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GE Power To Adopt Blockchain For Financial Operations

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SophiaTX, an open-source platform to integrate blockchain with enterprise applications such as SAP, has announced a forthcoming collaboration with the power division of General Electric (GE) to design and develop a blockchain solution for GE’s financial efficiency and operations.

A joint Letter of Intent (LOI) announced by Jaroslav Kacina, CEO of Equidato Technologies, the company behind the SophiaTX blockchain, and Davide Mancini, Finance Executive, GE Power, confirms that the two teams plan to collaborate on a blockchain initiative leveraging the SophiaTX platform.

The initial focus of the collaboration is the design and development of innovative blockchain uses in financial operations, including connectivity to existing systems (such as ERP) and both digital and supply chain applications. The SophiaTX project will also incorporate capabilities to record data from IoT sensors, smart devices and applications.

“Working with a company of this nature and scale allows new and exciting o…

HPE Unveils Industry’s First SaaS-Based Multi-Cloud Management Solution for On-Premises and Public Clouds

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) introduced HPE OneSphere, the industry’s first multi-cloud management solution that provides a unified experience across public clouds, on-premises private clouds and software-defined infrastructure. Through its software-as-a-service (SaaS) portal, HPE OneSphere provides customers access to a pool of IT resources that spans the public cloud services they subscribe to, as well as their on-premises environments. HPE OneSphere is designed for IT operations, developers, and business executives seeking to build clouds, deploy applications, and gain insights faster.
Enterprises today are challenged to quickly capitalize on a relentless volume of information from applications to more effectively compete.  These new applications are created differently – virtualized, containerized, built as microservices – and can straddle clouds and sites, creating complexity.
Managing multi-cloud environments today is complicated. Organizations may have multiple points of m…

Halosys launches new Platform features, Pre-built connectors and an Enterprise AppCenter

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Sonata Software announced that its Enterprise Mobility Platform, Halosys, launched significant enhancements and new features that will unlock its customer’s digital business potential. The platforms new features now support:
A SAP HANAconnector which enables rapid connectivity with SAP HANA. Halosys already has pre-built connectors for SAP, Hybris, Oracle, Salesforce & NetSuite and protocol aware connectors for any legacy system, database or cloud application.
Pre-Built Connectors to Microsoft Dynamics AX7 and AX2012 have been added, enabling quick and optimized connectivity with backend systems.
Availability on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure enables customers looking for on premise or private deployment. Halosys on AzureAppGallery provides a seamless authentication with Azure AD via SAML helping companies to expedite building and managing Mobile & web apps by leveraging their existing infrastructure.
Enterprise AppCenter includes a low code App Builder for Rapid app developm…

pCloudy launches Certifaya - The Artificial Intelligence Powered App Testing BOT to speed up software testing

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pCloudy.com announced the launch of Certifaya - an AI Powered App Testing Bot, to keep pace with the ever changing technology. Certifaya automatically tests the mobile applications over hundreds of real mobile devices and gives its users real time insights into the app behavior and  performance. The app implements artificial intelligence driven technologies and lets the users run a test for the applications from anywhere across the world through the cloud based Real mobile Device farm.

Along with detecting the issues in apps, Certifaya also provides the users with detailed logs, screen shots and videos of the sessions. It also provides recommendations to quickly fix the issues. Certifaya's analytics driven testing engine uses deep machine learning algorithms to navigate through the app and monitors the applications for issues. The platform finds out problems and presents reports with critical issues such as crashes, memory leaks, high CPU, slow response time, battery drain and ot…

ABB unveils newest member of the YuMi family - collaborative robot

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ABB is previewing its newest collaborative robot, now with a single arm, at the International Robotics Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo. As their name suggests, collaborative robots are designed to work alongside humans on the factory floor to raise productivity and support the transition to mass customization. The robot will be officially launched in 2018.

