Monday, 31 August 2015

Symantec telemetry shows surge in spam messages mentioning Ashley Madison megabreach.

Scammers have moved quickly to take advantage of the Ashley Madison data breach and Symantec telemetry shows a spike in spam email campaigns mentioning the infidelity website. The breach and subsequent leak of user data has created a market opportunity for scammers seeking to take advantage of people affected by the breach.

Avnet uses Open Source Prototyping Platform in MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino

Avnet announced the availability of the MicroZed Carrier Card Kit for Arduino, a Arduino-compatible carrier card for Avnet's MicroZed system-on-module (SOM). The platform enables designers in markets including industrial control, remote sensing, embedded vision and many other IoT-centric applications, to quickly develop prototypes that combine the MicroZed SOM with the large ecosystem of Arduino shields. The kit is now selling for US$89 and is available in Asia.

List of Online Security Stats that Websites Cannot Afford to Ignore

Indusface, a provider of application security solutions for web and mobile applications, has released a list of important statistics related to information security that every website should be aware of. The data points towards an unprecedented rise in hacking attempts, and shows why it has become pertinent for websites to focus on application security.

Tigo selects Gemalto to deliver M2M solutions

Gemalto has been selected by Tigo, a growing mobile network operator in Colombia and part of the Millicom Group, to deliver a suite of unique M2M solutions​ in Latin America. Starting in Colombia, Tigo customers will use Gemalto's Cinterion Machine Identification Modules (MIMs) and secure MIM services to improve preventive maintenance with remote monitoring and management of MIMs in the field. The solutions optimize performance of M2M applications for virtually any vertical market including fleet management, smart metering, remote asset management, surveillance and alarms, automotive and mHealth solutions. 

IBM promotes the path for Digital India with SMAC

IBM revealed its latest innovations designed to help organizations drive growth and productivity using cloud, analytics, mobile and social technologies. As consumer and citizen expectations for seamless, connected experiences continues to rise in India, the IBM Labs are accelerating their work to bring innovation to a range of industries in both public and private enterprise, to help create a Digital India.

Icertis Contract Management Goes Live at Chemonics

Icertis, the leading provider of enterprise contract management in the Microsoft Cloud, announced today that Chemonics has gone live with the Icertis Contract Management (ICM) Platform. Chemonics is an international development company, which partners with bilateral and multilateral donors and the private sector to manage capacity building projects in developing countries. The Icertis solution, delivered on the cloud, was implemented globally at Chemonics in a single rollout, which included all their field offices spread across five continents.

Helpchat opens its API for businesses

Helpchat, a personal assistant messenger app, announced that it was opening up its platform for API integrations (technical integrations) to businesses. With this integration, businesses would be able to integrate directly into the Helpchat app and acquire and serve new users for their businesses.

Wipro, VMware Launch LiVE Workspace Solution for Next-Generation Digital Workplace

Wipro launched Wipro LiVE Workspace, powered by VMware business mobility solutions. This solution boasts to enable enterprises to be digital ready for next-generation end-users, helping them create an agile, intelligent, collaborative and mobile workspace.

Oracle Launches New All Flash FS1 Storage System

Oracle expanded its flash storage portfolio today with the announcement of an all-flash model of its Oracle FS1 Flash Storage System. Available now, the new Oracle All Flash FS1 Storage System delivers superior flash performance, capacity scaling, and flash provisioning and is designed to handle concurrent mixed workloads, such as OLTP and high-speed data backup, in enterprise SAN environments as well as in private or public clouds. It delivers up to 64 all-flash domains for highly-secure data isolation in multitenant cloud environments, I/O prioritization based on business value, scales to nearly 1 PB of raw flash capacity, and goes from pallet to power-on in less than 30 minutes.

Ratan Tata Bets Big on Infinite Analytics, A Predictive Analytics Company

Infinite Analytics, a company out of MIT, received funding from Ratan Tata to expand its state-of-the-art predictive analytics technology to verticals beyond retail and e-commerce. Existing investors like Nikhil Vora of Sixth Sense Ventures and new investors from Silicon Valley and India have also participated in this round.

SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank

SimbaPay  - a digital money transfer provider - today announced the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad.

BSA lauds India’s new patent guidelines for examination of CRI

BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the new patent guidelines for examination of patent applications relating to Computer Related Inventions (CRIs), including patents on software innovations. BSA looks forward to working with ministries of jurisdiction to foster uniformity and consistency in the examination of patent applications.

Ingersoll Rand drives the Green Agenda with launch of Smart Citizen 3.0

Ingersoll Rand announces the launch of its new interactive microsite Smart Citizen 3.0 that will educate its audience on conserving natural resources in their day to day living. The platform will allow people to enrol themselves in an engaging activity on energy conservation while providing insights on various natural sources of clean energy and their conservation.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

KeyRaider: iOS Malware Steals Over 225,000 Apple Accounts to Create Free App Utopia

Recently, WeipTech was analyzing suspicious Apple iOS tweaks reported by users and found over 225,000 valid Apple accounts with passwords stored on a server. In cooperation with WeipTech, we have identified 92 samples of a new iOS malware family in the wild. We have analyzed the samples to determine the author’s ultimate goal and have named this malware “KeyRaider”. We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware.

Zyme Delivers High-Powered Channel Intelligence Solution with Cleo Technology

Cleo is proud to announce as a customer Zyme, a leader in the rapidly growing area of channel data management (CDM) products and services. The Cleo offering incorporates technology from Informatica Corporation, independent provider of data integration software.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Reliance’s Cloud X and Jasper Control Center platforms to empower enterprises to deliver IoT services

Reliance Communications and Jasper, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, have entered into a partnership to enable enterprises throughout India to launch, manage and monetize Next-Generation IoT businesses. Reliance is Jasper’s sole telecom partner in India.

What is ‘Stagefright’ virus? How it affects Android phones?

"Stagefright" is the nickname given to a potential exploit that lives fairly deep inside the Android operating system itself. The gist is that as a result of hastily written code, there are a number of security vulnerabilities in Android devices.

ASUS opens two exclusive stores in Assam

In a bid to increase its direct presence, ASUS opened its two new exclusive stores in the north eastern state of Assam. The two stores are located in Tezpur and Jorhat. Both the stores were inaugurated by Mr. Arnold Su, Distribution Manager, System Business Group, ASUS India, Mr. David, Product Manager, India & Mr. Pankaj Kar, Branch Head, Northeast in the presence of Mr. Tanka - owner of the exclusive store in Tezpur and Mr. Sanjeev Saha - owner of the exclusive store in Jorhat along with other dignitaries & partners. The brand’s cutting-edge products will be available under the dealership of Aastha Computers, Tezpur and IT Park, Jorhat.

Ashley Madison website hacked; CEO steps down

Information security has taken another toll as Noel Biderman, the chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent Avid Life Media, leaves the company effective immediately. His exit has been caused by the hacking event. The website of the company was hacked which forced the CEO to move out as he did not take adequate steps to keep the cyber threats at bay in this hyper sensitive world. 

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) & PayUMoney Promote E-Bill Payment

In a bid to encourage its customers to ‘Go- Paperless’ Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) in association with PayUMoney, an online payment solution has launched a “Pay and Win Scheme.” TPDDL customers can now easily pay their bills online through PayUMoney and win exciting prizes like ACs, LEDs, tablets etc.

Are Business Intelligence tools really Intelligent?

By: Nikhilesh Tiwari

According to a blog in Forrester in 2010 a typical BI tool costs $1,50,000/- and ETL costs about the same. Services, hardware and implementation generally scale up to 5 times the software cost. Hence after investing more than a million dollar most businesses realize that the solution they have purchased is not really future ready. As the business expands, number of users increases, data grows, databases change, more software’s are incorporated and new technology adopted, it is observed that a BI solution is unable to incorporate future expectations. 

UAE among Top 5 ‘At Risk’ Regions for Mobile Security, Aruba Networks

A report published by Aruba Networks, an HP company, has found that the ‘West is Best’ for mobile security and pinpointed the most at-risk nations based on a survey of the mobile security habits of 11,500 workers in 23 countries.

