Lava launches Iris 504Q+

Lava launches Iris 504Q+ 

LAVA International Limited has revealed Lava Iris 504Q+ in the Indian market. Lava Iris 504Q+ is the successor to the highly successful Iris 504Q which was launched in June last year and comes packed with latest software features and hardware components that offer a great  user experience.

Its 10 MP rear autofocus camera is powered by Sony Exmor RS Sensor having sensor size of 1/3.2 inch allowing enhanced lowlight performance. Sony Exmor RS Sensor has bigger pixel size of 1.4 µm ensuring enhanced image quality.

The smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor along-with Mali 400 MP2 @500MHz Graphics Unit. It is a dual SIM phone and offers dual standby capability.

Commenting on the launch Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International Ltd., said, “Iris 504Q+ was developed with an insight based understanding that we got from our consumers after the launch of our popular smartphone Iris 504Q mid last year.”

Priced at Rs. 13990, Lava Iris 504Q+ is available in Grey and Silver colours. It also comes with an intelligent…….See More

AMD announces ‘Aspire – Motivate – Design’ Program for partners

AMD announces 'Aspire – Motivate – Design' Program for partners 

AMD(NYSE:AMD) has also announced the official launch of the new AMD Partner Program, aimed to strengthen and reward its global channel partners in India today. The program is based on three cornerstones: Aspire, Motivate, Design – AMD.   The AMD Partner Program provides well-defined and transparent criteria through a tiered program offering a broad range of attributes including:  financial, access, marketing, referral/recognition, technical, and material benefits. An enhanced AMD Partner Portal provides up-to-date information to partners through secure web access, with content tailored to help channel partners grow and prosper with AMD’s broad, industry-leading technology portfolio.

“Over the last year AMD introduced some ground breaking new technologies with our next-generation APUs, HSA features and our AMD Radeon™ R-Series GPUs.  But these amazing products cannot succeed without a strong and vibrant channel to deliver them,” said Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Channel Sales, AMD

The AMD Partner Program recognizes distributors, system builders, retailers and etailers as Elite, Premier, Provisional Premier, and Select partners, based on criteria outlined within the program. As channel partners ascend to a higher tier, they are eligible to receive an increased level of benefits. The new “Hero Builder” badge is a supplemental designation awarded to influential and dedicated system builders that are ultra-AMD enthusiasts. Depending on the channel partner’s tiered status…….See More

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Launches in India

Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Launches in India 

Hitachi Systems has announced that Micro Clinic India Pvt. Ltd., an IT services company based in India, has been converted to a Group company based on a share purchase agreement and a shareholders’ agreement.The company started operations as Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. (“Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic“) as of April 3 when the procedures for changing company names were completed.

Yoshinori Okami, Chairman and Director of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. said ,” It gives me great pleasure to welcome Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic into the Hitachi Systems Group. The combination of more than 600 excellent engineers, as well as a strong customer platform of more than 200 clients at Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic, with the advanced IT technology, data centers and other infrastructure that Hitachi Systems has nurtured in Japan over more than half a century will not only contribute to the development of the Indian economy, which continues to grow at a spectacular rate, but also provide superior services that impress customers in East Asia and worldwide.”

Tarun Seth, Managing Director of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic Pvt. Ltd. said, “It is honor for Micro Clinic to be acquired by Hitachi Systems. Now the most exciting era begins for Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic in India. We have very aggressive growth plans in India. We will be introducing a bouquet of new services and add new products to our portfolio to increase our revenues with existing customers and acquire new customers. We will expand our presence in India, add Human Capital and also make this as the base to expand…….See More

Swipe raises Rs 30 crore funding from Kalaari Capital

Swipe raises Rs 30 crore funding from Kalaari Capital 

Mobile technology start-up Swipe Telecom has announced that it has raised Rs 30 crore in venture capital funding from Kalaari Capital. Swipe is a leading mobile technology company that develops and markets innovative Tablets and Fablets (large smart phones) in India.

