Sunday, 31 May 2015

astTECS Launches Advance Telecom Solution For Real Estate Industry

astTECS announced the launch of astTECS IP PBX solution for the Real Estate industry. astTECS integrated telephony solution offers a suite of innovative, tailored and enhanced voice services applications that support activities in office and on the field, to ensure exceptional customer service and maximum sales conversion. astTECS - IP PBX is built on open standards and is flexible to adopt & integrate with clients existing infrastructure.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Aurionpro Grows Annual Revenues by 14% at Rs 735 crore

Aurionpro Solutions, a technology solutions provider headquartered in Mumbai, India, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2015 and financial year FY14-15.  "This was a year of very good growth and consolidation for us. Globally we are observing that going digital and enhancing enterprise security are key priorities for clients this year," said Samir Shah, CEO of Aurionpro. "We are uniquely positioned at this intersection to help clients accelerate their digital innovation, secure their enterprises while optimizing business operations. We are seeing huge apetite for our IP-led solutions and innovation offerings."

Aashiqui, Social Networking App for Android and iPhone launched in India

Aashiqui, an Indian social network launched by twenty year old entrepreneur Gurnam Sunny and his partner 21 year old Inderdeep Bassi, Aashiqui, stands out for its easy to use social network that features an attractive, almost post-modern aesthetic and a much-improved user experience. It allows you to connect to the whole world through status updates, photos, comments, messages along with some very interesting features. It has been created by Indians keeping Indian users in mind.

Microsoft to unveil three datacenters in India this year

Microsoft is very much on its way to unveil three datacenters in India by the end of this year. This goes in sync with Satya Nadella's announcement last year to set up datacenters in India for meeting regulations especially for the government and PSUs. 

English reported as the most spam sending language: Report

We are all worried about the constantly sophisticating cyberattacks. But have we ever wondered the language we use the most is the same language that spammers are using! A combination of newer and older threat variations defined the cybersecurity landscape in the first quarter of 2015. Trend Micro new report, revealed that English is the most spam sending language with a shared of 84.49%.

Now An Encrypting Ransomware that Targets Games

If you are a gaming freak, you may be used to paying for unlocking downloadable content in your favorite games. Just like irreplaceable photos, a game save, is the product of countless hours of gaming, and is extremely valuable and hard to replace. But what if your game saves were encrypted and held for ransom and you’re forced to pay to decrypt them? That’s exactly what the crypto-ransomware TeslaCrypt is doing.

Friday, 29 May 2015

IBM launches Behavior-Based Predictive Analytics By Industry

IBM announced 20 new industry-specific solutions with pre-built predictive analytics capabilities that will make it easier and faster for organizations across industries like retail, banking, telecommunications, insurance and others, to uncover and act on critical business insights. 

HP Brings New Storage Capabilities to OpenStack Kilo for Cloud Computing

HP announced it has made multiple contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release, including new converged storage management automation and new flash storage technologies to support flexible, enterprise-class clouds.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

ESET Smart Security 9 now available for download

ESET introduces the beta versions of its latest ESET Smart Security 9 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9 products. Join the ESET Beta Program and be among the first to try out new features such as Banking & Payment Protection and enhanced Botnet Protection, as well as the products’ new graphical user interface.

CA Technologies to Acquire Rally Software

CA Technologies announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software Development, a leading provider of Agile development software and services, for $19.50 per share, which equates to approximately $480 million, net of cash acquired. The transaction has been unanimously approved by both Boards of Directors, and is expected to close in the second quarter of CA’s fiscal 2016. Based in Boulder, CO, Rally has approximately 500 employees across four continents and FY 2015 sales of $88 million.

Total Data Market to Hit $115 Billion by 2019

451 Research announces significant revenue growth for the Total Data Market. Consisting of data platforms, data management, analytics, and data mining the Total Data Market is expected to nearly double in size, from $60bn in 2014 to $115bn in 2019. The specific market segments included in 451 Research’s analysis are Operational Databases, Analytic Databases, Reporting and Analytics, Data Management, Performance Management, Event/Stream Processing, Distributed Data Grid/Cache, Hadoop and Search-Based Data Platforms and Analytics.  The company predicts the focus on ‘big data,’ which has driven a wave of adoption to address unstructured data in addition to existing structured data processing and analytics technologies, will lead to a market CAGR of 14% from 2014 to 2019. 

