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TCL Electronics launches ‘TCL TV Days’ on Amazon India!

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TCL Electronics, a television brand and a consumer electronics company, has launched ‘TCL TV Days’, its exclusive sales campaign in association with Amazon India. During the latest sale campaign, which is expected to run till March 31, 2019, TCL will make its state-of-the-art TVs available at extremely cost-effective prices, with discounts of up to 50%.

During ‘TCL TV Days’, customers can purchase innovative TCL TVs – including products in the smart, QLED, and Ultra HD TV categories – on monthly EMIs as low as INR 1,998 to enjoy a truly stunning and immersive home entertainment experience. TCL will also provide several value-added benefits such as lucrative cashbacks, no cost EMIs, hassle-free delivery, no charge installation, and free wall mounts to customers purchasing its products during the offer period. The campaign builds on the impressive reception that TCL products have garnered since the brand’s launch in India and underlines its position as one of the leading consumer electr…

Tech Data and Barracuda Partner to Deliver World-Class IT Security Solutions in India

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Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) announced that it has signed an Indian distribution agreement with Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. Under this agreement, Tech Data will now deliver Barracuda’s email protection, network and application security, and data protection solutions to local partners across India.

“Barracuda is an important addition to our solutions portfolio,” said Sundaresan Kanappan, vice president and country general manager, India, at Tech Data. “77 percent of enterprises today have adopted cloud technology for either a portion of, or their entire business, according to IDG. This presents a huge opportunity for our partners to support their customers with leading-edge cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions. With our comprehensive channel approach encompassing sales, technical, logistics, and marketing support and services, we will enable our partners to drive growth in this promising segment and geograp…

POKKT Mobile Ads joins hands with Adways Inc. to power its international expansion in Japan

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In a move which further consolidates its leadership position in the global digital advertising space, POKKT, a smartphone advertising platform for mobile games in India and Southeast Asia, has partnered with Tokyo-based Adways Inc. to expand its operations into the Japanese market. Through its association with Adways, POKKT will enable brand advertisers in the country to leverage its proprietary, tech-led advertising platform and extensive portfolio of mobile advertising solutions to drive higher engagement with their target audiences.

Established in 2001, Adways Inc. is an industry leader in affiliate advertisement for PC and mobile devices and offers a wide range of advertising, media, and e-commerce solutions to its clients. It has an operational footprint in multiple international markets such as the US, India, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Hong Kong, in addition to Japan.

POKKT, on the other hand is one of the leading Mobile Video Ad-Platforms in India,…

Hughes India to Enable Satellite Connectivity for BSNL in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep

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Hughes Communications India, Limited announced that it has been selected by BSNL, India’s state-owned telecom company, as the system integrator to enable satellite broadband connectivity in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. The project addresses growing bandwidth demand in these island regions located beyond the reach of terrestrial technology.

Installing fiber or cable is challenging in providing comprehensive coverage across islands, and conversely where high-speed satellite broadband technology is the most cost-effective option. With Hughes India, BSNL plans to expand satellite bandwidth in Andaman and Nicobar to 400 times the current capacity in two years and has already augmented available bandwidth in the island region from 240 Mbps to 1 Gbps. As part of the solution, Hughes India supplied BSNL with satellite terminals and modems for voice, data, and video communications as well as high-speed satellite backhaul capacity to extend network coverage in the region.

“We a…

How Technology, Privacy and Security are Changing Each Other

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New technologies have brought unprecedented convenience and connectivity to our lives. Their evolution has also inherently created security and privacy challenges.

A Transforming Workplace

Wireless networks allow employees to work from anywhere, often using their personal devices. So how are businesses balancing staffer freedom and the protection of corporate data? Wireless networks have transformed how we work. Many employees can now work from anywhere with a steady signal, such as coffee shops, airports and airplanes. Within offices, they can roam freely, bringing laptops to meetings or quiet rooms while continuing to collaborate and access files online. Personal smartphones double as work devices. Cellular data has played a big role here, as has Wi-Fi, allowing data transfer at speeds previously reserved for wired connections. This freedom of movement has far-reaching implications for employee creativity if security can be kept in check.

