Month: January 2014

Tata Docomo to offer Voice and Data Services at Mumbai International Airport

Tata Docomo to offer Voice and Data Services at Mumbai International Airport

Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited has reportedly announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL), which spreads to 4.3-million square feet, to offer end-to-end voice and data services at the recently inaugurated T@ terminal at CSIA. Tata Docomo will provide reliable and cost-effective fixed voice and data services for its captive use as well as for concessionaires at the airport, which will be one of the country’s busiest airports serving over 40 million passengers and handling nearly 6.5 lakh tonnes of cargo annually.

Tata Docomo will provide voice and data telecommunication services, including internet-leased line, ISDN PRI, ADSL, MPLS, broadband connection. The broad scope of collaboration will also entail supplying, installing, commissioning, operating, managing and maintaining the related telecommunications infrastructure and equipment at the airport for a seven-year period.

Vishal Rally, Regional Chief Operating Officer West, Enterprise Business, Tata Teleservices Limited, said, “We are pleased to partner with MIAL and deploy state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure and solutions at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Partnerships of this size and nature are of paramount importance and form part of the Company’s overall Enterprise business portfolio, build on a long track record of providing high-quality infrastructure that includes enterprise telecom solutions……See More

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Accenture reveals Technology Trends for 2014

Accenture reveals Technology Trends for 2014

The Accenture Technology Vision 2014 has identified six technology trends that are enabling large enterprises to join those start-ups previously recognized as market disrupters in pushing the boundaries of innovation and taking advantage of digital technologies for competitive advantage. The report finds leading enterprises are pursuing digital strategies that leverage mobility, analytics, and cloud to improve business processes, take advantage of real-time intelligence, expand the boundaries of traditional workforces, and transform the way data is managed and used.

“We are seeing large enterprises – armed with the resources, scale and drive to reinvent themselves through digital transformation – reasserting leadership in their markets. The leading companies are adopting digital to drive their processes more effectively and transform how they go to market, collaborate with partners, engage with customers, and manage transactions. Digital is rapidly becoming part of the fabric of their operating DNA and they are poised to become the digital power brokers of tomorrow,” said Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology Officer, Accenture.

The six IT trends identified as driving the digital power shift are Digital-Physical Blur

Xerox to conduct Business Meet in Delhi and Mumbai

Xerox to conduct Business Meet in Delhi and Mumbai

In order to attract new investors, partners and franchisees, Sir Speedy India, along withXerox India(NYSE:XRX), has announced to organize business opportunity meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai. During this event, they will be explaining the key benefits of joining the Sir Speedy Printing Franchise network pan-India.

Sir Speedy, with more than 500 locations worldwide, specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented printing and marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. They have partnered with Xerox India for innovation in the digital print industry.

Sir Speedy India has listed the names of the dignitaries who will be present at the event. The names includeChandrajit Narra, MD, Sir Speedy India; John Bowen, Vice-President, Franchise Services, Inc.; and Pankaj Kalra, Head, Production Systems Group, Xerox India.……See More

HP drives Rapid Virtualization RoI for Indian SMBs

HP drives Rapid Virtualization RoI for Indian SMBs

Intending to enable high virtualized application performance while reducing costs by dynamically moving data between solid-state and traditional disk drives,HP(NYSE:HPQ) has introduced a new software-defined storage system, HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage for Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs).

HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage is a hybrid storage system which offers a unique Adaptive Optimization feature that automates the intelligent movement of frequently accessed data from hard disk drives (HDDs) to high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs).

Barun Lala, Director, Storage, HP India, stated, “Workloads in virtual server environments can be unpredictable and are heavily dependent on the underlying storage for performance. This creates challenges in meeting service levels – particularly for companies looking to virtualize more of their applications, implementing desktop virtualization, or simply experiencing rapid virtualized application growth. The StoreVirtual 4335 gives our SMB customers a way to break through their performance challenge and drive greater server virtualization performance at lower costs.”

The StoreVirtual 4335 with Adaptive Optimization is the latest addition to HP’s leading software-defined storage portfolio, based on version 11.0 of the highly portable HP LeftHand Operating System (OS). HP StoreVirtual Storage, offers customers a choice of HP ProLiant rack- and blade-based hardware models, or a wide range ofStoreVirtual Virtual Storage Appliances (VSAs), including a free 1TB StoreVirtual VSA which HP includes  with the purchase of eligible HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers.

