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Siemon introduces Base 8 Plug and Play System in Indian Market

Siemon announced an expansion to its existing line of Lighthouse Advanced Fiber Cabling Solutions. It is the introduction of a comprehensive Base 8 Plug and Play System consisting of fiber enclosures, modules, adapters, assemblies and jumpers for the Indian Market.
Currently, multimode fiber applications i.e. 40 Gb/s (40GBASE-SR4) and 100 Gb/s (100GBASE-SR4) are deployed for backbone switch-to-switch links in the data center. These are based on 8 optical fibers with 4 fibers transmitting and 4 receiving at either 10 Gb/s or 25 Gb/s. When using 12-fiber MPO/MTP solutions for these 8-fiber applications, 33 percent of the optical fiber goes unused. While conversion cords or modules can be used to enable 100% fiber utilization, these solutions add additional cost and complexity. Furthermore, conversion modules add increased insertion loss, which can significantly limit flexibility when deploying fiber links.
 Siemon’s new Base 8 Plug and Play System enables 100% fiber utilization and eli…

Belkin starts movement towards a sustainable environment and tech-friendly future

Belkin created environmental targets and objectives. With an aim to continue with the sustainable operations, Belkin has significantly improved the usage of environmental friendly materials in building their Type - C cables.
Each component in the construction of the Type - C cable is evaluated to conform compliance with the most recent environmental regulations such as RoHS, EU REACh, & California Proposition 65. The cable also utilizes a TPE jacket vs. PVC jacket. The advantage of TPE is that it dramatically reduces the use of additives such as plasticizers and stabilizers in the resin material while still meeting all of our internal quality standards in terms of reliability and durability.
The packaging of the products is made with fully recyclable materials. They have reduced the amount of plastic in the packaging and transitioned to PET plastic and utilized more paperboard to improve our recycling efforts.
At Belkin’s HQ in Playa Vista, California the building is LEED Gold ce…

Microsoft Launches New Azure Migration tools and resources to utilize the power of Hybrid Cloud

As the only cloud provider to deliver truly consistent hybrid capabilities across cloud and on-premises environments, Microsoft has recently announced new tools and resources to help organizations tap into the power of the hybrid cloud to optimize their business.
Organizations today are rapidly turning to the cloud to leverage the benefits such as increased agility and faster innovation. However, cloud-first is no more restricted to cloud-only, since not all customers – especially large enterprises or highly regulated organizations – are ready or able to move fully to public cloud for a variety of valid reasons like latency concerns, industry regulation, data sovereignty, and customization.
These new tools and resources announced include
A free Cloud Migration Assessment, which helps organizations discover the servers across their IT environment, analyze their hardware configurations, and provides a detailed report including the estimated cost benefits of moving to Microsoft Azure
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The Neotia University successfully concludes conference on Sustainable Energy

The Neotia University (TNU) has organized a conference on “Energy Options for Tomorrow: Technology to Sustainability” which was concluded on 19th April. During the conference large number of talks were given by scientists from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Edinburgh, IISc Bangalore, IITs, etc. In addition to this, top industry persons from India Power Corporation Limited, Adani Power Limited, Vikram Solar Private Limited, Emami Power, as well as, CSIR, MNRE and young scientists discussed relevant issues and most recent research work in this area. Nearly 50 posters and 20 invited talks were presented.

Futurex Expands Internationally, Opens India Office

Futurex announced the opening of its newest international office in Mumbai, India, in support of the region’s rapidly expanding needs for enterprise cryptographic hardware and cloud-based services. Under the leadership of industry expert Ganesh Karri, Chief Solutions Architect and Regional Business Manager for South Asia, the office will support and expand Futurex and VirtuCrypt’s presence in the region by working directly with customers as well as supporting a growing network of channel partners.

Eros Now Available on Amazon Fire TV Stick

Eros Now, a over-the-top (OTT) Indian entertainment platforms, owned by Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS), today announced a strategic partnership with Amazon in India and their recently launched internet streaming device, Fire TV stick. Users can enjoy Eros Now’s uninterrupted entertainment services as the app is now pre-installed on Fire TV sticks purchased in India.

Myntra Acquires Bangalore Based InLogg

Myntra announced that it has acquired InLogg, a Bangalore based technology platform that provides end to end logistics solutions for the ecommerce sector. As part of the acquisition, the team at InLogg has been inducted into Myntra, making it an acqui-hire that will further strengthen and expand Myntra’s supply chain capabilities.

