Month: October 2013

YASH Technologies acquires SpectraSoft

YASH Technologies acquires SpectraSoft

According to the latest announcement made by YASH Technologies, the company has acquired SpectraSoft Technologies.

YASH and SpectraSoft have seen the readiness by customers to integrate the SAP ERP application in their organizations in order to automate business processes and support rapid growth. The acquisition of SpectraSoft will further strengthen YASH’s full service capabilities in these verticals and continue to position YASH as a partner to SAP.

Chemical and process industries have always been strategic focus areas for YASH and the acquisition of the well regarded industry specialist SpectraSoft, aligns well with YASH’s vision to capture more market share in the process industry vertical. SpectraSoft’s deep rooted expertise in speciality chemicals and pharmaceutical verticals will also benefit our customers in other geographies, including the overall Asia-Pacific, US and European markets, said Manoj Baheti, Founder & CEO, YASH Technologies.

We are excited to be part of the YASH Technologies organization, given its tremendous reputation in the SAP ecosystem. The competencies, industry-leading solutions and IP that we have built as a process vertical specialist, combined with YASH’s customer-centric approach and expanding global footprint, will be a compelling combination for existing and new customers of both organizations, stated Nagaraj Bhargava, CEO, SpectraSoft Technologies.

With the business terms of the acquisition complete, YASH expects to accelerate SAP software licensing and services opportunities already in process within the channel ………See More

Pallab Talukdar bids adieu to Fujitsu

Pallab Talukdar bids adieu to Fujitsu

As per the latest information, Pallab Talukdar, CEO, Fujitsu India, has quit the company. If reports are to be believed, Pallab has left Fujitsu India to pursue other interests. Talukdar joined Fujitsu in May 2009.

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Confirming the news, Mark Wilson, Managing Director, Fujitsu India, said, We thank him for his valuable contributions to the company’s growth. Fujitsu remains fully committed to its customers, partners and business in India, which continues to be a key market for us.

An industry leader with over 26 years, Talukdar was serving Dell’s Enterprise business in the country prior to joining Fujitsu. Besides Fujitsu and Dell, Pallab has also worked with HP for a long time at various sales and marketing leadership positions……See More

DOMO selects Advance Computers as their ND

DOMO selects Advance Computers as their ND

DOMO is reportedly planning to expand their business by appointing Advance Computers as their National Distributor. Advance Computers is one of the leading names in the distribution of Mobiles and Consumer Electronics. They are known for their well-built distribution network across India which had led to success and growth of many well-known brands they are associated with. The primary responsibility of Advance Computers is to generate and address the growing demands of tier-II and -III cities towards DOMO smartphones, tablets and accessories.

Mazher Shaikh, Business Development Manager, DOMO, said, “We are glad to collaborate with Advance Computers who will help us to promote our smartphones and tablets business across India. With Advance Computers muscular distribution set-up, we will be reaching and expanding our business across tier-II and -III cities, apart from the metro cities. We are confident on this partnership and look forward for a mutual growth.”

Manish  Kakkar, Business head (Tablets & New Business), Advance Computers, said, “We are working towards  a paradigm shift in the distribution of tablets with DOMO,  will be  working on creating world-class distribution system to ensure that tablets are sold across all categories of stores  pan-India in both rural and  urban  markets, easily available to enlighten young bright minds  which will  create digital revolution and empower Indians with Knowledge, information and entertainment  to enrich their life. We are confident that we will be able to create a revolution in the market with brand DOMO and create history in the Indian tablet market, with a sizeable and meaningful market share to be looked upon as a formidable, respectful and serious competition by the existing players.”

Advance Computers is a pioneer in telecom business with 19 years of business experience, catering leading brands to the Indian market. They will be responsible for catering DOMO products across India with their strong distribution partner’s network. It has 83 top telecom regional partners across the country with 23 warehouses pan India. Advance Computers team is capable of providing distribution……See More

BBM witnesses over 20 Million New Users

BBM witnesses over 20 Million New Users

After the amazing launch of BBM on Android and iPhone devices, with more than 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours, BBM has now ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users, including over 20 million new users on Android and iPhone devices.

During its first week, BBM was the top free overall app in 35 countries in Google Play and in 107 countries in the App Store, and continues to maintain a strong position in the key markets such as Canada, the US, the UK, Indonesia and much of the Middle East, to name a few.

“It is great to see so many people downloading BBM, but the true measurement for us is engagement – the connections being made and the conversations in which our BBM community engages. The power of BBM has always been the active, real conversations and interaction that our customers enjoy,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice-President of BBM, BlackBerry.