The standard HP StoreVirtual 4335 Storage configuration includes seven 900GB Small Form-Factor 10K SAS drives, three 400GB Enterprise Mainstream SSDs and left-hand OS 11.0 with an all-inclusive feature set……See More

Intex launches “Aqua Curve” for Indian Youths

Intex launches

Domestic handset maker Intex has introduced newAqua Curve smartphone. This nifty, Dual-SIM smartphone comes with a black cobblestone back panel with Baby Skin painting in three vibrant colours- Red, blue and black; that give it a touch feeling while holding. Aiming to be a suitable partner for youngsters who like to keep it hip and stylish, the phone is a classic mix of useful applications and appealing aesthetics.

Aqua Curve packs a 5-inch One Glass Solution-based curved display featuring qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution, making it the first Indian handset to feature a curved display.

Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Business Head, Mobile Division, Intex, said, “Aqua Curve is a smartphone for next-generation mobile phone users who like to make their own style statement and prefer to stay connected, while on the go. This phone is a perfect blend of style and technology.”

Laden with exciting applications, “Shake Screenshot” is another interesting feature of this smartphone, where a user would just need to shake the phone to take a screen shot of device screen safely and easily which can be directly shared with friends via social messaging platforms.

The 2000 mAh battery on Aqua curve will support several hours of non-stop entertainment. It offers a talk-time of 4.5 hours along with a standby time of 180 hours. The device has a 1.71GB internal memory, while its external memory can be expanded up to 32GB to store lots of apps, pictures, videos, music and more.

The smartphone is on display at 40,000-plus retail outlets, more than 42 INTEX SQUARES, which are exclusive retail stores, several hypermarkets and other leading e-commerce portals…….See More

Sonia Nagpal joins Su-Kam as GM – Global Business

Sonia Nagpal joins Su-Kam as GM – Global Business

Su-Kam Power Systems has announced appointment of Sonia Nagpal as General Manager of its Global Business. In her new role, Sonia will be responsible for the company’s businesses in the overseas markets and for devising the sales & marketing strategy for export business of the company. She will also be responsible for spearheading global expansion of the brand in more than 70 countries.

Prior to joining Su-Kam, she was running her own start-up venture – i360 Staffing and Training – from 2008 to the present date. Before starting her own venture, she was working as Country Partner Alliance Manager with HP (‘96-’10) wherein she handled partners, customers and alliance partners of the likes of Oracle/ Telecom ISVs.

Kunwer Sachdev, MD, Su-Kam, said, “We are delighted to have Nagpal on board. Her diverse background and extensive experience will support the dynamics of our business. I am happy to induct her into our team and am confident that her leadership and vast experience will bring a fresh perspective to various emerging platforms at Su-Kam and also sustain our growth momentum in the international markets.”

“I am excited to take this opportunity at Su-Kam – a trusted brand with innovation at its heart. Today, Su-Kam is poised for a great leap forward in the power backup arena, and it would be an enriching experience for me to be a part of their new growth journey,” said Sonia Nagpal…….See More

Damandeep Singh Soni to head LINE’s Business Development in India

Damandeep Singh Soni to head LINE’s Business Development in India

LINE Corporation has named Damandeep Singh Soni as Head of India Business Development effective February 1, 2014. In his new role, Damandeep will hold the core responsibility of enhancing the brand’s offer to consumers in India. He will lead the brand’s focus in developing partnerships and unique offerings for the market that will attract and retain users for LINE.

LINE’s appointment of Damandeep is in alignment with the growing importance of the market in the region for LINE. Damandeep will accelerate LINE’s marketing and business development efforts in the country with his understanding of the digital and social media space.

“LINE has shown extraordinary commitment to the market and I am excited about building and growing the business overtime. Instant messaging apps are the future of personalized communication and LINE with its unique features of stickers, free voice/video call and official accounts is well placed to be the app of choice for young Indians,” said Damandeep Singh Soni.

Damandeep has, over the past decade, served varied roles in the U.K., U.S.A. and India leading functions spanning strategy, sales and new product development. During the course of this period, he headed the telecom business development for Infosys in the U.K. and directed aggressive sales programme for Nokia in the North Indian states. Damandeep has been an entrepreneur in the education space……See More