Friday, 31 January 2014

NetApp opens on World-Class Research and Development Center in Bangalore

Today, NetApp claims to break ground on a world-class research and development (R&D) facility at Mahadevapura, in Bangalore, India.

The nearly one million square foot facility will offer world-class working, collaboration, and recreational spaces to foster continued innovation and cross-functional collaboration. Consistent with NetApp facilities around the world, the new research and development center will exceed rigorous global environmental and safety standards. Spread over 15 acres, the new facility will include a highly efficient, 25,000 square foot data center to support global development and business operations. The facility is scheduled for completion in late 2015.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

POST Telecom Signs Three-Year Application Management Agreement with Amdocs

Amdocs announced the signing of a three-year application management deal with POST Telecom, the largest service provider in Luxembourg, formerly known as P&T LUXGSM. Under the agreement, Amdocs will provide application management services to support, operate and enhance the Amdocs charging, billing and customer management solutions deployed as part of POST Telecom’s business support systems (BSS) modernization project.

Amdocs Announces Customer Sales Momentum for Mobile Network Optimization

Amdocs announced a number of customer wins for mobile network optimization capabilities resulting  from its recent acquisitions of Actixand Celcite.

These new deals, comprising of both new wins and expansions at existing customers include:
·        TIM Brasil to improve data traffic transmission across Brazil

·        TELUS (Canada) for 3G and LTE geo-location and radio access networks (RAN) consolidation into a single, unified solution that will enable TELUS to improve customer experience while realizing significant engineering efficiencies
·        Nextel Brasil (NII Group) selected ActixOne to be one of the network optimization solutions for its recently deployed 3G network in Brazil
·        Vodafone Germany to continue Vodafone’s strategic RAN optimization program to increase efficiency, improve customer experience and enable advanced optimization
·        Telefónica Germany added 2G optimization to the company’s existing ActixOne optimization platform and extended 3G and LTE coverage to 100 percent

Uses of 3D Printing Will Ignite Major Debate on Ethics and Regulation

The technology of 3D "bioprinting" (the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs) is advancing so quickly that it will spark a major ethical debate on its use by 2016, according to Gartner Inc. At the same time, 3D printing of non-living medical devices such as prosthetic limbs, combined with a burgeoning population and insufficient levels of healthcare in emerging markets, is likely to cause an explosion in demand for the technology by 2015.

'MXIT' comes to Indi

South Africa's Largest Social Networking 'Chat App' comes to India. It is an African mobile chat app which targets 40 million feature phones which don't use any chat apps such as WhatsApp or others. But the company faces stiff competition as it is not easy to make space in the market where a number of mobile apps are already doing rounds and some of them struggling to get marketshare.

GajShield boasts Faster Support to the Partners and Customers

GajShield, a leading provider of Network Security and Email Security, offers faster support to the partners and customers through on-time technical assistance. GajShield's knowledgeable and qualified technical engineers keep partners and customers updated on the evolving threats. Technical engineers help them to troubleshoot problems related to their network as well as configuration of various GajShield features.

Call to Action for Manufacturers to Drive Greater Customer Experience through Modern ERP

A recent industry survey sponsored by Epicor Software Corporation conveys that over the next three years leading Industrial Machinery and Equipment (IME) manufacturers will be on the lookout for a flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that enables more collaboration, provides more timely information and drives customer experience to new levels.
In the modern IME manufacturing industry -- a project-based sector in which customers buy or rent highly customized machinery and equipment that must perfectly fit their specific requirements -- providing greater customer experience is becoming an essential capability to generate growth and higher profit. The new IDC Manufacturing Insights white paper[1] speaks to three critical initiatives IME manufacturers need to focus on as building blocks to achieve growth and differentiation in today’s difficult economic conditions: emerging markets expansion; selling value-added services; and, improving customer experience. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

2nd Bihar Innovation Forum begins in Patna

Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS) or JEEViKA, an independent society of Government of Bihar with support from the Government of India, Government of Bihar and the World Bank, in collaboration with the State Innovation Council, today announced the opening of the 2nd Bihar Innovation Forum. The event will be spread over the course of 2 days and will be held on January 30-31, 2014. The first day will give attendees the opportunity to meet and interact with the 67 finalists from the Bihar Innovation Forum and the 16 finalists from District Innovation Forum, while the second day will witness the 32 winners being felicitated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar. The event will also be attended by eminent dignitaries such as Mr OnnoRuhl, Country Director, World Bank, Mr Anil Sinha, Regional Head, IFC and officials from community development institutions such as Ashoka, Villgro, Dasra, DFID, Acumen, Intellecap and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

BenQ unveils Full HD 3D High Brightness Projector - MH680

BenQ announced the launch of its new 3D Full HD projector MH680 featuring contrast ratio of 10000:1 and brightness level of 3000 lumens with leading DLP technology. The projector demonstrates the finest details in varied lighting situation supporting Blu-ray 3D playback and features World’s leading SmartEco TM technology with 70% less power consumption.

Xavient Information Systems celebrated the annual fest ‘Xavient Renaissance 2014’

Xavient Information Systems, an IT services and solutions provider, celebrated the 5th edition of their much awaited annual fest Xavient Renaissance 2014.

Xavient Renaissance started 5 years back, with the intention of celebrating the success of the past year and welcoming the new year. This is an annual fest of merriment that gathers all employees to recognise their professional performances throughout the year along with their families. The employees also exhibit their talent in various fields of art. The event also features an award ceremony which has various titles like Star performers of the month, quarters, Long service awards (employees who have spent more than 7 years and 10 years), XPL (Xavient Premier League) awards and Xavient’s Got Talent.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Cambium Networks Opens Global Wireless R&D; Centre in Bangalore

 Cambium Network, a global leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced the opening of its wireless R&D centre in Bangalore. A key facility in Cambium Networks’ global R&D network, the Bangalore centre will provide wireless research and development and local customer support for India and the Asia Pacific region. The team in Bangalore will drive innovation and add value across Cambium Networks’ entire product portfolio.

Exclusive High End SSD Portal ONLY from Prime ABGB

Prime ABGB's, distributor of IT brands, exclusive online SSD portal will have the only purchase option for 12 brands of high end SSDs. is a premium SSD portal designed to give better online buying experience, with complete specifications of the SSDs to compare. has both consumer and enterprise SSDs. Prime ABGB is providing after sales service and support for 12 premium brands of SSDs currently and will keep adding newer premium brands in the near future. Only caters SSDs to both end customer and enterprise segment.

Tata Docomo Inks Partnership with Mumbai International Airport

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with GVK led Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) which spreads to 4.3 million square feet, to offer end-to-end voice and data services at the recently inaugurated T@ terminal at CSIA. Tata Docomo will provide reliable and cost effective fixed voice and data services for its captive use as well as for concessionaires at the airport, which will be one of the country’s busiest airports serving over 40 million passengers and handling nearly 6.5 lakh tonnes of cargo annually.