NASSCOM with TalentSprint launches Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum for IT-BPM industry

IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council (SSC NASSCOM) in association with TalentSprint, India’s leading Career Accelerator for Youth has launched an ambitious nationwide program for Talent Acquisition Professionals in the IT-BPM industry called the Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum or TAP Forum.

BetterButter raises seed funding led by growx ventures

BetterButter, an online social, food discovery platform, has raised a seed funding round led by growx ventures.  The platform currently focuses on recipes, allowing users to create, share, discover, and appreciate recipes, and aims to become the de-facto platform for all things kitchen in the future.

Quantum and Veeam Partner to Maximize Data Availability for Virtual Environments

Quantum announced a Premier Technology Alliance partnership with Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center, to bring their latest joint virtual machine (VM) storage and availability solutions to customers worldwide. This collaboration will enable the two companies to serve a broader range of customers with simplified virtual data backup solutions that deliver high performance and maximize production system availability while lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Dell claims a successful second quarter for Its Client Solutions Business

Dell India announced that consistent engagement with customers and partners has resulted in another successful quarter for its Client Solutions business in India. With an overall share of 21.6% in the India PC Market, as per IDC’s Asia Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, Q2 2015 (August 2015 release), Dell has been focused on growing its presence in the India market. In the Commercial PC space, Dell exhibited a 5.7% Y-o-Y share change growing to 23.9% unit share in Q2CY15.

Hike Messenger claims its biggest ever brand campaign reaching 200 million consumers

hike messenger, one of Internet companies, announced the launch of their biggest ever brand campaign that will reach 200 million consumers.  The brand campaign rollout comes on the back of the launch of biggest ever product update, hike 4.0, which is 5X faster and loaded with over 10 new features.

Sony LIV to launch India’s first original and exclusive digital show

A true pioneer in its domain, Sony LIV, Multi Screen Media (MSM’s) digital video entertainment brand has raised the bar for the industry yet again. It will host India’s first-ever exclusive original web show exclusively for the Digital platform with the launch of its Signature Series # LoveBytes begins from 7th September. With the release of the show, Sony LIV takes the promise of a digital-first approach to an unprecedented level and becomes the country’s first digital video-on-demand (VOD) platform to introduce an innovation of this nature.

42% of Organizations Expect to Increase Spending on Colocation as Industry Consolidates

451 Research unveiled the results of its Vendor Window surveys covering Power, Cooling and Colocation. The findings are based on a survey of more than 1,000 IT professionals globally. The latest survey shows that Schneider Electric (APC) and Emerson (Liebert) remain the leaders in power and cooling equipment for the datacenter, respectively. According to 451 Research’s latest Datacenter Market Sizing Forecast Model, the colocation market grew 11% year over year on a square footage basis in Q115 and is forecast to maintain that rate through 2018.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Mphasis and IIIT- B partner to support incubation of social enterprises

Mphasis, a technology services provider, announced its partnership with The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-B), a Deemed University, to support and nurture deserving social enterprises. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wherein IIIT-B would leverage a portion of Mphasis’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds for supporting social enterprises.

USD 1.6 Trillion Global Data Market Ready to Tap - Big Boost for Data & Cloud Business

SQL and Data Conference, SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2015 began in Bangalore at the NIMHANS Convention Centre today.  The 3-day summit being attended by hundreds of SQL professionals will run till the 29th August. Organized by and claimed to be the first ever such summit in Asia is featuring SQL Star Speakers such as Denny Cherry, Benjamin Nevarez, Praveen Srivatsa, Alberto Ferrari, Joey D Antoni, Dave Dustin, Vic Parmar, Andreas Volter, Stuart Padley, Lara Rubbelke, Scott Klein, Microsoft SQL Data Platform among others.  

Wipro Launches 5th edition of ‘Wipro earthian’

Wipro announced the launch of the fifth edition of ‘Wipro earthian’, a nationwide sustainability education program for schools and colleges.

