Showing posts from August, 2018

Infinix partners with Google to roll out its first Android One “NOTE 5” smartphone in India

Following the Note 5 global debut in Dubai, Infinix, the online focused smartphone brand of TRANSSION, today announced yet another game changing offering by launching an Android One device in the sub 10K smartphone segment. The all-new Infinix Note 5 is part of Android One program, designed to deliver the top notch Android OS experience that combines Google’s smartly designed software with built-in AI powered innovations like Google Lens & Google Assistant as well as highest grade of security.
Infinix NOTE 5 is a "beyond intelligent" device that empowers users to enjoy an intelligent lifestyle through the fusion of technology and style. Flaunting a 5.99” FHD+ screen with 18:9 aspect ratio, 16MP AI Selfie camera, 3-day battery life with massive 4500mAh battery, 18W fast charging, a streamlined Google designed UI with the latest Android operating system as well as Dual SIM Dual VoLTE solution, makes Infinix NOTE 5 a perfect choice ahead of competition offering high-qualit…

Nikon introduces the new 500mm super-telephoto lens

Photographers can now enjoy greater agility in tracking and photographing fast-moving subjects such as aircrafts, wild birds, and sporting events without compromising performance and clarity with the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR super-telephoto lens announced by Nikon Singapore Pte. Ltd. today.

Featuring Nikon’s very own Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element, the FX-format lens weighs in at a compact approximate of 1460g but delivers superior optical performance with excellent subject-acquisition qualities and effectual Vibration Reduction (VR) support. A high-performance super-telephoto lens with 500mm focal length, this new lens also enables mobile handheld shooting with its compact and light body.

Getting into the rough terrains of dirt or caught in the inclement weather of the outdoors, this lens is covered for the action as it is designed with consideration to a dust- and drip-resistant structure, and fluorine coat application to the front lens’ surface. The adoption of a ligh…

Nutanix Ranked 2nd In India’s “Great Mid-Size Workplaces 2018”

Nutanix announced that it has been ranked second in ‘India’s Great Mid-Size Workplaces 2018’ List. This is the first time the company has participated in the study and demonstrates proof of the positive impact Nutanix is having on its expanding workforce in the country.
Nutanix has had a presence in India since 2013, and has continued to invest and innovate in expanding its operations to develop a modern, digital workplace where every employee feels empowered to contribute. Over the past year, headcount has grown over 70 percent and the company has recently opened a second office in Pune.
“This is a fantastic achievement for all of us here at Nutanix. We have a history of taking on established global companies and winning – and here we are doing it again,” said Sankalp Saxena, Nutanix SVP and MD of Operations for India. “Nutanix is developing a modern workforce that embraces diversity and respect while providing global opportunities for all.  As we continue to invest in India’s futur…

Allied Dispatch Solutions drives customer service experience and productivity with NewVoiceMedia

NewVoiceMedia, a global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales solutions, today announced that roadside assistance company Allied Dispatch Solutions, LLC (ADS) has observed “significant increases” in productivity since implementing the NVM Platform in 2017. ADS also reports optimised data management, reliability, and customer experiences in its contact centres. 
Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a subsidiary located in London, Ontario, ADS provides roadside assistance and customised call centre solutions for its various clients throughout the United States and Canada. These clients consist of original equipment manufacturers, wireless carriers, insurance companies, financial institutions, retail networks, and automobile dealerships. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Allied’s Customer Solutions Specialists field calls from their clients’ members and must be able to quickly and accurately dispatch services from a network of 30,000 pro…

MEE Wallet App, India’s first 100% digital payment enabled fuelling app launched by Ratan P. Watal

A key development took place today towards the mission of Digital India, that is going to reshape and realign the cash transaction dominated & non-automated fuel retailing industry. To achieve The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for Digital India, to bring transparency & accountability, MEE Wallet App, India’s first 100% digital payment enabled app that allows completely cashless fuelling, was launched by Mr. Ratan P. Watal, Member Secretary, Economic Advisory Council to Hon’ble Prime Minister, & Principal Advisor – Niti Aayog, at MEE fuel station, Khalapur, near Mumbai on Tuesday the 21st of August 2018. Mr. K. Rajeshwara Rao Advisor, Economic Advisory Council, graced the occasion.
Fuelling industry has been traditionally a cash transaction-based industry. In the past decade, companies have tried to shift to non-cash / digitised route with introduction of fuel cards and EDC machines but none of them were able to build an entire end to end digitised proc…

AGS Transact Technologies Limited files DRHP with SEBI

AGS Transact Technologies, one of India‘s leading providers of end-to-end cash and digital payment solutions and automation technology, filed its DRHP with SEBI.
AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGS) is one of India‘s leading providers of end-to-end cash and digital payment solutions and automation technology. AGS provides customised products and services comprising ATM outsourcing and cash management, as well as digital payment solutions including merchant solutions, transaction processing services and mobile wallets.
As of March 31, 2018, the company is the second largest company in India in terms of number of ATMs managed, revenue from ATM managed services and number of ATMs provided with cash management services, and the fourth largest company in India in terms of revenue from cash management (Source: India ATM Managed Services Market Outlook to 2023, Ken Research, June 2018).
The IPO Initial Public Offering (IPO) comprises of equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each of AGS T…

Gracenote Introduces Global Music Database of Record in India

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is launching its Global Music Data, the catalog of reference for the music industry, in India.  The solution localizes Gracenote’s comprehensive collection of descriptive music information for the Indian market enabling regional music and global streaming services to now deliver advanced search, discovery and navigation of India-based music to fans all over the world.