WINIT announces five new clients across geographies

WINIT, leading Mobile Sales Force Automation (mSFA) Company announced new contract wins from global companies like Procter & Gamble (India), Bajaj Corporation (India), Colgate Palmolive (Saudi Arabia), Olam (Nigeria) and National Food Products Company (NFPC Group) Dubai. The company already has partnered with leading FMCG companies as its clients  like Kwality Ice Cream, Bisleri, Baskin-Robbins to name a few.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Launched in India

Samsung Electronics launched its flagship smartphones Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India, opening up infinite possibilities for the future with a new level of design, functionality and user convenience. The smartphones redefine the future of style and consumer experience with a stunning bezel-less dual-edge Infinity Display that provides a truly cinematic viewing experience. They also come with Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service with defense-grade security, the best low-light camera and a personal assistant, Bixby.

Sulekha partners with Truecaller to reinforce its “Zero-Spam Assurance”

Sulekha has partnered with Truecaller, one of the leading communication apps in the world, to reinforce its “Zero-Spam Assurance”. With the Truecaller app, Sulekha’s users will be able to identify calls from service partners during their search for a variety of local services.

Udacity Partners with MapmyIndia to Strengthen the Self Driving Ecosystem in the country!

India is a huge market when it comes to self driving cars and automation. In order to promote innovation and research in the spectrum of vehicular engineering, the Indian government has proposed an amendment to the motor vehicles act, which when passed will permit testing of self driving cars on Indian roads. This clearly shows that both the public and private sector are equally excited about this new disruption and therefore this opens up a plethora of opportunities for self driving car engineers within the country.

International luxury brands now accept Paytm's QR Code based payments

Paytm has announced a partnership with Generis Luxury, the company that markets and distributes the world’s best international luxury and premium labels in India. The partnership will enable customers to pay using Paytm at all Genesis stores of fashion brands such as Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, Club SP, Armani Jeans, Bottega Veneta, Canali, Coach, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, G-Star RAW, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Satya Paul, Tumi and Villeroy & Boch among others. To make the payment, customers can scan the Paytm QR Code using their Paytm app at the stores and pay instantly.

Huawei Explores New Growth Potential in an Intelligent World

Over 500 industry analysts, media representatives, and opinion leaders across a range of disciplines gathered in Shenzhen today for the 14th annual Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS). Hosted by leading global information and communications (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei Technologies, the analyst summit will highlight Huawei's latest innovations, business practices, and solutions in domains like cloud services, video, the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and digital transformation. Huawei will also take this opportunity to discuss its strategy in these domains.

Future Group’s Retail Light Techniques deploys WorkApps

Retail Light Techniques India Ltd., a Future Group Venture, has implemented WorkApps Enterprise Collaboration for team.  A leader in lighting solutions, RLT has lit up over 40 Million sq. ft. across the country, including some noteworthy installations outside India.

Embracing Digital Transformation to Meet the Needs of the Always-On Enterprise

By: Rick Vanover — Director Technical Product Marketing & Strategy, Veeam Software
A hot topic for organizations in the Middle East, digital transformation, it is signalling big changes for the modern, Always-On enterprise to run their business. It promises to bring with it opportunities to embrace new technologies, leading to improved efficiency. Digital transformation is seen as a big investment, and businesses are increasingly demanding more from their IT services. Digital transformation is becoming a requisite for survival in the current and future landscape.

lephone unveils its latest 4G smartphone — lephone W7

lephone, the Chinese Smartphone maker, has introduced lephone W7, a new entrant to the entry-level 4G VoLTE budget Smartphone market, to its Smartphone series. Priced at Rs. 4599 MOP, the phone was launched specifically for the Indian market with support for 22 different regional languages and multiple international languages.

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4 Percent in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising U.S. dollar.

Coolpad Introduces new Cool1 Dual Variant

Coolpad has launched a new variant of Cool 1 Dual which aims to create a new norm in the Indian smartphone market. Cool1 sports dual dual 13MP + 13MP primary camera with autofocus enabled and dual tone LED flash, which enables users to capture the pictures even in low light condition and an 8MP front camera with an auto beautification mode.

F-Secure Acquires ‘Little Flocker’ to Provide Next-Generation Mac Protection

Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the most advanced security technology available for Macs, from a private app developer. Most Mac security solutions rely entirely on a traditional signature-based approach against malware, but cannot protect Mac users from modern targeted attacks.

China-based cyber espionage group APT10 targeted Indian organizations

FireEye has detected APT10 activity across six continents in 2016 and 2017. APT10 has targeted or compromised manufacturing companies in India, Japan and Northern Europe; a mining company in South America; and multiple IT service providers worldwide.

LG Enhances Display Connectivity Through ‘CRESTRON CONNECTED’ Certification

More than 50 commercial displays from LG Electronics have earned Crestron Connected® certi-fication for enhanced control system compatibility. By joining forces with Crestron Electronics, LG has created a broad portfolio of digital signage monitors designed to provide customers a higher level of integration convenience and reliability. To date, eight series of LG digital signage displays available worldwide – in 32- to 65-inch class sizes – are certified as Crestron Connected. Other models are undergoing certification testing.