TCS Recognized as a Leader and Star Performer in Insurance Application Outsourcing

Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS) has been recognized for the second year in a row by Everest Group as a Leader and Star Performer in insurance application outsourcing (AO). The report, “IT Outsourcing in Insurance - Service Provider Landscape with PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2013,” recognized TCS for its delivery capabilities, including scale, scope, domain investments, delivery footprint, and buyer satisfaction.

TCS was named a Leader, the highest rating according to Everest Group's PEAK Matrix™ framework, on the basis of overall market success and delivery capability. While market success was based upon annualized contract value, delivery capability was measured by the ability to deliver services successfully along the five sub-dimensions of scale, scope, domain investments, delivery footprint, and client satisfaction. TCS was also awarded the Star Performer rating based on year-on-year movement on the PEAK Matrix™ and top performance in both market success and capability advancement.

According to Everest Group, Leaders have a larger scale along with broader and deeper client relationships, higher technology capability and investment in tools and platforms, and wider delivery footprint and global delivery presence. "TCS strengthened its Leadership positioning through all round capability and market success enhancements," the report stated. It added, "TCS is a Star Performer for a second year in a row and the only Leader with a star performer rating owing to the highest annual growth rate in the Insurance ITO segment”.

"The insurance industry continues to be a major adopter of consulting, IT and business process services as a result of consumerization, market consolidation, regulatory reforms, and emergence of new technologies," said Jimit Arora, Vice President of Everest Group. "TCS is among the few service providers catering to the global market that have achieved success with large-sized, multi-year insurance AO contracts. TCS has not only maintained its position as a Leader, but also substantially enhanced its capabilities and thought leadership to drive innovation and be a Star Performer with over 20 percent growth in annualized contract values (ACV). TCS’ growth underscores the strong preference that insurers have shown for service providers with large and balanced portfolio of offerings."

Schneider Electric Offers Comprehensive Data Center Infrastructure and IT Management Platform

Schneider Electric announced collaboration with HP to deliver a comprehensive, converged data center and IT management platform.  This platform will provide consistent views for both the facilities and IT professionals within any organization resulting in increased collaboration and efficiency. The joint solution will feature HP Converged Management Consulting Services (CMCS) combined with Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution, StruxureWare™ for Data Centers. Schneider Electric and HP are uniquely positioned to offer customers the ability to link physical infrastructure assets to business processes for improved holistic business impact analysis.

JDA Software Launches PerformNOW! Services Suite

JDA Software Group announced the availability of PerformNOW!, a new set of services offerings designed to dramatically speed the implementation of key JDA software applications. PerformNOW! services are currently available for JDA solutions that address allocation, assortment, inventory management, enterprise planning, sales and operations planning, demand and fulfillment. Additional offerings will be added to the PerformNOW! suite in 2014.

New Multi-Constellation Satellite-Location Chip from STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics announces Teseo III, a single-chip standalone positioning product family capable of receiving signals from multiple satellite navigation systems, including the Chinese BeiDou, the US GPS, European Galileo, Russia’s GLONASS and Japan’s QZSS.

The new Teseo III product family creates a new state-of-the-art in positioning accuracy by building on the industry-leading performance of ST’s Teseo II single-chip satellite-tracking ICs. The new generation also leverages the Company’s investment and support for sensor fusion as found in Automotive Dead Reckoning and Assisted-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) functions. 

Verizon to Publish Transparency Report Disclosing Law Enforcement Requests for Customer Information

Verizon Communications announced plans to publish an online report that will provide data on the number of law enforcement requests for customer information that the company received in 2013 in the United States and other countries in which it does business.

Hitachi and SAP Expand Relationship

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced an expansion of their worldwide strategic alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer (global OEM) agreement that introduces plans to include SAP HANA® delivered by Hitachi Data Systems. This agreement will focus on providing future technology innovation and combined sales and marketing activities to customers worldwide. The companies plan to extend further integration in areas such as cloud computing, the SAP® Real-Time Data Platform and high-performance enterprise computing.  Hitachi and SAP plan to co-innovate around Hitachi’s vision for social innovation, industries, and big data expertise with SAP HANA.

InMobi to host prestigious Aaron Swartz memorial hackathon

InMobi announced it will be organizing the India chapter of Aaron Swartz memorial hackathon on February 8-9 at the InMobi campus. The hackathon is open to InMobians and outside people as well. The last date for registration for the hackathon is January 31, 2014.

Aaron Swartz recurring hackathons are being organized at locations all over the world in his memory and InMobi is honored to host the Bangalore/India edition. Centered around the theme O’SMAC, participants can carry out hacks in the domains such as social, mobile, analytics & cloud or any other area. As a technology power house, InMobi is excited to hold this event that celebrates spirit of free software & open source and inspires technological advancement. This is a third hackathon organized by InMobi to provide a platform for stimulating ideas and talent.    

Canon to strengthen its social responsibility continues in 2014

To make a long term and sustainable impact in the three areas of Eye Care, Education and Environment, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. decided to adopt a village in 2012, make it sustainable and then replicate the model in other needy communities.

In line with its continued commitment to the society, Canon  today, on the occasion of its first anniversary of the  “Adopt A Village” programme, has added yet another milestone to its philanthropic efforts by donating twenty solar panels to the energy production centre at Ferozpur Namak village in Mewat District of Haryana. Installed on the roof of the government school in the village, these solar panels would enable 30 fans and up to 20 lights to be operational for 6 to 8 hrs in a day.

Telugu movie Minukumanna Minugurulu to release on Airtel DTH on the same day of its theatrical release

Airtel Digital TV, the DTH service arm of the leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel, became the first DTH operator in the country to release feature film on digital TV on the same day of the film’s theatrical release. Telugu movie titled 'Minukumanna Minugurulu' (The Fire Flies) to be the first ever movie to release on DTH along with its theatrical release using the PPV platform as an all new avenue for movie releases. Releasing exclusively on Airtel Digital TV on its Pay Per View (PPV) channel, it will provide customers an innovative opportunity packed with convenience and a never before experience.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Lenovo acquires IBM’s x86 Server Business

Lenovo and IBM  have entered into a definitive agreement in which Lenovo plans to acquire IBM’s x86 server business. This includes System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, x86-based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers and associated software, networking and maintenance operations. The purchase price is approximately US$2.3 billion, approximately two billion of which will be paid in cash and the balance in Lenovo stock.

IBM will retain its System z mainframes, Power Systems, Storage Systems, Power-based Flex servers, and PureApplication and PureData appliances.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

TCS joins Global Think Tanks to Envision Future of Jobs in 2050

Tata Consultancy Services recently joined a prestigious group of leading global brands, academics, think tanks, and journalists to examine the global challenges of STEM education, talent mobility and how to engage build the next generation of talent. Occurring at the National Press Club in DC on January 14,“The World in 2050: Talent Mobility and the Future of Jobs” event sought answers to the fundamental questions of why global businesses face significant challenges in finding qualified talent with millions of STEM positions emerging and 200 million people globally unemployed.

