Tuesday, 31 December 2013

What Huawei thinks of 2014

l  ICT is becoming the core of enterprise competitiveness that enables disruptive innovation for enterprises that redefine the market. The enterprise ICT system is not just a support system to improve efficiency and reduce cost, but a customer-oriented service and production system.

Kuwait National Petroleum to Deploy Honeywell’s Process Control

Honeywell has been selected by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to provide the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for its new 615,000 barrel-a-day Al Zour refinery complex to be built in southern Kuwait. Honeywell will also provide the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the system.

This will be Kuwait’s fourth refinery and the largest refinery in the entire Middle East. The total capacity of Kuwait’s three current refineries is 930,000 barrels a day. The new refinery is targeted for start-up in 2018.

Monday, 30 December 2013

2014 Predictions from the Novell Team

Novell India has shared with us its predictions for 2014. The company sees a lot of traction for consumerization of enterprise apps, simple solutions for the masses and BYOD.

1.         Consumerization of enterprise apps: IT leaders will make consumerization part of their long term business strategy.  The lines will continue to blur between consumer apps and corporate apps.  For example, the corporate standard used to be MS Office for editing, but tools introduced for consumers are routinely used for business (such as Evernote or Google Apps).  These consumer tools will continue to pick up steam.   

HCL to Set up IT City in Uttar Pradesh.

HCL, which was established in partnership with U.P Government four decades ago and has since then progressed to be a leading global IT services provider, today shared that it continues to invest in the Human Capital Investment in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

HCL will develop a world class state-of-the-art 100 acre IT city in the state capital, which will put Lucknow on the global IT map. Uttar Pradesh Government has awarded the project to Vamasundari Investments Private Limited, the investment arm of HCL. Earmarked to come-up over a 100 acre plot of land, approximately 60 acres of the proposed IT City will be allotted to IT and ITeS, including a hi-tech skill development center with a capacity to train more than 5000 people, while the rest 40 acres is intended for support infrastructure and initiates of social impact.

CMR announces top IT trends for 2014 in India

CMR released its MarketVision for InfoTech 2014 highlighting the key trends for 2014 in India.
Dual OS laptops and tablets
As desktop PCs move towards All-in-One form factor, notebooks will continue to rule. Touch Laptops and Hybrids are going to have a good run, especially during the festive season purchases. It is clear that Windows 8 is very slow to gain a large volume of software that can compete with IOS or Android’s Apps stores. So expect to see Windows tablets or some hybrids as well, that will also have Android on them that taps into Android apps for use on Windows devices.

NIIT Technologies’ CISO Arun Kumar Anand wins DSCI Excellence Awards 2013

NIIT Technologies announced that its Vice-President & Chief Information Security Officer(CISO), Mr. Arun Kumar Anand, is the winner of the DSCI (Data Security Council of India) Excellence Awards 2013 for Security Leader of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that Mr. Anand has received this prestigious award. Anand took over as the VP & CISO of NIIT Technologies Ltd. in September 2011.

Aircel selects ZTE for deployment of its 4G LTE Network

ZTE India announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aircel, a leading telecom service provider, to deploy its 4G LTE network in India. This will boost Enterprise and Retail business for Aircel.

Speaking on the occasion, Xu Dejun, CEO, ZTE India said, “We are happy to partner with Aircel to rollout their 4G LTE network in India. We are fully committed to plan, design, supply and deploy state of the art LTE ecosystem which will help Aircel offer unprecedented experience to their customers. With this alliance, we have strongly established ourselves as the partner of choice for the telecom operators in the country; to develop and maintain their LTE ecosystem and also contributed to our long term vision of developing sustainable LTE in India. In the initial phase of our rollout, we aim to offer our customers some of the highest data speeds in the country - in excess of 65 Mbps”

In the first stage, the LTE deployment will be initiated in Chennai, Rest of Tamil Nadu (RoTN) and few other business critical circles.

This announcement comes at a time when ZTE completes the migration of Aircel’s data services to ZTE’s 4G LTE evolved packet core for Chennai and RoTN circles. ZTE has enjoyed a long term relationship with Aircel since 2008 supporting their 2G-3G rollout in three circles of the north zone and is also the key Vendor for Aircel in Next Generation Networks (NGN) for Pan India. The fulfillment of the evolved packet core deployment in the south zones further cements the long term partnership between the two companies. ZTE has enabled Aircel with high capacity and capability solutions with access agnostic functions for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE services.

Anupam Vasudev, CMO, Aircel added, “As a leading data player in the country, we have always believed in the potential of 4G LTE as a technology. We believe that data is the growth engine of the future and a cutting edge technology such as 4G LTE has the ability to empower consumers like never before. The huge demand for internet enabled devices, such as smartphones and tablets among the largely young population, along with increase in consumption of data on internet and rising demand for content are some of the factors fuelling the exponential growth in data. We are happy to partner with ZTE for the deployment of our 4G LTE Networks in India. With this association, we are confident in delivering ‘next-generation’ networks, critical to meet the growing demand of data in the country.”

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Intex launches Aqua i4+

Today, Intex Technologies announced that it would add the Aqua i4+ to its growing range of Aqua smartphones. Aiming to bring new and improved device for consumers, the sleek and stylishly crafted Aqua i4+ is designed keeping in mind consumers aspirations of a trendy, lightweight yet powerful smartphone allowing them the freedom to make the most of everything they do - whether at their workplace or having fun with friends.

The Aqua i4+ features a 5” FWVGA (854x480) display providing sharp and sophisticated visuals. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor, which is complemented by a 512MB RAM to smoothly handle the multitasking and gaming requirements of users. With a 3G connectivity offering speedy data download of upto 7.2 Mbps, activities like streaming or watching movies, playing online games, downloading multimedia content and uploading videos on social media platforms will be a breeze.

Winmagic, Comguard & ITCG Solutions hold Customer Meet in Vadodara

Comguard Infosol, Winmagic and ITCG Solutions together conducted a customer meet in Gujarat on “Bringing the Next Generation in Data Encryption”.  The meet aimed at creating awareness about security solutions and to galvanize partners to align with them to create new opportunities for mutual growth.
The evening in Gujarat was sparkled by the presence of Mr. Nilesh Kuvadia- Director, ITCG; Mr. Harish Rai- Country Manager, and Mr. Nameet Dokare - Country Manager, Winmagic.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Esri India partners with MapmyIndia

Esri India (a joint venture between NIIT Technologies Limited, and Esri Inc.) announced a strategic partnership with MapmyIndia, India's leader in quality digital map data, Navigation, Tracking, Location Based Services, and GIS based applications. As a part of the partnership both the Companies will collaborate to offer cutting edge GIS solutions along with rich map data to enterprise and Government customers.

