Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Gartner: IoT Adoption Is Driving the Use of Platform as a Service

The widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving platform as a service (PaaS) utilization, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner predicts that, by 2020, more than 50 percent of all new applications developed on PaaS will be IoT-centric, disrupting conventional architecture practices.

Is Your Network IoT Ready?

By: Manish Bhardwaj, Sr. Marketing Manager, Middle East & Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

While the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a popular buzz phrase for the last 18 months, the scale of devices to which it applies has been fairly limited. However, developments in network technology that will support the IoT as it comes of age, along with emerging use cases that will propel the mass deployment of IoT devices across the enterprise and in many vertical markets, are finally driving broader scale IoT deployments.

Autodesk announces new benefits for subscription based products

Autodesk announced a new campaign to encourage customers, for subscribing to its design technology. The company, will be providing special pricing for Autodesk products—including AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, 3ds Max, and more, that can lead to savings of up to 70% by the customers. They can avail the special pricing for the product subscriptions done till April 17, 2016 and will get lower up-front costs along with a flexible, easy-to-manage approach for using all these products.

Uber signs MoU with Haryana Govt to contribute Rs 120 crore towards smart cities

Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers to provide affordable, convenient and safe rides has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Haryana at the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Women Treasure Images on Connected Devices more than Men, yet Fail to Protect Them

Over half (53%) of women value the photos and videos they store on their phones more than anything else on the device, including the device itself (56%) - compared to 39% of men, according to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. However, despite over a quarter of women worrying about the online safety of these images, many still fail to implement even basic security measures.

Gaia Smart Cities and Stream sign an agreement for smart cities network across India

Gaia Smart Cities, an Indian start-up pioneering Internet of Things & smart cities solutions  has entered into an agreement with Stream Technologies to collaborate roll-out smart city networks across India.

Industry veterans from InMobi and TFS bet big on fashion commerce, invest in Wooplr

India’s largest fashion community and fashion discovery-commerce app, Wooplr announced the investment made into the company by industry veterans. The Co-founders of InMobi who include Naveen Tewari, Abhay Singhal, and Amit Gupta and Piyush Shah, Chief Product Officer at InMobi, Raghunandan G, Co-founder, Taxi for Sure  and ex-Puma India CEO Rajiv Mehta have invested in Wooplr and will join Wooplr as Advisors to the Board.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Eurotech and Red Hat to Power More Secure and Scalable Internet-of-Things Implementations

Red Hat and Eurotech announced a collaboration to simplify IoT integration and accelerate implementations of IoT projects. Red Hat and Eurotech have combined their complementary technologies with the intention of building an end-to-end architecture for IoT that will seek to bridge the gap between operational and information technology.

A10 Networks launches Thunder Convergent Firewall and New ACOS 4.1 Software Release

A10 Networks announced the worldwide availability of Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW), a standalone security product built on A10’s ACOS Harmony platform. Thunder CFW is the first converged security solution for service providers, cloud providers and large enterprises that includes:

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Stop Garbage In, Garbage Out: Ensure Data Accuracy

By: Emma Isichei, Worldwide category director, Capture Solutions at Kodak Alaris

Is the famous saying ‘Garbage in, garbage out’ still relevant? After all, GIGO became a popular term somewhere in the sixties. And with smarter systems and processes there is less ‘garbage out’.

Unfortunately there is still a lot of ‘garbage in’: the data entering the business is all too often ‘bad’, wrong or incomplete. Data accuracy remains a challenge, especially as data quality and data accuracy are of the utmost importance in this data-driven economy. With poor ‘data in’ we get errors, unsatisfied customers and underwhelming customer service and experiences. But we also lose money and productivity.

Karnataka sets the nanotechnology vision at India’s Biggest Nanotechnology Event

After seven successful editions, the 8th Bangalore India Nano strikes namma Bengaluru promising yet another exciting chapter. Hosted in association with the Department of IT, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka and Vision Group on Nanotechnology, the event inaugurated today promises to offer the attendees a spectrum of engagements.

Travix partners with Amadeus to offer Fare Families to travellers

When you’re six feet tall and travelling with two small children, booking the cheapest flight with no extra legroom, no baggage, and an overnight layover is probably not the best option. Recognising that true value means providing travellers with personalised offers according to their needs, online travel agency Travix recently started offering Amadeus Fare Families on their websites.

Zopper acquires a cloud-based Retail POS company EasyPOS

Zopper has announced the acquisition of EasyPOS Solutions, a cloud based point of sale software for billing, inventory, employee and loyalty management. Zopper has made a cash and stock acquisition in the POS platform with the intent to create a long-term association and value for its partner retailers.

WinMagic announces partnership with Mumbai-based Know-All-Edge Networks

WinMagic announced its partnership with Mumbai-based company Know-All-Edge. WinMagic intends to build visibility and boost reselling of its hero product SecureDoc and SecureDoc CloudSync in India, through this partnership. Know-All-Edge Networks Pvt. Ltd. is a leading system integration company providing strategic solutions in IT, networking, security and computing.

RSA’s Amit Yoran Calls for Technologies that Enhance Analyst Hunting Capabilities

Amit Yoran, president of RSA, The Security Division of EMC kicked off RSA Conference 2016 with an opening keynote to another record crowd of cybersecurity professionals. This year, Yoran urged the overflow crowd to step back and assess the industry’s challenge from a different perspective. Yoran called for organizations to focus technology investments on supplementing and enhancing their security teams’ native capabilities to make them smarter, more efficient, and more scalable.

