Month: June 2012

eScan announces its compatibility with Windows 8

eScan announces its compatibility with Windows 8

eScan has announced the compatibility of its desktop products with Windows 8, the operating system from Microsoft. eScan range of products for home users that are compatible with Windows 8 OS are available in more than 18 languages.

Govind Rammurthy CEO & MD, eScan, said, “As of May 2012, the market share of Windows OS is 84.83%. With its wide usage, Window OS has always been a prime focus of cyber criminals and the latest OS is no exception. Hence, security remains a major concern. To extend the eScan protection to Windows 8 users, we have ensured that eScan is compatible with the new technologies of Windows 8 and supports the enhancements in the new OS. Moreover, we are also in process of developing the compatibility enhancements for the Metro GUI of Windows 8.”

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Fujitsu reaches new Benchmark

Fujitsu reaches new Benchmark

Fujitsu Consulting India has been appraised at Level 5 of the SEI’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (Version 1.3). With this achievement, Fujitsu Consulting India is the first organization in India and second in the world, to be appraised at CMMI for Services (Version 1.3) Level 5 which underscores the maturity of the firm’s fast growing Application Management Services and Infrastructure Management Services business.

Rajeev Gupta, President, Fujitsu Consulting India said, “The CMMI Level 5 assessment for Services v1.3 is a significant milestone in driving our commitment towards the quality of experience of our clients. Fujitsu’s philosophy of continuous improvement in process excellence translates into greater operational efficiency and superior delivery excellence for all our clients”.

“CMMI for Services establishes a stronger correlation between client’s business goals and improving services to meet those business goals; we believe this significantly enhances the benefits our clients will realize from our quality practices” said Sunil Bhave, Vice President, Fujitsu Consulting India. “CMMI has helped us on the path of continuous process improvement and in our quest of constant productivity improvements while delivering better services to the client”, he added.

Symantec, Red Hat announces Joint Solutions

Symantec, Red Hat announces Joint Solutions

Symantec Corp. and Red Hat, Inc. have announced an extended collaboration to deliver solutions that help customers deploy agile private and hybrid clouds and create highly resilient datacenters. The expanded relationship spans engineering, marketing, support, and sales groups in both companies. Based on proven real-world deployments, the new solutions will harness the power of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Symantec storage and availability solutions to deliver higher availability and increased agility while helping organizations deploy business-critical applications with confidence.

Francis deSouza, Group President, Enterprise Products and Services, Symantec said, “Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the fastest-growing platform for our storage management and high availability software as an increasing number of customers deploy Linux to increase agility and stay competitive. We’re strengthening our partnership with Red Hat to ensure companies are confident that their information is protected as they modernize their data centers and build resilient private clouds.”

Paul Cormier, President, Products & Technology, Red Hat said, “Working closely together, Red Hat and Symantec offer joint customers tremendous value with an open source, secure pathway to modernize their legacy IT architectures. We’re pleased to expand our long-term collaboration with Symantec to bring our leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform and Symantec’s compelling technologies together to enable our joint customers with further choice and flexibility for their IT infrastructures.”

Ericsson signs Contracts with Rostelecom

Ericsson signs Contracts with Rostelecom

Rostelecom has signed a contract with Ericsson to launch a new mobile and content delivery network. As a result, Rostelecom’s 43 million households will be able to enjoy converged mobile and fixed services as well as an enhanced video and media content user experience, thanks to the cutting-edge solutions that Ericsson will provide. The network will support the largest area coverage and customer reach in Russia, covering more than 60 percent of the population, and will be built with Ericsson’s equipment and complete mobile solution, including Operations Support Systems (OSS), packet core and radio. Ericsson will install RBS 6000 base stations that support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and are LTE-ready across 4,000 locations, and the network will have a total capacity of 1Tbit per second.

Ivan Zima, Vice president, CTO, Rostelecom, said, “The new network will enable us to offer our users a full range of converged information and telecom services in mobile and fixed networks across the country. By meeting the demand for anytime connectivity and access to mobile services, we hope that more people will benefit from the positive effects that connectivity brings.”

