Tuesday, 28 June 2016

LeEco hits new online sales record of ₹ 78 Crore with Le 2 & Le Max2

LeEco today (June 28) garners Rs 78.6 crore by achieving sales orders of over 61,000 units of its next generation Superphones, Le 2 and Le Max2, in its flash sale campaign on both LeMall.com India and Flipkart, updating the industry records set by itself a few months ago.  The total registration reached over 6 lakh within 8 days. LeEco is also the first brand which released two flagship phones with Qualcomm processors in the same day.

Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Platform Now Available to Customers from Datacenters in India

Amazon Web Services launches the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, its sixth in Asia Pacific (APAC). With this launch, AWS now provides 35 Availability Zones (AZs) across 13 technology infrastructure regions globally. More than 75,000 India-based customers are already using other AWS Regions to save costs, accelerate innovation, speed time-to-market, and expand their geographic reach in minutes. Starting today, global and Indian-based developers, start-ups, enterprises, government organizations, and non-profits can leverage the AWS Cloud to run their technology applications from infrastructure in India, and provide even lower latency to India-based end users. 

Red Hat Delivers JBoss EAP 7, a Foundation for Hybrid Cloud Applications

Red Hat the leading open source Java EE 7 compliant application server, and introduced JBoss Core Services Collection, a set of technologies that provide customers with common and fundamental application components. With JBoss EAP 7, Red Hat aims to help enterprises use and extend their existing application investments as they begin to transition to emerging architectures and programming paradigms that will require a lightweight, highly modular, cloud-native platform.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Red Hat to Acquire API Management Leader 3scale

Red Hat announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 3scale, a leading provider of application programming interface (API) management technology. By adding 3scale to its existing portfolio, including Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, Red Hat strengthens its enablement of the API economy with simplified cloud integration and microservices-based architectures.

What Jobs Will Humans Have in the Future?

During the next two decades, nearly half the jobs in the United States alone might become obsolete due to automation, according to an article in The Atlantic. But new opportunities will arise, particularly ones that require strong cognitive and social skills. As David J. Deming, associate professor of education and economics at Harvard, put it: People will have to become more human.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Intelenet introduces innovative work flow management tool to enhance customer experience

Intelenet Global Services, a leading business process service provider announced the launch of its unique workflow tool developed in-house - iSafe (Intelenet’s Systematic & Automated Fulfillment Enabler). Aimed specifically at the travel & hospitality industry, iSafe was created to address the issues faced by Intelenet’s clients. One of its main feature enables users to interact across five different global distribution systems (GDS), thereby reducing operational costs and enhancing customer experience.

Microsoft Enables Startups to #EmpowerIndia

Microsoft is on a mission to empower India through technology, and acknowledges the critical role that technology start-ups can play in achieving this objective. The company is committed to fostering innovation among start-ups in India by providing resources, technology and mentoring to drive this innovation. Microsoft aims to provide the right tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise that startups need to leverage the full potential of the cloud and create innovative, SaaS solutions built on the cloud. Earlier this month, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella was in Delhi where he urged Indian developers to use Microsoft platforms to innovate. He had said, "I want us to be the platform to foster the ingenuity of the people of India."

OnePlus Pop-Up stores- Unique Fan experience zone

Right after the OnePlus 3 launch, the OnePlus leadership Team visited 7 cities with the OnePlus 3- London, New York, Delhi, Mumbai, Paris, Berlin and Bangalore as part of the POP-UP store events exclusively for fans.

Three Indian female students Among Finalists of Red Hat Women in Open Source Awards

Red Hat recently announced the finalists for the 2016 Women in Open Source Awards. The finalists in the academic category include three women from India who are full-time students pursuing computer science and engineering degrees.

Asia sentiment hits year high as China's economy steadies

By Randy Fabi

Sentiment at Asia's biggest companies climbed to its highest in a year in the second quarter of 2016, helped by signs that China's economy was slowly steadying, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed.

Stripe Atlas Network partners with TLabs to give Indian entrepreneurs a global reach

TLabs, the leading Indian start-up accelerator, sets new horizons for the budding Indian establishments by joining the Stripe Atlas Network. Stripe Atlas is a new service from Stripe that gives entrepreneurs access to some fundamental tools and infrastructure for starting and growing a global internet business. The Stripe Atlas Network is comprised of a group of more than 60 partners around the world who can invite local entrepreneurs to join the program.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Jharkhand among top performing states under Digital India

Jharkhand has been adjudged as one of the 'top performing states' under the Digital India Programme for its dedicated initiatives to introduce e-governance and digital solutions to empower its citizens and ensure faster delivery of services.