Getit Infomedia ties up with Indian Institute of Material Management

Getit Infomedia announced its association with the Indian Institute of Material Management (IIMM), an apex body that trains professionals working in various fields of materials management, planning, sourcing, logistics and supply chain management. Under the alliance, Getit Infomedia will create an online ‘Purchase Manager’s Module’ that will enable the purchase managers enlisted with IIMM to post their requirements online at the Getit Infomedia platform and get connected with the relevant products/solutions/service providers. This will help the purchase managers’ overcome their logistics and time-related challenges and get connected with the right SMEs while bringing in cost optimization and quality standardization.

Visual Computing Labs - Tata Elxsi delivers stellar visual effects for ‘Dhoom 3’

Visual Computing Labs and animation arm of Tata Elxsi Ltd. India’s leading design company, today, announced its association with Dhoom 3, an action packed thriller, starring superstars Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachan and Katrina Kaif. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra, the third installment of Yash Raj Films' popular Dhoom franchise has been rendered in association with Tata Elxsi - Visual Computing Labs (VCL).

HCL crowns MAD LTD Season 4 Winners

MAD LTD, a path breaking youth leadership initiative by HCL Technologies, announced the winners of the Grand Finale Season 4. The initiative is known for nurturing and building future leaders who are passionate about specific causes and want to create a community of likeminded people.

Suhel Yadav from IIFT Delhi emerged as the winner in Business Category - Fittie Fit; For all the social evangelists out there, Partha Biswas from IIM Calcutta was crowned the winner for- Online Education by and for ‘Third Gender; Shakti Saini from IIM Kozhikode emerged as the winner of  the technology category for  - “Green Electricity”.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

What should be IT industry's resolution for 2014

Even if you don't rest faith in making new year resolutions, there are a few things that force us to do--our peers. As IT companies you may not like the idea but your peers, customers, analysts and the media would want you to keep a few things on the top list. We have a few suggestions. Well these are random and not around telling them about the tech trends. However, our suggestions are about honesty, fairness and transparency. Our IT players need to understand and knot it for the good of themselves. In the last few years, we have seen a number of companies indulge in unfair practices and take the shortcut to win projects in the government and otherwise. It is a risky and a bad approach. Taking lessons from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), it is important that IT companies indulge in ethical practices and try to reduce inconsistencies in their dealings with their customers, employees and stakeholders. For them, the priority should be to reward and honor the true and ethical in their organization so that truth may win and lead them to emerge ethically sound company. Remember a true leader is he who is honest and sticks to the truthfulness. 

Seagate to acquire Xyratex

Seagate Technology and Xyratex have entered into a definitive agreement under which Seagate will acquire all outstanding shares of Xyratex in an all-cash transaction valued at $13.25 per share, or a total of approximately $374 million, including approximately $80 million in cash on Xyratex’s balance sheet as of August 31, 2013. The consideration represents a premium of approximately 27% per share over Xyratex’s stock price at the close of trading on December 20, 2013.

Tally and Niesbud team up

Tally Solutions has collaborated with the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India to offer a three-month ‘Computer Accounting’ course covering all facets of Tally.ERP 9.Both the organizations aim to enhance India's skilled manpower by providing a real time experience of Tally.ERP 9 to students. On getting placed, these trained students would in turn empower enterprises and make them more competitive.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Trends that Will Define 2014 and Beyond

Spotting the next innovation, that could benefit customers or challenge the success of existing products, is top-of-mind for every company. Keeping a finger on the pulse of every innovation that could bring such a disruption can be daunting.

At Cisco, a self-nominated team of enthusiasts, unaffiliated with any particular function or business unit take up the challenge of identifying technology developments worldwide. Technologies identified by this team are assessed by a panel of Distinguished Engineers, Fellows, Directors and VPs and a few are selected as novel and most relevant to Cisco. Cisco calls this team and the process - The Technology Radar.

Gionee makes tall claim at the launch of ELIFE E7 smartphone in India

Gionee Smartphones rolled out its new flagship Smartphone ELIFE E7 in India. ELIFE E7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and android based operating system AMIGO 2.0. Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Gionee ELIFE E7 is designed specifically to bring the technology of professional digital cameras to smartphones with a best-in-class lens and a breakthrough image sensor.

Panasonic Initiates its Community Health Project- Aarogya

Building further on its philosophy of contributing to the community it operates in, Panasonic India, in collaboration with Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, today kicked-started its community health initiative "Aarogya", aimed at providing accessible and affordable health services to the communities in and around the area of the Panasonic Technopark in Jhajjar. The project which was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. Daizo Ito, President, Panasonic India, Mr. Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India, Mr. Hisao Yamane - Divisional Managing Director, APIN, Panasonic India, Mr. Vivek Prakash, Head-CSR, Jubilant Life Services, reiterates Panasonic's commitment towards the development and upliftment of the society. 

Nokia strengthens its Asha portfolio with new additons

Nokia showcased what it claims is the next generation of Nokia Asha smartphones at sixth edition of Nokia Strategy Summit in Goa. The new Nokia Asha 502 has been launched in India and the range soon be extended with two new smartphones set to be launched over the next month - Asha 500 and Asha 503. Building on the success of the Nokia Asha 501, the new Asha smartphones continue to push the boundaries of affordable smartphone innovation with a unique layered design with “crystal clear” effect, smarter imaging with one-swipe access to camera and one-touch photosharing as well as a more social and personalised Fastlane.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

MouthShut.com’s plea challenging IT Rules 2011 to come up for hearing in SC

The writ petition filed before the Supreme Court by MouthShut.com, India’s online community for consumer reviews, challenging the Information Technology Rules, 2011 will come up for hearing on January 6, 2014. The plea seeks to declare the IT Rules as violation of Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution of India which guarantee freedom of expression. MouthShut.com will be represented by senior counsel, Mr Harish Salve.

Monday, 23 December 2013

‘Mobile Seva’ Launched

The ‘Mobile Seva’ (the national mobile-governance initiative of DeitY) was dedicated to the citizens here today by J. Satyanarayana, Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), at a function organized at DeitY, Electronics Niketan. The logo for ‘Mobile Seva’ too was unveiled at the function.

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics boasts to Deliver Unprecedented Performance for New Mac Pro

AMD announced dual AMD FirePro professional graphics solutions (GPUs) boast to deliver unprecedented levels of performance for the new Mac Pro. The AMD FirePro D300, D500 and D700 professional GPUs claims to offer exceptional compute power and reliability for creativity and productivity in a wide range of applications. With industry-adopted OpenCL (Open Computing Language) support, Mac Pro users have the ability to seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video and simultaneously render effects in the background, and still have enough performance to power up to three high-resolution 4K displays1.

