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Jugnoo launches Meals in Gurugram

Fostered by its successful tryst in Chandigarh and Jaipur, Jugnoo now forays into the financial and tech hub of Haryana, Gurugram, with its ‘ready to eat’ food delivery service. Owing its genesis to Jugnoo’s versatile disposition, it is an on-demand meal service that garnered immense appreciation post its initial launch in August 2016.

Spurt in Broadband Adoption in Developing Countries: Ken Research

Ken Research has announced latest publication titled “National Broadband Plans in Asia-Pacific: Focus on Bridging the Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth” which discuss scope of broadband in Asian region. It gives an understanding of the national broadband plans adopted by the governments in APAC region. The report analyses guidelines set under NBPs such as targets, technology, funding and role of governments as well as private operators. The report investigates NBPs in APAC countries. The report analyses targets, technologies, funding strategies and role of government and private sector in achieving the goals of NBPs.

GIM’s Program Sees Strong Placement Growth

2016 has been an eventful year for GIM Healthcare Management (HCM) - more than 80% of the students are already placed by 20 December and the placement team is confident of completing the entire process before the end of the year.

‘Amazon Launchpad’ receives 400 applications within two weeks of India Launch

In a robust push towards Indian government’s ‘Startup India’ initiative, Amazon.in’s global program ‘Amazon Launchpad’ witnessed close to 250 plus applications within 3 days of its launch. The program was announced earlier this month with an aim to make it easier for Indian startups to launch, market and distribute their products to millions of Amazon customers across India and around the world through a dedicated store.

Intex Smart World Bags Retail Excellence Award at North India Retail Summit

Intex Technologies bags yet another retail industry award, with its branded retail store - Intex Smart World, winning one of the most coveted retail industry award – North India Retail Summit Award, part of the India Retail Forum. The North India Retail Summit Award (NIRS) held its inaugural edition focused on how retailing has evolved in North India and various aspects of current business scenario.

Brazil Recorded Third Largest Meat Market Worldwide: Ken Research

Ken research announced recent publication on “Consumer and Market Insights: Meat in Brazil,” which offers insights on Brazil trade scenario in meat sector. Report discuss present and future outlook of the meat demand and supply along with total domestic consumption. It provides detailed analysis on market sizing and recent trends prevailing in the industry to understand future prospects.

UrbanClap brings on-demand services to Kolkata

UrbanClap, mobile services marketplace officially launched their services in Kolkata today. One of the first in this sphere in India, UrbanClap is a platform that aims to effortlessly connect consumers with service professionals.

Internet habits of school going children in India

Telenor published its WebWise report that analyses internet usage and access patterns of school going children. The report has findings of the safe Internet survey done in schools by Telenor India.

Noble Skiodo launches 32” Curved LED TV‘32CRV32P01’ priced only for Rs.15999/-

Noble Skiodo breaks new ground with its first Curved 32” Curved TV ‘32CRV32P01’, that blends the exciting new look combined with the high quality which you expect only from Noble Skiodo TV, all at budgeted prices.

10digi services launched in Delhi/NCR ; SIM Delivery Service

10digi, a web and app based aggregator platform launched its services in Delhi/NCR region, by recruiting 500 mobile retailers (MRs). The company has invested over 75 lakhs in the initial phase and a further investment of Rs. 2 crores for the Delhi/NCR market will be made.

LG’s Levitating speaker expected to mesmerize audience at CES 2017

LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker (model PJ9) at CES 2017, the proving ground for exciting technology from across the electronics industry. The mesmerizing wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio while making quite an impression with its eye-catching design. In addition to its striking looks, the versatile speaker gives users the ability to seamlessly play music, podcasts and other audio content in the home as well as outdoors.

NASA's Cassini captures high-res image of Saturn's Pandora

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft closely captured the image during its closest-ever flyby of Pandora on December 18, 2016, during the third of its grazing passes by the outer edges of Saturn's main rings.
The image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora.

TP-Link Introduces High-Performance Enterprise Class Outdoor Wireless Broadband Solution

TP-Link introduces Pharos series, a high-performance enterprise class outdoor wireless solution, designed for long distance wireless backhaul, point-to-multipoint connections and outdoor Wi-Fi coverage solutions.

Amazon Prime Video partners with Ultra Media & Entertainment as one of their elite content provider for Bollywood films

Amazon Prime Video which launched its on – demand video streaming service in India last week has partnered with Ultra Media & Entertainment as one of their elite content provider for Bollywood films. Ultra will provide over 300 original content of Bollywood films to them. This also includes popular names like Himmatwala, Mann, Damini, I am Kalam, Chori Chori, Gumnaam, Half Ticket, and many more. In addition It also will be providing well known classics like Anarkali, Nagin and films from Gemini & AVM Studios

Baxi Taxi Ties up with MobiKwik Wallet

74 BC Technologies operating commercial two wheelers under the “Baxi” brand, has partnered with MobiKwik, India’s leading mobile wallet provider to offer facility of paying for trips using MobiKwik. Customers can also add cash to their MobiKwik wallet through Baxi buddies, instead of transferring from bank accounts or credit cards, thereby supporting the cashless economy vision of the government.

