Month: June 2017

Manthan honored with Innovation Partner Award at AWS Partner Summit 2017

Manthan honored with Innovation Partner Award at AWS Partner Summit 2017Manthan has won the Innovation Partner Award for the second consecutive year, at Amazon Web Services (AWS) India Partner Summit.

By combining AWS technologies with its expertise spanning descriptive and advanced analytics including forecasting, recommendations and causality, Manthan has created Maya, the world’s first AI-powered conversational platform for business analytics.

“We are delighted to receive this award two years in a row. It’s a testament to the body of work we have established in our AI initiatives. We believe AI is the future of decision making and have invested heavily in R&D focused AI labs that bring together the best technologies and some of the best minds in the industry,” said Atul Batra, CTO, Manthan….Read More

SAP and Ministry of MSME jointly launches Bharat ERP

SAP and Ministry of MSME jointly launches Bharat ERPOn the occasion of International Day for MSMEs, SAP today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to jointly launch Bharat ERP.

Bharat ERP is an exclusive program to empower MSMEs with next-gen technology to fuel their digital journey. The MoU was signed in the presence of Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

As a part of the MoU, SAP India and the Ministry of MSMEs will collaborate to enable MSMEs become future-ready by helping them focus on innovation and business profitability. The initiative aims to digitally enable nearly 30,000 MSMEs and youth in the next three years as the program expands….Read More

Dell EMC powers cloud data protection portfolio with its IDPA

Dell EMC powers cloud data protection portfolio with its IDPADell EMC has launched Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA), a purpose-built, pre-integrated and turnkey appliance that converges protection storage, software, search and analytics in a single appliance.

IDPA provides data protection across a wide ecosystem of applications and platforms, and offers native cloud-tiering for long-term retention. It is flash enabled and VMware optimized for instant access and restore of virtual machines, enabling compliance with stringent RPO/RTO requirements for VMware environments and customers can also leverage the flash enabled capabilities to use appliance as live storage for dev-test environments.

Ripu Bajwa, Country Manager- Data Protection Solutions, India, Dell EMC said, “We are delighted to launch IDPA as it brings together protection storage and software, including powerful search, monitoring and analytics, provides coverage for a wide range of applications, both physical and virtual, delivers efficient and high performance protection and recovery, and extends data protection seamlessly to public and private cloud. As the present industry landscape is ever changing, it is important for us to provide our customers with solutions that are easy to deploy, cost effective and hoslistic.”Read More

BankBazaar app crosses 1 mn downloads

BankBazaar app crosses 1 mn downloadsBankBazaar app, the unique personal finance app from BankBazaar has surpassed one million downloads mark on Google Play Store.

The app allows users to track transaction history across multiple savings accounts and credit cards on one single interface. The increasing number of downloads reflects the interest amongst India’s young and tech-savvy audience to opt financial services and products through mobile devices.

The company attributes this growth to the recently integrated unique Personal Finance feature on the app, which makes it is something that can be used every day to keep track of your personal finances. The app enables users to manage every aspect of their financial life: savings, spends, and credit.

The app provides you with a direct window into your financial situation, and gives a real time picture of the overall wealth size. The app tracks credit card billing cycle and give you reminders to pay your bill on time, thereby helping you to improve your credit score. The app delivers best of the credit offers in an instant and paperless way, as well as updates you with the latest status of the products you applied for….Read More

Sterlite Partners with Kakinada Smart City Corporation

Sterlite Partners with Kakinada Smart City CorporationSterlite Tech, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the Smart Cities Mission, has announced the company’s selection for the implementation of Smart City solutions in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Kakinada Smart City Corporation selected Sterlite Tech as its implementation partner to deliver various Smart City related ICT solutions. These include Command Control Centre, CCTV surveillance, Wi-Fi, automatic number-plate recognition, face detection, waste and disaster management, among other platforms, bringing many technology firsts to India in terms of horizontal IoT platform, LoRa-based city-wide wireless sensor network and disaster management systems. The project aims to bring transformational changes in the everyday living experiences of over 3.25 lakh citizens of Kakinada, through real-time governance and efficient delivery of citizen services. As part of the project, Sterlite Tech will design, build and manage the Kakinada Smart City for the next six years.

Shri S Aleem Basha, Commissioner, Kakinada Municipal Corporation, said, “Our strategic aim for Kakinada is to improve mobility, improve situational awareness, enhance public safety and security, and introduce data-driven decision-making. Aligning with this vision, Sterlite Tech will bring smarter network technologies to this high-tech Smart City project.”Read More

OneAssist raises $18 mn in Series C funding

OneAssist raises $18 mn in Series C fundingOneAssist Consumer Solutions, a company that provides assistance and protection services to customers in areas of wallets & cards, mobile phones and gadgets, today announced it has closed an $18 million Series C funding.

The investment round was led by existing investor Sequoia Capital with participation from its other existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Assurant along with a new investor Moonstone Investments. The investment positions OneAssist to grow the significant market opportunities in the categories it operates in as well as develop new product segments.

With increasing penetration of smartphones, payment cards and payment mechanisms as well as new opportunities covering home appliances and gadgets, the company aims to create and strategically build on the assistance and protection category in India….Read More :

Gaana launches Gaana Social for better musical experience

Gaana launches Gaana Social for better musical experienceThe launch of Gaana Social can help users to share their music with anyone, anywhere, anytime – spreading the joy that only music can bring.

Users can share their favorite playlists, see what their friends are listening to, follow favorite artists and top trends – creating deep social connections.

Prashan Agarwal, COO, said, “We spent a lot of time in understanding how our users listen to music and found that they had a deep emotional desire to share their music with their friends and family in a seamless experience. Gaana Social does just that for its users, developing deeper social connections and creating …”Read More