Month: December 2016

VODAFONE launches SuperNet 4G in Maharashtra

vodafone-launches-supernet-4g-in-maharashtraVodafone has launched its Vodafone SuperNet 4G service in Maharashtra. Vodafone SuperNet 4G was launched in Nagpur by Shri Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Hon’ble Minister of Energy and Excise, Government of Maharashtra and the Guardian Minister of Nagpur, and will be made available in several more towns and cities across the state by March 2017.

Built on the efficient 2,100 MHz band, this state-of-the-art network will enable Vodafone SuperNet 4G customers to access internet via mobile with speeds across a range of smart devices, including Mi-Fi and dongles. Vodafone 4G services can be readily accessed from 4G-enabled handsets, offered by leading smartphone manufacturers and available across the country…Read More

Facebook introduces Parent Portal

facebook-introduces-parent-portalTo help parents get the most out of their experience and help their child navigate their experience, Facebook has launched the Parent’s Portal in collaboration with parents, teens and safety experts around the world.

Facebook recently updated its Safety Center and Bullying Prevention Hub and introduced a Parent’s Portal, which provides parent specific advice as part of the Safety Center.

Facebook’s Parent’s Portal includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with your kids about staying safe online and resources from experts around the world. It includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with your kids about staying safe online and resources from experts around the world…Read More

Jio signs strategic partnership with Pokemon Go

jio-signs-strategic-partnership-with-pokemon-goReliance Jio has signed strategic partnership with Niantic – publisher and developer of Pokemon Go.

With this partnership, thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokemon Go game beginning December 14, 2016.

This launch is in line with Jio’s mission to empower Indians with opportunities that are fuelled by the power of data and a Digital Life and to delight them on an ongoing basis with entertainment-based apps, such as ‘Pokemon Go,’ the leading app in the gaming category.

“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon Go in India,” said John Hanke, chief executive officer and founder of Niantic…Read More

Cloudera gathers momentum in financial sector through Digital Transformation

clouderaCloudera brings various value-added services (VAS) for four key important sectors that include financial, telecom, health and cybersecurity. By seeing the growing concern on the cybersecurity across the globe, Cloudera works with more than 180 leading global financial organizations, including Allstate, Bank of Mandiri, DBS Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Credit Suisse to realize business value in the areas like customer Insights, Fraud Detection, Cybersecurity, Risk and Compliance.

In an exclusive interaction with VARINDIA, Amr Awadllah, Founder, CTO, Cloudera, said that financial institutions have many challenges to overcome as they move to embrace digital transformation, including customer journeys, fragmentation, security, privacy and data quality. Cloudera brings its enterprise data hub from financial firms that need to address these complex business challenges and enable faster and more accurate analysis while adhering to regulations and requisite security and governance practices…Read More


Wipro joins hands with Microsoft Accelerator to provide opportunities for start-ups

wipro-joins-hands-with-microsoft-accelerator-to-provide-opportunities-for-start-upsMicrosoft Accelerator is built to empower start-ups and Wipro has entered into a partnership that will provide start-ups with greater opportunities to innovate and grow their business. This announcement was made at the accelerator’s flagship event – Think Next 2016 that brings together thought leaders who are driving transformation via innovation. Think Next 2016 also marked the graduation of 13 start-ups from its ninth cohort.

This partnership is part of Microsoft Accelerator #CoInnovate program which provides start-ups with more go-to-market (GTM) opportunities by working with enterprise businesses. Wipro will also refer select start-ups for Microsoft Accelerator programs and events. Under the partnership, referred start-ups will gain access to Wipro Open Innovation initiatives, such as:

*             Global GTM reach to rapidly build scale

*             An opportunity to integrate their solutions with select Wipro solutions

*             Wipro will help take the start-ups solutions to its global customer base

*             Targeted Wipro marketing support for proactive business opportunities, among others…Read More

Dell EMC integrates PowerEdge servers with hyper-converged infrastructure

dell-emc-integrates-poweredge-servers-with-hyper-converged-infrastructureDell EMC has integrated PowerEdge servers with its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio. This move by Dell EMC will help customers move forward by incorporating the technology they want and need to become more agile, flexible and competitive.