The Dell Engineer’s Club Announces First Year Anniversary

Dell announced that the Dell Engineer’s  has completed one year since its inception last year. Over the last year Dell has gathered close to 116 memberships and has received widespread appreciation for its training efforts for channel partners. The Dell Engineer’s club, an initiative by Global Commercial Channels to reiterate Dell’s long-term commitment to channel partners to enable technical experts across the IT industry to network, exchange ideas, and share industry trends and best practices for channel partners in the country has been well-received for its training initiatives.

Propalms Launches "Windows XP Migration Campaign"

Propalms has announced the launch of "Windows XP Migration Campaign", to help the Windows XP customers to migrate their older end points easily. Propalms TSE and hosted shared desktop solutions will help organizations to easily migrate their existing Windows XP users to open source desktop or embedded thin client and also help them eliminate dependency from costly end points.

eScan to Continue Providing Signature Updates for Windows XP

eScan will continue to provide virus signature updates and continue anti-malware support for the Operating System, even after Microsoft withdraws support for Windows XP.

Windows XP is a highly accepted OS and holds a third of the market share. Microsoft had extended the life-cycle of Windows XP twice due to users' demand of not moving away from it. Recently, Microsoft announced that by April 2014, Windows XP will lose product support thus leaving it vulnerable. eScan, however, will continue to provide Virus signature updates to users on Windows XP, even after the OS reaches the end of its life cycle.

AMD Offers New Levels of Efficiency with 12- and 16-Core Additions

 AMD  announced the immediate availability of its new 12- and 16-core AMD Opteron™ 6300 Series server processors, code named “Warsaw.” Designed for enterprise workloads, the new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors feature the “Piledriver” core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.  The power efficiency and cost effectiveness of the new products are ideal for the AMD Open 3.0 Open Compute Platform - the industry’s most cost effective Open Compute platform. 

Samsung & IIIT-B collaborate on Academic & Research initiative

A Collaboration Agreement between IIIT- B and Samsung R&D Institute India, Bangalore was signed yesterday at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore campus with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions for industry-centric knowledge and skill development. The agreement was signed by Professor S. Sadagopan, Director of IIIT Bangalore and Dr. Jason Dongwon Kwak, Managing Director, SRI-B. 

CommScope Appoints Managing Director for India and SAARC

CommScope has appointed Alamuri Sitaramaiah (Sita) as the managing director of CommScope Enterprise Solutions for India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.

In his new role, Sita will be responsible for continuing to grow and expand CommScope’s business in the region while strengthening its channel partner network. Based in Bangalore, Sita will work closely with CommScope’s customers and partners around the region.

Agilent UXM Wireless Test Set Enables New Insights into LTE-Advanced Category 6 Chipsets, Devices

Agilent Technologies introduced the E7515A UXM wireless test set, the most highly integrated signaling test set created for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era and beyond. The UXM provides a broad range of capabilities that enable testing of the newest wireless device designs, delivering LTE-Advanced category 6 now and handling increasingly complex test cases in the future.

“The UXM is a true breakthrough, delivering excellent performance today and providing ample headroom for tomorrow with the industry’s most advanced architecture,” said Joe DePond, general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Operation. “As a result, R&D teams can thoroughly test the latest LTE-Advanced features now and easily enhance capabilities, performance and test coverage beyond the current 4G requirements.”

Intel to invest over $120 million in its India R&D; center

Intel Corporation will invest over USD 120 million in consolidating its existing research and development infrastructure in Bangalore. Intel has a large campus at Sarjapur Ring Road with two buildings called SRR1 and SRR2. The new building, SRR3, will cover 18 acres of land and comprise of two buildings. The estimated completion date for SRR3 is early to mid-2015.

Geometric to showcase customer success at SolidWorks World 2014

Geometric Limited will showcase the latest version programming solution, CAMWorks 2014 along with customer success stories at SolidWorks World 2014 in San Diego, California from January 26-29, 2014. These success stories come from diverse industries such as medical, consumer and industrial production in the manufacturing arena.

Hyundai Selects Verizon for Its Next-Generation Connected Cars

When Hyundai Motor America needed best-in-class wireless connectivity for Hyundai’s next-generation telematics services, it selected America’s most reliable network. Verizon Enterprise Solutions has signed an agreement to provide a range of connected services including safety, security, diagnostics and infotainment to Hyundai vehicles starting in 2014.

PTC India announces the appointment of Subash Nambiar as India Country Manager

PTC announced the appointment of, Subash Nambiar as Vice President and Country Manager for India. In his present role, Mr. Nambiar will oversee PTC’s overall business in India, and will be responsible for strategy and growth, leading key partner relationships and strategic customer focus.

Maya Digital Studios is Hiring

Maya Digital Studios is looking at hiring more fresher across its studios facilities. A leading 2D to 3D conversion studio, Mayaprovides young professionals an opportunity to work on live projects during the formative years of their career. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Lenovo Hosts a 10-City Partner Meet

Lenovo, one of India’s leading PC players , recently concluded a multicity partner meet for industrial clusters in Delhi, Bangalore, Calicut, Dehradun, Hubli, Ranchi, Ludhiana, Behrampure, Burdwan, and Guwahati. The T3 meet saw close to 2000 participants. The objective was to closely connect with SMB Channel partners and reward the top performers.

In India, Lenovo formed the Small and Medium Business (SMB) unit in 2010-11.Today, over a short span of one year, the SMB business has achieved a market share of 9.3% in Q3 CY2013 from 6.3% in Q3 CY2012 (as per IDC- Asia Pacific PC shipment Tracker). In sync with the ‘Unstoppable India’ goal, ably supported by Lenovo’s Protect & Attack strategy, the segment is growing from strength-to-strength with the right product mix to cater to the business challenges of SMB customers.

Gartner: Mobile Advertising Spending Will Reach $18 Billion in 2014

Global mobile advertising spending is forecast to reach $18.0 billion in 2014, up from the estimated $13.1 billion in 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is expected to grow to $41.9 billion by 2017. Gartner said that display formats will make up most of the revenue, but video will show the highest growth.

"Over the next few years, growth in mobile advertising spending will slow due to ad space inventory supply growing faster than demand, as the number of mobile websites and applications increases faster than brands request ad space on mobile device screens," said Stephanie Baghdassarian, research director at Gartner. "However, from 2015 to 2017, growth will be fueled by improved market conditions, such as provider consolidation, measurement standardization and new targeting technologies, along with a sustained interest in the mobile medium from advertisers."

Brocade appoints Adam Judd as Vice President for Asia Pacific

Brocade announced the appointment of Adam Judd to the role of vice president for Asia Pacific (APAC). Judd will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of all sales and business development across the region, delivering aggressive growth targets for the Brocade® Ethernet/IP business and further strengthening the company’s partner and channel strategies.

Judd will be based in Singapore and will report directly to senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Jeff Lindholm. 

Logitech G Sponsors India eSports League

Logitech India has associated with India’s premier gaming India e- Sports League (IESL), the first professional league format video game tournament in India for DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike 1.6.  The top 8 teams from the qualifiers will battle in the main event to be held at Main Atrium, Pacific Mall in West Delhi from today till January 23, 2014. The total prize-pool is Rs 4 Lakh with Rs 1 Lakh as the 1st prize.