Like YuMi, a small-parts assembly robot introduced in 2015, the new robot has a payload of 500 grams and, thanks to its compactness, is easily integrated into existing assembly lines, increasing productivity. The new robot also features lead-through programming, eliminating the need for specialized training for operators.
“The success of YuMi has exceeded expectations; it was originally designed for small-parts assembly, but it has turned out to be exceptionally versatile – it can solve a Rubik’s Cube, make sushi, wrap gifts and conduct an orchestra. Based on YuMi’s enormous success, we fully expect our new single-arm robot to be e…

Parrikar launches Adventz Group’s Jai Kisaan App for farmers

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar formally launched the Jai Kisaan App, a mobile solution from Adventz Group, a conglomerate of agriculture, engineering & infrastructure, real estate, consumer durables and services companies led by Chairman Saroj Kumar Poddar. The farmer engagement app, packed with features and functions designed to fulfill the needs of the farmers’ community in India, was launched on the sidelines of Adventz’ Youth for Tomorrow talent-search fest for schoolchildren. 
Congratulating Jai Kisaan turning 50, the Chief Minister acknowledged Adventz Group company Zuari for being a “pollution-free” and “no-problem” firm for at least two decades. He said “the company with its CSR and other activities has proved the immense potential of Goa in ensuring that the state becomes self-sufficient in horticulture.” Calling on best practices and sustainable solutions, Mr Parrikar said, “Companies should ensure “responsibility, accountability and duty” for the sake of inclusive …

Sankhya InfoTech unveils strategic roadmap & vision

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Sankhya InfoTech Limited, simulation & cloud based training management solutions provider with specific focus on aerospace & defence sector today unveiled its strategic direction and roadmap to accelerate growth and capitalize on global market opportunities. As part of the aggressive growth initiative, Sankhya will look to rapidly expand operations in markets in Americas, and South-East Asia besides further strengthening its presence in Europe and MENA region. Listed on BSE, Sankhya’s annual turnover was Rs.161.60 crores in the last fiscal. Over 1.5 million users across 50 global locations spread in 4 continents are empowered by Sankhya’s innovative technology and solutions.
Hyderabad based Sankhya, founded in 1997, has emerged to become a leader in the training & simulation field. Given the advances in technology, the training & simulation industry is experiencing massive transformational change and Sankhya has been on the forefront of this change. The company was th…

KPIT benefits from extreme configuration flexibility of Dell EMC’s hyper-converged infrastructure

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Dell EMC VxRail has successfully driven business growth for KPIT Technologies (KPIT), a global IT consulting and product engineering organization. KPIT partnered with Dell EMC® to implement a range of products to modernize and innovate its data center.  KPIT is one of the first companies in India to implement hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to simplify its IT operations.
The organization began its partnership with Dell EMC in 2010, implementing the Dell EMC Vblock™ converged infrastructure platform for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) running on VMware® View. When KPIT wanted to extend its virtual desktops to all users, resulting in nearly double its VDI reach, the company migrated its storage solution to Dell EMC XtremIO™, while the Dell EMC Vblock and Dell EMC VSPEX® continued to support the company’s other mission-critical applications. In early 2016 KPIT had plans to utilize public cloud services for its new growth areas due to its requirement for cost-efficient stor…

Microsoft and SAP Join Forces to Give Customers a Trusted Path to Digital Transformation in the Cloud

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Microsoft Corp. and SAP SE announced integrated offerings to provide enterprise customers with a clear road map to confidently drive more business innovation in the cloud. In a bold show of commitment, the two companies also announced they will be deploying each other’s cloud solutions internally. Through their unique partnership, the companies will co-engineer, go to market together with premier solutions and provide joint support services to ensure the best cloud experience for customers.
SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud — SAP’s private managed cloud service — on Microsoft Azure will allow customers to run SAP S/4HANA in a secure, managed cloud. Additionally, Microsoft will deploy SAP S/4HANA® on Azure to help run its own internal finance processes, and SAP will move its key internal business critical systems to Azure. Finally, SAP Ariba is currently utilizing Azure and is exploring further use within its procurement applications. Together, SAP and Microsoft will help companies make the …