NIIT Canada led Consortium Selected by Real Estate Council of Ontario

NIIT Limited that the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has selected NIIT Learning Solutions (Canada) Limited (NIIT Canada) in partnership with Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Canada as the Exclusive Designate to redesign, deliver, and maintain its flagship real estate education programs for professionals in the province of Ontario for a period of 5 years.

Viavi releases results of State of the Network global study

Viavi Solutions, a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, today released the results of its tenth annual State of the Network global study. This year’s study focused on security threats, perhaps explaining why it garnered the highest response rate in State of the Network history, including 1,035 CIOs, IT directors, and network engineers around the world.

Alvarez & Marsal India appoints Suman Jagdev as Senior Director

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has expanded its recently launched Corporate Solutions practice with the appointment of Suman Jagdev as a Senior Director. Mr. Jagdev will lead automotive and industrial sectors with a focus on transaction advisory and performance improvement.

AppsDiscover Brings Advertising Solutions to Businesses for increased Traffic Monetization

AppsDiscover Technologies Pvt. Ltd., claims to be revolutionising the advertising in the digital landscape. The young and zealous start-up has proved itself zillions of times since inception – 2013, and in just three years of active presence, AppsDiscover emerged as an elixir of marketing and branding for hundreds of products and services from a bevy of Industries.

Jugnoo Delivery services a whopping 4000 orders per day

Tiding through a series of events, including several new launches and assuming a new brand identity with its ‘Magical’ logo, Jugnoo registers phenomenal growth for its B2B delivery vertical- Jugnoo Delivery. Catering to a whopping 4000 orders per day, from 2000 delivery orders in November 2016, Jugnoo Delivery has managed to proliferate in Tier I as well as Tier II and Tier III markets.

Amazon.in witnesses high traction for Healthcare Devices

On the occasion of World Health Day, Amazon.in revealed that their healthcare devices category is observing a huge demand. According to Amazon.in younger generation is taking health & fitness seriously and have played an active role by educating elders about the need for healthcare devices especially by gifting them to their parents.

Ricoh unleashes new Color MFP series driven by Workstyle Innovation Technology

Ricoh India announced the launch of two new models of colour multifunction printer (MFP) - MP C2004SP and MP C2504SP. Powered by Workstyle Innovation Technology, the ingenious feature set of the MFPs redefines the way users print and share information in modern work environment. A new sound-reducing design, which incorporates an anti-vibration system and noise-absorbing materials, makes for quieter operation gives an edge to this product.

Pune Police deploys WorkApps Chat

Pune Police becomes the first Indian Government body to join the wave of organizations moving to Dedicated and Secure Chat Applications for better,  faster and secure communication between internal teams. In today’s world, fast and secure communication is the key to National Securityand Great Governance. With mobile devices becoming the primary source of communication, Public Chat Applications pose a threat for government bodies as they are neither in control of the government, nor is their data hosted in India.Public Chat applications are built for peer to peer communication and lack features for usage in large scale teams.

Amazon.in launches “Smart Living Store”

How would it be if you could stream online videos or browse websites on your TV? How about a device that could measure your level of activity throughout the day? How would it be if a device helps keep your home secure? With the Smart Living Store you can find out! Amazon.in announces the launch of “Smart Living Store” - a dedicated store aimed at providing customers the one stop shop for all smart devices across various product categories.

For IPL 2017, Hike Messenger Launches “Caught Behind”: Spicy and Exclusive ‘Off The Field’ Content on Cricket

Hike Messenger announced it has launched Caught Behind -- behind the scenes videos, photos, moments and more, that give users pure, unadulterated and exclusive ‘off the field’ cricket content that they will enjoy. Caught Behind features cricket stars, some of the best known video jockeys like Chris Gayle, DJ Bravo, Anusha Dandekar, and a lot more entertainment around cricket. Caught Behind on Hike Messenger is available across Android starting the evening of 5th April and on iOS starting 12th April, for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

TwitterLite unveiled in India by Maya Hari, MD India

Twitter India has rolled out TwitterLite in India in order to reach out to masses during the IPL season in India. The company has launched this in India exclusively. Twitter has launched this in association with Vodafone India. The company believes that it will help the social network become more popular in the region and take it to the masses in massive way.

Bitxoxo launches Pre paid bitcoin gift cards

Bitxoxo is the first company in the world to introduce bitcoin Pre-paid Gift card. With this launch, the platform has managed to transform the simple act of gifting, a hi-tech approach.

Aircel offers free internet usage for all customers with ‘Aircel Goodnights’

In its commitment to offer affordable mobile internet and meet the ever increasing demand of customers for data, Aircel, one of the leading innovative telecom brands in India, today, launched ‘Aircel Goodnights’ which will offer free mobile internet access to all its prepaid users from 3am to 5am daily. The service will enable all Aircel customers to browse, watch, or schedule the download of the video content without any charge, during the off-peak hours.

