IBM has announced key clients and partnerships that are fuelling Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in India. This news kicks off IBM’s Genius of Things Summit in Mumbai where more than 200 customers, partners and industry leaders will discuss new ways of doing business and showcase innovative new real-life customer stories that demonstrate how IoT can disrupt the market.
“In today’s hyper connected era, business must be able to make sense of the massive amounts of data being generated to create a safer world, improve consumer experiences and deliver excellence in service. The key to this is Cognitive IoT,” said Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, IBM India/South Asia. “With an unparalleled, growing global ecosystem of over 6,000 clients, 1,400 partners and 750 IoT patents, IBM is uniquely positioned to lead the IoT revolution across industries and help companies in India plug into critical new revenue streams.”Read More
KPIT Cummins has appointed Manisha Girotra as an independent Director in the Board of Directors.
Ravi Pandit, Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins said, “We are excited to have access to Manisha’s experience in the areas of corporate finance and markets. Towards our goal of achieving USD 1 billion in revenues, our expansion and penetration in overseas markets is of primary significance and Manisha’s addition to our Board….more
KPIT Cummins has adopted Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010 for better collaboration among employees. This will lead to reduction of travel and communication cost by 15% and 35% annually, respectively.
KPIT Cummins integrated Microsoft Lync (Instant messenger, Live meeting, Group Chat), MS Exchange 2010, Outlook 2010 and IP Telephony running on CISCO Call Manager so that users can see presence and interact using single interface. KPIT employees can call from anywhere using their IM, take part in the Live meeting from anywhere using their laptop. With the federation services enabled, KPIT employees can interact with customers having Microsoft Lync and also do Instant Messaging with other third-party messengers using the same Lync client.
Mandar Marulkar, Head – IT infrastructure, KPIT Cummins, said, “For the future expansion plans of the company, we recognized that there was a need for a high-quality experience for communications and collaboration. After the adoption of Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010, our employees started using Lync for overseas calls leading to a heavy reduction in the communication and travel expenses.”
“The deployment of Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010 at KPIT Cummins will support employees in collaborating in a much better way. This will not only help them in cutting their travel and communication cost tremendously but will enhance the productivity of the employees. Our unified communication solutions enhance the productivity of various departments of an organization and unnecessary effort and time for travelling can be minimized,” said Sanjay Manchanda, Director – Microsoft Office Division, Microsoft.