immediate effect and will be responsible for all group sales activities in the UK.

Paytm ties up with Lendingkart to provide easy access to finance for sellers

Paytm announced its partnership with Lendingkart, a leading online platform for credit evaluation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), offering collateral free business loans to SMEs. The initiative is a part of Paytm's commitment to provide easy access to finance for merchants and SMEs.

Zombie Data…Draining life byte by byte

By: Anshuman Singh, Director, Product Management of Application Security, Barracuda Networks

Technology in todays’ world is advancing at a phenomenal speed, not a single year passes without a new technological breakthrough – the next big thing! If one observes acutely, there is yet another phenomenon which is speeding up – the newer, bigger and more complex vulnerabilities challenging the IT security environments in every possible way - big and small. One may or may not be a fan of the horror genre of entertainment, but it is important for them to be aware that the zombies,  the undead data, have now attacked the technology world too. This is one of the biggest irreprehensible IT challenge in the coming days.

Are you ready for Safe Cyber Monday?

As you will be endlessly waiting for Cyber Monday to shop more and save your money, cyber-criminals will also be waiting anxiously for this day to take out fist full of money from your pocket. eScan warns its readers and users to stay safe on this occasion and take necessary actions to experience safe surfing and shopping.

Zebronics unveils its latest 360 surround ‘Tyson’ Tower Speakers

No matter where your movie and music interests take you, the latest Tower Speakers at Zebronics makes an enjoyable companion. Zebronics claims another extension to its Monster sound range and this time it’s the unbeatable Tyson Tower Speakers. It's all thanks to the combination of ‘front loaded down firing transmission line technology’ and Spatial disperser that makes Tyson a longtime hit, undoubtedly the Best of Sound with audiophiles!

Manoj Bhargava Launches Electricity-Generating Stationary Bicycle In India

On Friday 27th November in New Delhi, billionaire philanthropist Manoj Bhargava showcased a never-before-seen model of the electricity-generating stationary bicycle, Free Electric, featured in his new documentary film, Billions in Change.

WizIQ amongst the top five cloud-based LMS in the world

WizIQ added another feather to its cap after being ranked amongst top five cloud-based LMS apps in the world in the recently released GetRank Q3 report for 2015. The report, which compared nearly 600 LMS apps worldwide, scored each app on five criteria, worth 20 points each, for a total possible score of 100: User Reviews, Integrations, Mobile Apps, Media Presence, and Security. WizIQ scored high in three prominent categories – Integration, Mobile and Media.

PVC Awards 4 Best mCommerce Start-ups in India, To Invest INR 3Cr

Peesh Venture Capital (PVC) a global venture capital firm focused on funding and nurturing passionate entrepreneurs and disruptive technologies today announced four (4) start-ups as the winners of the recent mCommerce Start-up & Venture Capital Bootcamp. Out of the four start-ups, the final winner will stand a chance to win seed funding from PVC of upto INR 3 crore.The event was organised in- partnership with Unitus Seed Fund, GSF Accelerators, 10,000 start-ups (NASSCOM) and LetsVenture, on November 21st, 2015, and was hosted at PVC’s Gurgaon Accelerator.

Morpho and Telit contribute to IOT-based emergency response project to save lives on Russian roads

Morpho and Telit announced that the specialized embedded SIM developed by Morpho has been successfully tested with Telit’s high performance 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular IoT modules for deployment in an Emergency Road Assistance project in Russia.

Jabong reinforces partnership with Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

India’s leading fashion portal Jabong is the official retail partner for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) to be held on 29TH Nov. The country’s most celebrated running event, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, boasts a huge participation and audience across all ages. Through this two-year association with ADHM and various other sporting events, Jabong is fast cementing itself as a brand that advocates the importance of sports in India.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Measuring Customer Lifetime Value Keeps Companies on Track for Success in the Digital Economy

Avaya has released new research and calculator tool developed with industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan that helps companies determine how they are executing against a top priority for digital transformation efforts: Improving Customer Engagement.[i] The research into Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) identifies qualities that separate high-performing companies from others, and how customer engagement can be influenced through a blend of business orientation, resource management and technology.

GOQii raises USD 13.4 million in Series ‘A’ funding

Keeping its commitment to offer solutions that help individuals make a permanent shift to a healthier lifestyle, GOQii, world’s leading Virtual Fitness Coaching platform, today announced that it has closed USD 13.4 million in Series ‘A’ funding to further accelerate the company’s already impressive growth and customer success.