Lenovo Launches New Data Centre Partner Programme for Asia Pacific

Lenovo announced the launch of its new Lenovo Data Centre Partner Programme for Asia Pacific. Conceptualised entirely from ground-up in consultation with channel partners, the partner programme is aimed at helping Lenovo channel partners bring best-of-breed data centre solutions to the enterprise market.

Google expands its certified Developer Agency network in India

As a part of Google Developers Agency Program,  Google today announced its’ second batch of certified agencies from India who have received dedicated training and access to Google`s latest products and APIs to develop high end quality apps. With this launch Google now has six certified partner agencies in India that includes Mutual Mobile, Cognitive Clouds, TechJini, [x]cube LABS, Divum and GoodWorkLabs.

Smartron appoints Amit Boni as VP Sales & Marketing

Smartron, India’s first global technology OEM Company and premier IoT brand today announced the appointment of Amit Boni as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing. In this role, he will be responsible for overall brand building and heading the sales & marketing functions for Smartron.

Sony introduces Xperia XZs with World’s First Motion Eye camera

Sony India announced the launch of its new Smartphone, Xperia XZs. Bundled with innovative offerings; this flagship device is integrated with the brand new Motion Eye Camera making the photography experience immensely creative. The Motion Eye camera is packed with World’s First Super Slow Motion video recording at 960 FPS in a smartphone and a unique capturing technique of Predictive Capture.

Pune College gets India’s First of its kind ‘Ink Lab’

Siegwerk India in association with Parakh Agro announced the setting up of India’s comprehensive, first of its kind INK LAB in Printing Engineering Department at PVG’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pune (PVG’s COET). The initiative aims to educate and engage with the students of the Printing Engineering Department as well as the future workforce of the industry.

Nubia Z11 Gray review

nubia announced the launch of its highly acclaimed ‘Bezel-less’ smartphone Z11 in scintillating Gray.  Aimed at the millennial photography populace, nubia Z11 embodies DSLR level of photography with a dapper touch. The scintillating dapper Gray colour nubia Z11 which will be available in the Indian market in exclusive partnership with Amazon.in. Registration for the Bezel-less smartphone will commence from March 31, 2017

5th Autism Carnival: titled ‘My Playground’

On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) on April 2, 2017, Center for Child and Adolescent Well Being (CCAW) in collaboration with Child Mental Health Foundation (CMHF) attempts to spread nationwide awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder through a carnival for the Autism Community and mental health professionals.

ACT Fibernet brings 1Gbps internet speed to India

India is finally having a speed of more than 1GBPS. ACT Fibernet has brought this speed in the city of Hyderabad, though company plans to take this further into other cities particularly in Bangalore and Chennai where the company has presence.

PVR Cinemas launches Asia’s first Virtual Reality Lounge – HP VR Lounge

Unleashing the magic of virtual reality, India’s largest multiplex chain, PVR Cinemas in association with HP India has launched Asia’s first HP Virtual Reality (VR) Lounge at PVR ECX, Mall of India, Noida. PVR Patrons will now be experiencing a new dimension of entertainment while they wait for their film to begin. With this initiative PVR becomes India’s first multiplex to bring in a never-before experience to its users with a rich variety of immersive and interactive content.

DataWind launches first ever Punjabi Education Tablet ‘VidyaTab-Punjabi’

DataWind has yet again come up with a new innovative product – VidyaTab-Punjabi. The leader in delivering Internet access to emerging markets, Datawind, has partnered with Vismaad Inc., the leading developer of educational and animated Punjabi content to launch the first ever Punjabi education Tablet. The Tablet was launched in the presence of Honourable Bardish Chagger, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government in the House of Commonsand His Excellency Mr. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India.

Zone Startups India inaugurates India’s 1st Market Accelerator Program

Zone Startups India celebrated its 3rd Anniversary by inaugurating a new accelerator space and announcing a few new initiatives, in the presence of Hon. John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, and Mohamed Lachemi, President, Ryerson University, accompanied by a large Canadian business delegation. The event witnessed participation of several leaders from the Indian startup ecosystem.

"VIKTRE" - Social platform for professional athletes and fans launched

Today VIKTRE, a content publishing platform and online community for professional athletes and fans, celebrated its expansion into the Indian market. Alongside dozens of India-based partners, the sports networking site kicked off its latest project with Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma of the Indian cricket team, respectively.
Curated to showcase the life of an athlete, VIKTRE provides a multi-faceted network and community for professional athletes to connect on a more personal level with their fans. The platform features two interfaces: One for fans to interact with their favorite athletes via exclusive content, and one for professional athletes of all levels to interact with each other in a private, peer-to-peer setting.

