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HP Inc launches PageWide, Indigo, HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions

HP Inc. unveiled a range of digital printing solutions designed to empower print service providers (PSPs) to reinvent  their possibilities. With the largest exhibit space at the show (spanning the size of a football field in  Hall 17), HP  will feature more than 50 digital printing solutions from across its portfolio highlighting the innovation, speed, performance and power of digital printing. Visit www.hp.com for more news and information.

Hitachi Unveils Lumada Internet of Things Core Platform

Hitachi Insight Group, the new global organization responsible for driving Hitachi's global unified Internet of Things (IoT) business and strategy, introduced Lumada, an IoT core platform. Integrating proven commercial technologies from across Hitachi's portfolio, Lumada is a comprehensive, enterprise-grade IoT core platform with an open and adaptable architecture that simplifies IoT solution creation and customization.

Nokia completes the acquisition of Withings

Nokia announced that it has closed the acquisition of Withings S.A. earlier than had been expected. Through this acquisition, originally announced on April 26, 2016, Nokia Technologies has established a new Digital Health business unit led by Cédric Hutchings, formerly CEO of Withings, who reports to Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies.

Standard Chartered launches Africa’s most extensive roll out of mobile and online banking

Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across 8 African markets, the most extensive digital rollout of its kind in Africa by an international bank. Supported by the Bank’s global-standard technology, clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the convenience of banking from the location of their choice. After the rollout to Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016, the Bank will launch fingerprint recognition technology in these markets later in the year, giving clients a more secure and convenient way to log in to their accounts.

How Dimension Data Helps Police Keep Tour de Yorkshire Fans Informed and Safe

Last month, the West Yorkshire Police and global technology company, Dimension Data, joined forces to provide a safe, interactive experience for the riders, and the one million spectators along the 515km route of Tour de Yorkshire.

West Vs East: Western Companies Winning the War for Talent

Employees in Western countries report themselves to be happier in their jobs, more loyal to their employers and more productive in their work compared to their counterparts in Eastern markets, according to the “Mobility, Performance and Engagement” report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

Now Fitpass lets you book an Uber ride to your favourite workouts

Staying true to its vision to make fitness super affordable and accessible, Fitpass – your pass to workout anywhere, anytime across 1000+ gyms and fitness studios in Delhi NCR – has now joined hands with Uber allowing its users to book cabs from their Fitpass app itself. Users will see the option of booking an Uber right next to the address of their favourite fitness studio or gym. They can view the estimated pickup time, trip charges and journey duration and choose their cab simultaneously while reserving the workout of their choice. The partnership which brings together two category leaders seeks to eliminate the need for consumers to switch between different apps to fulfill their daily needs.

Data centre and server management will be in demand

With startups such as Cardekho, Flipkart, InMobi and Hopscotch resorting to deferring dates of joining, are jobseekers in India losing faith in the startup boom? A global economic slowdown, mainly due to weakening Brazilian and Chinese economies, is resulting in VCs holding their money close, and a fund crunch for startups and in turn hiring taking a hit.

Persistent Systems Named Appian Regional Partner of the Year

Recognizing the power in the “how” of digital, business process and case management leader Appian named Persistent Systems as Regional Partner of the Year, Americas for 2015, and in its inaugural Appian App Market Awards, has bestowed Persistent with Best Use of Mobile for 2016. The awards were announced at the recent Appian World conference in Washington D.C. For full release click here.

Tata Sky signs up with Paynimo by TechProcess

Tata Sky has partnered with TechProcess Payment Services, India’s leading electronic payments company for the Next Gen Digital Payments Platform. This platform will empower multi-mode online and mobile payments for Tata Sky and will provide convenience and safety for consumers to make digital payments.

Use of Unlicensed Software at 58 Percent in India, New BSA Survey

Computer users in India are using unlicensed software at an alarming rate, despite the link between unlicensed software and cyberattacks, according to the new Global Software Survey from BSA | The Software Alliance.

Chances Are You Have the "Browsing Redirect Virus

What is Browser redirect virus? Browser redirect virus is a cyber threat that belongs to 'Browser hijacker' category. Programs that belong to this category (search engines, deceitful browser add-ons and extensions) can be downloaded to the system and installed on each of web browsers without realizing that because they are mostly spread with a help of  hidden 'bundling'.

