Month: September 2011

Mahindra Satyam deploys cloud based managed services platform

Mahindra Satyam has deployed a new cloud based managed services platform, ‘Enlighta Deliver’, to help its clients optimise service delivery performance and service levels. It is said to enable companies to solve client engagements faster without any customisation and offers strong performance management capabilities and faster services delivery, Mahindra Satyam said in a statement.

Mahindra Satyam’s Enlighta on demand service management solution for enterprise customers is easy to use, adapt to, integrate and requires no client purchase of hardware or software. The Enlighta Deliver suite supports multi tenant services management and delivery governance, including modules that support problem management, change management, configuration management and service level management.

David Augustine, VP Mahindra Satyam said “Enlighta is the foundation of our unified service management platform and our ability to offer our clients infrastructure and application services on a robust, on demand cost effective IT services management solution has been greatly enhanced.”

Asus unveils latest Wireless Home Digital Interface technology

Asus unveils latest Wireless Home Digital Interface technology

Asus has unveiled its latest Wireless Home Digital Interface technology to wirelessly connect and stream Full HD visuals and high quality audio from a PC to an HDTV or external display.

Sanjay Aggarwal, Dy General Manager, Rashi Peripherals, said, “Asus has always been first to innovate the new idea and come out with world class product. Mostly notebooks now-a- days has an HDMI port and one can also find a HDMI port TV at homes, there was demand for a device which can wirelessly stream notebook contents with audio directly to the TV. Initial launch of the product has got good response and to take it to next level we are planning exclusive marketing and visibility for Asus WiCast. We are giving demo units to partners so that they can further share hands on experience with their customers. This will help customer to understand the product and utility in his/her daily life and how productivity can be enhanced”.

WiCast wirelessly streams content in Full HD quality from a user’s HDMI out laptop/PC to a bigger HDMI input display such as LED TV, Plasma TV and Projector etc. The device features a user-friendly interface and is priced affordably. It allows users to view and share high definition quality multimedia and web content. With multimedia becoming more important in classroom instruction as well as in displaying presentations in an office setting, the WiCast is an ideal solution for both the business and education sector.

ASUS WiCast -EW2000 is available at a MRP of INR 9,500/- through all branches of Rashi Peripherals. It comes with a one year warranty by Rashi Peripherals.

NAV to cater service for over 300 Locations across 7 States

North American Video (NAV) has announced that they have begun servicing and maintenance of the video surveillance systems in all retail outlets across The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. A total of over 330 stores across seven states fall under their family of supermarkets and include A&P, The Food Emporium, Pathmark, SuperFresh, Best Cellars, Waldbaum’s and Food Basics retail banners.


“NAV’s commitment to high quality service, prompt response times and understanding of the how the technology deployed impacts The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company’s business objectives enabled us to earn this business. In a retail environment, the surveillance system is critical for loss prevention and liability management. Our account management team worked with A&P leadership to allocate the right number of resources and develop a specific set of procedures to meet A&P’s operational needs,” said Jason Oakley, CEO, North American Video.


“Industry-wide, loss prevention executives struggle to find a video and security technology service provider with reasonable rates and qualified technicians who make decisions with the customer’s best interest in mind. NAV has become a true partner with A&P. Their service group consistently communicates with our team and they always act with a sense of urgency. The sales division is honest and always offers multiple solutions to complex issues. We’re looking forward to doing business with NAV well into the future,” said Jim D’Arcy, Director of Asset Protection, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.

Xerox rolls print & multi-function devices for SMBs

Xerox rolls print & multi-function devices for SMBs

Xerox India has launched a new range of entry level to mid segment A4 print devices in color to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) that deliver high-quality color in a compact package.


Konstantin Klein, MD, Xerox India said, “Economies and Businesses worldwide is in the process of consolidation and are looking to do more with less. This is where these new devices fit in; they help reduce costs with extended capacity cartridges, their small size and light weight makes them easy to ship, relocate and manage in a small workspace with the benefit to workforce working remotely. Additionally, these new color products give SMBs an affordable and easy way to create the same impactful color documents as larger enterprises.”