12 Scams Of Christmas

McAfee today released its annual "12 Scams of Christmas" list to educate the public on the most common scams that criminals use during the holiday season to take advantage of consumers as they shop on their digital devices. Cybercriminals leverage these scams to steal personal information, earn fast cash, and spread malware. 

Industry estimates suggest that In India, out of 150 million internet users around 10 million internet users are shopping online. A report by ASSOCHAM states that e-shopping during festive season in India for 2013 has witnessed a 65% increase in comparison to last year for products like mobile phones, e-tablets, consumer electronics, home appliances, home decor, furnishings, apparels, etc. Though banks and various agencies are repeatedly propagating the cause of safe online transactions remains a potential challenge in India. 

Saxon Global Celebrates Expansion and Unveils New Facility in Bangalore

Saxon Global announced the inauguration of its new facility in 2nd Floor, Tapaswiji Arcade, Madiwala, Bangalore, to accommodate its expansion. 

With this addition, Saxon Global would now be increasing its strength by three times out of Bangalore alone. This building is designed to support the growing offshore development Centre of the organization which has witnessed more than 100 percent growth in the last year. 

5 Resolutions to Prepare IT Pros for 2014 Trends

IT and cybersecurity professionals should resolve now to gear up for accelerated change and complexity in 2014, especially in cybersecurity, data privacy and big data, says global nonprofit IT association ISACA.

“The pace of change expected in 2014 will put incredible pressure on technology professionals in the workplace with a focus on keeping IT risk in check while at the same time delivering value to the business. But this is also a chance for the IT department to be a strategic partner with the business on navigating these issues and opportunities,” said Bhavesh Bhagat, CISM, CGEIT, CEO of EnCrisp, cofounder of Confident Governance and member of ISACA’s new Emerging Business and Technology Committee.

Blue Coat Acquires Norman Shark

Blue Coat Systems has acquired Norman Shark, a leader in malware analysis solutions for enterprises, service providers and government. The acquisition unites the industry’s most proven zero-day sandboxing technology with Blue Coat’s leading Advanced Threat Protection solution to help customers bridge the gap between identification of advanced persistent threats and resolution of those threats.

“We have a long history of high performance web traffic processing, and by combining the industry’s most proven sandboxing technology in-line with our market leading secure web gateway, we are removing an obstacle enterprises have faced up to now,” said Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat Systems. “Integration of the Norman Shark technology with the Blue Coat Content Analysis System and Security Analytics Platform delivers a solution that protects against zero-day threats before, during and after an attack by detecting, analyzing, blocking, resolving and fortifying the network against unknown and latent threats.”

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Infor launches Micro-Vertical Product Program for Partners

Infor announced a new micro-vertical product program for partners based on the Infor Mongoose development framework, demonstrating further investment in resources for the Infor Partner Network (IPN). Officially announced at the Infor Americas Partner Summit in July 2013, this program is designed to provide partners with new opportunities to grow a profitable and sustainable business around Infor applications.

CA positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication

CA Technologies has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for User Authentication* for the third straight time. CA AuthMinder™, CA RiskMinder™, the company’s on-premise strong authentication solutions, and CA CloudMinder™ Advanced Authentication, the authentication-as-a-service of CA CloudMinder, were evaluated for this report.

Gartner Research Vice President Ant Allan stated in the report, “By year-end 2016, about 30% of enterprises will choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user authentication implementations - up from 10% today.”

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Advanced Energy-Harvesting IC from STMicroelectronics Brags to Broaden Benefits of Battery-Free Technology

STMicroelectronics is opening new avenues for energy-harvesting applications with its latest IC integrating all the functions needed to power electronic circuits and recharge batteries using either a solar cell or Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG).

LAVA adds entry-level 3G 402+ Android smartphone

Lava International launched its Lava 3G 402+ android smartphone, an upgrade over the 3G 402, with enhanced performance backed by significant hardware and software upgrades. The 3G series from Lava give the best possible 3G mobile experience at an affordable price to the consumers who like staying connected to social media and accessing the Internet. Through its feature rich 3G smartphones Lava aims to help the existing 2G users to upgrade to 3G technology, essentially bring the fastest internet access to the masses.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Infosys Finacle Rated as a ‘Best-in-Class’ Provider of Mobile Banking Solutions

The CEB TowerGroup Mobile Banking Solutions Technology Analysis report has recognized Infosys FinacleTM as a ‘Best-in-Class’ provider. Finacle™ Mobile Banking was recognized in the report which included 14 world-class solutions, evaluated on 23 key parameters spread across four categories. The categories are Customer Experience, Interface Development, Integration & Management and Enterprise Support.  Finacle was rated ‘Best-in-Class’ across all the four categories.

Autodesk University Extension (AUx) receives overwhelming industry response

Autodesk concluded the first Indian edition of its global flagship event, Autodesk University held in Mumbai, India on December 19, 2013. The premier design industry forum witnessed over 900 attendees comprising customers, partners, students, creative evangelists, design and engineering professionals and educators from the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Media & Entertainment (M&E) and manufacturing industries. 

Nokia Lumia portfolio swells with 2 new additions

Nokia India announced that its two new Lumia devices, the  large screen Nokia Lumia 1320 and the Nokia Lumia 525- a variant of successful Lumia 520  will start selling in the country in the first half of January 2014. This follows close on the heels of the launch of Nokia Lumia 1520, the first 6” Lumia smart device and sums up a year that has seen Nokia Lumia grow from strength to strength in the country.

The Nokia Lumia 525 will be available in gloss orange, white, yellow and matte black and with changeable shells in the first week of January 2014 while the Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in orange, yellow, white, and black, in India from mid-January 2104.

The top ten strategic technology trends for 2014

Zinnov released the list of top 10 trends that will set the tone for the India Domestic IT Market in 2014. According to Zinnov, the growth in mobile internet users has been accelerated by increasing smartphone penetration, which expected to reach approximately 150 Mn by 2015.  Enterprise mobility market is expected to increase almost 5 folds, touching USD 1 Bn by mid-2015, up from USD 244Mn in 2011.Realizing this trend, Indian enterprises stand to derive enormous operational & business benefits thereby setting a strong platform for IT transformation in 2014.  

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Global Infonet appoints Prashant Prakash as new CEO

Global Infonet Distribution, one of the IT distributors, focusing on distribution of PC systems, peripherals and IT Components today announced the appointment of Mr. Prashant Prakash as new CEO of the company.

Prashant will work closely with the Global Infonet management team to deploy the best global practices and other existing assets and steer their efficient development. Prashant brings in more than 20 years of rich & diverse experience in reputed organisations like HCL Infosystems, Bharti Group, Zenith Computers. In his last assignment, he was the AVP & Country Head at HCL Infosystems.

World’s Smallest CSP MEMS Oscillator?