Fire, terrorism, cybercrime and corporate espionage to be biggest threats: PwC-ASIS survey

Growing threats of terrorism, natural disasters and increasing instances of social unrest have made physical security one of the biggest concerns for corporate India. A large number of companies feel the existing security standards, legal, regulatory and compliance frameworks in the industry were not adequate to support corporate security requirements in India. This is according to a survey by PwC India and American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

ASUS Launches the all-new Zenfone Max in India at Rs.9,999 onwards

ASUS launched the advanced version of one of its best-selling smartphones in the country – Zenfone Max. Known for its 5000 mAh battery and stylish looks, the smartphone is meant for users who are always on the move and demand superior performance along with an elegant style. The new Zenfone Max is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-Core processor and provides the users an option to opt for a 2GB or 3GB RAM.

Aditya Narula joins Rubique as Channel Acquisition Head

Rubique, the one-stop online marketplace providing technology-enabled end-to-end solutions to financing needs of individuals & SMEs has brought on board corporate banking, finance, and insurance veteran, Aditya Narula as its Channel Acquisition Head. Driven by the thriving scene of India's fintech startups, Aditya is the latest corporate executive to join the bandwagon and take up a challenging role. In his new capacity, he will helm the expansion of Rubique's channel acquisition and activation network.

The Power of Mobile Capture

By: Emma Isichei, Worldwide Category Director, Capture Solutions at Kodak Alaris

Mobile is big. Mobile is the driver of changing customer behaviour and many digital innovations. In the Middle East and Africa mobile is even bigger, for instance in healthcare. A recently published report from IDC Health Insights shows that enterprise mobility will have penetrated over 80% of MEA healthcare organisations by 2017. And it’s not just healthcare. Globally, spending on mobile technologies is expected to reach $1.2 Trillion by 2019, other research by IDC shows.

Ramco Systems records 25.4% growth in topline

Ramco Systems announced the results for the fourth quarter and financial year ending 2015-16. For the year ended March 31, 2016 (FY: 2015-16), global income of Ramco Systems Limited was USD 69.97m (Rs 454 cr). The net profit after tax for the year stood at USD 6.03m (Rs 39.2cr). Revenue from markets outside India stood at 74% compared to 72% the previous year.

Intelenet Global Services wins NOA's Professional Awards for the "Best Far-shore Team”

Leading Business Process Outsourcing provider Intelenet Global Services announced that it has won the prestigious award for the "Best Far-shore Team" by the National Outsourcing Association (NOA). The NOA, is the centre of excellence and highlights best practice in outsourcing industry, which generates £262.8 billion revenue per year in the UK.  As a leader in the sector, Intelenet Global Services has been recognised for its outstanding work with blue-chip brands around the world, with particular strength in "Far-shore outsourcing".

Coolpad Launches its Flagship phone ‘Coolpad Max’ with Unique "Dual Space" Feature

Coolpad unveiled its flagship product ‘Coolpad Max’ - world’s first phone with Dual In One technology.  Coolpad Max comes with a unique dual-system, an external open system as well as an internal security system which allows for encryption of the phone user’s calls and texts. The secure internal system can be used to download 'fully secure' apps in a way that the users' privacy and security aren't compromised.

Smartron unveils the stylish and powerful tphone

Close on the heels of the launch of the revolutionary tbook, Smartron, India’s global technology company riding the Internet of Things (IoT) wave unveiled its next flagship product, tphone. The legacy of smart continues as the tron family continues to grow under the tronx ecosystem. The tphone was launched in the presence of Smartron’s strategic shareholder & brand Ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar and Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Government of Telangana, Shri. K T Rama Rao.  Mahesh Lingareddy, Founder & Chairman, Narsi Reddy, Co-founder & Managing Director, Smartron and Rohit Rathi, Co-founder & President represented the TRON family at the launch.

FINO PayTech expands product bouquet; partners with Thomas Cook India

In-principle payments bank licensee FINO PayTech Ltd has partnered with with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., a leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company. This is the first time that a leading Foreign Exchange player has tied up with a Payments Bank to facilitate smooth outward remittances transactions, especially to customers in tier II & III markets.

IBM Scientists Achieve Storage Memory Breakthrough

For the first time, scientists at IBM Research have demonstrated reliably storing 3 bits of data per cell using a relatively new memory technology known as phase-change memory (PCM). The current memory landscape spans from venerable DRAM to hard disk drives to ubiquitous flash. But in the last several years PCM has attracted the industry's attention as a potential universal memory technology based on its combination of read/write speed, endurance, non-volatility and density. For example, PCM doesn't lose data when powered off, unlike DRAM, and the technology can endure at least 10 million write cycles, compared to an average flash USB stick, which tops out at 3,000 write cycles.