Draft National IPR Policy to hamper the growth in Indian Mobile Phone Industry - ICA

The Draft National IPR Policy ignores the concerns and issues raised by the Fast Track Task Force (FTTF), set up by the Department of Electronics and IT (DeitY), to catalyze and re-establish significant growth in mobile handsets and component manufacturing eco-system in India. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

iPad Pro’s improved features are a positive move, and China is vital to Apple’s growth strategy says Analysys Mason


The iPad Pro, launched 11 November, is Apple’s largest mobile device to date (with a 12.9” screen) and has considerably improved specifications. According to Analysys Mason’s analyst team in Singapore, this is a critical development for the future success of Apple’s own line of tablets, and it will also improve the viability of the tablet category more generally, as sales within this market space have struggled because of the long lifespan of these devices, as well as an absence of innovation and a subsequent move towards commoditisation by the influx of many low-end options.

Snapdeal disagrees with Amir Khan on Intolerance in a statement

Snapdeal is facing flak for the statement issued by Amir Khan on the alleged intolerance in the country where he said that his wife - Kiran Rao - wants to leave the country. Snapdeal which had roped in Amir Khan as its Brand Ambassador faced buyer ire. Most of them began to return goods bought on Snapdeal. In this regard the ecommerce platform had to issue a statement.

Wave of New EMC Offerings Deliver Cloud Integration Across the Data Center

EMC Corporation announced the immediate availability of a broad range of products and solutions designed to seamlessly connect primary storage and data protection systems to private and public clouds. As a result, organizations will be better equipped to take advantage of both the agility and unlimited scalability of public cloud services and the control and security of a private cloud infrastructure.

How To Get More LinkedIn Page Followers

Growing your LinkedIn presence needs much more than just having a profile on LinkedIn. It comes down to two main strategies: promoting your page and producing engaging content that drives shares and increases your visibility. Here is a list of 50 ways that will help you to get more followers in LinkedIn. Try them:

SAP Unveils the SAP Next-Gen Consulting practice

SAP and the SAP University Alliances program,  announced the launch of the SAP Next-Gen Consulting program in Asia Pacific Japan, at an exclusive event themed “Build the Talent of the Future for the Digital Enterprise” held in Bangalore, India. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh to inaugurate Workshop on online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘Bhavishya’


Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will inaugurate an Awareness Workshop on the online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System ‘BHAVISHYA’ in New Delhi on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Head of Offices (HOO)/Drawing & Disbursing Officers (DDO) of all Ministries/Departments including Attached and Subordinate Offices located in Delhi will participate in the one day workshop being conducted by the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare (P&PW). 

Citrix partners with Government on Digital India Initiative

Citrix, a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure, announced the empanelment of its mobile workspace and virtualization solutions with the Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D), the central purchase and quality assurance organisation of the Indian government functioning under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Citrix’s Desktop Virtualization and Enterprise Mobility solutions will enable the government to deliver its services to the citizens and stakeholders in a centralized and secure manner.

Five Tech Advances That Will Disrupt Today’s Businesses

By Sandra J. Lamber, IEEE Member

A disruptive technology is defined as an innovation that creates a new market or business model while replacing the old one. Historically, there have been a variety of disruptive technologies that have changed the business world. The personal computer displaced the typewriter and e-mail took the place of traditional letter writing, shaking up the greeting card industry. And smartphones, of course, have displaced numerous technologies with their apps, including calculators, GPS devices, and MP3 players.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Guinea turns to Gemalto to modernize its national voter register

Gemalto has managed a comprehensive modernization of Guinea’s voter register on behalf of CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission in the country. This included the use of 2,500 units of the Coesys Mobile Enrollment station, a portable biometric citizen registration kit deployed throughout Guinea and reaching even the remotest areas of the country. The aim was to ensure that millions of eligible voters were enrolled accurately and reliably ahead of elections which took place in October.

Tata Consultancy Services and Gfi informatique Sign a Strategic Agreement

Tata Consultancy Services and Gfi Informatique announced a strategic partnership agreement on smart cities to meet the requirements of digital initiatives in public transportation, water, and energy and accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in France’s fast-growing and innovative smart cities market. Gfi Informatique and Tata Consultancy Services will offer the Intelligent Urban Exchange (IUX) advanced analytics solution developed by the TCS Digital Software & Solutions (DS&S) Group.  

