JioPhone launched for free with Rs. 1,500 Deposit and Unlimited 4G Data

JioPhone launched for free with Rs. 1,500 Deposit and Unlimited 4G DataThe Reliance Jio chief, Mukesh Ambani in the company’s AGM has announced the launch of JioPhone that will be effectively free for Jio customers. However the user has to pay a Rs. 1,500 deposit which is fully refundable after three years.

The JioPhone was launched by Akash and Isha Ambani.

The phone will be available from August 15 for testing in beta, and pre-booking will start from August 24. The users will be able to buy the phone from September on a first come first serve basis. The phone will come with few different data packs….Read More

Infor and LinkedIn come together to boost Sales Productivity

Infor and LinkedIn come together to boost Sales ProductivityInfor has announced a new integration of Infor Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

According to the company, LinkedIn Sales Navigator for Infor CRM can provide users with deep relational data across all applicable devices in real time. This integration is designed to deliver new tools to assist sales professionals in discovering the best ways to get introduced through “TeamLink”, identify new contacts with contextual lead recommendations, be alerted to job and company changes, and “Icebreakers” which can be great relationship selling tools that show shared connections, experiences, and interests, plus a link to a lead’s recent activity stream….Read More

Adobe names Shanmugh Natarajan as MD, India

Adobe names Shanmugh Natarajan as MD, IndiaAdobe Systems has elevated Shanmugh Natarajan as Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India. Natarajan was formerly Executive Director, and will continue to lead Adobe operations in India, in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice-President, Engineering, Digital Media at Adobe.

Donna Morris, Executive Vice-President, Customer & Employee Experience, Adobe, said, “Shanmugh Natarajan provides leadership across our teams in India, which contribute to the strength of our employment brand and advancing Adobe’s position as a sought-after place to work. With an employee base that represents virtually every Adobe function, India continues to be a vital component of our growth.”Read More

Edimax appoints Link Telecom as National Distributor

Edimax appoints Link Telecom as National DistributorEdimax Technology has entered into strategic distribution partnership with Link Telecom Pvt. Ltd, who has been appointed to distribute Edimax’s Consumer, SMB & Enterprise (Edimax Pro) portfolio. Edimax clearly focusses on expanding its distribution in various parts of the country and create widest reach to its consumers.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sanjay Joshi, Country Manager (India & Subcontinent), Edimax, said, “We are confident that Link will bring value to Edimax business overall and help nurture in SMB, Enterprise segment as well to help growing consumer portfolio. Link team has good market reach in different geographies which will definitely leverage Edimax portfolio. Partnering with established and professional distributor like ‘Link Telecom’ is part of our strategy to seize new business opportunities and tap untapped channel.”Read MOre

Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow integrates with PGi Audio

Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow integrates with PGi AudioALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, is working with PGi, the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration solutions, to deliver integrated high-definition (HD) audio conferencing for its collaborative communications platform, Rainbow.

A recent study conducted by Wainhouse Research showed almost 70% of organizations will use more conferencing this year. More businesses are adopting cloud collaborative communication tools like Rainbow, and with the integration of GlobalMeet audio, Rainbow can help businesses maximize the value of their UC investment, offering more numbers, more countries and toll-free access.

Together, Rainbow, powered by PGi’s high quality audio engine delivers secure, clear voice communication to every Rainbow meeting with flexible pricing….Read More

Ram Nath Kovind is now the President of India

Ram Nath Kovind is now the President of IndiaRam Nath Kovind has been elected as the next President of India. The government-backed candidate won two-third of the votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers. Kovind, 71, will be sworn in on July 25.

Flowers and extra security had arrived at the former Bihar governor’s home in Delhi long before the official announcement and sweets were passed around at his hometown in Uttar Pradesh.

“It is a great responsibility, my job will be to uphold and protect the Constitution. My election to this post is a sign of the greatness of India’s democracy,” Kovind said after the results…Read More :

SAP Q2 shows double digit revenue growth

SAP Q2 shows double digit revenue growthSAP has shown double digit growth in the second quarter thanks to cloud and software revenue.

“This strong quarter is the latest in SAP’s 8-year run of consistent, profitable growth. Our winning strategy is again validated by fast adoption of S/4HANA and our full portfolio of cloud solutions. We expect continuing momentum in the second half and confidently raise our guidance for the full year. SAP has never been better positioned,” Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP.

“Our fantastic momentum continued with double-digit growth in total revenue. Our cloud and software revenue growth rate in the first half of the year is at the upper end of our full-year guidance range. Based on our strong growth and cash generation we are pleased to share SAP’s success with our shareholders by initiating a share buyback of up to €500 million in the second half,” Luka Mucic, CFO, SAP….Read More