HCL Technologies Partners with LeasePlan on Strategic ICT Initiative

HCL Technologies (HCL) announced that it has signed a strategic IT partnership contract with LeasePlan, a global fleet management and driver mobility company of Dutch origin. Under the terms of agreement, HCL will create Group Competency in collaboration with LeasePlan Information Services to provide IT solutions in various domains such as core leasing platforms, business intelligence and data warehousing solutions, enterprise IT solutions, and application development & maintenance services.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Glenfiddich India appoints Thinkstr and PPR South Asia as its agency partners

Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, has chosen Thinkstr and PPR South Asia as its agency partners in India. Thinksr will handle the creative mandate along with PPR South Asia that will manage the communications campaigns for Glenfiddich.

Japanese Telecommunications Market Slated to Grow Driven by Increased Investments: Ken Research

Ken Research announced its latest publication on, “Japan: Operators Focus On Core Service Convergence; Diversify Revenue Through New Business Lines” which offers detailed insights into the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the telecomm sector in Japan. This publication offers an executive-level insight into the Japanese telecommunication industry with thorough forecasts of primary indicators up to 2020. The report delivers in-depth qualitative and quantitative information regarding the telecom industry in Japan by analyzing the market forces and evaluating the near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors. The findings of the report are based upon the Pyramid Research’s databases. 

Containers meet Microservices, DevOps, and the Internet-of-Things

By: Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist

To cope with an increasingly networked and interconnected world, industrial automation is evolving to incorporate many of the new or repurposed technologies underpinning general-purpose computing. For example, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is especially interesting today because a number of converging technology trends are making useful solutions more practical: low-power and inexpensive processors for pervasive sensors, wireless networks, and the ability to store and analyze large amounts of data, both at the edge and in centralized data centers. IoT opens vast possibilities for information gathering and automation. This in turn gives rise to new opportunities to innovate, increase revenues, and gain efficiencies.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Hyve Launches Two Android-based Smart phones in Indian Market

Hyve, a mobility start-up, successfully launched two Android- based smartphones today, namely- Buzz and Storm, each crafted to enhance your everyday mobile experiences. The stunning mobile devices with best-in-class features will drive a paradigm shift in the way customers
embrace, appreciate and use a smartphone.

75% of Organizations are at Significant Risk of Cyber Incidents: RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, released data demonstrating that organizations that invest in detection and response technologies, rather than perimeter-based solutions, are better poised to defend against cyber incidents. The second annual RSA Cybersecurity Poverty Index, which compiles survey results from 878 respondents across 81 countries and more than 24 industries, attracted more than double the number of respondents as last year, and gave participants the chance to self-assess the maturity of their cybersecurity programs leveraging the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as the measuring stick. 

Ransomware concerns set to intensify globally: EY

Global corporations and Governments have seen an unprecedented surge in ransomware attacks which are wreaking havoc across the board. These attacks are becoming complex, sophisticated and frequent; leading to financial loss, disruption in business continuity and breach of confidential data. To mitigate businesses falling prey to cyber criminals, EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services has launched a Ransomware defence and remediation tool (Radar 360) which is directed at protecting digital assets (computers and laptops). Managed by its Forensic Technology & Discovery Services arm, the unique solution not only mitigates potential attacks but also helps in recovering encrypted data, without paying off the ‘ransom’, if an incident has already taken place.

Zebronics launches its advanced Wireless Video Surveillance Door Phone ZEB-VDP RF priced for Rs. 23,000/-

Zebronics launches another innovation to its security range of Video Door Phones ZEB-VDP RF which acts both as the Video Door Phone and also plays the dual role of Surveillance, to meet your different needs. Offering the complete platform for the users, is the Wireless solution, connectivity which shall be a welcome sight keeping your security technologies hidden.

Sanovi enters into AWSome partnerships for its Cloud Migration Manager Software Solution

Gartner “Cool Vendor” Sanovi announced that the company has signed up multiple global and regional partnerships for its Cloud Migration Manger software. Sanovi Cloud Migration Manager2.0 (CMM) is a leading edge enterprise software platform that enables Managed Service Providers and Enterprise customers to accelerate deployment of large scale Cloud transformation projects.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Is Twitter now under more pressure to sell - perhaps to Google?

Twitter stock jumped on the news that Microsoft is to acquire LinkedIn as investors reconsidered longtime rumours that Alphabet, the parent company of Google, might now acquire Twitter. TWTR shares were up 6% at the time of writing.