Through this association Logitech aims to reach out to the professional gamers and help promote e-sports across the country. The Professional gaming enthusiasts will be using Logitech G products including the G105 Gaming Keyboard, G230 Stereo Gaming Headset and G400s Optical Gaming Mouse.

Big Data Company LatentView Analytics Brings New CEO on Board

LatentView Analytics, a predictive analytics and decision management services firm, today announced that the company’s Founder and CEO, Venkat Viswanathan has hired Gopi Koteeswaran to take over as CEO of the fast-growing organization. Venkat will transition to the role of Chairman, playing an advisory role within the firm.

Gopi has led global companies to positions of strength in geographically diverse markets. He began his career as a brand manager with Johnson & Johnson where he worked for a decade, finally spearheading the company’s Vision Care business in India and Malaysia. He then joined Philips at its headquarters in Netherlands, handling M&As and general management responsibilities. In 2010, he was named CEO of Philip’s DirectLife, a health and wellness business.

650V SiC Diodes from STMicroelectronics Offer Unique Dual Configurations

New dual-configuration Schottky silicon-carbide (SiC) diodes from STMicroelectronics are the first such devices in the industry with a voltage rating of 650V per diode in a choice of common-cathode or series configurations allowing use in interleaved or bridgeless power-factor correction (PFC) circuits.

Bank of India Enhances Customer Service with Microsoft SharePoint

Bank of India (BoI) has deployed Microsoft SharePoint Solution to automate the loan and application deposit process in its 4,100+ branches and 50 zonal offices across India. The automation of 15 different loan application forms have reduced the turn-around time for filling up applications by 50%, improved customer satisfaction and increased operational efficiency.

Savera Marketing Appointed as National Distributor for Thermaltake Technology

Savera Marketing Agency has been appointed as exclusive national distributor by Thermaltake technology, an internationally acclaimed cooler, case and power supply manufacturer. Savera Marketing Agency will be the exclusive PAN India distributor for Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS & LUXA2 for India.

With vast distributorship network, Savera Marketing will contribute in pushing Thermaltake, Tt eSPORTS & LUXA2 product line up in the market. It will also be responsible to educate the retailers and dealers about the product & generate sales.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Symantec NetBackup Tackles Data Growth, Performance and Virtual Sprawl

Symantec announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data center architecture. NetBackup 7.6 is the only backup product designed for enterprise level scale, which can accommodate hundreds of thousands of virtual machines and petabytes of data while giving customers 400x faster virtual machine recovery than a standard restore. IT organizations can now simplify and automate the protection of massive and complex physical, virtual and cloud environments that are the building blocks of a modern data center.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Intelliverse Announces the Launch of IntelliGreeter

Intelliverse Telecom announced the launch of IntelliGreeter, a virtual voice attendant for intelligent call routing to any phone, streamlining inbound and outbound call initiative that eliminates costs, responsibilities and risks of ownership of traditional premise based phone systems. With built-in advanced features like IVR, ACD, Call scheduling, Automatic Call-forwarding, Voice messaging, Call recording and Call routing, users can have calls and messages routed to their mobiles, allowing them to respond even on the move. Inbound customer calls can be automatically and seamlessly routed for action to the team member best-suited and qualified to handle them.

Reliance Globalcom Names Bill Barney as CEO

Reliance Globalcom announced  the appointment  of Mr. William (Bill) Barney as CEO of its three offshore businesses, comprising FLAG, Yipes and Vanco.

A veteran  of the  telecommunications  industry,  Mr.  Barney’s  career  spans  more  than  15 years in Asia. During his 10-year tenure as CEO of Pacnet, Mr. Barney led the company's successful acquisition of regional ISP, Pacific Internet, which operationally merged with Asia Netcom and re-launched as Pacnet in January 2008. Prior to Pacnet, Mr. Barney served as Asia Pacific  President  and CEO for MCI Worldcom  (Verizon)  where  he led the company through a three-digit growth phase.

Lava launches its much awaited premium smartphone series

LAVA International unveiled its much awaited iris pro series by launching the premium Iris Pro 30 smartphone, which will be the India’s lightest smartphone in the 4.7” or more screen size category. The series is designed on the theme ‘Art meets Smart’ and comes with beautiful design & features exemplifying sleekness, elegance & quality. With the launch of the 1st smartphone under this series, Lava expands its portfolio of high end smartphones and provides users an excellent proposition.

Oplus launches the 7” Tablet , XonPad7

Oplus celebrated the exclusive launch of its products with the revolutionary 7” Tablet (With 3G Calling), XonPad7.

The XonPad7 is powered to thrill with a Quad Core 1.2GHZ (28NM) processor and a 1GB DDR3 RAM. The configuration allows for easy multi-tasking. It harbours an excellent 7-inch, 1280 by 800 multi-touch IPS display, a 5-megapixel back camera with auto focus capability and a 2-megapixel front camera. Its features include 3G Calling, Wi-Fi, WCDMA, Bluetooth HSPA+, GSM, GPRS, EDGE and Micro USB, making connectivity seamless for you.

Juniper Networks Introduces Firefly Security Suite

Juniper Networks unveiled Firefly Suite, a virtualized security portfolio that provides granular, dynamic and secure connectivity for the private and public cloud. The suite introduces Firefly Perimeter, a virtual version of the Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateway, as well as Junos® Space Virtual Director, an application that automates the management and deployment of Firefly Perimeter. When combined with enhancements to Firefly Host, which provides hypervisor-based protection between virtual machines, the suite secures traffic within a virtualized data center as well as traffic to and from it.

Pacnet Upgrades Trans-Pacific Submarine Cable with Ciena

Ciena Corporation and Pacnet announced the completion of an upgrade to the company’s trans-Pacific link connecting the U.S. West Coast to Japan. Faced with an exploding market for bandwidth-intensive applications and data center services, Pacnet expanded its network to offer a suite of high-capacity OTN and Ethernet services to meet customer demand while reducing cost-per-bit. In addition, the enhanced programmable 100G network solution allows for bandwidth agility to deliver scalable capacity that is configurable by both enterprise and carrier customers for a high-performance and cloud-ready network.

Ajai Chowdhry, Founder HCL wins the Cybermedia ICT Business Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in ICT

HCL Founder, Ajai Chowdhry was today honored with the award for Lifetime Achievement in ICT at the CyberMedia ICT Business Awards 2013. This award has been conferred on him in recognition of his invaluable contribution to the Indian IT industry. At the ceremony held in New Delhi today, attended by over 400 CEOs from the ICT industry, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, handed over the award to Chowdhry.
Chowdhry, one of the six founder members of HCL began his  journey in the IT industry over three decades ago with a dream to give India its very own microcomputer. In these last three decades, Mr. Chowdhry has been a key force in driving the growth of HCL from being India’s original IT garage start-up to becoming a global enterprise.

Mobile users can pursue internationally recognised courses

Mobile phone users in the country having interest in developing skill on finance and accounts can now pursue internationally recognised professional courses online for free. 

UK Minister for Skills and Enterprise, Mathew Hancock, today launched India's first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for professional skills-- Qualt.Com-- at an event hosted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) here. 

