Monday, 31 October 2016

Virtualization still strategic, growing but costs remain biggest challenge, Red Hat research shows


Hybrid cloud computing and Linux containers are hot, but virtualization adoption remains on the rise within the enterprise, according to recent Red Hat research. The online survey captured virtualization usage and trends from more than 900 enterprise IT administrators, systems architects and IT managers across geographic regions and industries. The research revealed that most survey respondents are using virtualization to drive server consolidation, increase provisioning time, and provide infrastructure for developers to build and deploy applications. Cost pressures clearly remain top of mind, with cost or cost reduction ranking as greatest challenge, an expected benefit and main reason to migrate.

Infoblox Appoints Bill McCarthy as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations

Infoblox announced that Bill McCarthy has joined Infoblox as executive vice president of Worldwide Field Operations. McCarthy will be reporting to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. In his new role, McCarthy will drive the company’s worldwide sales, support and professional services functions to accelerate growth and extend Infoblox industry leadership beyond DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) into security, cloud and analytics.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Full Autonomy May Not be Possible or Desirable in Smart Machines: Gartner

By 2020, smart machines will be a top five investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs, according to Gartner, Inc. With smart machines moving towards fully autonomous operation for the first time, balancing the need to exercise control versus the drive to realize benefits is crucial.

Paper Consumption: The scary Data!

Kodak Alaris is celebrating Halloween just in time for AIIM’s World Paper Free Day, and what could be scarier than the truth about paper consumption?

We know that paper will not go away any time soon (hopefully not for book lovers, among others). But in business, paper can quickly become a burden.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

IT Spending in the Banking and Securities Industry in India to Reach $7.8 Billion in 2017

IT spending by banking and securities firms in India will reach $7.8 billion dollars in 2017, an increase of 8.6 percent from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast provides total enterprise IT spending for internal spending and spending data on data center, devices, software, IT services and telecom services.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Sureline Systems Announces OpenStack Support With SUREedge Migrator 4.7.1

Sureline Systems announced SUREedge Migrator 4.7.1 for migration from traditional infrastructure to OpenStack environments in on-premises or Cloud targets. Customers are able to migrate existing physical servers or virtual machines from any hypervisor or cloud to OpenStack with automated transformation resulting in fast, secure, and efficient onboarding.

ASSOCHAM & SAP to Jointly Accelerate GST Readiness

SAP SE with industry partner ASSOCHAM announced the launch of a knowledge sharing resource centre that will educate and empower organizations to manage changes in their business processes and information systems from the impending GST roll-out. The resource centre will be a one-stop portal for businesses looking at adopting or migrating to technology that will make them future ready for GST.  sap.com/india/SimpleGST will impart information on key areas like tax computation, master data management and business process localization.

Diwali Sale: Tech gifting products under INR 7000 @ShopClues

Diwali is just few days away and gifting spree doesn’t seem to stop. To keep the gifts galore going, ShopClues has come up with tech gifting products this Diwali under INR 7000

Red Hat Named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Red Hat announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Red Hat in the “Visionaries” quadrant of Gartner’s October 2016 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage.

Veeam Sets Out to Dominate Microsoft Office 365 Backup and Availability Market

Last year, more than 205 billion emails were sent each day and this will rise by 5 percent in 2016, which proves that email remains a cornerstone of modern communications and its importance cannot be underestimated.  With this, Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, announced that initial interest for its newest solution, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, has exceeded initial expectations with more than 1,500 beta downloads in a matter of days, showing customers are eager to take control of their Office 365 Exchange Online data.

Pure Storage Achieves Industry-Best Satmetrix Certified Net Promoter Score of 83.5

Pure Storage announced that its industry-leading, Satmetrix-audited Net Promoter Score (NPS) has increased to 83.5. The improved score is a reflection of the company’s dedicated focus on building a storage business based on customer success, and ranks among the top one percent of Satmetrix audited scores across consumer and enterprise businesses.

Canon India expands its inkjet portfolio for home and office users

Canon India announced the expansion of their Inkjet printers portfolio with the launch of six new models- TS8070, TS5070, G4000, MB5470, MB5170 and iB4070.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Dell rolls out New Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Dell Cloud Client-computing unveiled its portfolio of new and updated virtual workspace solutions including new thin client and software solutions to meet the demands of the modern workplace.  Newly launched workspace solutions include the Wyse 3030 LT, a highly secure and affordable solution based on ultra-secure Dell Wyse ThinOS.  Dell is also announcing the latest version of its virus-resistant, thin client operating system, ThinOS 8.3, and the latest version of its management software - Wyse Device Manager 5.7.

V-Guard Industries maintains growth momentum; revenue up by 14%

India’s leading consumer electrical and electronics company, V-Guard Industries Ltd., announced its results for the second quarter that ended on September 30, 2016 of FY 16-17.  

Jugnoo announces ‘The Great Indian Onion Sale’

Onions have always been a contentious topic for both the government and the customers, and looks like the trend will remain so in the coming months. Predicting volatility in the coming months, Jugnoo, a go-to platform for all the hyper-local needs, is launching ‘The Great Indian Onion Sale’. Onions will be delivered at INR 1 per kg from 22nd October to 28th October from the Jugnoo app. The sale is slated to last for a period of seven days and conclude just before Diwali.

