Month: May 2013

Plantronics and Rashi partners to make hay while the sun shines

Plantronics and Rashi partners to make hay while the sun shines

For the channel partners to participate and enjoy the full benefits of summer,Plantronics and Rashi Peripherals have jointly started a scheme named “Hot Summer Offer”. According to this offer, the partner would have to achieve a predetermined set of points and then win rewards, including Marque 165, Samsung Galaxy Ace, 7-inch Micromax Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 16GB.

Rashi Peripherals will be distributing the products across the country with the support of it 60 branches which will help the partner place their order and bill the products as well as receive their reward in the most efficient way possible.

Navin Mishra, Product Manager, Rashi Peripherals, said, “Plantronics and Rashi plans for this offer for channel partners so that there can be a good sales season and the right partners get these wonderful rewards for their hard work and efficiency. This offer aims to reap benefits for the retailers across the country and in addition offers a great opportunity for the city distributors to achieve an efficient stock management……See More

BSNL and Dimention Data jointly launch Cloud Services for Indian SMBs

BSNL and Dimention Data jointly launch Cloud Services for Indian SMBs

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Dimension Data have jointly announced the launch of their Enterprise Cloud Services in India. Based on Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform  (MCP), BSNL forays into the Enterprise Cloud services space through its Internet Data Centers (IDCs).

Based on a standardized architecture, the MCP offers enterprises the advantage of being able to support public, private and hybrid cloud models. All MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, highest availability SLAs, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.

R. K. Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL, said, “The IDC and Cloud Services have not only enabled us to build and add new strategic capabilities to our portfolio, but it has also benefited our clients who can leverage our flexible sourcing options or simply host their entire IT assets within our secure environment and with expert care. The fact that we have already signed on 15 leading organizations is a clear indicator of the value we are delivering.”

Kiran Bhagwanani, CEO, Dimension Data India, said, “India is a key market for Dimension Data and we continue to make significant investments here. Our partnership with BSNL to build the IDCs and offer world-class Cloud Services is a testimony to our commitment to the region. We offer a wide range of Cloud Services that support our clients at every step of their cloud journey, be it implementing private clouds or offering public cloud services, very often ending up with a hybrid model for enterprise clients…..See More

MSatyam and Dion come closer to offer software solution

MSatyam and Dion come closer to offer software solution

Mahindra Satyam and Dion Global Solutions (Dion) have jointly announced to offer a software solution “FATCA TRAC” to assist financial institutions (FIs) in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in order to meet the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations.

Dion’s FATCA TRAC, developed in partnership with Mahindra Satyam, has been designed to allow for customization and future proofing in order to meet a range of business, country and integration requirements and will enable financial institutions to swap from complying with the US FATCA regulations under an IGA without impacting their compliance programme.

Rohit Gandhi, Senior Vice-President, Asia-Pac, India & MEA, Mahindra Satyam, said, “The jointly developed FATCA TRAC product enables us to combine the product development expertise of Dion with Mahindra Satyam’s ability to deliver solutions to business problems. The FATCA TRAC product will enable financial institutions to be FATCA compliant in an effective and efficient manner.”

“In an increasingly crowded regulatory landscape, firms need a flexible solution that not only fit around existing technology and processes, but also meet new demands and changing requirements. This is particularly important for institutions operating across multiple jurisdictions where a FATCA IGA may be signed at any point. FATCA TRAC was built to reflect this demand, enabling firms to intelligently comply with FATCA as it stands now and in the future,” said Joe Nash, Managing Director – Asia-Pacific, Dion……See More

Norton announces “One-for-One” Offer for Users

Norton announces

Norton by Symantec has announced “One-for-One” free offer on Norton Internet Security (NIS) for end-consumers on purchases made during the period of May 20th – June 30th, 2013. The offer is valid for Norton Internet Security 1 User Retail Boxes purchased from traditional IT retailers, online shopping websites and large format retail outlets.
As part of this offer, consumers would be able to redeem a 12-month free subscription key of NIS on every purchase of one retail box of NIS.  End Customers can visit to redeem the offer. All requests for redemptions should be submitted before 5th July, 2013.
The additional key can be saved for activation a year later on the same machine or the end-user can make use of the key right away by installing and activating the subscription on another machine……See More

Simmtronics presents Gaming Tablet “XPAD X-Q1” in India

Simmtronics presents Gaming Tablet

After successfully launching various premium tablets, Simmtronics Semiconductors Ltdhave unveiled a new gaming tablet “XPAD XQ1” Super Tab. The new Simmtronics tablet allows one to play four videos at the same time.

The tablet runs on android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by 1.0 Ghz (4 core@1Ghz) processor. It has 10.1-inch IPS RETINA screen with a pixel resolution of 1280×800. With automatic four direction display and 10-point multi-touch feature, user will have a nice gaming experience. It is equipped with Dual camera and 3.5mm Stereo earphone jack. For a smoother performance, the tablet has 2GB RAM DDR3, 16GB of internal memory and supports up to 32GB of expandable memory.

Indrajit Sabharwal, Managing Director, Simmtronics, said, “We are happy to launch one of the most innovative gaming tablets that the Indian market has been aspiring for. I am sure the sleek and sophistically designed 4-in-1 video tablet with 10.1-inchIPS screen will provide an ultimate gaming experience to our consumers.”

XPAD XQ1has a powerful 6000mAh rechargeable battery with 20 hours of Web browsing and 6 hours of Video play timing.