Working in partnership with internationally recognised accrediting bodies such as AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and IDM (the only UK government approved awarding body in digital and direct marketing), Qualt.Com brings a series of industry and job-specific, entry level, free, professional training opportunities to India. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

Adobe Campaign Now Integrated with Adobe Experience Manager

At NRF 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO, Adobe announced integration between Adobe Campaign (formerly Neolane) and Adobe Experience Manager, key elements of the Adobe Marketing Cloud, the industry’s most comprehensive set of marketing solutions. This combination of Adobe’s leading cross-channel campaign management and web experience management solutions will let marketers work from a single digital asset management repository and integrate data from both anonymous visitors and identified customers to create a personalized customer experience. In addition, Adobe today introduced a series of enhancements that allow customers to better harness the power of Adobe Campaign.

Fin: A Smart Ring that Turns Your Palm into Gesture Interface

A wearable smart ring that can turn your palm into a gesture interface to control multiple devices is promising to be the next revolution in wearable technology; and it is seeking crowd funding to make its way to the market.

Fin is the first hardware product developed by Kochi-based robotics startup RHL Vision which was one among the top 15 companies at the TechCrunch CES Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas last week.  Fin was the only product selected from India for this prestigious event.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

RS Software declares 10% interim dividend

RS Software announced the Company’s audited financial results for the third quarter ended  31st December 2013. The Company reported a net profit of Rs. 14 crore for the quarter ended 31st December 2013, up by 49% from Rs. 9.37 crore over Q3 of last fiscal.

iGATE Revenues up 7.2%

iGATE Corporation announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013.

Ashok Vemuri, President and Chief Executive Officer, iGATE, said, “I am happy with the Company’s performance in 2013 and particularly pleased with the nature of large deals signed during the year. We have successfully finished regrouping the organization into vertical-based business units that bring in more industry knowledge and solutions, move us closer to the customer, and increase the depth and accountability to the business. I am confident that we are poised for a faster pace of growth in 2014.”

Firstsource’s ‘First Customer Intelligence’ Solution Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Product Innovation Award

Firstsource Solutions Ltd., a leading Business Process Management (BPM) company, announced today that it is the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 North American New Product Innovation Award in Contact Center Outsourcing. The award recognizes Firstsource’s First Customer Intelligence solution that measures customer sentiment, emotions and behavior across an omni-channel environment. Frost & Sullivan presented Firstsource with this award at the “2014 Excellence in Best Practice Awards Gala” in New Orleans, Louisiana.

DELHI WAVERIDERS launches mobile app for fans

Delhi WAVERIDERS becomes the first HIL team to launch a mobile application to reach out to its strong fan-base. DELHI WAVERIDERS mobile application would be available for iPhone and android based smart phones/tablet users and can be downloaded for free from iTunes and Google Play Store.

DELHI WAVERIDERS mobile application will allow its fans to be updated about information on the team players, stay up to the minute on the latest match news, view scores, standings, schedules, trades, roster moves and stats for each member in the team. The app also has an open Fan Wall for users to post message and discuss with fellow fans about the team and matches. The Delhi Waveriders mobile app would be linked with the Facebook and Twitter page of Delhi WAVERIDERS, where the fans can also post messages and upload pictures, giving the users to be in touch with the team at all times.

Speaking on the launch of the Delhi WAVERIDERS Mobile app, Mr. Amar Sinha, CEO, DELHI WAVERIDERS said, “This is an endeavor by DWR to ensure that the fans can stay connected with the Delhi WAVERIDERS team 24/7 and transform the passive game-viewing experience into an interactive sports experience. This power packed mobile application is a first by any HIL team and helps engage with the youth who are always on the go. “

Vodafone India and TERI announce a strategic partnership

Vodafone India announced the release of “Footprints-III”, the third edition of its annual Sustainability Report. A digital version of the report was formally released in the presence of Dr. RK Pachauri, Director General, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI).

Shashi Tharoor, the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, complimenting this initiative said, "Telecommunications have a vital role to play in nation building. By virtue of the services telecoms provide, the sector enables inclusion and facilitates holistic growth. Better connectivity will allow us to fulfill our national priorities of educating all, greater financial inclusion and smarter distribution of government benefits to the citizens. I congratulate Vodafone India for taking the lead in this endeavour and wish them more success in empowering communities.”

Ramping up 4G globally

By: John Hayduk,
President, Product Management and Service Development, Tata Communications
Deloitte predicts that global revenues from 4G are likely to reach £60 billion by 2014, with more than 200 operators running networks in 75 countries. In the UK, O2 is to launch its 4G offering, finally bringing competition to EE. And, China Mobile is planning to spend $30.1 billion on its network this year with about a quarter of that amount earmarked for TD-LTE technology. Deloitte predicts that 4G subscriber numbers will triple as compared to 2012, reaching around 200 million globally, as customers take advantage of improved email services, mobile video, sharper images & richer content (in light of the latest advances in Ultra HD and 4K) as well as faster browsing. With so much demand and a heightened level of competition, how can mobile operators be sure to keep competitive while making 4G pay? What does this mean to network capacity, capability and for operators?

70% Of YGens Will Be Mobile Banking By 2015

CXO and Oracle presented a seminar - Brett King Talks, on ‘The Future of Banking’ in association with Brett King, founder of the world’s first direct mobile-only bank, Movenbank. The seminar held in Mumbai today targeted the banking and finance institutions in the country and explored the future of banking, associated challenges and policy matters.

At the seminar, Brett King discussed the ‘Future of Banking’ - the implementation of technology that will mould the business of banking in the future, integrated with policy and compliance reforms. The event primarily targeted decision makers like CEOs, CIOs, and Strategy and Marketing heads of leading BFSI organizations.

First official Sunny Leone Mobile Apps released

Zenga Media has launched Sunny Leone’s official mobile app, the most searched celebrity for the last 3 years in a row. First of its kind bridging celebrity and fans, this app offers opportunity to  her fans to stay in touch with her through live interactions apart from new videos, images and wallpaper on Sunny Leone. Fans will be able to use this app to stay socially connected with Sunny through Facebook, Twitter and Fun2shoot.

"It is based on the fact that people are increasingly spending time away from their desktop devices and getting more engaged with handheld devices like smart phones and tablets that Zenga Media decided to look closely at helping celebrities reach out to their fan base via mobile apps." says Abhishek Joshi, CEO, ZengaTV. “We are very pleased and proud to be working with a talented celebrity like Sunny Leone to mark the start of this mission! Zenga’s comprehensive mobile marketing platform and unique app development solutions, provides a new channel for Sunny Leone to directly engage with fans, while building brand loyalty and increasing her digital audience”.

Predictive Business Performance Metrics Will Increase Profitability 20 % by 2017

Organizations that use predictive business performance metrics will increase their profitability by 20 percent by 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said organizations should use predictive metrics to alert workers that a business moment (a transient opportunity exploited dynamically that requires unprecedented business velocity and agility) is about to occur, and guide them on the best next action to take in the context of a particular customer's expectations.