The 20PPM Xerox Phaser 3010 is a new monochrome printer to the current product portfolio establishing a new bottom end to the black and white A4 printer product line.  The Xerox Phaser 3040 is said to be 20% faster at 24PPM and print speed compared to its earlier predecessor. The WorkCenter 3045 offers MFP functionality at the 24PPM speed and includes connectivity and security features. Fewer moving parts, a result of the Q-LED technology, increase the dependability of the range and Xerox EA toner technology ensures professional printed output.


Xerox Phaser 6000 and Xerox Phaser 6010 color printers prints speeds as fast as 10 and 12 pages per minute (ppm) for color and 12 and 15 ppm for black and white. The plug-and-play setup and can handle a variety of custom media and sizes, from labels and card stock to envelopes.


All the above products are ENERGY STAR qualified and backed by the Xerox Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

Zebronics brings Bijli 2 in new Avatar

Zebronics brings Bijli 2 in new Avatar

Top Notch Infotronix has unveiled its latest flagship gaming cabinet, Bijli2.

The Bijli2 is engineered for optimum cooling of all critical components. It said to be a completely new and improved version of Bijli chassis with hexacone front panel. It has many new features such as USB 3.0, jet black interiors, bottom PSU mounting, multiple 120mm LED fans etc. Engineered with AirTake front panel, Delta side panel and Hexacone top panel gives the user an innovative experience. For cooling there is 120mm blue LED intake fan on front and side which provides excellent air intake. There is one 120mm blue LED fan on top for exhaust and 120mm fan on the back for proper air circulation as well as silent operation. The PSU is bottom mounted. There are toolless HDD trays to install HDDs and Space for 4×3.5″ HDD drives. The transparent Delta side panel has fan and vents on the side which looks excellent as well as provides good cooling performance.

Pradeep Doshi (Director Sales, Topnotch Infotronix) said, “Bijli is an excellent cabinet, which well reflects in the user and media reviews and a huge success among the PC Gaming community. This success leads us to the launch of Bijli 2, which is a new and an improved model with a lot of new high end features. Aesthetic changes as per the feedback from users as well as critics have been very neatly done .Special care have been given to see the chassis remains always cool. All this and yet affordable, only Zebronics can make this happen and it is truly a Gamers Delight ”

The Zebronics Aviator Series is available from computer accessories and electronics stores at an affordable price of Rs. 4200/-.

Reliance Communications’ ropes Anushka Sharma as New Brand Ambassador

Reliance Communications' ropes Anushka Sharma as New Brand Ambassador

Reliance Communications has roped in Anushka Sharma, as the company’s brand ambassador. The new association will highlight the all-encompassing core value of the Group- bringing products to customers.


The campaign seeks to establish the superior network of Reliance Communications in both GSM and CDMA services. The two new television commercials with Anushka Sharma and Rannvijay (of Roadies fame) will highlight the benefits of the Unlimited Talk Time and Call Connect features of Reliance Communications.


Sanjay Behl, Group Head -Brand & Marketing Reliance Communications said, “Reliance Mobile’s superior 3G, Pan India 2G edge GSM & high performance CDMA network have been demonstrated in this communication. What also goes without saying is that just like our network; Anushka too is also a superlative performer which makes her the perfect fit for the brand.”


Reliance Communications has signed four news TVCs out of which two will go on air very soon. It added that it expected to have a long term association with Anushka Sharma to promote RCom’s Superior Brand proposition to the general public.

Fujitsu Optimizes CELSIUS Workstation Line-up for Autobook

Fujitsu has announces a line of mobile and desktop CELSIUS workstations optimized specifically for users of Autodesk 3D software in design, engineering and entertainment environments.


Professionals using Autodesk software suites require workstations that have enough all-round performance to maximize the software’s advanced capabilities. For an Autodesk user, this means ample processing power, display graphics capabilities, enough memory to ensure optimum performance. Fujitsu is targeting this market with a new line-up of eight different Fujitsu CELSIUS workstations optimized for Autodesk.


Alok Sharma, Country Manager, Workplace Systems, Fujitsu India said, “For design professionals and engineers, finding the right configuration of hardware and software to cope with their computing needs can be time consuming and risky. We are taking the guesswork out of the hardware selection process by teaming up with Autodesk. The Autodesk-optimized Fujitsu CELSIUS workstations guarantee the highest levels of performance and efficiency, even when running the most demanding computing tasks, such as creating graphics-intensive 3D entertainment or running virtual product tests.”