New Study Finds Businesses Fighting ‘Sudden Death’ From DDoS Attacks

A10 Networks, an application networking and security company, announces a new report with IDG Connect, "DDoS: A Clear and Ever Present Danger.” The report, which surveyed 120 IT decision makers at large organizations, finds businesses locked in combat with a growing army of online attackers. It finds that the average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with average attacks causing 17 hours of effective downtime, including slowdowns, denied customer access or crashes.

Monday, 13 June 2016

The New Wave: Boosting Productivity for the Mobile Workforce

By: Ahmed Ibrahim, System Engineer Manager KSA at HPE-Aruba

Mobile devices - and the demands by mobile users - are reshaping the way work gets done and where. Enterprises have responded by expanding their wireless networks and, in many cases, adopting gigabit Wave 1 implementations of 802.11ac to boost Wi-Fi performance and improve customer experience.

Friday, 10 June 2016

8% Of Users Hide Their Computers To Keep Their Sensitive Data Safe

To protect their privacy, paranoid users are turning to a multitude of methods to keep their personal data away from prying eyes in the online world, including hiding their computers. Yet multiple research studies from Kaspersky Lab shows that not enough users are aware of the risks, and those that are, use the wrong methods to stay safe online.

Intellect SEEC launches Intellect Lead Closer, an app for advisors

Intellect SEEC will be launching Intellect Lead Closer, an insurance-specific CRM for advisors to increase their customer conversion rates by improving the quality of leads. The app will be officially launched at Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) 2016 on 12th June. MDRT is a global, independent association of more than 43,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals. This powerful app enables advisors to efficiently create and manage their portfolio, relationships and daily activities.

BIOSTAR claims successful Showcase at COMPUTEX 2016

BIOSTAR, a manufacturer for Motherboards and graphic cards, happily thanks everyone for making this year’s COMPUTEX 2016 another success for the brand. During this year’s COMPUTEX, BIOSTAR transformed its booth to a racing circuit treating those present to a thrill ride they will never forget as they take on the digital asphalt in BIOSTAR’s custom-made gaming machines.

HCL Wins MetricStream Partner of the Year Award

HCL Technologies has been honored with ‘GRC Innovation Partner of the Year 2016’ award from MetricStream for the spirit of collaboration and innovation. The MetricStream GRC Journey Award ceremony was held at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Washington DC on April 26, 2016. The awards were presented by Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream and Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream.

Helical IT Solutions launches Open Source BI Framework: ‘Helical Insight’

Helical IT Solutions announces launch of much anticipated ‘Helical Insight’, claiming that it is the world’s first open source Business Intelligence Framework. The company further claims that it is set to revolutionize the way businesses visualize, analyze and use data as a valuable and strategic resource. Helical Insight not only provides out-of-the-mill features such as email scheduling, multi-tenant environment, variety in visualization, etc. but it also empowers end users to add functionalities on the go using their in-house resources.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The Revenue of India Electronic Security Market is Projected to Increase at a CAGR of 18% in the Future

Foreign players such as Honeywell, Bosch, UTC, Axis Communications and others have expanded their base in the market over the period from FY’2010 to FY’2015. These foreign companies have further increased their number of channel partners over the period FY’2010-FY’2015. Owing to this, the revenue share of organized players in the market has enhanced over the period FY’2010-FY’2015. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Gaana and Uber partner to bring music to your ride

Gaana, India’s largest and most popular music broadcasting service and Uber, the smartphone app that’s transformed the way people move around in cities, have announced a partnership to enhance the rider’s Uber experience.

3db Receives Delivery of Middle East’s First Sennheiser Speechline Digital Wireless System

3db, a AV-rental company in Dubai, has upgraded its microphone inventory with the latest Speechline Digital Wireless microphone systems from Sennheiser. Selected for its rich feature set, unmatched speech intelligibility, and aesthetic appeal, the new system is being positioned by the rental firm as the solution of choice for blue chip corporate events and conferences and has already been utilized at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (EAFOL) in Dubai with excellent results.

Electronic Govt Authority (EGA) of Ras Al Khaimah Relies on Veeam to Deliver Always-On Availability

Veeam Software announced that the Electronic Government Authority (EGA) of Ras Al Khaimah, has deployed Veeam Availability Suite to meet its business requirements with respect to high availability, multiple levels of cost savings and rapid Return on Investment (ROI). The Veeam solution delivers 99.97% availability, recovers mission-critical virtual application servers in shorter timelines, has significantly reduced licence costs and delivered 30% ROI in the first year and its simplified management has enabled significant man hour savings. 