Customers opting for Dell EMC VxRail Appliances will now benefit from the performance and reliability of PowerEdge servers with the latest Intel Broadwell platforms and a new 3-node entry for a lower starting point. New addressable use-cases include:

Storage heavy workloads including Big Data Analytics and Microsoft Exchange can take advantage of high-capacity VxRail nodes…Read More

Ricoh brings printing as a service platform

ricoh-brings-printing-as-a-service-platformRicoh has introduced a Printer-as-a-Service platform (PaaS). The lineup consists of two models – SP 313 SFNW_V, Printer, Copier, Scanner & Fax and SP 313DNW_V, Printer.

The PaaS platform developed exclusively ensures the machine uptime is maximized through real-time monitoring of machine status and proactively taking care of maintenance requirements.

Through this platform, one can pay a fixed cost per print irrespective of coverage area, bringing in predictability in print costs and ensuring complete transparency in usage.

PaaS printers come with genuine high-capacity toner cartridges that need to be replaced less frequently than ordinary cartridges. In addition, they are equipped with M2M (Machine- to-machine communication), which communicates with the Ricoh PaaS Platform to inform when the toner is about to run out, ensuring delivery of a new toner cartridge before the current one runs out, ensuring effective toner….Read More 


Emerson rebrands as Vertiv; Appoints Rob Johnson as CEO

emerson-rebrands-as-vertiv-appoints-rob-johnson-as-ceoEmerson Network Power today announced the appointment of Rob Johnson as CEO and officially commenced a campaign to rebrand the standalone company as Vertiv.

Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial environments. The company, which is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio has more than 20,000 employees and more than 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide.

Platinum Equity acquired the business today from Emerson in a transaction valued in excess of $4 billion and Emerson has also retained a minority interest in the company…Read More

Airtel Payments Bank customers to get free talk time

airtel-payments-bank-customers-to-get-free-talk-timeAirtel Payments Bank today announced that customers will get free Airtel talktime for every rupee deposited.

Any customer opening a savings account with Airtel Payments Bank, will get one minute of talk time on his/her Airtel mobile for every Rupee deposited. For e.g. if a customer opens an account with a deposit of Rs 1,000 then he/she will get 1,000 minutes of free talk time on his/her Airtel mobile number. The talk time can be used for calling all over India and this benefit is applicable on first time deposits only.

Airtel Payments Bank has rolled out pilot services in Rajasthan with the objective of testing its systems and processes ahead of full scale pan-India launch. Customers in towns and villages across Rajasthan will now be able to open bank accounts at Airtel retail outlets, which will also act as Airtel banking points and offer a range of basic, convenient banking services. Airtel Payments Bank will commence the pilot with banking points at 10,000 Airtel retail outlets…Read More

SAP Digital Boardroom in India now

sap-digital-boardroom-in-india-nowSAP SE has announced the launch of the SAP Digital Boardroom in India. The SAP Digital Boardroom is a planned breakthrough digital approach that aims to contextualize and simplify performance reporting across areas of business in real time. Built on the SAP BusinessObjects Cloud solution, SAP Digital Boardroom is expected to utilize line-of-business data from the SAP S/4HANA suite and SAP HANA Cloud Platform to provide a single source of truth about a company’s critical business metrics. This approach aims to help companies monitor and drive a change in the digital economy.

“Technology is changing the rules of business and disruption is becoming the norm. As business leaders, we need to absorb, understand and adapt with agility and speed to constantly changing circumstances,” said Deb Deep Sengupta, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent. “The SAP Digital Boardroom will enable an interactive board discussion, and give decision – makers a simplified boardroom process, by allowing board members to analyze large volumes of data, and identify business risks and opportunities in real time.This is a true business advantage all C-Suite executives need in the fast-moving cloud economy.”Read More