Pegasystems Named a Leader in BPM Platforms for Digital Business

Pegasystems announced that Forrester Research has named Pegasystems a leader in the new The Forrester Wave report evaluating Business Process Management (BPM) platforms for digital business. Forrester ranked the Pega 7 application platform with the highest score in “current offering” and “strategy,” which are two of the three main categories evaluated by the firm.

Windows 10 poised to transform Enterprise IT

Microsoft has announced the availability of the first major update to Windows 10. As part of Windows as a service, the November update delivers significant updates for business customers, including Windows Update for Business, Windows Store for Business, Mobile Device Management, Azure Active Directory and new security features.

foodpanda to enter into a partnership with IRCTC

foodpanda, India’s largest online food ordering platform proposes to associate with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian railways. The association will enable consumers to order meals of their choice through foodpanda’s aggregator model, and allow them to order from a wide variety of cuisine options. To ensure that food reaches consumers in the best condition, foodpanda will deploy its own delivery fleet to fulfil all deliveries.

Sage Software claims to grow Pharma base through advance ERP Solutions

Mumbai headquartered Sage Software Solutions, an ERP, CRM and HCM, announced the deployment of Sage X3 to cater to the specialized ERP needs of Pharma & Bulk Drug Manufacturers. With the Pharma Manufacturers / distributors constantly under pressure to maintain their competitive inventory stock along with an increasing array of regulatory requirements, it was imperative for manufacturers of such products to adopt a flexible industry-specific functionality in order to not only comply with international regulations from the FDA but also to gain competitive advantage.

Letv to enter Indian with disruptive pricing for its super phone

Letv the internet conglomerate is progressing steadfast in its expansion plans and is said to be ready to give the Indian users a unique internet experience through its disruptive technology and model. While entering the Indian market, Letv is said to be initially focusing on device and content offerings while continuing to build India ecosystem. The overall Letv Ecosystem has 7 sub-ecosystems of Internet, content, big screen, mobile, automobile, sports and Internet finance.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Banking Apps Accessed via Smartwatches to Exceed 100m by 2020

A new study from leading analysts, Juniper Research finds that the global number of banking apps accessed via smartwatches will reach the 10 million mark in 2017, rising to more than 100 million by 2020.

HID claims to prevent Mobile Banking Fraud in transactions


HID Global enhanced its ActivID® authentication offering for digital banking with a push notification solution that gives financial institutions a secure channel and easy method for notifying customers about pending transactions on their phones or tablets, and then proceeding with execution after receiving their authorization. 

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available on Moto X Style in India

Motorola has announced the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow roll out on our Moto X Style in India started last week. This is part of our ongoing software strategy to provide fast software updates to add to our pure Android experience. The new update will offer features and improvements such as doze mode, app standby, expandable storage, do not disturb, now on tap, direct share and more. We recommend installing this update when the phone battery is at least 50 percent charged and when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

LEOMASTER launches LEO Privacy Guard 3.0, a Mobile Privacy Protection app

LEO Privacy Guard 3.0 Renewal, concept of "Mobile privacy protection" initially proposed by LEOMASTER in China, is a new version that focuses on Mobile Internet privacy protection and resolves common and in depth problems. The app contains six functions for protecting privacy such as Privacy Security Scan, Safe Box, WiFi Security Scan, Anti-theft, Break-in Alert, Shortcut Assistant, which have realized comprehensive privacy protection from the source and integrated core functions. We will introduce this major transformation from the prospective of functions and interfaces.

WinMagic unveils Secure Doc Cloud Sync for cloud security

WinMagic announced the availability of SecureDoc CloudSync, security software that encrypts files at the endpoint before they are synchronized to enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) services across a range of enterprise platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. SecureDoc CloudSync extends WinMagic’s endpoint intelligent key management capability to provide organizations with full control by using a single key manager for all their enterprise needs. Prompting the delivery of policy-based enterprise control over encryption and key management of files stored in the cloud, SecureDoc CloudSync maintains user productivity without hindering security or compliance.

Muvizz.com funding the remake of critically acclaimed film, 'Albert Pinto ko Gussa kyu aata hai'

Muvizz.com, an online channel dedicated for aspiring filmmakers, recently backed the upcoming director Soumitra Ranande by raising 15 lacs for the post production of Nandita Das starrer film ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa kyun aata hai. The film required a total of 30 lacs as a cost to complete the post production phase, and muvizz founders backed the film with 15 lacs and took to crowdfunding to manage the rest of the amount. They successfully managed to raise the balance 15 lacs with a 2 month long crowdfunding campaign.  These funds will be utilized for the post production, animation and VFX of the film.