Study: Mobility Leaders Benefit Significantly Over Laggards

By: Ammar Enaya, Regional Director, HPE Aruba, Middle East & Turkey
Employees across the age spectrum are GenMobile, an ageless demographic best described by an affinity for mobile devices rather than birth year. Mobile-optimized workplaces offer significant benefits to companies regardless of size, industry or region. New research defines and quantifies the business performance advantages of providing mobile-optimized workplaces.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 Helps Customers Adapt to Changing Data Demands

SUSE Enterprise Storage 3 is now available to help customers adapt to changing business and data demands through accelerated IT innovation. The latest intelligent software-defined storage management solution from SUSE® is the first commercially supported solution based on the Jewel release of the Ceph open source project, ensuring customers are first to get supported and easy access to the rapidly advancing Ceph community innovation.

Samsung unveils the next in innovation with its washing machine technology

Samsung India announced the next level of innovation with launch of India’s first front Load AddWash washing machines, 5 new models in the crystal range - and the “K” Series with a revolutionary Magic Dispenser in the top load segment. The new top load range also incorporates Samsung’s ActivWash+ technology for a more convenient washing experience.

InFocus Buddy Notebook exclusively available on Snapdeal

Snapdeal announced the launch of the InFocus Buddy Notebook exclusively on the platform. Available at an alluring price of INR 14,999 on Snapdeal, the sleek device is a combination of aesthetic excellence, exquisite design and powerful performance.

Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Internet Traffic in India by 2020 to be 249x

According to the 11th Annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will quadruple, year-on-year between 2015 and 2020.   India's Internet traffic in 2020 will be equivalent to 12 billion DVDs per year, 1 billion DVDs per month, or 1 million DVDs per hour. 

Indian Business Intelligence and Analytics Software Revenue to Reach $214 Million in 2016

Indian business intelligence (BI) software revenue is forecast to reach US$ 213.8 million in 2017, a 18.6 percent increase over 2015 revenue of $180.2 million, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes revenue for BI platforms, advanced analytics platforms, analytic applications and corporate performance management (CPM) software.

Monday, 6 June 2016

YouTube MCN Whacked Out Media hits the 500 Million Views Milestone

Whacked Out Media has surpassed the 500 Million monthly views milestone on YouTube in the month of May 2016. It is definitely no small feat for a company which started off monetizing it’s own content on the platform back in 2011. Five years since, Whacked out has placed itself among the top MCNs of YouTube, serving hundereds of partners and creators.

Focusing on only the “Big” in Big Data Could Reduce the Competitive Advantage and Opportunity it offers Middle East Organizations

By: Lee Miles, general manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Red Hat

Over the last decade or so, the promise of big data has reignited new opportunities for innovation that have led to a favourable position for IT and the Chief Information Officer (CIO). Some say big data has re-labelled the “I” in CIO to “Innovation.” In many organizations, the CIO is now truly considered to be part of the elite C-suite of executives, thanks in large part to the insights that IT can now deliver to the business in terms of identifying new business models, lucrative customer segments, and problematic products and processes. In other words, big data can make IT matter.

TP-LINK Offers a Free Subscription of BoxTV

TP-LINK, a provider of consumer and SMB networking products has signed a deal with Swissclear Global's digital payment platform Tappp.com and offers a free subscription for Times Internet's BoxTV. Under this offer new users who purchase TP-LINK Products will receive 'Free subscription of BoxTV'.

By 2020, 60 Percent of Digital Businesses Will Suffer Major Service Failures

As organizations transition to digital business, a lack of directly owned infrastructure and services outside of IT's control will need to be addressed by cybersecurity, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Managing Availability and Ensuring an Always-On Business during Summer Vacations/ Holiday Season

By: Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, Middle East and SAARC, Veeam Software

With the vacation season approaching in the Middle East, employees in the region are looking to either fly back to their home countries or to holiday destinations with cooler climes. But this does not mean that expectations of continuous access to applications, services and data should be lowered. In fact, times when staff resources are low illustrate the importance of the data center and availability, as any sign of downtime could have a damaging impact on revenue and repeat custom.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Customer Relationship Management Software Market Grew 12.3 % in 2015

Worldwide customer relationship management (CRM) software totaled $26.3 billion in 2015, up 12.3 percent from 23.4 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.

Why Enterprises in the Middle East need an “Open Hybrid Cloud”

By: Alessandro Perilli, GM Open Hybrid Cloud, Red Hat

Before getting into the detail of why enterprises in the Middle East need an open hybrid cloud, let’s take a look at the building blocks. An open hybrid cloud consists of five core pillars: The first pillar is the capability to empower IT organizations with the right tools to address the demand of the line of business in the cloud era. 

