MyAdvo Ties Up with Online Loan Advisor Square Capital for Loan Services
MyAdvo, India’s leading Legal Tech Startup has entered into an agreement with Square Capital, the digital lending arm of India’s largest real estate transaction platform Square Yards to enable loan facilitation for lawyers on its panel.
Square Capital is a marketplace lending platform that aggregates the market offers from financial institutions on a single platform and help borrowers to find the right financial institution. However unlike a pure technology aggregator, it provides the end to end fulfilment support in the lending process that includes assessing the credit worthiness/risk of clients, helping them choose the right product from the appropriate lending organization, managing their documentation, advising on professional issues pertaining to taxation & insurance and assisting the client till the entire lifecycle of loan disbursement.
MyAdvo, with a network of more than 10,000+ domain expert lawyers pan-India, aims to make legal simple! The Two-year old Legal-Tech startup has built an expansive legal network of domain expert lawyers to make legal accessible to the masses! MyAdvo empanelled lawyers get access to a consumer base specifically looking to redress legal grievances while using state of the art technologies developed in-house for dealing with cases, maintaining records, drafting agreements, researching case laws, etc. Legal professionals get curated information on individuals seeking immediate legal help.
MyAdvo offers case management tools to legal professionals and law firms to manage their practice and assists by providing practice management technologies which specifically facilitate activity tracking, matter & expense management, reports and analytics, client management, invoicing and payment tracking.
Square Capital currently facilitates USD 30- 40Mn(INR 200cr – INR 260cr) of loan disbursals every month, contributed majorly by secured mortgages spread across 50+ banking partners for their different products in home loan, loan against property and business loan.
This exclusive tie-up will benefit MyAdvo registered lawyers in receiving immediate loan solutions without any hassle. This affiliation between Square Capital and MyAdvo shall extend to an implied partnership between the companies in future events, promotions, seminars, etc. Square Capital provides multiple types of lending solutions and manages the borrowing process for clients. It assists clients in choosing the right product from the appropriate lending organization.
MyAdvo aims to make legal simple for laypersons and legal professionals, alike. Through this association, MyAdvo undertakes to facilitate financial assistance and aides to its registered Legal Professions! Through this association, the Legal Tech Start-up establishes the value their relationship with their empanelled lawyers holds for them.
From lawyer discovery to price transparency, MyAdvo utilises technology to make the Indian legal system more efficient. With the latest development, MyAdvo is set to change the face of legal by integrating finance industry into legal-tech industry.
Sony Pictures Networks India Celebrates its Fourth Consecutive Win at the SHRM India HR Excellence Awards
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), India’s leading entertainment and sports broadcast network has been recognised for the fourth consecutive year as an employer with the Best Health and Wellness Initiatives. Awarded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Chestnut Global Partners (a leading global Employee Assistance Program service provider), SPN features among the 10 best companies in India for its health and wellness initiatives.
The SHRM India HR Awards have been instituted as an exemplary platform to recognize organizations that put people first, deliver future focused excellence in the field of People Management, and understand the importance of human capital as a key contributor to business outcomes.
Over the years SPN has created top-notch employee experiences and has formulated innovative policies and practices (several of which are industry firsts), to nurture the health and wellness of its employees. Some of these initiatives and benefits include a 100-day fitness challenge, employee assistance program, mother’s room, employee managed groups, mixed martial arts, desktop yoga and flexible annual health checkups along with several other engagement initiatives. These have contributed to positioning SPN as an employer of choice, resulting in consistently high employee engagement survey scores and an enviable voluntary attrition rate. SPN has been recognized as one of India’s Best Employers by AON in 2017, and its Distribution business ranks 5th amongst India’s Great Mid-Sized Workplaces.
NP Singh, CEO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
“Receiving this recognition for the fourth time in a row is a matter of immense pride for the entire network. At SPN, we strive to provide innovative options to support our employees and help them stay physically, mentally and emotionally fit. Our employees are the foundation of our company and it is our earnest attempt to create a conducive environment for them. We will continue our efforts to Go-Beyond and deliver enriching career and wellness experiences to our people.”
Smriti K. Singh, CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):
“At SPN, we value our talent and it is our constant endeavor to formulate policies and practices that enhance the wellness of our employees. SPN’s commitment to the holistic wellness of our employees is a cornerstone of our mission to ensure a happy, healthy and engaged workforce at SPN. We are honoured to receive this recognition yet again. We will continue to strive hard and Go-Beyond to ensure that our employees are healthy and able to be at their best every day at work.”
About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.
SPN comprises 31 channels including Sony Entertainment Television (SET and SET HD), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, another Hindi movie channel showcasing great India Cinema; MAX HD, a high definition Hindi movie channel airing premium quality films; WAH, the FTA channel for Hindi movies; SAB and SAB HD the family-oriented Hindi comedy entertainment channels; PAL, a genre leader in rural Hindi speaking markets (HSM) showcasing the best of Hindi general entertainment and Hindi movies from SPN’s content library; PIX and PIX HD, the English movie channels; LePlex HD showing critically-acclaimed Hollywood films; AXN and AXN HD, the action and adventure-oriented English entertainment channels; Sony BBC Earth and Sony BBC Earth HD, the premium factual entertainment channels, Sony AATH, the Bangla entertainment channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; ROX HD, a channel for contemporary Hindi music; YAY!, the kids entertainment channel; Sports Network comprising 11 sports entertainment channels – SONY SIX, SONY SIX HD, SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY TEN 1, SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 3 HD, SONY TEN GOLF HD; SonyLIV – the digital entertainment VOD platform, SPN Productions, the networks’ film production arm and Sony Pictures Networks Distribution Pvt Ltd. (SPND) that distributes the networks television channels across different genres and languages through multiple content delivery platforms. SPN reaches out to over 700 million viewers in India and is available in 167 countries.
The network has been awarded the elite title of ‘Aon Best Employers India’ in the 2017 edition in recognition of SPN’s unique workplace culture and exceptional people practices.
Sony Pictures Networks India is in its 22nd year of operations in India.
L&T Technology Services Limited Sets up Development Center Dedicated to Support Danish Wind Energy Leader Vestas
L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering R&D services company, announced the formal establishment of an engineering solutions delivery center in Chennai, India that is focused on supporting a key customer. The center strengthens collaboration with Vestas (Nasdaq: VWS), the world leader in the development, manufacturing, sale and maintenance of wind power plants.
The dedicated development center will facilitate cost-effective engineering solutions and focus on solutions in areas like Energy Storage, Hybrid Energy and Smart products.
“Vestas works with long-term partners like L&T Technology to help develop solutions that lower the cost of energy, ensure flexibility in product development and shorten the amount of time needed to bring new products and solutions to market,” said Mr Andreas Bürger, Senior Vice President, Power Solutions, Industrialization at Vestas.
Mr Bhupendra Bhate, Chief Digital Officer, L&T Technology Services Limited said, “We have helped to create global success stories in energy management and storage solutions as well as services for the solar and wind power segments. We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Vestas by leveraging our expertise in automation, engineering analytics and the IoT for the wind energy industry.”
L&T Technology Services has been associated with Vestas for over a decade as a strategic engineering partner.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 85 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, Vestas has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 71 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 22,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
About L&T Technology Services Limited:
L&T Technology Services Limited is a publicly listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D Services, addressing global customers. A leading global pure-play engineering services company, L&T Technology Services serves over 50 Fortune 500 companies and 48 of the world’s top ER&D spenders and provides solutions in the areas of Mechanical Engineering Services, Embedded Systems & Applications, Engineering Process Services, Product Lifecycle Management, Engineering Analytics, Power Electronics, Machine-to Machine (M2M), and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). We operate across multiple verticals such as Automotive, Off-Highway, Telecom, Semiconductors, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Energy & Utilities and Process Industries. Our cutting edge solutions such as Integrated Building Energy Management Solution – iBEMS and IoT platform UBIQWeise™ enable companies to derive optimum value from their engineering and manufacturing investments. Headquartered in India, L&T Technology Services Limited has more than 10,000 employees, 12 global delivery centres in India and overseas, sales offices in India, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and 34 labs as of March 31, 2017. For additional information about L&T Technology Services log on to
Infosys Accelerates Private Cloud Adoption With Micro Focus SUSE OpenStack Solution
Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it has launched a private cloud solution in collaboration with Micro Focus SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, providing software-defined data center infrastructure and application delivery solutions.
This solution will help businesses significantly accelerate their digital transformation journey by being hardware agnostic, enabling faster time to market through rapid adoption, providing faster delivery of services, and greater infrastructure agility and control.
Infosys and Micro Focus SUSE have jointly invested in a center of excellence to develop validated reference architectures, accelerators and factory-based migration solutions which will help customers in rapid adoption of private cloud built on SUSE OpenStack. This partnership aims at strengthening Infosys’ association with Micro Focus SUSE and positions Infosys as a strategic Global Platinum partner, backed by over 500 architects and consultants having data center transformation and migration capabilities.
SUSE OpenStack Cloud is an automated cloud computing platform that enables organizations to innovate, rapidly deploy and manage cloud architecture. With this association, Infosys will be able to further strengthen its presence in Europe and generate new businesses and insights.
Ravi Kumar, President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys
“This new solution will empower Infosys’ clients with extreme automation backed by best-in-class professional services, which will not only provide enhanced agility but also create newer experiences. Organisations will be able to invest much more in digital transformation by reducing cost of services through open source adoption. We believe that this collaboration will impact businesses positively and help them propel their digital strategy especially in sectors such as financial services, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, energy and utilities.”