Fujitsu’s CELSIUS Workstations Optimized for Autodesk are now available via Fujitsu Channel Partners in the CEMEA&I region (Continental Europe, Middle East, Africa & India.)

Trend Micro Research reveals Indian Defense Companies the current target of Cybercriminals

Trend Micro Researchers were alerted to the discovery of a campaign of targeted attacks that have successfully compromised defense industry companies in India, USA, Japan, Israel. We have been able to identify eight victims of this attack and are in the process of notifying them. We have analyzed a sample that connects to the same command-and-control (C&C) server in this targeted attack. We also analyzed the second stage malware used by the attackers that was built specifically for one of the targeted companies as well as a remote access Trojan (RAT) used by the attackers.

The attackers sent out emails with a malicious PDF attachment, detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_PIDIEF.EED which exploits vulnerability in specific versions of Adobe Flash and Reader (CVE_2011-0611) to drop malicious files on the target’s computer. This malicious payload, detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_ZAPCHAST.QZ, connects to a C&C server and communicates some pieces of information about itself and awaits further commands.

The second stage of the attacks involves two components. The attackers issue commands that instruct the compromised computer to report back networking information and file names within specified directories. Certain targets are instructed to download custom DLLS, detected by Trend Micro as BKDR_HUPIG.B, that contain specific functionality related to the compromised entity.

Amit Nath, Country Manager India and SAARC, Trend Micro said, “In total, the attackers compromised 32 computers; however, there were multiple compromises at several locations. This network has been active since July 2011 and is continuing to send out malicious documents in an attempt to compromise additional targets”, he further added “While this network has managed to compromise a relatively small number of victims, there is a high concentration of defense industry companies among the victims. Moreover, the fact that specific malware components are created for specific victims indicates a level of intentionality among the attackers. Trend Micro is continuously monitoring this ongoing threat and will post updates on this blog for any noteworthy developments.”

Wipro bags Microsoft Software Development Partner of the Year award 2011

Wipro Technologies has won the 2011 Microsoft Software Development Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions, based on Microsoft technology. Moreover, the awards were presented by Microsoft in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants worldwide.

Srini Pallia – Senior VP& Global Head, Business Application Services, Wipro Technologies said, “We believe that this recognition is testimony to our ability to seamlessly deliver comprehensive solutions across Microsoft technology platforms. We have been able to leverage our capabilities in Microsoft technology to adapt the enterprise system landscape to the present needs of business users. With the right expertise, blend of talent, tools and methodologies, Wipro has been able to deliver complex programs with defined business outcomes. We would also attribute this recognition to the significant investments that Wipro has made in delivering measurable business value to our clients.”

“Microsoft is honored to award Wipro Technologies as Software Development Partner of the Year for development of infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft technologies and customized to meet the needs of customers in the financial industry. This cloud-based solution has allowed customers to incorporate new technologies into their existing systems to better support business practices, improving overall performance.” said Walid Abu-Hadba, Corporate Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft.

Cloud Event expands beyond Country

UBM TechWeb has announced the expansion of the Cloud Connect event series to Chicago and Bangalore, India. Cloud Connect, the premier technology event for defining the cloud computing industry, will expand to two new locations in order to further cloud adoption and drive the growth and innovation in the cloud computing market.  Kicking off the event series in 2012, Cloud Connect Santa Clara is to take place February 13-16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

UBM TechWeb is expanding the event series to serve the large and growing technology markets in Chicago and Bangalore.  Each event is to feature the industry’s most comprehensive educational programs, including visionary keynotes, in-depth workshops, and practitioner-led case studies, as well as a vibrant exhibition with the leading technology providers.  New to the Santa Clara event this year, Cloud Connect will also feature Carrier Cloud Forum.

Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager said, “Cloud Connect has positioned itself as the leading vendor neutral cloud event by bringing together the most important audiences and producing the highest quality cloud content. We are thrilled to build on our leadership position by expanding Cloud Connect into these important new markets and continue our reputation for producing world-class technology conferences.”