Strong future perspectives for disadvantaged youths thanks to GROHE Dual Tech

Since 2009 GROHE has cooperated with the Salesians of Don Bosco and Don Bosco Mondo e.V. with a view to improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people. During this time the partners have jointly opened three GROHE Dual Tech training workshops for disadvantaged youths in India and the Philippines. Additional sites in other countries are at the planning stage. Most recently Grohe AG und Don Bosco Mondo e.V. signed a cooperation agreement laying out their plans for continued successful cooperation.

Snapdeal Sunshine, Uber, and UrbanClap partner with NGOs to celebrate Christmas and New Year with underprivileged kids

Snapdeal in partnership with Uber and UrbanClap is planning to bring a special cheer to children supported by 25 of India’s leading NGOs, this Christmas and New Year. As part of this initiative, Snapdeal Sunshine will facilitate customers to donate happiness boxes to over 25 NGOs across India (including Teach for India, GiveIndia, World Vision India, Bharti Foundation, Akshaya Patra, Samarthanam and others), and will also help them arrange Christmas and New Year celebrations for the children they work with. The customers who contribute towards this initiative will receive official invites from Snapdeal to participate in person in these celebrations, at the location of their chosen NGO.

Delhi NCR men losing their libido: Report

Dalmia Medicare, a healthcare platform committed to providing the highest quality medical services has collated its annual trend report encapsulating the dynamics in the Indian healthcare segment. The report identifies four key insights which have been detected by our set of doctors and analysts based on a sample size of 2, 00,000diagnostic tests from the Delhi NCR region.

Your Datacenter can get a New Makeover in this Festive Season

Every piece of IT equipment has a finite life in a production environment. With the latest technologies to acquire in the IT infrastructure, space and data associated with the old one's need to be replaced. IT administrators mostly find it difficult to utilize the value associated with the old equipment. After all, equipment reliability is directly related to the profitability of the organization.

Snapdeal now delivers cash at your doorstep

Snapdeal announced the launch of a “Cash@Home” service, which allows users to order cash and have it delivered at their doorstep.

Demonetization will lead to wider spread of technology apps for mass: PHD Chamber

“With introducing demonetization, Prime Minister Modi is emphasizing Indians to adopt technology and the products created by it particularly in India’s rural landscape for financial inclusion and banking transactions, fruits of which would be imminent shortly” was the crux drawn out of a Seminar on Fin Tech Startups – Time to Unleash Potential under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today.

FreeCharge, gaana.com partner for swifter wallet payments on the platform

FreeCharge announced its partnership with gaana.com as an e-wallet payment solution provider to strengthen its presence in the entertainment category. Gaana.com is the biggest music and content streaming service in India and offers a monthly subscription service with unlimited downloads and listings of over 10 million songs. Registered users of gaana, which are more than 35 million in number, can opt and pay the subscription fee using FreeCharge wallet and enjoy a 100% Cashback offer on top of that for a limited period of time.

Gaana, India’s favorite music app, crosses 50 million milestone

Gaana announced that it has crossed 50 Million app downloads since it was launched 4 years back. Gaana is now the biggest music and content streaming service in India and is credited with re inventing the music industry by replacing low quality online music with a monthly subscription service with unlimited downloads and listings of over 10 million songs.

Quintype’s BootCamp trains new generation of coders

Quintype, a data driven SaaS Platform for the new age digital media based out of Bangalore and California, has extended their new employees the option to brush up and add on to their skills through a BootCamp program. The start-up backed by the Indian media baron Raghav Bahl, appreciates the role that big data, analytics & data driven decision making will play in the success of media organizations.

Best Five Apps to Help You to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of people will declare their resolutions for 2017. Whether you're resolving to lose weight, get fit, pay off your debt, or just be more grateful for the life you've got, it can be notoriously difficult to follow through in the long run. But put technology on your side and give it your best shot. Here are best five apps designed to help you stick with your New Year's resolutions and achieve your goals.

Flock Launches FlockOS, World’s First Chat Operating System

Flock announces the release of its platform, FlockOS. It claims that it is the world’s first chat operating system. Developers can now build customized apps, bots and integrations on Flock, and either use them within their organization, or publish it on Flock’s App Store, making them available for all Flock users.