BBM users are enjoying the immediacy and control that BBM offers as they chat with their new contacts – either one-to-one, in multi-person chats or as part of a BBM Group. The delivered and read statuses, as well as the message-in-progress alert, keep people engaged and active in conversations on BBM. BBM users can also share files such as photos, and voice notes, as well as update their statuses with ease. BBM Groups allows photo, calendar, chat and file sharing for up to 30 people in a user-generated community.

Every BBM user has a unique PIN that helps maintains their privacy, so users never have to give out their phone number or email address to a new or casual contact. BlackBerry ID connects with a person’s PIN……….See More

Juniper unveils Architecture for Next-Gen Cloud Data Centers

Juniper unveils Architecture for Next-Gen Cloud Data Centers

To help enterprise organizations and service providers address the challenges associated with managing multiple, geographically dispersed data centers,Juniper Networks has unveiled MetaFabric, a new architecture for next-generation data centers. MetaFabric simplifies and accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations. This new architecture enables customers to run data center networks securely and more efficiently through a combination of Juniper’s network innovations, professional services and strategic partnerships.

The MetaFabric Architecture is built on the three guiding principles of “open”, “simple” and “smart” and the customers can integrate a broad array of hardware and software solutions from Juniper Networks or other networking vendors with the assurance of interoperability and minimal disruption. To ensure full interoperability and seamless integration via multiple deployment options, MetaFabric encompasses new and existing switching, routing, SDN and security offerings, including Juniper’s full suite of security solutions.

“IT leaders have been seeking a network that can keep up with the rigorous demands of their business, leverage the cloud in a smart and evolutionary way, and provide innovative solutions to secure both the infrastructure and data. For the first time, MetaFabric will allow companies to operate multiple data centers – physical and virtual, private and cloud – as a single, flexible pool of network resources, providing tremendous levels of flexibility and efficiency, as enterprises and service providers shift towards an application-driven world,” said Rami Rahim, Executive Vice-President, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks.

To demonstrate MetaFabric architecture interoperability, Juniper has released MetaFabric Reference Architecture 1.0 to simplify and provide real-world guidance to customers and partners deploying a VMware virtualized data center. This fully tested reference architecture combines Juniper Networks routers……See More

HP to create United Defense against Cyberattacks

HP to create United Defense against Cyberattacks

In order to combat advanced cyber threats, HP(NYSE:HPQ) has announced HP Threat Central, a community-sourced security intelligence platform that will enable automated, real-time collaboration between organizations.

Developed with HP Labs, the company’s central research arm, HP Threat Central, is a collaborative security intelligence platform for community members to share threat data, analysis and mitigations in order to disrupt the adversary faster and prevent successful attacks.

“Adversaries today organize around an underground marketplace for sharing resources and techniques to mount increasingly advanced attacks that cause extensive damage to organizations around the globe. To combat collaborative attackers, enterprises must join together by sharing targeted intelligence confidentially and in real time to create a unified industry defense,” said Ranndeep Singh Chonker, Country Manager, HP Enterprise Security Products, India.

Currently being piloted with a qualified group of HP ArcSight customers, the platform will provide participants with real-time intelligence on the attack vectors, methods, motivations and specific adversaries behind the threats they face. For example, the banking industry often falls prey to a domino attack where one organization is hit with an attack that is later used against its peers until many have been breached. With HP Threat Central, once a threat is identified, authorized community members are alerted in real time, enabling them to look for similar indicators within their own organizations to get ahead of the adversary……..See More

Mercury launches D-SIM Tablet mTAB streaQ Duo in India

Mercury launches D-SIM Tablet mTAB streaQ Duo in IndiaKobian has expanded its dual-sim phablet portfolio with the launch of mTAB streaQ Duo.mTAB streaQ Duo supports 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity and is loaded with dual features like dual-SIM, dual-camera and dual-core processor, mTAB streaQ Duo comes with a 7″ capacitive multi-touch panel screen.

Mercury mTAB streaQ Duo operates on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean platform to provide faster data access of all the applications. The tablet is designed to weigh just 320gm – large enough to watch videos and light enough to carry comfortably. The 7″ wide capacitive multi-touch panel screen powers the user with a vivid and clear picture. Powered with 1.2GHz Dual- Core Cortex A9 fast-speed processor, 1GB DDR3, 8GB storage and supports 32GB extendable memory through Micro SD card, mTAB streaQ Duo makes its way in the dual-SIM phablet category.

Sushmita Das, Country Manager – India, Kobian Pte Ltd, said, “We take great pride in announcing the launch of mTAB streaQ Duo, addition to our very own range of dual-SIM phablets. We are taking the communications category to the next level. Phablets, which are innovative not only in terms of experience but also in terms of value proposition. mTAB streaQ Duo are best to meet the growing consumer preference for a large screen device that gives them a great multimedia experience and superior performance. It has always been our effort to bring the best technology at affordable prices and to strengthen our philosophy of helping customers buy, by bringing in premium quality and innovative products.”

