German IT co. WidasConcepts starts India operations

BANGALORE, INDIA: Germany based Big Data and IoT solutions provider, WidasConcepts has started India operations. Thomas Widmann, CEO – Global at WidasConcepts said, “With India growing rapidly in the Digital arena on all fronts, i.e. Web, mobile and cloud, we see

The Maya of Crayon Data; Ratan Tata invests in start-up

MUMBAI, INDIA: Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has invested an unspecified amount in Crayon Data, a Chennai-based start-up. Crayon’s flagship product Maya is a personalization engine that facilitates choice delivery for the banking, hotel and digital media verticals. The

What’s in store for storage in 2016

Bassam Tabbara, CTO at Quantum shares outlook on technology trends for 2016, as well as other anticipated developments across key vertical industries in the storage market. Object Storage: Ready for its Close-Up Sensor based data – combined with new, sophisticated

55 percent Indian enterprises have a digital roadmap: KPMG- Dell study

MUMBAI, INDIA: Indian enterprises are digitally ready, and willing to embrace newer technologies such as cloud, big data, IoT, mobility and social among others. Dell released the findings of a study titled, Future Ready Enterprises. The survey was conducted in

HID targets banking vertical with new server release

MUMBAI, INDIA: HID Global has enhanced its ActivID authentication offering for digital banking. Financial institutions using mobile banking channels have typically relied on simple passwords or out-of-band transaction verification based on one-time passwords (OTP) tokens sent via SMS to customers’

TCS and Gfi partner to tap smart city prospects in France

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) and Gfi Informatique entered a strategic partnership to meet the digital technology requirements of different smart city initiatives such as public transportation, water, and energy in France. TCS Digital Software & Solutions (DS&S) Group’s knowledge of

Gionee Marathon M5 promises 62 hours talk time with 6020mAh battery

BANGALORE, INDIA: Gionee claims a battery life that lasts up to 4 days in its new launch, Marathon M5. The smartphone is available exclusively on Flipkart at a price of Rs. 17,999. Available in Black, White and Golden colour options,

Aditya Birla’s fashion portal achieves close to zero return rates with 3D trial room

BANGALORE, INDIA: The biggest challenge for the fashion e-commerce players is their struggle to provide appropriate size recommendations for customers. To overcome this challenge has introduced a 3D trial room in its website. “The average return rate in the

Order food from foodpanda and get it on your train seat

BANGALORE, INDIA: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has joined hands with online food ordering platform, foodpanda to launch a food order and delivery pilot at the New Delhi Railway station. Customers will have the choice to order meals from

Using analytics for social good

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SINGAPORE: As young, eager and ambitious students with keen interest to put their newly acquired knowledge of data analytics to good use, they are often looking for real world business problems to solve. At the same time, there are many

Nokia displays cloud, IoT, 1000x capacity solutions on India Innovation Day

MUMBAI, INDIA: At the recently hosted India Innovation Day in Bengaluru, Nokia showcased cloud, IoT and analytics and 1000x capacity solutions. Targeted at the mobile broadband segment, these three were among the 30 futuristic technologies and demonstrations on various R&D

Some interesting examples of how various industries will leverage new technologies

SYDNEY: From drones to intelligent personal assistants to artificial intelligence to big data and more, newer technologies will drive interesting trends through 2016. Audrey William, Head, ICT Research, Australia & New Zealand, Frost & Sullivan, shares her insights for the

Accenture wants to hire more women

USA: Accenture intends to grow the percentage of women it hires to at least 40 percent worldwide by 2017. Approximately 39 percent of the company’s more than 100,000 new hires were women in the fiscal year 2015, ended August. Gender

Sole Mission: How Samaritan’s Feet donates millions of shoes to needy children globally?

MUMBAI, INDIA: With more than 2.2 billion people living in poverty and with little or no access to healthcare, education and basic clothing, non-profit organization Samaritan’s Feet International donates and distributes shoes to children across the globe, as a part

66pc of the digital coupon users are male

BANGALORE, INDIA: CouponDunia shares some interesting shopping insights gathered from the e-commerce websites/ platforms this Diwali. The key objective was to find out how consumers extensively used coupons to save their pocket. Despite 15 percent increase in female shoppers as

Microsoft, Volvo, partner for driverless cars

MUMBAI, INDIA: Volvo has partnered with Microsoft for driverless cars. While Volvo will develop the driverless cars, Microsoft will provide potential buyers an interactive shopping experience using its HoloLens headset. In a joint statement, the two firms said that the

The story of awards and recognition

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Sonal Desai Recognition is about giving credit where it is due; imagine an employee receiving his/her 5 years anniversary award which just is sitting on their table without any value? Zubin Zack, Director and Chief Recognition Strategist, OC Tanner, speaks

50pc enterprises will start Windows 10 deployments by Jan 2017: Gartner

BANGALORE, INDIA: Windows 10 is poised to become the most widely installed version of Windows ever, following on the path of Windows XP and Windows 7, according to Gartner. The research firm predicts that 50 percent of enterprises will start

Infosys Finacle now on Oracle cloud

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys Finacle will now be available as a managed service on Oracle Cloud. This offering will enable banks globally to leverage Finacle’s solution suite, along with other enterprise-class applications hosted on premise or in an external environment. The

Titan, HP Inc partner for smart watches

MUMBAI, INDIA: Titan and HP Inc have partnered for smart watches. While Titan will bring its expertise in watch materials, design and custom technology, HP Inc will lend its technology for the project. “It is indeed a milestone for two