TeraReach launches a unique influencer marketing technology platform - Qoruz

TeraReach, India’s leading influencer marketing and Digital PR agency, has unveiled its latest product-based offering Qoruz. It is one of the finest influencer discovery, outreach, and community building platform, providing an end-to-end influencer marketing solution. Initiated after intensive research, founders Praanesh Bhuvaneswar and Prabakaran are all set to revolutionize the influencer marketing space in the country with this launch.

Kejriwal speaks about his government's tech initiatives

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi Government, has once again outlined the initiatives of government. Technology decisions which his government has taken stand no where closer to the promises he had made before. It is however difficult to ascertain if these decisions have helped the people of the state.

Gionee launches A1 in India with Super Selfie & Super Battery for a Super Experience

Gionee announced the launch of its first flagship of the year, A1, in India. Continuing the Gionee legacy, the brand new A1 offers longer battery life with ultrafast charge and enhanced picture quality to capture great selfies. Equipped with a stunning 16MP front camera which offers clearer and more beautiful selfies, A1 will allow users to capture, enjoy and share all their favorite selfie moments without having to worry about battery drainage thanks to a long lasting 4010 mAh battery and ultrafast charging capability. A1 is also loaded with a faster and safer fingerprint unlock and the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0 amongst a host other innovative features.

Vivo Launches Vivo Y66 with 16MP Front Camera, 3000 mAh Battery

Vivo announced the launch of its latest Vivo Y66 in India. Packaged with exciting features, the device is designed in line with Vivo’s commitment to redefining the perfect selfie experience and it falls into their affordable segment of smartphones. The VIvo Y66 is an attractive choice for valued customers and will be priced at Rs 14,990/-.

Coolpad Note 5 Lite review through specs done

Coolpad Note 5 lite is the younger cousin of Coolpad Note 5. The new phone boasts of all those features which are there in the senior phone. However, the screensize is little smaller when it comes to Lite version. But it does not mar the user experience. It in fact fits well in the pocket.

Containers and Microservices Significantly Accelerate Banking IT

By: Michael Fettweiss, Sales Manager in Financial Services at Red Hat & Andreas Neeb, Enterprise Solution Architect at Red Hat
Due to the increasingly competitive nature of the market, it is clear that financial institutions need to bring new products and services to market in a faster, more efficient manner quickly. An increasing number of near and non-banks are already offering services related to payment transactions, the credit industry, and investment consulting and this trend will continue.

Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite in India

Coolpad unveiled the Note 5 Lite, the next edition of their widely popular fingerprint smartphone Note 5. It is another addition to the note series known for its elegant design, superior technology. The newly launched phone sports a sleek metal body combined with an 8-megapixel front camera integrated with a fingerprint scanner at the rear. The phone will be exclusively available on Amazon.in at a price of INR 8,199. It will be available in variants of gold and grey starting via open sale from 21 March, 2017.

CASHe Announces Strategic Tie-up with Rubique

Aeries Financial Technologies announced that CASHe, India’s fastest loan giving app for young salaried professionals, has entered a strategic partnership with Rubique, India’s leading online marketplace for financial products. In this collaboration, Rubique will enlist CASHe on its online platform for borrowers to avail viable short-term loan products from CASHe. CASHe disburses multiple loan products ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1,00,000 payable over 15, 30 & 90 days.

Ziox Mobiles launches ‘Z23 Zelfie’ with Big Battery and Selfie Camera in a feature phone; priced at Rs.1123/-

Ziox Mobiles, under the aegis of Sun Airvoice Private Limited, announces ‘Z23 under its popular Zelfie series’. Shine in style with a feature phone that supports your love for selfie paired with BIG Battery Life all in a feature phone.

Celkon Mobiles implements SAP Cloud Platform

SAP SE announced that Celkon Mobiles, the leading consumer mobile handset brand in India, has implemented an entire innovation platform that was developed on SAP Cloud Platform, for managing its nation-wide distribution network. The company’s objective was to mitigate high costs and improve efficiencies in its supply chain process and channel systems, in order to maintain its competitive edge.

Introducing IBM Watson powered Robot 'Chintu' at MIT Tech Fest in Pune

The students at MIT Pune have been using IBM Watson APIs powered by IBM Bluemix, IBM's Cloud platform and have hit the ground running with speed within weeks. When asked about leveraging a new technology like IBM Watson, Krishnamohan Manmohan, a student at MIT Pune, said, "What I like most about Watson is that it is an incredible platform that provides a variety of services that can solve real world problems. These services can be used as and when required and are always accessible. It's definitely something that all students should have access to, in order to develop the market relevant skills sets.''