Swipe has the widest range of Tablets and Fablets (total 23 devices launched till date), of which Swipe has the distinction of being the first to launch 16 new products with no pre-existing equivalents, including the first 3D Tablet and the first Tablet customized for kids in India.

Swipe, in a short time frame, has emerged as the leading Tablet brand by units sold in Rajasthan, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and J&K and among the top two sellers in Mumbai and Gujarat. Swipe has been one of the fastest-growing Tablet brands in India, having grown at over 300% in the last year. In a rapidly growing and competitive market, Swipe’s strategy is to capture market share through innovative early-to-market products and distinct product differentiation.

Commenting on the development, Shripal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, Swipe said: “Funding from Kalaari Capital is another milestone in our journey to become the leading Tablet brand in India. Swipe will continue to lead in making available cutting-edge technology that is highly customized for the Indian consumers, at attractive pricepoints. We are honored to be associated with Kalaari Capital, as they have a legacy of funding strong market-leading technology companies. We look forward to a meaningful and mutually beneficial association with Kalaari…..See More

Dell enables Vcare Call Center to scale up operations

Dell enables Vcare Call Center to scale up operations 

Dell(NASDAQ:DELL) has announced its successful customer win of Vcare India Call Center. Dell’s solutions will provide an agile infrastructure to enable growth and scalability for Vcare.

Dell’s right solution approach coupled with customer support and workshops helped Vcare understand the benefits of Dell solutions - Dell Equal logic PS6510X x 2PowerEdge M620along with Force 10 MXL X2, Power Connect 8132F x 2 supplemented  with VMware virtualization for their complete virtual infrastructure. Additionally, Dell also helped Vcare team to enhance their customer experience and to upscale their network to 10G with Dell MXL & Power Connect offerings. Hardware along with end to end implementation services and mission critical pro support plus (Proactive support) support SLA distinguished Dell from Competition.

“We are able to respond to the needs of the business faster with the scalability offered by the Dell solutions. Being one of the BPO solutions provider, we look at a cost effective IT implementation which will help us scale up our operations as and when we require and we hope Dell’s solutions will help us achieve this goal.” Sushil Singh -Team IT, Vcare Call Center.

“The end to end products and services we are implementing for Vcare will help them improve business responsiveness and agility. Our ability to engage with customers at all levels, understand their needs and become their trusted consultant enables us to build confidence and builds a huge competitive advantage in the market. Regular technical knowledge sharing workshops with Vcare also helped build mindshare and greater understanding of our products and services,Ajay Kaul, Head – North Geo and Channel Head, Dell India.

Additionally, Dell also helped Vcare team to enhance their customer experience and to upscale their network to 10G with Dell MXL & Power Connect offerings. Hardware along with end to end implementation services………See More

NEC empowers Indian Enterprises with Smart Solutions

NEC empowers Indian Enterprises with Smart Solutions 

NEC India has reportedly announced its smart enterprise solution strategy and launch of the latest generation of its Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) software – UNIVERGE 3C.

NEC’s empowered IT framework brings together several IT infrastructure components, addressing the trends for more converged enterprise infrastructure and empowering customers with solutions to build a smart enterprise. An essential part of this IT framework is UNIVERGE 3C, which delivers UC&C tools to business users for virtually any device while maintaining a consistent user experience. The software services adapt to a wide variety of business roles, from sales and support, to internal workgroups providing increased efficiencies and greater workforce productivity.

UNIVERGE 3C is a combined unified communications, collaboration and software services platform for businesses of all sizes and cloud operators. As a single software application, it delivers the essential tools to increase workforce productivity by making it easy for users in different roles to collaborate from anywhere, anytime, using virtually any device. With UNIVERGE 3C, its unmatched flexibility, reliability and scalability…….See More

ASUS improves Fonepad 7 with Dual SIM Functionality

ASUS improves Fonepad 7 with Dual SIM Functionality 

ASUS has launched improved Fonepad 7 Dual-SIM tablet. It is a 7″ HD tablet with 3G phone and HD display with built-in full phone and cellular 3G data function. It supports dual SIM in one device and comes with Intel Atom  Z2520 1.2GHz Dual Core Processor for lightning-fast web and application loading.