Meet the new Moto G and Moto G Plus

When it comes to smartphones, sometimes we feel let down. The things that matter most - like taking great photos at a concert, video chatting with mom or having all-day battery life - simply don’t live up to our expectations.

SAP and Microsoft to accelerate digital transformation in the cloud

SAP and Microsoft announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA® platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, simplify work through new integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori® apps. This announcement was made at the 28th annual SAPPHIRE® NOW conference.

Rands and sense: Why making the move to cloud saves money

By Steven Cohen (@Steven_Cohen), Head of Sage One International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia)

Gartner states that by 2020, 95% of cloud security breaches will be the customer’s fault—that is, not the result of vulnerability in the cloud technology itself. Given world-class data centre infrastructure in Africa, I believe the same will be true of this continent.

MasterCard launches Platform to Enhance Processing Capabilities across Asia Pacific’s Payments Ecosystem

As the world of commerce becomes increasingly connected, consumers are continually seeking faster, more seamless and secure commerce solutions. This is putting the payments ecosystem under greater pressure to develop and deploy innovative payment solutions at a faster rate than ever before. To meet this challenge, MasterCard announced the launch of MasterCard Integrated, the payments processing services platform that powers MasterCard Payment Transaction Services. The platform enables issuers and acquirers to launch secure payments programs to their customers with greater speed and convenience.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Boasts Enhanced Security and Monitoring to Linux Platform

Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8, the latest version of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 delivers new capabilities and provides a stable and trusted platform for critical IT infrastructure. With nearly six years of field-proven success, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has set the stage for the innovations of today, as Red Hat Enterprise Linux continues to power not only existing workloads, but also the technologies of the future, from cloud-native applications to Linux containers.

ATCS Sees Strong Growth in FY16, Plans Global Expansion

ATCS (Advanced Technology Consulting Services Inc. announced today that the company has recorded an impressive growth of 40% in FY16 taking its annual revenues to US$ 8.7 million. The company added 7-8 new clients in the automotive and healthcare sectors during 2015-16. Sharing their plans for global expansion, the company said they would be expanding to Canada, Mexico and Australia in the coming months.

ThingWorx and EPAM Partner to Deliver Vertical-Specific Internet of Things Solutions

PTC announced that EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of product development and software engineering solutions, will combine its extensive engineering and integration capabilities with PTC’s industry-leading ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) platform to build and offer IoT solutions across key verticals, including financial services, life sciences and healthcare, and retail and distribution.

India based enterprise messaging app Flock unveiled its App store

Flock, an enterprise collaboration app that has been consistently redefining the manner in which teams communicate has recently launched its App store. Users will now be able to connect external work apps and services that they frequently use, directly into Flock. Currently the Flock App store allows integrations with popular apps such as Trello, Github, Twitter, Jira, Bitbucket, and many others. All you do is select the apps you want integrated so that you get all your notifications directly within Flock — from support requests, code check-ins, and error logs to Twitter updates.

Building the next ‘Smart City’ powered by the Internet of Things

By: Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE, HPE Aruba.
Optimistic forecasts for the UAE’s construction sector for the next few years is driven by factors such as encouraging macroeconomics, affirmative demographics, and rising tourism activities as well as a resistant infrastructure project pipeline as part of the country’s strategic Vision 2021.With Dubai Expo 2020 also on the horizon, the government is solidly behind smart development initiatives. As the UAE ushers in this new era of advancement, much has been predicted and promised about the integration of ICT into every aspect of the completed city developments.

Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV

By: Dilip Pillaipakkamnatt, Vice President, Service Provider Business, Infoblox
By now it's been well established that Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) provides important benefits to service providers. Not only does it provide cost savings by reducing operational costs and truck rolls to deploy new hardware, but it also improves the speed with which new network services can be introduced. Along with that flexibility, however, there are important considerations for companies to keep in mind, particularly when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.

iBall rolls out Windows 10 Laptop for Just Rs. 9,999

iBall sparks digital revolution in India with launch of its latest category laptops - under its sub-brand “iBall CompBook” offering laptop at a revolutionary price of Rs. 9,999 only.