Worldwide Enterprise Application Spending to Grow 7.5 Percent to $149.9 Billion in 2015: Gartner

Worldwide spending on enterprise application software will grow 7.5 percent to reach $149.9 billion in 2015, increasing to more than $201 billion in 2019, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. Analysts said that long-term growth in spending will be driven primarily by modernization, functional expansion and digital transformation projects.

Swipe Launches ACE, 16GB Quad-Core Tablet @ Rs 7299

Swipe Technologies has launched Swipe ACE tablet, another path-breaking device in the market today. Powered by hyperfast processing speed and a long lasting battery, Swipe has added another dimension to its portfolio of Tablets in India.  Swipe ACE aims to deliver great value by offering exciting features for all your educational and entertainment needs at an extremely competitive price point.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

5 Tips for Keeping it Real While Applying to College

By: Roland Allen & Amy Warren ( Instructors, The Road to Selective College Admissions)

The college admissions process can be complicated, overwhelming, and let’s face it - stressful! From writing your resume, requesting references, and racking your brain for the perfect essay topic to demonstrate your personality and your strengths, completing the application process can be time consuming and daunting. To help you through the college application process, we’ve came up with our 5 tips for “Keeping it Real” - and maintaining your sanity - to ensure your applications are postmarked by the application deadline. Check out our tips below, and learn more by enrolling in our edX course, The Road to Selective College Admissions.

Sony launches Xperia C5 Ultra

Sony India unveiled Xperia C5 Ultra to further elevate the imaging experience for its consumers. The new smartphone offers advances in camera, design, battery and performance, further strengthening Sony’s product portfolio in the mid-range segment. 

MEIZU sets shop in India with its flagship phone MX5

Meizu Technology (MEIZU) officially announced its entry into India through its flagship phone MX5. After  establishing a strong presence in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Thailand, India is its next key market. With India emerging as the third-largest smartphone market in the world, MEIZU’s India entry reenergizes the sector and sets a benchmark for smartphone design and performance.

MapR increases Customer Cloud Deployment Options for Hadoop with Amazon Web Services

MapR Technologies announced the immediate availability of the MapR Distribution product in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace, giving customers another quick and easy way to execute big data projects in the AWS Cloud. The MapR solution in AWS Marketplace provides a seamless path to a cloud platform for continuous, real-time operational Hadoop with fast launch and integrated billing from AWS, enabling customers to pay for only what they usewith the scalability and reliability of AWS. 

ZTE selects Purple Wave InfoCom as Exclusive Distribution partner in India

ZTE Corporation has selected Purple Wave InfoCom as an Exclusive authorized distribution partner for their video conferencing solutions. The agreement includes distribution of ZTE video conference solutions across India with Purple Wave InfoCom Private Limited acting as open channel business partner.

The Government Inspections in Nandurbar District goes Hi-Tech

On the eve of Independence Day, the 6 departments Public Works Department, Rural Water Supply, Irrigation, ICDS, Education & Health in Nandurbar District went Hi-Tech by automating their inspection process. The Collector Office, Nandurbar launched an Onsite Inspection Mobile Application “ANUPAM” developed by IT Shastra India Pvt Ltd.

APWPT to Host PMSE User Meeting in Dubai and Share Spectrum Management Insights

The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT), announced that it will host a Program Making and Special Event (PMSE) user meeting on 30 August, 2015 at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai to discuss the all- important subject of spectrum allocation and management for wireless PMSE devices and enter into meaningful and productive conversations with the national government and local PMSE users in the UAE. 

Oxigen Wallet enters into a strategic alliance with PAYBACK

Oxigen Wallet associates with PAYBACK, bringing a unique value merging loyalty and usage for the benefit of their users. The partnership with PAYBACK, allows Oxigen wallet customers to earn* and redeem PAYBACK points on Oxigen Wallet. The most powerful feature of this partnership is that customers who have earned PAYBACK points on any other platform can redeem them as cash into the wallet and use it for Oxigen’s service offerings, utility payments and online shopping.

Symantec Claims to secure 1 Billion Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Symantec announced it is securing more than one billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including everything from televisions and cars to smart meters and critical infrastructure. With IoT devices expected to number 25 billion by 2020[1], Symantec is leading the effort to protect consumers from hacks against their always-on, Internet connected devices.

