Month: April 2015

Hitachi Data Systems launches new software-defined infrastructure solutions

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Hitachi Data Systems has announced a leap forward in its technology leadership for delivering software-defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more accessible for all existing and new analytics-driven workloads. These new and enhanced offerings have been designed to help customers achieve greater levels of information access through virtualized, hyper-converged and scale-out platforms that are built to accelerate the journey to IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) through application-led, software-defined architectures. Hitachi Data Systems has also announced new solutions and services to make society safer, smarter and healthier.

To effectively unlock the value of a software-defined infrastructure, technology must simplify operations through automation, drive insight through better access to information, and improve agility through abstraction that turns fixed assets into flexible resources.

Hitachi Data Systems is delivering on those goals by:

  • Extending its Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) to an expanded Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) family
  • Expanding the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family to cover core to edge or small to large converged and hyper-converged infrastructure models… See more

Huawei bags India CSR Community Initiative award

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Huawei has been conferred with “Best Innovative CSR Project in Education” for its programme E- hope, implemented in multiple locations across India, by the India CSR Community Initiative Awards.

The case study was based on the project – E-hope – to equip, educate and empower young minds. This programme aims to digitally equip rural schools in India and aid in bridging the digital divide by providing access to the information technology and computer systems. By providing computers and promoting equal access to connectivity, the program contributes significantly to narrowing the gap between the digital ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.  E-Hope intends to reach about 100,000 children annually. The program was launched across India in phases with an objective to build a knowledge network of 1,000 schools within the next two to three years.

Cai Liqun, CEO, Huawei India said, “Huawei is committed to creating a win-win industry ecosystem that promotes the sustainable development of the economy, society and environment. Huawei makes a conscious effort to engage and associate with causes which benefit and create positive impact on society at large and aims to address the technological gap, and strives to impart quality education by helping schools to empower students. Among the diverse CSR initiatives of Huawei India, it has viewed education as an effective tool for bringing social change through community development. We are extremely happy on receiving this prestigious award and we will continue to make positive contributions to the society”… See more

DIAG to provide ideas and accelerate rollout of Digital India Programme

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To provide ideas for enriching and accelerating the rollout of Digital India Programme across the Country, MAIT has launched the Digital India Action Group (DIAG). DIAG will strive to ensure the success of the Digital India Programme by providing strategic inputs to various Committees and Teams that would be constituted under the aegis of the PMO, DeitY and other Government Departments and Ministries.

Debjani Ghosh, Vice-President, MAIT, said, “Technology has the potential to connect the whole of India and benefit each and every citizen. Digital India should enable the percolation of technology to the people and each citizen should be able to access government services with ease.”

She further said that MAIT is best suited to support and complement the efforts of the Government in implementing Digital India as it has a vast knowledge base from across the IT ecosystem, which can prove to be a game-changer for this ambitious programme.

Ajai Chowdhry, Founder, HCL, said that Digital India is a very ambitious programme as for the first time we are trying to look at a bigger picture or beyond the traditional scope of a typical e-Governance programme. He said that now the focus should be to deeply analyze each and every piece of this paradigm and make it work in perfect harmony.

Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov, stated, “As far as Digital India is concerned, there are so many different elements like the way e-Governance has progressed over the past few years. I see a complete paradigm shift as e-services now have become the centre of every Government organization”.

DIAG would be led by an Envisioning Team (having representation from Political Leadership, senior levels of the Government, eminent personalities from Media, Academia, Science and Technology) and there would be three dedicated Workgroups which would work on the agendas related to Digital Infrastructure, Digital Governance and Digital Empowerment… See more

Samsung strengthens its position with enterprise-ready devices

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Samsung is focussing on strengthening its position in enterprise-ready devices that meet the needs of business professionals for everyday productivity. This is reiterated by the recently unveiled Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which offer a bouquet of technology. The Samsung GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 edge redefines the future of enterprise mobility.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with defence-grade security and enhanced manageability in order to foster a new level of productivity for business professionals and provide industry-leading, out-of-the-box business solutions. The devices come fully equipped and preloaded with Microsoft Office Mobile and OneNote and offers 115GB of additional free cloud service for two years with Microsoft One Drive, allowing for extra storage space that business professionals need for various documents.

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In addition, through Samsung’s longstanding partnerships with major enterprise technology companies, solutions from providers, including Cisco and Oracle work seamlessly on the S6 software platform. Other enterprise-specific features include faster, more powerful functionality via high-performing chipset (14nm mobile processor) and 64-bit OS, improved battery life with faster charging (4-hr/10 min) and enhanced email experience and multi-tasking features for business professionals… See more 

Abode ties up with Microsoft to redefine marketing, sales and customer service

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Adobe has partnered with Microsoft, and the partnership will redefine how enterprises manage their marketing, sales and services to better engage with customers across all touch points. The partnership will include the integration of Adobe’s Marketing Cloud Solutions with Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM and allow brands to deliver experiences that take all customer’s engagements into account – from reach and acquisition to retention and loyalty. This new integration will help eliminate frustrating customer experiences that result when marketing, sales and service interactions are siloed.