Telit Wireless Solutions claims to have enabled the world’s smallest and lowest power GPS receiver with extended hibernation periods at 15µA while maintaining Snap Start to less than one second. SiTime’s SiT 15xx family of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) silicon oscillators overcomes the limitations of crystal quartz-based devices in several ways. SiTime’s devices offer area savings of 85%, cut power by 50% and are 15 times more reliable, all of which enable smaller, lower power and longer lasting tracking and navigation devices together with Telit’s Jupiter SE880 miniature GPS receiver.

TCS Insurance Launches Mobile Telematics Solution

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) launched TCS Insurance Telematics Solution, a mobile application that turns consumers’ smartphones into mobile telematics devices. Facilitating usage-based insurance (UBI) practices that more closely align consumer driving patterns and habits with auto insurance premiums, the TCS Insurance Telematics Solution minimizes the need for a separate, potentially expensive, telematics device provided by the insurer.

Quick Heal bets big on the Holiday season with an exciting Contest

Quick Heal Technologies has jumped in the fray over the holiday season with a lot of offers for its anti virus software. It has come up with contest allowing customers to win assured gifts including mobile phone handsets, Titan watch, tablets, Honda Active mobike or superbike and a chance to win a Renault Duster. The ‘Quick Heal Khareedo Gaadi Jeeto Contest’ on select Quick Head products is valid till April 14, 2014.

If you have just purchased any of the products mentioned above, then you are just three steps away from entering the contest: Step 1 - Install your Quick Heal product. Step 2 - Register your copy of Quick Heal. Step 3 - After successful registration, enter your name and license key details in the form. Assured gifts include: Pen drive (SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4 GB), Titan Watch, Samsung Mobile Phone (Galaxy Young S6312) or Equivalent, Tablets (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T211 (Wi-Fi, 3G, 8 GB) or Equivalent, Apple MacBook (Apple MD711HN/A MacBook Air) or Equivalent, LG Full HD Cinema 3D LED LCD TV - 42LA6130 (or equivalent), Honda Active (Honda Active DLX) or equivalent, Honda CBR 150 Superbike (Honda CBR150R STD) or equivalent; 2 months Additional validity of the purchased Contest product; 4 months Additional validity of the purchased Contest product; 6 months Additional validity of the purchased Contest product; 12 months Additional validity of the purchased Contest product.

‘Trendspotters.tv’ is now available on iOS at the Apple app store

India’s first online digital channel, Trendspotters.tv, has been launched on the iOS app store. You can now stay in the know of all that is trending around you on your Apple devices wherever and whenever you choose. The iOS app lets you catch up with all the action in the worlds of fashion, entertainment and lifestyle. You can also share interesting news and trends that appeal to you with your networks on popular social networking sites like Facebook, twitter etc. through this app.

Bank Customers Attacked in Latest Phishing Email, says eScan

Numerous Maybank customers might recently have fallen into the trap of phishing emails. The emails were sent with an intention to steal the username and passwords of the customers. The phishing site was modulated in such a way that at every step an email containing the customer's data was transmitted to the attacker via email. The email invited users to click on Maybank phishing websites. Once the customer filled the phishing form and clicked on the submit button, post entering the username and password, the details were immediately sent to the attacker.

Techgene Shift launches a Unique Data Migrator Tool

Techgene claims to have made what it calls an unprecedented move by developing the data migrator tool, which it labeled as 'PelicaMigrator.' This tool is being dubbed as 'one click data migrator tool' that facilitates the migration of data from RDBMS to MongoDB.

This development comes in the backdrop of data getting more complex and trickier day-by-day. Under these circumstances, users find it extremely troublesome to migrate the data from source to destination. During the launch, Kumar Kukunuru, CEO, Techgene Solutions said, "PelicaMigrator provides a unique mechanism by which Enterprises can mitigate the risk in data migration with such ease and incomparable speed thereby ensuring reliability and data integrity across databases which results in significant ROI."

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Tata Docomo to expand mRupee service to 26 cities by end of FY14

Tata Docomo announced that its flagship money remittance and payment service mRupee will be expanded to cover 26 cities by the end of this fiscal. mRupee is a telecom network agnostic m-payment wallet that is rapidly transforming the way payments and remittances are carried over across India. MMPL will not only serve B2C segment but will also empower B2B customers, businesses, traders, shop owners and enterprises by providing efficient payment/ cash management services.  TTL will also look to develop synergies with its group companies to offer differentiated services around this mobile money proposition. The company also has plans to introduce bouquet of services around the mobile wallet.

With over 1700 retail outlets, mRupee is currently available across 11 key cities through its strategy tie-up with ICICI bank and serves as an easy alternative to cash or card payment. mRupee offers the convenience of efficient domestic remittance services available as self-initiated or retailer assisted.  Consumers can walk into any MMP outlet and deposit cash and provide details of a payee to remit money. In addition to enabling seamless money transfers, mRupee can also be used to pay utility bills, shop online, on mobile or at retail outlets and pay using a mobile device. mRupee will be available on Web, WAP, as a mobile application, USSD and via IVR as an operator agnostic service. mRupee currently has over 1,30,000 customers and is expanding rapidly growing at nearly 25-30 percent every month.

IMImobile and O2 launch Twitter Self-Care service ‘#TweetServe’

IMImobile announced the launch of #TweetServe, a new innovative Twitter based customer service offering from O2. Believed to be a world first in the mobile operator world, #TweetServe merges the mobile and social channels to allow O2 customers to use Twitter for a range of customer service enquiries. The new service, developed in partnership with Telefónica, forms part of IMImobile’s wider multi-channel contact strategy solution offering, which is focused on enabling customer self-care services to help mobile operators and enterprises reduce operational costs of in-bound calls into call centres whilst increasing loyalty and improving customer satisfaction.

Orange selects iGATE to deliver large transformation program in Switzerland

iGATE Corporation , an Integrated Technology and Operations (iTOPS) company providing Business Outcomes-based solutions, has secured a new five-year contract with Orange Communications SA (Orange Switzerland) to transform the telecom provider’s IT infrastructure and rationalize its vendor landscape in Switzerland.

Johan Hall, Chief Technology Officer of Orange Switzerland says, “iGATE stood out as the best choice to help us achieve our aim of delivering exceptional service to our customers with improved efficiency. Beyond demonstrating their depth and IP-led capability, iGATE showed that they understood our business requirements and responded with flexibility and innovation. We look forward to working together in the years ahead.”

IIT Bombay India’s First CUDA Center of Excellence

NVIDIA has named the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as the first CUDA Center of Excellence (CCOE) in the country.

The CCOE designation is the highest honor given to institutions for ground-breaking educational programs and research using NVIDIA GPU accelerators and the NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming environment.

