Month: April 2018

Pros and cons of SAP Cloud Platform integration tools

Mr VishwaIn today’s complex heterogeneous information network, there are typical challenges which need to be addressed in Integration domain. Some of the questions which immediately arise are which technologies to use? How complex is running and maintaining integration solution? Which protocols to use? What about our organisation data security? What is the total cost of ownership? How much time is needed for integration? What about the software upgrades etc? One stop solution for all these problems is SAP HANA Cloud Integration.

So, let’s get the basics right! Based on queries from customers, we have realised that most of our understanding towards HCI is not up to the mark. If we need to summarize in one line:

“SAP HCI is SAP PI solution on cloud with better flavour. It is a pre-packaged integration content hub in cloud that “Discover, Configure, Manage “the data.”. HCI comes in two flavours, HCI for process integration, and HCI Data Services for data provisioning. In terms of licensing, SAP HCI prefers subscription fee-based license model for all the users….Read More

 

 

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RailYatri receives Series B funding from Omidyar Network

RailYatri receives Series B funding from Omidyar NetworkRailYatri, a travel start-up, has raised an undisclosed amount in Series B funding led by Omidyar Network. With the addition of bus and one-way cab bookings, this Noida-based start-up has rapidly increased its footprint in the long-distance travel space and quickly emerged as a top travel destination with over 12 million monthly users. This round led by Omidyar Network, saw participation from all other existing investors, including Nandan Nilekani, Blume Ventures and Helion Venture Partners.

Manish Rathi, Co-Founder & CEO RailYatri, said, “We are overwhelmed by the travellers response to our platform, and at current growth rates we expect to be India’s largest traveller destination this year. Our marketplace has exceeded expectations and is touching 100 crore run rate in bookings in its first full year. Our offline reach extends to over 100 cities with the tier-2 and -3 cities helping drive growth. We plan to reach 10 million annual transaction rate this year, and this round will help us in achieving our goal. Our low cost of acquisition allows growth with margins, and RailYatri is now expanding into budget hotels and packages, for which we are aggressively hiring in all verticals.”…..Read More

 

Dahua introduces Dual Biometric Identification Time Attendance Terminals

Dahua introduces Dual Biometric Identification Time Attendance TerminalsDahua Technology Co., Ltd has launched its new time attendance terminals – the DHI-ASA4214F and DHI-ASA6214F. These highly intelligent devices will support both face and fingerprint identification for access control and time attendance in office scenarios, enabling easy staff management and security control.

According to the company, Dahua’s attendance terminals offer dual-biometric identification integrated into a single device. Embedded with advanced infrared face recognition algorithms, these new time attendance terminals further improve on poor lighting environment performance, making it smart enough to identify a designated face in a very short time. Access to live face detection significantly improves safety, preventing the use of “picture camouflage” to deceive the system. If needed, you can add a card or password to the combination to make the whole system even safer.

Rich functionalities simple to operate even for beginners

Despite having multiple advanced technologies, the new Dahua attendance terminals are easy to install. As the device sports both TCP/IP and Wi-Fi connection, users can choose wire or wireless connection according to their requirement. It also sports P2P added devices and third-party controller connection via Wiegand, allowing the property owner to build comprehensive security systems quickly and cost-effectively. Moreover, the DHI-ASA4214F and DHI-ASA6214F can store up to 1,000 faces and 3,000 faces, respectively, and both are able to hold 30,000 different card holders, 3,000 fingerprint templates, and 150,000 transaction logs….Read More

 

 

MTNL to winding up soon

MTNL to winding up soonLife line of two major metro in Delhi and Mumbai ,Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) which provides telecom services and brings telecom revolution since 1986 , Now struggling with declining revenues and mounting losses in the very technology and price competitive market with it’s has a huge staff strength of 27,919 which needs to be taken care of by the government is finally exploring the option of shutting down the debt-laden firm by monetise its land, buildings and tower business. Government is also exploring various options on how to give MTNL’s licence fees of Rs.11,000cr will come up for renewal in April next year.

Sources said, as far as the firm’s mobile subscribers are concerned, they can easily port out to other operators which has happened of late when some private operators shut down their services. MTNL’s landline business can be assigned to fellow PSU, BSNL which currently does not have presence in Delhi and Mumbai Previously, different governments explored the possibility of merging MTNL and BSNL and creating one single company but it could not fructify because of HR-related issues. It has a total of around 2.5 million sq ft of commercial land and 4 million sq ft of residential assets, spread over the two cities and a large part of these can be monetised either through sale or leasing for commercial purposes.