Asus launches entry level gaming laptop ‘R510’ at Rs 69990/-

Expanding their gaming portfolio to the entry level gaming arena, ASUS today announced the launch of its disruptive gaming notebook R510JX. Seamlessly balancing power and portability, this is a tough gaming machine that every gaming fanatic would yearn for. Power-driven by its high end hardware along with the power of Windows 10, it is an impeccable proposition for the Indian consumers at an affordable price of INR 69,990. The elegant spun finish design with stylish Black and Red theme gives the notebook a sophisticated and premium feel and stunningly detailed FHD Antiglare display sets this notebook apart among the rest.

CA Tech CEO Calls for Business Leaders to Harness the Power of Disruption or Become Obsolete

CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire opened CA World ’15 by focusing on the changing timescales of innovation in the business landscape, and called on companies to harness software as a basic organizing principle of their businesses to stay relevant in a fast changing world.

Skyscape Cloud Services Announces Continued G-Cloud Success

Skyscape Cloud Services, an easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, announced that its full range of assured cloud services will be available on the latest iteration of the G-Cloud Framework – G-Cloud 7.

Gartner Predicts Migration to Windows 10 Will Be the Fastest Yet

Windows 10 is poised to become the most widely installed version of Windows ever, following on the path of Windows XP and Windows 7 before it, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by January 2017.

CA Technologies Advances DevOps Portfolio to Address Unique Challenges

CA Technologies announced new products in the CA DevOps portfolio that drive business agility and competitive advantage through simplified and faster development and test, and through deeper network visibility.

A Survey Suggests Organizations Not Doing Enough to Help Women Advance to Leadership Positions

Women are concerned their employers are not doing enough to close the gender gap in leadership positions, according to a new survey of women in the workforce by Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management.

NetApp 3X Performance Guarantee Targets All-Flash Workloads

NetApp announced a special offer for buyers of select NetApp all-flash systems, with a guaranteed 3X increase in enterprise database performance compared to that of traditional, non-flash disk-based systems.

Opera Max claimed to save upto 50% data from Saavn and Gaana apps

Music lovers can now listen to their favorite streaming music apps on the go while using less mobile data. Opera Max, a data-management and data-saving app for Android phones, is the first app in world to optimize streaming video and music apps, reducing the data usage. One month after introducing video saving for YouTube and Netflix apps, the latest version of Opera Max offers data saving on music apps, including YouTube Music, Pandora, Slacker Radio, Gaana, and Saavn. Users of these apps can enjoy data savings of up to 50% with Opera Max.

Rentomojo Raises $2 million in Pre Series A

Rentomojo, Furnishing Solutions platform, headquartered in Bengaluru raised $2 million in Pre-Series A from Accel Partners and IDG Ventures India. Venkatesh Peddi from IDG Ventures India and Prashanth Prakash from Accel Partners join the board of Directors.

Booking.com and Concur Partner to Enhance Business Travel Worldwide

Concur and Booking.com announced a new partnership to enhance business travel worldwide.  Through the partnership, Booking.com’s 800,000+ accommodations properties worldwide will become available in Concur Travel, enabling Concur customers to access the world’s widest selection of accommodations – from traditional hotels to more unique places like apartments or B&B’s – at great prices. 

LatestOne.com leaps to New Technology – 50% Faster now

LatestOne.com is powered by Palred Stores a platform built and supported by group company Palred Technology Services Pvt. Ltd (PTS). LatestOne.com has always operated on a responsive design which automatically adjusts the size and layout to provide a user friendly presentation to the customer, depending on the device, from which the site has been accessed – Desktop, Tablet, Mobile etc.  

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Delivers Docker Solutions from the Data Center to the Cloud

Today at DockerCon Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced a comprehensive lineup of new solutions built for the Docker ecosystem.