Zoomcar Expands Its Series B Funding Round

Zoomcar, India’s leading self-drive car rental company offering car sharing services, raised an undisclosed amount of additional investment from Chinese venture capital firm Cyber Carrier CL, following Zoomcar’s Series B round of funding earlier this year.  This capital infusion is an extension of that same financing round.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Confers the Digital India Awards 2016

National Informatics Centre (NIC), under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, organized the Digital Awards 2016, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today. Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and law & Justice conferred the awards to the winners from eight categories, in the presence of P. P. Chaudhary, Hon’ble Union Minister of States for Electronics & Information Technology and law & Justice, Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Dr. Ajay Kumar, ‎Additional Secretary, Dept. of Electronics and Information Technology, Dr. R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Smt. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC and Smt. Alka Mishra, Senior Technical Director, NIC.

Microsoft, L V Prasad Eye Institute and Global Experts Collaborate to Launch Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare

Continuing to enhance real life impact through technology, Microsoft India, in collaboration with L V Prasad Eye Institute, launched Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE). This is a mission-driven global consortium of like-minded commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined hands to apply artificial intelligence to help in the elimination of avoidable blindness and scale delivery of eyecare services worldwide.

Technology Trends 2017 by UC Web

By: Kenny Ye, GM-Global Markets, Alibaba Mobile Business Group
Content will be the king of 2017 – With the explosive growth in mobile internet, the preference will be for trending, relevant, portable, even ‘disappearing’ content available right at the fingertips. The one- size-fits-all approach no long works with more and more users seeking content that is unique, authentic and speaks to them directly. Brands will experiment with ways to maximize sharing and increase the reach of their content

Fujitsu Announces Management Scholarship

Fujitsu India announced the availability of the management scholarship offered by Fujitsu Limited for qualified applicants in India with a bachelor’s degree, at least three years of full-time work experience, and over 750 points in TOEIC. The scholarship covers the tuition for the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge offered by Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation. The application deadline is noon of Japan time on March 15, 2017 for the program starting in August 27, 2017.

Zurich International Life Deploys Kodak Alaris High Performance Scanners

As part of the company’s automation and digitization efforts, Zurich International Life made the decision to upgrade its document capture capabilities, starting with the deployment of ten Kodak i3400 Scanners from Kodak Alaris. The award-winning scanners are purpose-built to deliver consistent throughput and minimize downtime. Mr. Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Head of IT, Middle East at Zurich International Life estimates that in the insurance industry, the deployment of scanners can typically save 80% of the workload.
Zurich International Life is part of the Zurich Insurance Group, offering investment and protection solutions in the Middle East. The company has been operating in international markets around the globe for many years. In the Middle East, customers have trusted Zurich for almost 30 years to protect their futures and provide financial security for their families and businesses.

Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 comes to India at Rs 18k

Asus Zenfone 3 Max 5.5 is a treat for photography enthusiasts. With its 8MP + 16 MP (front + rear) cameras, the smartphone ensures stunning, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag. The 16MP f2.0 camera of the Zenfone 3 Max ZC553KL features triple technology autofocus system which ensures a superfast focus time of 0.03 seconds.— laser, phase detection and conventional contrast detection for continuous auto-focus —that automatically selects the best one depending on the subject, lighting and range. For videos, an electronic image stabilization (EIS) system counteracts hand movements to ensure the resulting videos are stable and shake-free.

New Digital Technologies Like Internet of Things Can Help India Meet SDG Goals Faster

The final day of the fifth edition of the International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) organised here by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) focused on the development of sustainable communities and the role of technologies such as the ‘Internet of Things’ in ensuring that India meets its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It placed the focus on addressing the challenge of providing communities access to an increasingly large volume of information available online today. People who have access to this information must learn to use it effectively as well and here knowledge centres such as libraries can help ensure communities are able to prepare themselves better.

Smart Machines Will Enter Mainstream Adoption By 2021

Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with 30 percent adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc. Technologies including cognitive computing, artificial intelligence (AI), intelligent automation, machine learning and deep learning fall under the umbrella term for smart machines.

Videocon strengthens 4G smartphone portfolio with the 4000mAh powered Ultra30

Videocon Smartphone, India’s fastest growing mobile phone player today announced the launch of its latest device, Ultra30 in partnership with online portal Snapdeal.com. Packed with advance features such as 4000 mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 32Gb ROM, MiraVision, Cast Screen, camera with LED selfie Flash, Dual WhatsApp, SOS-Be-Safe, Gesture Control, Ultra30 intends to continue the standard set by Videocon in design & craftsmanship in the handset market. The Ultra30 has brought Videocon’s latest innovation in camera, memory and battery power.

50% Citizens in Large Cities Will Share Personal Data With Smart City Programs by 2019: Gartner

The rapid pace of technological and societal change has given government CIOs a new sense of urgency and a willingness to experiment with smart city and open data initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. If managed effectively, this shift will position governments at the core of technological innovation in society.

