Month: June 2011

Belkin Channel Meet in Chennai for its SCS Partners

Belkin Channel Meet in Chennai for its SCS Partners

Belkin India has organized its channel partner meet for its Structured Cabling Solution (SCS) partners in Chennai recently. The channel partner meet was held across all major metros in India – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai. This five-city event, which was held from May to June this year, aimed to connect with dedicated Belkin SCS partners. The event has enabled Belkin to connect with over 500 partners across all five cities.

The gala event showcased Belkin’s latest structured cabling solutions, explained its new product roadmaps, ongoing marketing initiatives and discussed the emerging market trends and opportunities with its growing base of partners.

“We have been consistently growing our structured cabling business, quarter on quarter since its launch late last year, both in revenue terms and market share,” said Mohit Anand, Managing Director, India Subcontinent. “In addition, we have also expanded our channel partner base for this product line considerably and this tour is designed to help us connect with them on a one-on-one basis, discuss emerging opportunities and educate them on how to cultivate these available opportunities for maximum gain,” he added.

Belkin offers a complete range of structured cabling solutions from Cat 5e, Cat 6 and Cat 6a bulk cables and components for each category from patch cords to keystone Jacks, and Patch Panels to SMBs.

IBM Software Group named Market Share Leader for Middleware in India

IBM Software Group named Market Share Leader for Middleware in India

IBM India has announced that Gartner Inc has named IBM Software Group as the India market share leader in the business integration, collaboration, systems management and development software categories in 2010 with 31.4-per cent market share and grew at 15.4 per cent vis-a-vis 2009, based on revenue.


IBM Software Group is providing organizations with smarter software to tackle with some of their most complex business and industry challenges, while helping drive profitable growth. Everything from cars, appliances, roadways, power grids, clothes, and even natural systems such as agriculture and waterways are increasingly instrumented, interconnected and infused with intelligence.

“Clients work with us because we help them deliver real results. IBM has consistently built high- value capabilities, unmatched by our competitors, to help clients transform their businesses. And we back this up with delivery expertise, resources with skills and experience to translate our cutting-edge technology into better business outcomes,” said Pradeep Nair, Director, Software Group, IBM India / South Asia.

HP delivers Cloud-based Security Services

HP delivers Cloud-based Security Services

HP Enterprise Services has launched new security services delivered through the cloud to help enterprises mitigate risk by reducing security vulnerabilities, leading to loss of private, protected information. If a security breach occurs, the affected organization may suffer damage to both its reputation and market value.

The new HP Enterprise Cloud Services includes vulnerability scanning which reduces the risk of data loss or unauthorized access by eliminating common security mistakes and vulnerability intelligence which  provides information on newly discovered potential threats that have been identified by vendors or researchers, since the last vulnerability scan took place. The new security services help clients redirect capital and operations costs towards driving innovation for future growth. HP Enterprise Cloud Services keep costs under control through flexible billing based on the amount of resources consumed, instead of the fixed-cost systems that characterize most organizations’ in-house operations.

“Today’s enterprise technology environment has never been more vulnerable, due to the daily assault of sophisticated and malicious viruses, as well as other network intrusions,” said Marshal Correia, Director, Enterprise Services, HP India. “HP provides security services to help businesses and governments recognize potential threats and take corrective actions before they can be negatively impacted.”

IBM tops 2011 India Supercomputers List

IBM tops 2011 India Supercomputers List

IBM has announced that it has emerged as the leader in the recently released India’s Top Supercomputers list for 2011, complied and published by Supercomputer Education and Research Centre (SERC) Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Of the sixteen installations featured by SERC, IBM topped the list with six high-performance computing (HPC) installations across India. These include IBM Blue Gene Solutions at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as well as IBM Power 6 cluster solutions at the India Meteorological Department, Delhi and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad

SERC has been compiling and publishing the Top Supercomputers list in India since December 2008. This year, there were a total of sixteen entries in the list with minimum performance criteria over 3.11 TFlops. The combined supercomputer performance featured on the SERC list, and hence India is now about 308 TFlops. Bangalore leads the list in the number of supercomputers, followed by Chennai.

