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Empirical Data Launches RedShift Solution for Transparent CSR Operations

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Empirical Data, a new breed blockchain solution provider, today announced the launch and introduction of RedShift, a first of its kind blockchain solution for corporate CSR. This game changing solution provides a robust platform for corporates to ensure smooth CSR project execution. RedShift brings a simple, efficient and affordable enterprise solution that helps corporates to focus and execute humanitarian and social projects.
"A well-executed CSR project is the best way to give back to the society. We are excited to introduce RedShift which will help create greater transparency and visibility in daily corporate CSR transactions. With RedShift we aim to change the way businesses interact with various stakeholders in the CSR activities," said Karthik Ramarao, Founder & CTO at Empirical Data.
Empirical Data is incorporated as the Indian subsidiary of trANa Technologies, headquartered in Singapore, providing groundbreaking enterprise solutions on its blockchain - Fusion Co…

STMicro Makes IoT Sensing Accessible with IoT Plug and Play, Ready to Connect to Microsoft Azure

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STMicroelectronics is launching SensorTile.box to help everyone from young people to expert designers discover the power of IoT and quickly understand how they can easily collect and send sensor information to the cloud.

The flexible IoT Plug and Play module connects easily with Bluetooth® Low Energy to a smartphone, allowing users to watch the sensors function as a pedometer, asset tracker, environmental monitor, or as other instruments. For more experienced designers, SensorTile.box provides developer and expert modes that help build sophisticated applications using a graphical wizard or by writing custom embedded code.

Attracted by its ease of use and relevance to all users across its full range of customers from consumers and beginners to IoT professionals, SensorTile.box will be showcased as a new demonstration platform for Azure IoT Central, which simplifies connecting smart devices to the cloud for data capture and analysis.

Andrea Onetti, General Manager of ST’s MEMS Sensor Di…

Panasonic launches first of its kind EV charging service for India

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Panasonic, a diversified technology company, announced the launch of first of its kind smart EV charging service in India - Nymbus. A futuristic charging service combines physical components such as charging stations, swap stations, on board charges, telematics systems and the virtual components like cloud service, analytics, intuitive dashboard, and artificial intelligence to deliver onestop solution. Nymbus, is a unique technology platform by Panasonic India’s concentrated R&D efforts, designed and developed to cater to the growing mobility market in India.

As part of the first phase, Panasonic has partnered with electric mobility service providers’ SmartE and qQuick, wherein Panasonic will be deploying the EV charging service on 150 SmartE electric three wheelers and on 25 qQuick 2 wheelers in the Delhi NCR region.
The solution is poised to help individual EV users, EV fleet owners, e commerce & logistics companies to manage their fleet more efficiently and also the utilit…

Microsoft Tuesday Patch for 80 CVEs released

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This month's Patch Tuesday release contains updates for nearly 80 CVEs including a patch for a critical remote code execution in Remote Desktop Services (RDP) as well as an elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Error Reporting that has been exploited in the wild.

CVE-2019-0708 is a critical Remote Desktop Services Remote Code Execution vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker targeting vulnerable systems with Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) enabled could exploit this flaw to gain remote code execution. It is highly likely that this vulnerability will be exploited in the wild in the near future as attackers develop exploit code. It is critically important for organizations and system administrators to apply patches as soon as possible to reduce their risk of compromise. While the advisory lists Windows 7,Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as affected, Microsoft is also releasing updates for out-of-support systems including Windows XP and Windows 2003.

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The Closing Speed of Transformation

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By: Dave Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Veeam

We all know that software and infrastructure don't typically go away in the data center. You very rarely decommission something and bring in all new gear or stop the application to completely transition over to something else. Everyone's in some sort of hybrid state. Some think that they're transitioning, and many hopefully even have a plan for this.

Some of these changes are bigger, take longer, and you almost need to try them and experience them to have success in order to proceed. I've heard people say, "Well, we're going to get around to doing X, Y, and Z.” But they are often lacking a sense of urgency to experiment early.