Homegrown companies outrun International Competition

Truecaller, one of the leading mobile communication applications in the world with services in caller ID, spam detection and dialer functionalities, today released the latest edition of TrueInsights Q3 report. The report sheds light on the call volumes of ecommerce and cab hailing services in India. With internet population set to reach 730 million by 2020, Indian market offers great prospect for the businesses operating in the ‘i’, ‘m’ and ‘e’ space – transcending services over the air on your computer, smartphones, tablets and many other connected devices.

How Paytm ensures your money is secure

Digital payments and financial inclusion is now reaching to completely new segments of the society. With a significant increase in the adoption, it is vital to educate the users on how secure it is, answer their apprehensions and also highlight how to safeguard themselves from unscrupulous elements.

Sonata gets US patent for ‘Multi-channel delivery of augmented messages’ for Halosys Mobility Platform

Sonata Software announced that its Unified Enterprise Mobility Platform Halosys had been granted a patent USPTO # 9,491,125 for its innovation on rule based notifications. The patent was granted for a key technology innovation in the Halosys platform that enables users to be notified across web, SMS, email and in-app push notifications based on events matching a pre-configured set of filters including the user’s location, time of day, along with the data from the event’s object graph.

GoAir reaffirms its TRUST in Ramco

Ramco Systems announced that it has been mandated by GoAir, India’s fastest growing LCC, to upgrade its Ramco Aviation Suite V5.5 to Ramco Aviation M&E/MRO Solution V5.8. This upgrade will further automate and enhance its maintenance functions. The upgrade will cover modules for Engineering & Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO), Materials Management, Quality and Maintenance. The announcement was made at the India MRO Aerospace & Defence 2016 event being held at New Delhi.

LG’s new 4K HDR monitors coming to CES 2017

Already an industry leader renowned for integrating cutting-edge technology into its premium, high-resolution monitors, LG Electronics (LG) is pushing the industry to the next level with plans to introduce a HDR-compatible 32-inch UHD 4K monitor at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.

AGC Networks Achieves Gold Partner Status from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

AGC Networks announced that it has achieved Gold partner status from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which is recognition for AGC’s consistent ability to deliver the highest level of trust, qualification and technology access to our clients businesses and IT environments. To support our partnership AGC has over 30 Years of combined experience in designing, deploying and managing solutions around HPE’s Server, Storage and Networking portfolio.

Here comes Live Video Creation on Twitter

Close on the footheels of Facebook, Twitter today announced that now anyone can broadcast live video directly from its apps. Powered by Periscope, live video on Twitter allows people to share and experience everything from significant moments to daily life together with an audience - all through a Tweet.

Three Trends That Can Help Businesses Innovate & Grow in 2017

By: Himanshu Palsule, CTO at Epicor Software
In the current climate, operational efficiency and business agility are more important than ever to support modern business innovation. As global markets combine with competitive pricing pressures to place greater stress on maintaining margins, organisations must seek the efficiencies needed to protect market share.

Infoblox and Qualys Team to Streamline Vulnerability Management, Compliance, and Threat Remediation

Infoblox and Qualys announced that they have joined forces to provide enterprises with powerful network visibility to better safeguard organizations from infections, automate asset management, remediate threats faster, and ease compliance and auditing. Under the expanded technology partnership, Infoblox, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, is the first DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) solution provider to integrate with the Qualys Cloud Platform. The integrated solution provides joint customers a single source of truth which integrates DNS data for devices and networks. Infoblox provides notification to Qualys when new physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure elements join the network, when malicious events are detected, and generates context about infected machines on the network.

Four Steps to Accelerate Mobile Collaboration for SMBs

By: Hemayun Bazaz, Regional Manager - Channel Sales, Middle East and Turkey at HPN Aruba
Whether you have staff servicing customers a few miles from the office or joining a meeting from somewhere across the country, your workforce is rarely in the same place at the same time. And with an increasing number of employees working with team members across different remote locations, mobile unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions are a necessity. Customers globally are embracing UCC to accelerate their businesses – the UCC market is predicted to grow from $23.39 billion in 2016 to $42.72 billion in 2021.

FreeCharge traffic jumps 4 times as consumers rush for 100% cashback offers

FreeCharge’s “Flat 100% Cashback Sale” received overwhelming consumer interest on day 1 of sale as users flocked to grab tempting cashback offers on a range of online and offline offers. The traffic on FreeCharge surged 4X on the first day of sale, as consumers enjoyed the never-before flat 100% cashback offer across more than 1,00,000 merchant stores.

Jagran Lakecity University confers Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts to Gurmit Singh, VP & MD, Yahoo India

Happy to share that in recognition of his contribution in the field of Media and Communications for over two decades, Gurmit Singh, Vice President & Managing Director, Yahoo India has been conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts by Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), Bhopal.