“Helping our customers reinvent productivity and business processes is one of our top priorities. Partnering with Adobe enables us to deliver a comprehensive set of customer engagement processes to enterprise customers to help them be more productive and better engage with their customers. The integration of our industry-leading Dynamics CRM solution with Adobe Marketing Cloud will enable business professionals to maximize their investment in technology and deliver breakthroughs in marketing, sales and customer care,” said Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice-President, Microsoft Business Solutions.

“Adobe and Microsoft are creating the industry’s first large-scale solution for connecting the customer experience across all touch points. We are making it possible for the long-held promise of the customer-centric enterprise to become a data-driven reality,” said Brad Rencher, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Digital Marketing Business, Adobe.

Microsoft Dynamics Marketing, Microsoft’s integrated marketing management solution, includes capabilities like marketing resource management that are complementary to Adobe Marketing Cloud to provide added value to customers. The partnership will bring an integrated CRM-Marketing solution to marketers across many industry segments, including financial services, travel and leisure. This partnership offers customers the ability to:

  • Align sales and marketing activities by tightly integrating audiences and their behaviours, which can help guide sales or service calls, identify sales opportunities or inform lead scoring.
  • Find high-value audience segments and provide them with real-time offers on the website or enable targeted display ads.
  • Combine Web behaviour data with order history, return history, loyalty status and call centre history to not only identify wherein the sales lifecycle stage a customer is in, but then also deliver the right content at the right time, whether that content resides on a landing page, in a service follow-up email, or as an alert in a mobile app… See more

Cabinet sanctions Rs.98,000 Crore for 100 Smart Cities

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Modi government’s two leading schemes – 100 smart cities and urban rejuvenation programme for 500 towns and cities got a nod from the Cabinet. These initiatives are aimed at reorganization of urban landscape and to make such areas more livable and inclusive, besides driving economic growth. A sum of Rs.98,000 crore has been sanctioned to execute these schemes in the next five years.

The work is to be undertaken for smaller cities and towns with one lakh or more population under a new scheme named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The Centre will spend Rs.50,000 crore for this scheme. This will be the new scheme in place of JNNURM named after India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru during the UPA rule.

The cities selected through a “city challenge” competition under the smart city initiative will get central assistance of Rs.100 crore per year for five years. To start with, around 20 cities would be chosen for the Central assistance after the state governments come forward with names of cities they want to nominate.

A Ministry spokesperson said that the criteria for competition would be finalized soon and these will be linked to financing with the ability of the cities to perform and achieve mission objectives. According to an official release, the smart cities mission intends to promote adoption of smart solutions for efficient use of available assets, resources and infrastructure with the objective of enhancing the quality of urban life and providing a clean and sustainable environment.

Special focus will be on adequate and clean water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient transportation, affordable housing for the poor, power supply, robust IT connectivity, e-governance, safety and security of citizens, health and education… See more

FUJITSU’s new offerings for SAP Customers

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Further expanding its PRIMEFLEX portfolio of Integrated Systems, Fujitsu has added new offerings for customers running or planning to adopt SAP software. Fujitsu continues to enhance the PRIMEFLEX portfolio of workload-specific Integrated Systems with two infrastructure solutions purpose-built for SAP software landscapes: FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes, and reference architecture versions of the FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA.

Both new additions to the PRIMEFLEX family draw on Fujitsu’s close working relationship with SAP and leverage the company’s deep expertise in designing solutions based on proven Fujitsu intellectual property that support SAP software deployments with outstanding levels of business continuity, ease-of-use and predictable performance.

FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes integrates Fujitsu’s renowned FlexFrame Orchestrator technology into a ready-to-run PRIMEFLEX solution, enabling the rapid, high-quality deployment and rollout of infrastructure for SAP workloads, applications and databases, including SAP HANA.

Fujitsu’s powerful FlexFrame Orchestrator software now also powers PRIMEFLEX for SAP Landscapes. This enables data center managers to simplify the deployment and operations of multi-site SAP software installations while also reducing planned system downtime. FlexFrame Orchestrator software has been widely recognized by customers around the world for its ability to dramatically accelerate the provisioning of SAP software updates, and is a key enabler for the rapid integration of new SAP services.

Fujitsu is now introducing reference architecture versions of PRIMEFLEX for SAP HANA to address demand from customers and system integration partners for more flexible configurations. These enable the creation of purpose-built systems for SAP HANA to meet customer’s exact requirements, creating secure, reliable architectures that meet the highest demands for running business- and mission-critical SAP software landscapes.

See more at: http://www.varindia.com/fujitsus-new-offerings-for-sap-customers/