Ronald de Jong, Micro Focus SUSE, President of Sales
“Together Infosys and Micro Focus SUSE can help customers attain cost efficiency through leading-edge development of open source technology while transitioning their data centers to the next generation of software-defined infrastructure. System integrators like Infosys are critical in bridging legacy IT with emerging cloud-native technologies using SUSE OpenStack Cloud.”
About Micro Focus SUSE
Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT, Security and Risk Management, and Predictive Analytics. SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help SUSE’s customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services.
For more information visit http://www.microfocus.com
Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 198,000+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.
Certain statements in this press release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
INOX Leisure Wins Entertainment Retailer of the Year and Two More Awards for Technology at India Retail Forum 2017
he most awarded cinema exhibitor at India Retail Forum this year bags Most Admired Entertainment Retailer, Most Admired CIO and Mobile Technology Implementation for the Year
INOX Leisure has won three prestigious honours at the biggest retail event of the year, India Retail Forum 2017 held on 19th and 20th September in Mumbai. INOX received the awards for the following categories:
- IMAGES Most Admired Retailer of the Year: Entertainment
- IMAGES Retail Tech Awards for Excellence in Technology
– Most Admired Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year
– Mobile Technology Implementation
INOX Leisure bagged the coveted ‘Mobile Technology Implementation’ award for its innovative in-application food ordering feature.
Mr. Jitender Verma, CIO, INOX Leisure received the honour for ‘CIO of the Year’ for the strides INOX Leisure has made in technology adoption over the year.
INOX has pioneered the 7 Star movie experience for moviegoers, which is the epitome of luxury and technology. The experience comprises bespoke elements like a gourmet menu by Master Chef Vicky Ratnani, Italian leather recliners, a butler-on-call and designer uniforms for staff by Arjun Khanna. This is further accentuated with state-of-the-art technology innovations like being India’s only cinema exhibitor with Laser projection, introducing India’s first Laserplex located in Nariman Point, Mumbai, a first-ever in-app food ordering feature that lets guests order to their seats, installing unique customer-facing Point-of-sale (POS) touchscreens and touchscreen kiosks named Fast Bites & Fast Tickets and which reduce the time spent by a cinemagoer in lines to buy tickets & food.
In-Application Food Ordering feature
Guests at INOX can order food from their seats by using the innovative and first-of-its-kind food ordering feature on the INOX mobile Application and get their orders ready to be picked up from a special counter (named Fast Forward) or delivered to their seats. It gives guests the convenience of personalization while placing the order and hassle-free payment options. With this, guests can skip the queues and get food straight from the counter right at their seats.
Speaking about the awards, Mr. Alok Tandon, CEO,INOX Leisure said, “We are extremely excited and honoured to receive these awards and thank IMAGES Retail and our guests across India for choosing us as their most admired entertainment destination. Our efforts on pioneering and delivering a truly 7 Star movie experience have been driven by innovations in operations and powered by technology. We strive to continue being successful in delighting our guests and setting new benchmarks in the cinema exhibition industry.”
About INOX Leisure Ltd:
INOX Leisure Limited (INOX) is India’s leading multiplex chains with 119 multiplexes, 476 screens spread in 58 cities. For easy and convenient ticket booking, INOX offers online booking on http://www.inoxmovies.com and through its smart phone applications across Android and Apple platforms. For movie updates and various offers, one can follow us on:
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ATEN International Opens New Office in India at Bengaluru
The company expects 30% growth this fiscal from India, South Asia markets
ATEN International, the leading provider of IT connectivity and total management solutions, expects 30% growth in this fiscal year ending December 31st, 2017 from its India and South Asia markets.
Making this announcement at a press conference held to mark the grand opening of the new ATEN India office and demo room, which provides Indian customers to experience the future connection of ATEN’s A/V and IT convergence solutions, Hector Lin, Sales Division Associate Vice President, ATEN International said, “India and South Asia contributes to 10% of the total revenues of the company. We have seen a 30-40% growth in India and South Asia market over the last 3-4 years. India and South Asia are important markets for ATEN and we expect to strengthen the connection with South Asia market by our new India office.”
ATEN now intends to vigorously promote two of its main product lines – enterprise KVM solutions and Professional A/V solutions – through the new ATEN India office and demo room in Bengaluru, India.
“India is one of the fastest growing markets in Asia Pacific and ATEN is very pleased to be part of India’s continued growth. ATEN India is looking forward to bringing more local support and even quicker service to help India to reach its smart city goals through ATEN’s A/V and IT convergence solutions,” said Hank Lee, Manager of South Asia Sales, ATEN International.
The company’s new demo room, which opened in the city as a part of its ATEN India launch, will provide system integrators with hands-on experience of ATEN’s A/V and IT convergence solutions and gain valuable insight into the company’s vision for the future of connectivity. The Bengaluru center, besides offering workshops and training to systems integrators, will also create brand awareness and promote ATEN’s products among potential partners. The Bengaluru operations will further serve as an epicenter for the rest of India as well as South Asia, where ATEN has already made a mark.
ATEN India recently implemented a major systems integration projector for a major retail chain. Its other major customers include Siemens, L&T, Cognizant, NTPC, CISCO, IBM, Apple, Tech Mahindra, TCS, amongst others, in addition to major government projects including Metro, Defense and Aerospace.
Having established global operations in 1979, ATEN entered the India market in 1997 through partnership with CUBIX Microsystems and has successfully undertaken several significant projects in India relating to the fundamental facilities of smart cities, such as data centers, control rooms, digital signage, collaborative meeting rooms and classrooms.
ATEN International Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 6277), established in 1979, is the leading provider of IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audio-visual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 500+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide.
Headquartered in Taiwan, ATEN International Co., Ltd. has grown to include subsidiaries in China, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Turkey and India – with R&D centers in Taiwan, China, and Canada.
For more information about ATEN, please visit http://www.aten.com.
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10th Edition of analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo Opens on a High Note
analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo 2017 witnessed a grand opening on the first day of its 10th edition at HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. The three-day trade fair is the leading exhibition for the laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and the diagnostics market. Every year it brings together national and international exhibitors, consultants, business experts and key government officials under one roof to discuss the best global practices and seek solutions to some of the most imperative challenges related to the industry.
The trade fair was inaugurated by Dr. Ashes Ganguly – President IAIA, Dr. Amit Biswas, Executive Vice President – IPDO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India at the analytica Anacon India Conference. The visitors explored the latest solutions displayed by 259 exhibitors from 11 countries.
Dr. Amit Biswas, Executive Vice President, Integrated Product Development (IPDO), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd said: “This is the first time I have attended the analytica Anacon India 2017. But Dr Reddy’s have been regularly participating on this platform. The entire area of analytical technology is very critical for Pharma industry. The future of Pharma whether it is on generic side of innovative side depends upon the development of advanced analytic instruments and its utilization for analysis of complex products. I am really happy with the huge participation from industry and look forward to interact with them today.”
analytica Anacon India Conference
Indian Analytical Instruments Association in partnership with Messe Muenchen India organized analytica Anacon India Conference which brought together four industry specific topics on the first day. The conferences covered various topics like Audits and Regulatory Affairs, Data Integrity, Extractable, Leachable and Emerging Technologies for Pharmaceutical Laboratories. The delegates graced the knowledge sharing conference which had prominent speakers, scientists and industry experts. The conferences will also be conducted on day two of the trade fair.
Live Lab demonstrations and workshop
The highlight of the day one was workshop ‘Practice-orientated seminar for laboratory users – Introduction to the laboratory’ and addressed by Mr. Christian Lipok, Faculty of Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen. The workshop combined presentation and a practical session for lab practitioners. It offered an overview of important methods of working in a laboratory. It will continue to be one of the most important activities to look forward to on day two as well.
The Live Lab demonstrations for ‘Food & Pharma Analysis’ educated attendees on the practical applications of laboratory instruments and raised immense interest. Visitors will continue to experience Live Lab on the coming two days.
Business Matchmaking at Buyer-Seller Forum
The third edition of Buyer-Seller Forum reported strong participation with face-to-face meetings on day one alone. The next two days are expected to bring in additional face-to-face meetings for exhibitors and visitors.
Analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo continues to highlight the huge potential in Indian Laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology market. To stay connected with the market needs, Messe Muenchen India launched the market research report during the conference which highlighted high growth trends predicted for the future.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India concluded by adding: “The trade fairs received a very good response on day one. We are confident our supporting programs and valuable match-making initiatives will continue to benefit our exhibitors and visitors alike.”
analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo is taking place from September 21 to 23, 2017 at HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad and is co-located with PHARMA PRO & PACK EXPO 2017. For free visitor registration and more information visit http://www.analyticaindia.com/
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About Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international expansion strategy, Messe Muenchen India founded its wholly owned subsidy with a registered office in Mumbai in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India is one of the leading organizer of trade fairs in India with a vast portfolio of B2B events such as analytica Anacon India, BAUMA CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, Indian Ceramics, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA and productronica India.
Messe Muenchen India works closely with industry stakeholders to deliver well researched and professional trade fairs keeping in mind the priorities of the customers. With its head office in Mumbai and regional representation in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai, Messe Muenchen India bring professionals from across sectors together for business, learning and networking opportunities.
About Messe München
With 10 subsidiaries in Europe and in Asia, and over 60 foreign representatives covering more than 100 countries, Messe München has a network that spans the globe. Worldwide, more than 30,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and more than two million visitors from over 200 countries participate in fairs and exhibitions in Munich each year. In addition, Messe München organizes trade fairs in Europe, Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South Am.
