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Pegasystems to innovate device solutions for “Internet of Things” clients

Alan-Trefler-pegasystemsWith an increasing number of manufacturers looking at Internet of Things (IoT) for maintenance and services, Pegasystems is increasingly working on solutions in the sector. The US-based company is devising solutions for its clients such as Philips as a part of its suite in customer services business.

Alan Trefler, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Pegasystems, said that customer support services contribute to around half their revenue in one form or the other. One of the new sectors are manufacturers who work in the space of IoT using their services in the warranty to service machinery and consumer facing devices. They have utilized their core technology with process automation, tracking and fulfilment services …Read more

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Canon India delights Its Partners with Europe Trip

Canon India delights Its Partners with Europe Trip

To acknowledge its top performing gold and platinum channel partners who have achieved100% target over a period of six months (July 2012 – December 2012), Canon India(NYSE:CAJ) has announced the successful execution of 10th annual “Wings of Glory” programme for the year 2013. Under this channel partner engagement programme, Canon rewarded its 34 partners for a five-day tour to the Scandinavian destinations (Sweden and Denmark) of Europe.

Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice-President, Canon India, said, “At Canon, we firmly believe in positioning the partners as one of the biggest differentiators. The goal of this unique programme is to felicitate and strengthen the relationship between Canon and its partners in a unique out of office environment. We also invited spouses to join the family in contributing for high growth of Canon. Completing a stupendous decade of achievements, the Wings of Glory is a much- awaited platform that binds the Canon India family together”.

With this partner programme, Canon India aims to strengthen its bonds with channel partners and help them recognize their efforts. “Wings of Glory” has motivated partners to continuously better their performance and raise the bar for a better quality performance…..See More

CtrlS and Siemens Convergence sign MoU

CtrlS and Siemens Convergence sign MoU

CtrlS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Convergence Creators Pvt. Ltd (CVC). This strategic partnership with Siemens CVC will enable CtrlS to offer Secure Workforce Productivity Service (SWPS) targeted at increasing the workforce productivity of enterprise customers with a 360-degree view and optimizing their operating expenditure. The offering will revolutionize the end-user computing environment linking the missing step of aligning the IT with workforce productivity, ensuring a transparent valuation matrix.

According to the MoU, CtrlS will leverage Siemens CVC’s product CONDIS, a leading asset and resource management solution, for its SWPS offering.  This will help manage and optimize the IT and non-IT assets of customers, thereby allowing the SLAs and measurement systems to be rolled out to the workforce, creating a conducive environment, where all elements around the workforce are measurable and auditable.

“At CtrlS, we are committed to providing global standard of services to customers. Many MNCs operating in India and Indian enterprises face various issues in complying with stringent confidentiality requirements and adhering to global standards for their workforce. The Secure Workforce Productivity Services will ensure 360-degree view of their back office operations, creating a transparent measurable set-up that will ensure security and productivity measurement parameters be placed for optimization and increased productivity,” said Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder & CEO, CtrlS.

“Siemens CVC’s CONDIS has gained the trust of enterprises across different verticals who aim to efficiently manage resources and it will serve as the right vehicle to drive SWPS services in India. Based on its smart architecture and its high scalability, CONDIS is significantly more cost-efficient than comparable solutions on the market. In addition, CONDIS requires just a minimum of operational investment. It is easily customizable and can be effortlessly extended anytime. With this partnership, we aim to provide tools and technologies for customers to become more productive and focus on their key competencies,” said Rajiv Sulekh, CEO & Managing Director, Siemens CVC India.

This partnership will enable CtrlS reinforce……See More

BlackBerry announces Scholarship Programme for Indian Women

BlackBerry announces Scholarship Programme for Indian Women

BlackBerry is reportedly reaching out to women in India to urge them to apply for the new BlackBerry Scholarship Programme, an initiative designed to inspire women globally to enter and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Led by BlackBerry Global Creative Director Alicia Keys, the BlackBerry Scholarship Programme will offer ten full, four-year university scholarships to outstanding female candidates. The BlackBerry Scholarship Programme is available to women in India and will provide scholarships to outstanding applicants who are seeking degrees at accredited local colleges and universities in the areas of STEM across India. Applications are now open to candidates in India, who are interested in the scholarships, and will close at 2:30 am on June 27, 2013. The scholars will be selected by a panel of inspirational and accomplished women, led by Alicia Keys, who will recruit candidates based on their academic merit and passion for entering the mobile computing industry.

