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SOC gaining focus & IOT set to play a big role in the next 10 years: Kevin Simzer, Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, had their global executive Kevin Simzer, EVP, Sales & Marketing in India recently, stressing on how APAC tends to be a lead adopter around next generation projects focused on Cloud, Virtualization and Container related technologies. In a total addressable market size of $15 billion, he opined that IOT is here to stay for the next decade, and Hybrid Cloud security was seen as one of the strongest growth areas in India and around the APAC region. Another area which is increasingly come into the fore is SOC (Security Operations Centre), and what customers are doing from an incident response standpoint.
“India market in particular is very technology savvy. We are going to take big initiatives largely driven in India partnering with big system integrators (SI’s) who happen to be champions. We want to be part of the next wave of opportunity by investing in companies, through our $100 million VC arm on IOT and next generation land…

VMware Transforms Security for Apps Running on vSphere-Based Virtualized and Cloud Environments

At VMworld 2017, VMware announced its breakthrough solution for securing applications running on virtualized or cloud environments – VMware AppDefense. This new security solution leverages the virtual infrastructure to monitor running applications against their intended state, and can detect and automate response to attacks that attempt to manipulate those applications. Additionally, integrations with third-party solutions will enable a partner ecosystem to leverage VMware’s AppDefense unique application visibility and response orchestration.
“The growing frequency and cost of security incidents points to a fundamental flaw in security models that focus solely on chasing threats,” said Tom Corn, senior vice president, security products at VMware. “AppDefense delivers an intent-based security model that focuses on what the applications should do – the known good – rather than what the attackers do – the known bad. We believe it will do for compute, what VMware NSX and micro-segmentati…

MobileComm Professionals acquires XplorG Core360°, now mCoreSolutions

MobileComm Professionals that it has acquired XplorG a Telecommunications and IT convergence innovations product firm.
This acquisition extends MobileComm's leadership in network transformation services and enhances its already robust, next-generation technology focused portfolio of services, products and support facilities. With XplorG’s feature rich products encompassed around Core360° concept, MobileComm is now uniquely positioned to provide an end-to-end innovative solution packages to its global clientele base with a framework that covers planning, optimization, auto-assurance, capex-management, SON, PM aggregator, SNMP, Auto-audit, Revenue-assurance, CEM/QoE and many more with opex efficiency at the centre. These advanced network management capabilities prove to be extremely important to current wireless landscape involving IoT, OTT, cloud computing and upcoming 5G architectures. The transaction includes all associated Intellectual Property (IP), a research and development …

Giving final touch to cyber security standards for phones: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Government is finalising cyber security standards for telephones, union minister for IT & electronics and law & justice, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
“Let me tell all mobile manufacturing units that your product must be security-compliant, there shall be no compromise on that,” said Mr Prasad while addressing an ASSOCHAM conference on Cyber and Network Security.
He also said that IT and Electronics department had issued notice to most of the mobile companies manufacturing smart phones they were asked to furnish details related to cyber security. “I am very keen that cyber security initiative of India must become a lesson for the world.”
He informed that in last three years 93 mobile manufacturing factories have come up in India with Noida emerging as a big hub for mobile manufacturing where 32 such factories have come up.
“I have told the UP chief minister also that Noida and Greater Noida has great potential of becoming a cent…

GDP growth trends lower in Q1 due to pre-GST jitters: Angel Broking

By: Mayuresh Joshi (Fund Manager, Angel Broking):
GDP growth for the first quarter ended June 2017 came in at 5.7%, while the GVA grew at 5.6%. Gross Value Added (GVA) represents GDP growth without the impact of indirect taxes and subsidies, giving a better picture of actual economic activity. GVA growth of 5.6% is sharply lower than estimates which pegged the Q1 growth closer to 6.5% and full year GDP estimates for 2017-18 closer to 7.5%. The pressure on economic growth apparently came from the lag effect of demonetization and a slowdown in production ahead of the GST implementation on July 01st as manufacturers focused on offloading inventories.
Among the key sectoral components, agriculture showed a growth of 2.3% in the first quarter compared to 2.5% in the corresponding quarter last year. Manufacturing fell sharply in the quarter from 10.7% to 1.2% with the predominant pressure coming from the private sector SME segment. Even within the service sector the only segments that impro…

Everything overrides when it comes to national interest & security: Kiren Rijiju on Right to Privacy