Eurotech Technologies Launches BestNet CCTV Power Supplies

Eurotech Technologies, the Bangalore based leading technology solutions company, announced the launch of BestNet CCTV power supplies. To offer adequate and advanced surveillance solution at affordable costs, the BestNet line of professional CCTV power supplies is available in 4, 8, and 16 Channels. Designed to work on wide input voltage range, these SMPS are completely transparent to protocols and applications, thus ensuring compatibility with any Analog and IP camera.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Ramco Systems inks pact with GAINSystems

Ramco Systems and GAINSystems announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer their world-class, fully-embedded and integrated solution to the Aviation industry. The partnership was announced at the NBAA2015 – one of the largest Business Aviation events in Las Vegas.

TI's smart diode controller realizes the power of zero


Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first smart diode controller with zero quiescent current that provides better efficiency versus Schottky diodes and p-channel MOSFETs. The LM74610-Q1 provides lower power consumption and heat in a compact solution size, making it well-suited for reverse polarity protection in high-current industrial power tool and automotive applications. 

Gender Equality Fundamental for Business and Next Gen of Leaders, says Accenture Chairman and CEO

Gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, says Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme. “At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top, and we empower all of our people – including our more than 130,000 women – to lead,” said Nanterme. “We believe strongly that gender equality is essential for a high-performing, talent-led organization. This commitment extends to pay, and we strive to ensure that all our people – women and men – are compensated fairly and equitably from the moment we hire them through the milestones of their careers here.”

Friday, 20 November 2015

WidasConcepts sets shop in India

WidasConcepts, a consulting company which offers Big Data and IoT solutions, announced that it has started India operations. The India operations will build powerful end to end engineering team that will take on products and projects in Big Data & IoT space directly.

Trunkoz Group enters the cloud storage market with their latest product: QSNova

Trunkoz Group has announced the launch of QSNova, the cloud storage platform designed for personal and professional data storage and secure sharing requirements. QSNova works by the mantra of ‘Sync, Store and Share.’ A cost effective solution with best in class features, more flexibility and control. It’s unique ‘admin control panel’ feature gives the admin full control over the sharing, security and permissions for files between the users. It has no bar on the number of users for a client and will offer various customized packages based on their needs.

113 million Indians lost an average of Rs 16000 dealing with the fallout of cybercrime


Norton by Symantec recently released its India findings from the Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report, which sheds light on the truths of online crime and the personal effect it has on consumers.

Hadi Nahari Joins Brocade as Vice President and Security CTO

Brocade announced the appointment of Hadi Nahari as vice president and security chief technology officer (CTO) and the promotion of David Meyer to Brocade Fellow. These two appointments will help Brocade extend its vision in key technology areas such as security and machine learning.

Obi Worldphone Expands its Footprint Across the Globe

Obi Worldphone, a smartphone company that has been making waves since its global launch in San Francisco, USA on August 26th this year, continues its global journey with the introduction of two-high quality, premium-designed smartphones in Vietnam and Dubai. Priced at an exceptional value and meant for discerning young population in the fastest growing markets around the world, Obi Worldphone now plans to launch in India this month.

BillBachao app boasts one million installs within a year

BillBachao has crossed one million installs, within a year of the launch of its beta version The app is designed to help its users track their mobile usage and spend, find the best prepaid or post-paid tariff plans and recommend the best network operator based on their usage and location profiles. The new app also serves as a one-stop solution for managing the complete mobile connection and provides a platform for activating/deactivating services, instant recharge and bill payments.

Clicktable.com : Cloud based software for restaurants to streamline front desk operations

Clicktable Technologies is all set to metamorphose the restaurant industry in India with its cloud-based front desk management application. The one-of-its-kind cloud-based application will facilitate casual and fine dining restaurants to manage everything from guestbook, reservation, waitlist, events and offers to business analytics, all through a single portal.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Exotel Lauches Exotel.org for non-profits and social enterprises


Exotel, a cloud telephony companies, today announced the launch of Exotel.org; a portal where non-profits and social enterprises can access the company’s telephony solutions at lower rates than commercial outfits.

CA Technologies claims to earn top marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

CA Technologies announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.  CA joins the ranks of 391 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

mCarbon targets USD10 million of revenue over the next two years from MEA

mCarbon announced the appointment of Sabri Amireh as the new Senior Vice President and the market unit head for Middle East and Africa. With this appointment, mCarbon reinforces its commitment in the region to achieve the next growth phase, internationally.

Lenovo & Motorola showcase tomorrow’s Smartphone technology

Lenovo & Motorola, together highlighted the key consumer pain points faced by today’s Smartphone consumer and how the two brands are combining innovation resources to alleviate these problems. The event, hosted by the President of the Mobile business group, Chen Xudong along with the global product leads, showcased an impressive range of Smartphone technology. The team demonstrated upcoming technologies like World’s fastest charging, software enhancements and innovations in smart cameras.