Genpact Launches New Partner Program to Expand Innovation for Clients

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Genpact has launched its new partner program, Genpact Partner Plus, to leverage a strong partner ecosystem to accelerate digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for its clients.
“As the market is in transition and companies in all industries are plotting digital transformation strategies, alliances and partner ecosystems has never been more critical. Genpact is committed as a company to building strong partnerships and to collaborating with leading software and services firms to drive success with clients,” said Chris Webber, Research Director for IDC Strategic Alliances.
While Genpact has been collaborating with a wide range of companies to help clients since its inception, the new Genpact Partner Plus program offers a more targeted approach to building innovative and market-leading joint services and platforms to accelerate client impact. The Genpact Partner Plus partner ecosystem includes three categories of partners to extend its strategy of bringing b…

Panaya Expands Global Footprint in Asia Pacific with Singapore Based Management Team

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Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based testing  and continuous delivery announced today the opening of four new offices in Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai to meet a growing  demand for its enterprise agile delivery solutions.   New contracts that contributed to recent growth include several Chinese pharmaceutical, consumer electronics and home appliance companies as well as an international bank and insurance company based in Philippines.  Panaya is also actively recruiting to expand its operations in the region.
Rajesh Handu, has been appointed the Vice President of South East Asia, South Asia, Hong Kong and Korea to leverage his proven past success to accelerate Panaya’s market presence  in the region.  As the Managing Director of Asia for NICE Systems, Rajesh built a high performance team that achieved 25% market growth last year.  He also successfully closed high growth strategic accounts throughout his 12 years managing NICE Systems in the Far East.
Panaya’s Enterprise Agil…

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates Paytm Payments Bank

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Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Union Minster of Finance, formally inaugurated Paytm Payments Bank today, marking a major milestone in the history of India’s financial services sector. 
Also present on the occasion were P. Vijaya Bhaskar, Former Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India, Dilip Asbe, Interim CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder & CEO of Paytm, and Renu Satti, MD & CEO of Paytm Payments Bank Ltd.
Speaking at the event, Vijay Shekhar Sharma said, "India is at a cusp of a financial revolution. The demography and access to financial services will create a ton of jobs in the country and Paytm is very proud to be a part of this financial services revolution. Paytm Payments Bank will work towards creating a massive number of jobs in the long run."
Renu Satti said, "Paytm Payments Bank is the country’s largest mobile-first, technology-led bank. By virtue of reaching every nook and corner of the country, we will be …

Sonus Networks to Complete Name Change to Ribbon Communications and Begin Trading as RBBN on Nasdaq

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Sonus Networks announced that following the recent completion of the Sonus and GENBAND mergers, the ticker symbol of the company’s common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market will change to “RBBN” effective upon the commencement of trading on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
The company also announced that its corporate name will officially change to Ribbon Communications Inc., effective at 6:00 a.m. Singapore time, November 29, 2017.
A Closing Bell ceremony celebrating the change will take place at 5:00 a.m. Singapore time on November 30, 2017 at Nasdaq MarketSite at 4 Times Square in New York City. Ray Dolan, President and Chief Executive Officer; David Walsh, former Chief Executive Officer of GENBAND and Founder of Kandy; Daryl Raiford, Chief Financial Officer, and other senior executives will be in attendance.
“Today is a significant milestone for our newly combined organization,” said Mr. Dolan. “The entire Ribbon Communications team is excited about our enhanced ability to del…

UST Global Partners with OutSystems to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Global Customers

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UST Global has partnered with OutSystems to accelerate Digital Transformation for its global customers. The partnership will allow UST Global to cut development time to half using OutSystems.
The OutSystems low-code platform simplifies every stage of the app development and delivery process. Visual modeling and an automated, one-click deployment approach to application delivery help reduce costs and enable continuous delivery without breaks in the lifecycle.
UST Global has partnered with OutSystems to provide seamless Digital Transformation capability to customers using the concept of low-code development. This will enable customers of UST Global to quickly create Proof-of-Concepts, Platforms, Experiences, Application Re-platforming – all backed with a great UI, DevOps and One-Touch Publication.
Some of the unique differentiators of OutSystems are: Rapid productivity: Creation and integration of apps in weeks, not months. Speed and code: Improved efficiency and accelerated speed by d…

SophiaTX Brings Blockchain to Pharma w/ Verifiable Track & Trace Model

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SophiaTX, the first open-source platform to integrate blockchain with SAP and other Enterprise systems, has announced its intention to facilitate a holistic ‘track and trace’ solution for the transportation of products and medicines in the pharmaceutical industry. Each of the current top twenty prescription drugs (amounting to 10% of the global market in 2016) is produced by a company using SAP software products within their sourcing, manufacturing, or supply chain processes.