ASUS and Intel come together with “Fonepad is Calling” Campaign

ASUS and Intel have announced a creative collaboration titled “Fonepad is Calling” to spark a global conversation about the fast-growing ‘phablet’ category of large-screen smartphones, titled “Fonepad is Calling.” The campaign commenced from Monday 16 December until the end of February 2014. The objective is to win mindshare on this emerging category, and be seen as one of the leaders in this space.

Furthermore, ASUS India has introduced special Festive offer on purchase of ASUS Fonepad 7. Under this offer, with purchase of every Fonepad 7  - customers are entitled to get a Plantronics ML2Bluetooth Headset worth Rs. 1,199 absolutely free . The scheme is valid up to December 31, 2013. For further information log on to http://eee.asus.com/event/fonepad/in/

Infotech Enterprises becomes the First India-based Company to receive TL 9000 Certification

Infotech Enterprises announced that its telecom business unit’s network engineering services division has earned a TL 9000 (Release 5.0) certification under the product category Fixed Network Engineering Services, becoming the first India-based organization to be certified under this product category. Infotech’s offices at Madhapur, Hyderabad and Paragould, Arkansas, USA were certified.

Scope of the certification includes: engineering services including design, modeling, analysis, and data conversion of wire line telecommunication networks.

Condoleezza Rice - “If you were privileged to get a quality education, there is a responsibility that comes with it”

Last week Laureate International Universities and UPES brought together students, members of the Indian government, prominent business and academic leaders, to engage in a discourse with former US secretary of stateDr. Condoleezza Rice, on issues of economic prosperity, foreign policy, global trends in education and the importance of quality higher education.  

The address took place at The Claridges Hotel in New Delhi. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Honourable Minister of State for Human Resource Development graced the event. 

Gartner urges Companies to Deploy Technologies to Address IT Accessibility

Companies that address accessibility needs in their IT product development are better positioned to leverage those same assistive technologies to mass market solutions, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that people with disabilities (PWD) are an underserved market segment with one billion people worldwide. They and their immediate friends and family have an annual disposable income of more than $8 trillion.

Buffalo launches Dual Band Wireless Access Point

Buffalo Incorporation, a $1.6 Billion company in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and storage solutions, unveiled Corporate Access Point, a high performance Dual Band Wireless Access Point for large network traffic environment such as offices and educational facilities at an affordable price.

Corporate Access Point has newly engineered hardware which is capable to provide many energy efficient features for eco-minded customers. An energy conservation feature that monitors the activity status of each port to greatly reduce the total power consumed. It determines the on/off status of each PC connected to the LAN port or the length of the LAN cable, and limits the power supply according to the situation.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Persistent Systems Uses Dell Infrastructure Solution Running SAP HANA

Dell announced that Persistent Systems is using a Dell infrastructure solution to accelerate the performance of its groundbreaking research project called SanGeniX. The Dell solution, which includes the SAP HANA platform running on Dell’s PowerEdge R910 server, has dramatically reduced research time making data analysis 20 times faster. The project was initiated by Persistent Systems to build a comprehensive solution for Next Generation Sequence data analysis in collaboration with IISER, Pune, NBAGR, Karnal and IIT-Bombay and has been co-funded under the Biotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP), by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Not-for-Profit Public Sector Undertaking set up by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

Red Hat unveils Fedora 20 Now Available

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration,  announced the general availability of Fedora 20, code-named “Heisenbug,” the latest version of the free, Linux-based Fedora operating system. Developed by a diverse global community, Fedora 20 celebrates 10 years of the Fedora Project’s innovation. This release brings several key features to enhance usability, performance, and provide developers with additional functionality.

Since the first official release of Fedora, then called Fedora Core 1, on Nov. 6, 2003, much more has changed than just the name. Over the past 10 years, Fedora has emerged as an active and vibrant open source community leading the way in operating system innovation on every front, with Fedora 20 showcasing just how far Fedora has come.

Bhaap.com launches the New Apple iPad Mini at Lowest Price in India

Just in time for Christmas, Bhaap.com claims that it will launch the latest generation Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display. Bhaap.com is widely known for selling only 100% genuine branded products at the best prices. The latest generation iPad Mini deals will be no different as each unit will come with a full manufacturer warranty and sale invoice.

Lenovo brings in premium Vibe Series smartphones to India

Lenovo launched what it claims to be a stylish and sleek smartphone- the Vibe X, the first flagship offering in the premium Vibe Series of smartphones. With an uncompromising hardware design, rich display and incredible dual cameras in a sleek package, Vibe X is set to redefine the smartphone user experience.

The launch of the Vibe X smartphones shows Lenovo’s commitment to offer the best of the technology-backed devices to the Indian customers. The device is the lightest (121 grams) 5 inch smartphone in the market and also ultra-thin (6.9 mm). It is powered by 5 MP (front) & 13MP (back) camera as well as a host of filters and editing options to generate profile-worthy images and videos. The Vibe X has 1920x1080 full HD-resolution vibrant display. The IPS panel provides for wide-viewing angles with an ultra-sharp 440 pixels per inch (PPI) in the Vibe X. The 20/20 vision display in the device sits under a scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 screen beveled at the edges.

Logitech rolls out new range of iPad accessories

Logitech announced the latest addition to their tablet accessories range for iPad Air and iPad mini. Designed with mobility in mind, products are precision-engineered to suit the requirement of users. The new devices include Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case for iPad Air. For iPad mini, the company has announced Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case.

Canon jumps into commercial photo printing domain

Canon India has entered into the commercial photo printing business in India, introducing the new DreamLabo 5000 commercial inkjet printer equipment targeting the retail photo and album printing industry. With this new launch, Canon India marks its entry into the commercial photo printing market, a new business domain for the company. The press announcement event was attended by Kensaku Konishi - President & CEO, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd.

Delivering a new standard of combined photo and text quality together with high productivity, the DreamLabo offers the production photo printing market a viable alternative to silver halide technology, which will revitalize the photo printing market in the country. In addition, through opportunities possible from premium quality, it offers both the production photo and the small batch premium print-on-demand (POD) markets substantial new revenue opportunities.

IBM SoftLayer and Kasbah Systems help Universities Improve Education Management in the Cloud

Kasbah Systems Software, an Indian information technology (IT) company and IBM are teaming to help universities better manage services for students and improve the overall education experience through cloud-based analytics.   

Kasbah Systems has selected IBM SoftLayer to host its Genius University Management System (Genius UMS), an innovative cloud based integrated administration and management solution that consists of various fully independent functional modules, starting from admission to graduation. It has been designed to increase the efficiency of the departments in the university and provide online information to the management, staff and students. Genius UMS allows universities to create a more structured organization, increases the transaction handling capacity and improves the system of internal control. 