Worldwide Server Shipment Market Grew 8 Percent in the Second Quarter of 2015

In the second quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 8.0 percent year over year, while revenue increased 7.2 percent from the second quarter of 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.

Hansa Cequity and RAI unveil India's first Omni-Channel Shopper Study

Hansa Cequity released India’s first Omni-Channel Shopper study to understand customer behaviour and how India shops. The survey received 1,368 responses from 86 Indian cities and towns.

NIIT Technologies appoints Graham Clark as head of Digital Services

NIIT Technologies announced the appointment of Graham Clark as the head of its Digital Services business. In his new role, Graham will be responsible for spearheading the Company's growth in the digital space globally and will be based in the US.

Teams shortlisted to build the first crowdsourced Mobile App for The Prime Minister’s Office

MyGov announced the final shortlisted top five teams to build the official mobile app for India’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). This contest, initiated by MyGov and Google in March, is a first of its kind crowdsourcing effort to build a mobile app for a public office. One app out of the five will be chosen as the official app of the PMO.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Medical Applications Are Leading Advancement in 3D Printing: Survey

Gartner said that 3D printing (3DP) technology has progressed rapidly in recent years, and that medical applications are leading to some of the most significant deployments of 3DP technology.

Safehack drew close to 700 entries across India

Intel Corporation presents Safehack - the curtain raiser for a hackathon campaign, was a unique event coined to strengthen women safety held at Indian School of Design and Innovation in Mumbai. Since the announcement of the competition, Safehack engaged over 700 coders from all over India to develop a concept for creation of an app for women's safety. This proves that the subject has been taken seriously in our country and people want to do their bit to ensure women are safe. The campaign is also supported by Chime for Change, founded by Gucci in US.

Delhi Police Launches Singular Application Module for Filing a CVR

Delhi Police successfully launches the first ever application for generating a complete online Character Verification Report (CVR). The one-of-a-kind application endeavors to resolve the pain point of the state’s law enforcement body to the maximum extent possible. And within the procedure, makes it extremely convenient for the general public as well. An otherwise laborious process of issuing a character verification certificate is made extremely swift and easy with the app. It considerably reduces the time, effort and manpower involved earlier in accomplishing this single task.

Oxigen Services to aid ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’ with the launch of its Super PoS device

Procuring the status of being the only micro ATM device recommended by the Indian Bank Association, Oxigen Services introduces the "Super PoS" device to upgrade the network of 2,00,000 locations assisting the ‘Jan Dhan Yojana’. The world’s first Point of Sale device (PoS) brings three industries on one platform, namely the Financial Inclusion Industry, Card payments Industry and Recharge/Bill Pay Industry, packaged with state-of-the-art features customized for Indian conditions in one PoS device. The Indian Bank Association (IBA) recommended this for Banks through a global bid held recently.

Avaya and AGC Networks to Deliver Hosted Cloud Solutions to Business across India

Avaya and AGC Networks announced an agreement to deliver cloud-based services to businesses across India. Under the terms of the agreement, AGC Networks will deliver communication and collaboration capabilities for new and existing customers in India, with the support and expertise of the Avaya Private Cloud Services organisation.

Rob Mee will succeed Paul Maritz as Chief Executive Officer of Pivotal

Pivotal announced their board of directors has appointed Rob Mee as Chief Executive Officer. Rob Mee recently served as Pivotal’s Executive Vice President of Products and Research & Development. As CEO, Rob Mee succeeds Paul Maritz, who will remain with Pivotal and serve on Pivotal’s board of directors in  the newly created position of Executive Chairman.

Talent Analytics are the future of HR in India finds TimesJobs

Predictive Talent Analytics (PTA) are being used to optimize HR functions by predicting employee performance, attrition and cost using Big Data analysis. HR metrics such as turnover rates, cost per hire, time to hire, sourcing channel, open vacancies vs positions filled, offer to acceptance ratios, etc. are some data points that are used in PTA.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Ricoh India launches High end cut-sheet Color Production Printers

Ricoh India announced the launch of RICOH Pro C9100 series for the heavy production segment - a new generation of production oriented, reliable and durable high volume digital presses. These new generation digital production presses are especially suited for large commercial printers and high volume print for pay setups seeking to expand their hybrid digital and offset infrastructure complemented by easy integration into existing operations. The new additions are productive from the first page out and deliver high volume, personalized print runs with fast turnaround times. 

