Month: November 2017

Infosys joins hands with HPE over Mainframe Modernization

Infosys joins hands with HPE over Mainframe ModernizationInfosys has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a joint end-to-end mainframe modernization solution, which will provide global enterprise customers robust hardware and advanced software architecture.

Ravi Kumar, President & Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said, “Digital transformation is being embraced by enterprises across various industries. Infosys, through this partnership with HPE, aims at co-creating and enabling clients to simplify their IT landscape by redeploying existing mainframes on modern architecture. Customers will be able to re-host and re-engineer their business critical enterprise applications on modern hardware and software architecture to scale and accelerate the business impact in a secure manner. This will lead to enhanced productivity for customers across industry segments. This partnership with HPE will help clients modernize their mission-critical infrastructure with confidence.”

Infosys’ Mainframe Modernization Solution powered by HPE’s Mission Critical Computing Systems is aimed at fueling innovation and obtaining cost efficiencies while maintaining security and scale. The joint solution by Infosys and HPE will offer customers an integrated platform that will transform their legacy applications to the latest hardware and software architecture, enable cloud and mobile ready applications, and simultaneously reduce cost and enhance customer experiences….Read More

Facebook introduces Training Hubs to develop digital skill

Facebook introduces Training Hubs to develop digital skillFacebook has recently introduced Facebook Digital Training and Facebook Start-up Training Hubs and personaliza million people in India by 2020, these online training hubs, which are being rolled out first in India and have been developed with local organizations, will provide digital skills and training for people in need of work, advise entrepreneurs how to get started and help existing businesses and nonprofits get the most out of the internet.

Facebook is working with local organizations, including Digital Vidya, EDd to the individual’s needs and available in English and Hindi on mobile.

Facebook Digital Training Hub provides free social and content marketing training (not just Facebook) for anyone – from students to business owners – who are looking to develop their digital knowledge and skills. The curriculum includes social media basics, how to build and create an audience, how to create content, how to measure online activity, and stay ahead of the curve….Read More

Microsoft announces new migration offerings to help customers

Microsoft announces new migration offerings to help customersCompanies all over the world are looking to move to the cloud to help their business move faster. Azure provides security, reliability, and scale to help them deliver and scale their applications. Keeping in line with this, Microsoft announces new migration offerings as additional solutions to help customers get to the cloud easily and securely for their VMware environment.

Enclosed are the services that will be a part of this offering –

Migrate applications with Azure Migrate – Azure Migrate helps you through the journey of migrating an entire multi-server application

Integrate VMware workloads with Azure services – There are many Azure services that you can use together with VMware workloads without any migration or deployment, enabling you to keep your entire environment secure and well-managed across cloud and on-premises

Host VMware infrastructure with VMware virtualization on Azure – Most workloads can be migrated to Azure easily using the above services; however, there may be specific VMware workloads that are initially more challenging to migrate to the cloud….Read More

Election Commission of India and Facebook to launch registration campaign for first time voters

Election Commission of India and Facebook to launch registration campaign for first time votersThe Election Commission is partnering with Facebook to remind 18 year olds to register to vote. As part of this campaign, all users who turn 18 between 28th November and 31st December will receive a News Feed reminder with birthday wishes and also encouraging them to register with the Election Commission and on 30th November a reminder would be sent to all those who have already turned 18 this year.

Achal Kumar Jyoti, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India, “I am happy to announce that the Election Commission of India has launched a Special Drive to enrol  all prospective and eligible young citizens of India as voters who are turning 18 years or more than 18 years on 1st January, 2018. This partnership of Election Commission with Facebook for the dissemination of Information will help usreach out the young digital Community of India in fulfilling our mission “No Voter to be Left Behind’’ and “Every Vote Counts”.”