The tablet with a superior Quad Core processer is available at MRP Rs.15,999/- only. The “Made in India” XPAD XQ1 device is available in all the leading stores along with some e-commerce……See More

Dassault Systemes all set to acquire Apriso

Dassault Systemes all set to acquire Apriso

Dassault Systemes has announced its intent to acquire Apriso for approximately $205 million.  The acquisition of the Long Beach, California-based Apriso enriches the global manufacturing operations management capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Apriso expands Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE footprint across multiple industries, such as consumer goods, packaged goods, high tech, life sciences, transportation & mobility, aerospace & defence and industrial equipment.The solutions are currently used by a variety of customers, including Alstom, British American Tobacco, Bombardier, Cummins, General Motors, Hitachi, Japan Tobacco, L’Occitane, Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal, Philip Morris International, Saint-Gobain, Textron Systems, Trixell, Valeo, and Volvo CE.
Apriso will be integrated with and expand Dassault Systemes’ DELMIA application portfolio and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s virtual+reality capabilities. Apriso’s solutions synchronize global manufacturing networks, offering real-time visibility and control over the business processes performed by plants and suppliers.
“This acquisition will merge 3DEXPERIENCE and Apriso’s solutions and deliver a new business experience to our customers. The question isn’t simply, ‘what is the next innovative idea?’ but rather ‘Can you produce your idea quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively? Can you excel in global business responsiveness and local production agility?’ These are the questions the 3DEXPERIENCE business platform answers,” said Bernard Charles, President & CEO, Dassault Systemes.
“The Apriso team is proud to join Dassault Systemes and to bring proven products and expertise in solving global manufacturing challenges. Now in combination with Dassault Systemes’ leadership in 3DEXPERIENCE, we are ‘closing the loop’ between design, engineering, manufacturing and consumer experience. Global manufacturers can now accelerate new product and process innovations into the global market,” commented Jim Henderson, President & CEO, Apriso……See More

TCS bags Rs.1,100-Crore Contract from Indian Post

TCS bags Rs.1,100-Crore Contract from Indian Post

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has announced that it had won a 6-year contract from the Department of Posts for an end-to-end IT modernization programme to equip India Post with modern technologies and systems to enable it to serve more services to more customers in an effective manner.
The IT modernization project dubbed India Post 2012 will help the Department achieve a wider reach among the Indian population through increased customer interaction channels and through new lines of business. The project will help India Post provide better customer service through IT-enablement of business processes and support functions.
P. Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, said, “India Post has a vision of being a technology-enabled self-reliant market leader and is looking to move from a government service provider to a customer-enabled world-class service provider where the customer will be the focus of multifarious service delivery platforms. We are looking to improve customer service in terms of service quality, speed and reliability of delivery, and improving operational efficiency and look forward to our partner, TCS, bringing leading and best-industry practices.”
Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Vice-President & Global Head, Government Industry Solutions Unit, TCS, said, “The CSI project is about service delivery transformation through a technology-led, service-oriented approach to offer world-class delivery of postal services to Indian citizens. This project once again reiterates TCS’ commitment to help the government deliver citizen services more efficiently…..See More

Jabra organizes Partner Conference 2013 in Goa

Jabra organizes Partner Conference 2013 in Goa

Jabra has concluded its first-ever Jabra India Partner Conference. Celebrating the power of partnership in 2012, Jabra used the conference to enable, equip and recognize its top Indian channel partners. The conference took place at the Goa Hyatt resort and followed another year of outstanding growth for the company.

Jabra and its partners achieved high double-digit growth in the Unified Communications (UC) segment of the India market during 2012.  This growth for UC optimized audio end point products was driven by the deployment of Microsoft, Cisco and Avaya UC solutions in large multinational corporations, call centres and various Indian Government linked entities.

Mark Leigh, President, Jabra Asia-Pacific, commented, “The Conference and awards recognize the solid performance our partners delivered in India in 2012. Experiencing such a successful year clearly demonstrates why Jabra believes so strongly in the power of partnership. It is an exciting time for devices as smartphone adoption continues to dominate and tablet sales are expected to double globally. Jabra is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the key Contact Centre and Enterprise trends and the communications needs of a large mobile workforce with a strong headset portfolio.  This is why we continue to invest in all of our partners and why we have elected to host an India-specific partner conference.”

The conference aimed to share Jabra’s new strategic direction, preview Jabra’s new product lineup in 2013 and outline Jabra’s refreshed marketing and post-sale support mechanisms.
Around 50 key partners from across India, together key strategic alliance partners joined Jabra for the conference. Jabra believes in mutual growth…..See More

HP’s Parag Khurana joins F5 Networks as India MD

HP's Parag Khurana joins F5 Networks as India MD

F5 Networks has announced appointment of Parag Khurana as the Managing Director for India. Based in New Delhi, Khurana will be responsible for leading the company in the next phase of growth, in line with the company’s strategy to further propel F5’s presence in India.

“We are very pleased to have Parag on board with us as his appointment comes at a pivotal time for F5. We have no doubt that he will continue to lead our growth in India and accelerate our market expansion in both the ADC space as well as new addressable markets such as security. Parag’s exceptional track record of deep industry knowledge and a strong network of relationships will further drive our relationships with customers and partners forward,”said Christian Hentschel, Senior Vice-President for Asia-Pacific and Japan, F5 Networks.

Commenting on his new role, Khurana said, “I am incredibly excited to be part of the F5 team. F5 is committed to growing the Indian market and I am looking forward to lead further expansion of our customer base with our strong Application Delivery Networking value proposition. I am especially excited about our growth opportunities in the telecoms and financial verticals, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver high customer value and accelerate innovation in partnership with our customers.”

Parag brings almost two decades of experience in leading and running high-performance sales teams in India, and was most recently the Head of HP’s Public Sector Business in India……See More