Month: January 2012

AVO Carbon, SYSTIME to implement Oracle Applications

AVO Carbon has partnered with SYSTIME to implement Oracle Applications, namely JD Edwards Enterprise One 9.0.  It is an integrated applications suite of comprehensive enterprise resource planning software. With this latest version of JD Edwards Enterprise One, AVO Carbon has gained a more secure system, thereby, reducing the risk of data manipulation.

Rajendran Loganathan, Head – IT, AVO Carbon said, “Thanks to SYSTIME’s expertise and methodology, our upgrade project was delivered to our exact requirements. We are proud to be a preferred supplier in our industry; customers value our level of service. With this upgrade to Oracle’s JD Edwards 9.0, we have streamlined our processes even further. SYSTIME provided an excellent team infrastructure that secured a detailed design and implementation, from start to finish.”

George Varghese, Sr. Director, Applications, Oracle India said, “Oracle has one of the most comprehensive software solutions for the manufacturing industry. It is our customers’ success that derives the success of our solutions. I am delighted AVO Carbon is already reaping benefits from Oracle’s JD Edwards Enterprise One implementation.”

Milind Joshi, VP- Enterprise Consulting, SYSTIME said, “For this project, SYSTIME provided a carefully constructed team, capable of supporting strong, aligned project management and with expertise in India localization. Partnering with AVO Carbon, we met specific challenges, and in spite of the absence of a legacy system we were able to map and secure processes smoothly. The result is an on-time, within-budget platform delivering highly advantageous business processes.”

Telit Wireless Solutions selects Calixto as its India Competence Center

Telit Wireless Solutions has selected Calixto Systems Pvt. Ltd. as its India Competence Center for India based on its expertise in designing GSM/GPRS/CDMA/GPS-based products and its proven capabilities in high-level system design, hardware design including PCB design, software and firmware development.

As part of its core distribution strategy, Telit-designated Competence Centers is believed to play a critical role in offering M2M design, development and integration assistance to customers worldwide. The main objective of the Competence Center is to identify and execute a design for a specific customer application based on Telit’s technologies. In conjunction with Telit’s distribution network, the Competence Center is also said to work with customers to develop concepts and ideas to realize target solutions for GSM/GPRS/CDMA/GPS products. Together with Telit, Calixto Systems has already developed four solutions based on Telit’s GL868-DUAL product, which is the smallest GSM/GPRS surface-mounted module in the market. The solutions include: Data Concentration Unit (DCU) for electrical sub stations; Unique GPRS tower-based tracking unit; Entry-level monitoring & control solution; and Intelligent remote monitoring & control solution.

Ashish Gulati, Country Manager, India Operations, Telit Wireless Solutions said, “This partnership with Calixto Systems as our India Competence Center is a significant step for Telit towards strengthening its position in the Indian market. Calixto’s proven experience in high-level system design and knowledge of the Indian market will help us reduce product development lifecycles and offer our customers highly cost-effective and impactful solutions that meet their unique needs. In addition to having established relationships with different stakeholders in the entire product development ecosystems, Calixto already has proven reference solutions for a large variety of applications across sectors. The integration of our world-class modules into their designs should enable us to quickly expand our footprint in India – addressing high-growth markets such as AMR (Automated Meter Reading), telematics and remote monitoring.”

Balamurali Divakaran, Director, Calixto Systems Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are really proud to be chosen as the India Competence Centre for Telit, as this reaffirms our position as a leading affordable product realization company, which is core to our business philosophy of system optimization and reduction in product development costs. This partnership with Telit certainly provides us with a definitive edge as Telit’s wireless modules are internationally proven, reliable, certified and are available at the right price points, which helps us deliver the right kind of solutions to our customers in a highly cost-effective manner. Moreover, we also have access to the world-class support from Telit and its local distributors.”

Sophos: Facebook to terminate its old look, makes Timeline mandatory for users

Sophos: Facebook to terminate its old look, makes Timeline mandatory for users

Sophos has revealed that Facebook is phasing out its old look in next few weeks and making the new profile format mandatory for all users – known as ‘Timeline’ – which presents a scrapbook of all past status updates and photographs. Sophos research claims that more than 50 percent of internet users are concerned about the Facebook profile update.