Robert Puskaric, Head – Region Northern Europe & Central Asia, Ericsson said, “The solution will benefit Rostelecom’s subscribers with improved user experience in terms of content quality and speed. It will also benefit the operator in terms of savings in data transmission and bandwidth, and enable revenue-generating opportunities from new video services that the network supports. All this will improve Rostelecom’s competitive edge.”

VMware named Leader in Magic Quadrant

VMware named Leader in Magic Quadrant

VMware Inc. has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure.

 

According to Gartner, “Virtualization penetration has surpassed 50 percent of all server workloads, and it continues to grow.” The report continues: “The x86 server virtualization infrastructure market is the foundation for two extremely important market trends that relate and overlap: infrastructure modernization and cloud computing. Virtualization is a fundamental enabler to IaaS, and will be used to establish private cloud services, public cloud services and interoperable hybrid cloud services.”

Rick Jackson, VMware CMO said, “VMware customers of all sizes are leveraging a decade of virtualization investments to build cloud operations that will allow them to achieve the peak in automation, flexibility and efficiency. We believe our placement in the Leaders Quadrant underscores that VMware has the vision, strategy and offerings to help customers transform IT and deliver on the promise of cloud computing.”

Isaac Julien uses projectiondesign

Isaac Julien uses projectiondesign

projectiondesign has supplied nine of its F32 DLP projectors to British artist Isaac Julien for his latest art installation ‘Ten Thousand Waves’. Having been shown successfully in several cities across the world, ‘Ten Thousand Waves’ has landed most recently at the Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo.

Julien said, “When you are putting on a piece of work like this, you rely on a fantastic image. You need a certain colour depth, you need colour saturation and you need depth of field. Contrast ratio is also very important. projectiondesign projectors give us all this and more besides.”

The AV system for ‘Ten Thousand Waves’ was designed by ArtAV Nick Joyce, the company’s owner.

He said, “All nine of the F32s are running at 1080p resolution. The unique thing about this system is that we output uncompressed, high-definition video. We started with 35mm film as a source, and then went through a digital intermediate copy that remained completely uncompressed. So the image quality is highly accurate and true to the imagery that Isaac has shot and edited.”

Intellicon banks on Channels

Intellicon banks on Channels 

Intellicon is an integrated technology solutions company functioning in the Automatic Data Capture, Unified Communication, Security & Surveillance domains. It today is an ideal partner for organizations looking at Transformational IT solutions. The company has been for more than 2 decades in the market. Its Pan India presence includes sales & Support centers through their 15 branches.Sameer Parekh, Managing Director said, “After consolidating our presence in verticals like Government and corporates, now Intellicon is eyeing SME Market through Channel. This includes expanding reach by appointing more channel partners.”

 

Chetan Turakhia, Joint Managing Director further added that Intellicon has a wide range of products and solutions suitable for SME segments like small, medium and large sized IP based PBX, Unified Communications Systems, Digital Series (KTS) EPABX and also an analog range of EPABXs. Intellicon launched range of security & surveillance products from Karel Electronics in December 2011. Karel is a leading European Telecommunication company engaged in the business of collaboration and communication system is today a market leader in Europe as 3rd largest telecom manufacturer and 2nd biggest brand in MEA (Middle East & Africa). Having Head Quartered in Turkey that exports products and technologies to more than 30 countries and is amongst the top 15 manufacturers of the world.

 

On the Channel Initiatives V.R. Kirubakaran – VP (SME) and Channel Head shared, “We are getting aggressive with Channels by appointing the Distributors, Dealers & Resellers across the Country for our Voice, Security & Surveillance, Data Capture and Video Conferencing products. These Channels would be supported and managed by our Channel Managers and Engineers. The existing channel network of 75 across the country is expected to be expanded to 200 by the end of this financial year.”

 

Their aggressive channel expansion mode across the nation combined with their capability to optimize core competence across diverse technology platforms would continue to give them that extra edge in facilitating the delivery of best in class solutions.