CSS Corp using Video Conf for cutting travel, aiding reviews

NEW DELHI, INDIA: CSS Corp has selected Avaya Scopia video conferencing capabilities to enhance its collaboration portfolio.

Lots of CDOs, and lots of hurdles

MUMBAI, INDIA: Gartner is predicting that 90 per cent of large companies will have a CDO

Myntra reduces discounts, targets $1bn GMV by FY 2017

BANGALORE, INDIA: Online fashion portal, Myntra has clocked $800 million in annualized Gross merchandise volume(GMV) in January 2016. It has also recorded a growth of 70 percent YoY in 2015. Sales volumes for the month were propelled by the growth

Not the Apple of every eye today?

USA: New reports are digetsing a record but also lower-than-expected first quarter kitty for Apple with 74.8 million smartphones, which is 0.4 per cent up from last year. Second-quarter sales are expected to fall towards a first-of-its-kind decline in 13

Why is the smart-home customer not popping the cork?

LOS GATOS, CA: A new report from Argus Insights shows that consumers are overall more frustrated with the applications that dictate, schedule and manage each device than with the actual devices themselves. The Smart Home ecosystem comprises both hardware devices

Digital Culture Shock, from the lens of Accenture

INDIA: An Accenture report highlights how companies can often feel overwhelmed by the pace of technology change, experiencing “digital culture shock” at the prospect of keeping up with the competition. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate – dramatically

India, besides China got afflicted on Android side last year

MUMBAI, INDIA:  Android viruses rose sharply and the number of Android viruses exceeded 9.5 million, which is larger than twice the total number in the past three years. Also, in 2015, when compared with 2014’s 2.8 million, the growth rate

Banks and Money-transfer operators may be slipping here

MUMBAI, INDIA: A survey finds that a large majority of respondents (82 per cent) using services currently offered by existing players such as money transfer operators (MTOs) and banks, are dissatisfied and that 83 per cent of respondents in developed

IT Spends for 2016: 0.6 pc up, and how?

MUMBAI, INDIA: IT spending on a global level is forecast to total $3.54 trillion dollars in 2016, just a 0.6 per cent increase over 2015 spending of $3.52 trillion dollars. As Gartner, Inc. notes, 2015 saw the largest U.S. dollar

Tatarinov is new Citrix CEO

USA: Citrix has announced that Kirill Tatarinov has been appointed President and CEO, effective January 25, 2016. Tatarinov will also join the Citrix Board as a director at that time. Interim President and CEO Robert Calderoni continues his role as

Got Mail from Income Tax dept? Check again

By : Pratima Harigunani

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mails have been floating around and if Symantec has captured it right, it’s a sign of grave concern. During the last three months, Symantec has observed malicious emails claiming to be from the Income Tax Department of India.

ManageEngine brings cloud edition of its MDM solution

CHENNAI, INDIA: ManageEngine announced the availability of the cloud edition of its mobile device management (MDM) software solution Mobile Device Manager Plus. The move gives IT administrators an on-demand service they can easily adopt and scale to manage their organizations’

FreeCharge comes up with virtual card to make its wallet universally accepted

NEW DELHI, INDIA: FreeCharge has launched its new virtual card ‘FreeCharge Go’ to make the wallet universally accepted across all online merchants in India. Launched in association with YES Bank, ‘FreeCharge Go’ is powered by MasterCard. The card can be

Hitachi claims significant datacenter footprint reduction with new all-flash array

BANGALORE, INDIA:  Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced an all-flash array, Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS) A series– ideal for customers seeking optimized solutions for a particular set of use cases like virtual desktop, virtual server real-time analytics and database environments. Available

India is Twitter’s third largest SMB market in APAC

BANGALORE, INDIA: India is one of Twitter’s fastest-growing SMB markets worldwide and is the third largest SMB market in APAC, after Japan and Australia. The average monthly spend has grown 60% per SMB advertiser. Thousands of Indian SMBs are using

YuppTV brings live stream of Australian Open and video-on-demand

NEW DELHI, INDIA: OTT player YuppTV is bringing all the action from the ongoing Australian Open, right at your fingertips. YuppTV ensures that users can stream the matches live and watch highlights for all of them without any buffering. Users

Le devices in India will offer 1yr subscription to ErosNow

BANGALORE, INDIA: ErosNow’s extensive repository of Bollywood films, music and Originals will now be integrated into the user interface of Le devices purchased in India. The digital OTT player has signed a strategic business alliance with  LeEco, for their flagship smartphones,

Smartphones are hot, but Basic Smartphones hotter

MUMBAI, INDIA: Mobile phone shipments are on pace to increase 2.6 per cent in 2016. “Constant end-user spending on mobile phones is expected to increase by 1.2 per cent in 2016, but its growth will not be strong enough for overall

PC market in step with Windows 10

MUMBAI, INDIA: Businesses may adopt Windows 10 earlier and boost the PC market in 2017. The global PC shipment market is expected to total 287 million units in 2016, a decline of one per cent year over year, but on pace

If you are a business using customer data, stay alert

NEW YORK, USA: A new report from Accenture warns that businesses’ use of personal data from consumers is at risk. The report, “Guarding and Growing Personal Data Value,” acknowledges the benefits of using personal data to support innovation in customer