The Varied 5G Landscape

The speed and increas…

Standard Bank Group Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Standard Bank Group has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads, including its customer facing platforms and strategic core banking applications to the cloud. Standard Bank Group will leverage AWS services, including data analytics and machine learning, to automate financial operations and enhance customer facing web and mobile applications. The migration to AWS will take place across all business units, subject to approvals from local regulators, including Personal Banking, Wealth, Corporate Investment Banking, and Insurance, driving a more personalized banking and investment experience for customers.

Standard Bank Group chose AWS because of its broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, overall commitment to security excellence, and strong financial services experience. The South African Reserve Bank also confirmed Standard Bank Group can make the mo…

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report Details Rise in Worldwide, Targeted Attacks

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SonicWall announced the release of the 2019 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report that delivers an in-depth look at threat intelligence obtained from its more than 1 million sensors from around the world. Analyzed by the SonicWall Capture Labs, an elite team of threat researchers, threat data collected over the course of 2018 indicates an escalation in the volume of cyberattacks and new, targeted threat tactics used by cyber criminals. 

“Cyber perpetrators are not letting up in their relentless pursuit to illegally obtain data, valuable information and intellectual property,” said Bill Conner, President and CEO, SonicWall. “We must be unyielding in this cyber arms race. Sharing vital threat information with our customers and partners provides them a tactical advantage. But it’s also important to arm those at the forefront of this battle with this intelligence, promote global awareness of the threat landscape and continue to facilitate important dialogue around today’s most prevalent cyber thr…

Accelerating business through customer centricity

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By Susheel Sharma, Sr. Project Manager - Business Intelligence & Analytics, 3i Infotech

Customer centricity is a reflection of our culture, process, customer experience, customer friendliness and customer satisfaction surveys. It is also an association of our product and quality services offered to our long-standing customers. According to a recent research, 89% of businesses are soon to be expected to compete mainly on customer experience. This approach will surely lead to the end goal which every company tries to achieve – ‘to maximize shareholder’s value’.
There's a big difference between customer centricity and good customer service. For example, customer service is to help a distressed client with your product or service, but customer centricity is more than providing good service, loyalty rewards, and special promotional offers. It is to identify the most valued customer, get a clear understanding of their requirements and delight them based on their behavior. Also, our …

Nutanix ramps up India investment with new customer support centre

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Nutanix has announced the opening of a new customer support centre in Pune in another sign of the enterprise cloud leader’s continued commitment and investment in India and the wider Asia Pacific.

The new support centre will be part of the Nutanix global service and support function, helping enable 24-hour support to customers worldwide as part of Nutanix’s “follow the sun” and “always on” support mission.

The addition of Pune now increases the total number of Customer Support Centres of Excellence to ten, 5 of which are based in Asia. The Beijing, Sydney, Tokyo, Bangalore, and now Pune based centres highlight the rising importance Asia plays in regard to the enterprise cloud leader’s regional and global ambitions.

Commenting on the announcement, Sankalp Saxena, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Nutanix India, said: “This is great news for Nutanix, for India and for our customers worldwide. Nutanix commands one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the world and …

Well tech launches HealthTech accelerator programme “Healthcare Catalysts” for Indian startups

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In a bid to enable the HealthTech ecosystem in India, international health-focused innovation platform Well Tech announced its collaboration with Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator, to initiate a HealthTech-oriented acceleration program ‘HealthCare Catalysts’ . The program strives to help early stage start-ups in this sector to scale up and serve millions more patients and customers. New-age technological advancements are undoubtedly transforming the healthcare sector, and this accelerator aims to bring businesses that are leading the change at the forefront.
The program will provide HealthTech start-ups with access to capital, industry partnerships, and product and technology support along with helping them scale to new markets.

