Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Coolpad Unveils Note 3S and Mega 3 in India

Coolpad announced the launch of two new power packed smartphones in the below 10K segment. The products are in line with the company’s philosophy on “Empowering everyone everywhere”. Launched exclusively for the Indian market, Note 3S and Mega 3 are competitively priced at INR 9999 and INR 6999, respectively. These devices will be available in India from December 7th onwards exclusively on 

Epson continues raids on counterfeit ink manufacturing units in Mumbai, Tirupati & Chennai

Epson updated about its continued fight against the non-genuine ink business and the multiple measures taken recently to curb the sale of counterfeit bottles.  To protect the rights of its customers, police authorities conducted a series of raids in Mumbai, Tirupati and Chennai recently, where operatives had generated information about fixers involved in filling, bottling, packaging and distributing counterfeit Epson ink.  In an effort to send a strong message of zero tolerance towards the sale of fake cartridges, the police in different parts of the country have stepped up their cooperation and efforts to arrest and terminate such practices.

Veeam Joins HPE Complete Program

Veeam Software announced that is has joined the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Complete program.  The program adds Veeam solutions to HPE’s price list so that customers can purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers. This enables customers to benefit from Veeam’s industry-leading Availability solution, enabling them to operate 24.7.365 in today’s cloud-first era.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Quintype Partners with Gaon Connection to help bring information to the rural masses

Quintype, a data driven SaaS Platform for the new age digital media backed by the Indian media baron Raghav Bahl, recently announced a partnership with Gaon Connection, India's first professionally run rural newspaper, that aims at bridging the information gap prevalent in rural India. The journal is currently published in Hindi, with plans to add other languages including English in the near future.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Govt Saved Rs.36,000 crores through Direct Cash Transfer in One Year: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Minister for Law & Justice, Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday disclosed that the NDA Government saved Rs.36,000 crores by digitalizing economic activities such as payment of subsidies and MGNREGA wages through direct cash benefit facilities on to the accounts of intended beneficiaries through Aadhaar.

13th World Robot Olympiad commences in India today

The 13th World Robot Olympiad, jointly organized by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India and India STEM Foundation (ISF), commenced at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida today. 

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tookan partners with PayLo to tackle the implications of demonetisation on its customers

Tookan announces its partnership with PayLo, an omni-channel payment platform, to provide a hassle free payment option to its customers amidst the demonetisation wave in the country. The move to partner with PayLo is to provide digital payment option and ease the payment related challenges faced by Tookan’s customers. This partnership will enable over a million Tookan’s customers to continue with their day to day operations without any interruption caused by cash crunch in the market.

Safaricom Deepens Focus on Expanding Technology Skills

Safaricom has announced plans to recruit 62 interns by January 2017 as it progresses its agenda to woo more women to the technology field.

Telecom, Allied sectors prefer to hire most from Delhi: PeopleStrong

Delhi has emerged as the preferred state for hiring in telecom and allied sectors, according to India Hiring Intent survey. As per the survey, Hiring intent in this sector is expected to increase from 16 to 20 percent in 2017.

Cloudatix launches Mobile App Security Research Initiative

Cloudatix Biz India Ventures recently launched its unique platform for Mobile Application Security Vetting and revealed the development of sole Indian Standard for Mobile Application Security.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Withdraw cash from over 120,000 outlets across the country with Vodafone M-Pesa

Vodafone India, committed to supporting the Government’s bold step to accelerate India’s progress into a less cash economy, today announced a unique cash out facility for its 8.4 million plus Vodafone M-Pesa customers who can withdraw cash using their digital wallet from any of the over 120,000 Vodafone M-Pesa outlets across the country, subject to availability.

The Modernisation Risk: How Companies Must Adapt to the Digital Revolution

By:  Ashesh Badani, VP Cloud Product Strategy at Red Hat

With the recent collapse of retailers such as Austin Reed, the British high street is feeling the tremors of the digital revolution. Businesses fail every day, but the demise of these heritage brands has triggered a wider debate about modernisation and has left business owners asking what they can do to avoid the same fate.

