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Sunil Bharti Mittal elected GSMA chairman

sunil-mittal-gsma-chairmanThe GSMA today announced that it has elected Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman, Bharti Enterprises, as chairman for the two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018.

As GSMA chairman, Mittal will oversee the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

A highlight of the week, GSMA chair-elect Mittal led the GSMA board delegation at a meeting with the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi. In a broad-ranging discussion, the meeting highlighted the pivotal role of mobile in delivering the government’s Digital India vision of broadband as a utility for every citizen, bringing digital and financial inclusion to every corner of the country….Read More


AWS adds cloud-related learning for AWS Educate

aws-educate-1Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced cloud-related learning capabilities for AWS Educate, a global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources they need to accelerate learning.

AWS Educate now offers students a more direct way to put their cloud knowledge to use with over 25 self-paced content modules known as “Cloud Career Pathways” which are made up of instructional videos, lab exercises, online courses, whitepapers and podcasts.

The Cloud Career Pathways align to four overarching job families, which are also represented in the new AWS Educate Job Board: Cloud Architect, Software Developer, Operations-Support Engineer, and Analytics and Big Data Specialist.

AWS Educate maps students’ academic training on AWS Educate, and their achievements in the Cloud Career Pathways to relevant internships and jobs posted on the AWS Educate Job Board, which features top employers, including Amazon, Cloudnexa, Instructure, Salesforce, Splunk, Udacity and more….Read More

Global IT spending to reach $3.5 tn in 2017: Gartner

global-it-2017Driven by growth in software and IT services revenue, global IT spending is forecast to reach $3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 per cent from 2016 estimated spending of $3.4 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

The bright spot for IT industry has been the software and IT services segments. Software spending is projected to grow 6 per cent in 2016, and it will grow another 7.2 per cent in 2017 to total $357 billion.

IT services spending is on pace to grow 3.9 per cent in 2016 to reach $900 billion, and increase 4.8 per cent in 2017 to reach $943 billion.

“The immediate impact of Brexit has caused modest growth in IT spending to turn negative for 2016,” said John-David Lovelock, research vice president, Gartner.

“Without the UK, global IT spending growth would have been modestly positive at 0.2 per cent in 2016, but with the UK included, IT spending is expected to decrease 0.3 per cent. The immediate impact of the British pound will also cause the IT spending patterns to shift as prices for IT will increase,” added Lovelock….Read More

Zopo launches Color Series 4G dual-SIM smartphone Color F5

zopo-color-f5ZOPO has launched another Color Series 4G smartphone called as Color F5.

Measuring 144mm x 72.3mm x 8.5mm, the ZOPO Color F5 offers total comfort and ease of use, for a best possible user experience. Its beautifully textured metal frame has been crafted to produce an elegant looking smartphone, while keeping the best possible feel for the user by using only the best materials.

Color F5 comes equipped with fingerprint scanning technology, which allows users to control the device’s camera, gallery, app lock, and other significant features.

Apart from fingerprint scanning, ZOPO Color F5 smartphone comes with a barcode and QR code scanner, allowing users to scan barcodes and QR codes as and when they require….Read More

OnMobile unveils ONMO brand

onmobile-onmoOnMobile Global has unveiled its new consumer brand, ONMO and showcased some of its new products that will use sound to enrich communication, expression and discovery.

With this paradigm shift, OnMobile, will also engage with consumers directly, offering a suite of universally recognizable apps and services to its customers worldwide.

OnMobile has made significant investments in core technology, product development, processes and people to get ready to serve consumers directly.

“ONMO brand will symbolize the sound of connection between billions of people across the globe. Offered under this new identity, our new generation of apps will enable consumers to express themselves, discover, and create new audio, using the power of sound in a manner never done before. It is with great anticipation and excitement that I look forward to the next phase of growth of the company,” said Rajiv Pancholy, MD & CEO, OnMobile Global….Read More

Mobile banking to reach 2 bn users by 2020

mobile-banking-userOver 2 billion mobile users will use their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2021, compared to 1.2 billion this year globally says Juniper Research.

The new research, Retail Banking: Digital Transformation & Disruptor Opportunities 2016-2021, found that the number of mobile banking logins are now exceeding that of internet banking logins in many markets. For example, the BBA (British Trade Association for Banking) announced that banking app logins in the UK reached a record 11 million per day during 2015, compared to 4.3 million internet banking logins during the same period.

Meanwhile, a recent Consumer Survey conducted by Juniper Research found that around 65 per cent of mobile banking customers in the US and the UK uses an app to conduct banking services….For more information, visit :

Top 10 technology trends for 2017

tech-trend-2017Gartner top 10 technology trends has highlighted the top 10 technology trends 2017 that will be strategic for most organizations in the coming year.

The top 10 technology trends for 2017 are: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Machine Learning (ML); Intelligent Apps; Intelligent Things; Virtual and Augmented Reality; Digital Twin; Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers; Conversational System; Mesh App and Service Architecture; Digital Technology Platforms; and Adaptive Security Architecture.

“The first three embrace ‘Intelligence Everywhere,’ how data science technologies and approaches are evolving to include advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence allowing the creation of intelligent physical and software-based systems that are programmed to learn and adapt. The next three trends focus on the digital world and how the physical and digital worlds are becoming more intertwined. The last four trends focus on the mesh of platforms and services needed to deliver the intelligent digital mesh,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow….For more information, visit :