Friday, 3 June 2016

IBM Speeds High Performance Data Analytics with Software-Defined Infrastructure Technology

IBM expanded its portfolio of software-defined infrastructure solutions with cognitive features to help clients improve the management of computing resources to achieve faster, results from data-driven applications and analytics.

Acer showcases 2-in-1 notebooks- Switch V10 and Acer Switch One10 at Computex

Acer took the wraps off of its Ultra-Affordable 2-in-1 Notebooks and expanded two new additions to its commercial product portfolio at Computex 2016 today. The two 10-inch 2-in-1 notebooks i.e. Acer Switch V10 and Switch One10 designed for students and budget-conscious families; provides the best of both worlds to those who desire productivity and entertainment in one smart device. Acer also expands its commercial product portfolio: the Acer BM320 4K UHD monitor for graphics and video professionals, and TravelMate P2 series notebooks, equipped with Windows 10 Pro, in 14- and 15.6-inches for small and medium businesses. The new products are engineered with features that help professionals get their jobs done efficiently.  

Ransomware Domains Increase 35 Fold in Q1 2016

Infoblox released the Infoblox DNS Threat Index for the first quarter of 2016, highlighting a 35-fold increase in newly observed ransomware domains from the fourth quarter of 2015. This dramatic uptick helped propel the overall threat index, which measures creation of malicious Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure including malware, exploit kits, phishing, and other threats, to its highest level ever.

Amazon India ‘MY STAMP’ released to commemorate 3 year relationship with India Post

India Post released the ‘My Stamp’ with Amazon India today, to signify 3 years of its relationship and celebrate the ecommerce marketplace’s third anniversary in the country. Smt. Usha Chandrashekar, Chief Post Master General, Karnataka Circle, Department of India Post handed over the Amazon India ‘My Stamp’ to Amit Agarwal, Vice President and Country Manager, Amazon India.

Electronic Security Product Technology will Drive the Future of Electronic Security Industry: Ken Research

Ken Research announced the latest publication on “India Electronic Security Industry Potential to 2020 - Growing System Integrators Market with Real Estate Development in Upcoming Smart Cities” which provides a comprehensive analysis of the electronic security products sales and solutions revenue by system integrators separately in detail. 

Sterlite Tech’s Dr Arvind Mishra appointed to the Board of FTTH Council APAC

Sterlite Technologies develops and delivers high-quality optical communication products, network & system integration solutions and software services for telecoms globally. Sterlite Tech today announced the appointment of Dr Arvind Kumar Mishra as a member of the Board of Directors (BOD) of Fiber-to-the-Home Council (FTTH) Asia Pacific.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sterlite Tech brings high-quality optical fiber technologies to ANGACOM 2016

Sterlite Technologies which develops and delivers optical communication products, network integration solutions and software services, will display its latest offerings at ANGACOM 2016, a global platform for latest in broadband, cable and satellite technologies.

Kingston Launches its UV400 SSD in India

Still spending time on waiting for old computer to boot up? It’s about time to replace your hard-disk drive (HDD)1 with SSD. Kingston, the independent world leader in memory products, today announces the launch of its affordable UV400 Solid State Drive in India. The “ultra value” UV400 SSD allows fast boot times, application loading and file transfers for mainstream users at a great price point. Its powered by a four-channel controller for incredible speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write, and is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive (HDD)1. With an MRP of Rs.5,999/- for 120GB capacity and Rs.10,000/- for 240GB capacity, the UV400 SSD will be available in all leading Indian retail and etail stores in India.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Samsung Expands 750 EVO SSD with Worldwide Availability and Increases Capacity to 500GB

Samsung Electronics announced worldwide availability of the 750 EVO solid state drive (SSD) in 120GB, 250GB and an all new 500GB capacity. The 750 EVO SSDs provide mainstream consumers and PC builders with an efficient migration path from hard disk drives (HDDs) or slow performing entry-level SSDs to a faster and more reliable storage solution for every day computer use.

Understanding the 5 Common Motives for Today’s DDoS Cyber Attacks can help Prevent them!

By: Chris Gale, EMEA Partner Director at A10 Networks

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks continue to be one of the most prevalent methods hackers use to disrupt businesses. Involving the use of multiple systems (personal computers, smartphones, etc.), DDoS attacks overload an organization's network by generating web traffic that can't be accommodated by the system's capacity limits.