A major contributor to this type of procrastination is that changes that appear to be far off, arrive suddenly. The closing speed of transformation is the issue. Seldom do you have the luxury of time; but early on you are seldom compelled to decide. You don’t sense the urgenc…

IoT can Help Shift High Street Retail into the Digital Future in the Middle East

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By: Jamil Ahmad, Country Manager – KSA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Retail sales in the Middle East is booming. Customers are getting smarter about their shopping choices and their expectations of the retail experience are accelerating quickly. Non-store retailing, which includes online shopping, direct selling, mobile internet, social media and home shopping, is expected to increase at a rapid pace, meaning high streets are taking the hit, and it’s going to take something special to get shoppers back into stores.

Technology can certainly help in enticing customers into stores and plugging the growth gaps retailers are suffering. One technology that is touted to disrupt retail is the Internet of Things (IoT), which, if it is used in the right way, can build a competitive differentiation. According to Aruba research, early adopters of IoT are already reaping benefits that include improved customer experience (81%); improved visibility across organizations (78%); and in…

Safeguarding Your Organization from Attacks Via Your Third-Party Vendors

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By: Morey Haber, Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, BeyondTrust

Realizing that most large organizations today have sophisticated security defenses, bad actors are beginning to target third-party vendors, as a means to gain access to an enterprises’ network. In fact, in 2018, over 11 significant breaches were caused by exploitation of third-party vendors and according to Carbon Black’s 2019 Global Incident Response Threat Report, 50% of today’s attacks leverage what they call, “island hopping”, where attackers are not only after an enterprises’ network, but all those along the supply chain as well1.

IT admins, insiders, and third-party vendors need privileged access to perform their roles, but this shouldn’t mean ceding control of the IT environment to them. Organizations typically allow vendors to access their networks to perform a variety of different functions. However, this privileged access should be secured to the same (or higher) extent as the orga…

India to have 859 million smartphones users in 2022: ASSOCHAM-PwC

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The number of smartphone users in the country is expected to double to 859 million by 2022 from 468 million users in 2017 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.9%, according to an ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study.

As of 2017, the number of smartphones in the country stood at 468 million and likely to reach 859 million smartphones users by 2022. The non-smartphone ownership in India will decrease from 701 million in 2017 to 504 million in 2022 at a CAGR of -6.4% as more and more people opt for smartphones, noted ASSOCHAM-PwC joint study on ‘Video on Demand: Entertainment reimagined’.

With lower than ever data tariffs and increasing smartphone penetration in the country, it is safe to assume that the VoD market will be a significant beneficiary of these developments. Internet consumption is clearly on the rise in India. The important factor for the VoD industry is the availability of devices that are compatible with online video viewing. A large volume of consumption occurs on …

Top 5 Budget Gaming Laptops which are ruling Gaming Industry in India

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With the debut of ESL One in India and the constantly increasing enthusiasm for gaming in the youth show how much the gaming industry is getting welcomed in India. The gaming geeks are constantly scouting for more gaming technology which can enhance their gaming experience. With top-notch games like PubG & Apex Legends, the only thing which is required to get overwhelmingly experience is a high-end gaming machine. Every tech enthusiast wants to get their hands on with gaming laptops but not everyone can do that owing to the fact that it costs a lot but this is no more a concern now as we are introducing the 5 best budget gaming laptops which will give you lavish gaming experience without affecting much on your pockets. 

1). Asus TUF Gaming FX705DY

Experience smoother, more immersive gameplay with the new ASUS TUF Gaming FX705 AMD Edition. It features a cutting-edge IPS-level NanoEdge display and is armed with the latest AMD Ryzen™ processor. With discrete Radeon™ graphics, it deliv…

Kinara Capital secures INR 100 crores from investors

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Kinara Capital, a small business lender in India driving financial inclusion, announced it has secured funding of INR 100 crores from private equity and impact investors — Gaja Capital, GAWA Capital, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Patamar Capital. This round of funding will help accelerate Kinara Capital’s growth in new and existing markets and increase its investment in technology to improve customer experience and assess credit decisions at a faster rate. Kinara Capital has disbursed INR 1160 crores across 33,785+ loans to date, which has positively impacted over half a million lives in India.