RevX launches to focus on mobile advertising, raising $4M

RevX, a new company focusing on mobile app re-engagement globally launched with over 30 customers and with $4M in funding. RevX was conceived and incubated by Komli Media, APAC’s leading digital media technology company, and is now being spun out. The new company will be headed by Mukesh Agarwal and Ruksh Chatterji, in the CEO and COO roles, respectively. Mukesh has been associated with the RevX for the past 3 years, and will be responsible for the overall business strategy, product and technology. Ruksh, who previously managed Komli’s India business, will be in-charge of overall business operations.  

ReGlobe Announces Plans to Increase its Partner Network

ReGlobe, an Indian re-commerce company, funded by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Blume Ventures has announced plans to expand its partners in the 30+ cities it is present in to meet the exponential growth in the sale of used electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops, game consoles, TVs and air conditioners, that it is witnessing on its online platform

OnMobile’s Ringback Tone customer-base surpasses 65 million worldwide

OnMobile Global is proud to announce that its signature Ringback Tone product has witnessed robust growth over the last 6 months. With the addition of 5 million consumers and 25 million daily music plays, OnMobile’s Ring Back Tone now exceeds 65 million mobile customers worldwide and delivers approximately 525 million music plays daily.

SanDisk Enables Performance & Density Gains for Cloud Infrastructures with New SATA SSD

SanDisk announced its new CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD for cloud service provider (CSP) and software-defined storage (SDS) vendor environments. Offering up to 1.6TB of usable capacity, CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II SATA SSD provides the storage performance and density needed for mixed-use, latency-sensitive transactional workloads—such as e-commerce and collaborative online services. Expanding on SanDisk’s existing portfolio of cloud-focused flash solutions, CloudSpeed Ultra  Gen. II delivers unmatched price/performance leadership at a little over $0.04 per IOPS versus $3.50 per IOPS typically inherent with conventional SATA HDDs. Additionally, CloudSpeed Ultra Gen. II serves up to 32,000 4K write IOPS with 530MB/sec throughput, and an 80 microseconds random read write latency - delivering 99.9 percent quality of service (QoS).

Information and Communication Tech Uptake in Global Smart Plants Market Shifts to High Gear

Information and communication technology (ICT) deployments in manufacturing industries are currently limited to the sporadic use of machine to machine (M2M) communications and cloud solutions. However, cloud adoption for core processes, cyber security efforts, and the implementation of artificial intelligence for advanced robotics are important for the development of fully automated plants. Strong long-term prospects exist particularly for IT service, communication equipment, fixed network, and wireless network providers in the industrial automation space. 

Ericsson plans to expand workforce in its Bengaluru facility

In line with its long-term focus to boost innovation, Ericsson, the leading ICT player is developing technology that is going to be the foundation for next generation networks, cloud infrastructure, and services. Bengaluru is a major R&D center in India for Ericsson which employs a 550 strong workforce, working on solutions for India as well as for global markets. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Brocade expands SAN Footprint with Lenovo OEM Deal

Network solutions vendor, Brocade, has extended its OEM partnership with Lenovo allowing its Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area networking (SAN) switches to be sold globally by Lenovo and its network of channel partners. The agreement builds on the strengths of the long-standing relationship Brocade shared with IBM, the IT giant whose x86 server business was acquired by Lenovo in Q4 2014.

Connect India Launches Last Mile Distribution Services in India

Connect India (CI), announced the launch of their services across the country, in the presence of Mr. T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman of Manipal Global Education. The award-winning composer-playback singer Mr. Shankar Mahadevan enthralled the audience with a special anthem composed for the Connect India Movement. Also present at the event were well-known lyricist Sameer Pandey and Suresh Peter, Composer of the Connect India anthem.