SD2 launches CloudOps.ai, the "Upfront Cloud" bringing Enterprise Discounts, AI Driven Automation to AWS Customers

SD Squared (SD2), a company offering tech outsourcing and cloud management solutions, is announcing the full public launch of its new cloud management platform, CloudOps.ai, that lets users tap into the power of Amazon Web Services (AWS) easily and affordably in what it calls the “Upfront Cloud”. As part of CloudOps.ai, SD2 is launching a new prepaid AWS wallet that gives customers the option of avoiding bill shock, and not needing a credit card to access the free tier.

Moto G5 Plus has finally come to India

Moto G5 Plus has finally come to India and is available at a very attractive price-point. The Moto G5 Plus flaunts a combination of advance features and premium design. Fast processors, great battery life, rapid charging, fingerprint reader, and advanced camera features all wrapped up in one device at an affordable price. An unexpected combination, because different is better.

Facebook and TLabs join hands to fortify mobile based start-ups

Facebook and TLabs accelerator have partnered to strengthen the mobile startup ecosystem in India. Both Facebook and TLabs have a strong focus and expertise on Internet and Mobile businesses, and will build on the knowledge and learnings of in-house senior mentors to engage and educate budding entrepreneurs. As part of this partnership, they will co-host multiple events for solving startups’ issues around user experience, analytics, app installs, monetization and more.

Indian CIOs are Prioritizing Digitalization over Conventional Technologies

CIOs in India are prioritizing digitalization and rivaling global top performers when it comes to their commitment to digital business, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s annual global survey of CIOs found that average IT budgets in India are expected to grow 10.7 percent in 2017, nearly five times faster than the overall global average of a 2.2 percent increase. However, India is struggling with significant IT talent gaps.

Conduent Announces Lokesh Prasad as CEO of India

Conduent Incorporated named Lokesh Prasad as Chief Executive Officer, Conduent India. Conduent launched earlier this year following a separation from Xerox Corporation. In his role, Prasad will be responsible for further developing the $6.5 billion company’s presence in India and growing the 10,000-employee workforce across six cities, including Bangalore, Kochi, Gurgaon, Noida, Indore and Chennai. Prasad will be based in Gurgaon.

itel and Idea Cellular to offer 6 GB of Free data on a range of Smart devices

itel, one of the leading mobile brand from Transsion Holdings Conglomerate, has partnered with Idea Cellular, one of the leading Indian mobile operators, to offer free 1GB of Data per month for up to six months on specific models of itel smartphones. The offer will be available starting Today on selected itel smartphone models under Wish series; it1409, it1407, it1508, it1508+ and Power Pro series; it1516+

Global participation marks Spring Conference 2017 at Fintech Valley Vizag

Setting the stage for Government of Andhra Pradesh’s ambitious initiative, #SpringConference 2017 was inaugurated at Novotel, Visakhapatnam today. Fintech Valley Vizag is Government of Andhra Pradesh’s flagship initiative that brings together industry, academia and investors to innovate, co-create and build the fintech ecosystem. The Fintech Spring Conference 2017 marks the beginning of this journey. The primary objective of the event is to explore trends and opportunities in fintech. This is a platform where the finest minds of financial and startup community get to share mind-space with thought leaders, business leaders, artists, actors, musicians, futurists and entrepreneurs.

SAP HANA, Express Edition, Now More Digitally Accessible Than Ever

SAP SE  announced that developers using the free express edition of SAP HANA can expand their memory use by purchasing a low-cost license from the SAP® Store with their credit card. Developers can purchase a 6-month or 12-month term license to expand applications with up to 64 GB, 96 GB or 128 GB of memory use. Additional memory enables developers to crunch larger data sets and perform advanced analytical processing against a wide variety of data types including text, spatial or graph with greater ease to deliver fresh insights via next-generation applications.

OnePlus 3T Gets Big B for Promotion

Top 10 Women in Indian IT

Indian IT industry is powered by females at different levels. While we see thousands of them working at entry and mid level, some of them make to the top level in the IT industry. They are driving the growth in these companies and empowering them at every step. These women have set the precedent.

PayPal launches second edition of Recharge; opens registrations

PayPal, the global leader in online payments, announced the launch of Recharge, a unique six-week program focused on empowering women technologists to get back to work after taking time off to explore their passions, develop interests and strengthen families. The program is a part of PayPal’s commitment towards nurturing a culture of diversity and inclusion in the technology industry.

Scheme of Arrangement & Amalgamation between Geometric, HCL and 3D PLM becomes effective

Geometric is pleased to announce that the Scheme of Arrangement & Amalgamation between Geometric, HCL Technologies Limited (“HCL”) and 3D PLM Software Solutions Limited (“3D PLM”) has become effective on March 2, 2017.  Under the transaction the entire business of Geometric has been transferred to HCL.  Simultaneously Geometric has been merged into 3D PLM.