As we are entering the digital world, businesses will need to digitalize business processes, invent new digital business models, and compete at the speed of business moments. Senior IT managers and business process directors will increasingly be called on to manage an unprecedented degree and pace of business change, and to seize transient business moments by discovering what customers value and by personalizing processes to deliver that value — all in the same instant.

Criterion Networking Academy accredited by IPv6 Forum

With the world moving towards the adoption of the IPv6, Criterion Networking Academy, a provider of hands-on trainings, certifications in emerging network technologies, announced today that its comprehensive suite of IPv6 training and certification offerings were awarded the gold certification by the IPv6 Forum.

Criterion Networking Academy is the first India based organization to receive IPv6 Forum accreditation for silver and gold certified certification programs from IPv6 Forum, worldwide consortium with a mission to advocate the adoption of IPv6 technology.

Augmented Reality Will Become an Important Workplace Tool: Gartner

Although the adoption of augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise is still in its infancy, AR technology has matured to a point where organizations can use it as an internal tool to complement and enhance business processes, workflows and employee training, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner said that AR facilitates business innovation by enabling real-time decision making through virtual prototyping and visualization of content.

A10 Networks Targets Large-Scale, Network-Wide DDoS Attack Prevention

A10 Networksannouncedthe A10 Thunder TPSTMSeries, designed to provide high-performance, network-wide protection against a variety of volumetric, protocol, resource and more sophisticated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and improve service availability for critical Internet infrastructures and public-facing websites.

Building on the existing DDoS feature set in the company's popular application delivery controllers (ADCs), A10 today expands its offerings with the introduction of a standalone line of DDoS products for network-wide protection. The Thunder TPS product line is built upon A10's Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) platform, which delivers up to 155Gbps of throughput, thereby helping enterprise and service provider customers address the increasing scale of DDoS attacks. Broad multi-vector attack detection capabilities are designed to secure customers' networks against a variety of attack types, while support for multiple deployment modes provides the flexibility needed to integrate with various customer network designs.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Southern Cross to add another Terabit using Ciena 100G

Hard on the heels of the successful implementation of Ciena’s 100Gb/s solution across its 30,000km network in July 2013, Southern Cross Cable Network has stepped up again, to announce today that it will use the Ciena WaveLogic 3 platform to add an additional 500Gb/s to both cables by July 2014.

Southern Cross President and CEO, Fiona Beck says, “The continued expansion of our network using the best 100G technology available underpins our strategy to support the development of high-speed broadband in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Fiji.”

HCL Tech and CSC partner to address the application modernization market

HCL Technologies and CSC have formed a strategic partnership to address the substantial market opportunity created by the need for enterprise clients to modernize their applications and transition to the cloud.

HCL and CSC will create a world-class application modernization delivery network to enable enterprises to shift from legacy technologies to a cloud-enabled platform. The first delivery centers will be launched in Bangalore and Chennai. These delivery centers will lower the risks and costs for clients transitioning to the cloud.

DS announces the Fulfillment of the Offer Condition to voluntary public offer to acquire up to 100%

Dassault Systèmes announced that, as a result of the completion of the acquisition of a 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (“RTT”), the voluntary public offer published on 11 December 2013, supported by RTT’s Board of directors and managing board, is now unconditional.

Gartner Executive Programs Survey of More Than 2,300 CIOs Reveals Many Are Unprepared for Digitalization

Digitalization is beginning, but most CIOs do not feel prepared for this next era, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, Inc.'s Executive Programs. The survey showed that many CIOs feel overwhelmed by the prospect of building digital leadership while renovating the core of IT infrastructure and capability for the digital future. The survey found that 51 percent of CIOs are concerned that the digital torrent is coming faster than they can cope and 42 percent don't feel that they have the talent needed to face this future.

Binatone Launches Advanced Digital Baby Monitors

Binatone announced the launch of Baby Monitors in 3 different variants: Motorola Digital Audio Baby Monitor, Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor and Motorola Blink 1 Remote Digital Video Baby Monitor. The innovative baby monitors are designed for today's tech-savvy parents, making it easy for them to keep their baby safe and secure. The new baby monitors are priced from Rs 4990/- to Rs 15990/- and are currently available at major baby product stores including all Mom&Me and Mothercare stores.

Symantec Appoints Sanjay Rohatgi as President - Sales, India

Symantec announced the appointment of Sanjay Rohatgi as President - Sales for India. Based in Delhi, Rohatgi will be responsible for leading Symantec’s business and driving growth across enterprise and consumer business by developing and delivering on business strategy.  

An industry veteran, Rohatgi has worked in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry for over 23 years in various roles across multiple geographies. He joins Symantec after an illustrious career at Cisco where most recently, he held the position of Managing Director, Service Provider for India & SAARC. In this capacity, Sanjay was responsible for leading Cisco’s business with telecom service providers and cable operators across the region. Under his leadership, Cisco was recognised for local innovation and leveraging India based R&D to create market specific solutions.  Prior to Cisco, Sanjay has worked with Nortel Networks in Hong Kong, Telstra and BHP Billiton in Australia, and British Telecom in the UK.

AMD with 2014 AMD A-Series Accelerated Processors

AMD launched the 2014 AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the most advanced and developer friendly performance APUs from AMD to date. The AMD A-Series APUs with AMD Radeon™ R7 graphics, codenamed “Kaveri”, are designed with industry-changing new features that deliver superior compute and heart-pounding gaming performance.

Australia Japan Cable Deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network

Infinera announced today that Australia Japan Cable (AJC), operator of the AJC cable system between Japan and Australia, has deployed the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform across its submarine network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, featuring the DTN-X platform with SD FEC super-channels and integrated OTN switching, enables AJC to significantly expand their cable’s capacity and rapidly deliver 10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.

The 6th Generation of Kindle—Now Available in India

Amazon today announced that the world’s most advanced e-reader—the all-new Kindle Paperwhite—is now available for pre-order starting today at and begins shipping February 4, 2014. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for readers.

Continental and HERE team up to map out the future of vehicle connectivity

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Continental, the international automotive supplier, and HERE, a leader in mapping and location services, announced that their teams will intensify their collaboration in bringing the Connected Car to life, focusing on Electronic Horizon, future Automated Driving functionalities and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Xerox DocuShare expands Content Management with Mobile, Imaging and Cloud enhancements

Xerox DocuShare has expanded its enterprise content management offering, providing new and easy ways for employees to access and manage paper and digital content wherever they are.

Xerox ConnectKey for DocuShare, a one-step scan-to-workflow solution, simplifies the process of incorporating hard copy content into enterprise document flows. Users can easily scan documents directly into a DocuShare collection or Windows folder via a Xerox ConnectKey or Xerox Extensible Interface Platform® enabled multifunction printer (MFP) simply by entering document information at the device. Complete business workflows can also be developed and shared in minutes to an entire team or organization.

Verizon and Tesco to scout for Global Retail Opportunities

Verizon is partnering with Tesco, one of the leading retailers. Verizon is migrating Tesco to a single global network infrastructure, which will underpin Tesco’s ongoing application and infrastructure centralization programme.