The phablet is incorporated with an in-built Wi-Fi, supports 3G connectivity and IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Adobe Flash 11.1 and 0.3-mega pixel front and 2.0-mega pixel rear camera for continuous entertainment with good quality display. mTAB streaQ Duo allows super-fast uploads and downloads through 3G/Wi-Fi, faster transfer through Bluetooth and easy connectivity through 3G SIM calling. mTAB streaQ Duo come with the battery capacity of 3100mAh (Adapter: 5V 2A). The built-in speaker with full HD, built-in GPS, 360-degree gravity sensor. Multiple I/O ports of 2 SIM slot, TF card slot, 1 mini USB, 3.5mm stereo port, HDMI HD port and DC Jack makes the phablet to be the bridge the gap between the smartphone……See More

Ericsson gets recognition as Telecoms Software Leader

Ericsson gets recognition as Telecoms Software Leader

Ericsson(NASDAQ:ERIC) has announced that it has been named the worldwide overall telecoms software revenue leader by Analysys Mason. The Telecoms Software: Worldwide Market Shares 2012 report was published in September and also ranks Ericsson first in the worldwide market share across 17 key segments, including service fulfilment, service delivery platforms, and network management systems. Ericsson’s rankings reinforce the company’s leading position in the expanding telecom software market.
Ericsson’s number one ranking in the OSS and BSS market share represents our deep focus on executing our vision through both financial and resource investments. By deploying our innovative, integrated solutions in the areas of customer experience, business innovation, and business efficiency, our customers have lowered their costs and increased revenues even as they bring complex new services to market. These market share results affirm continued customer alignment with our strategy, said Per Borgklint, Head of Ericsson’s Support Solutions business.

The Analysys Mason report tracks commercially provided licensed software, licensed software support services, and product-related services that help telecoms service providers run their business. This software provides essential capabilities such as billing, customer care, service assurance……See More

Infosys and SAP Join ODCA

Infosys and SAP Join ODCA

Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced that representatives fromglobal IT Infosys(NYSE:INFY) and SAP(NYSE:SAP) are the newest members of the ODCA Steering Committee and have joined the ODCA Board of Directors. Senior executives from Infosys and SAP join ODCA board members from BMW, Capgemini, China Unicom, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Inc., NAB, NTT Data, T-Systems, UBS, Verizon Terremark and The Walt Disney Company in driving the strategic direction and output of ODCA on a global basis.

The expansion of the leadership team marks the significant momentum ODCA is experiencing in global markets and comes as enterprises worldwide increasingly rely on ODCA usage models and requirements for easing and speeding the migration of data center IT operations to the cloud. We welcome the deep industry experience Infosys and SAP bring to ODCA and look forward to the contributions these two companies will bring to advancing the next generation of enterprise-ready cloud and big data implementations based on ODCA usage models and requirements, said Mario Mueller, ODCA Chair & VP of IT Infrastructure, BMW.

ODCA has also announced that Infosys and SAP joined ODCA as Contributing Members in June during Forecast 2013, ODCA’s premier annual event where ODCA leadership…..See More

SAP and Vendavo deepen their Partnership

SAP and Vendavo deepen their Partnership

SAP AG(NYSE:SAP) and Vendavo have announced a significant expansion of the development roadmap and partnership based on the SAP HANA platform aimed at providing customers with new real-time profit optimization solutions. The announcement was made at SAP TechEd which was held in Las Vegas last week.

Vendavo plans to run the next release of its Profit Analyzer application on the SAP HANA database. The solution will harness companies’ enterprise Big Data to identify opportunities to help sell more profitably. The power of SAP HANA will help make the solution a more powerful margin analytics application designed to give pricing analysts guided insight into high value profit improvement opportunities and is planned to offer superior performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for both existing and new customers.
Our experience working with SAP and developing on the SAP HANA platform has greatly exceeded our expectations, giving us confidence in transitioning our whole enterprise product line to running on SAP HANA. Customers’ response has been unprecedented, and we expect rapid uptake due to the benefits SAP HANA delivers, such as lower total cost of ownership, faster data uploads, greater accessibility to enterprise Big Data, lightning-fast performance and the ability to easily scale to billions of rows of data, said Neil Lustig, Chief Executive Officer & President, Vendavo

As further expansion of the existing solution extension partnership that began in 2005, SAP and Vendavo are updating the Vendavo-developed products on the SAP price list. This includes plans to add capabilities for running pricing dashboards and analytics in the SAP Price and Margin Management application by Vendavo on SAP HANA to harness the added efficiency, speed, scale and data accessibility……..See More