M3M India standardises with Asite
M3M India was looking for a long-term technology partner who could provide a fully integrated solution to automate processes across all aspects of its enterprise. After carefully analysing and deliberating on various options, M3M India’smanagement team decided to choose Asite for its innovative Adoddle platform which supports project-wide collaboration tools and other versatile functionalities.
“We chose Asite because we believe we can move to the next level with their present technology which is scalable to future requirements,” stated Mr. Navneet Jain, CIO, M3M India. “With Adoddle’s robust package, we are now able to streamline our offline processes to one central location where everything works together.”
His advice to companies who are looking for new software is simple: “Communication and teamwork are key components of a successful project. Asite provides us with a collaborative backbone for success on our projects. Before Asite, we used a mix of FTP, spreadsheets and internally developed software to share files, log RFIs, report on project statuses and track projects. Now, with using the Adoddle platform we’re able to streamline workflows as we improve control and reduce the risks of information slipping between disconnected applications. What’s more, our use of Adoddle makes us a more attractive business partner for other companies using it.”
Mr. Navneet Jain further states, “The agreement provides M3M India Pvt. Ltd. with unlimited use of the Asite collaboration platform for project information and process management on their Multiple projects for the next 5 years. In addition to document control, workflow management and task management, the agreement includes cBIM for Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration and Asite Mobile app along with their Snag & Defect Management solution.”
“We are very excited to begin working with M3M India Pvt. Ltd.” said Mr. Saurabh Aggarwal, Vice President of Sales at Asite for India. “We have helped many developers deliver large, complex projects in multiple regions over the years, and now look forward to supporting the standardization and process optimization for M3M India’s entire engineering and construction portfolio.” “Through our global network of offices, Asite is able to provide ‘unlimited’ licenses & trainings to all internal and external project participants followed by 24/7/365 helpdesk support.”
About M3M India Pvt. Ltd.
M3M Group stands for ‘Magnificence in the Trinity of Men, Materials & Money’. The company has gained valuable experience in the real estate sector with diverse and complimentary talents from a rich network of top notch intermediaries, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and some of the most reputed developers in India. M3M has scripted its market success and built a formidable brand equity within a short time-span owing to a firm commitment to innovation, technology, quality, customer satisfaction and ethical behavior of the highest standards.
Distinguishing features of M3M within the industry are its innovative, unique and unparalleled concepts, multi-dimensional realty solutions and unmatched high service standards. Showing its commitment towards developing state-of-the-art real estate masterpieces, M3M has always strived to garner the best talent in the industry. (Ref.: M3M India website)
Asite, founded in 2001, is a Global Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform for Construction/Supply Chain Collaboration with a subsidiary in Ahmedabad. We help businesses share information, collaborate and build knowledge in a secure environment on Cloud. Asite’s Adoddle platform contains a suite of integrated modules which allow the system to meet the requirements of the world’s toughest projects. Our system enables full control of the Building Lifecycle from conception through to occupation and beyond – delivering powerful applications over the internet via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
For more information, please visit: Asite Story
Sterlite Tech Wins Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance
Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], an end-to-end global technology leader in smarter digital networks, has been honoured with the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance – 2017.
Elaborating on the Company’s corporate governance model, Anupam Jindal, CFO, Sterlite Tech, said, “We observe stringent corporate governance practices as a key to sustainable corporate growth. For us, the primary objective is to develop and adhere to a corporate culture of harmonious and transparent functioning, increase employee and customer satisfaction, and enhance shareholders’ value. This could be achieved by developing capabilities and identifying opportunities that best serve the goal of value creation globally.”
Highlighting the honour, Dr. Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Tech, said, “The award recognises our efforts in establishing industry best practices in corporate governance, sustainability and management metrics to enable growth strategy and timely decision-making. With the company strongly expanding its footprint globally, we are backed by a strong foundation that enables success in diverse markets.”
Sterlite Tech was selected by the Awards Jury under the Chairmanship of Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India. The award will be presented during Golden Peacock Awards Ceremony, to be held on October 25, 2017 at London. Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance is a self-assessment process that inspires and aligns the entire workforce and management functions while recognising excellence in organisational performance.
About Sterlite Technologies:
Sterlite Technologies Ltd [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], is a global technology leader that designs, builds and manages smarter digital networks. Sterlite Tech engages in six continents and more than 100 countries, with a digital networks focused business spanning across products, services and software – optical communication products, network & system integration services and OSS/BSS software solutions. The Company has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India, China & Brazil, and aims to transform everyday living by delivering smarter networks. With a strong portfolio of 155 patents, Sterlite Tech is home to India’sonly Centre of Excellence for broadband research. Projects undertaken by the company include intrusion-proof smarter data network for the Armed Forces, rural broadband for BharatNet, Smart Cities’ development, and establishing high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks.
For more details, visit http://www.sterlitetech.com
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Suntech Participated in 2017 Renewable Energy India Expo
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (“Suntech”) announced today that it is participating as a main exhibitor at the 2017 Renewable Energy India Expo (REI 2017) held in New Delhi.
REI started in 2007, providing business opportunities for professionals in the solar energy and other related fields. More than 30,000 solar energy industry professionals from 40 countries attended the exhibition, with over 1000 leading manufacturers, service providers and suppliers’ participating.
At the show, Suntech displayed four signature solar modules:
- STP330-24/Vfw 5BB Poly Solar Module
This module has excellent efficiency rated at 17.0% and the maximum 1500 V DC can save total system costs. The module is certified to withstand 3800 Pa wind and 5400 Pa snow loads.
- STP330-24/Vej Double Glass Poly Solar Module
With a glass-glass structure this module can extend life span. The lack of grounding requirement reduces BOS costs. It also offers a 12-year product warranty and a 30-year linear performance warranty. Suitable for agriculture and fishing projects.
- STP305S-20/Wfw 5BB HyPro Mono Solar Module
With advanced PERC technology, the cell achieves higher efficiency. This module has excellent efficiency rated at 18.6%. The advanced cell technology and qualified materials lead to high resistance to PID.
- STP370S-24/Vfh HyPro Mono Half Cell Solar Module
Compared to normal products, the power output can increase 10W. This module can reduce the hot spots and minimize panel degradation. With excellent weak light performance, it can maximize power output.
On Sept 21st, Suntech held a customer event in New Delhi, which attracted 200 customers. “We started to cooperate with Indian clients and supply PV modules in early 2009,” said Mr He Shuangquan, president of Suntech. “India is a large energy consuming country with tremendous prospects for the development of new energy sources, Suntech will speed up the market layout of Indiaand integrate local resources, which will increase market reputation and brand influence in the domestic market.” REI 2017 runs from September 20 to 22. Interested parties may visit Suntech at booth 10.96.
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Embassy and Taurus Investment Holdings Join Hands for a Landmark SEZ Development in Trivandrum
Embassy through its entity Embassy Property Development Pvt Ltd, has entered into an agreement with Taurus Investment Holdings, a Real Estate Private Equity Investment and Development Company headquartered out of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. to form a joint venture called Winterfell Realty Private Limited to develop an SEZ property in Trivandrum, Kerala. This will be Embassy’s first project in the State and it will be known as Embassy Taurus World Technology Centre, Trivandrum . Embassy will have an equity commitment of 49% while Taurus Investment Holdings will hold the remaining 51%. The partnership entails an economic interest of 50:50 for both entities in the Joint venture. This partnership strengthens Embassy’s Commercial office space portfolio and development of SEZs in key strategic locations.
Embassy Taurus World Technology Centre will be constructed within the existing Techno Park primarily on a 10-acre SEZ land parcel, as part of a mixed-use development spread across a total of 20 acres. The office component will encompass 2.3 mn sq feet i.e. 65% of the total area of the larger project, with the rest to be developed as retail and a hotel. The 1st Phase of office development comprises of 1.4 mn sq feet office space, and is expected to be completed within 24-30 months. The land parcel will be leased from Techno Park for a period of 90 years, with an additional renewal option of another 90 years. The 2nd phase will be launched subsequently based on the leasing velocity, with a projected total completion period of 60 months. Brookfield Financial advised on the transaction.
Commenting on the formation of the Joint venture, Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director, Embassy, said, “The establishment of SEZ in India has been envisaged as an important strategic tool to expedite the growth of international trade and services. We are committed to be a part of this significant growth, with our exclusive SEZ project developments across locations. Our partnership with Taurus Investment Holdings fosters this vision, and marks our foray into the state of Kerala. Embassy Taurus World Technology Centre is strategically located and has tremendous potential, with well-known firms planning major developments in the region. The great synergy we share with Taurus Investment Holdings, will help us nurture a longstanding relationship with them.“
Ajay Prasad – Country Managing Director, India – Taurus Investment Holdings LLC said, “ Taurus has a legacy of more than four decades of successful investments across countries. Real estate is a focused play and we have been on the constant lookout for a suitable strategic partner for this venture. We are excited to begin a new chapter in our history in partnership with Embassy, which is a well-established developer in India with unmatched expertise in office development as well as a class-leading client portfolio. Together, Taurus and Embassy will develop a landmark project in a very exciting new market.“
Embassy is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of over three decades in real estate development. Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 40 million sq ft of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy’s portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, industrial & warehousing, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. The commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks, and ten SEZ across South India including India’s first and only IGBC Platinum Certified Business Park Campus. Embassy’s ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy’s residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments. More information at: http://www.embassyindia.com.