Both individual freedom and privacy are very important but it cannot be unqualified as everything overrides when it comes to the national interest and security, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr Kiren Rijiju said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
“When it comes to national security, I personally feel that national interest overrides everything,” said Mr Rijiju while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM Summit on Cyber & Network Security.
Pointing out that primary responsibility of making laws and policies rests with the Parliament, the Minister said “We are being authorised by the sovereign people of this nation, we have primary responsibility to frame laws.”
“So all this scenario in which we live, we must understand that there are fundamental rights but equally there are fundamental duties,” he added.
Mr Rijiju also said that there is a huge gap in India’s capability and capacity when it comes cyber warfare.
“During the briefings and understanding of how prepared we a…

Samsung Launches Portable SSD T5 in India

Samsung Electronics launched the Samsung Portable SSD T5 – the newest portable solid state drive (PSSD) that raises the bar for the performance of external memory products. Samsung’s latest 64-layer V-NAND technology enables T5 to deliver industry-leading transfer speeds with encrypted data security in a compact and durable design, making it easier than ever for consumers to access their most valuable data anywhere, at any time.
“At Samsung, we work towards delivering meaningful innovations and the Portable SSD T5 continues our legacy of leadership and innovation. We are confident that the T5 will exceed consumers’ expectations for external storage by offering 4.9 times faster  speeds than external HDD products and a solid metal design that is lightweight and conveniently pocket-sized. T5 is surely a stunning proposition for Power Users like Media Professionals, Technology Enthusiasts, Content Creators and Business Professionals,” said Mr. Sukesh Jain, Vice President, IT & Mobile…

COAI launches 5G India Forum

In a bid to strengthen India’s position as far as use and deployment efforts of 5G technology, COAI, the apex association of major telecom service providers, mobile, internet, technology and digital services companies in the country, announced the formation of the ‘5G India Forum’. The Forum aims to bring together the different voices of the Indian Telecommunications, Mobility & Connectivity eco-system in order to become the leading force in the development of next generation communications. The Forum would facilitate synergising of national efforts and will play a significant role in shaping the strategic, commercial and regulatory development of the 5G ecosystem in India and aid in the Make in India & Digital India initiatives of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
On the occasion of launching the Forum, Mr Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI stated, “Adoption of 5G will require substantial investment in more downstream innovation than previous generations of communications sys…

Amazon India partners with Government of Karnataka to help local start-ups sell online under its Launchpad program

In line with its vision to transform the way India buys & sells, Amazon India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology Services (KBITS) at ‘ELEVATE100’ event held today in Bangalore. As part of the alliance, Amazon India will work with KBITS to educate, train & enable select start-ups to sell their products to Amazon customers across the country under its Launchpad program. Amazon Launchpad, the company’s flagship program dedicated to promote innovative products backed by technological excellence, makes it easy 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.
The Government of Karnataka has operationalized a dedicated ‘Karnataka Startup Cell’ as a one-stop shop to provide assistance to startups with respect to information on regulatory environment, networking with industry bodies and academic institution…

Toreto Rolls Out Classic Retro “TOR 302 T-Buzzer” - Bluetooth Speaker Karaoke Mic

Toreto, a prominent leader in the innovative and portable digital product market has launched “TOR 302 T-Buzzer” Bluetooth Speaker & Karaoke Mic.
Here's one for perfectionists from the house of Toreto. Now parties can be more fun with this wireless gizmo, which works as a Microphone, Bluetooth speaker and a Karaoke Machine. It is a portable microphone with the advantage of acting as a powerful Bluetooth Speaker. It is the best thing that can help you rock your party or your get together. It comes with the feature of sing-along while the Bluetooth speaker is playing music.
This new all-in-one TOR 302 T-Buzzer will give any performances a burst of star appeal by accompanying singing with a sequence of flashing disco lights. TOR 302 T-Buzzer connects swiftly with any Karaoke app and can even record voice or audio while working as a Karaoke mic. The recording feature guarantees hours of fun-time. One can playback the recording to hear those entertaining talks again and again with…

UNSW creates future with launch of 'unique' quantum computing company

Australia’s first quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, has been launched at UNSW to advance the development and commercialisation of the University’s world-leading quantum computing technology. The NSW Government is the latest partner to join the $83 million venture, pledging $8.7 million from its recently announced Quantum Computing Fund. The commitment builds on earlier investments from UNSW and its quantum computing researchers ($25 million), Commonwealth Bank of Australia ($14 million), Telstra ($10 million over two years) and the Australian Government ($25 million over five years) through its National Innovation & Science Agenda. Australia’s first hardware quantum computing company, Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, has been launched to advance the development and commercialisation of UNSW Sydney’s world-leading quantum computing technology. Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd will drive the development and commercialisation of a 10-qubit quantum inte…