A look at the company’s financials prove that it is beyond redemption. Its employee cost is at an unsustainable level of close to 100% of its revenues. Its losses are more than its revenue — the company reported a net loss of Rs 2,941 crore in 2016-17 while revenues were at Rs 2,870 crore (see chart). It is meeting annual interest costs of about Rs 1,500 crore by taking more loans. In its annual report for 2016-17, the company acknowledged the danger its handicap and protrayed a bleak outlook by saying:“Because of high leverage and heavy repayment schedule of loans as well as interest payment to banks and financial institutions in the coming years, there is possible risk of liquidity crunch in near future, which will be a great threat to MTNL to keep it as ongoing concern in near future”….Read More

 

 

TRANSSION Holdings retains Fifth Largest Mobile Handset Player in India

TRANSSION Holdings retains Fifth Largest Mobile Handset Player in IndiaTRANSSION Holdings, the leading mobile phone conglomerate in global emerging markets, continues to strengthen its foothold in the Indian market. According to a report on India’s Mobile Phone market for Q1 2018 by Counterpoint Research, TRANSSION has emerged as the fifth largest player in the mobile phone industry by capturing 4 percent market share in Q1, 2018.

Since the launch in April 2016 with itel, TRANSSION India has consistently increased its footprint in the Indian market. Aligned with its multi brand-strategy in India, the company has successfully launched 5 brands in India; itel, TECNO, Infinix, Spice and oraimo, catering to the unique needs of specific consumers in the year 2017. TRANSSION, has a robust pan-India presence with a deep distribution network of 1.05 lakh retailers and 3,000 plus channel partners, enabling the company to cater to the length and breadth of the country. TRANSSION will continue to expand and engage the channel better in 2018 as well.

TRANSSION India also introduced its after-sales service brand, “Carlcare”, in addition to launching its one COCO (company-owned, company-controlled) service centre in India with over 1,000 service touch points for all TRANSSION brands. It is this ownership of the end-to-end customer journey, both before and after purchase, which has helped in delivering an unparalleled ownership experience…..Read More

 

 

Bharti Infratel announces merger with Indus Towers to create major tower firm

Bharti Infratel announces merger with Indus Towers to create major tower firmAccording to the latest reports, Bharti Airtel’s tower subsidiary Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers have decided to merge their companies to create one entity. With a combined revenue of around Rs.25,360 crore, and 1.63 lakh towers across 22 telecom service areas of the country, this new pan-India tower company, which will be named Indus Towers Ltd, will easily become the world’s largest tower company.

However, as per the reports, Bharti Airtel is planning a stake sale in the new tower company that will be formed after the merger. The company in a regulatory statement said, “The board has decided to engage with the potential investors for evaluating a strategic stake sale post the completion of the merger.”

The merger between Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers is happening at a time when Bharti Airtel’s tower arm registered 8-per cent annual growth in revenues to Rs.14,490 crore, while its net profit slipped by 9 per cent to Rs.2,494 crore.

The combined company, which will fully own the respective businesses of Bharti Infratel and Indus Towers, will continue to be listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges, the announcement said….Read More

 

 

Alcatel announces Re-Launch of its A310” Tablet with new specifications

Alcatel announces Re-Launch of its A310” Tablet with new specificationsAlcatel has relaunched A3 10” tablet from its A series. The Alcatel A3 10 comes with a 10’’HD IPS Display (1280 x 800 pixels) with 16M colours. It features ergonomic design and a slim 3D texturized back cover. Equipped with a 4,600mAh non-removable battery, the tablet also packs an 8MP primary and 5MP front camera for snapshots and video calls.

Running on Android N 7.0, the device supports 4G LTE connectivity and is powered by a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor alongside 16GB ROM and 3GB RAM of storage.

Speaking at the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India, remarked, “With the success of the launch of A310 in the Indian market. We have come up with all-new specification for the consumers to experience them never like before entertainment on this 10” HD tablet.

Bipul Kumar, Category Head, Flipkart, added,” A310 tablet had a tremendous sale on Flipkart last year. We have had fruitful the association with Alcatel in the past, with their innovative products and our wide reach making it an ideal partnership. I believe the new A310 is a fantastic offering for our consumers.”Read More