About Taurus Investment Holdings
Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC (“Taurus”) is a global investor, developer, and operator with a pervasive regional market network that leverages its diversified capital and operational infrastructure to capitalize on exclusive commercial and residential real estate opportunities. Founded in Munich, Germany in 1976 and currently headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Taurus currently has local presence in 15 markets on four continents. To date, Taurus has purchased, developed and sold more than 30 million square feet (3 million square meters) of office, industrial, retail and residential assets throughout the world with a total acquisition value of over $4 billion. The firm is an active participant in key markets including New York, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Ankara, Istanbuland Buenos Aires, with India being the latest market that it has entered. One of Taurus’ flagship projects is the 2,000 Acre Whisper Valley in Austin, Texas, a $2 Billion ‘smart city’ development with 7,000 homes, which is the first large-scale net zero energy integrated community in the U.S. More information at: http://www.tiholdings.com.
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Infosys Finacle Partners with ToneTag to Offer Sound-Based Contactless Payments Solution
Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), today announced a partnership with ToneTag, a provider of near-field communications, payments and location based services using sound waves. Through this partnership, Finacle and ToneTag will offer a joint solution that will leverage the latter’s sound wave technology to enable proximity payments and interactions.
Leveraging this joint solution, banks will now enable their consumers to authenticate themselves and transact at bank branches, ATMs and retail outlets, in a highly secure, fast and seamless manner. Consumers can make payments with a tap of their phone, which will expedite the checkout process at merchant location, and improve the overall shopping experience. Delivered through Finacle digital banking solutions such as Finacle Mobile Banking and Finacle Digital Wallet, the solution will be available on all kinds of mobile devices, including feature phones.
ToneTag is one of the companies that was recognized in the recently concluded chapter of Finacle FinTech Connect, an initiative that builds on ongoing alliances and the Infosys Innovation Fund program to identify promising new FinTechs.
- With this solution, banks will be able to offer contactless payments on traditional Point-of-Sale machines without adding any new hardware device
- The solution will empower consumers across segments to enjoy tap and go experience at the merchant location. At the time of payment, the sound based technology will enable exchange of essential information for payment processing such as merchant id, device id, transaction reference number and amount, between the Point-of-Sale machines and consumers’ phone. Basis this information, consumers can approve the transaction on their phone, without sharing the card or account information with the merchant. The unique aspect of this solution is that unlike NFC-based proximity payments, which require expensive handsets and new-age point-of-sale-machines, the sound based contactless payments can be offered on all smart phones and feature phones
- The contactless technology from ToneTag, combined with biometrics authentication capabilities of Finacle solutions such as fingerprint or facial recognition, will enable consumers to have a completely frictionless experience while shopping
- Based on the industry recognized EMVCo technical standard (which facilitates worldwide interoperability and acceptance of secure payments), the solution allows bank customers to make contactless payments using their digital wallets, linked credit/debit cards, or through direct debits from their accounts
- QuotesSanat Rao, Chief Business Officer, Infosys Finacle:”In the emerging NFC-based payments ecosystems driven by Apple and Samsung, banks are being relegated as the back-end payment utility provider. The sound wave based proximity payments solution by ToneTag offers a significant opportunity for banks to gain control of the last mile payment experience, without making substantial capital investments. We are glad to bring this promising startup to our client ecosystem.”Kumar Abhishek, Founder, ToneTag:”Customer experience, security and interoperability will continue to be key for financial service applications. ToneTag brings all of these to the forefront and integration with Infosys Finacle will place our innovation into the hands of more than 800 million consumers across 94 countries.”About Infosys FinacleInfosys Finacle is the industry-leading universal banking solution from EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys. The solution helps financial institutions develop deeper connections with stakeholders, power continuous innovation and accelerate growth in the digital world. Today, Finacle is the choice of banks across 94 countries and serves over 848 million customers – estimated to be nearly 16.5 percent of the world’s adult banked population.Finacle solutions address the core banking, e-banking, mobile banking, CRM, payments, treasury, origination, liquidity management, Islamic banking, wealth management, and analytics needs of financial institutions worldwide. Assessment of the top 1000 world banks reveals that banks powered by Finacle enjoy 50 percent higher returns on assets, 30 percent higher returns on capital, and 8.1 percent points lesser costs to income than others.
To know more, visit www.finacle.com
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that the date of this press release is mentioned at the beginning of the release, and any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of this date. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.
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Freshworks Launches Freshchat, A Next-gen Customer Messaging Product
Freshworks, the leading provider of cloud-based business software, today announced the launch of Freshchat, a next-gen messaging product that helps businesses better communicate with their customers. Freshchat provides a suite of website and in-product engagement capabilities which help businesses capture more leads and drive sales.
As per the 2016-17 Gartner CMO Spending Survey, nearly two-thirds of marketing leaders plan to increase digital ad-spend in 2017. Marketers are spending more on digital marketing to attract customers to their websites and apps, but end up converting only 2 to 3 percent of these visitors into customers.
To solve for this, Freshchat enables businesses to target visitors with highly contextual messages to increase engagement and thereby conversions. Once the end user responds, an intelligent bot screens and qualifies leads effortlessly before bringing in a sales rep. This information is auto-synced into the CRM, providing context for sales reps and enabling intelligent conversations.
Freshchat breaks from legacy live chat tools to deliver a modern messaging experience that customers expect, similar to personal messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Leveraging technology from recent acquisitions, Freshchat enables smarter conversations without the burden of traditional live chat on either party – no missed chats or sessions timing out for the customer, and no staffing up during peaks for the business.
Freshchat can integrate into websites, web-apps, native mobile apps, and other messaging products like Facebook Messenger. Freshchat offers in-product campaigns for onboarding and engagement, a unique integrated FAQ experience to encourage self-service, and advanced features to route and manage conversations for customer support.
“Businesses today want to provide their consumers with contextual, intelligent and personalized chat experiences,” said Girish Mathrubootham, CEO and Founder of Freshworks. “We believe there is a huge gap that live chat products don’t address compared to consumer messaging apps, which are creating high benchmarks for user experience. Sales and support agents need to be empowered with a single platform that provides the flexibility to engage with prospects and customers who are always multi-tasking. We are excited to offer a game-changing chat offering with unique sales and support capabilities that push the boundaries of an already well-established business communication channel.”
“At MakeMyTrip, we are always looking to use innovative technology to make travel seamless and hassle-free for our customers. We are using Freshchat to solve for our customers’ needs with precision, in real time. Not only has it ensured that our customers receive prompt personalized experiences, it has also brought in operational efficiencies that make assisted buying extremely scalable,” said Rajesh Magow, Co-founder and CEO-India, MakeMyTrip.
In addition to the standalone chat offering, Freshchat will integrate into Freshsales and Freshdesk, making it easy for sales and support teams to adopt the product into their workflow. Freshchat is available to businesses of all sizes, with a free plan for companies with less than ten team members in sales and support.
For more information, please visit: http://www.freshchat.com
Freshworks Inc. is the parent company behind the suite of products which includes Freshdesk, Freshservice, Freshsales, Freshcaller, Freshteam and Freshchat. The company’s suite of products is designed to work tightly together to increase collaboration and help teams better connect and communicate with their customers and co-workers. Founded in October 2010, Freshworks Inc. is backed by Accel, Tiger Global Management, CapitalG, and Sequoia Capital India. Freshworks has its HQ in San Bruno, California, and global offices in India, UK, Australia, and Germany. The company’s cloud-based suite of SaaS products is widely used by over 100,000 customers around the world including Honda, Bridgestone, Hugo Boss, University of Pennsylvania, Toshiba and Cisco.
To learn more about Freshworks, please visit http://www.freshworks.com
L&T Technology Services Collaborating with Wind River for Intelligent Systems
L&T Technology Services (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, announced its collaboration with Wind River, an Intel company and world leader in delivering software for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The two companies will work together to investigate, validate and optimize LTTS technologies with Wind River software platforms to discover compelling joint value propositions for shared customers in areas such as IoT, cloud computing, and network functions virtualization (NFV) in markets ranging from aerospace and defense and automotive to industrial, medical, and networking.
“With Wind River’s flexible, extensible, and pre-integrated software platforms, and LTTS’ rich technology expertise in Transportation, Industrial, Medical and Telecom and other hi-tech areas, our customers will be able to begin their IoT transformation and realize their vision for new market opportunities,” said Mr Amit Chadha, President, Sales & Business Development and Member of the Board, L&T Technology Services Limited.
“We are excited to be a member of the Wind River partner program and look forward to our collaboration,” Mr Chadha said.
“LTTS’ expertise spans across a wide range of industries including those with mission critical applications such as Transportation, Aerospace and Defense. By working together with leaders such as LTTS, Wind River can help deliver powerful solutions to meet the diverse needs of our shared customers,” said Mr Brandy Goolsby, Senior Business Development Manager, Wind River.
About L&T Technology Services Limited
L&T Technology Services Limited is a publicly listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D Services (ER&D) addressing global customers including 52 Fortune 500 companies and 48 of the world’s top ER&D spenders. A leading global pure-play engineering services company, L&T Technology Services offers consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle for the industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Digital Engineering portfolio of offerings from L&T Technology Services help build Smart Products & Services and offer Smart Manufacturing services and solutions to customers. The company also offers services and solutions in software engineering, embedded systems, mechanical & manufacturing engineering, value engineering and plant & process engineering. Headquartered in India, L&T Technology Services Limited has around 11,000 employees, 12 global delivery centers in India and overseas, 27 sales offices in India, North America Europe, the Middle East and Asia and 34 labs in India as of March 31, 2017. For additional information about L&T Technology Services log on to www.LntTechservices.com.