Digital Government Research Centre Launched in Patna

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), launched the “Digital Government Research Centre (DGRC)” in Patna today. The sate-f-the art R&D centre was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ms. Neeta Verma, Director General, NIC, Dr. Omkar Rai, Director General, STPI, Dr Pushpak Bhattacharya, Director General, IIT-Patna and Shri Manoj Kumar Mishra, MD, NICSI among others.

Lenovo Mobile Business Group Appoints Sudhin Mathur as Managing Director, Motorola Mobility

Lenovo Mobile Business Group announced the appointment of Sudhin Mathur as the Managing Director - Motorola Mobility India Pvt Limited. He has been inducted as a full-time director on the Motorola Mobility Board in India and has taken over as MD, Motorola Mobility India. Sudhin will also continue to serve the role of Executive Director for Lenovo MBG India.

Huawei Wins ‘Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G’ Award at MWC 2017

Huawei received the ‘Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G’ award at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. This year is the first year that GSMA has chosen to present the award for 5th generation mobile networks (5G) and receiving such an honor helps to showcase Huawei’s contribution to technology evolution.

Fintech Start-Up- CASHe Disburses 1 Crore Loans Per Day And Aims At 30 Crore by March 2017

Aeries Financial Technologies, a fin-tech company promoted by serial entrepreneur and private equity investor V. Raman Kumar, today announced that CASHe, India’s fastest loan giving app for young salaried professionals is now disbursing loans well over 1 Crore per day in less than a year of operations. CASHe now processes an average of 450 loan applications per day for young salaried professionals. CASHe is now India’s leading and most preferred fintech company in the personal lending space.

A New Journey of GTI: Joint Innovation towards 5G

With shifted focus to joint innovation towards 5G, the GTI Summit 2017 was held on 28th Feb. at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, as a significant milestone for the GTI 2.0 that strives for further promoting 4G evolution and 5G development, to build everything connected world through cross-industry collaboration.

CloudWalker launches Cloud TV for digital entertainment

CloudWalker Streaming Technologies, a tech start-up creating digital ecosystems for large format screens directly through smart TV or through conversion of existing TVs into smart TVs, is launching what it says is ‘The Smartest Smart TV’ ever, the Cloud TV. CloudWalker developed its own User Interface powered by a CDE (Content Discovery Engine) which curates digital content available on the internet on Free, Premium or Freemium basis and also helps discover Apps that can be viewed on TV.

Airtel Rated as India’s Fastest Network by Ookla

Bharti Airtel said that it has been rated as India’s fastest mobile network by Ookla - the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications. This latest recognition, furthers cements Airtel’s position as India’s best smartphone network that consistently enables a superior online experience for customers.

Times Internet continues to strengthen its Leadership Team

Looking to further consolidate its position as India's leading digital product company, Times Internet, today, announced the addition of two experienced and proven corporate leaders to their senior management team. Rattan Chugh comes in as the new Chief Peoples Officer from Standard Chartered, while Vivek Pandey joins in from the Tata Group as the Vice President of Growth and Analytics.

Get My Parking Poised for Big Leap with New Partnerships and Fundraise

Get My Parking, a Delhi-based 18-months old startup providing cloud-based mobile parking technology announced today its recently raised pre-series A funding of $1.1 million (Rs.7.35 crores) to accelerate their product innovation and business impact. The participating investors include Indian Angel Network (IAN), BEENEXT, The Chennai Angels (TCA), and Mr. Sunil Munjal (Hero group). In January 2016, the start-up had raised $0.376million (Rs.2.5 crores) from The Chennai Angels (TCA).

Centum Foundation launches Centum GRO to skill deaf youth in India

Centum Foundation, the CSR arm of Centum Learning, an ISO 9001:2015-certified skilling MNC, today announced the launch of Centum GRO to train deaf youth in India. The initiative is in collaboration with US-based Global Reach Out (GRO) a non-profit organization run by hearing-impaired individuals, which has already imparted leadership skills and entrepreneurial training to over 1,000 deaf youth across India, Kenya, Guatemala, Honduras, and Thailand.

HP launches OMEN Gaming Portfolio In India

HP Inc. made the debut of its gaming portfolio in India - OMEN by HP, featuring an array of products built for gamers combining the latest in PC innovation, delivering power and performance to dominate competition. The portfolio will be available starting 15th March 2017 on www.hpshopping.in, select HP World stores, leading ecommerce portals and LFRs.

Mahindra Comviva launches payPLUS Aadhaar Pay merchant payment acceptance solution for Rural India

Mahindra Comviva announced the launch of payPLUS Aadhaar Pay, a merchant payment acceptance solution that leverages India Stack for merchant payments.  payPLUS Aadhaar Pay simplifies digital payments by using Aadhaar number and linked biometric credentials to facilitate merchant on-boarding and payments. Given the government’s focus on digital payments, payPLUS Aadhaar Pay provides a merchant acceptance solution designed for rural India taking into account the specific challenges faced by consumers and merchants in such demographic segments.