Electronica Tough Carb replaces SAP with Infor to accelerate business growth

Infor, a provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, claimed that Electronica Tough Carb Limited, an SRP Electronica venture company, and a leading manufacturer, supplier and exporter of Tungsten Carbide products, has gone live with Infor LN to achieve the next phase of its business growth. Additionally, Infor ION will provide integration between Infor and third-party applications to help drive agility, speed and incorporate better business intelligence. Infor partner Godrej InfoTech Limited implemented the Infor solution with accuracy and speed for the metal tools manufacturing pioneer.

Frost & Sullivan: Increase in IT Investments across Sectors Spurs Middle East Unified Communications Market

The gradual shift from pure voice to voice plus video conferencing infrastructure is driving the growth of the unified communications (UC) market in the Middle East. Demand for comprehensive UC suites rather than standalone applications bolsters market development as participants consolidate to strengthen their presence across UC segments in the region.

What India watched in 2013 on YouTube

Movie trailers, short film, popular tv shows, cricket, made for web videos and nursery rhymes made it to the top the 10 trending videos of the year on YouTube in India.

As 2013 comes to close, the list of top videos is a good reflection of the popular, fast growing and buzzing videos of the year. These are some of the videos, channels and moments that shaped our year. While each annual list is unpredictable, trending videos just get bigger each year. 

253% increase in Online Banking Malware Infections in India in Q3 as compared to Q2

The online banking malware volume surged this quarter. They spread across the globe and no longer concentrated on certain regions like Europe and the Americas. Trend Micro continued to see this trend, with infection counts going beyond the 200,000 mark, the highest infection number since 2002. 

“Threat actors are pouncing on users’ banking transactions, with the likes of FAKEBANK and FAKETOKEN malware threatening users,” says Dhanya Thakkar, Managing Director, India & SAARC, Trend Micro. “As with other app types, users may encounter Trojanized or fake apps disguised as legitimate banking apps. Cybercriminals will use different tricks to mimic legitimate apps. They can use the same images and icons or closely imitate the publisher’s name.”

STMicroelectronics creates Moisture-Resistant Devices

STMicroelectronics unveils two new moisture-resistant radio-frequency (RF) power transistors that increase the ruggedness and reliability of applications operating in high-moisture environments.

The cavity of the two 50V RF DMOS devices is filled with gel, protecting the die from electro-migration such as silver dendrite migration, a well-known phenomenon that appears in standard ceramic packages due to a combination of high temperature, biasing and humidity. The use of gel-filled packages helps reduce the overall maintenance costs of the applications running in high-moisture environments.

GlacialTech launches Total Solutions for LED Lighting

To diversify from thermal products, GlacialPower, the power division of GlacialTech, was established in 2006. Since then, GlacialPower has introduced more than 100 models of customer-focused LED drivers.

GlacialTech also entered the LED lighting industry with its GlacialLight division. In addtion to providing energy efficient LED lighting fixtures in various form factors, GlacialLight has also innovated in the field of lighting control systems, developing a DALI interface converter supporting 0-10 V, 1-10V and PWM dimming functions.

CSR boasts to deliver Cutting Edge Bluetooth Capabilities With First Bluetooth v4.1 Listings

CSR has announced the listing of its first Bluetooth 4.1 qualified solutions for its Bluetooth dual mode and Bluetooth single mode devices. Bluetooth 4.1, which was announced last week by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, is set to improve the flexibility of classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart communications. It will allow developers to design ever more attractive, secure and functional wearables and wireless sensors which can communicate with one another, as well as with multiple Bluetooth hubs at the same time.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Amazon Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago

There are reports that Amazon has bought Gopago, a mobile payments startup. The startup will help the company increase its footprint on the mobile phones and help it monetize the mobile platform for its services. The news has been published by TechCrunch: "Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking them up at a store, and retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more."

Data Scientists to be hot career in 2014

The IT industry has always moved on and brought interesting careers over the years. The latest is about data scientist. The world is grappling with the huge flow of data and is a lot of data tools, analytics to streamline and manage it. There is equal emphasis on big data in many organizations in India and globally. Many research agencies such as Gartner, EnY and others have predicted that big data would be a ruling tech trend in the years to come since the growth in data is huge. Hence the demand would put a lot of pressure on enterprises to hire data scientists.

Grant Investrade to invest Rs 300 crore in IndusInd Media

Grant Investrade Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hinduja Ventures Limited (HVL), has decided to invest Rs 300 crore in the cable distribution business managed by INCableNet and INDigital in India. HVL is the majority shareholder of IndusInd Media & Communications Limited (IMCL), the cable distribution company of the Hinduja Group.

SingTel deploys self-organizing network solution

With new technologies like heterogeneous networks, and new traffic patterns driven by changing subscriber demands and the greater availability of innovative services it is becoming increasingly complex for operators to run well optimized services. Self-organizing networks (SON) addresses these challenges by introducing inherent automation in the network in the areas of configuration, healing and optimization.

Maintaining market leadership means ensuring customer expectations are met while at the same time controlling operational expenditures. SingTel and Ericsson announced the successful deployment of Ericsson’s SON Optimization Manager for SingTel’s WCDMA networks.

“Govt & Industry to use data analytics in a big way” said by Secretary IT, Govt of Maharashtra

While inaugurating CII’s CIO Summit 2013 with theme ‘Running IT as a Business’, Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, IT, Government of Maharashtra  emphasized on using data analytic in a big way. He said more than IT, business process re-engineering should be used for project evaluation as the change in process will be important for delivering  services effectively.

He  added that Maharashtra’s e-Govt Services are being delivered with the focus of providing Government services at the citizens’ doorsteps with support of IT. Unnecessary affidavits and certifications from Gazette Officers have been removed to a large extent. The idea is to cut physical barriers and trust citizens. These have brought down around 30% of transactions.

XOLO brags World’s Fastest 7-inch Android Tablet -XOLO Play Tegra Note

XOLO has launched its new NVIDIA Tegra 4-powered XOLO Play Tegra Note, which it claims to be the world’s fastest 7-inch Android tablet, in India for only Rs 17,999.

As the brand’s latest offering under its ‘Play’ range of products, XOLO Play Tegra Note is said to be a high-performance, feature-rich tablet that boasts industrial design and ships with an exceptionally responsive, unique chisel tip stylus featuring NVIDIA DirectStylus technology. The device runs Android Jelly Bean and is is powered by a Tegra 4 processor with a 72-core GeForce GPU and quad-core CPU with a fifth battery-saver core. The launch will certainly set the tablet war on a high note. However it would not be easy for the company to seek buyers in the presence of tablets from Samsung and others that come with competitive pricing.