DigitalOcean Launches Spaces for Easy, Scalable and Persistent Object Storage
DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, today announced the release of its object storage product: Spaces. Spaces provides a scalable and cost-effective way to address even the most complex storage needs within the same developer-friendly and easy-to-use UI that DigitalOcean is known for. In conjunction with today’s news, the company also released the results of DigitalOcean Currents, its inaugural quarterly report on developer trends in the cloud. Along with general insights, the survey includes several key findings on developers’ use of, and requirements for, object storage.
“As cloud-based applications expand, both in volume and individual size, the importance of static assets from images to logs grows with them,” said Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst with RedMonk. “DigitalOcean’s addition of object storage with Spaces is intended to meet exactly this demand from users, in simple fashion.”
Spaces was born in response to thousands of requests from the DigitalOcean developer community, and comes after opening up early access to almost 90,000 users. The product is well-suited for hosting web assets, acting as the origin for CDNs, storing user-generated content such as images and large media files, archiving backups in the cloud and storing logs. Spaces is DigitalOcean’s seventh new offering in 18 months. Highlights include High CPU Droplets, Monitoring, Cloud Firewalls and the expansion of Block Storage into new regions.
“Spaces is the most important product we’ve released since Droplet, the first SSD-based compute instance in the market,” said DigitalOcean CEO Ben Uretsky. “DigitalOcean is becoming the developer’s platform, providing storage, compute and networking capabilities to scale applications of any size. Despite the technical complexity of launching a product like this, we’ve worked incredibly hard to ensure Spaces maintains the same ease-of-use and effortless UI as our other products. We wanted to simplify the way developers can innovate so they can spend time building great software.”
Developers can easily manage all of their data from the Spaces UI, deploying in just a few seconds with minimal configuration effort and uploading multiple files to a Space with a quick drag-and-drop. To make it easy to get started, Spaces works with many existing AWS S3 compatible tools. It is available to current customers as part of the existing suite of products and services. Pricing starts at $5 for 250 GB of storage and 1 TB of outbound transfer. Additional storage is available for 2 cents per GB per month, and 1 cent per GB served out to the internet. Uploads to Spaces are free and all users can sign up for a two-month free trial.
“After our production launch, we expect that millions of VR content creators and server operators will have the need for exabytes of new digital storage for the virtual reality environments they have created,” said Philip Rosedale, CEO and Founder of High Fidelity. “Spaces is perfectly designed to make this process far easier, sidestepping the complexities of typical hosting products. We are very excited to be able to offer Spaces to our community and to integrate even more deeply in the upcoming months with DigitalOcean.”
“Spaces – our object storage product, enables developers to store and serve any amount of data with automatic scalability, performance, and reliability. Pricing for current object storage products is complex and hard to forecast and businesses continue to generate massive amounts of data. We have extended our simplicity not only to our product design but also the way we’ve priced our product and the result is transparent pricing up to 10x cheaper than competitive solutions – with no surprises!” said Prabhakar Jayakumar, India Country Manager, DigitalOcean.
- Read the blog post on Spaces: http://blog.digitalocean.com/introducing-spaces-object-storage
- Read the tutorials on how to use Spaces: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/an-introduction-to-digitalocean-spaceshttps://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-your-first-digitalocean-space
Read DigitalOcean Currents, the inaugural quarterly report on developer trends in the cloud: http://blog.digitalocean.com/currents-developer-report
DigitalOcean provides a platform that developers love and engineering teams trust to build, deploy and scale applications in the cloud. Founded in 2011 with offices in New York and Cambridge, MA, DigitalOcean offers transparent pricing, an elegant user interface and an engaged and active community with one of the largest libraries of open source resources available. Our goal is to reduce complexity so engineering teams can focus on building great software. For more information, please visit http://www.digitalocean.com or follow @digitalocean.
New CA Technologies Study Reveals Only 12 Percent of Organizations Realizing the Full Benefits of Business Agility across the Company
Results from a first-of-its-kind CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) sponsored study reveal that only 12 percent of organizations can claim that their whole organization is on the path to business agility even though more than two thirds of survey participants agreed that agile organizations are better able to quickly respond to dynamic business conditions.
The survey, “Business Agility throughout the Enterprise,” finds improved Business Agility is expected to deliver:
- Better competitive advantage (54 percent of respondents)
- Higher customer satisfaction and retention (65 percent of respondents)
- Increased employee productivity and retention (58 percent of respondents)
- Reduced costs (57 percent of respondents)
- Faster time to act on new opportunities (84 percent of respondents)
Eighty-four percent of survey participants believe that the capability to respond more quickly to new opportunities will give them a distinct advantage but only 1 in 10 executives said they are leveraging the benefits of agile across their whole organization to achieve speed and responsiveness. The majority of respondents attributed the challenges of agile methodology adoption throughout the organization to complex environments (64%), cultural or political barriers (58%), a lack of financial commitment to change (25%), and outdated apps and tools (25%). Lack of skills or faith in the process are dismissed as relatively inconsequential problems.
Increased Agility Drives Better Results Across the Company
Business agility is recognized and appreciated for the benefits it can deliver in aligned organizations. Even with increased adoption, there is still a lot of opportunity to be gained. As organizations continue to incorporate agile methodologies and practices across the enterprise, they will see some marked improvements in their business. Improved business agility was cited by respondents as key to reducing fire-drills (51%), improving process efficiency (47%) and increasing cross-functional visibility (47%). Additional benefits in collaboration, customer impact and experience, and alignment across planning and investment were also identified in the survey.
“Success today requires that companies quickly sense and adapt to changes, pivot to address market changes and customer needs, and do so at scale,” said Surya Panditi, general manager, Agile Management, CA Technologies. “As organizations become modern software factories, adopting an agile mindset and implementing principles across every department – from manufacturing to marketing to finance – ensures that organizations can speed up performance to remain competitive.”
To learn more about the findings of this survey, and to learn more about CA’s leading solutions for Business Agility, visit: The State of Business Agility.
About the Research/Gatepoint Research
Conducted by Gatepoint Research and commissioned by CA technologies, the survey included over 150 selected senior level executives and CxOs. Since 1996 Gatepoint Research, a subsidiary of SimplyDIRECT, has used opt-in, invitation-only surveys to collect industry research from executives in leading technology companies. For more information, please visit https://www.gatepointresearch.com.
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.
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Gravity Infosolutions to Intensify Focus on Indian Market
After having a successful run at the global level, Gravity Infosolutions, a leading Cloud Technology Solutions Provider, has announced today that it will be increasing its focus on India as a market. There is a greater need and increasing demand to unlock the transformational value of technology for Indian organisations and Gravity Infosolutions will address this issue by providing a cutting-edge technological solution that will accelerate the growth of businesses in a faster and more structured manner.
With its branch office in San Jose, California, Gravity Infosolutions will provide services in the areas of Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Community Cloud, and Einstein Analytics. Gravity Infosolutions will cater to the automotive, communications and media, financial services, healthcare, high-tech and manufacturing industries.
Gravity Infosolutions has developed a Salesforce Center of Excellence (CoE) in San Jose, California, to bring together best practices in program development, deployment and measurement and will offer an array of benefits for its valued customers, such as better reuse of capabilities across programs, reduced speed of delivery, cost reduction or elimination through shared infrastructure and tools, cost saving through shared skill sets, and organization for those implementing marketing functions without previous experience or basis to form their approach or deployment of the new activity.
Mr. Nagendra Singh, CEO, Gravity Infosolutions said “In order to maintain an edge over others in this competitive era, every business needs innovation to sustain, and technology is the backbone of all the innovation. We at Gravity Infosolutions are looking forward to simplifying business processes of organizations and be the force behind sales growth for our valued customers. We are excited to offer our cutting-edge solutions for the Indian market and are hopeful the technology will transform and take the businesses into the next level.”
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About Gravity Infosolutions
Gravity Infosolutions LLP is a technology, consulting and software solutions company based in India. Initiated in the year 2005, Gravity Infosolutions have assisted enterprises to transform their business by empowering them with the technological advancements of cloud, analytics, and digital solutions. Gravity Infosolutions’ team has provided digital solutions to many Fortune 500 and other companies as well and have worked in Automotive, Communications, Media, Financial Services, Healthcare, High-tech, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Retail, Real Estate and Construction sector, to name a few.
SIP Trunking Services in India Facilitate Unified Communications and Converged Solutions for Enterprises
The Indian SIP trunking market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31% from 2017 to 2022. Increased awareness and the entry of new players are factors propelling double-digit growth. Growth is also augmented by Indian enterprises moving toward unified communication through the adoption of collaborative forms of communication architecture that provide long-term cost benefits, scalability and flexibility.
Frost & Sullivan’s “India SIP Trunking Services Market” analyzes market segments, trends, and emerging drivers, restraints and challenges leading to the future adoption of SIP trunking services in India.
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“Enterprises are looking out for ways to optimize their network infrastructure and reduce the cost of communications for better efficiency and profitability”, said Omkar Malage, Senior Consulting Analyst, Digital Transformation (ICT) Practice, Frost & Sullivan. “Many network operators are phasing out ISDN/PRI services, while ramping up their SIP networks. Enterprises also are moving toward a converged communications setup that would prevent them from maintenance overheads of two separate voice and data networks, thereby reducing costs and ensuring scalability and flexibility.”