A Cyber-spy Tracking SMBs in India

Kaspersky Lab has recently discovered a new business-oriented cyber-spying campaign called Grabit that was able to steal about 10,000 files from small/medium-sized organizations based mostly in India, Thailand,  and the US. The list of target sectors includes chemicals, nanotechnology, education, agriculture, media, construction and more. Companies based in India and Thailand had the largest percentage of infected machines. By looking at the stolen credentials, it is very clear that employees sent the malware to one another, as stolen host names and internal applications are the same.

iYogi launches IoT platform on Microsoft Azure

iYogi launched the Digital Service Cloud Open IoT Platform (, an enterprise grade IoT platform from India. Built on Microsoft Azure, the platform is proven to scale to millions of devices .Innovators can use the platform to deploy, monitor and automatically manage their products across millions of end users, easily integrate their products with the growing IoT ecosystem, and use its advanced analytics capabilities to build and fast track their global growth strategies.

Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 13 Percent in the First Quarter of 2015: Gartner

In the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13 percent year over year, while revenue increased 17.9 percent from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. "The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever," said Adrian O'Connell, research director at Gartner. "The market was driven by particularly strong demand from the hyperscale area, which benefited North America, in particular. This comes at a time when other regions are struggling, due to price pressure driven by the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. The strength in North America was strong enough to offset declines in Latin America and Japan. EMEA was barely positive, with 1 percent volume growth."

Palo Alto Networks acquires CirroSecure

Palo Alto Networks announced it has acquired CirroSecure, a Silicon Valley-based company with a highly differentiated approach to securing Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. 

Barracuda Names Chris Ross as Senior Sales Vice President, Global Channels

Barracuda Networks announced that Chris Ross has joined the company as its senior sales vice president, global channels. Ross brings over 23 years of technology experience, 15 of those being in storage software, most recently as the vice president of worldwide sales at Arcserve.

TCS partners with The Royal College of Art for UK Design Innovation Lab

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that it is partnering with The Royal College of Art (RCA), recently named the world’s leading university of Art and Design in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, to establish a Design Innovation Lab to help foster design and technology innovation in the UK.

Geometric releases CAMWorks Costing

Geometric releases CAMWorks Costing, an add-on module to its existing, flagship CNC programming software, CAMWorks. It is ideal for improving the speed and efficiency while responding to RFQs (Requests for quote) in a machine shop. CAMWorks Costing speeds up the estimation process and generates accurate quotes within minutes, enabling shop owners to confidently respond to much higher number of RFQs.

Zebra Tech: Wireless LAN, the Glue to Seamless IoT Connectivity

Zebra Technologies Corporation reaffirmed its commitment to ramp up momentum for its Wireless LAN solutions for its partners and customers in India.  At the company’s recent Global Partner Summit - where the company also announced a new channel partner program - Zebra shared how its WLAN portfolio will continue to serve as one of the company’s key solution offerings for the country that is brimming with opportunities from the rapid adoption and deployment of Internet-of-Things (IoT).

Coolpad launches two LTE devices for India market on Snapdeal

Dazen, a smartphone brand of Coolpad, launched two ground-breaking smartphones on Snapdeal today. The company claims that Dazen phones will have extended battery up to 50% with patented technology. These dual sim smartphones are equipped with patented technology which promises to redefine the user experience for consumers compared to other smartphones available in the market.

Avaya displays Latest Engagement Environment Innovations at Pune R&D; Center

At its largest research and development (R&D) center in Pune, India, Avaya showcased new innovations in its Avaya Engagement Environment - a portfolio of solutions which help accelerate the development of communications-enabled applications. Now, companies, partners, business analysts, and ISVs, can integrate voice, video, text, email and mobility seamlessly into business applications. The portfolio includes the Avaya Engagement Development Platform, Avaya Snap-in modules, and the AvayaLive Collaboratory.

How Hackers Could Modify Video Feeds in Misconfigured City CCTV Systems

Security examination of a working city video surveillance system by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that networks designed to help protect people from criminals and terrorists could be misused by a third party exploiting system configuration flaws.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Twitter and mobile phones used to calculate crowd sizes

New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes.

MasterCard and CAIT join hands to augment use of digital technologies among traders

MasterCard and the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) today announced a joint initiative to promote the digitization of payments among Indian traders, through knowledge sharing and training sessions across the country, in line with the government’s ‘Digital India’ vision.

Nitesh Kumar Jangir: Developing Low-cost Medical Devices for India

By: Prachi Patel, IEEE

IEEE Member Nitesh Kumar Jangir showcases his company Coeo Labs at the American College of Cardiology's annual convention in San Diego.
IEEE Member Nitesh Kumar Jangir grew up dreaming of becoming a doctor. But when he couldn’t get into the medical school of his choice, he decided to pursue an undergraduate degree in electronics engineering instead, a popular career path in India. partners with Ola cabs, a service by Amazon, where anyone can buy and sell products online has partnered with Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for personal transportation. During the promotion, consumers who post their ad to sell their old vehicles on will win a free ride with Ola.

