Month: September 2015

SIITF 2015 retells Digitization story with support from SMBs

siitf-2015-lamp-lighting-ceremonyThe Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru witnessed a host of CEOs from various Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including IT & ITeS, BFSI and manufacturing companies, IT associations and VARs from the ICT sector coming together to witness the Tech Summit, 6th edition of Southern India Information Technology Fair (SIITF) – 2015. Organized by VARINDIA, the event was themed around “Digitization opening up opportunities for SMBs”. The event was designed to discuss and showcase excellence in technology innovations and entrepreneurship, while being a unique platform for SMEs and VARs to understand the scope of digitization that will open up big opportunities for them in due course of time…Read more 

Apple accepts Modi’s invite to set up Manufacturing in India

narendra-modi-tim-cook-apple-ceo-300x300Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his Silicon Valley visit, has invited Apple CEO to take part in his “Make-in-India” project by setting up its manufacturing unit in the country. As per the sources, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded positively.

Apple’s largest handset manufacturer, Foxconn has also decided to set up a manufacturing base in India.

Cook has expressed his great desire to be a partner in the Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, which, he thought, was a transformative initiative and could be a real game-changer in India…Read more

500 Indian Railway stations to get Wi-Fi: Narendra Modi

narendra-modi-300x300While addressing a gathering which was adorned by top Silicon Valley CEOs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his plans to create more Wi-Fi hotspots. This plan includes 500 railway stations across India. It will be done in collaboration with Google.

The Indian Railways brings more than 13 million riders a day to more than 7,000 stations spread across 67,000 miles (108,000 km) of track. And that the lifeline is about to get a small digital upgrade that should help keep people connected…Read more

Microsoft to give Digital India dream a shape

satya-nadella-narendra-modi-300x300Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, has announced that his company is planning to partner with the Indian Government to take low-cost broadband technology to around five lakh villages across the country.

He also said that Microsoft believes that lost-cost broadband connectivity coupled with the scale of cloud computing intelligence can help drive creativity, efficiency and productivity across governments and businesses of all sizes. This, in turn, will drive more affordable products and services and access to opportunity to all of India…Read more

Silicon Valley eyes India with keen interest

narendra-modi-with-Facebook-CEO-Mark-Zuckerberg-300x300Touted as the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minster to the Facebook Headquarters, Modi’s visit has raised quite an eyebrow. The fact that top tech bosses of the Silicon Valley are taking keen interest in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussing about his Digital India initiative is something that is being talked about.

The key Indian entrepreneurs and academicians from the USA cite several reasons as to why this sudden spotlight on Modi has garnered so much interest. One of the entrepreneurs warned that the Indian telecom companies might be staring at trouble if companies such as Google and Facebook succeed in their ambitious projects to provide Internet access all over the world, including India. The tech industry has learned from mistakes made by taxi-hailing company Uber and wants to make sure governments don’t turn in adversaries when traditional industries are disrupted, he further said…Read more

Qualcomm to invest up to 150 Million Dollar in Indian start-up companies

Dr-Paul-E.-Jacobs-Executive-Chairman-Qualcomm-Incorporated-300x300Qualcomm Incorporated has announced its intention to invest up to $150 million in Indian start-up companies across all stages as part of its commitment to India during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Digital Economy event in San Jose. Qualcomm Ventures will advise and direct Qualcomm’s activities with respect to these strategic investments.

Qualcomm has been investing in promising Indian start-ups since 2007 and there are more than 20 Indian companies as part of its global portfolio. Sectors of investment vary across the mobile ecosystem and include hardware, software platforms, e-commerce, healthcare, location-based services and retail technology…Read more

ASUS launches ZenFone Go for Indian users

asus-ZenFone-GoASUS has launched the ZenFone Go, a 3G- enabled smartphone for users in India. Starting today, users can purchase the model on Flipkart, ASUS exclusive stores and all leading retail outlets at Rs. 7,999/.

Available in 5-inch (ZC500TG), ZenFone Go is currently, one of the most competitively priced 3G handsets in the market. It boasts of a stunning LCD display with an anti-fingerprint coating, a high resolution 1280 x 720 HD IPS display, sporting a pixel density of 294ppi for an impressive visual appearance with improved clarity, brightness and vivid colours. The device will be available in 3 colours- Black, White & Red, along with 8GB storage…Read more

Accenture launches Connected Analytics Experience

Narendra-Mulani-Sr-Managing-Director-Accenture-Analytics-300x300Accenture has come up with the Accenture Connected Analytics Experience, an immersive and collaborative analytics capability that makes data more accessible and engaging, helping insight-driven businesses make faster, more informed decisions.

The Experience is designed to make analytics easier to understand and expand the range of business users who can undertake an integrated analytics journey – from C-suite to functional managers to data scientists. By transforming their relationships with data, users with a variety of skill sets can collaborate on a specific challenge in an analytics environment; more easily examine and interpret the insights via data visualizations, and innovate through data-driven exploration and decision-making. Through an immersive environment, users can find the hidden value in their data, either live or remotely on their preferred devices, and pursue outcomes in real time…Read more

NASSCOM organizes BPM Strategy Summit 2015 in Bengaluru

nasscom-logo1-e1424760657283Highlighting the steady growth and rapid evolution of Indian BPM industry leading to key transformations for its customers, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has kick-started the two-day NASSCOM BPM Strategy Summit 2015 in Bengaluru. The summit served as a platform for delegates and industry leaders and experts to synergize their efforts to evolve the dynamic BPM landscape, enabling it to deal with ever- changing global business trends.

NASSCOM has also launched the findings of its CEO Survey on Strategic Priorities for Indian BPM Leaders which focusses on how industry leaders are looking at the future. The survey highlights multiple strategies to stay ahead of the curve and move from being a service provider to strategic partner to their customers. The finding recommends leaders to be more customer-focussed and become solution experts driving digital transformations driving specific high-impact outcomes…Read more

HCL brings Digital Service Exchange Platform

hcl-logo-new-300x300HCL Technologies (HCL) has announced the launch of a new Digital Service Exchange platform enabled by ServiceNow software. This platform provides Service Integration and Management (SIAM) capabilities to enterprises allowing them to request and receive business services efficiently across their organizations.

The Digital Service Exchange platform is where service demands such as content requisitions from various departments will be generated and standard catalogue with defined service utility and warranty will be provided to business, and IT and users, which can then be consumed via multiple access channels…Read more