To succeed in an evolving ecosystem, service providers should:
- Harness opportunities in non-organic and installed base growth through churn-effect customers;
- Develop value-added services such as voicemail, mobility, and collaboration tools, layered on top of SIP services;
- Supply rapid provisioning and delivery times;
- Give free trials and execute pilots to generate awareness and establish credibility;
- Have a clear plan for internal as well as customer migration to IP;
- Focus on security and privacy;
- Have strong capabilities to troubleshoot network issues;
- Gain experience in end to end solution deployment;
- Provide flexible pricing models; and
- Develop modular solutions for enterprises so that organizations can adopt SIP Trunking solutions in phases and at their own pace.
“Regulatory restrictions, interoperability issues, migration challenges from TDM to SIP architecture, security concerns, and lack of benefit awareness limit SIP trunking adoption and growth potential,” noted Malage.
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Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
Tata Housing Wins Project of the Year at Project Management Institute (PMI) India Awards 2017
Tata Housing – India’s leading real estate development company, bagged the ‘Project of the Year’ title at the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI) India Awards 2017. This award was presented to Myst, a joint venture between Tata Housing and Impact Projects, and India’s first residential development created using biophilic architecture.
Project Management Institute (PMI) India Awards include categories such as Project of the year, Project of the year – contribution to the community and Project of the year – NGO. The Project of the Year award category by PMI recognizes the efforts of project managers for successfully completing the project in agreed time frame, complexity and marked budget as well as for realizing the benefits that were intended at the start of the project. PMI India awards program is an III stage assessment process which is carried out over 5 months and the winners are announced in the Project Management National Conference.
Receiving the award, Mr. Brotin Banerjee, MD & CEO, Tata Housing said, “Myst is the epitome of Tata Housing’s exemplary performance and project management practices and we are extremely excited to be recognized by Project Management Institute for this award. It is the only project in Himachal Pradesh to be registered under RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Authority). In our constant endeavor to deliver a world class experience, we aim to add value across the real estate ecosystem, not only by providing best quality projects to our home buyers, but also by upskilling the onsite workforce by introducing best in class construction practices.”
About Tata Housing
Tata Housing is a closely held public limited company and a subsidiary of Tata Sons. It is the first corporate to pioneer the concept of real estate development in India. It is widely recognized for quality construction, ethical and transparent business practices and timely delivery of properties. It has a pan-India and international presence with demonstrated capabilities in Construction, Engineering, Commercial/IT parks, Housing and Township development. It is known for international standards of design and green sustainable developments.
Mastering the ‘Modern Software Factory’ Helps Companies Achieve Higher Revenue and Profit Growth and Better Business Outcomes
Mastering modern software development by building a ‘Modern Software Factory’ is at the heart of business success in the digital economy, according to the results of a survey of over 1,200 IT leaders released today by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) and conducted by industry analyst firm Freeform Dynamics.
The new research titled, “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” shows just how significant the gaps are between the ‘Masters of the Modern Software Factory’ – the top 25% who embrace the key principles of agility, automation, insights and security – and everyone else across a range of measures from revenue and profit to executive leadership and risk-taking to adoption of modern software tools and approaches.
The ‘Masters’ are embracing and exploiting the digital world across key aspects of their organizations and out-performing others on key business indicators. When compared to the mainstream, the Masters delivered:
- 70% higher profit growth
- 50% higher revenue growth
Mastering the Modern Software Factory also offers a significant lead in:
Exploiting the Digital World
- 53% of Master-level organizations say their leaders are exploiting new software-driven strategies versus 18% of mainstream companies.
- 50% of Masters say their executives provide the leadership needed to survive in the application economy versus 18% of mainstream companies.
Understanding Customer Needs and Better Aligning IT with the Business
- 61% of the Masters reported that they understand what customers need and strive to deliver the best customer experience, versus 22% of mainstream company respondents.
- 52% of Masters are very effective at prioritizing software development in line with business goals, versus 15% of mainstream companies.
Balancing Risk With Responsible Security Practices
- Over 43% of the Masters’ company culture support risk-taking, versus 17% of mainstream companies.
- 49% of Masters have senior management who understands the importance of not compromising software quality or security for time-to-market, versus 15% of mainstream companies.
Developing, Delivering, Managing and Securing Better Quality Software
- 53% of the Masters are very effective at delivering applications with improved quality and consistency versus 24% of mainstream companies.
- 52% of the Masters reported that their development processes are well documented and well-understood, versus 18% of mainstream companies.
“There’s a clear indication that those organizations that adopt modern software development practices such as embracing agile, increasing automation wherever possible, using machine learning and analytics to generate insights, and integrating security into the development process do a better job of driving growth,” said Otto Berkes, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CA Technologies. “If you don’t have a modern approach to software, along with the factory needed to deliver on your vision, you will be left behind in a world where the masters are the winners,” he added.
The results also show just how far organizations still need to go to have software processes that are flexible and can keep up with business demands:
- Only 16% and 18% say they have a high rate of richness and maturity in their software development tools for Agile and DevOps, respectively.
- Only 28% strongly agree that their software team was well equipped to deliver quality on a continuous basis.
- Only 25% strongly agree that they have robust internal processes to continuously test for security vulnerabilities.
- Just 32% believe IT to be very effective at garnering greater insight into customer needs to improve application performance and responsiveness.
The Bottom Line
“The reality is that the future of your business is in the hands of your developers and depends on how well you’ve organized and enabled them to seize growth opportunities for your company,” Berkes concluded.
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Power2SME Raises USD 36 Million to Fuel Growth and Innovation
Power2SME announced today that it has secured an additional $36 million USD in capital for its Series E Financing round, in order to continue its meteoric growth and dominance as a B2B Digital Ecosystem platform for SMEs. The latest round, representing the largest deal size for Power2SME, is a co-investment by its existing investors Inventus Capital Partners, Accel, Kalaari Capital and Nandan Nilekani with participation from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
Completing 6 years in January 2018, Power2SME pioneered the category of the B2B Buying Club for SMEs and boasts of a strong digital ecosystem platform for SMEs. Power2SME which commenced operations in 2012, offers a digital SME ecosystem that addresses some key SME challenges with the firm’s ‘enterprise grade solutions’ for SMEs.Its increased portfolio offering – addresses challenges in raw material procurement, Finance and MRO needs. Its B2B raw materials buying club (Power2SME.com) aggregates demand from SMEs for most commonly acquired raw materials (such as steel, polymers, yarns, chemical, etc.) and procures and sells these at competitive prices. Raw material accounts for 70 percent of the recurring costs of manufacturing SMEs every month. Second, its platform (FinanSME.com) connects empaneled lenders with SMEs in order to provide working capital finance at better terms from banks and non-banking financial institutions for purchases on Power2SME. Third is a one stop shop addressing SME MRO needs (SMEShops.com) to meet the growing and frequent requirements of SME buyers for consumable industrial goods.
Today Power2SME, operates out of 7 offices and 14 states in India and has a current employee strength of 250. With a registered SME base of 50,000 SMEs, the company is steadfast in building India’s No1 digital ecosystem for SMEs delivering raw material procurement at competitive prices and access to finance at improved rates of interest thus driving higher efficiencies and profitability.
Power2SME’s fast paced growth has been driven by dramatic year on year growth of 2.6 times. The firm achieved profitability in November 2016. Implementation of GST will further enable expansion of Power2SME into non-operational markets with ease thereby increasing the number of SMEs it can reach out to, thereby increasing the number of transacting SMEs on its platforms by up to ten times in the next five years.
Power2SME will use the additional financing to continue geo expansion, accelerate product growth and innovation, invest in additional sales and marketing resources, and continue evaluating strategic acquisition opportunities.
“Power2SME’s goal is to empower SMEs to reach efficiencies of scale thus driving profitability for them. Our work has been driven by our vision to make SMEs bankable. Our deep networks and relationships with the banking sector and financial institutions helps us to make our SMEs succeed like never before, says R Narayan, Founder and CEO, Power2SME. “This capital gives us additional resources to expand quickly and strategically into new markets, innovate rapidly, and deliver on our vision.”
“As demonstrated by their remarkable growth and widespread adoption, Power2SME clearly leads the market in the development and delivery of an Impactful B2B digital ecosystem,” says Parag Dhol, MD, Inventus Capital Partners. “Our investment will help Power2SME capitalize on the growing demand for their solutions, and accelerate the company’s pace of product innovation.”
Mahendran Balachandran, Partner, Accel expressed that “Power2SME is the largest B2B commerce platform in India focused on delivering extraordinary value to SMEs, be it access to raw materials at highly competitive prices, access to working capital and introducing new technologies to improve procurement efficiency.”
“In 2012, we invested in Power2SME because we believed in SME growth story,” says Vani Kola, MD, Kalaari Capital. “Since then, Power2SME has shown proof of concept of its procurement offering as well as its finance offering and has emerged as a leader in its category. For India, SME growth and empowerment will help in bringing up the GDP contribution of the sector to the nation and Power2SME is leading this change from the front. We are committed to helping the team become the dominant player in this market.”
“MSMEs will play a critical role in making India a manufacturing hub; and thereby make the growth process more inclusive. The opportunity for both the government and private players such as Power2SME is large and focused and continued contribution could well bridge financial inclusion for the sector,” says, Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder and Non-exec Chairman Infosys Ltd.
“Our investment in Power2SME will spur greater VC interest in the SME sector in the country and support India’s vision to become a global manufacturing hub,” said Ruchira Shukla, South Asia Regional Lead for Venture Capital at IFC, World Bank Group. “By working with SME-focused companies and partner financial institutions, we aim to improve access to finance for over one million SMEs in the next five years. Bridging the financing gap for women-owned enterprises is also a key focus for IFC’s strategy in India.”