Gartner: Business Intelligence and Analytics Will Remain Top Focus for CIOs Through 2017

The CIO focus on business intelligence (BI) and analytics looks set to continue through  2017, according to Gartner. 

Gartner said that the benefits of fact-based decision-making are clear to business managers in a broad range of disciplines, including: marketing, sales, supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, risk management, finance and HR.

"Major changes are imminent to the world of BI and analytics including the dominance of data discovery techniques, wider use of real-time streaming event data and the eventual acceleration in BI and analytics spending when big data finally matures," said Roy Schulte, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "As the cost of acquiring, storing and managing data continues to fall, companies are finding it practical to apply BI and analytics in a far wider range of situations."

Magzter raises US$ 10 million for global expansion

Magzter which claims to have created the largest and fastest growing cross-platform, global digital magazine store and newsstand, today announced that it has raised a US$10M round of Series B funding. This new round of funding is led by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) and its existing investor Kalaari Capital (Kalaari). The funding will primarily be utilized for further expansion and entry in to digital books. Magzter aims to have one million digital books available on its platform by early 2014.

In just over two years, Magzter has more than 16 million users from more than 200 countries, and offers a global catalog of over 3000 magazines from over 900 publishers in more than 30 international languages. Available on multiple platforms and devices, Magzter has been one of the most downloaded apps on iOS in various countries. 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Aspire Systems acquires Versant Technologies

Aspire Systems announced the completion of its acquisition of Versant Technologies, a Hyderabad-based technology company with an in-depth experience and specialization in Oracle Retail and Electronic Data Interchange [EDI] Implementation. This acquisition will enhance Aspire's existing capabilities for the Retail, Distribution and Consumer Goods vertical, and position Aspire as a leading solutions provider for this vertical.

CUA Goes Live with TCS BaNCS

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that CUA has implemented TCS BaNCS to reengineer its core banking and Online Banking system.  The new solution expands CUA’s capability to deliver more flexible and innovative products and services to customers. TCS BaNCS will also enable CUA to improve internal processes and efficiencies as well as facilitate enhanced customer service.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Dell’s Continued Software Innovation Empowers Customers to Tackle BYOD, Big Data and Security Concerns

Dell Software announced technology innovations that address a host of pressing IT challenges. New solutions and technology integrations within Dell’s mobility/BYOD offerings provide customers the tools to increase workforce productivity, while also ensuring secure control over corporate assets. Continued integration of Dell’s network security and identity and access management technologies further enhances security for users, regardless of location or access need, while Dell’s modern business intelligence and analytics solutions are helping universities simplify their complex data environments. Two key enhancements to its data protection portfolio round out Dell’s newest innovations aimed at keeping corporate assets safe, and the business agile and profitable. 

Ixia enables carrier-grade OpenFlow Network Validation

Continuing its mission to deliver innovative solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to test and validate OpenFlow implementations, Ixia announced the expansion of its IxNetwork application portfolio. The solution validates the scale and performance of OpenFlow controllers by emulating OpenFlow v1.3 switches and is the first to help enterprises and service providers ensure that their networks are carrier grade - enabling faster service delivery.

Even Though 79% Think Big Data will improve Decision Making, One-Third Have No Big Data Plans

EMC Corporation released the findings of its global survey that asked thousands of IT decision makers from 50 countries for their perspective on the challenges and opportunities that Big Data and IT transformation - and related skills - can present to their companies. Over the last six months this research polled more than 10,700 business and IT management and executives, technical architects, data scientists and storage/infrastructure managers from a range of industries who registered to attend their local EMC Forums.

Tritavia to use Telit Technology

Telit Wireless Solutions and Guadalajara-based Tritavia SA de CV (Tritavia), a provider of systems, consulting and technology for the implementation and improvement of industrial and business processes, today announced that SIAF (Sistema Integral de Administración de Flotillas), Tritavia’s cellular-connected fleet management system uses Telit’s GE865-QUADGSM/GPRS cellular module for wireless data communications. The company’s fleet management system meets the operating requirements and integrates the business processes for a leading Mexico-based soft-drink distributor and of the world’s largest. Tritavia uses a Web portal to allow delivery coordinators to continually improve productivity and track the movement of the company’s soft-drink delivery truck-fleet.

Dell Services makes Customers Adapt to Changes and Innovate for the Future

Dell Services continues to expand its innovative offerings—including consulting, cloud services, application services and business process outsourcing—to deliver new levels of agility to help these highly regulated industries transform to embrace growing demands and manage their futures.

Intuit Rewards Excellence and Innovation in Indian Small Businesses

 Intuit instituted the QuickBooks Excellence Awards 2013, a program established to recognize innovation in technology adoption and customer centricity across small businesses in India. This initiative further strengthens Intuit's commitment of fostering the small business ecosystem in India.

Razorfish launches the Razorfish CloudSite

Razorfish CloudSite is a tool that enables marketing teams to quickly and easily launch a micro-site with no need for technical know-how or lengthy server procurement processes. Razorfish CloudSite automatically powers micro-sites to be extremely scalable and highly available. No additional effort is needed on the part of the user. All the user needs to do is to create the site using any CMS editor and upload the exported zip file in a few simple clicks.

Global Top 500 Companies to Create 200,000 R&D; Jobs in India by 2018: Zinnov

Zinnov released a report titled ‘Crossing the Value Chasm’ today. This report highlights some of the key trends on the top spenders and their operations in India and other global locations. The report reveals interesting differences in trends based on industry verticals and geographical preferences for R&D investments.

Foxconn to invest US$40 million in Pennsylvania

Foxconn, world's leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, will invest US$40 million in Pennsylvania, the US, over two years, according to group president Terry Guo.

"The investment is in line with the US government's Advanced Manufacturing in America policy. Foxconn will invest US$30 million in Foxconn East America, a subsidiary based in Harrisburg, to expand an existing R&D team to set up an advanced manufacturing facility for high value-added products for applications including automobiles, medical care and environmental production, Terry Guo added that the expansion will recruit about 500 employees."

Indian Public Cloud Services Market on Pace To Total $404 Million In 2013

The public cloud services market in India is on pace to grow 33.6 percent in 2013 to total $404 million, an increase of $101 million from 2012 revenue of $303 million, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, Inc. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services, is expected to grow 33.9 percent in 2013 to $59.2 million.

Gartner predicts that from 2013 through 2017, $3.9 billion will be spent on cloud services in India, $1.7 billion of which will be spent on software as a service (SaaS).

10 Security Predictions for 2014

CyberArk outlined its security predictions for 2014. 2013 has seen many high-profile security breaches, including the NSA-Edward Snowden case, involving the exploitation of privileged or administrator accounts. The theft, misuse and exploitation of privileged accounts has become an increasingly key tactic in each phase of an advance persistent threat (APT) attack cycle, and this will largely continue into 2014. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

HP to Extend HP NonStop to x86 Server Platform

HP plans to extend its mission-critical HP NonStop technology to x86 server architecture, providing the 24/7 availability required in an always-on, globally connected world, and increasing customer choice.