A joint Letter of Intent (LOI) announced today by SophiaTX and Equidato Technologies CEO Jaroslav Kacina and the General Manager of Riyadh-based KITA Logistics, Nabil Awan, confirms an intended partnership between the two businesses on the design and development of a blockchain solution for pharmaceutical logistics and transport.

A new solution for pharmaceutical supply chains and logistics

SophiaTX recently unveiled a working Proof of Concept and published a white paper revealing significant new details on how …

Bharti Airtel partners with Coursera to build a future ready workforce

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Bharti Airtel announced its partnership with Coursera, the global leader in online education and learning, to equip its employees with advanced skills as part of its vision to build a future ready organisation.
This strategic partnership will give Airtel employees in India access to Coursera’s enterprise platform, Coursera for Business, and equip them with relevant emerging skill sets. A wide range of world-class courses on the Coursera for Business platform have been specially curated for Airtel in order to develop expertise across domains ranging from emerging technologies, network technologies, cloud computing to leadership and softer skills as well.
India, which is currently the 2nd largest mobile market globally and has the 3rd highest number of internet users in the world, is going through an enormous digital transformation triggered by emerging technologies. Airtel’s partnership with Coursera is an effort to equip its employees to be future ready. To help them achieve this, Co…

Performance upgrade for TE Connectivity’s self-laminating SBP labels

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TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has made two significant changes to its SBP vinyl labels, which are used to identify wire and cable in tough industrial environments.
TE’s SBP labels are now able to withstand temperatures from minus 40 degrees Celsius up to 110 C, whereas the previous maximum was 80 C. The reconfigured label also has been qualified against standards for flammability, resistance to harsh chemicals and weather.
In addition, the labels have achieved a new certification under the UL 817 standard for power cords as well as the UL 2238 standard for cable assemblies. The new UL category recognizes the flexibility of SBP labels to wrap around cables, so is more logical and straightforward for buyers. TE has also improved the environmental credentials of the labels with recyclable cardboard packaging.
“The performance upgrade means that our self-laminating SBP labels are now suited to more applications than ever before, and the new UL certific…

Election Commission of India partners with Facebook to launch voter registration campaign for first time voters

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With over 217 million people in India on Facebook, the Election Commission is partnering with Facebook to remind 18 year olds to register to vote. As part of this campaign, all users who turn 18 between 28th November and 31st December will receive a News Feed reminder with birthday wishes and also encouraging them to register with the Election Commission and on 30th November a reminder would besent to all those who have already turned 18 this year.
These voter registration reminders will be sent to newly eligible first time voters on Facebook in India. The reminder will be in 13 Indian languages - English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi,Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi and Oriya. By clicking on the “Register Now" button, people will be directed to the National Voters’ Services Portal which will guide them through the registration process.
This is the first time Facebook's voter registration reminder has been rolled out across India keeping the fi…

Infosys Partners with HPE to Help Customers with Mainframe Modernization

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Infosys announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a joint end-to-end mainframe modernization solution, which will provide global enterprise customers robust hardware and advanced software architecture.
Infosys' Mainframe Modernization Solution powered by HPE’s Mission Critical Computing Systems is aimed at fueling innovation and obtaining cost efficiencies while maintaining security and scale. The joint solution by Infosys and HPE will offer customers an integrated platform that will transform their legacy applications to the latest hardware and software architecture, enable cloud and mobile ready applications, and simultaneously reduce cost and enhance customer experiences.
This solution facilitates development of new business models supported by new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation, and newer classes of middleware and database architecture which will enable companies to transform seamlessly from mainframe platforms.
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Technology Industry Leaders Join Forces to Increase Predictability in Open Source Licensing