Bain Capital completes Acquisition of Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems, an enterprise security solutions company, announced the completion of its previously reported acquisition by funds advised by Bain Capital, one of the world’s foremost private investment firms. Bain Capital acquired Blue Coat from Thoma Bravo, LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

Emerging Markets Drove Worldwide Smartphone Sales to 19 Percent Growth in First Quarter of 2015

Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner. This growth was led by strong smartphone sales in emerging markets (excluding China); the fastest growing regions were emerging Asia/Pacific, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa. Due to these high-performing regions, the emerging markets achieved a 40 percent increase in sales during the first quarter of 2015.

OPPO Plans to setup Handset Assembly Unit in India

OPPO, a smartphone brand with presence in North America, Europe and Asia today announced its plans to setup its own-brand handsets manufacturing unit in India by August focusing on the domestic market.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Transatel launches its Data SIM for globe travelers

Transatel is on course to break down current data roaming constraints with the introduction of its brand-new Data SIM card. The new offering is the result of many years of R&D and proprietary development around the Transatel SIM 901 concept and innovative technology. The service offers connectivity anywhere, at any time, from any device, facilitating travel and peace of mind when you leave home.

Over 30 scareware apps threatening Android users worldwide

Researchers from ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, have discovered more than 30 fake applications available for download on the Google Play Store. The malicious applications, which pretended to be cheats for the popular Minecraft game, have been installed by more than 600,000 Android users, reports ESET on Following ESET’s s notification, Google has removed the rogue apps from the store.

Talview rolls out ‘Talview Candidate App’

Talview, an automated video interview platform that assists organisations in screening candidates before a face to face meeting, recently launched its cutting-edge and candidate-friendly mobile application, ‘Talview Candidate App’. The one-of-its-kind app is carefully-designed to assist candidates to gain first-hand experience, give actual video interviews and also practice aptitude tests.

Ricoh India launches the art projector series

Ricoh India unveiled its new series of projectors. The new series of projectors from Ricoh yet again brings innovative products to the Indian market. The new launch further strengthens Ricoh’s standing as Market Leader in Imaging, Communication & Technology Solution Provider in the country.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

TechProcess launches Paynimo- the 'Mobile First' payment gateway

TechProcess Payment Services has announced the launch of Paynimo - the next generation mobile-first payment platform. Paynimo powers a consistent user experience across different platforms, channels and devices. Its superior payment checkout experience enables an end consumer to complete transactions securely, and with minimal taps. 

SMS spammers hide adult site URLs in YouTube videos: Report

SMS spammers are attempting to avoid URL filters by hiding links in YouTube videos. Symantec discovered this trend in a recent SMS spam campaign, which disguised the sender as a woman looking to date the message’s recipient. The message directed the user to a YouTube video, which asked them to “get verified” by visiting a link included in the video. However, this link instead led the user to an adult website. If the user signed up to the site, then their credit card would be charged with membership fees.

mydala partners with IRCTC to provide deals & offers

mydala has partnered with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), to provide deals and offers to customers. The partnership will give travellers and customers the ease of getting the best deals and offers while booking their tickets.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Panasonic launches Rugged Handheld Tablets and Semi-rugged Toughbook

As a part of Panasonic India’s efforts in continuing to focus on product differentiation coupled with developing innovative technological solutions, the company today announced the launch of  its fully-rugged, 5-inch handheld tablet Toughpad FZ-E1/X1 and its semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54.  With smart business users demanding access to data anytime and anywhere, mobility devices are becoming integral components of the overall technology landscape. In line with this, the new Panasonic handheld tablet Toughpad FZ-E1, powered by Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld and the Toughpad FZ-X1, running on Android 4.2.2 operating system are enterprise-class devices priced at Rs.119,000 and Rs. 109,000 respectively. 

Eka Software rolls out Commodity Analytics Cloud

Eka Software Solutions announced the general availability of Commodity Analytics Cloud, an advanced analytics solution for commodities companies in the agriculture, manufacturing, energy, and metals industries. With Commodity Analytics Cloud, traders, risk managers, analysts, supply chain/logistics managers, IT specialists, back office personnel, and executives gain previously unavailable insights into key business areas and can take action before competitors.

Snapdeal to double its 1000 people strong technology team by year end

In a move to bring top talent back to India, Snapdeal announced the appointment of Gaurav Gupta as Vice President - Engineering. In his new role, Gaurav will spearhead the company’s cloud platform and technology infrastructure. As the company continues to grow at a fast pace, robust cloud network will endow Snapdeal with the ability to rapidly scale-up operational capabilities. Gaurav’s appointment to head the cloud services function is in line with company’s efforts towards building specialized domain strengths.