“Digital technology is transforming healthcare and our accelerator program intends to work with the most impactful companies that are making things happen. India is a country that will be particularly affected by the growing workforce challenge we ar…

Swiggy and Hotstar Bowl Cricket Lovers Over with their Unique Collaboration

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As the cricket frenzy reaches a crescendo this March, Swiggy claims to live up to its promise of providing unparalleled convenience to its consumers yet again. In what is potentially a global first, Swiggy and Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform, are coming together to allow consumers to order their favorite meal from Swiggy, without taking their eyes off a single ball. Swiggy POP, Swiggy’s curated single-serve meals from top restaurants across the neighborhood, will be integrated on the Hotstar App making for a pleasurable viewing as well as food ordering experience.

Commenting on this unique, first of its kind integration, Srivats TS, VP Marketing at Swiggy, said, “Our collaboration with Hotstar aims to satisfy the insatiable love we Indians have for Cricket and Food. We believe a nail biter of a match accompanied with great food is a delicious combination to serve up this cricketing season! We are extremely pleased to present this innovation in association with Hots…

Best Five Self-Driven Car Rental Apps available In India

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Gone are the days when we use to get a self-driven car facility in one or two cities within India. Finding conformity that delivers anticipated, standardized and affordable services is no longer an issue. Proves to be the best options for all your road trips, these are the best rental services that is admired by the travellers.

Availing its services in the number of cities within India, these are proved to be the best ways to explore your country. It is one of the flexible and the most admire services that offer you complete travelling ease and personal comfort. This car service proves to be the boon to those who love to travel throughout India.

Need to rent a car on the go? Here are the Best Five Self-Driven Car Rental Apps available In India

1. Avis India

Avis India is a leading global car hire service providerIndia's leading car hire, leasing and fleet management provider. Avis India has a fleet of more than 6000 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 5…

ASUS Unveils TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops powered by AMD Ryzen

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ASUS announced TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY, a pair of gaming laptops powered by the latest AMD® Ryzen 5 3550H processor, with upto 32GB of RAM, and a range of storage options. Matching the impactful processor is the discrete Radeon graphics with Slim bezels frame the NanoEdge displays to further enhance immersion and shrink the overall footprint while the reinforced chassis help the machines survive everyday life. Intelligently designed and carefully built, FX505DY and FX705DY balance performance, battery life, and affordability to provide a better gaming experience.

Commenting on the launch, Arnold Su, ROG & PC Head of ASUS India said, “We are glad to unveil the latest TUF Gaming Laptops setting standards in durability and performance. Determined to provide the most immersive and powerful experience to our tribe of passionate gamers, the latest TUF range packs in the cutting-edge features like AMD Ryzen processor, Radeon RX graphics and a lot more. We are affirmative that Ind…

India needs a cyber security strategy, concurs first meeting of the Cyber Patriots Task Force

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With cyber inroads in today’s networked world, the threats to cyber security have grown manifold. As we digitize, this will inadvertently lead further cyber-crime and terrorism. Are we equipped to handle such crisis and is there any level of preparedness that the state is working towards in the face of cyber threats? In an attempt to address Cyber security and discuss the right perspective on practicing patriotism from various practical angles including Cyber Patriotism, SKOCH Group, India’s topmost think-tank for socio-economic issues today organized India’s national summit on Practising Patriotism at 57th SKOCH Summit. First of its kind focusing on the subject of patriotism, the Summit opened a new debate on India’s emergent need for Cyber Security Policy in public domain. First meeting of the Cyber Patriots Task Force was organized, which was chaired by Dr Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator. The multi-stakeholder discussion was attended by members and experts drawn f…

Zoho’s Site24x7 Announces CloudSpend - Cost Analytics Platform for the Public Cloud

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Site24x7, the cloud-based performance monitoring solution for DevOps and IT operations from Zoho Corporation, today announced the launch of Site24x7 CloudSpend, its cost analytics solution for public cloud platforms. The new solution is aimed at bridging the gap between capacity planning and cost optimization for resources running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. CloudSpend's business intelligence (BI) insights enable businesses to visualize runaway expenditures and implement effective budget controls while reducing operational expenditure (OpEx) across multiple accounts.