Adaptive Trust Is Needed to Secure the Mobile-First Wireless Enterprise

By: Gamal Emara, Country Manager - UAE at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

The first priority of defense used to be to secure the perimeter. But changes are shifting the old concept of a fixed boundary in mobile-first wireless enterprises at a particularly dangerous time.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

YES BANK extends multiple initiatives to support Digital Payments

YES BANK has significantly ramped up proactive measures to support the Government of India’s landmark demonetization and propel digital payments in our country India. Some of the measures taken by YES BANK include

Tips to avoid triple threat while surfing Public Wi-Fi

“Know your enemy”, said Sun Tzu in around 500 B.C, although probably not referencing risk management in wireless data transfer. This well-known piece of wisdom does however apply perfectly to avoiding cyber-attacks on public Wi-Fi specificall in the time of demonetization: the threats you face are invisible to the naked eye, and can be best avoided with awareness of their existence. With that in mind, here are the three most common ways public Wi-Fi can be used maliciously to hijack passwords, drain bank accounts or make someone’s life miserable in any number of ways. Thankfully, it only takes a few easy precautions to avoid them and ensure your surfing is private, secure & carefree.

Unisys and NASSCOM Host Tech-Series on IoT Security

With the technology sector on the brink of a revolutionary change with widespread adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), Unisys in association with NASSCOM, organized a Tech Series think tank. The event, held on November 17, 2016, featured keynote addresses by prominent technologists and a deep-dive panel discussion by industry experts on the theme of ‘Secure IoT for a Secure Future.’


Informatica announced that it is hosting Informatica WorldÒ Tour (IWT) for India on 25 November 2016 at Trident Mumbai, Bandra Kurla Complex, with a focus on using data as a strategic tool to make better business decisions.

Pure Storage Introduces Petabyte-Scale Flash Storage for Cloud IT

Pure Storage introduced the availability of petabyte-scale storage for mission-critical cloud IT, anchored by the release of the next-generation of FlashArray//m the company’s flagship all-flash storage array, which now delivers best-in-class performance with the simplicity and agility of public cloud. The FlashArray//m now offers customers petabyte-scale capacity with a measured 99.9999 percent availability and always-on Quality of Service - virtually eliminating storage downtime and application performance risk.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Siemens Healthineers Launches Atellica COAG 360 System High-Volume Specialty Hemostasis Analyzer

Siemens Healthineers announced the launch of the CE-marked Atellica COAG 360 System1, a fully automated high-volume coagulation analyzer designed to streamline and unify hemostasis testing. 

NumberMall ties up with TechProcess’s Paynimo to enable seamless online payments across rural India

Paynimo, a digital payment platform by Techprocess announces its tie-up with NumberMall, a rural e-commerce company based out of Hyderabad. It was started with a vision to be India’s largest rural retail tech company by serving 70% of India’s rural population needs by tech-enabling the 1.5 million kirana shops to reach 833 million rural consumers in India’s 650,000 villages.

Epicor Launches New Partner Program in EMEA and APAC

Epicor Software Corporation, a provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth today announced the launch of a brand new partner program in its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia Pacific regions. Designed to further accelerate international growth and support the company’s cloud-first strategy, the innovative new program gives partners benefits that focus on the value they bring to both businesses.

Monday, 21 November 2016

The Inconvenient Truth of Hidden Conflict in the C-suite - And What to Do About It

By: Hesham El Komy, Senior Director, Channels, Epicor Software

A little bit of conflict between members of the C-suite is inevitable. When each member has different priorities and business objectives to the rest of the C-suite, it’s possible for this conflict to cause problems. Part of the tension is caused by a lack of consensus on business growth. According to recent research by Epicor, this misalignment of goals could lead to business problems if left unchecked. But if differing viewpoints are channelled positively, using technology and data to inform decision-making, suddenly ideas can foster growth and innovation rather than continue to be a source of conflict.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

TP-Link’s all new Head Office in India.

TP-Link, a provider of networking products inaugurated its all new HO in India, The opening of the new Head office reaffirms TP-Link’s commitment to this important market. The new Head Office in centre of Mumbai will help more numbers of Distributors, Retailers and Customers to reach to TP-Link India with ease and make business activities more dynamic.

IT Pros Admit Unauthorized Access, Malware and DoS Attacks are Top 3 Cloud Security Concerns

Netwrix Corporation, a vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security, announced the results of its second global Cloud Security Survey. Security and privacy of data and systems in the cloud remains a top worry for 70% of IT professionals worldwide, up from 63% in 2015. The top three cloud security concerns in 2016 are unauthorized access (69%), malware (37%) and denial of service (DoS) attacks (34%).

India Software Market to Grow 12.8 Percent in 2017

India software revenue is forecast to total $5.8 billion in 2017, a 12.8 percent increase from 2016 estimates of $5.2 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. This is in comparison to Gartner's forecast for 2017 global spending for enterprise software will be $357 billion in constant U.S. dollars, with growth of 7.2 percent over 2016.