Survey Data: IT and End Users Disagree on What Makes a Good Desktop Experience

An intensive study of end users’ satisfaction with their desktop experience, contrasted with IT’s perception of what constitutes a good user experience, reveals a disconnect between IT professionals and end users in the areas of security, performance, and productivity. The survey conducted by Dimensional Research for AppSense, the global leader in User Environment Management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, shows that end users have high expectations for their desktops and often feel that desktop security limits their productivity.

Emerging Markets Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales to 15.5 Percent Growth in Third Quarter of 2015

Continued demand for affordable smartphones in emerging markets drove worldwide sales of smartphones in the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 353 million units, a 15.5 percent growth over the same period in 2014.

SandSIV partners with KNIME to deliver predictive analytics to customer experience management

SandSIV recently announced their partnership with KNIME to deliver predictive analytics to customer experience management. Since 2008, they have been delivering an end-to-end Customer Experience Management platform and a Voice-of-the-Customer platform to blue chip customers all over Europe. The goal of the partnership is to move Customer Experience Management methodology to the next level, integrating predictive analytics. 

R&M appoints Nabil Khalil as EVP for Middle East, Turkey and Africa

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) announced the appointment of Nabil Khalil to the position of Executive Vice-President for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. In his new leadership role, Mr. Khalil will be tasked with increasing R&M’s penetration in the public sector, especially through involvement in the region's many FTTx deployment projects, and developing its office cabling business, especially in the data center segment and thus extend the company’s footprint in the region.

Commvault Defines Emerging Customer Data Management Needs in a Cloud World


Outlining its vision for next generation data management, Commvault identified a series of emerging customer needs facing CIOs and technology and business leaders as they face the challenges of rapidly changing technology, tightening resource requirements, and ever-expanding volumes of data. Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, also outlined the Principals of Modern Data Management that should be the minimum requirements found in a modern, holistic data management solution. The Principals were validated in an IDC Spotlight. 

Brocade achieves VMware ready status for Network Functions Virtualization


Brocade announced that the Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core has achieved VMware Ready status for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, the Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).

Efficient Ways to Move Your Business Online

By: Dan Radak

The World Wide Web became accessible to everybody in 1990. Historically observing, 25 years is not such a long time. However, the revolution it brought on was truly remarkable. The third industrial revolution came with the age of digitalization. Ever since the WWW, things have started moving faster and changing more rapidly. This is essential for any sort of business as the flow of information is what dictates the way the industry is going to go. It seems that the entire world is moving online and your business should not fall behind. Here are some of the ways you need to embrace in order to reduce costs and digitalize your business further.

Opengear Announces Pair of New Resilience Gateway Models

Opengear, a provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, recently announced two new releases in the company’s award-winning Resilience Gateway product line designed to deliver network resilience and to ensure uptime at enterprise branch offices and remote sites.

India E-Health Market to reach INR 109.0 Crore by FY’2020: Ken Research

Ken Research announced its latest publication on India E-Health Services Market Outlook to 2020 – Focus on On-Call Home Healthcare, Telemedicine, M-Health and Healthcare IT Segment which provides a comprehensive analysis of the telemedicine market, e-health marketplace, on-call home healthcare and healthcare IT market in India. 

EnterpriseDB Expands Global Partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

EnterpriseDB (EDB), a provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, announced a global expansion of its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The expanded agreement will enable HPE to resell and support EDB Postgres™ database and tools software and services worldwide. Customers will benefit from the enterprise-class performance and reliability of EDB’s solutions with HPE’s support, services and sales team and distribution networks.

ADATA Launches the ICFS332 Industrial CFast Card

ADATA Technology, a manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Roundup of IT Trends in 2015 and Predictions for 2016

By: Taj ElKhayat, Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa at Riverbed Technology

In 2015, enterprise IT teams went through one of the biggest transitions in a decade as enterprises go hybrid and implement software-defined networks. Industry watchers from Gartner to Harvard Business Review state that more than 70 percent of companies are now leveraging cloud computing and most have hybrid IT models. To meet the complexity associated with increased cloud usage and to gain control of the data center, CIOs are responding by harnessing technologies that can differentiate their business, provide a better customer experience and ultimately help them gain a competitive edge.