Public cloud adoption has witnessed exponential growth in recent years, and according to IDC, spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $210-billion in 2019, an increase of 23.8% over 2018. The market is forecast to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.5% with public cloud services spending reaching $370-billion in 2022. With public cloud being cos…

How AI and Machine learning helps in up skilling to better career opportunities

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By: Diwakar Chittora, CEO & Founder, Intellipaat 
There are at least two clear trends that show a demand-supply mismatch in tech jobs in cutting-edge IT fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. One is via industry predictions that estimate growth in the AI market from USD 21.46 billion to USD 190.61 billion between 2018 and 2025. Year on year growth is projected to be an impressive 36.62% during the same period. The second trend is more subtle. Big Indian IT firms in the US are reportedly ‘hoarding’ employees in these 2 fields as they foresee a shortage in skilled experts. They also fear a corresponding rise in the cost of hiring employees for tech contracts they have bagged for the future.
How are AI & Machine Learning being used in Industry? Unlike the exaggerated robots of the 2001 Steven Spielberg movie of the same name, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in reality is tamer. AI is understood to mean ways of making computers, computer-controlled robots or progra…

7 Things to Keep in Mind While Opting for an IT Certification

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By Pradipto Chakrabarty, Regional Director,  CompTIA India
Information technology is arapidly-expanding and fast changing field, full of opportunities for those willing to work with passion and dedication. It is also dynamic and diverse with different career paths and specific specialisation. Additionally, the technology space changes at a speed that outpaces the process of skill development. To keep an individual’s skill relevant and mapped to industry requirements, organizations – both vendors and associations regularly develop certification programs which help them prove their skill quotient. Therefore, choosing the right certification becomes crucial for the individual. But even before you chooseone; it is important to understand the value of certification. Very simply, it adds value to your CV. It gives you a professional edge. It tells those who matter that you possess the skills needed to succeedand you were willing to put in the time and effort to get certified, increasing you…

OPPO offers OPPO A5 and OPPO A7 at an irresistible price on Holi

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OPPO extended more reasons to celebrate the festival of Holi this year by announcing a discount on two of its bestseller smartphones  - OPPO A7 and OPPO A5. Launched last year, both the smartphones were acclaimed for its exceptional features and high-end design. Starting 20th March, customers can purchase OPPO A7 4GB variant at an attractive price point of INR 15,990 and OPPO A5 at an irresistible price of INR 11,990 on Flipkart, Amazon, PayTM, Snapdeal, TataCliq and at all OPPO mobile stores.

Launched with a new dimension to the A series; the OPPO A7 comes with a unique Waterdrop screen along with 3D artistic texture on the back cover in two beautiful color options Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue. Equipped with 13+2MP dual rear camera and an enhanced 16MP front camera with F2.0 aperture, the OPPO A7 is built to enhance an outstanding selfie experience for its customers. Built with advanced features like dual camera, super full screen and extensive battery, the OPPO A5 has been designed …

Now book train tickets straight from Google Pay

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As India continues to embrace digital payments on Unified Payment Interface, Google India announced train ticket bookings for Indian Railways, powered by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) through the Google Pay app. This feature will be available for both Android and iOS users. The new launch builds on the travel and transit services that are already available on Google Pay.

Continuing the effort to bring Indian users helpful ways to make money transactions simpler, this is another way to make their  lives  easier through Google Pay.  Now, all users in India with the latest Google Pay app  will be able to:

Search, book, cancel - All from Google Pay
Google Pay users will be able to search and browse train options, and book or cancel tickets with their IRCTC account, at no additional cost, within a fast, intuitive and reliable user experience.

See availability and duration
Users can also  easily see details like seat availability, journey duration, and travel times b…

Abbott introduces new digital service in India as part of its global a:care program

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The global healthcare company Abbott announced the launch of its new digital health service in India as part of its global a:care program. The a:care platform from Abbott’s pharmaceuticals business provides doctors and consumers with services and information to help people achieve better health. India is the first country in which Abbott launched the digital platform, which can be found online at www.acare.co.in or as a web app downloaded from the Android Play Store.