Hardika Shah, Founder and CEO of Kinara Capital, said, “We are honored with the vote of confidence from our investors as we aim to reach new milestones by investing in our people and technology. Impact-focused sustainable growth is at the heart of all that we do to create access to capital for small business entrepreneurs. When committed to transforming lives, we believe in leading b…

C-Suite Beware: You are the latest targets of cybercrime, warns Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

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C-level executives – who have access to a company’s most sensitive information, are now the major focus for social engineering attacks, alerts the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report. Senior executives are 12x more likely to be the target of social incidents, and 9x more likely to be the target of social breaches than in previous years – and financial motivation remains the key driver. Financially-motivated social engineering attacks (12 percent of all data breaches analyzed) are a key topic in this year’s report, highlighting the critical need to ensure ALL levels of employees are made aware of the potential impact of cybercrime.
“Enterprises are increasingly using edge-based applications to deliver credible insights and experience. Supply chain data, video, and other critical – often personal – data WILL be assembled and analyzed at eye-blink speed, changing how applications utilize secure network capabilities” comments George Fischer, president of Verizon Global Enterpri…

5 Tips for Implementing Hybrid Cloud

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By: Aaron White, Regional Director, Middle East at Nutanix

The Future is Hybrid Cloud
As enterprises demand stronger application mobility and interoperability, they are increasingly choosing hybrid cloud infrastructure (the combined use of private and public clouds with some degree of integration between the two cloud environments). While the advent of public cloud has increased IT efficiency in certain areas, hybrid cloud capabilities are the next step in providing the freedom to dynamically provision and manage applications based on business needs. 
As per findings of Nutanix’s first annual global Enterprise Cloud Index[1], measuring enterprise plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds, enterprises plan to increase hybrid cloud usage, with 91% stating hybrid cloud as the ideal IT model, but only 18% stating they have that model today. The findings also revealed that application mobility across any cloud is a top priority for 97% of respondents – with 88% of respondents say…

A10 Networks Claims to Deliver 500 Gbps Thunder DDoS Defense System

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A10 Networks announced a new capacity enhancement to its Thunder 14045 TPS, which delivers industry-leading attack traffic mitigation capabilities. This capacity gain provides the highest performance available in the market with 500 Gbps of defense in one appliance. The smaller form factor reduces the number of devices required, while building scalable DDoS defenses that meet the challenge of emerging attacks. As service providers look to expand their service offerings, the Thunder TPS solution enables them to build profitable DDoS mitigation services that protect their own networks, as well as their subscribers.

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are only going to increase over time and attackers have an ever-expanding opportunity to use new device types, particularly connected-home devices like home hubs, routers and IP cameras to mount even larger attacks. In fact, the most recent A10 Networks’ DDoS Weapons Intelligence report describes the significant potential for atta…

Udemy Appoints Venu Venugopal as Chief Technology Officer

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Udemy, global marketplace for learning and teaching online, announced the appointment of veteran technology leader Venu Venugopal as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Udemy is aggressively scaling operations to further support the millions of students and instructors on the platform, as well as its corporate and government customers around the world. Venugopal will lead the engineering, data science and IT efforts to bolster the global growth of the company and help anyone looking to learn new skills or improve existing ones find the right teacher. 

“We’re thrilled that Venu has joined the Udemy team,” said Gregg Coccari, CEO of Udemy. “As we remain committed to helping students, companies, and governments everywhere gain the skills they need to compete in today’s economy, we look forward to working with Venu to scale our business, continue to innovate on our platform, and deliver an even better experience to the millions who teach and learn on Udemy.”

Venugopal joins Ude…

In an industry first, Airtel brings Amazon Prime benefits to Prepaid

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Airtel launched a new prepaid bundle at INR 299 to offer 28 days of Amazon Prime membership at no additional cost along with 2.5GB data/day, unlimited calls to any network and 100 SMS/day.  Amazon Prime membership is also available to Airtel Infinity Postpaid Plans customers at no additional cost.

Smartphone customers recharging with the pack will get access to all Amazon Prime benefits that include the best  of entertainment and shopping: Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and unlimited free fast shipping on millions of items along with early and exclusive access to deals on Amazon.in. All of this to go with generous daily data quota that truly unlocks the smartphone experience on a world-class mobile network.

Airtel customers with the new prepaid plan, can enjoy unlimited video streaming anytime, anywhere of premium movies and TV shows on Prime Video including the latest and exclusive blockbuster Hollywood, Bollywood and Indian regional movies, top TV shows, stand-up comedies …