“At IBM, we deliver powerful and innovative high-performance computing solutions to meet our clients’ most challenging and complex problems. These solutions enable businesses and researchers to innovate, achieve breakthrough results and establish a sustainable competitive advantage in a Smarter Planet,” said Subram Natarajan, Executive – Deep Computing, Systems and Technology Group, IBM India/SA. “Achieving the leading SERC ranking is a clear indication of the holistic approach IBM takes towards high-performance computing. IBM is focussed on designing and delivering complete, robust technical solutions that are easy to acquire and access, environmentally responsible, competitively priced and backed by world-class support.”

CELKON to set up Rs 100-Crore Handset Assembly Unit

CELKON to set up Rs 100-Crore Handset Assembly Unit

CELKON Mobiles, an Indian mobile handset brand, will set up a Rs.100-crore mobile assembly unit in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu or Karnataka in 2011 with a capacity to produce 36 lakh pieces annually. It also lined up an Android phone to mark its entry into the smartphone segment.

Y. Guru, Managing Director, CELKON, said that they will pool up funds internally and from banks to set up the facility and that they are in talks with the local governments in this regard.

In about 12 months, the company sold 10 lakh units, mostly in Andhra Pradesh and registered a turnover of Rs.150 crore. “We have entered into a tie-up with the US-based Bright Point to distribute our handsets in North India,” he said.

Addressing a press conference, he said the company would initially sell the products in States like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Uttarakhand. From July, it would start selling in Maharashtra and West Bengal markets, too.

Nokia introduces Mobile Money Client on all Nokia Devices

Nokia introduces Mobile Money Client on all Nokia Devices

Nokia has announced that it has started to embed the Mobile Money client in all Nokia devices in India going forward. The Mobile Money service provides the unbanked and under-banked masses, access to financial services through their mobile phones, thus empowering people and their businesses. As part of Nokia’s vision of enabling a broad community with financial services, the Money client is available not only on high-end Symbian smartphone devices, but also on Nokia’s Series 40 feature phones, as well as the Series 30 entry-level devices and support both keyboard, touch and combined devices.

Nokia is building an open ecosystem for mobile payments in India and the Nokia Money mobile financial services initiative is already being implemented in India through partnerships with Union Bank of India (UBI), Yes Bank, Obopay and a wide range of merchants, retailers and business correspondents. The services, called Union Bank Money and Mobile Money Services by Yes Bank, are already available in several regions and are being rolled out across India in the forthcoming quarters.

Keeping with Nokia’s open approach and ecosystem for mobile financial services, the client is just branded “Money”.  Consumers will have the option of choosing and subscribing to either Union Bank Money or YES Bank Mobile Money Services from their Nokia devices.  The app can be activated at Nokia retail and other outlets, which are also authorized banking correspondents of Yes Bank and/or Union Bank of India.

Gary Singh, General Manager, Nokia Mobile Payment Services, said, “At Nokia, it has been our constant endeavour to democratize experiences, products and platforms for consumers. Mobile Money services eliminate dependence on the physical presence of a branch or availability of Internet banking services. Embedding the Money client in the Nokia devices going forward further makes the service ubiquitous and accessible for consumers across categories.”

Samsung wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco-innovation

Samsung wins Golden Peacock Award for Eco-innovation

Samsung Electronics has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Eco-innovation for its ultra-premium Notebook Series 9. The award was presented to the Company at an award ceremony held in the presence of business leaders and senior government officials at New Delhi.

Some of the key features that make the Samsung Series 9 Notebook a environmental standard Note-PC include: Maximized recyclability and usage of material with specialized Duralumin; extremely low-energy consumption both in idle and standby mode, reducing climate impact and the fact that both product and product packaging are designed for recycling with 80% parts and materials being recyclable.

Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile and IT, “We are, indeed, delighted to have been recognized at such a prestigious Forum and been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for our Notebook Series 9. At Samsung, we strive to introduce products that combine the latest in technology with eco-friendly features to offer the highest standards of consumer experience.”