The reminder will be in 13 Indian languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Marathi and Oriya. By clicking on the “Register Now” button, people will be directed to the National Voters’ Services Portal which will guide them through the registration process….Read More

Dinesh Malkani to lead Smarten Spaces

Dinesh Malkani to lead Smarten SpacesEx-Cisco CEO, Dinesh Malkani will lead Singapore-headquartered Smarten Spaces as its worldwide CEO. He also happens to be its founding partner and will bring a differentiated perspective on the future evolution of organizations and industries as they adapt to the opportunities the 4th Industrial Revolution will bring. He will lead the pioneer team responsible for shaping the blueprint to design, define, develop and deploy the company’s strategy worldwide. He will also be a member of the Smarten Spaces Board.

Smarten Spaces is getting the solution conceptualized and designed in Singapore. The company also announced the establishment of its Experience Development Centre in Bengaluru, India. Smarten Spaces will enable transformation of the experience in environments used by communities of people. It is introducing globally its artificial intelligence powered platform, connecting users to things and services where they live, work and play….Read More :

VARINDIA – Sustainability and Digital Transformation Accelerates the Next Wave of Digitization

VARINDIA - Sustainability and Digital Transformation Accelerates the Next Wave of DigitizationIndia’s most popular event Star Nite Awards (SNA), popularly recognised as the DNA of the Channel was held last Friday, where 700 CXOs had gathered to discuss and deliberate on ‘Sustainability and Digital Transformation with Simplification’, with the aim of improving client experience for profitable growth. The day-long session was organised by Kalinga Digital Media, the information-communication-technology (ICT) publishing house that celebrated its 18th anniversary and hosted the 16th edition of Star Nite Awards ceremony.

Digital India will lead the country into a digitally empowered society

Mr Deepak Kumar SahuMr Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher and Group editor, (VARINDIA & SPO INDIA), in his welcome address spoke on the need for increased access to internet, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and social media, and how they have completely changed our lives and the business landscape as a whole. “There is huge potential for ICT to drive sustainability forward, and both businesses and national players have a crucial role to play in this. We at SPO INDIA is committed to leveraging technology to solve some of India’s most urgent environmental issues, and focusing on key areas where we believe we can have the most positive impact by bringing together our another flagship publication, VARINDIA. We are trying to bridge an alliance between the industry, the Government, the social sector and the society at large.

To complement the efforts, Digital India will leapfrog the country into a digitally empowered society in the next five years by enabling consumers, citizens, small businesses, traders and farmers to harness technology for efficiency and productivity. Digital offers significant economic and societal opportunities and benefits to multiple stakeholders from consumers, business, government and citizens in areas like digital democracy, together with communication, participation, engagement and feedback of one or more citizens in the democratic process. Digital India will be the major accelerator of economic and societal transformation and will impact all stakeholders enhancing their quality of life.”



(From Left to Right): Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation; Mr Ajay Choudhary, DGM – Marketing ALIMCO; Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Former DG & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs; Mr Deepak Kumar Sahu, Publisher and Group Editor, (VARINDIA & SPO INDIA); Chief Guest, Shri. Ram Kripal Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development and Land Resources; Ms. Madhu Madan, Country Head – Resource Mobilization, HelpAge India; Ms. Dipanwita Chakraborty, Regional Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainable Development, Asia Pacific, Cargill; Mr Avijeet Kumar, COO, CAF India; Ms. Meghna Garg, Associate Director – Facilities & Administration, Thomson Reuters and Mr Rajeev Gupta, CIO – Air One Aviation.

CSR to play a big role in developing the under-developed areas of the country

Shri Ram Kripal YadavShri Ram Kripal Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development and Land Resources, Government of India was the Chief Guest at the event and he kick-started the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. The Hon’ble Minister in his keynote address emphasised that CSR is the need of the hour and that it should be promoted for the welfare of the country. “India is a huge country and 70% of its population reside in its villages. Even after 70 years of independence, the condition of the villages or the lifestyle of the people living in these villages has not improved. Development in areas of food, electricity, water, sanitation is still a far cry. The government is doing its bit in introducing schemes from time to time for such people but due to challenges in last mile, these schemes are not reaching the right individual. It is here that CSR is going to play a big role and NGOs & different corporates involved in CSR should take this responsibility upon themselves to act as a bridge and provide these services to the people there.”

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