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Aspire Systems Achieves Bronze Services Partner Designation from ServiceNow

Aspire Systems, a technology services firm, announced that they have achieved ServiceNow Bronze Services Partner. This achievement recognizes Aspire’s commitment to platform expertise, certifications and benchmark customer satisfaction score on ServiceNow implementations.

The Services Partner Program is designed by ServiceNow to recognize and qualify its partners based on their implementation services, customer experience, product expertise, competencies and specializations in specific areas. Aspire has been a technology partner to global enterprises and ISVs for past two decades, and introduced ServiceNow to its long-term customers and successfully driving ServiceNow implementations for the last 8 years. This expertise and experience helped Aspire in achieving the bronze partner title from ServiceNow.

“Aspire has been delivering ServiceNow based technology services to our customers from our offshore development center since 2009. In the past three years,  we have scaled up our  busi…

Magnet 360 Announces Lightning Bolt Factory, for Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Magnet 360, the Mindtree Salesforce practice, has introduced their new Lightning Bolt Factory—built on Salesforce Lightning—which enables businesses to implement Lightning Bolt-based communities and portals even faster and easier.  Businesses across many industries are using Salesforce Lightning Bolts to set up customized online communities for a wide range of needs, from employee engagement to service and support to customer satisfaction. And with its new Lightning Bolt Factory, Mindtree’s Magnet 360 practice is making it easier for companies to access these communities and solutions.
Businesses across industries have varying levels of success engaging with customers, partners and employees online – whether it be on their website or social media platforms. Magnet 360’s Lightning Bolt Factory allows clients to bundle business-specific templates, apps and other Lightning components together so that they can go live with a community or portal faster and more cost-effectively. Lightning …

ABAJ launches Energy Efficient Inverter Split Air Conditioners (ACs)

Abaj, popularly known for its LED TV’s now adds wings to its product portfolio by launching new range of E-Saving Series of ACs under its banner.
The new range will comprise of 3 Star and 5 Star ACs, both 1 Ton and 1.5 Ton which combines value for money and high performance.
Driven by the awareness that air conditioners are power gulping appliances and the leading contributors to high electricity bills as well as accountable for global warming, the mainstay design features of this product are based on power saving and eco-friendliness.
The new E-Saving Series of ACs by Abaj incorporates the Inverter Technology which makes its energy efficient and it is Ozon Free Gas which saves environment.
The 3 Star and 5 Star Inverter Split ACs incorporates key features such as, Refrigerant Type (R-32), 4 Way Air Swing,  Variable Speed type Compressor, Turbo Fan Speed, Gold Coated ODU Fins & Tubing.  
Another defining characteristic is the 55 db noise level of ODU. The silent ODU function will …

Andhra Pradesh and Mastercard host Global Cybersecurity Summit in Vizag

Taking the lead on the issue of cybersecurity, the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Mastercard today held the Andhra Pradesh Cybersecurity Summit at Fintech Valley, Vizag. The summit provided an unparalleled platform for top cybersecurity experts to share strategies and solutions to combat the growing cyber threats in India and globally. This summit is a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Mastercard to implement the best practices on cybersecurity.

The summit convened more than 450 delegates, representing regulatory and law enforcement agencies, think-tanks, start-ups, consultancies, academia, and technology & cybersecurity companies.  Mr J. A. Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh; and Mr Ravi Aurora, Executive Director, Community Relations and Public Policy, Mastercard kicked off the summit with welcome remarks. Mr. Nara Lokesh, Minister for IT, Andhra Pradesh delivered th…

Gartner: Global Artificial Intelligence Business Value to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 percent from 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.
The Gartner AI-derived business value forecast assesses the total business value of AI across all the enterprise vertical sectors covered by Gartner. There are three different sources of AI business value: customer experience, new revenue, and cost reduction. ·Customer experience: The positive or negative effects on indirect cost. Customer experience is a necessary precondition for widespread adoption of AI technology to both unlock its full potential and enable value. ·New revenue: Increasing sales of existing products and services, and/or creating new product or service opportunity beyond the existing situation. ·Cost reduction: Reduced costs incurred in producing and delivering those new or existing products and services.
"AI promises to be…