The online Sophos poll surveyed more than 4,100 global respondents on their opinion of the Facebook Timeline. Key findings from the research include- 51 percent are worried by the Facebook Timeline; Only 8 percent like the new Facebook Timeline; 8 percent say they will get used to it; and 32 percent still don’t know why they are on Facebook.
Graham Cluley, Sr. Technology Consultant, Sophos said, “The Facebook Timeline will be a wake-up call to some that they have shared too much in the past, too freely. In my case, the Timeline was the catalyst to reassess my relationship with Facebook – and so I’ve killed my account. If nothing else, Facebook users should take this opportunity to re-evaluate what they share online. It is time to spring clean your Facebook account and online friend relationships, and ensures that you are only sharing what you want to share, with who you want to share it with. After all, a website which holds details on your entire life, likes and loves, is gold dust to scammers.”

GIGABYTE conducts nationwide SI Training Seminar Series

GIGABYTE conducts nationwide SI Training Seminar Series

GIGABYTE has completed two phases of a pan-India initiative to train its Value Partners, on the new Intel X79 chipset-based GIGABYTE motherboards that support the second-Generation Intel Core i7 processor family for high-end desktops.

The training programme was jointly conducted by GIGABYTE and Intel personnel for the benefit of GIGABYTE Value Partners, comprising mostly System Integrators (SIs), at more than 30 venues across metro, Tier-2 and also Tier-3 locations. The programme focussed training on the GIGABYTE X79 series motherboards that feature new GIGABYTE 3D Power application, based on a 3-way Digital Power Engine for both the PWM and memory, and the new GIGABYTE UEFI Dual BIOS technology.

While Intel conducted training sessions on the second-generation, Intel Core i7 processors bring a number of new enthusiast-class features to Intel’s latest extreme platform. Featuring the new LGA 2011 socket and based on the latest updated micro-architecture, these new processors feature up to six cores with up to 15MB L3 cache and four-channel DDR3 memory.

Sunil Grewal, Sales Head – India, GIGABYTE Technology (India), said, “Simplified training programmes are the most vital attribute of our channel partner engagement initiatives, essentially because such programmes help in enhancing their product knowledge as well as confidence to better manage and support their customers. Our just-concluded countrywide programme was attended by over 2,000 resellers who, we believe, have now gained adequate knowledge to leverage the huge market demand for the Intel X79 chipset-based motherboards.”

Oracle utilities Meter-to-Cash Applications demonstrate Unprecedented Throughput

Oracle utilities Meter-to-Cash Applications demonstrate Unprecedented Throughput

Oracle has announced the unprecedented ability to process more than one billion records and generate 500,000 customer bills within an eight-hour nightly window using Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management and Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway – integrated using Oracle Application Integration Architecture and running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2. The test data was a subset extracted from 30 billion interval meter reads.


The test, designed according to real business scenarios, processed data reported from 10 million smart meters, each reporting nearly 100 reads per day, which is representative of the daily processing needs for a typical utility service provider.


The test used one month of historical meter data via Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (30 billion meter readings) and a six-month billing history on Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing (60 million bills). The test billed each account using three different rates (simulating “peak,” “shoulder” and “off-peak” rates).


“New technologies and business processes are dramatically increasing the volume of data utilities handle during the meter-to-cash process. This test – the only one of its kind to date – proves that Oracle’s complete, integrated mission-critical software solutions running on Oracle’s engineered systems help utilities correctly size their data warehouses to process the high volumes of consumption data generated by smart meters. That data, in the end, helps utilities help their customers to monitor and manage energy use with greater flexibility and control,” said Rodger Smith, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Oracle Utilities.

AMI reveals its Channel Partner Study

AMI reveals its Channel Partner Study

AMI has released India Channel Partner study that reveals that channel partners offering cloud solutions tend to be optimistic – they are expecting strong revenue growth driven by customer demand for hosted applications and vendor investments in this area. Quality of solutions and post-sales service are the major drivers to accelerate cloud adoption among SMB customers in India.