Axis Bank launches Hackathon 2015 - Gamification Challenge

Axis Bank, India’s third largest private bank, has announced a virtual hackathon challenge on 30th and 31st May, 2015 in partnership with NASSCOM. Rapidly changing digital space and improved technology penetration across various customer segments have transformed the digital banking landscape globally. The bank plans to build a strong Digital Banking capability by continually innovating to become an integral part of a customer’s life.

City of Jaipur to Be Transformed into a Smart City; Collaborates with Cisco

Jaipur, one of India’s most popular global travel destinations, will now embrace the benefits of connectivity and digitisation to transform itself into a Smart+Connected city. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has chosen to develop smart city infrastructures that will improve the efficiency and quality of services received by its 3.5 million residents and over 40 million tourists who visit the city every year. With this launch, Jaipur becomes one of the first state capitals in India to showcase a comprehensive roadmap to become a world-class smart city.

CRM Software Market Grew 13.3 Percent in 2014: Gartner

Worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software totaled $23.2 billion in 2014, up 13.3 percent from 20.4 billion in 2013, according to Gartner. Since the focus on customer service has gone up, CRM is the obvious choice for businesses to look at.

Euroclear Finland launches Infinity, powered by TCS BaNCS

Tata Consultancy Services announced that its client - Euroclear Finland - the central securities depository (CSD) for the Finnish capital markets, has launched a new transaction processing platform known as ‘Infinity’. Infinity’s processing capabilities for fixed-income was recently unveiled, following a 22 month implementation of this first phase. The next phases will be rolled out in the course of 2016 and the processing environment will also feature a new central register as well as equity processing capabilities. 

Wordplay to partner with IndusInd Bank to support global merchants

Worldpay, a payments company, has partnered with IndusInd Bank to offer domestic acquiring services in India. The association will assist both companies in processing customers’ payments and marks the first step for Worldpay in entering the Indian market - a result of the growth in e-Commerce across the country.

Gul Panag Launches FirstRun mobile app

Actor and fitness advocate Gul Panag and parallel entrepreneur Gourav Jaswal launched the mobile app FirstRun by MobieFit last evening in Mumbai. Gul Panag has barely got chance to work in movies but has created enough furore due to her political and social moves. This is one of them.

Ontario Ministry of Energy and Tech Mahindra invest in Smart Grid powered by analytics

Tech Mahindra announced that it will build an Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System (IEVCS) designed to help build Ontario’s clean energy future. The project, sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and funded in part through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative, will analyze the effects of electric vehicle charging on transformers by creating a real time transformer monitoring and analytics solution. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Opinion: From Virtualization to the Cloud

By: Frederik Bijlsma, Strategic Account Manager, Red Hat
Frederik Bijlsma, Strategic Account Manager, Red Hat

Highly efficient administration and operation are key for attaining flexible IT operations in a data center, which are the core of the company's IT system. Server virtualization has been established as the preferred method for increasing productivity and flexibility in this area. A glance at the trends in business IT illustrates this. Gartner market researchers report that the number of virtualized servers in data centers has noticeably increased over the last five years. Up to 50 percent of servers had been virtualized in many companies by the end of 2012. This percentage has risen to 70 percent in the last year, especially with the newly delivered systems.

Siemens launches PLM Solution for Energy and Utilities Industry

Siemens launched a new product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services solution aimed at enhancing efficiency for the global Energy & Utilities industry. The solution leverages Siemens’ Teamcenter® portfolio to digitalize key capital project management processes, such as bid response management, and is specifically tailored to critical Energy & Utilities industry business processes. The new solution, part of Siemens’ Industry Catalyst Series offerings, includes a deployment accelerator and has enabled Siemens Process Industries & Drives, Oil, Gas & Marine to significantly reduce the cost and duration of sales.

Ransomware: Attacks on Mobile Wallets and Virtual currencies on rise

New research from cyber security firm F-Secure warns of Growth in Extortion Malware. The company has witnessed SMS message sending trojans and ransomware attacks on Mobile Wallets and Virtual currencies on rise in the H2, 2014. According to the new Threat Report, both Android & iOS have experienced malwares which have tried to attack the banking applications and mobile wallets in H2, 2014.

Ruckus launches SmartZone Unified Software Platform for the Wireless Networks

Ruckus Wireless announced the introduction of its new SmartZone software platform, a carrier-grade solution developed for and deployed by service providers around the globe, now extended to demanding enterprise customers. This future-ready solution powering Ruckus Smart WiFi products and technologies addresses the growing challenges that enterprises and service providers face in delivering high-performance, reliable WiFi, while also providing them with a clear path to meet constantly increasing network infrastructure performance and service requirements.