Pure Storage Expands Collaboration with Cisco and Enhances FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Portfolio

Pure Storage announced that the company is expanding its FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Solution with Cisco, which makes it easier for customers to deploy, expand and maintain FlashStack solutions. With thousands of deployments in over 30 countries around the world, this proven solution continues to see triple digit growth year over year.

Staying on Course in The Aftermath of a Security Breach

By: Fortunato Guarino, Solution Consultant, EMEA and Cybercrime & Data Protection Advisor, Guidance Software 

It’s the news that every security team fears, yet, the fact is that any business can - and will - be the victim of a data breach at some point, many more than once. This is a particular concern for businesses in the Middle East - according to a March 2016 report by PwC[1], 85% of respondents to the survey believe that businesses in the Middle East are more likely to suffer from a cyber-attack compared to the rest of the world (global average of 79%). Worse still are the monetary losses, with 56% of Middle East respondents reporting losses greater than $500,000 compared to 33% globally.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Securing the Hybrid Cloud: What Skills Do You Need?

By: Raj Samani, chief technology officer, EMEA, Intel Security Group

Hybrid cloud models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. And this added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams. That’s a challenge, considering the growing cybersecurity skills shortage. In one recent study, 46% of organizations said they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills - up from 28% just a year ago. One-third of those respondents said their biggest gap was with cloud security specialists.

Turning Data Chaos into Value through Digital Transformation

By: Emma Isichei, Worldwide Category Director, Capture Solutions at Kodak Alaris

Enterprises today have to be aware that they have Data Chaos within their businesses, and they need to embrace this as part of their digital transformation.

Indian Insurers Spending 149.6 Billion Rupees on Information Technology and Services in 2017

Indian insurer investment in IT products and services remains robust; overall spending is expected to increase to 150 billion rupees in 2017 - a 9.1 percent increase over 2016 estimates, according to Gartner Inc. This forecast includes spending by insurers on internal IT (including personnel), hardware, software, external IT services and telecommunications.

Samsung Invites Developers to Participate in its First Global Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the launch of the Tizen Mobile App Incentive Program, Samsung’s first initiative to support Tizen’s global developer community and expand its mobile app ecosystem. Developers are invited to submit Tizen mobile apps for an opportunity to win $10,000 or more.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Digital Records in the Middle East Health Care Industry Will Improve Quality of Care and Patient Safety

By: David Whitton, General Manager of Kodak Alaris - Eastern Cluster (Middle East, Africa, East Europe, Turkey & Russia)

Utilization of electronic record keeping systems is becoming increasingly predominant within the healthcare industry due to a wide range of benefits, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care and patient safety, not to mention controlled costs and time savings for healthcare providers.

Friday, 11 November 2016

TP-Link Introduces Archer C60 1350Mbps Dual Band AC Router

TP-Link introduced the never before seen speed of AC1350 mbps with Wireless Dual Band Router Archer C60. Equipped with five dedicated antennas, it transmits the latest wireless standard 802.11ac for fast, stable Wi-Fi throughout the home. 

Covea Affinity selects Mphasis Wyde to implement Wynsure Solutions

Wyde, a provider of Policy Administration Solutions, announced the signing of a long-term contract with Covéa Affinity, an affiliate of the Covéa Group dedicated to affinity insurance in the automotive world. As part of this strategic agreement, Wyde will provide their end to end policy administration system, Wynsure as a Service solution.

Acer Invests in IMAX Virtual Reality Fund

Acer announced that it has pledged to invest US$ 10 million in the IMAX VR Content Fund, which will support the development of high-quality and immersive VR content. Acer is among a group of likeminded companies, including leaders from the media and entertainment industry, who are investing in this fund and seeking to bring VR experiences to the next level.    

HP India announces 50-day payment holiday for its notebook customers

In a bid to help customers facing cash crunch due to demonetization of Rs 500 & Rs 1000 currency notes, HP India has announced payment holiday for all notebook customers. This facility will be available under a special zero-interest EMI scheme and no down payment will be required at the time of purchase. 

Smartphones to Drive Global Power Bank Market: Ken Research

Ken Research has announced latest publication on, "Power Bank Market by Product Type (Portable, Battery Case, Solar), Batter Type (Lithium-Ion, Lithium-Polymer), Power Rating (Below 3500 mAh,3501-20000 mAh) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014 - 2022" which detailed scope of the power banks and related products. The report analyse the present and future outlook of the global power bank market along with market trends, consumer preferences and market potential. It discusses industry drivers, challenges and opportunities in the power bank market. Power bank market has been discussed by product type, by battery type, and by geography.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Canon India unveils its new category of High Speed-Enterprise Laser Printers

Canon India announced the launch of new Single Function Laser Printers LBP 351x, LBP 352x and the Multi-function MF 515x. These products designed to address the printing needs of the Government, Large Enterprises, BFSI and Healthcare segment, are priced in the range of INR 87,495 to INR 149,999.