New York Institute of Finance to offer Mergers & Acquisitions Certificate on the edX

The New York Institute of Finance recently announced the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Professional Certificate for completing an Xseries, a sequence of related modules, on the edX platform. An XSeries is a group of courses that add up to a rich understanding of an area of study. Once a learner passes the entire series, they receive a personalized XSeries shareable certificate to prove the work they’ve put in and the understanding they hold over the subject.

Targus Car Power Inverter to Fuel a Truly Mobile Lifestyle

Targus announced the Targus Car Power Inverter APV018AP. Targus AC Automotive 200W power inverter with fast-charging USB provides a power source for most electrical devices in RVs, cars or boats and is designed to conveniently fit into most standard cup holders. It is best suited for mobile professionals and recreational users to easily power all their portable devices on the go and without taking up too much space.

Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel uses Aruba Networks Wireless Infra to Meet Hajj Demands

The Fairmont Group of Hotels & Resorts recently deployed Aruba Networks’ wireless infrastructure at its iconic Makkah Clock Royal Tower hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Thanks to the Aruba Wi-Fi solution, guests and staff at the hotel will be able to enjoy secure, seamless, high-speed, wireless internet access across all seventy-six floors of the hotel. 

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Indian Railways makes trip sharing possible through its mobile app

We are referring to the next-gen train travel app, RailYatri. Install it on your sister’s Android device and make her train journeys much safer. RailYatri, the free train app, can be downloaded from Google Play store or by giving a missed call on 8080809551.

Mobile Device Manager Plus Helps IT Admins Enroll Device Fleets Swiftly, Simply

ManageEngine announced support for the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Samsung KNOX Mobile Enrollment in Mobile Device Manager Plus, its enterprise mobility management solution. Mobile Device Manager Plus also gains a utility to enroll Android devices using near field communication (NFC). Targeting mobile-first IT departments and end users, the support for these programs automates the enrollment of corporate-owned Apple and Samsung devices in Mobile Device Manager Plus during device setup and enables the enrollment of mass quantities of devices at once.

ALE Looks Towards India’s ‘Make-in-India’ Initiative

Support for the government of India’s ‘Make-in-India’ vision to transform the country into a hub for manufacturing and investment is a key focus in which Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions for Communications and Network Infrastructure are pivotal. To date, strong ties in India have been established. Several projects have been led by the company and include Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions, improving the communication experience in the country and providing jobs to employees across its offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi & Mumbai.

Zebronics launches 'Companion6' Wireless Mouse and Keyboard for Rs.899/-

Zebronics, a upplier of IT peripherals, Audio/Video and Surveillance products, has launched ‘Companion 6’ what it claims as the latest in series of Wireless keyboard and Mouse, offering wireless capabilities with 2.4GHz transmission. The newest wireless array brings in comfort and functionality at your work to ‘De-clutter your desk which undeniably De- clutters your mind.’

China surpasses Europe and North America in growth of total R&D; spending in 2014: Zinnov

Zinnov released its recent findings on the R&D spend by top Global 500 companies for the year 2014. Total R&D investment by Global 500 companies grew by 4.31 percent from 2013 (USD 604 Billion) and reached a USD 614 Billion mark in FY2014. The study highlighted that over 65% of the overall R&D spend was contributed by the top 100 R&D spenders, with majority of this growth coming from North American and APAC based firms.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Square Yards launches the Square Connect App

Square Yards announces the launch of its Square Connect mobile app for real estate brokers, independent financial agents, stock broking firms and financial institutions. The app provides them access to a much larger primary real estate inventory opening up more possibilities to do business outside the current area of operations and helping them potentially earn higher commission slabs from developers.

Opera launches ‘Web on Wheels’ Wi-Fi-enabled car

Residents of many cities in India can enjoy exploring the web for free from their mobile phones. Opera Software, makers of the popular Opera Mini mobile browser have launched Web on Wheels (WOW), featuring a specially-equipped WOW car that provides free Wi-Fi access to those in range. Opera hopes to encourage new users to get online and experience the internet from their mobile phones.