The company also announced new HP Integrity NonStop blade servers based on the Intel® Itanium® processor 9500 series.

The demand for continuous application availability is growing exponentially due to trends driven by cloud, mobility and big data that require a “New Style of IT.” Customers increasingly need reliable solutions with standards-based technologies for their most business-critical workloads to reduce complexity while minimizing the crippling costs of downtime.

Specialised support for PLM Systems

ITC Infotech’s PLM RUNTEAM is an all-encompassing support service for PTC Windchill and PTC FlexPLM product lifecycle management (PLM) installations. It is rapidly gaining popularity with PLM teams across the globe because it takes away  the burden of keeping complex PLM systems running at maximum efficiency, allowing product design teams to experience the system better and use these systems well to  get their products to market quicker.

By taking away the burden of support and user adoption from internal IT teams and placing it in the hands of qualified PLM professionals with deep cross-functional experience, organisation IT Management can concentrate on other priority areas with peace of mind, secure in the knowledge that their vital software tools and systems performance are being well taken care of and are in experts hands.

Monday, 9 December 2013

India Printer Copier and MFP Shipments Increased 13.2 Percent In the Third Quarter of 2013: Gartner

The combined serial inkjet and page printer, copier and multifunction product (MFP) market in India totaled 861,212 units in the third quarter of 2013, a 13.2 percent increase from the third quarter of 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Total end user spending declined 9 percent from the same period last year totaling USD $223.7 million. Both the monochrome and color markets posted increases of 12 percent and 28 percent.

“Indian organizations are still largely paper driven, but there is increasing importance of digitization and the need to access information anytime, anywhere. This represents an opportunity for print providers to expand their services into optimizing the document workflows that support business processes,” said Zalak Shah, research analyst at Gartner.

Syntel Expands Global Delivery Capacity, opens Development Center in the Philippines

Syntel has announced it has inaugurated a new development center in Manila, Philippines to expand the Company's capacity to deliver solutions for its clients.

Syntel's new Manila center is located in the McKinley Hill Cyber City Development, an IT park certified by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

Analog Devices India to Conduct Live Webinar on Computer Vision Solutions

Analog Devices will conduct a live webinar session (details enclosed below) on industrial applications critical for Computer Vision Solutions, that enable products to "see" and respond intelligently by accelerating image detection and analysis with camera input or within the camera. 

CAC Corporation, Japan to acquire 51% ownership of Accel Frontline

CAC Corporation, Japan and the current promoters of Accel Frontline Limited have announced that they have signed definitive agreements today to induct CAC as a strategic partner in Accel Frontline Limited (“AFL” or “the Company)    [NSE: AFL, BSE: 532774].


Star World Premiere takes consumer engagement up to the next level with the introduction of its brand new Facebook app that gives their fans a chance to be on their favorite show.

The hit show “Person of Interest”, starring Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel, revolves around the US Government's special mass surveillance computer system that predicts crimes before they happen. The system involves a close scrutiny of individuals with the use of what is known as The Machine. The Machine attempts to discern a potential victim through its analytical prowess classified as "Irrelevant" and the protagonists prevent the crime.

Workshop on sensitising bulk consumers and OEMs about infrastructural support and facilities available from recyclers

dataserv collaborated with MAIT, the apex body of IT manufacturers & with the Ministry of Environment & Forests in India hold its second awareness workshop on ‘e-Waste Rules for Bulk Consumers’ in Noida. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing bulk consumers and OEMs about the range of infrastructural support and facilities available from recyclers as well as highlighting the key features of the e-Waste (Management & Handling) Rules 2011.

CA Technologies Makes IT Go Big with an Impact

Riding on the theme Go big. IT with impact!, CA Expo '13 by CA Technologies concluded on December 6th in Delhi at JW Marriott Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi. The event provided a platform to existing and potential customers and partners, to learn more about new offerings from CA Technologies and the right IT strategy, for CIOs today. The expo provided insights on how to harness the new business demands of Cloud, Mobile, Social, DevOps and Big Data.

Freescale and iWave Systems showcase Solutions for Industrial, Medical and Automotive Domains

Freescale Semiconductor are demonstrating a range of technology innovation. The innovations developed by iWave Systems and based on Freescale technology include a Wi-Fi enabled Skin and Tooth Analyser, Smart MIPI camera, WEC2013 on Freescale’s i.MX6 SDP and iWave’s i.MX6 development board, System on Module (SOMs), Development Boards, Single Board Computer and many others that will benefit Industrial, Medical and Automotive domains.

Its Back, Its Bigger and Its Better - Great Online Shopping Festival by Google

Google India announced the launch of its second “Great Online Shopping Festival”, a mega online shopping festival which brings all the leading eCommerce players in India on a common platform to provide the best deals available on the web. Backed by the tremendous response last year, this year the mega shopping bonanza will be for three days starting on 11/12/2013 till 13/12/2013.  In its second year, the industry wide initiative will see participation from over 200 partners offering their best deals to customers across India for 72 hours. From leading eCommerce players, local & classified companies, online travel sites, auto companies, telecom companies, fashion labels, health and well being companies, to banking financial Services the initiative will offer incredible discounts and deals for everyone.

Canon India successfully accomplishes Sixth year of ‘Gurukul’

Canon India announced the successful conclusion of a two day residential program ‘Gurukul’ designed specially for its Channel partner’s sales team. Organized successfully for the last six years, this year’s theme was “CONQUERING NEW FRONTIERS” with focus on creating value for customers, product awareness, technical and soft skill set which will help them grow beyond ordinance of regular expectations and possibilities.

Gurukul, an annual property of Canon marks the strong commitment Canon holds towards its customers and even stronger collaboration it has established with its Partners.

ACREX India 2014 takes a stand for eco-friendly building services

When South Asia’s largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Building Services, ACREX India 2014, will open its doors February 27 to March 1, 2014 it will set an example for moving towards a carbon-neutral HVAC&R industry. ACREX India is going to reduce its carbon footprint with the help of its exhibitors from Asia, Europe and North America. 10,000 trees will be planted all over India to compensate CO2 emissions created in the course of the event. ACREX India 2014 is organized by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India.

Monotype's Fonts.com Lets Customers Try Actual Fonts Before Buying

Monotype Imaging Holdings has introduced the ability for Fonts.com visitors to experiment with desktop fonts for free. Fonts are temporarily installed through Monotype's SkyFonts™ client, enabling users to work with actual fonts within documents for up to five minutes, before the data is retracted automatically.