Micro, small and medium enterprises form a large part of the Indian economy, accounting for 45 percent of the country’s industrial output and 40 percent of its exports. There are 48.8 million MSMEs in India, which employ 111 million people. There is critical shortage of long-term funding for the sector. Some estimates put the gap at $320 billion against a total of demand of $500 billion. India has the largest base of SMEs in the world after China, however, Indian SMEs contribute only 8-10 per cent to the nations GDP as compared to 60 per cent contribution by SMEs in China. This is a huge opportunity for both the government and Industry.
About Power2SME – https://www.power2sme.com/
About IFC – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.
About Accel – Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies.
About Kalaari Capital – Kalaari Capital is a $160 million venture capital fund with a strong advisory team in Bangalore investing in early-stage, technology-oriented companies in India.
About Inventus Capital Partners – Inventus Capital Partners is a US-India venture firm managed by successful entrepreneurs and industry operating veterans who have backed over 100 entrepreneurs with operations in India and/or Silicon Valley.
About Nandan Nilekani – Nandan is India’s leading Technocrat. He began his journey by co-founding Infosys and currently he is associated with the firm as Non- Executive Chairman. Nilekani also held the role of Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) till 2014.
Central Park Receives RERA Registration for Flower Valley Project on Sohna Road, Gurgaon
- Bookings open for properties starting at INR 80 lakhs to INR 3 crores
- Multiple financing options available from ICICI and HFDC Bank
Central Park, known for its concept living, today announced that Flower Valley, a premium global township at Sohna Road, Gurgaon has received RERA registration certificate. This development highlights Central Park’s focus towards its philosophy of accountability and transparency. Flower Valley has been registered with Haryana RERA under two registration numbers – one for plotted and the other for group housing establishment. Considering the rise in housing demand due to the growth potential of South of Gurgaon area, Central Park will soon redefine the prices of Flower Valley properties. With RERA as the supporting factor, Flower Valley will undoubtedly become the most sought after destination in the area.
Central Park Flower Valley is a premium global township embellished with lush greenery, exquisite flora and water bodies, providing a touch of spring at every footstep. The whole township is located amidst a treasure trove of nature with thousands of trees and multiple flower lanes, tucked just minutes away from the stress of the city. The Flower Valley also houses world class physical, spiritual and social amenities and to top it all, the main road location in South of Gurgaon, just minutes away from Golf Course Extension Road and other landmark destinations. Currently, Flower Valley offers six amenities which can be experienced by the customers right now – Al Capone Multi-cuisine restaurant, Flora Fountain, Foot Spa, Kid’s Amusement Area, Golf putting and Juice Bar. The Company plans a very special emphasis on sports for the residents and others.
Commenting on this development, Mr. Bakshi, Managing Director, Central Park said, “Central Park has always strived to not only meet but exceed customer expectations. The RERA registration is a validation of our commitment for timely completion as well as to remain transparent and compliant in all respect. All the residential and commercial projects will now be delivered as per schedule”.
Differential residential offerings of Central Park Flower Valley
- Fleur Villas – grand and luxurious, uber stylish designs space, a postcard perfect backdrop of flowers and world class amenities
- The Room – air-conditioned, single and double full serviced suites for the millennials
- Lake Front Towers – spacious, lake-facing towers with the option of customizing home as per resident’s taste
- Flamingo Floors – private floors with elaborate details, expansive spaces and picturesque views of landscaped gardens
- Cerise Suites – unique low-rise air-conditioned suites with party terrace and elevator
- Mikasa Plots – providing the flexibility of building a single, duplex, grand mansion or a quirky cottage surrounded by sculpted greens, flowers and water bodies
Central Park has always supported RERA for its customer centricity. Customer orientation has always been the core of all activities at Central Park. The company regularly organizes training sessions for not only their employees but also its registered channel partners for better customer orientation.
RERA is a reformist act for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector by safeguarding consumers interest. It is a progressive step taken by the government towards bringing transparency and establishing sound practices to protect buyers’ interests. RERA is expected to bring more professionalism in the sector and help in eliminating casual operators leading to greater visibility & credibility of committed real estate companies like Central Park. Moreover, real estate companies will stand to gain from increased consumer confidence in a RERA regulated environment.
About Central Park
Central Park is an acknowledged realty brand and has an established presence in National Capital Region for over the past 16 years. With a delivery of 5.5 million sq. ft. across luxury residential and 5 star hospitality projects under its belt, Central Park is the fastest growing real estate brand having over 10.9 million square feet of existing development and another 12 million square feet of planned projects across hospitality, leisure, recreation, commercial and upscale residential developments in some of the most coveted locations in Gurgaon and Delhi.
INFOSYS LIMITED – CMA CGM Group Signs Strategic Partnership with Infosys to Accelerate Transformation of its Information Systems
- Seven-year partnership with Infosys to enhance CMA CGM’s customer service experience
- Infosys to establish a Delivery Center in Marseille to attract and enhance local expertise
The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in container shipping, and Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a strategic seven-year partnership which will simplify and transform CMA CGM’s IT applications and improve customer service experience.
As part of the agreement, and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a Delivery Center (DC) in Marseille, which will become a key hub attracting and enhancing local expertise.
Infosys will also acquire CMA CGM’s Innovation and Delivery Center in Dubai, UAE, expanding its footprint in the Middle East.
Through this partnership:
- Infosys will provide CMA CGM with the skills required to maintain its applications and develop its SAP projects. Infosys will also provide CMA CGM with new high value-added technologies that will improve its agility and responsiveness.
- These new systems will allow CMA CGM to be more flexible and innovative in a dynamic industry.Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said, “Simplifying the technology footprint and leveraging next-generation technologies is the need of the hour for the hyper-competitive shipping and logistics industry. We look forward to helping CMA CGM leapfrog to the next-generation of software-led business innovation which is customer friendly, cost effective and flexible. Infosys is keen to leverage its logistics industry experience and assist CMA CGM with its business transformation journey.”Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said, “Innovation and digitalization are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambition is to create a competitive advantage by offering our customers state-of-the-art technologies. The partnership with Infosys is key to attaining this objective. By setting up their Center for Innovation in Marseille, CMA CGM, as well as the region, will benefit from both their expertise and their proximity.”About CMA CGMCMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 445 vessels call more than 370 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2016, they carried 15.6 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions. With a presence in 160 countries and through its 600 agencies network, the Group employs 29,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseille.You may download the press release document from www.infosys.com or from http://www.bseindia.com/xml-data/corpfiling/AttachLive/918e24ca-687b-4d9c-ae7a-c2e76246ec1b.pdfThis is a disclosure announcement from PR Newswire.SOURCE Infosys Limited
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2017 Concludes that Lasers have a Bright Future in India
- Lasers industry and R&D to enable the ‘Make in India’ initiative
- 6,404 trade visitors attended 2017 edition in New Delhi
- Launch success: Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and Conference
The 6th edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA successfully concluded at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center, New Delhi attracting 6,404 trade visitors. Spread over 5500 square meters, 160 exhibitors and 10 additionally represented companies from a total of 16 countries showcased products, recent developments and market trends from the world of lasers and optical technology and its industrial applications.
Dr. Lalit Kumar, Managing Director, COHERENT Laser India said: “Our experience at the show has been excellent. We get a lot of enquiries and prospects. We meet new and old customers and the response has been very good.”
Pradeep Patil, Managing Director, TRUMPF India said: “I am very confident that we will continue to benefit by participating in the future as well. The event is really adding value to the industry and particularly to our company.”
The trade fair was organized in New Delhi making it perfectly accessible for application industries such as automotive, heavy engineering, railways, signage and printing to name a few. LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA proved that all those industries are increasingly using laser and optics in order to improve efficiency and quality.
Speaking of his experience at the Buyer-Seller-Forum, Haribabu Srivastava, Director – Laser Science and Technology Center, DRDO (Government of India) said: “We all are aware that lasers have a very bright future and every year the volume of laser machines is increasing, its applications are increasing, whether it is defence, industry applications such as medical, telecommunications, internet, entertainment, you name it and the application is there. All the aspects of laser were covered here at the exhibition and I feel that if industry and laboratories they come together we can achieve the ‘Make in India’ dream of the Government.”
Additive Manufacturing Pavilion and Conference
For the first time, the Additive Manufacturing Pavilion was launched to showcase processing and systems for additive manufacturing in industrial applications at the show. At the co-located Additive Manufacturing Insight conference, delegates learnt about the growing market for Industrial 3D printing.
By 2015 the approximate size of the addressable manufacturing market for Additive Manufacturing was $13 trillion while the Market Share of Additive Manufacturing was $5 billion. Boston Consulting Group forecasts that it will grow at a compound annual rate of almost 30% through 2020. According to CNT, Additive Manufacturing is getting a lot of traction in India and many companies are working on moving into functional part manufacturing using additive manufacturing compared to only prototyping.
Nayan Patel, Operations and Technical Manager, Renishaw India shared their experience: “This is the first time we participated at LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA. Our participation has been really good. The north market especially Delhi NCR requires an eco-system for additive manufacturing and this is a perfect platform. We look forward to participating in the future as well.”
Knowledge Platforms – Short courses by IEEE Photonics & Laser Safety Forum
The three short courses organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Photonics (IEEE Photonics) captured different aspects of Fiber Lasers and Applications, Nanophotonics and Fundamentals of Fiber Optics and Waveguides.
For the second consecutive year since its inception, the Laser Safety Forum garnered tremendous positive response from the exhibitors and the visitors. It stood out as the one of the prominent knowledge sharing platforms for the industry. They learned about the safe usage of lasers in their working environment.
