Month: February 2014

GIGABYTE offers 8 Series Economic Motherboards in India

GIGABYTE offers 8 Series Economic Motherboards in India

GIGABYTE Technology is offering a range of its 8 Series motherboards at an attractive price range. Priced between Rs.6,000 and Rs.10,000, these select motherboards offer significant improvements in performance and power consumption with the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel B85, H87 and Z87 chipsets.

These motherboards, namely GA-B85M-D3H, GA-H87M-D3H and GA-Z87M-D3H, come with a wide range of new technologies.

GA-B85M-D3H has notable features like 4th Generation Intel Core processors, Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology, Hybrid digital power engine, UEFI DualBIOS, Multi-GPU Support, GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration (USB 3.0, SATA 3.0 & 3x USB Power), GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices, LAN with high ESD Protection, HDMI 1.4, DVI, D-SUB, Intel Small Business Advantage.It is priced at Rs.6,500/- (approximately).

GA-H87M-D3H supports 4th Generation Intel Core processors, Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology, UEFI DualBIOS, 15µ gold plated CPU socket, Multi-GPU Support, All solid capacitors, GIGABYTE On/Off Charge for USB devices, LAN with high ESD Protection, HDMI 1.4, DVI, D-SUB, Intel Small Business Advantage. It comes with a price tag of Rs.7,500/- (approximately).

GA-Z87M-D3H has features like fourth-Generation Intel Core processors, Ultra Durable 4 Plus Technology, Hybrid Digital Power Engine, UEFI DualBIOS, 15µ gold plated CPU socket…….See More

2013 witnessed rapid growth in smartphone sale, says IDC

2013 witnessed rapid growth in smartphone sale, says IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) in 2013 the smartphone market surpassed 44 million units shipped, up from 16.2 million in 2012.  This surge has been mainly powered by homegrown vendors which have shown a tremendous and consistent growth over the past four quarters of 2013.

The overall phone market stood at close-to 257 million units in CY 2013 – an 18% increase from 218 million units in CY2012.

The India smartphone market grew by 181% year over year (YoY) in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13).  According to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) APEJ Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 15.06 million smartphones in 4Q13 compared to 5.35 million units in the same period of 2012. 4Q13 grew by almost 18% Quarter-on-Quarter.

The fourth quarter of 2013 witnessed a spike in the smartphone shipments by smaller homegrown vendors likeLAVA, Intex which have shown tremendous growth in the past couple of quarters…….See More

IBM helps UBI to improve its operational efficiency

IBM helps UBI to improve its operational efficiency 

IBM(NYSE:IBM) has announced that the Union Bank of India (UBI) has selected IBM’s data center management services to enhance productivity and improve business operations. The service will enable the bank to enhance reliability and efficiency of critical infrastructure as well as significantly improve data management across multiple locations.

Data-sensitive industries like the financial sector require a robust IT infrastructure to ensure enhanced performance across multiple workloads, while at the same time reducing the overall cost. It is, therefore, critical for financial services companies to ensure that their data centers are highly efficient and optimally utilized.

“Data centers are the backbone of our business. We needed to ensure that they are equipped with the latest technology and optimally utilized. We chose to engage IBM because of their global expertise in designing and building innovative, energy efficient data centers,” said Ajit Kumar Rath, General Manager, Information Technology, Union Bank of India.

“Data is a core asset of any company, even more so in the financial sector. As UBI is a large financial institution with presence across the country, we had to take a holistic approach to address their IT infrastructure needs. Through our expertise in data centre management and our ability to build and manage several data centres for clients here, we have enabled UBI’s business to leverage data efficiently, while reducing the overall IT services costs, said Lingraju Sawkar, Director, Integrated Technology Services, Global Technology Services, IBM India / South Asia.

Being the world’s largest builders and managers of data centers, IBM is helping organizations across sectors by creating optimized, flexible data centers that are aligned with their business goals. Organizations are increasingly moving towards outsourcing their data centers……See More

Adobe joins hands with Razorfish over digital marketing strategy

Adobe joins hands with Razorfish over digital marketing strategy

Designed to transform digital marketing programmes in the country, Adobe andRazorfish have outlined a joint initiative for the Indian market. Leveraging their global partnership, the two companies will develop solutions focussed on digital personalization for marketers in India.

Industry reports have positioned Razorfish as a leading global digital agency andAdobe Marketing Cloud as a leader across various digital marketing categories. Adobe Marketing Cloud customers globally include all top five media companies,  all top five automotive brands, 90% of the world’s top fifty telecom brands and 80% of the top twenty internet retailers. This partnership brings extensive combined expertise and value of global leaders to marketers in India.

