Risk reporting at RBS moves to MSCI

By : Pratima Harigunani

LONDON, UK:  MSCI Inc., a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that following a rigorous selection process RBS (Luxembourg) S.A, has chosen MSCI as its vendor for regulatory risk reporting “The product offerings from MSCI, a leading service

Denmark Grocery major opts for MDM basket

By : Pratima Harigunani

AARHUS, DENMARK Dagrofa, one of Denmark’s biggest grocery retailers and distributors, has selected Stibo Systems’ Master Data Management (MDM) solution to strengthen its procurement processes. With more than 700 shops and stores nationwide, Dagrofa will implement Stibo Systems’ STEP platform

Bosch’s Advanced Driver systems to use TomTom

By : Pratima Harigunani

AMSTERDAM: TomTom (TOM2) has announced a partnership with Bosch to integrate its navigation technology and maps into Bosch’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This partnership as explained, will enable Bosch to develop more advanced applications including intelligent cruise control, upcoming

Apparel maker in Sri Lanka restyles IT with VMware

By : Pratima Harigunani

SRI LANKA: VMware, Inc. announced that Brandix Lanka has chosen VMware’s virtualization and cloud infrastructure technology to further its cloud strategy. Brandix anticipates this deployment to help the company reduce capital and operational costs annually while reducing the time to

SSMS brings Docxtracker to mkt

By : Pratima Harigunani

INDIA: Influenced by the acute need of various businesses for managing their documents and realizing that the old school methods of handling documents were counter-productive to a business, SSMS perceived a vision of modernizing document management process with Docxtracker, a

Digital Branch from IndusInd Bank at a metro stop

By : Pratima Harigunani

NEW DELHI, INDIA: IndusInd Bank has inaugurated its first Digital Branch at IndusInd Cybercity Rapid Metro station, Gurgaon. With this launch, IndusInd Bank claims it has become the first bank in India to have a fully Digital Branch at a

PC Jeweller partners with Flipkart

By : Pratima Harigunani

BANGALORE, INDIA: Flipkart has joined hands with PC Jeweller to create what they call, a game-changing platform for online jewellery shopping. With the aim to revolutionize the trend of jewellery buying in India, this partnership will provide an online go-to

Satya Nadella rolls India-led Cloud Svcs

By : Pratima Harigunani

NEW DELHI, INDIA: In his first visit to India as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella  announced that Microsoft will offer commercial cloud services – Azure and Office 365, from local datacenters by the end of 2015. This is expected to accelerate

Cisco adds over 30 Intercloud partners and expands with 250 new Datacentres

BANGALORE, INDIA: Cisco has announced that more than 30 additional companies, including Deutsche Telekom, BT, NTT DATA, and Equinix, have added their support to the Intercloud – the worldwide network of interconnected clouds – that Cisco and its partners are

Dassault Systèmes encourages ‘PLM as a Service’ adoption for Indian biz

NEW DELHI, INDIA:  Dassault Systèmes is set to lay emphasis on empowering India’s SME sector with affordable, next generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions over the cloud architecture. It will bring the value proposition of enterprise solutions to SMEs as

TSMC certifies ANSYS’ electromigration and thermal reliability solns

PITTSBURGH, USA: ANSYS has announced that its RedHawk and Totem products are certified for TSMC 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET+ (N16FF+), a second-generation FinFET technology. TSMC has certified these solutions for static and dynamic voltage drop analysis, electromigration (EM) verification and thermal

Watching Flash turn into Denim

By : Pratima Harigunani

MUMBAI, INDIA: The camera has panned wide at ‘Flash’, the talk of the storage and IT infrastructure town in the last few months. Yet it would be too soon to place bets on its survival as the core, common, consistent

India in top spots in data center infra mkt for APAC

By : Pratima Harigunani

MUMBAI, INDIA: The Indian data center infrastructure market, comprising of server, storage and networking equipment, will total $2.03 billion in 2015, a 5.4 per cent increase from 2014 revenue of $1.92 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. India will be the second

Creative cultures and revenue, connecting the dots

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Companies that foster creativity achieve exceptional revenue growth than peers. About 58 per cent of a recent survey’s respondents said firms that foster creativity had 2013 revenues exceeding their 2012 revenues by 10 per cent or more.

Communications infrastructure loss pegged at Rs 850 Cr for the valley

KASHMIR, INDIA: The recent floods that the valleys in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed were rarest of the rare. No country, however resourceful it may be can ever be prepared for a catastrophe. While various government agencies and departments are gearing

Why ‘Make in India’ is an anachronism

Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious campaign to turn India into a global manufacturing hub plans aims to develop infrastructure and make it easier for companies to do business. The hope is bump up manufacturing from 15 percent of GDP to 25 percent.

Modi sketches Tech Triangle from Madison Square

By : Pratima Harigunani

NEW YORK: Amongst an unprecedented gathering of NRIs on his US visit, PM Narendra Modi attempted well to galvanise more than some patriotic fervour. What of course caught our attention during his much-awaited speech, is how Modi heavily accentuated the role

BBC to decode social media with DaVinci

By : Pratima Harigunani

UK: IMImobile has been awarded the contract under the BBC’s framework agreement for the provisioning of Mobile and Social Messaging services to help the BBC streamline the audience engagement process across mobile and social channels. The partnership commenced in July 2014,

Global R&D Pie is worth $170 bn and still not in plate

By : Pratima Harigunani

BANGALORE, INDIA: Increased demand for embedded and software content is driving the R&D spend in Hi-Tech verticals. Hi-Tech and ISV segments constitute 35 per cent of top 500 spenders while $170 Billion is the overall addressable R&D globalization and services opportunity, as

Smart cities’ dream- an analyst’s view

By : Pratima Harigunani

MUMBAI, INDIA: As Adil Zaidi, Director – Infrastructure Practice, EY observes it, it’s good that India is also thinking of developing smart cities, but we have to tread carefully as nowhere in the world any country has thought of developing