Accelerating digital transformation through Automating IT Managed Services

By: Nilesh Gupta, Vice President & Global Head – Digital Infrastructure Management Solutions & Strategy (IMS)
The evolution of digital technologies such as Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) is having a significant impact on IT within enterprises. By 2020, a staggering 20+ billion connected devices will be in place, which would be about three times the size of the current world’s population, enabling us to crave for a perfect synchronization with just about everything around us. You will need to decide if you are one of the early adopters of technologies that will drive your business just ahead of your competition, working with the newest and most advanced solutions and leaving your competition to play the catchup game.
Transformation today begins with digital Infrastructure and data is the key theme within the orchestration layers of digital infrastructure. Enterprises have been accumulating data and literally have not even come close to exercising the real worth of…

Is the New URL File Outbreak a Ransomware Attempt?

By: Anshuman Singh, Senior Director Product Management, Application Security, Barracuda Networks
In the world of email, an unfamiliar file extension—especially one that is compressed alone in a ZIP file—is often a sure sign of a new malware outbreak. This was no exception when zipped Microsoft internet shortcut files with a “.url” file extension started showing up in emails claiming to be billing documents last month. These shortcut files use a variation on the CVE-2016-3353 proof-of-concept, containing links to JavaScript files (and more recently Windows Script Files). However, in this instance the URL was prefixed with “file://” rather than “http://” which fetches them over Samba rather than through a web browser. This has the benefit of executing the contained code using WScript under the current user's profile rather than requiring browser exploitation, although it does prompt the user before doing so. The remote script files are heavily obfuscated, but all result in downloadi…

Sify reports Revenues of Rs 20686 mn for Financial Year 2017-18

Raju Vegesna, Chairman, said, “I am pleased to note that Sify has emerged as a competitive service provider for both Indian Enterprises and incoming global MNCs. This points to the maturity of our service portfolio, its flexibility and the strong fit to the unique challenges of the Indian market.

In India, the volume and traction of Digital Transformation projects, both by the Public and Private Enterprises, continues to fuel new opportunities for Sify.”

Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, said, "We have continued our growth in revenue, profitability and new order book based on our growth in Data Center Centric IT Services and ICT Transformation services. We have been able to establish ourselves as a credible partner for our clients in “consumption” as well as “build” model of IT & Communications services. We would continue to expand our portfolio around “Cloud@core” theme across all our business lines. We believe our next level of growth will be centred around the growth of our
“Cloud@cor…

UST Global signs MoU with The University of Oklahoma

UST Global, a digital technology services company, announced that it has signed an MoU with the University of Oklahoma by and through the Gallogly College of Engineering, Data Science and Analytics MS program. The MoU will enable joint innovation by UST Global Infinity Labs and the students on digital platforms to solve business problems of customers

UST Global Infinity Labs is building Digital Innovation capabilities across domains like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Robotic Process Automation, UI/UX, Social, Mobile, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Design Thinking and Enterprise Computing. The MoU will help leverage the academic talent in solving business problems of UST Global’s Global 1000 customers. The internship will be for the duration of 3-6 months.