​Snapdeal and FreeCharge launch “Wallet on Delivery”

Snapdeal announced the launch of its new and first-of-a-kind feature, Wallet on Delivery (WoD), which will allow users to pay on delivery by using their FreeCharge wallet.

Vodafone India Intensifies 4G Deployment

Following the successful launch of its Vodafone SuperNet 4G services across nine circles, Vodafone India announced that it will soon make available the world’s largest 4G network available in 2,400 towns and across 8 additional circles by March 2017. 

Adoption of Digital Records in the Middle East Health Care Industry

By: David Whitton, General Manager of Kodak Alaris - Eastern Cluster (Middle East, Africa, East Europe, Turkey & Russia)

Utilization of electronic record keeping systems is becoming increasingly predominant within the healthcare industry due to a wide range of benefits, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care and patient safety, not to mention controlled costs and time savings for healthcare providers.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Four Opportunities Afforded by an ADC Refresh

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks

An application delivery controller (ADC) refresh is a great occasion to look to the future and optimize your network for not only the applications you have in place today, but what you will have tomorrow. Odds are the box you’re replacing is out of date and more than five years old. A lot’s happened in the networking and application delivery spaces since you last purchased an ADC, meaning a refresh is the perfect opening to add new functionality to your network to help your business transition to the future. Here, we look at four key opportunities an ADC refresh presents.

TSSC signs tripartite MoU with TiE & IESA, for setting up a Skill Centre (COE) in IoT sector

Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) &  India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Skill Centre (COE) for skill development in Internet of Things (IoT) sector in Bangalore.

SAP Enables Fast and Efficient Development with New IoT Application Services

SAP SE introduced SAP HANA Cloud Platform, Internet of Things (IoT) service, application enablement option. This SAP HANA Cloud Platform IoT service helps customers and partners achieve fast time to value and develop IoT solutions efficiently. The application enablement option provides Big Data management and services consumption without the need for managing the underlying data storage. It allows users to create an enhanced virtual representation of a product, service or process, combining sensor data, business data and contextual data. The announcement was made at SAP® TechEd Barcelona being held Nov.8-9, 2016.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Wipro Launches Open Banking API platform

Wipro Limited announced, the launch of its Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Platform. The Open API platform, will enable banks and financial institutions to launch Open Banking initiatives and create new forms of distribution channels and servicing capabilities, provide access to third-party application marketplaces, and comply with emerging regulatory norms through the standardization of APIs.

Amazon Prime Video to stream Kollywood’s biggest blockbusters - Megastar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ & Superstar Vijay’s ‘Theri’

Amazon announced a long-term agreement with Tamil Nadu’s most successful producer, Kalaipuli S Thanu’s production company V Creations, making Amazon Prime Video India the exclusive subscription streaming home for two of the Tamil film industry’s highest grossing films.  These include, Kabali starring megastar Rajinikanth, Winston Chao and Radhika Apte and Theri, starring Vijay and Amy Jackson.  Earning over ₹500 crores in combined worldwide box office collections, this is the first time that top Tamil films will be available on a video streaming service at almost the same time as their satellite TV premiere.

The Edge of the Network: Maximizing Availability

By: Rawad Zaki, country manager, Saudi Arabia at Veeam Software

We've all heard about fantastic new data centre technologies, but all too often it looks like these technologies only seem to apply to the largest organizations with a wealth of centralized resources. Because data doesn't just live in the data centre, we often face daily challenges when data is put to use in the field at remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs).

Intel Security Innovation Alliance Partner Ecosystem to Defend Against New, Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Intel Security has announced continued growth and product integrations across its extensive partner ecosystem, the Intel Security Innovation Alliance. Check Point*, Huawei* and other industry-leading companies have joined the Intel Security Innovation Alliance to provide a truly integrated, connected security ecosystem that maximizes the investment customers are making in their cybersecurity infrastructure.

One year ago, at its FOCUS 15 event, Intel Security unveiled a new strategy emphasizing an integrated, open security system powered by a connected architecture across Intel Security and third-party products alike. Since that time, the Intel Security Innovation Alliance has executed on that strategy, doubling the number of partner companies that have existing, or are developing, technology integrations with McAfee Data Exchange Layer (DXL).