DishTV Hails Govt’s Launch of Digishala - a TV channel to educate citizens on Digital Money Transactions

Government of India has launched Digishala, a 24x7 TV channel committed to educate the masses on various digital payment modes. In this crucial hour of demonetization, when businesses, consumers and common man are battling tough times to stand up to the test of doing cashless transactions, government’s initiative to come up with a channel for the purpose is an innovative and commendable step.

Hyve Pryme, First Certified Android Deca-core Smartphone, now available on Amazon from December 15th, 2016

Hyve Mobility announced the availability of Hyve Pryme, the flagship Deca-core smartphone, on Amazon from December 15th, 2016. Launched in association with MediaTek, Hyve PrymeTM is a pure android smartphone, offering an extensive range of superior capabilities. The handset is powered by MediaTek’s flagship Helio X20 processor, along with Hyve Mobility ensuring its CTS compliance, whilst bringing patented technologies like Touch2Call.

10 Security Predictions for 2017

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks The cyber landscape changes dramatically year after year. If you blink, you may miss something; whether that’s a noteworthy hack, a new attack vector or new solutions to protect your business. Sound cyber security means trying to stay one step ahead of threat actors.

Gionee introduces the latest in the P series, Pioneer P7 with HD IPS display and VoLTE support

Gionee has introduced Pioneer P7, a power packed, technology pilot for the young, daring and curios. To help the latest technology reach the innovation hungry consumers who are more price-sensitive, the handset addresses the young with its flashy design, improved performance and expanded memory. The budget-friendly Smartphone supports VoLTE and CDMA along with a 5 inch HD IPS display.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge now available in Blue Coral at Rs. 50,900.

Samsung India announced the launch of a new colour variant of its hugely successful flagship device Galaxy S7 edge. In addition to its existing four colours, the smartphone will now be available in an elegant new Blue Coral colour. The new variants will also come loaded with 15GB free cloud storage for an even more complete smartphone experience.

Many Organizations Falsely Equate IT Security Spending With Maturity

Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner, Inc. However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget and is potentially a misleading indicator of program success, analysts said.

Asia Pacific Businesses Focused on Achieving Digital Maturity in 2017: Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, released its key Business and Technology Trends for Asia Pacific in 2017. According to Hubert Yoshida, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems and Russell Skingsley, chief technology officer of Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, digital transformation will continue to dominate enterprise IT strategies in 2017, as trends in a number of areas emerge.

6 Things to Know About Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is believed to enhance and expand your view of the real world with computer-generated outputs, including sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. The discussion around augmented reality became obvious when Google Glass was launched a few years back. Most recently Pokemon Go again created buzz around augmented reality. AR has exciting implications for everything from education, defense, healthcare, and advertising, to construction, automotive, games, and much more.

Avaya Helps AMEA’s Midsize Businesses Raise the Bar for Customer Experience

Avaya announced a new version of the company’s contact center platform that enables midsize businesses to rise above the competition by offering a superior, omnichannel customer experience. Avaya IP Office Contact Center 10 is a true, end-to-end solution with the advanced features and tools customers expect, but the simplicity and affordability needed by midsize business.

Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 5.8 Percent in the Third Quarter of 2016; Shipments Were Down 2.6 %

In the third quarter of 2016, worldwide server revenue declined 5.8 percent year over year, and shipments declined 2.6 percent from the third quarter of 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Among the top five vendors, only Cisco increased revenue in the third quarter, while Huawei and Inspur Electronics saw growth in shipments. HPE, Dell and Lenovo all experienced declines in both server revenue and shipments.

TO THE NEW recognized for its AWS CloudFront & RDS for PostgreSQL capabilities

At the recently concluded event re: Invent, 2016, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the Service Delivery Program to help customers identify partners that provide expertise in a specific service or skill area. TO THE NEW, a leading digital technology company is happy to announce its recognition in the program for AWS CloudFront & RDS for PostgreSQL capabilities.

Caring for the caregiver: The Vault opens for ‘Save Mom’, a maternity healthcare start-up!

While winters might slowly be settling in, the fire of entrepreneurship blazes strong at The Vault, a one-of-its-kind Indian reality TV show. The ninth episode saw ‘Save Mom’, a maternity healthcare start-up, secure investment worth INR 30 lakh in exchange of 26% equity. The venture, which has developed a wearable digital health echo system for pregnant women, received the funding from Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Group Chairman, Inditrade Capital and Rahul Singh, Founder & CEO – The Beer Café.

Airtel appoints Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director – DTH

Bharti Airtel said that it has appointed Sunil Taldar as CEO & Director - DTH. Sunil will be a member of the Airtel Management Board and report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel. He takes over from Shashi Arora who after a successful stint of appx. five years as CEO – DTH has moved as MD & CEO, Airtel Payments Bank.

