Jaco Van Eeden to head HCL’s Beyond Digital Business Unit

hcl-logo-new-300x300HCL Technologies (HCL) has appointed Jaco Van Eeden as Executive Vice-President to lead HCL’s Beyond Digital Business Unit. As the Head of this Business, Jaco will lead the Unit’s Sales, Delivery and Product teams to further strengthen HCL’s Go-To-Market propositions in the Enterprise Digital Transformation and Innovation space.

hcl logo new 300×300 Jaco Van Eeden to head HCLs Beyond Digital Business UnitAnant Gupta, President & CEO, HCL Technologies, said, “Jaco’s rich experience of having delivered large-scale Digital Programs for Global 1,000 corporations and his understanding of the enabling technology space give him the unique ability to execute this approach for our clients and position HCL as a Digital Transformation Partner of choice.”
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HCL Infosystems CEO Harsh Chitale quits; Premkumar Sheshadri to take charge

HCL Infosystems CEO Harsh Chitale quits; Premkumar Sheshadri to take charge

As per the latest announcement made by HCL Infosystems, company’s Managing Director and CEO Harshavardhan Madhav Chitale has resigned from his post. However, he will remain with the company till this month-end. If reports ate to be believed, company’s Director and Executive Vice-Chairman Premkumar Seshadri will now take charge as MD, w.e.f. January 1, 2015.

Infosystems spokesperson said in a statement, “Harshavardhan Madhav Chitale has resigned as Managing Director & CEO and as Director of the company with effect from close of business hours on December 31, 2014. The Board has in its meeting held on December 8, 2014, approved his resignation”.

In September 2014, HCL Infosystems had appointed Premkumar as the executive vice chairman of the company. Prior to that, Premkumar was the group CEO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise.See More

HCL Technologies and CSC enter into strategic partnership

HCL Technologies and CSC enter into strategic partnership

HCL Technologies(NSE:HCLTECH) has reportedly formed a strategic partnership to address the substantial market opportunity created by the need for enterprise clients to modernize their applications and transition to the cloud.

HCL and CSC(NYSE:CSC) will create a world-class application modernization delivery network to enable enterprises to shift from legacy technologies to a cloud-enabled platform. The first delivery centres will be launched in Bangalore and Chennai. These delivery centres will lower the risks and costs for clients transitioning to the cloud. The joint application modernization offering will be enhanced with vertical-specific initiatives starting with banking and financial services through the creation of a banking centre of excellence. The partnership will be standardizing the delivery of modernized applications and enable them to be brokered onto any cloud environment, using platforms such as CSC’s ServiceMesh.

“We are pleased to partner with CSC. The company’s strong technology portfolio and client base coupled with HCL’s robust system integration capabilities will be a formidable combination in the application modernization market,” said Anant Gupta, President & Chief Executive Officer, HCL Technologies.

“Our strategic partnership with HCL is a new and innovative approach to delivering next- generation IT services which enable enterprises to achieve greater operational agility and significant reductions to operating costs,” said Mike Lawrie, CSC’s President & Chief Executive Officer.

According to the terms of the agreement, both companies intend to share equally all cloud application modernization revenue and direct costs. With a new governance board providing oversight, the partners will share dedicated employees and technologies, as well as production and development work…….See More

HCL launches “ME Champ”, Exclusive Tablet for Kids

HCL launches To enhance the learning experience of kids with infotainment content across various categories such as Games, Education, Books and TV, HCL Infosystemhas announced the launch of its new tablet “ME Champ” exclusively targeted at kids between 3 and 12 years of age. This product launch is expected to take learning to the next level.

ME Champ tablet comes pre-loaded with content for kids, including exercises in art, geography, history, language and mathematics. The device also offers free access to more than 500 Apps.

The tablet comes with tracking features, a control mechanism to help parents monitor their child’s activities and an Application Manager that offers parents the ability to select apps and restrict tablet use duration for kids access. The tablet can be operated in 2 modes – Parent mode (where the tablet functions as a normal device) and Kids Mode (in which parents can define the content the kids can access). ME Champ tablet also supports 11 regional Indian languages.

Gautam Advani, Global Head, Mobility Business Unit, HCL Infosystems, said, “We are very happy to launch our new ME Champ tablet specially designed for kids powered by a unique parent control feature. This product is aimed at parents who have their child in the age group of 3 to 12 years, and strengthens our tablet portfolio. This unique product is inspired by our philosophy of change that drives development of innovative products to connect with consumers and to meet their technology requirements……See More

HCL launches Learning Solutions for IIT-JEE Aspirants

HCL launches Learning Solutions for IIT-JEE AspirantsThe learning division of HCL Infosystems – HCL Learning, has reportedly introduced two innovative products – My IIT Tutor and MyEduWorld. MyEduWorld is an interactive learning solution available in a USB flash drive for students from class 1 to 10th, while My IIT Tutor is a video-based, self-learning mentor solution in an external hard drive for IIT-JEE aspirants.