NPCI, Mastercard, Visa develop BharatQR

R. Gandhi, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India today launched BharatQR, a world first interoperable and low cost acceptance solution, developed by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Mastercard, and Visa.

Siemens to deploy signalling systems for Nagpur Metro

Siemens Limited and Siemens Rail Automation Ltd. S.A.U Spain have jointly won an order worth Rs. 287 crore, out of which Siemens Limited’s share is Rs. 146 crore (all inclusive). Siemens is to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro i.e. the North-South and the East-West Corridors. The project comprises the deployment and installation of the Siemens communications-based train control (CBTC) solution Trainguard MT for 38.2 kilometers of double track with 36 stations and two depots, as well as onboard equipment for 23 three-cars trains.

Zendesk Invests in Manila; Opens New APAC 'Customer Experience Hub'

Zendesk announced the launch of a new office in Metro Manila providing capacity for over 200 people, creating a ‘Customer Experience Hub’ for the APAC region. The APAC region is a key focus for Zendesk with paid customer accounts growing by over 35% year-over-year as of the end of 2016. The number of employees grew by over 50% during the same period.

IBM Delivers Watson for Cyber Security to Power Cognitive Security Operations Centers

IBM Security announced the availability of Watson for Cyber Security, the industry’s first augmented intelligence technology designed to power cognitive security operations centers (SOCs). Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cybersecurity, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watson can now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible to modern security tools.

BVR Mohan Reddy Recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the Eve of Aero India 2017

Cyient Limited announced that its Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 at the 4th edition of the Aerospace & Defense Award 2017. Cyient was also announced as the winner in the ‘Excellence in Aerospace Exports’ category at the awards ceremony. The ceremony was held on February 13, at Le Meridian, Bangalore, on the eve of Aero India 2017 in the presence of the Guest of Honor, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri & Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI).

Now on Google Maps create & share ‘Lists’ of your favourite places with your friends & family

All of us love to share our experiences about places we’ve visited and things to do and see with our friends or family. Starting today, Google Maps’ new feature “Lists” will help you mark out the places you love and the places you want to recommend to friends. You can now create lists of places, share your lists with others, and follow the lists of your friends and family when shared with you – without ever leaving Google Maps on Android or iOS.

Mahindra Comviva Bags Three Awards at Aegis Graham Bell Awards

Mahindra Comviva announced that it has won three awards at the prestigious Aegis Graham Bell Awards at a glittering award ceremony held recently in New Delhi. The award ceremony was attended by Hon'ble Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Dr. Sam Pitroda, Father of Indian Telecom Revolution.

Coolpad Cool 1 debuts at New York Fashion Week

Renowned Designer Vaishali S launches new collection ‘Chaatak’ in association with Coolpad at New York Fashion Week. The overwhelming response and critical appreciation at NYFW SS’17 marks the second time Vaishali S has showcased at NYFW, unveiling her much anticipated AW’17 collection titled ‘Chaatak’.

Tally Solutions launches online forum for Chartered Accountants and Industry experts

Tally Solutions announced the launch of an online forum dedicated to Chartered accountants in the country. The portal will host threads of discussion on the fundamentals of GST, its implications on different stakeholders and opinions shared by eminent CAs in the form of articles and interviews. Tax practitioners and business people will be able to view and follow these and prepare themselves for the transition to GST.

Twitter introduces new Safety features

Twitter stands for freedom of expression and people being able to see all sides of any topic. The global live communication platform announced three changes today -  stopping the creation of new abusive accounts, bringing forward safer search results, and collapsing potentially abusive or low-quality Tweets.

How to use Live streaming on YouTube

It is important that your realise as to who can use the Live Streaming on Youtube. If you have more than 10k followers on YouTube, you are eligible for it. Others will have to wait a while. For those with adequate number of users on YouTube, you can simply use the Live Streaming button and connect with your followers in no time. Up on that YouTube is giving you a fair chance to make money on your streams. Isn't that great?

10 Trends that will Impact Open-Source Technology

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks

Open source has become an integral piece of every developer’s arsenal. The power of the community, the wisdom of many, and the ability to hook into various systems and solutions make open source incredibly powerful.

Intex launches Aqua Supreme+ as its first multilingual 4G Volte smartphone

Intex Technologies announced the launch of a new smartphone called Aqua Supreme+ as its first multilingual smartphone in association with Indus OS. Built with big battery and great camera, Intex Aqua Supreme+ will be an ideal device for creating memories. The smartphone also comes equipped with value added services and features that offer users a wide range of apps to explore while using a smartphone. Priced at INR 9,490/-, all new Aqua Supreme+ is packed with outstanding 13MP camera and a powerful 3000 mAh battery.