“Women are underrepresented in the fields of science and technology, and we feel strongly that it is time to drive a change. It is important to connect the dots for young women in secondary schools and colleges, and show them that careers in science and technology are within their reach. And when women do land these jobs, it is vital they receive the mentoring and support they need to advance in their careers. I am proud BlackBerry is demonstrating leadership in women’s education, both in school and in the workplace, and giving back to its most loyal users in such a profound way,” said BlackBerry Global Creative Director Alicia Keys.

This Scholarship Programme is the first step in the BlackBerry’s long-term commitment and multi-tiered strategy to engage young women at every step of their education from secondary school to college……See More

Josh expands “Fortune” Portfolio with Fortune HD Smartphone

Josh expands

Josh Mobiles has further strengthened its smartphone series “Fortune” – unveiling its latest Fortune HD, a high-definition smartphone for lifelike viewing experience.

The new Fortune HD is a 3.5-inch high-definition screen with the screen resolution of 960*540. Fortune HD with its 8MP rear and 3MP front camera captures clear images. One can also make the long-distance calls timely with its Video Calling feature.

Running on ice cream sandwich 4.0.4, Fortune HD is backed by 1.2 GHZ Dual-Core Processor, making the device compatible to multitasking. Supporting the latest audio formats, one can also download unlimited songs. To back it all its heavy-duty 2400 mAh battery gives longer hours to work and play with your Fortune HD.

Deepak Gupta, Director, Josh Mobiles, said, “Fortune HD is packed with exciting features and its high-definition screen shall take you to the next level of viewing experience. The latest addition in the Fortune series on our third anniversary strengths us further in the smartphone category……See More

Nevales bags Cloud Advantage Award 2013

Nevales bags Cloud Advantage Award 2013

As per the latest update, Nevales Networks has been graced with an award for its Cloud-based solution offerings. Nevalas has grabbed the Cloud Advantage Award in the category of “Best cloud app developed in-house for business efficiency”. The award was received by the Nevales team at Cloud Connect, an event on Cloud Computing held on June 12, 2013 in Mumbai.

Sunija Rishi, Co-Founder & VP – Marketing and Business Development a Nevales Network, said, “Cloud Connect brings together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure and service providers, and cloud computing innovators. Getting this award at Cloud Connect will help us build relationship with cloud experts, technology providers, analysts and IT professionals. We have always believed that we offer the world-class cloud security solutions and this award validates our stance. We are honoured to get this prestigious award.”

Nevales Networks offers comprehensive cloud-based security solutions. The Nevales series of plug-and-play ready cloud-managed security gateway appliances combine the advantages of cloud computing with those of an on-premise security gateway appliance. Nevales customers can access all Internet-related resources, application and services safely and securely through Nevales’ secured network. Nevales’ Cloud-based architecture provides a single-point security management console accessible from anywhere and from any device, allowing enterprises to manage these plug-and-play ready security gateway devices remotely…..See More

Kapsersky hosts “Partner Pitshops” in India

Kapsersky hosts

To help the channel partners to grow their business, Kaspersky Lab has organized a series of partner technical and sales enablement trainings and meetings across multi-cities in India. This announcement was followed by the launch of its security solution for Corporates – Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business (KESB). The trainings titled “Partner Pitstops” in its first phase covered Mumbai and other south Indian cities, including Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The trainings in South India were conducted along with Kaspersky Lab’s National Distributor for corporate business, eCaps. In the second phase, Pitstops are planned for Delhi and other north Indian cities.

Altaf Halde, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab South Asia, stated, “The year 2013 will see us consolidating our partner network and working closely with them to deliver technical and sales enablement trainings in addition to supporting them with customer leads. As we are a 100% channel-centric company, it is imperative that we support our partners with training and marketing to grow their business.”

Kaspersky Lab has conducted several such technical sessions already in this quarter; about 5 trainings alone were conducted in the Kaspersky Lab Mumbai technical training lab.

“Such technical trainings usually are conducted over a period of two days with hands-on lab sessions in deploying our solutions. We believe at the end of the training, partners strengthen their technical expertise in Kaspersky B2B solutions significantly,” said Pranav Bhayani, Technical Support Manager, Kaspersky Lab South Asia.

Recently, under the Pitstop roadshow series…..See More