Sterlite to implement Jaipur Smart City

Sterlite Technologies has won the Jaipur Smart City Phase - II Project. Jaipur, the Pink City, was selected under the Smart City Mission of Ministry of Urban Development launched in 2015. This is Sterlite’s second smart city project win.

Syska launches ‘app controlled’ Wireless lighting with Smartlight Rainbow LED Bulbs only for Rs. 1999/-

Taking a step closer to smart homes, Syska reveals a whole new dimension to lighting that can be digitized, it’s the smartest ‘Rainbow LED Bulb’ which vows to personalize your experience to the most colourful rainbow shades to choose from, that could be controlled wirelessly, illuminating 3 million colours for every mood, bringing endless possibilities light Years ahead!

Embracing Tech Innovation to Transform Business

By: Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East and SAARC at Veeam Software
Innovation is crucial to the continuing success of organisations in the Middle East. It helps create newer, faster and better products for customers, and also helps to harness a culture of creativity internally. You will have likely heard before how it has become imperative for businesses to evolve with technology as a central pillar. Those who refuse to transform and innovate (in the sense of technology and mindset) will struggle to stay relevant in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Ricoh provides remote healthcare delivery platform

In line with its philosophy of "improving lives”, Ricoh India celebrated the World Red Cross Day, by organizing a free health checkup camp for the community residing at Jaitpur extension in the outskirts of South-east Delhi. The medical camp witnessed Ricoh’s technology expertise by leveraging company’s remote healthcare delivery platform for conducting of remote diagnostics and live consultations at the camp site.

Indus OS – India’s first home-grown OS takes #2 spot

Indus OS, claimed to be the world’s First Regional Operating System, conceptualized, developed and designed in India, has overtaken global giants such as iOS, Windows and Cyanogen to emerge as the 2nd most popular OS in India. As per Counterpoint Market Research, Q1 FY 2016-17 saw a total of 24.8 million smartphone devices sold in India, of which 1.4 million devices were powered by Indus OS. The indigenous operating system is currently available in 12 Indian languages, adding close to half million OS activations every month, and growing at a whopping 150%; the company expects to double this number within 6 months.

ESL and NODWIN Gaming announce US$64,000 ESL India Premiership

ESL, an esports company, in association with NODWIN Gaming, India’s flagship esports organization, is set to present India’s first annual tournament series, the ESL India Premiership. The event will host six online cups and three mega LAN events throughout the year, while boasting a monumental prize pool of over US$64,000, which translates to more than INR 42 Lakhs in cash prizes.

EverestIMS Shifts to Open Source Platform

DMX India, leading provider IT enabler, recently shifted their EverestIMS (Everest), an integrated management framework/end-to-end network management system, to open source platform. This move was aimed to cater better and customized solution to the users without spending huge amount on maintenance of the production set-up. With open source, one can efficiently use the resources and can even shift to cloud based deployment model easily.

Reinventing the Data Center for the Cloud

By: Samer Itani, Solutions Architect – UAE at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

We live in a mobile-first, cloud-centric world and it is changing how we work and live. It is creating unprecedented innovation and productivity.
The cloud-mobile era is also transforming the data center. For decades, monolithic applications ran on servers. With the advent of the web, applications were broken into three tiers—the front end, the data tier and the business logic. As applications needed to serve more users and more data, IT built a better mousetrap—faster servers, bigger storage and faster networks. It helps in churning data from multiple sources and allowing organizations to harness the power of big data.

An Integrated Approach to The Security Threat Defense Lifecycle

By: Raj Samani, VP & CTO, EMEA, Intel Security
Attackers today use multiple techniques to penetrate an organizations’ infrastructure and compromise their vital data assets or systems. This problem has only been exasperated with the proliferation of the cloud and IoT and today’s targeted multiphase attacks consist of a series of steps that make up the cyberattack chain: reconnaissance, scanning for vulnerabilities, exploitation, and, finally, exfiltration of valuable corporate data.

LeEco introduces its Ecosystem Membership Program Coupling with its first "Made for India" Superphone Le 1s Eco

LeEco launched its ecosystem membership program in India, coupling with its "Made for India" Superphone Le 1s Eco. The announcement was made in collaboration with Eros Now, YuppTV and Hungama, at a packed event in Mumbai, along with youth heartthrobs Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez. LeEco claims to redefine entertainment from Ordinary to Super with its ecosystem membership program.