Coolpad Unveils Note 3S and Mega 3 in India

Coolpad announced the launch of two new power packed smartphones in the below 10K segment. The products are in line with the company’s philosophy on “Empowering everyone everywhere”. Launched exclusively for the Indian market, Note 3S and Mega 3 are competitively priced at INR 9999 and INR 6999, respectively. These devices will be available in India from December 7th onwards exclusively on Amazon.in.

Epson continues raids on counterfeit ink manufacturing units in Mumbai, Tirupati & Chennai

Epson updated about its continued fight against the non-genuine ink business and the multiple measures taken recently to curb the sale of counterfeit bottles.  To protect the rights of its customers, police authorities conducted a series of raids in Mumbai, Tirupati and Chennai recently, where operatives had generated information about fixers involved in filling, bottling, packaging and distributing counterfeit Epson ink.  In an effort to send a strong message of zero tolerance towards the sale of fake cartridges, the police in different parts of the country have stepped up their cooperation and efforts to arrest and terminate such practices.

Veeam Joins HPE Complete Program

Veeam Software announced that is has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program.  The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers. This enables customers to benefit from Veeam’s industry-leading Availability solution, enabling them to operate 24.7.365 in today’s cloud-first era.

Quintype Partners with Gaon Connection to help bring information to the rural masses

Quintype, a data driven SaaS Platform for the new age digital media backed by the Indian media baron Raghav Bahl, recently announced a partnership with Gaon Connection, India's first professionally run rural newspaper, that aims at bridging the information gap prevalent in rural India. The journal is currently published in Hindi, with plans to add other languages including English in the near future.

Govt Saved Rs.36,000 crores through Direct Cash Transfer in One Year: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister for Law & Justice, Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday disclosed that the NDA Government saved Rs.36,000 crores by digitalizing economic activities such as payment of subsidies and MGNREGA wages through direct cash benefit facilities on to the accounts of intended beneficiaries through Aadhaar.

Tookan partners with PayLo to tackle the implications of demonetisation on its customers

Tookan announces its partnership with PayLo, an omni-channel payment platform, to provide a hassle free payment option to its customers amidst the demonetisation wave in the country. The move to partner with PayLo is to provide digital payment option and ease the payment related challenges faced by Tookan’s customers. This partnership will enable over a million Tookan’s customers to continue with their day to day operations without any interruption caused by cash crunch in the market.

Withdraw cash from over 120,000 outlets across the country with Vodafone M-Pesa

Vodafone India, committed to supporting the Government’s bold step to accelerate India’s progress into a less cash economy, today announced a unique cash out facility for its 8.4 million plus Vodafone M-Pesa customers who can withdraw cash using their digital wallet from any of the over 120,000 Vodafone M-Pesa outlets across the country, subject to availability.

The Modernisation Risk: How Companies Must Adapt to the Digital Revolution

By:  Ashesh Badani, VP Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat

With the recent collapse of retailers such as Austin Reed, the British high street is feeling the tremors of the digital revolution. Businesses fail every day, but the demise of these heritage brands has triggered a wider debate about modernisation and has left business owners asking what they can do to avoid the same fate.

Tips to avoid triple threat while surfing Public Wi-Fi

“Know your enemy”, said Sun Tzu in around 500 B.C, although probably not referencing risk management in wireless data transfer. This well-known piece of wisdom does however apply perfectly to avoiding cyber-attacks on public Wi-Fi specificall in the time of demonetization: the threats you face are invisible to the naked eye, and can be best avoided with awareness of their existence. With that in mind, here are the three most common ways public Wi-Fi can be used maliciously to hijack passwords, drain bank accounts or make someone’s life miserable in any number of ways. Thankfully, it only takes a few easy precautions to avoid them and ensure your surfing is private, secure & carefree.

Unisys and NASSCOM Host Tech-Series on IoT Security

With the technology sector on the brink of a revolutionary change with widespread adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), Unisys in association with NASSCOM, organized a Tech Series think tank. The event, held on November 17, 2016, featured keynote addresses by prominent technologists and a deep-dive panel discussion by industry experts on the theme of ‘Secure IoT for a Secure Future.’

Pure Storage Introduces Petabyte-Scale Flash Storage for Cloud IT

Pure Storage introduced the availability of petabyte-scale storage for mission-critical cloud IT, anchored by the release of the next-generation of FlashArray//m the company’s flagship all-flash storage array, which now delivers best-in-class performance with the simplicity and agility of public cloud. The FlashArray//m now offers customers petabyte-scale capacity with a measured 99.9999 percent availability and always-on Quality of Service – virtually eliminating storage downtime and application performance risk.

NumberMall ties up with TechProcess’s Paynimo to enable seamless online payments across rural India

Paynimo, a digital payment platform by Techprocess announces its tie-up with NumberMall, a rural e-commerce company based out of Hyderabad. It was started with a vision to be India’s largest rural retail tech company by serving 70% of India’s rural population needs by tech-enabling the 1.5 million kirana shops to reach 833 million rural consumers in India’s 650,000 villages.