“India is seeing a massive change in terms of digitization that is sweeping across the country, creating new opportunities and challenges for marketers. Today, customers demand products customized to their needs and marketers need to rise to this challenge. Adobe’s leadership in digital marketing and Razorfish’s expertise in creating groundbreaking digital strategy and innovation, together promises to digitally transform brands by making each experience relevant for different customer segments and personas across spectrum,” saidUmang Bedi, Managing Director, South Asia, Adobe.

Adobe and Razorfish will leverage their global strengths in technology and digital strategy respectively across all verticals to help customers stay ahead of the marketing curve. With Indian marketers…….See More

Bentley acquires DocQnet Systems’ eB Services Biz

Bentley acquires DocQnet Systems' eB Services Biz

Bentley has reportedly acquired the eB services business of DocQnet Systems International, a Woodmead, South Africa-based services organization focussed on project and asset information management solutions. It also announced that 10 of DocQnet’s highly skilled and experienced consultants have joined Bentley’s extensive Global Professional Services team dedicated to meeting the demands of Bentley users employing eB-based products and solutions worldwide.

With its acquisition and staff addition, Bentley has increased its capacity to provide professional services to its eB users in South Africa and elsewhere. eB is a pervasive enabler for information mobility acrossBentley’s AssetWise infrastructure asset management software and services and ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services for infrastructure projects.

Al Gray, Bentley Vice-President, Asset Lifecycle Information Management Services, “On behalf of my colleagues at Bentley, I welcome our new services team members from DocQnet Systems, including DocQnet’s former executive director, Cobus Rossouw. Each has in-depth knowledge of not only our eB-based offerings, but also of ProjectWise. At the same time, they bring a thorough understanding of local engineering requirements and best practices in South Africa. The addition of their world-class capabilities to our Global Professional Services team will help us address the rapidly-growing demand for services provided by our eB Information Manager of relationships and changes……See More

SUSE Cloud 3 now available for Private Clouds

SUSE Cloud 3 now available for Private Clouds


SUSE has announced general availability of SUSE Cloud 3, the next version of the original enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds. SUSE Cloud 3 provides customers with greater flexibility to cost-effectively deploy private clouds with existing virtualized data centers by delivering full support for VMware vSphere through integration with VMware vCenter Server.

“A top 10 contributor to the OpenStack project and a platinum member of the OpenStack Foundation, SUSE has proven its commitment to driving the rapid innovation and stability of the OpenStack community,” said Nils Brauckmann, President & General Manager, SUSE. SUSE is focussed on making it easier for the enterprise user to adopt an OpenStack-based private cloud solution, delivering a rock-solid OpenStack distribution in SUSE Cloud 3 that is easy to set up and use in any enterprise production environment.”

“VMware is delivering a proven portfolio of enterprise-grade technologies to support customer choice in building OpenStack clouds,” said Dan Wendlandt, Director of product management for OpenStack, VMware. “VMware and SUSE have long partnered to simplify our customers’ deployments. Our products work together seamlessly and are well supported. With this announcement, SUSE and VMware are bringing the powerful combination of VMware’s technologies to customers deploying OpenStack with SUSE Cloud 3.”

Mark McLaughlin, Senior Director, Office of the CTO, EMC Corporation, said, “Joint customers have expressed interest in enterprise solutions that will enable them to use OpenStack. The inclusion of OpenStack drivers for EMC into SUSE Cloud 3 enables customers to take advantage of industry-leading EMC VNX solutions to meet their OpenStack storage needs.”

TDAI launched to cater to interests of technology distributors

TDAI launched to cater to interests of technology distributors

Leading technology distributors from across India have come together to launch “The Technology Distribution Association of India”(TDAI). The Association’s motto is, “we can only build when we know how to sustain”.

A first-of-its-kind non-profit organization in Asia-Pacific and India, TDAI’s objective is to build a transparent and organized distribution services sector in India through risk mitigated best practices. While maintaining a strategic and healthy channel through good governance and appropriate compliancestandards, from the manufacturer to the end-user, TDAI will support the industry’s development and expansion while ensuring business hygiene.

TDAI will provide all industry stakeholders a common ground for deliberating on regulatory issues that impact them, with a view to take those up with relevant authorities for resolution. It will act as a platform through which they could contribute inputs and information that would help shape the industry. TDAI will facilitate interaction with various Dealer Associations on common issues faced by the distribution ecosystem as also a forum for discussion with vendors on taking the channel business to its next stage of development. The initiatives of this Association will pave the way for fostering trust and goodwill amongst all stakeholders of the community.

TDAI’s current members are Avnet Technology Solutions, Compuage Infocom Limited, Inflow Technologies Private Limited, Ingram Micro India Limited, Iris Computers Limited, neoteric infomatique limited, Rashi Peripherals Private Limited, Redington India Limited, Savex Computers Limited and Supertron Electronics Limited.