ASUS India Salutes the Country’s Real Heroes

ASUS launched #LightUpLoC, an innovative platform to salute the heroic surgical attacks by the Indian soldiers. Known to promote peace and harmony, Diwali, the festival of lights involves a popular custom of exchanging greetings and decorating one’s house with lanterns and lights. Keeping up with the tradition, #LightUpLoC will allow the users to write warm wishes for the brave-hearts at the LoC on a virtual lantern and then release it. The lanterns will then illuminate the LoC on a virtual map of India.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Mphasis announces the launch of DigiOps driven by ‘InfraGenie

Mphasis, a leading IT services and solutions provider, today announced the launch of DigiOps driven by InfraGenie, an intelligent automation platform (IAP), powered by Arago, a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) and leader in intelligent IT automation. DigiOps delivers solutions by reducing manual effort across IT functions. This solutions-based model is fully autonomous and includes self-managing predictive analytics and diagnostic tools, delivering seamless management for top organizations in banking, financial services & insurance, energy & utilities, industrial mining, automotive and transport & logistic industries.

Sophos Placed as a Leader in Endpoint Security Suites

Sophos announced it has been positioned as a ‘Leader’ in Forrester Research, Inc.’s new report, The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q4 2016.  Recognizing that Sophos received the highest scores in the Strategy category, Forrester refers to Sophos Endpoint Protection as delivering “the most enterprise-friendly SaaS endpoint security suite.” The report cites that “buyers will appreciate its intuitive administrative interface along with the flexibility and scalability required for most enterprise deployments, both large and small.” Forrester also found that overall Sophos customers report a “high level of satisfaction with the product’s effectiveness.”

Samsung Unveils Galaxy On Nxt with Unmatched Design, Performance and Experience this Diwali

Samsung India Electronics announced the expansion of the Galaxy On Series portfolio with the launch of Galaxy On Nxt. Owing to its consumer centric approach, the Galaxy On Series has received tremendous response in India. Taking the legacy forward, the all new Galaxy On Nxt showcases a perfect blend of great style, powerful performance and an ‘all-in-one’ application experience created through the new My Galaxy.

Friday, 7 October 2016

The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Application Delivery Controller Provider

By: Chris Gale, EMEA Partner Director at A10 Networks

Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are networking devices that reside in the data centre and serve as a key part of an application delivery network. With the explosion in Internet traffic, business applications, and the number of Internet-enabled devices, application delivery controllers provide the front-end intelligence that supplements and enhances business application flows. In addition to traditional load balancing, application delivery controllers provide a host of features that maintain the availability, speed, and security of Internet-based applications. More advanced application delivery controllers offer critical data centre functions such as application acceleration, layer 4-7 load balancing, application health-checks, SSL offload, DNS application firewalls, and DDoS protection.

Panasonic Embraces Android for Enterprise mobile devices

With the adoption of Android mobile devices in business growing, Panasonic has launched a range of management and security services for its Android-based rugged Toughpad tablets and handheld devices called COMPASS (Complete Android Services and Security).

SSL Traffic Inspection: Selecting the Right Tools to Beat Network Blind Spots

By: Chris Gale, EMEA Partner Director at A10 Networks

Encrypted traffic accounts for a large and growing percentage of all network traffic. While the adoption of SSL, and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), should be cause for celebration – as encryption improves confidentiality and message integrity – it also puts organizations at risk. This is because hackers can leverage encryption to conceal their exploits from security devices that do not inspect SSL traffic.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Brazil E-commerce Market to Grow over USD 71 billion by 2020

The report titled “Brazil E-commerce Market Forecast to 2020” provides detailed overview on the E-commerce Market in Brazil and helps readers to identify the ongoing trends in the industry and anticipated growth in future depending upon changing industry dynamics in coming years. The report is useful for manufacturers, retailers, travel agencies, logistics providers and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in the future. 

UK CIOs stepping-up digital transformation agenda and investing in technology that will meet user demands

Veeam Software published data which illustrates the uphill battle UK CIOs face as they respond to the digital transformation agenda. The research found that more than four in five UK business CIOs (82 percent) admit to suffering from an ‘Availability Gap’, the gap between user needs and how effectively the business can ensure application and data availability – well above the European average of 60 percent.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

New Digital Disruptors Demand a New Approach to IT: Gartner

Digital disruptors such as algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), bots and chatbots are already transforming businesses. Gartner, Inc. expects that algorithmic business will create even greater levels of disruption and new industries. To support the new capabilities and business models of digital and algorithmic business, CIOs must design and deploy their digital business technology platform.

Why DNS Shouldn’t be Used for Data Transport

By: Rod Rasmussen, vice president of cybersecurity at Infoblox

Malicious DNS tunnelling is a big problem in cybersecurity. The technique involves the use of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol to smuggle sensitive corporate or personal information out of a network, and to enable malware command and control communications in and out.

DRaaS –Taking the Cost and Complexity out of Cloud-based Disaster Recovery

By: Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East and SAARC, Veeam Software

When Downtime is Not an Option
Downtime saps the energy from organizations. Every minute of lost productivity drains revenue. Meanwhile, competitors get a head start, when they should be left far behind. Availability of applications and data have a direct impact on its top and bottom-line performance for modern businesses. The result? There is absolutely no tolerance for downtime today.