Verizon is providing secure connectivity to link Tesco’s suppliers, partners, customers and colleagues in 12 countries around the globe. Importantly, the new network infrastructure also offers a solid foundation from which Tesco can deliver key business applications consistently to all stakeholders. This will enable Tesco to roll out new technologies and services more quickly and effectively, while also achieving significant cost efficiencies. launches iPhone App, occupies top position in Apple AppStore announced the launch its new iPhone app, and within a week of the launch, it has been featured on Apple Appstore as the “Best New App".

The app brings out the features of Location Based e-commerce and is fully compatible with iOS 6 and 7. With this app, users can now access shops and catalogue listed on Tradus from local offline markets of their respective cities.

Tata Docomo partners with Micromax to offer bundled products

Tata Docomo announced its partnership with Micromax to launch an exciting range of bundled offerings across 2G and 3G data, Post-pay and Pre-pay platforms. With this launch, customers using Micromax handsets, purchased after 1st October, ’13 can avail the benefits of Tata Docomo’s special offers.

Announcing this special offer, Sunil Tandon, Head Non Voice Services, Tata Docomo, said “At Tata Docomo, we follow a consumer-centric strategy where we believe in developing offerings keeping our customers’ preferences in mind. Through an Intelligent & Interactive Call to Action ,wherein the MICROMAX Tata Docomo customer can now  SMS  “MICROMAX” to 141, to get relevant offerings cutting across  2G data, 3G data, Post-pay and Pre-pay. We are glad to partner with Micromax to launch the Micromax Range program.

Capgemini Signs Major Contract with Statoil in Norway

Capgemini announced that Capgemini Norge AS, has signed a major agreement with Statoil ASA, a Fortune 50 global energy company engaged in oil and gas production, headquartered in Norway. The relationship will see Capgemini managing and transforming Statoil’s IT general business applications portfolio to support its plans for international growth and promote a performance based culture. The new agreement, with a potential duration of 10 years, strengthens and supplements the existing partnership between Statoil and Capgemini.

BSNL-Champion launches new range of Smartphones starting from Rs 3225/-

BSNL in partnership with Champion launches its latest range of next Gen smart phones targeted at the masses. Bringing Smartness beyond Imagination, the BSNL Champion My Phone SM3512 & SM3513 are priced very competitively at Rs 3,225 and Rs 4,499 respectively for the consumers. These phones feature amazing soft, sensitive Capacitive Multi-touch Screen, and Auto Focus along with a vibrant and stunning picture quality.

Kapil Wadhwa, MD, Champion Computers said, “The new BSNL Champion My Phones bring a seamless blend of essential features and a great price range. The market in tier 2 and 3 cities is ripe for such a product offering as the consumers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy and the demand for user-friendly products is very high.” to Enter into Indian Blogosphere CEO, Miki Mo, has charted out his plans to promote his forum in India. During an online interaction with media on 6th January 2014, he spelled out his ambitious plans to rope in as many big names as guest bloggers as is possible stating that ‘India will be one lucrative market in the future.’ 

The interaction took place in an online chat in which several bloggers participated. He also gave tips to would-be guest bloggers trying to make it big in the industry and told Indian bloggers that ‘focusing on long term assignments will help in reaping rich rewards as longevity helps reach people of all sections.’  

Savera Marketing ties up with HIS for National Distributorship

Savera Marketing Agency has been appointed as their exclusive national distributor by HIS (High-tech Information System), an internationally acclaimed graphics cards company.  Savera Marketing Agency will be the exclusive national distributor for HIS-ATI chipset Graphics Card for India.

With vast distributorship network, Savera Marketing will contribute in pushing HIS-ATI chipset graphics card product line up in the market. It will also be responsible to educate the retailers and dealers about the product & generate sales.

LSI Expands relationship with Oracle for Next-Generation Exadata X4 Systems

LSI Corporation announced that LSI Nytro flash accelerator cards have been selected as the PCIe flash acceleration technology for Oracle’s next-generation Database Machine, Oracle Exadata X4. In addition, the companies have collaborated on bringing a new LSI Nytro technology called Dynamic Logical Capacity (DLC) to Exadata customers.

Oracle is taking advantage of Nytro DLC technology to extend the logical flash storage capacity of Exadata beyond the system’s physical flash capacity. This unique software feature dynamically extends flash capacity of Exadata X4 systems with the same physical hardware and power requirements for a reduced total cost of ownership.

Salaries Through Aadhaar Payment Bridge

A project was launched to disburse salaries to employees of a private corporate company leveraging Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) in New Delhi today by the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India , Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Shri Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Speaking on the occasion the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, complimented the Trident Group of companies and UIDAI for successful launch of Aadhaar Linked Disbursal of Salary to employees of this company.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Light Chasers joins hands with Canon India

Light Chasers, in an association with Canon India, completed the first part of India Kliks—an International photography event and also one of the biggest photography contests for Indian photo enthusiasts. Light Chasers is India’s foremost company specializing in providing a platform for photo aficionados to enhance their skills through varied and versatile programs that take place all across the world. In the words of Jasminder Oberoi, the Director of Light Chasers, "Light Chasers is a pioneer in this fast growing field of photography education and India Kliks is an initiative aimed to promote photo culture across India. Light Chasers have associated with Canon for this unique platform for budding photographers to showcase their skills and work in close association with prolific masters so as to get to the top of their game. 

Cisco Organizes Panel Discussion on ‘Girls in ICT’ to Encourage Women in IT Sector

Cisco organized a special panel discussion to celebrate ‘Girls in ICT‘at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Vasundhra Enclave, Delhi on Thursday, 9th January, 2014. An initiative of Cisco’s Network Academy program, the event is aimed at building a global environment to empower and encourage young women to consider careers in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Around 800 adolescent girls and young women within Delhi and NCR interacted with panelists that consisted of ICT professional from companies, government agencies and academic institutions to better understand the opportunities the ICT sector holds for their future.

Security Chiefs Offer 5 Recommendations to Overhaul Outdated Information Security Processes

RSA, the security division of EMC, released the latest Security for Business Innovation Council (SBIC) report, providing guidance for how organizations can enable new competitive advantages in their business by transforming outdated and inflexible processes that govern the use and protection of information assets. The report highlights key challenges, upgraded techniques and actionable recommendations that can be used to plan and build new processes to help organizations gain business advantage and more effectively manage cyber risks.

Virtusa acquires TradeTech Consulting Acquisition

 Virtusa Corporation announced that it has acquired all the outstanding shares of TradeTech Consulting Scandinavia AB and its subsidiaries (“TradeTech”), headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.   TradeTech is a leading consulting and IT services provider specializing in treasury and asset management for major financial institutions and multi-national corporations, primarily in the Nordic countries.

BORG Energy India committed to invest USD 45 Million in India

BORG Energy India announced its plans to invest USD 45 Miliion in Indian market for rural electrification and EPC(engineering, procurement and construction) projects within next six months.  The company plans to power 18,000 homes in northern India in next 150 days with BORG Astra Plus Home Series, a Range of fully loaded micro solar power plants, specially designed to meet the energy needs of domestic households and Solar Farm Master Series Controller targeted at generating power for irrigation projects in India.