MIMO Research to Achieve 1.09 Gbps Cell Throughput

China Mobile(Shenzhen) and Huawei recently completed technical field trials on 4.5G Evolution in which spatial multiplexing of Massive MIMO was used on commercial UEs to achieve the world's first 1 Gbps cell throughput with only 20 MHz TDD spectrum. It is considered as a key milestone in the field of Massive MIMO.
This innovative achievement can effectively resolve congestion in LTE networks with 3D beamforming, accurate channel calibration, intelligent orthogonalization, advanced power distribution, and other cutting-edge technologies. These combined approaches deliver the benefits of beamforming, spatial multiplexing, interference suppression, and energy utilization to improve signal quality and beamforming energy utilization, while increasing multiplexing layers and modulation orders.
As a result, 1 Gbps cell throughput is achieved using a 20 MHz bandwidth, addressing the rapid growth of traffic while laying a solid foundation required for a smooth evolution to 5G.
Commercial …

GrowthEnabler launches ‘Personalized Intelligence Interface’- GE Pii

Identifying the need for actionable yet customisable data and insights about the global startup ecosystem, GrowthEnabler, a London-based insights and intelligence startup, today announced the launch of ‘Personalised Intelligence Interface- GE Pii’. The platform’s objective is to revolutionise the way tech-startups and big businesses connect, innovate and grow using cutting edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data Analytics, AR/VR, IoT, Robotics, FinTech, EdTech, HealthTech, GreenTech and many more.
The GE Pii platform, which is free for startups, aims to help them attract funding from global venture capitalists and investors. It also gives startups an access to sales leads and opportunities directly from top global companies to collaborate and develop new products.
With data from over 525,000 Tech Startups around the world already available on the platform, GE Pii helps corporate decision makers to find relevant insights on global tech startups with vario…

Juniper Networks Introduces Contrail Security to Help Enterprises Protect Applications in Any Cloud

Juniper Networks announced Juniper® Contrail Security, a new security and microsegmentation solution specifically designed to allow enterprises and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud providers to protect applications running in multiple cloud environments.
Organizations are building and deploying cloud-native applications across public and private clouds to realize the benefits of scale, flexibility and agility. As these applications scale, their components are distributed across multiple heterogeneous clouds, which can also inadvertently distribute vulnerabilities and increase the risk of a business-impacting security breach. To further complicate matters, the perimeter of cloud environments is blurred, rendering perimeter-based policies ineffective in preventing the lateral spread of threats and creating the need for agile enforcement points that require up-to-date policies. Security administrators are also burdened with having to manually create and manage myriad security policies…

Smartworks invests in technology to delight customers

Smartworks has launched “smartworks application” - an application that works as a collaboration and networking tool helping users increase efficiency and reduce downtime for essential but operational tasks. Downloadable onto your smartphones through Google Play and Apple App Store, the interface enables Smartworks’ clients to network and collaborate with Smartwork’s pan India community, book meeting rooms in advance, carpool the smart way by finding their carpool buddies within their office, order beverages from their workstations and enjoy several location-optimised offers, rebates and event listings from brand partners,. The application also offers real time tech support through features like User Feedback & Live Chat with the Community Management, and ensures that the issues reported are solved in sixty minutes. The app has received a postive response from users so far.
Smartworks plans to elevate its technology offerings further with the help of Alexa Virtual Assistant, which…

Sapience Analytics Announces Investment from Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors

Sapience Analytics, an innovative People Analytics solution company, announced today a majority investment from Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT Investors. The NEXT investment will be primarily used to accelerate Sapience Analytics’ expansion into the US market.
Founded in 2009 with the vision to transform people, processes and productivity, Sapience Analytics is a market leader in People Analytics and provides a unique enterprise workforce analytics and efficiency solution. Sapience delivers unprecedented visibility into work patterns and behavior in an organization, which is being used by leaders of over 70 major customers to make better informed decisions and improve operating efficiencies across their enterprises. The Sapience platform focuses on helping companies achieve improved efficiencies for staffing, workload optimization, process improvement, robotic process automation, and outsourcing governance.
“We are seeing rapid growth for Sapience in the US market. We stand to…

Hero Electronix’s Tessolve Adds to End-to-End Engineering Capabilities with Acquisitions in Malaysia and Singapore