The Infinity LabsTM are a core ingredient of UST Global’s Innovation-as-a-Service offering. It creates a confluence of Digital Technologies, Human Centered Design, Artificia…

Tech Data Announces Leadership Succession

Tech Data announced that Richard T. ("Rich") Hume, executive vice president, chief operating officer, will become the company's chief executive officer effective June 6, 2018 and has been nominated to join the company's Board of Directors. Hume will succeed Robert M. ("Bob") Dutkowsky, who will transition to the role of executive chairman of the Board. The announcement is the culmination of the Board's leadership succession plan that capitalizes on the strength of the Tech Data management team.
Hume joined Tech Data in 2016 as executive vice president, chief operating officer. Since then, he has played a pivotal role in the creation of the company's long-term strategy. Prior to joining Tech Data, Hume spent more than thirty years at IBM, holding a variety of executive positions including general manager and chief operating officer of Global Technology Services, IBM's $32 billion infrastructure and outsourcing services business. He also previousl…

Epicor and Index InfoTech Extend Partnership to India

Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of industry specific software to promote business growth, announced today the extension of a partnership agreement with Index InfoTech to cover India. The extended partnership combines award-winning service capabilities by Index InfoTech with the global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor ERP to support the growth of the manufacturing, distribution and services industries in India.
As part of the agreement, Index InfoTech will drive business growth for Epicor by acquiring new customers, delivering implementations in line with industry best practices, and partnering with customers to achieve their long-term growth ambitions. Index InfoTech will offer the Epicor ERP solution to midmarket manufacturing, distribution and services companies in India.
Index InfoTech has been a leading Epicor partner in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2011 and has forged strategic alliances with Epicor to maximize the value of its customers’ IT inv…

Amazon Pay Now Accepted on FreshMenu

Amazon Pay customers can now use their Amazon Pay account on FreshMenu, the leading online food delivery platform. With this partnership, customers can now experience a one-click purchase using Amazon Pay, avail various offers, weekend deals, and cash backs. Amazon drives customers to utilize their Amazon Pay account beyond the marketplace, to merchants in categories like food ordering, travel, bill payments etc. FreshMenu now gives Amazon Pay customers an option to use their balance by enabling faster and seamless checkouts while ordering their favorite food online.
To incentivize the customers to use digital means for their low value and high frequency transactions, Amazon Pay provides cashbacks to customers.  As a part of their weekend deals Amazon Pay is offering 50% cashback upto INR 100 with no base limit. The cashback amount will be credited to the eligible customer’s account within 3 days from product shipping date.
Digital transformation in India has influenced the way India…

Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC Platforms are Supporting Android Go Now

As a core subsidiary of Tsinghua Unigroup, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA officially announced that its high-performance mobile chip platform Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E fully support Android 8.1 (Go version). Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA's close collaboration with Google on Android Go will not only shorten the time to market for users of Android devices but also provide these devices with robust security and a better performance experience.
In February 2018, Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA announced that it had joined the GMS Express program. Just one month later, Spreadtrum SC9850 and SC7731E have supported Android 8.1 (Go version) as well as GMS Express for Go, and more SoC platforms are coming very soon. Smart devices based on Spreadtrum SC7731E Android 8.1 (Go version) boasts smooth performance and excellent user experience even with 512 MB of RAM.
Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA SoC platforms have already passed Android Go Certification - meaning that it can provide mobile de…

ASUS ROG unveils India's First 8th Gen Intel Core Gaming Laptop - GL503 & GX501

ASUS ROG (Republic Of Gamers) announces the beginning of pre-order for first 8th Gen Intel Core processor laptop - GL503 & GX501 on Flipkart, Croma & ASUS Exclusive Stores.
GL503 & GX501 are powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor and comes loaded with latest NVIDIA GTX 10 series GPU for unmatched performance. The GL503 & GX501 comes with 120Hz & 144Hz high refresh rate respectively for immersive gaming experience.
Commenting on the availability of the latest laptop, Arnold Su, Business Development Manager, ASUS India said, “As users are expecting much immersive gaming experience & to give them shutter free & smooth gaming experience, we present to you the GL503 & GX501, the Intel 8th Gen powered gaming beast that allows you to have the best ever gaming experience.”
 ROG GX501
ROG GX501 (Zephyrus) has a blade-inspired design and has a profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to just 16.9mm at its thinnest point. It’s currently the world’s thinnes…