Vuclip Unleashes Viu to Entertain India

Viu, an Over-the-Top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) service from Vuclip, a PCCW Media company, and the leading premium video-on-demand service for emerging markets, launches today in India. The largest freemium video on demand service in the region is aimed at winning the hearts of India’s ever connected and always ‘on-the-go’ youth with fresh and high quality video content.

8kpc launches two new revolutionary hyper-converged products for the Indian market

8kpc launched two new hyper-converged infrastructure products in India which disrupt the industry through high performance, scalability and simplicity for business critical workloads. The 8kpc products are priced at less than half the cost in comparison to other systems in the industry and are deployable in an hour. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Intel Appoints Ms. Nivruti Rai as Intel India Site General Manager

Intel announced the appointment of Ms. Nivruti Rai as Intel India Site General Manager. Ms. Rai succeeds Ms. Kumud Srinivasan who is relocating to the U.S. after the completion of her assignment in India.

Polycom RealPresence Centro Now Available In Select Regions Across the Globe

A new category in collaboration technology is now officially available. [polycom.com.sg]Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) announced today that the Polycom RealPresence Centro, the industry’s first solution purpose-built to put people into the centre of collaboration, is now available in select regions around the globe.

National security interests override digital privacy

As new battles continue to emerge between national governments and private companies in the domains of national security and privacy, the results of a new survey, commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries find that most global citizens favour enabling law enforcement to access private online conversations if they have valid national security reasons to do so, or if they are investigating an individual suspected of committing a crime. 

Brocade Advances Leadership in Fibre Channel Storage Networks with Industry-First Gen 6 Switch

Brocade announced the BROCADE G620, the industry's first Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. Advancing Brocade's leadership in FIBRE CHANNEL technology, the new purpose-built and high-density SAN switch delivers breakthrough performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads from mission-critical applications.

FM assures unwavering support to ICT hardware industry for 'Make in India'

Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT), India's apex body representing IT manufacturers, has welcomed the new duty provisions recently announced in the Union Budget 2016 to boost manufacturing of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) in India. The association has thanked the government on behalf of the Indian IT industry and has come out in support of the overall and industry-specific provisions announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 29, 2016. They have also expressed hope that preferential duty tariffs will be extended to Notebook PCs and Desktop PCs in the near future, as well as populated Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) to unleash the full impact of 'Make in India.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Accenture Introduces the Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform

Accenture announced the launch of the Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform, a new addition to Accenture’s Managed Security offerings. The Accenture Cyber Intelligence Platform marries advances in chip processor technology with a proprietary combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and streaming analytics to help organizations identify never before seen, network-born cyber threats in near real-time. The platform examines network flows and DNS data streamed from existing network components to learn, determine and report ranked suspicious behaviors attributable to malicious cyber attack techniques.

Kingston Details Plans for IronKey's Future

Kingston announced that it has finalized the integration plans for IronKey. As a leader in the USB Flash drive market since 2004, Kingston® will utilize its IronKey product line to deliver FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification solutions for customers who need the highest level of encryption and security. Kingston will ensure a smooth transition for existing IronKey customers and will work with its collective partners to enable access to sales and technical support, plus access to Kingston’s world-class product and service resources. 

Colombia puts marketers in the driver’s seat

Times Internet announced the next generation of their smart marketing platform - Colombia. The company has been consistently revolutionizing online advertising technology and has now transformed the platform to give complete control to marketers in creating and reaching their audience digitally.

Infy Maker Awards opens up for entries in India

Infosys today announced that it is now accepting submissions for the Infy Maker Awards, India edition. Participants can submit entries describing their work in the form of videos that can be uploaded on the Infy Maker Awards - India website till April 15, 2016

Komli renews strategic partnership with Twitter

APAC's leading digital media technology brand Komli Media, now a part of India's SVG Media Group, today announced that it has renewed its partnership agreement with Twitter for India till March 2017. Komli signed this partnership for the first time with Twitter in 2012.

R&M; Provides 5-Star Cabling Infrastructure for Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat

Concluding yet another successful large scale project in the Middle East hospitality sector, Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-end powerful network infrastructures has deployed its latest structured cabling solutions at Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat, a five-star property in the Al Mouj Muscat waterfront development. The hotel will be able to leverage this network infrastructure for all its IT functions including high-speed data and voice connectivity for guests, IPTV, as well as video surveillance and security access systems.

At the time of its completion in 2016, Kempinski, Al Mouj Muscat will have 310 rooms, 77 branded residences, ten restaurants, a ballroom that can accommodate more than 750 people and luxury spa facilities at its evocative beachfront location. It will also have a beach club with recreational and health facilities including tennis courts, a spa and swimming pools, a six lane bowling alley, male and female hair salon and various luxury F&B outlets.

Middle East Homeland Security Market to Grow at 14% CAGR on Cybersecurity Concerns

Infoholic Research published a study titled "Homeland Security Market in the Middle East - Trends & Forecast - 2016-2022". Infoholic predicts homeland security to be one of the fastest developing markets in the Middle East due to the initiatives taken by government and private organizations. Witnessing a wide adoption of solutions across the region the research predicts that the homeland security market in the Middle East is expected to grow at CAGR of 14.6% for the period of 2016-2022