Epicor Launches New Partner Program in EMEA and APAC

Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today announced the launch of a brand new partner program in its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific regions. Designed to further accelerate international growth and support the company’s cloud-first strategy, the innovative new program gives partners benefits that focus on the value they bring to both businesses.

The Inconvenient Truth of Hidden Conflict in the C-suite – And What to Do About It

By: Hesham El Komy, Senior Director, Channels, Epicor Software
A little bit of conflict between members of the C-suite is inevitable. When each member has different priorities and business objectives to the rest of the C-suite, it’s possible for this conflict to cause problems. Part of the tension is caused by a lack of consensus on business growth. According to recent research by Epicor, this misalignment of goals could lead to business problems if left unchecked. But if differing viewpoints are channelled positively, using technology and data to inform decision-making, suddenly ideas can foster growth and innovation rather than continue to be a source of conflict.

TP-Link’s all new Head Office in India.

TP-Link, a provider of networking products inaugurated its all new HO in India, The opening of the new Head office reaffirms TP-Link’s commitment to this important market. The new Head Office in centre of Mumbai will help more numbers of Distributors, Retailers and Customers to reach to TP-Link India with ease and make business activities more dynamic.

IT Pros Admit Unauthorized Access, Malware and DoS Attacks are Top 3 Cloud Security Concerns

Netwrix Corporation, a vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security, announced the results of its second global Cloud Security Survey. Security and privacy of data and systems in the cloud remains a top worry for 70% of IT professionals worldwide, up from 63% in 2015. The top three cloud security concerns in 2016 are unauthorized access (69%), malware (37%) and denial of service (DoS) attacks (34%).

India Software Market to Grow 12.8 Percent in 2017

India software revenue is forecast to total $5.8 billion in 2017, a 12.8 percent increase from 2016 estimates of $5.2 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is in comparison to Gartner's forecast for 2017 global spending for enterprise software will be $357 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 7.2 percent over 2016.

Pure Storage Expands Collaboration with Cisco and Enhances FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Portfolio

Pure Storage announced that the company is expanding its FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution with Cisco, which makes it easier for customers to deploy, expand and maintain FlashStack solutions. With thousands of deployments in over 30 countries around the world, this proven solution continues to see triple digit growth year over year.

Staying on Course in The Aftermath of a Security Breach

By: Fortunato Guarino, Solution Consultant, EMEA and Cybercrime & Data Protection Advisor, Guidance Software 
It’s the news that every security team fears, yet, the fact is that any business can – and will – be the victim of a data breach at some point, many more than once. This is a particular concern for businesses in the Middle East – according to a March 2016 report by PwC[1], 85% of respondents to the survey believe that businesses in the Middle East are more likely to suffer from a cyber-attack compared to the rest of the world (global average of 79%). Worse still are the monetary losses, with 56% of Middle East respondents reporting losses greater than $500,000 compared to 33% globally.

Securing the Hybrid Cloud: What Skills Do You Need?

By: Raj Samani, chief technology officer, EMEA, Intel Security Group
Hybrid cloud models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. And this added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams. That’s a challenge, considering the growing cybersecurity skills shortage. In one recent study, 46% of organizations said they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills – up from 28% just a year ago. One-third of those respondents said their biggest gap was with cloud security specialists.

Indian Insurers Spending 149.6 Billion Rupees on Information Technology and Services in 2017

Indian insurer investment in IT products and services remains robust; overall spending is expected to increase to 150 billion rupees in 2017 – a 9.1 percent increase over 2016 estimates, according to Gartner Inc. This forecast includes spending by insurers on internal IT (including personnel), hardware, software, external IT services and telecommunications.

Digital Records in the Middle East Health Care Industry Will Improve Quality of Care and Patient Safety

By: David Whitton, General Manager of Kodak Alaris - Eastern Cluster (Middle East, Africa, East Europe, Turkey & Russia)
Utilization of electronic record keeping systems is becoming increasingly predominant within the healthcare industry due to a wide range of benefits, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care and patient safety, not to mention controlled costs and time savings for healthcare providers.

TP-Link Introduces Archer C60 1350Mbps Dual Band AC Router

TP-Link introduced the never before seen speed of AC1350 mbps with Wireless Dual Band Router Archer C60. Equipped with five dedicated antennas, it transmits the latest wireless standard 802.11ac for fast, stable Wi-Fi throughout the home.

Covea Affinity selects Mphasis Wyde to implement Wynsure Solutions

Wyde, a provider of Policy Administration Solutions, announced the signing of a long-term contract with Covéa Affinity, an affiliate of the Covéa Group dedicated to affinity insurance in the automotive world. As part of this strategic agreement, Wyde will provide their end to end policy administration system, Wynsure as a Service solution.