Remotely managed IT services (RMITS) is the most common cloud service offered, as it requires less investment for partners, followed by software-as-a-service (SaaS). Other cloud services include infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and cloud consulting services.

“There are three distinct forms of cloud solutions offered by channel partners I India. They are public, private and hybrid. Financial and professional business services are the top industries currently served by these partners and these businesses typically prefer a private solution as they are subject to strict regulations,” said Arnab Bhar, Analyst, AMI-India.

Fortinet strengthens its Database and Application Security

Fortinet strengthens its Database and Application Security

Fortinet has announced a major software release for its FortiDB product line that helps enable mid-to-large sized enterprises, cloud-based service providers and heavily regulated organizations to protect critically important database and application assets from internal and external threats.


The new FortiDB 4.0 MR4 operating software features new analytics and reporting capabilities, audit and policy extensions and advanced data collection methods along with connection blocking and powerful usability improvements. FortiDB 4.0MR4 adds these new features to its database activity monitoring and advanced reporting that automatically document an organization’s policy compliance with internally developed policies as well as government or industry regulations such as PCI-DSS, SOX, Basel II, GLBA and HIPAA.


“Protecting sensitive database and application assets is among the most strategic security and compliance requirements organizations face today. With the release of our FortiDB 4.0 MR4 operating software, we are providing enterprises, service providers and regulated organizations with some of the most effective database security and compliance capabilities in the industry. Our customers have made it clear that deployment simplicity, lower TCO and real-time protection are key requirements. We are delivering all three with this major software release,” said Patrick Bedwell, Vice-President – Product Marketing, Fortinet.

TCS inaugurates its Customer Collaboration Center in Santa Clara

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced the official opening of its Silicon Valley Customer Collaboration Center in Santa Clara, California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the collaboration center is designed to provide an open and collaborative workspace.

The center is said to serve as the worldwide headquarters of TCS’ Mobility Solutions Unit, which aims to bring the benefits of emerging technologies like big data, analytics and mobility to enterprises across all industries. The center will serve as the base for TCS’ Solutions Unit, which applies the latest advances in software technology to real-world business problems that customers may face. This center features several innovative collaborative work place features designed to enable effective collaboration between TCS and its customers from around the world on leading-edge technologies.

N. Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD, TCS said, “Silicon Valley is a perfect place for this new TCS customer collaboration center, given the match between the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of TCS and that of the Valley. The convergence of the innovation in the Valley with the highly scalable, high quality and cost-effective engineering strength of TCS will help jumpstart the powerful new phenomenon of the democratization of innovation.”

projectiondesign upgrades entire Projector range

Norway’s projectiondesign has upgraded their entire range of single-chip DLP projectors including the F12, F22 and F32 series.

Anders Lokke, Marketing Director said, “It’s hard to improve on perfection, however we’ve done it with our newly revamped projectors. These boast increased brightness and colour performance across the range for even greater accuracy, exceptional colour reproduction processing and unrivalled performance. The upgrade ensures our customer base will be able to extend the lifetime of their product investment even further.”

Moreover, all projectors feature single-chip DLP technology from Texas Instruments and projector assets can be managed by using the proprietary ProNet asset management software. Examples of collaborative working, advanced visualization and command and control monitoring can be seen by visiting the projectiondesign stand 1M27 at Integrated Systems Europe 2012 taking place between 31January – 2 February 2012 at the AmsterdamRAI.

Port Indigo expands India subsidiary

Port Indigo Inc. has launched its India operations under the name of Port Indigo Mobile Solutions Private Limited to cater to the Indian mobile user, with technology to help overcome and disregard usage barriers and unfamiliarity of the mobile phone. This is believed to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US parent and has its registered office in Mumbai. Kall Ramanathan heads the company’s India operations as its Country Head. Port Indigo USA is an offshoot of Thaumaturgix, Inc., an 18 year old IT services company based in New York City.

Moses Merchant, CEO, Port Indigo said, “India is an important and exciting market that is at the crossroads of mobile and internet communications. With our entry into this market, we are set to tap into this high potential by providing easy to use and yet affordable solutions.”