Friday, 4 November 2016

Wacom’s Intuos pen tablet with Pixologic’s Z Brush Core software launched

Wacom has unveiled Intuos 3D, the first-ever complete and affordable 3D solution that provides all the necessary tools to create print-ready three-dimensional designs on a PC or Mac computer. By introducing an accessible 3D design and modeling product, Wacom is leading the way in popularizing the creation of cool and imaginative 3D art and design for a wide demographic. 

LeEco claims to clock Rs 350 crore revenue during October festive sales in year 1 of India operations

Global and internet technology conglomerate, LeEco has witnessed unprecedented success in India and it continues to charter new heights. In its first ever Diwali sales organized in the month of October, LeEco managed to clock revenues to the tunes of Rs 350 crores.

New Concur Data Shows Airbnb Business is Growing Quickly Among Corporate Travelers

Concur, an SAP company and the world's leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today released an in-depth analysis based on a subset of Concur customer data representing $77 million in Airbnb spend and more than 320,000 Airbnb expenses over eight quarters1.

Envent aims to bring back the joy in music, launches Horizon 702 BT-BK

Envent World Wide recently launched Horizon 702 BT-BK, a 50W RMS, Bar+ Woofer Speaker. In the aim to bring back purity in our listening experience with its booming bass and clarity. A first-of-its kind speaker, made from pure wood, surrounds us with clear sound that we were craving for. The beauty of the speaker lies in its ability to produce pure bass- providing you an optimal listening experience. Its attractive design elevates it from the level of just being a speaker to a style statement to own. It comes in a glossy black finish, adding an aura of sophistication to the system.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Seven Myths for Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

As with many new technology trends, certain assumptions and hype emerge that can influence buyer behavior and lead to poor decisions. Gartner, Inc. has identified seven of the most common flawed assumptions in the hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) market.

Ansible 2.2 Delivers New Automation Capabilities for Containers, Networks and Cloud Services

Red Hat announced the general availability of Ansible 2.2, the latest version of the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.2 brings performance enhancements, expanded container and Windows automation capabilities, and several new modules, including those for networking, cloud provider platforms, and expanded vault support.

How to Defend Against the Next DDoS Attack

By: Cricket Liu, Chief DNS Architect at Infoblox

I’m sure you’ve been following the news the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against Dyn. Here’s my take on what happened and what we need to do to survive the next big one.

The Dyn attack is a wake-up call to the world - not just to DNS providers, but to all parties involved, including the DNS community, Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers, businesses and consumers. The sheer volume of traffic involved and huge number of web sites affected may make the Dyn attack seem overwhelming, but the truth is, by following some simple best practices, we can not only survive attacks like this, but also reduce their size and scope.

Intel Security Outlines Strategy for Protecting New Digital Economy

Intel Security has announced an enhanced unified defense architecture designed to empower organizations to more effectively protect today’s new digital economy of trust, time and money. No longer is our economy a physical one, but one of connected networks and systems where cybercriminals have put us on the defensive. This new second economy, has put us in a world where more than money is at stake and where private and public sectors are fighting against time and working to justify trust.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Aspect Software to launch Next Generation Self Service Platform in India

Aspect Software is launching its next generation customer engagement platform on 16th November 2016 at the Gartner Symposium 2016. This prestigious event is the India chapter of Gartner’s Symposium series which is termed as the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT Executives, which will be held in Goa this year. Many senior executives from Aspect Software will be in present in India during the launch, including Jagannath Narendran, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Middle East, and Sanjay Gupta, Head-Cloud Business, APAC and Middle East and Managing Director- India and Middle East, Aspect Software. 

Intex Partners with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Intex Technologies has collaborated with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to provide formal academic training and qualification to its pool of semi-skilled manpower in Noida factories hailing from remote parts of the country.

Smart Locks and Keys for your Smart Homes; Now Available with Astrum

Astrum Holdings announced its launch of smart Apple and Android compatible Bluetooth connected range of security locks. The three new models are namely SK210 - Smart Key, Smart Security Lock - AL150 and AL100. All these products are designed to meet the urban styling needs and have excellent battery life with top notch Bluetooth technology.

SUSE Selects BPS to Build a Capable Cloud Service Provider Ecosystem in Middle East & North Africa

SUSE announced the signing of BPS, a pure play service provider channel cloud distributor, as a SUSE distributor for the Middle East & North Africa. As part of the agreement, BPS will spearhead the task of recruiting and on-boarding cloud service providers (CSPs) and providing flexible and bespoke business models for these partners to offer on-demand solutions to their customers.