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Infosys ropes in ex-Capgemini executive Salil S Parekh as its CEO

Infosys ropes in ex-Capgemini executive Salil S Parekh as its CEOInfosys has roped in Salil S Parekh as its chief executive officer thus picking an outsider for the job for a second time and handing him the twin challenges of reviving growth and forging peace between its founders and board following a public spat.

Parekh, who was earlier with Capgemini where he was a member of its group executive team, has been given a 5-year term effective Jan. 2.

U.B. Pravin Rao who was serving as the interim CEO has been re-designated as chief operating officer from Jan. 2, Infosys said.

“He (Parekh) has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry,” said Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani. “He has a strong track record of executing business turnarounds and managing very successful acquisitions. The board believes that he is the right person to lead Infosys at this transformative time in our industry.”…Read More


Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business taken over by ARRIS

Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business taken over by ARRISARRIS International plc has finalised the completion of acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from Broadcom Limited. Dan Rabinovitsj will lead Ruckus Networks at ARRIS.

“I am proud to welcome the 1,700 talented Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business employees into the ARRIS family,” said Bruce McClelland, ARRIS CEO. “It’s an important milestone, not only for ARRIS but for our industries. Ruckus’ unmatched expertise in wireless and wired networking perfectly complements our growth strategy of driving towards a constantly connected, mobile future. The acquisition brings diversification to our portfolio, building on our strength in networking and helping us to serve new verticals. Ultimately, our combined portfolios and scale will help our customers and partners deliver a smart, simple connected world for billions of people.”

The deal strategically positions ARRIS for a new phase of growth by leveraging the companies’ combined technology assets to enable next-generation wireless and wired networks. The Ruckus target vertical markets span hospitality, education, government, service providers, multi-dwelling / tenant units, sports / entertainment venues, and transportation centres. Additionally, Ruckus’ trailblazing leadership in the small-cell CBRS LTE market represents an opportunity to deploy converged Wi-Fi and LTE using common cloud-based control and management capabilities….Read More

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 :