HP and SAP join hands for mobile applications

HP Enterprise Services announced a new collaboration with SAP Asia Pacific Japan to deliver a mobile starter pack, which helps organizations in Asia Pacific and Japan create and manage mobile applications that improve employee productivity and generate new revenue opportunities.

Organizations across Asia Pacific and Japan recognize that mobility enables fast and efficient business operations from any location. However, many organizations are struggling to realize these business advantages because they do not have an effective solution for rapidly creating, managing and securing advanced mobile applications.

Peninsula Builders deploy eScan Security Solutions

Peninsula Land secures their IT infrastructure through eScan Corporate Edition. Using this solution, Peninsula Land has been able to secure their sensitive data and IT infrastructure across all their offices. 

Peninsula Land expertise in real estate and wanted a comprehensive Security Suite to overcome several loopholes that were discovered in their IT infrastructure such as latency when it came to downloading updates, product support and malware outbreak management. Moreover, their current security suite also hogged memory and CPU, making it slow and tedious to carry out daily tasks. Peninsula Land was looking for a central administrative utility for viewing, logging and updating all functional aspects, virus outbreaks as well as detection along with an advanced notification system.

Vodafone claims India's Fastest Data Dongle K4201

Keeping in view the growing mobile internet penetration and data usage in India, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today announced the launch of Vodafone K4201, India’s fastest 3G USB Dongle with data transfer speed up to 21.1 Mbps, at a pocket friendly price of just Rs. 999 for its postpaid customers.

Commenting on the new launch, Vivek Mathur, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India said, “With the growing penetration of data, there is a constant demand for high-speed connectivity. The launch of Vodafone K4201 3G dongle, with consistent connectivity and upto 21.1 Mbps superfast data transfer caters to this demand for high speed mobile 

Gartner: Less Than 1% of Mobile Apps Will Be Considered a Financial Success by Their Developers Through 2018

Consumers are increasingly turning to recommendation engines, friends, social networking or advertising to discover mobile applications rather than sorting through the thousands of mobile apps available. As a consequence, Gartner, Inc. predicts that through 2018, less than 0.01 percent of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial success by their developers.

"The vast number of mobile apps may imply that mobile is a new revenue stream that will bring riches to many," said Ken Dulaney, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. "However, our analysis shows that most mobile applications are not generating profits and that many mobile apps are not designed to generate revenue, but rather are used to build brand recognition and product awareness or are just for fun. Application designers who do not recognize this may find profits elusive."

IESA releases two reports on domestic electronics manufacturing

India Electronic and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, released two studies today. The IESA-Frost & Sullivan Report analyses the growth & opportunity in the Indian ESDM market, while the ‘Disability identification study’ with Ernst & Young examines key macro issues that are impairing the growth of electronics manufacturing in the country.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Hangout and Shop with Hrithik Roshan on Google+ and is hosting Asia’s first ever ‘Google+ Shoppable Hangout’, on January 20, with none other than Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik Roshan. The event will mark the Asia debut of a new online shopping app for the Google+ Hangouts On Air (HOA) platform.

Google+ Shoppable Hangout On Air brings together social media and online shopping in an unprecedented experience. It enables up to 10 people to interact with each other on a multi-person video chat that is broadcast live to millions around the web, while also allowing all the viewers to simultaneously shop, chat and comment.

IESA Vision Summit 2014 to be held on February 3 & 4 in Bangalore

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the industry body for the ESDM industry in the country, announced their ninth consecutive annual flagship event, IESA Vision Summit scheduled on February 3 & 4 at the Sheraton, Bangalore. The theme for this year’s Vision Summit 2014 takes a close look at India’s electronics manufacturing story: From Consumption to Creation. The two day event comprising of keynote speeches from industry thought leaders and panel discussions will deep dive into the issues of the ESDM sector like Consumption, Product Innovation and Manufacturing in India.

Architecture from STMicro Leads Industry Transition to 64-bit Computing for the Digital Home

STMicroelectronics has released details of its innovative STi8K™ architecture, addressing future Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) for the Digital Home.

Based on the latest ARMv8-A cores, STi8K SoCs will further enhance the available Cannes/STiH3 (FHD[1]/UHD HEVC Client-Box), Monaco/STiH4 (FHD/UHD HEVC Server/Gateways), and Alicante/STiD12 (DOCSIS®) product families, providing, in combination with them, a smooth and future-proof industry transition from 32-bit to 64-bit computing.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Sholay in 3D loved by the audience

The iconic 1975 action drama Sholay which was released in 3D in India on 3rd January, 2014 has been well appreciated by one and all. The audience loved the movie viewing experience in 3D and experiencing the flying bullets, thundering hoofs and the grungy Gabbar in life like scenes. Maya Digital Studios converted this legendary movie from 2D to 3D.

Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter of 2013

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 82.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6.9 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline.

"Although PC shipments continued to decline in the worldwide market in the fourth quarter, we increasingly believe markets, such as the U.S., have bottomed out as the adjustment to the installed base slows," said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner. "Strong growth in tablets continued to negatively impact PC growth in emerging markets. In emerging markets, the first connected device for consumers is most likely a smartphone, and their first computing device is a tablet. As a result, the adoption of PCs in emerging markets will be slower as consumers skip PCs for tablets."

Seminar on ‘The Business of Banking’ With Brett King

CXO and Oracle are presenting a seminar - Brett King Talks, on ‘The Future of Banking’ in association with Brett King, founder of the world’s first direct mobile-only bank, Movenbank. The two-day seminar to be held in Mumbai on January 15th and 17th, 2014 is targeted at banking and finance institutions in the country and will explore the future of banking, associated challenges and policy matters.

Oracle enables Retailers to Deliver Commerce Anywhere with New Retail Suite

Oracle introduced Oracle Retail version 14, encompassing new features and functionality across its complete offering of retail business solutions. The enhanced suite of solutions enables relevant customer engagements across touchpoints, targets assortments, drives improved efficiency from inventory and helps reduce total cost of ownership.

Excellon Software Powers Business Transformation at Mahindra Two Wheelers

Excellon Software has announced the successful completion of its Excellon Dealer Management Software (DMS) implementation for Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd (MTWL).  Excellon Software has implemented the DMS for MTWL, which has a nationwide network of over 500 sales and service locations, enabling the transformation of MTWL’s business in a span of one year.

MTWL had embarked on a journey of transformation and was looking to turnaround its business, grow revenues, and establish stronger ties with its customers in a short time. A forward thinking company, MTWL believed that state-of-the-art IT infrastructure would be a strategic lever and enable it to achieve its objectives effectively.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Lotus Greens launched its own Green Application

As part of its regular sustainability initiatives geared towards improving the ecological balance and minimising the impact on the environment, Lotus Greens has launched a Green App in the form of an online calculator that can track and measure your carbon footprint and suggest ways to reduce it. A carbon footprint is the measurement of carbon dioxide that we put into the atmosphere while going about our daily routine. The carbon calculator can be accessed online at , and can also be downloaded from Google play store on your android phone.