Abbott’s a:care is the first digital platform in the country that will bridge communication between patients and doctors across multiple therapy areas. The platform supports people with a broad range of healthcare needs, from prevention to awareness, adherence to treatment and motivation. For instance, using the platform, a doctor can get access to the latest science, medical education and patient support services, and consumers can access educational health information or participate in motivational points-based program…

Coolwinks becomes principal sponsor for Sunrisers Hyderabad; launches its first marketing campaign

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Coolwinks, one of the leading online eyewear platforms in the country, has announced its association with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the upcoming T20 season. This is the brand’s first ever tie up for a sponsorship with one of the most popular cricketing events in India.

Under the sponsorship, Coolwinks logo will be placed on the front of the SRH Jersey this year.

Coolwinks will also focus on digital marketing to leverage the association.

Speaking on the association, Mr. Ganesh Iyer, CEO, Coolwinks said, “It is a great pleasure to be associated with Sunrisers Hyderabad Team 2019 as their Principal Sponsor. This association, being the first for Coolwinks, opens up many avenues for future ventures in the field of cricket. This year, Sunrisers Hyderabad will showcase Coolwinks Logo on the front of their team jersey. Coolwinks has launched a digital campaign with #HowCoolIsThat, along with plethora of contests on its platforms to engage the avid cricket fans. The brand is also running r…

TCL Electronics and IPL’s Delhi Capitals join hands

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TCL Electronics, a television brand and a consumer electronics company, has announced its partnership with Delhi Capitals as a team sponsor for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi Capitals (previously Delhi Daredevils) is one of the founding members of the Indian Premier League and has participated in every edition of the popular annual cricketing tournament. As part of the association, TCL will sponsor the Delhi-based T20 team for the duration of IPL 12.

A game-changer in the television and consumer electronics space, TCL Electronics’ decision to partner with the IPL team is only natural given the latter’s status as a brand that has changed the face of cricket and sports in India. The association also taps into the synergies between TCL’s global legacy of over 38 years as a pioneering consumer electronics company – as well as the country’s 5th largest television brand as per the current market share – and Delhi’s rich cultural, social, economic, and politica…

U.S.-Based Online Learning Leader Udemy Enters India

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Udemy, marketplace for learning and teaching online with over 30 million students and 42,000 instructors worldwide, today announced the expansion of their operations in India with an employee hub in Gurgaon. India is one of the company’s fastest growing markets, with revenue and students doubling year-over-year. A local presence will enable Udemy to continue enhancing and localizing the student and instructor experience.

Founded in 2010, Udemy is an online learning destination that helps individuals, companies, and governments gain the skills they need to compete in today’s global economy. Built on the premise that not all teachers are found in traditional classrooms, the platform allows experts everywhere to develop courses on thousands of topics and share their knowledge with the world. Students learn the most current and in-demand skills from public speaking to mindfulness to the newest programming languages and marketing strategies.

“Udemy’s rapid growth in India shows us the lev…

TECNO rolls out its first Android 9.0 Pie powered ‘CAMON iSKY 3’ smartphone in India

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Holi is just round the corner, TECNO, an offline camera-centric smartphone brand of TRANSSION India is all set to brighten up the festival with its new smartphone launch with enhanced ‘Power of Artificial Intelligence’.  The brand is rolling out today their first smartphone with latest ‘Android 9 Pie’ operating system at its core, which makes the user interface more rounded and vibrant.

TECNO is committed to make the ‘Best Any Light’ smartphone photography experience accessible to the consumers by constantly pushing norms to make cutting-edge mobile camera technology available to everyone at a competitive price-point in the 6-15K segment.  With this new smartphone launch in the portfolio, the brand is taking yet another initiative to make overall smartphone experience smoother, smarter, intuitive and adaptive to consumer usage patterns.

Arijeet Talapatra, CEO, TRANSSION India said, “At TECNO, consumer-centricity is our core and we constantly keep working on consumer’s feedback and sug…