Hero Electronix, a part of the $5 billion Hero Group, announced the acquisition of two businesses – Malaysia’s Spectrum Integrated Technologies Sdn Bhd and the test lab business of Singapore’s Lynxemi Pte Ltd. The acquisitions were made through Tessolve, a Hero Electronix Venture and a leading provider of engineering services. Hero Electronix and its group companies have a planned investment outlay of Rs. 1,000 – 1,200 crore by 2022, aimed at building businesses in the advanced technologies and electronics engineering space. Hero Electronix’s revenue at the end of FY 2017 stood at Rs. 600 crores; Tessolve was a key contributor growing at 40% y-o-y.
Hero Electronix and Tessolve have laid strong emphasis on diversification, moving from offering semiconductor test engineering services to becoming an end-to-end solutions provider. With these two acquisitions, and the addition of TES Europe’s India embedded systems business in 2016, Tessolve is now strongly positioned as a leading end-to-…

Dell-EMC Forum 2017 arrives in India with the vision to ‘REALIZE’ Digital Transformation

Technology is transforming the way we live and work at an ever-increasing pace. Post the successful merger last year, the combination of Dell and EMC has created the world’s largest privately controlled, integrated technology company which is best positioned to help all its customers and partners through their Digital Transformation journey.
To address the transformation journey of enterprises to adopt digital, showcase advanced solutions to overcome the new challenges and elevate IT to the next level, Dell EMC is organizing their annual flagship event- Dell-EMC CIO Forum 2017 on 8th September in Mumbai followed by an outreach in four cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore). These events across four cities will host four tracks with 35 sessions for tech enthusiasts. The 8th edition of Dell EMC Forum also marks the one year anniversary of Dell and EMC coming together in a successful merger. With an over-arching theme of ‘REALIZE Transformation’, the daylong event in Mumbai wil…

iBall launches Executive Laptop under ₹30,000 - iBall CompBook Aer3

Establishing its foothold in the market and emerging as a leading Indian Laptop brand with CompBook series, iBall brings what it claims as the next level of technology - ending the search of businesses for the best Executive Laptop under Rs. 30,000 with launch of iBall CompBook Aer3.
Open up to fly high to achieve all the possibilities and opportunities with this key gadget to success. Hitting the sweet spot, iBall CompBook Aer3 is encased with a stunning full metallic body and is designed aesthetically with luxurious Gold, which leaves you mesmerized. The 15 amazing not-to-be-missed features make this laptop undisputedly the best for executives looking for laptops under Rs 30,000. To give you a glimpse of these features:
1. Full Metallic Body, ultra-sleek and yet weighing only 1.48 kgs
2. Touch Screen
3. Rotate the way you like with RDS3TNEW technology
4. Full HD Screen (1920*1080) with IPS Screen technology
5. Intel® Pentium® Quad Core Processor with speed of up to 2.5 GHz and 4GB …

Sterlite Tech Announces Three Key Leadership Appointments to Drive Growth

Sterlite Tech has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Nischal Gupta as Chief Transformation Officer, Manish Sinha as Chief Marketing Officer and Sanjeev Bedekar as Chief Delivery & Technology Officer, Telecom Services. These leaders will drive Sterlite Tech’s leadership position in designing, building and managing broadband networks.
Highlighting the appointments, Dr Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech, said, “Nischal, Manish & Sanjeev bring diverse skills and global experience across technology and digital domains, and I am delighted to welcome them to Sterlite Tech. As we witness digital transformation globally with macro shifts in network technologies and data-consumption patterns, our leadership team will lead and drive the next phase of growth.”
With over 20 years of experience in transformation, strategy, process excellence, technology integration and program management, Nischal has joined Sterlite Tech as the Chief Transformation Officer. He will lea…

Ixia Launches New LTE Test Solution for Cellular IoT

Ixia, a provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, \announced IxLoad-Wireless, a high-performance Long Term Evolution (LTE) test solution for cellular IoT enhanced Machine-Type Communication(eMTC) and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technologies.  These technologies are new 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-defined and will help manage the density expected with IoT and lay the foundation for 5G.
Cellular IoT provides wireless communications for devices and applications that need low-power and wide-range communication connectivity, and have infrequent data transmission. A low volume of such devices would have a minimal impact on today’s LTE networks. However, according to Ericsson’s Internet of Things Forecast, 70 percent of wide-area IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022, and the number of cellular IoT devices will surpass mobile phones in 2018.
Setting the Stage for 5G
To address this, the 3GPP consortium now requires that standards being developed f…