Acer Invests in IMAX Virtual Reality Fund

Acer announced that it has pledged to invest US$ 10 million in the IMAX VR Content Fund, which will support the development of high-quality and immersive VR content. Acer is among a group of likeminded companies, including leaders from the media and entertainment industry, who are investing in this fund and seeking to bring VR experiences to the next level.

Smartphones to Drive Global Power Bank Market: Ken Research

Ken Research has announced latest publication on, "Power Bank Market by Product Type (Portable, Battery Case, Solar), Batter Type (Lithium-Ion, Lithium-Polymer), Power Rating (Below 3500 mAh,3501-20000 mAh) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022" which detailed scope of the power banks and related products. The report analyse the present and future outlook of the global power bank market along with market trends, consumer preferences and market potential. It discusses industry drivers, challenges and opportunities in the power bank market. Power bank market has been discussed by product type, by battery type, and by geography.

Vodafone India Intensifies 4G Deployment

Following the successful launch of its Vodafone SuperNet 4G services across nine circles, Vodafone India announced that it will soon make available the world’s largest 4G network available in 2,400 towns and across 8 additional circles by March 2017.

Adoption of Digital Records in the Middle East Health Care Industry

By: David Whitton, General Manager of Kodak Alaris - Eastern Cluster (Middle East, Africa, East Europe, Turkey & Russia)

Utilization of electronic record keeping systems is becoming increasingly predominant within the healthcare industry due to a wide range of benefits, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care and patient safety, not to mention controlled costs and time savings for healthcare providers.

Four Opportunities Afforded by an ADC Refresh

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks
An application delivery controller (ADC) refresh is a great occasion to look to the future and optimize your network for not only the applications you have in place today, but what you will have tomorrow. Odds are the box you’re replacing is out of date and more than five years old. A lot’s happened in the networking and application delivery spaces since you last purchased an ADC, meaning a refresh is the perfect opening to add new functionality to your network to help your business transition to the future. Here, we look at four key opportunities an ADC refresh presents.

SAP Enables Fast and Efficient Development with New IoT Application Services

SAP SE introduced SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Internet of Things (IoT) service, application enablement option. This SAP HANA Cloud Platform IoT service helps customers and partners achieve fast time to value and develop IoT solutions efficiently. The application enablement option provides Big Data management and services consumption without the need for managing the underlying data storage. It allows users to create an enhanced virtual representation of a product, service or process, combining sensor data, business data and contextual data. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd Barcelona being held Nov.8–9, 2016.

Wipro Launches Open Banking API platform

Wipro Limited announced, the launch of its Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Platform. The Open API platform, will enable banks and financial institutions to launch Open Banking initiatives and create new forms of distribution channels and servicing capabilities, provide access to third-party application marketplaces, and comply with emerging regulatory norms through the standardization of APIs.

Amazon Prime Video to stream Kollywood’s biggest blockbusters - Megastar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ & Superstar Vijay’s ‘Theri’

Amazon announced a long-term agreement with Tamil Nadu’s most successful producer, Kalaipuli S Thanu’s production company V Creations, making Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home for two of the Tamil film industry’s highest grossing films.  These include, Kabali starring megastar Rajinikanth, Winston Chao and Radhika Apte and Theri, starring Vijay and Amy Jackson.  Earning over ₹500 crores in combined worldwide box office collections, this is the first time that top Tamil films will be available on a video streaming service at almost the same time as their satellite TV premiere.

The Edge of the Network: Maximizing Availability

By: Rawad Zaki, country manager, Saudi Arabia at Veeam Software

We've all heard about fantastic new data centre technologies, but all too often it looks like these technologies only seem to apply to the largest organizations with a wealth of centralized resources. Because data doesn't just live in the data centre, we often face daily challenges when data is put to use in the field at remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs).

Intel Security Innovation Alliance Partner Ecosystem to Defend Against New, Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Intel Security has announced continued growth and product integrations across its extensive partner ecosystem, the Intel Security Innovation Alliance. Check Point*, Huawei* and other industry-leading companies have joined the Intel Security Innovation Alliance to provide a truly integrated, connected security ecosystem that maximizes the investment customers are making in their cybersecurity infrastructure.
One year ago, at its FOCUS 15 event, Intel Security unveiled a new strategy emphasizing an integrated, open security system powered by a connected architecture across Intel Security and third-party products alike. Since that time, the Intel Security Innovation Alliance has executed on that strategy, doubling the number of partner companies that have existing, or are developing, technology integrations with McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL).

Wacom’s Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic’s Z Brush Core software launched

Wacom has unveiled Intuos 3D, the first-ever complete and affordable 3D solution that provides all the necessary tools to create print-ready three-dimensional designs on a PC or Mac computer. By introducing an accessible 3D design and modeling product, Wacom is leading the way in popularizing the creation of cool and imaginative 3D art and design for a wide demographic.