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Red Hat, Inc., Facebook, Google and IBM announced efforts to promote additional predictability in open source licensing, by committing to extend additional rights to cure open source license compliance errors and mistakes.
The GNU General Public License (GPL) and GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) are among the most widely-used open source software licenses, covering, among other software, critical parts of the Linux ecosystem. When GPL version 3 (GPLv3) was released, it introduced an express termination approach that offered users opportunities to cure errors in license compliance. This termination policy in GPLv3 provided a more reasonable approach to errors and mistakes, which are often inadvertent. This approach allows for enforcement of license compliance that is consistent with community norms,
To provide greater predictability to users of open source software, Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM today each committed to extending the GPLv3 approach for license compliance er…

HD streaming surges to 38% of mobile video traffic: Openwave

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Openwave Mobility, a market leader in mobile data traffic management solutions, today announced the release of its Mobile Video Index report, highlighting trends and insights from over 30 live deployments globally. The report shows, that 38 percent of all mobile video traffic globally is now High Definition (HD) – far beyond what mobile operators had predicted. While HD video was only 5.7 percent four years ago, it is now expected to reach at least 50 percent of video traffic by the end of 2018, reflecting the popularity of over-the-top (OTT) streaming video services such as YouTube and Netflix on mobile devices. Today, over 820 million people across the world watch YouTube and Netflix on mobile devices. 
Openwave Mobility’s research is based on analysis of data aggregated from our live deployments in more than 30 mobile operators around the globe from 2013 to 2017. The findings are available from Openwave Mobility’s Mobile Video Index report which looked at the impact of mobile video…

NetRack Showcases Acoustic Rack ACTIVE Series at DCD Mumbai

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NetRack, a solutions provider for data centers and end-to-end IT server racks, showcased its range of products at the Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) Converged conference in Mumbai. Featuring its flagship product, Acousti Rack-ACTIVE series, a soundproof cabinet which provides unprecedented levels of noise reduction up to 30dB.
Mr. Ravi Raj, Brand Head, Director Sales & Support at NetRack said "Employees are the asset of every company and noise in server rooms can cause physical and psychological illness to the employees. Our product will not only help produce quieter and less stressful environment for employees but, also eliminates the challenges related with high energy consumption."
NetRack outlines the importance of creating a healthy environment and adopting environment friendly practices in IT infrastructure. The active noise cancellation technology will reduce the noise level up to 30dB, which will help employees from the physical and psychological illness due to expos…

Eurotech Technologies Launches High Speed HDMI Cables

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Eurotech Technologies, a technology solutions company today announced the launch of BestNet high-speed HDMI cables. BestNet HDMI x HDMI Cable - V2.0 supports resolution of 4K2K (2160P) which offers 2 times the clarity of 1080P/60 video resolution, while offering transfer rate up to 6GB per channel, delivering superior consumer video and audio experience. BestNet HDMI cables are designed with the latest version of HDMI 2.0, which allows broad compatibility and maximum performance.
The sleek, flexible, and user-friendly HDMI cables supports resolution of 1080P/60, 4K/30 & 4K/60 and are currently available in sizes ranging 1.5, 3, 5, 10 & 15 mtrs and serves up-to 32 audio channels for a multi-dimensional immersive audio experience and intense viewing.
“As high definition audio and video technology continues to advance, the specification for HDMI cables must ensure extensive compatibility and maximum competence” said Mr. Anuj Jain, Managing Director, Eurotech Technologies Pvt Ltd…

Fujitsu and Citrix Expand Collaboration in Cloud, Launch "VCC" Virtual Desktop Service

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Fujitsu Limited and Citrix Systems Japan KK announced that they have entered into a Citrix Service Provider (CSP) agreement(1). Based on this agreement, Fujitsu will commence sales of its cloud-based "Fujitsu Managed Infrastructure Service Virtual Desktop Service VCC" (Virtual Client on Cloud, or "VCC"), which utilizes virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products offered by Citrix, specifically, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, and Citrix ShareFile. VCC will be available for sale in Japan from today.
Recent years have seen strong demand for deployment of VDI systems that will transform the ways people work in companies and perform as security measures. At the same time, there has been a growing need for VDI services offered from a cloud environment, which enables unified operations management of the system platform by the datacenter operator, in order to reduce the burden on the VDI administrator.
Now, Fujitsu and Citrix, which have an approximately two decade-l…