Role of Technology in Facilities Management

By: Deepak Uppal, Executive Director, Enviro
Facility Management forms a part of the service sector, and it is plagued with issues ranging from Manpower to delivery and quality adherence. The Indian Facilities Management (FM) industry is in the middle of a swift development in end-user industries, which has led to the substantial growth of commercial activities in metropolitan areas such as Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, and Bengaluru. According to a report, analysts forecast a CAGR of 17.19% for the Indian FM industry, over the next three years. In effect, FM services are steadily gaining popularity among commercial as well as residential clients, driven by modernization and urban development. 
Advancing technology, together with organizational change, is opening opportunities for information technology in facility management. In automating facility management, organizations often look for technology partners. The organizations often lack technical expertise in house, l…

Palo Alto Networks Earns Recommended Rating for Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection Offering in NSS Labs Report

Palo Alto Networks announced that its advanced endpoint protection product, Traps, has received a “Recommended” rating in a recent independent test conducted by NSS Labs Inc., the world’s leading information security research and advisory company. 
Traps earned a 97.7 percent overall security effectiveness rating, blocking 100 percent of exploits and 100 percent of evasions with zero false positives, according to the NSS Labs Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test Report.
The AEP test evaluates product effectiveness at detecting and eliminating threats from malware, malicious code, blended threats, and other exploits that are introduced to environments created to mimic a typical enterprise. 
To provide additional validation, the report also calculates the total cost of ownership (TCO) for each product based on purchase, maintenance, installation, alerting, monitoring and upkeep costs. The AEP report identified Traps with the best overall TCO over a three-year period.
: •“The results…

Paytm Adds Live Cricket Score Updates on its Mobile App

One97 Communications Limited, that owns the brand Paytm,  which offers multi-source and multi destination payment solutions announced today that its users can now get live cricket score updates through its mobile app*. India’s largest cricket tournament, the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 will be the first for which the scores will be made available on Paytm app. Following IPL 2018, the live updates will continue for the action happening across all major domestic and international cricket tournaments.

For India cricket is not just a sport, it is a religion, and Paytm understands its value for the users. With these live updates, millions of Paytm users can stay abreast with all the cricketing action globally. Paytm aims to offer more value to its customers with each of its services and this new offering is a step in that direction.

The platform has also partnered with the Kings XI Punjab & Delhi Daredevils cricket teams as their exclusive official online ticketing partner. While…

Huawei Breaks Ground for a Fully Connected, Intelligent World

Huawei held its 15th annual Global Analyst Summit today in Shenzhen, China. At the summit, Huawei shared its vision for an intelligent world of the future, as well as the trillions of dollars of new opportunities that will come along with it. Huawei was joined by more than 500 analysts, key opinion leaders, and media representatives across a range of industries, including telecoms, Internet, and finance.
Huawei shared its new vision and mission during the morning session: "Bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world". Company executives elaborated on Huawei's role as a pioneer of this intelligent world, giving insight into company strategy and current initiatives. As a glimpse of what the intelligent world will entail, Huawei released the Global Industry Vision 2025 report, which outlines business practices, solutions, and technological innovations in artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, cloud services, the Internet of Thing…

Cray debuts AMD EPYC Processors in supercomputer product line

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc announced it has added AMD EPYC™ processors to its Cray CS500 product line. To meet the growing needs of high-performance computing (HPC), the combination of AMD EPYC 7000 processors with the Cray CS500 cluster systems offers Cray customers a flexible, high-density system tuned for their demanding environments. The powerful platform lets organizations tackle a broad range of HPC workloads without the need to rebuild and recompile their x86 applications.
"Cray's decision to offer the AMD EPYC processors in the Cray CS500 product line expands its market opportunities by offering buyers an important new choice," said Steve Conway, senior vice president of research at Hyperion Research. "The AMD EPYC processors are
expressly designed to provide highly scalable, energy- and cost-efficient performance in large and midrange clusters."
The Cray CS500 systems with AMD EPYC processors also come with Cray’s software programing environm…