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My IIT Tutor is a solution created for students preparing for IIT-JEE in association with Motion, Kota’s fastest-growing Institute for IIT-JEE (Main+ Advanced) preparation, which is known for its technologically advanced teaching methodology and has one of the highest student selection success ratio in the country. My IIT Tutor’s content comprises of video lectures (300+ lectures), detailed topic wise notes (5,000+ pages), video problem solutions (10,000+ problems) by the best faculty from KOTA and an online test series (1 lakh questions). My IIT Tutor is available in two variants with – 1-year content licence, which is priced at Rs.13,999/- and a 2-year content licence which is priced at Rs.17,999/-.

MyEduWorld is based on a scientifically researched learning methodology that promotes learning which delivers measurable outcomes and caters to all the learning needs of students up to class 10th. Its content repository consists of over 25,000 rich and interactive 3D/2D animations for in-depth conceptual clarity and developing thinking abilities, 1,000+ simulations, 2,000+ worksheets, quizzes for quick revision and practice and over 4,500 assessments to track the students’ performance. MyEduWorld is available in three flavours according to the students in different classes; for Classes 1-5 at Rs.1,999/-, for Classes 6- 7 at Rs. 2,399/- and for Classes 8–10 at Rs.2,699.

Chetan Mahajan, Head – HCL Learning, said, “Today, the need of the hour in our education system is to make the learning process more engaging and interactive. We at HCL Learning have adopted a more simple yet, scientific method to impart maximum knowledge to the students. With My IIT Tutor and MyEduWorld one doesn’t need internet connectivity as the expert-facilitated content can be accessed anytime, anywhere through a hard-disk and a robust USB flash drive. Each solution of ours is fine-tuned in a manner to address the needs of our expanding learning ecosystem…….See More

HCL launches numerous Multi-Brand Service Centres in India

HCL launches numerous Multi-Brand Service Centres in India

As a part of its Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) initiative, HCL Care, the support and service division of HCL Infosystems, has announced the launch of multiple HCL Touch Centres across various cities in India. HCL Touch Centres will offer a wide range of quality services for multiple products and brands. Aimed at creating an organized play in the retail service provider market, HCL Touch Centres will offer one-stop solution to all servicing needs for mobility, IT and consumer electronics and Home Appliances products across brands. Starting with 8 centres in Delhi-NCR, this D2C project will gradually expand across Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III cities in India.

Sayantan Nandi, Sr. VP & Business Head – HCL Care, HCL Infosystems Ltd, said, “HCL Care has always been known for its customized service solutions through quality-driven processes, superior infrastructure and technically skilled resources. With HCL Touch Centres, our aim is to bring a national, multi-channel 24-hour rapid response technical support service for consumers. Through these, we aspire to be the No. 1 Retail Service Provider in India, addressing the growing demand for quality service for products across brands.”

HCL Touch Centre services will include warranty support service for OEM partners, multi-brand out of warranty repairs, extended warranty protection plans/AMC plans, accessories & software sales /upgrade, and a range of value-added services like onsite services, pick and drop, data recovery…..See More

HCL’s DDMS teams up with Huawei to distribute TE30 across India

HCL’s DDMS teams up with Huawei to distribute TE30 across India

To power the new way of enterprise video communication for small and medium businesses and their on the go executives , Huawei has  launched a HD videoconferencing system, TE30. In addition, Huawei India and Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services (DDMS)  has  announced their partnership wherein DDMS will distribute the TE30 in various markets across India.

Sonia Ahluwalia, Head-South Region, Enterprise BG India, Huawei said, “We are excited to launch the next generation HD Videoconferencing System, TE30 in India. TE 30 is a testimony to Huawei’s promise of being a perfect partner for the growing business. We also look forward to a healthy business relationship with DDMS and are confident that this association will take our business to new heights.”

Sanjay David, CEO, Digilife Distribution and Marketing Services said, “We are proud of our association with Huawei and look forward to some robust traction amongst SMBs with our extensive channel network and achieve market leadership in this space. We believe this partnership will enhance the reach of the videoconferencing system to the SMBs across India and create value for these businesses.”

It is designed to transform a regular conference room into an HD video conference room within 5 minutes, without any assistance from professionals.

Huawei TE30 features an audio-visual experience with 1080p HD video, 720p dual stream, and AAC-LD audio, Huawei patented Video Motion Enhancement (VME) 2.0 for enhanced video processing. It also adopts H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) and SEC 3.0, which enables conferences to go on smoothly even when the packet loss ratio reaches 20%. It also incorporates face detection…..See More