A vibrant and complex music market, India is experiencing massive growth among local listeners as well as fans around the globe.  The market is driven by a close relationship to the Bollywood film industry with popular musical scores and soundtracks dominating the landscape.  While typical Western music catalogs are organized by artist, recording and album, the popular music scene in India features a range of talent, from playback singers and actors to music directors, lyricists and songwriters among many others featured in films.  With more than 1,000 movies released annually, the data chal…

Lenskart launches revolutionary Blu lenses in India to block harmful rays from electronic gadgets

Continuing with its efforts to revolutionize eyewear with meaningful technological innovations, launches Lenskart Blu in India. Lenskart BLU are lenses which block the harmful blue light that is emitted from our smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices. 
Lenskart Blu’s campaign, starring Katrina Kaif, is a quirky take on how we are addicted to our gadgets and spend countless hours on it. These screens cause fatigue and other eye problem due to the blue light emitted from them. Lenskart’s brand ambassador Katrina Kaif is seen immersed in her gadgets all day while being the victim to the harmful blue light. Ordinary lenses can’t stop this light, anti-glare lenses can’t stop this light, only Lenskart Blu lenses stops them and protects our eyes. Towards the end, she is seen upgrading to Lenskart Blu lenses, so that she can continue enjoying her gadgets without worrying about harming her eyes. 
Excited about the latest innovation, Peyush Bansal, Founder and CE…

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Information Security Spending to Exceed $124 Billion in 2019

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4 percent from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8.7 percent to $124 billion.

"Security leaders are striving to help their organizations securely use technology platforms to become more competitive and drive growth for the business," said Siddharth Deshpande, research director at Gartner. "Persisting skills shortages and regulatory changes like the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are driving continued growth in the security services market."

A 2017 Gartner survey* revealed that the top three drivers for security spending are (1) security risks; (2) business needs; and (3) industry changes. Privacy concerns are also becoming a key factor. Gartner believes privacy concerns will drive at least 10 percent of market demand for security services through 2019 and wi…

Disaster Recovery 2.0: Protecting Businesses from Potential Catastrophic Risks

By:  Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam

Unpredictability is a fact of life, and nature brings plenty of it. Be it flooding, fire or even earthquakes and hurricanes, businesses worldwide can be susceptible to a whole range of natural disasters. Unfortunately, business leaders normally don’t think it will happen to them. They have insurance and believe that is the box ticked. However, just because you might get a financial return if your data centre floods, that’s only part of the problem resolved. What happens to your services and data that keep your businesses running? The likelihood is you’re looking at some form of downtime and service outage, which is going to hit your business in all manner of ways.

Whether it is caused by cataclysmic weather, technological malfunctions or human actions, an IT outage can be devastating. But businesses can be put off extensive disaster recovery plans by the perceived cost and complexity. That leaves many relying on outdate…

Digital Transformation Checklist for Business in the Middle East

By: Terri Hiskey, vice president, global product marketing for manufacturing at Epicor Software Corp. Recent findings from the MIT Centre for Business show that companies which have embraced digital transformation are 26% more profitable than their average industry competitors and enjoy a 12% higher market valuation. However, digital transformation can be an incredibly complex process. With that in mind, here are five key steps companies in the Middle East need to take to prepare for a successful digital transformation journey. Align your business transformation strategy to your business goals A massive 96% of companies see digital transformation as important or critical to their development. However, to avoid investing in new technology for the sake of it, or because you feel you should, it is essential that regional businesses identify where technology change is needed most. Start by assessing your overall business goals and ask what objectives your business wants to achieve in the shor…

Understanding Human Side of Digital Workplace Helps Unlock Full Potential

By: Saadi Kawkji, SE Director, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Summary: Saadi Kawkji from Aruba uncovers the pros and cons of the digital workplace and how to approach the trend while balancing risk with experience
Technology has innumerable benefits for business. The explosive growth of devices, applications and networks have not only changed our personal lives, but our working lives too. In fact it’s widely recognised that workspaces that are investing in digital technologies are boosting productivity.
Yet, I can’t help but notice the negative headlines that point to new technologies and concepts like artificial intelligence and automation as a force for ill – wiping out human workers and replacing them with computers.
And that’s why it’s important we look at the human side of the workplace and consider the impact that technology is really having on our workers; especially as offices start to become ‘smart’ and evolve as they embark on their digi…

iValue Registered Colossal growth of 70%; Eyes on 4-Fold Revenue Growth by 2022

iValue InfoSolutions, a leader in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) management area, today announced that it has recorded/registered a colossal growth of 70 percent in FY2017-18. With a strong understanding of the competitive Indian IT market dynamics, iValue's impressive growth comes from verticals, namely, BFSI, Government and Emerging Enterprises.

iValue now aims to achieve last decade's revenue growth in the next 3 years with strong roadmap by FY 2022 with their new focused GTM approach for services business. Putting the track in place iValue has already partnered with few solution providers/vendors like FireEye, Arbor, TITUS, Heritage Micro Focus etc. to deliver IT services across geographies and technologies.

"Our plans are in place for our vision 2022 and we are confident to cater the customer needs by optimizing, protecting and transforming their digital assets with leading edge and proven offerings in collab…

Gemalto Boosts Cloud Security with a Scalable Virtual Key Management Solution

Gemalto announced a next-generation key management solution, SafeNet Virtual KeySecure, for simpler and stronger cloud security. Companies can extend their data protection policies to private and public clouds and centralize encryption and key management operations across multiple cloud environments.
SafeNet Virtual KeySecure integrates with leading cloud service providers and virtual platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and OpenStack, to provide companies with a single key management solution spanning multiple private or public cloud environments.
As a result of the ongoing digital transformation within many organizations, data now resides across a growing number of cloud environments and web applications. Security teams are finding it ever more challenging to manage data protection policies, and solutions are often time-consuming and manual. Data protection operations can be simplified by using SafeNet Virtual KeySecure…