“Our Fonepad Series available in the country received assenting response and was jubilant in making a noticeable mark in the Phablet market. Taking up the functionality level further, we have introduced the new variant – Fonepad 7 Dual SIM. Dual SIM devices have gained substantial consumer attention in the country. Our new dual SIM device combines the widely accepted innovation and all the necessary functionality. Its availability at a much lesser price point, which makes it even more desirabl,” said Peter Chang, Regional Head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group, ASUS India.

ASUS Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is a brilliant 7-inch tablet with a HD 1280×800 IPS display and slots for two SIM cards. Fonepad 7 Dual SIM is designed to keep your personal and professional life in the palm of your hand. Its 3G service satisfies every mobile phone and tablet need, right in the palm of your hand. Whether it is social media, or your social circle, you will always be in touch. Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you will know what your loved ones are up to.

ASUS Fonepad 7 Dual SIM features a 1280×800 HD IPS display with an incredible 178-degree viewing angle so you can share what is onscreen with those around you. Colour schemes come to life with the new ASUS Splendid. You will be amazed at textures and colours like never before……..See More

Google and Citrix team up for offering critical Windows Apps to Chromebooks

Google and Citrix team up for offering critical Windows Apps to Chromebooks 

Citrix is working with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps toGoogle Chromebooks. Chromebooks are experiencing rapidly-growing adoption across organizations of all types, including many of the largest enterprises, as they look to transition to new and innovative computing platforms. One of the key needs for these organizations is to provide users anywhere, anytime access to Windows apps that are critical for business, such as line of business apps for HR, finance and sales. Chromebooks for Business combined withCitrix XenApp virtual app delivery solution and Citrix Receiver for HTML5, enable customers to deliver all types of Windows apps with the high-definition user experience of Citrix HDX technology, and operational scalability for the largest organizations.

In addition to secure app delivery, Citrix adds support for collaboration with the recently announced GoToMeeting Free, a web-based app that gives users quick and simple video conferencing for Chromebook users, further enhancing a mobile workspace solution within the Chrome environment.

To accelerate the adoption of Chromebooks for business, Citrix is announcing a promotional discount of 25% for XenApp Platinum edition - the flagship version that also includes Citrix AppDNA application management technology. AppDNA technology simplifies and speeds up the migration for Microsoft customers from Windows XP to the newest versions. The promotion began from April 8, 2014 – the date that Windows XP reached……..See More

Huawei deploys Wi-Fi Solutions at Calicut University

Huawei deploys Wi-Fi Solutions at Calicut University 

Calicut University has deployed Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution in order to provide free high speed Wi-Fi connectivity and to make the university accessible to the internet, anytime, anywhere.

The Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution supports the integration of both wired and wireless networks. The Batch configuration consists of upto 200 access points and centralized Access Controller supporting about 10,000 users on a single Policy Center Server having capacity to support upto 1 Lakh users. The network consists of features like Real time location topology, Wireless Network Security Detection, Built-in reporting tools and also customized reports.

With the deployment of this solution, which is set to be inaugurated at the University by Minister P.K. Kunjalikutty, the Calicut University will acquire the status of complete Wi-Fi enabled University, making it the first e-enabled University in Kerala.

‘We are taking baby steps to do things – FIRST TIME RIGHT’

Suresh S. Reddy, VP, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, India said, “A University campus network connects many departments and residential branches and plays an important a crucial role in any educational institution. But increasing network demands can quickly become unmanageable. For an institution aiming to deploy such an extensive network in one go, the Huawei Campus Wi-Fi solution is the ideal solution, in that it allows for reduced operational cost, whilst boosting efficiency in terms of control, access and manageability. The single solution allows access for over 10,000 users to a highly reliable and seamless wireless (or wired) experience.”

The Wi-Fi deployment will be followed by the setting up of 160 access points. These access points are set to be deployed at the seminar complex for visitors to the University; in the library complex as well as in hostels and individual education departments, to provide 24×7 internet facilities to students…….See More