Author: VARINDIA IT Magazine

OYO appoints Suvesh Malhotra as VP Engineering

OYO appoints Suvesh Malhotra as VP EngineeringOYO – India’s largest hotel network appointed Suvesh Malhotra as VP-Engineering.

As part of OYO’s technology leadership team, Suvesh will work on building technology as a core differentiator to deliver a best-in-industry user experience. He will oversee OYO’s consumer technology including consumer experience, ordering and payment platforms and data analytics to design and deliver solutions to meet evolving consumer needs.

A seasoned tech professional with 12 years of experience, Suvesh has a proven track record in implementing technology solutions for various businesses. Suvesh joins OYO from Amazon.com where he was leading technology for BuyVIP, a flash sales e-commerce platform. He was formerly the CTO of Stepout – India’s largest social discovery platform and has also worked with homeshop18 and Oracle in the past….Read More

Cisco partners with Shoppers Stop To Accelerate Digital Transformation

Cisco partners with Shoppers Stop To Accelerate Digital TransformationCisco and Shoppers Stop have announced collaboration to implement Cisco Wireless Solution across 80 Shoppers Stop stores in India. In select stores, Shoppers Stop is piloting the Cisco Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) capabilities integrated with Cisco Wireless Solution for enhanced, personalized experiences for shoppers. This alliance is aimed to accelerate the digitization of Shoppers Stop stores in line with its omni-channel strategy through which the company aims to achieve 20 percent digitally-influenced sales by 2020.

As per Cisco VNI Report 2016 – 2021, total public Wi-Fi hotspots will grow 112-fold to 5.4 million by 2021 in India. With Cisco’s expertise, Shoppers Stop has deployed guest Wi-Fi for more personalization and digital services to help its customers discover the best shopping possibilities within its stores. Cisco’s CMX solution is designed to help Shoppers Stop better serve its customers by analyzing individual customer experience, behavior and engagement…Read More

 

Capgemini to acquire the North American business of Ciber

Capgemini to acquire the North American business of CiberCapgemini and Ciber has announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Capgemini will acquire the North American operations of Ciber, for a total price of $50 million.

The assets to be acquired include the majority of the North American business of Ciber, covering client-focused assets, employees and operations, with revenue of $275 million. The transaction excludes certain liabilities of Ciber as well as its international operations.

The acquisition of the North American business of Ciber, a provider of technology services and IT specialists, will strengthen Capgemini’s presence in the region with key Fortune 1,000 clients in sectors such as automotive, telecom and media. The deal will increase Capgemini’s workforce by an estimated 2,000 consultants in the US and 1,000 in India…Read More

Altbalaji Taps AWS Cloud

Altbalaji Taps AWS CloudBalaji Telefilms’ video streaming service ALTBalaji will be using Amazon Cloudfront, a global content delivery network (CDN) service.

ALTBalaji will have access to multi-petabytes of bandwidth in preparation of the launch of the ALTBalaji service in mid-April 2017.

“We use Xstream Mediamaker as our backend OVP and video delivery is entirely hosted by and built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which already serves numerous global OTT platforms with over hundreds of millions of streams. Thanks to AWS, our platform setup is capable of handling high volumes of traffic and media content per week, and at the same time stream content to millions of our customers every day through Amazon Cloudfront,” said Sunil Nair, COO, ALT Digital Media Entertainment…Read More

AMD acquires wireless virtual reality IP player Nitero

AMD acquires wireless virtual reality IP player NiteroAMD has acquired intellectual property (IP) and key engineering talent from Nitero, a pioneer in millimeter wave solutions capable of enabling future generations of wireless Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) headsets.

The acquisition provides AMD with a broader portfolio of IP capable of enabling VR headset and solution providers with key technology required to create more immersive computing experiences.

“Unwieldly headset cables remain a significant barrier to drive widespread adoption of VR,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD chief technology officer and senior vice president.

“Our newly acquired wireless VR technology is focused on solving this challenge, and is another example of AMD making long-term technology investments to develop high-performance computing and graphics technologies that can create more immersive computing experiences,” added Papermaster…Read More

Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to encash on India’s 4G feature phone market

Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to encash on India's 4G feature phone marketQualcomm India has launched Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to encash on 4G feature phone market designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry level 4G feature phones.

The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software, all to enable a comprehensive mobile solution.

The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed for OEMs and ODMs that service consumers who may otherwise be unable to gain access to high quality, affordable, reliable mobile devices. As operators around the world redefine subscription plans to take greater advantage of robust LTE network rollouts, devices with the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform are designed to support consumers, micro-enterprises, and others, to economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi)…Read More

HCL Technologies powers Volvo Ocean Race

HCL Technologies powers Volvo Ocean RaceHCL Technologies has been chosen as the strategic IT services provider to the Volvo Ocean Race.

HCL will be responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the 2017–18 edition of the race around the world. The Volvo Ocean Race held after every three years witnesses the coming together of the best sailors across the world to compete in the toughest offshore challenge.

The IT infrastructure being developed in collaboration with HCL will form the backbone of Volvo Ocean Race’s streaming and TV production for key events such as arrivals, departures and the In-Port Race series. HCL will support vital services, such as inter-site connectivity at the race’s global stopovers, digital content delivery, mobile data centers and infrastructure with full redundancy, best-in-class Wi-Fi networks, and multimedia facilities for media centres and race offices.

HCL will provide end-to-end IT support in setting up the Race Villages in all 12 ports, enabling Volvo Ocean Race to provide a great viewing experience to its fans as they follow the boats during the eight-month ocean marathon and stopovers at host cities around the world…Read More