RICOH India jumps into 3D Printing & Scanning Solutions business

Ricoh India announced its foray into 3D printing and scanning solutions for manufacturing industry. The 3D Printing & Scanning solutions will revolutionize the way design & product development is being done in manufacturing sector. Using this solutions, manufacturing companies can democratize design and allow every designer to test proof of concept at his desk. Launches 3D Enabled Design App in the Interior Design Segment one of the most innovative technology companies in the interior design and home décor space has launched its mobile app on Android. The app is aimed to bring the interior designing experience in the hands of the customer.

Over 400 Programmers and Designers Travel to Compete in the 2015 Topcoder Open India

For over a decade, the world’s best programmers and designers have showcased their skills and competed for the top spot at the Topcoder Open (TCO), a series of virtual challenges and global on-site hackathons. This year, the biggest on-site regional event will be held in Jaipur, India, at the University of Manipal on August 22, 2015. Participants from all over the world will gather to compete in the TCO15 India Regional Event. 

TCR Telecom Selects Ciena to Support Brazil’s “Porto Maravilha” Telecomunications Project

TCR Telecom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has deployed a new municipal network with packet networking platforms from Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN). The network supports the revitalization of Rio’s port region, which seeks to re-integrate the port region into the city of Rio de Janeiro by revitalizing more than 1,200 acres in the downtown neighborhoods of Gamboa, Santo Cristo and Saúde, by providing high-speed connectivity that increases the attractiveness of commercial space, supports residential growth and the opening of new tourist attractions. It provides greater access to a high-capacity, low-latency and resilient network that is capable of delivering carrier-grade services, such as premium Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) services, to businesses and data centers in “Porto Maravilha.”

RIL Joint Venture with SBI got in-principal licence for payments bank by RBI

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) stated that it has been granted an “in-principle” approval by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on August 19, 2015 for setting up a Payments Bank. Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”) and State Bank of India (“SBI”) had applied for the Payments Bank licence, with RIL as the Promoter and SBI as the joint venture partner with equity investment up to 30 per cent.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

HP Hyper-Converged Appliance Delivers Enterprise Resiliency and Easy Cloud Onramp

HP announced the new HP Converged System 250-HC StoreVirtual (CS 250), a hyper-converged appliance that offers a virtual server and storage infrastructure that is configurable in minutes for nearly half the price of competitive systems. This new enterprise-grade solution is designed for virtual desktops and remote office productivity but also offers an easy path to hybrid cloud.  

Nokia to deploy solutions for efficient response during disaster

Nokia and Save the Children announced an extension of their collaboration on the social cause to protect children from disaster program launched in 2014 across 5 states - Bihar, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. Under the collaboration which aims to “Use Connectivity to build Resilience of Children and their Communities in India”, Nokia will now deploy technology solutions to enable critical communication during disasters.

M-Commerce & Smartphones are propelling the growth of Mobile App Industry by 131%

The shift from e-commerce to m-commerce is accelerating, with Indians engaging with their mobile shopping, news and personalized apps almost round the clock makingIndian mobile app usage outpacing global app usage thereby resulting in India app usages grow by 131%.

Zicom Electronic Security Systems helps prevent ATM theft in Noida

Zicom Electronic Security Systems was recently responsible for averting a theft in Noida. On 12th August at around 2:00 am, a break-in was attempted at an ATM, which was caught on camera by an associate from 24x7 Zicom Command Center (ZCC). On witnessing this, the associate immediately alerted and contacted the miscreant through Zicom’s two way communication system by speaking into it, as part of Zicom’s security solution offered to the Bank. When the miscreant started looking around for the source of the sound, Zicom Agent remotely triggered the siren with which the miscreant had no choice but to leave with the foiled attempt.

Swipe to launch a marketing campaign with Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra

Swipe‘s greater purpose is to make technology accessible to a wide range of Indian consumers, who would otherwise be deprived of the privilege that others take for granted.  Close on heels of signing on Bollywood’s diva Priyanka Chopra as its brand ambassador, Swipe Technologies is all-set to launch a 360° marketing campaign called “LIVE YOUR FAITH” featuring the Bollywood’s leading lady and International Pop Star.