The Buyer-Seller-Forum enabled constructive face to face meetings between buyers and sellers for potential business associations and received participation from companies such as Hero MotoCorp, Bhilai Engineering Corporation, Hella India Automotive, LASTEC – DRDO, Sagar Asia, to name a few.
Commenting on the success of the exhibition, Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India said: “LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA concluded another successful edition, and we are satisfied by the encouraging response received this year. The laser technology is one of the key technologies for the future of many sectors and the same was apparent at the fair.”
The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place again from September 26 to 28, 2018 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. Log on to http://www.world-of-photonics-india.com/ for more information on the trade fair.
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA
LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is the only regional trade fair for laser and optical technologies in India, taking place every year since 2012, in different places in India. The next edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA will take place from September 26 – 28, 2018 at BIEC in Bangalore. www.world-of-photonics-india.com
The LASER World of PHOTONICS global network
LASER World of PHOTONICS has developed an international trade fair network. LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich is the world’s leading trade fair of the laser and photonics industry. World of Photonics Congress is Europe’s largest photonics congress.
LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA and LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA are leading regional trade fairs for laser and optical technologies and are staged annually in China (Shanghai) and India (alternating between Bangalore and New Delhi). With a total of 2,295 exhibitors and more than 92,000 visitors in Munich, China and India, Messe München is the world’s leading trade fair organizer for lasers and photonics. http://world-of-photonics.com/network
About Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international expansion strategy, Messe Muenchen India founded its wholly owned subsidy with a registered office in Mumbai in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India is one of the leading organizers of trade fairs in India with a vast portfolio of B2B events such as analytica Anacon India, BAUMA CONEXPO India, drink technology India, electronica India, IFAT India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, Indian Ceramics, LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA and productronica India.
Messe Muenchen India works closely with industry stakeholders to deliver well researched and professional trade fairs keeping in mind the priorities of the customers. With its head office in Mumbai and regional representation in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai, Messe Muenchen India brings professionals from across sectors together for business, learning and networking opportunities.
About Messe München
With 10 subsidiaries in Europe and in Asia, and over 60 foreign representatives covering more than 100 countries, Messe München has a network that spans the globe. Worldwide, more than 30,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and more than two million visitors from over 200 countries participate in fairs and exhibitions in Munich each year. In addition, Messe München organizes trade fairs in Europe, Asia, Russia, the Middle East and South Am.
Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair 2017 Gives an Impetus to the Industry
Witnesses a record growth of 54% in unique visitor footfalls
DJGF 2017 at a glance:
- Over 300 exhibitors participated in the 6th edition
- Witnessed over 80% growth in participants
- Witnessed 54% growth in unique visitor footfalls
- Third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards (RJGA) was held
- Showcase and launch of trend-setting product designs & technologies
The 6th edition of the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), hosted by UBM India concluded successfully at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The show was inaugurated by Guest of Hon. Ms. Ruby Yadav, Member of Board of Governors, NIFT, Ministry ofTextile, Government of India; Shri. Ram Niwas Goel, Hon. Speaker Delhi Legislative Assembly; Shri. Shyam Jaju, NationalVice President, Bharatiya Janta Party; Shri. Ram Avatar Verma, Chairman, The Bullion and Jewellers Association Delhi;Shri. Yogesh Singal – President, The Bullion Jewellers Association Delhi; Shri. Navin Kumar, Spokesperson BJP andChairman, The Bullion and Jewellers Association Delhi; Mr. Yogesh Mudras – MD, UBM India and Mr. Michael Duck –Executive Vice President, UBM Asia.
The show is recognized as an integral part of the jewellery industry and brings together key associations, exhibitors and buyers under one roof. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair is North India’s No. 1 international B2B jewellery exhibition and one of the of the major four jewellery shows held annually by UBM India for the Indian gems and jewellery industry. The fair is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations and the industry at large with support from eminent associations namely, The Bullion & Jewellers Association Delhi whose members include the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of Jewellery in Delhi, Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association and Maliwara JewellersAssociation.
The three-day trade show brought over 300 exhibitors to connect and create business with jewellery manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters across India and also gave an opportunity to gold, diamond, silver, gemstones, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and government organisations to meet, engage, network and grow their business. The show also witnessed participation from machinery and ancillary industry players.
The show received an overwhelming response from the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, as well as Maharashtra amongst others; further validating it as an industry platform. As a curtain raiser to the grand show, UBM India staged a series of successful road shows in various hubs of North India such as Jaipur, Ludhiana and Meerut, along with store-to-store activities in 90 other cities of India connecting with several prominent jewellers in the zone. An insightful seminar on ‘Diamond Assortment and Valuation’ by the National Institute of Diamond and Gems and a felicitation ceremony for the students of Design Academy of India which was graced by Olympic Boxing Champion and Padma Bhushan awardee, Mary Kom, were some of the highlights of the fair, along with a 100 plus hosted buyer programmes.
Some of the eminent exhibitors at the event included jewellery manufacturers of the country such as Swarnshilp Chain &Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Limited, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Zar Jewels Pvt. Ltd., UniqueChains Pvt. Ltd., Yamuna Diamond, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., Bluestone Jewellery & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., RoyalChains Pvt. Ltd., Ridhi Sidhi Gems & Jewellery, Solanki Jewellers, Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt.Ltd., N.D. Diamonds & Jewels, Silver City, Yash Gold and Shilpi Jewels amongst others.
Speaking on the successful completion of the 6th edition, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Gems and Jewellery market has started witnessing remarkable changes, especially post the GST regime. In fact, this movewill only encourage the industry to become more mature, organised and transparent. While the organised retail jewellery market inIndia is still at a nascent stage, the opportunities for growth are unlimited. The organised sector will continue to play a fundamentalrole as it has the potential to adapt to the consumer and economic changes. The sector is witnessing changes in consumerpreferences with increasing demand for innovative designs and variety in jewellery. Moreover, North India is the country’s majormarket known for its penchant for lustrous and statement jewellery pieces, including Mughal antique, gold, diamond and kundannavratna, to name just a few. The 6th edition of Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair reinforced a sense of trust in the jewellery marketand the scintillating products it has to offer. This augurs well for the upcoming wedding and festive season when jewellers will seehigher sales and footfalls.”
“This year’s edition saw a remarkable growth of 54% in unique visitor footfalls and 80% growth in participation. The show alsowitnessed the third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards (RJGA), a unique initiative honouring the best talent in the retailjewellery business across India. There were retailers and manufactures showcasing their creations by means of a fashion show,”he further added.
The third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards was a unique initiative by UBM India through which the excellence and efforts of individuals and organisations in the Retail Jewellery Business are recognised and honoured on a pan-India level. RJGA along with Ernst & Young as process advisors drew out the best of the country’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through a methodical, professional procedure. The highlight of RJGA 2017 was India’s first-ever Walk of Fame for the Retail Jewellery industry — an exclusive showcase of master pieces by eminent brands. This year too, the awards ceremony was marked by captivating fashion sequences by showstoppers such as models and actors Gauhar Khan, Mannara Chopra, among others, insights from industry stalwarts, entertainment and networking sessions.
Winners of ‘The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards 2017’:
– Excellence in Customer Service – Sales Process Initiatives; Excellence in Customer Service – After Sales Initiatives, Employer of the Year, Most Innovative Marketing – Kashi Jewellers
– Campaign – Experiential/Activations and Most Innovative Marketing Campaign – OOH – NAC Jewellers
– Store of the Year – Standalone (Less than 1,000 sq. ft.) – S2R Jewels & Jewellery
– Store of the Year – Standalone (1,000 – 5,000 sq. ft.) – Chintamani’s Jewellery Aracade Pvt. Ltd.
– Store of the Year – Standalone (More than 5,000 sq. ft.) – Anand Jewels (Indore) Pvt. Ltd.
– Store of the Year – Chain of Stores – Ranka Jewellers
– Most Innovative Marketing Campaign – Digital – Achakottil Jewels
– Most Innovative Marketing Campaign – Print – DIACOLOR – Fine Contemporary Jewels
– Most Innovative Marketing Campaign – Radio – M/S Abhishek Zaveri
– Most Innovative Marketing Campaign – TV – AVR Swarna Mahal Jewelry Pvt. Ltd.
– Excellence in Design – Diamond Jewellery – Shobha Asar Jewellery Pvt. Ltd.
– Excellence in Design – Gold Jewellery – Sumangali Jewellers
– Excellence in Design – Silver Jewellery – R V Agrawal Impex Pvt. Ltd.
– Excellence in Design – Platinum Jewellery – P.N.Gadgil Jewellers Pvt. Ltd.
– Excellence in Design – Jadau Jewellery – Sharda Jewellers
– Excellence in Design – Colored Gemstones – Khurana Jewellery House
– Jury Recognition – Young Turk of the Year – Designer – Siddharthaa Sawansukha
– Jury Recognition – Young Turk of the Year – Visionary – Saurabh Gadgil
– Jury Recognition – Lifetime Achievement Award – Romy Mehta
– Jury Recognition – Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Pallavi Foley
– UBM Initiative Recognition: Innovation In Gold Jewellery – Shilpi Jewels
About UBM India:
UBM India is India’s leading exhibition organizer that provides the industry with platforms that bring together buyers and sellers from around the world, through a portfolio of exhibitions, content-led conferences and seminars. UBM India hosts over 25 large scale exhibitions and 40 conferences across the country every year; thereby enabling trade across multiple industry verticals. A UBM Asia Company, UBM India has offices across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. UBM Asia is owned by UBM plc which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organizer in Asia and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia.
For further details, please visit http://www.ubmindia.in .
About UBM plc:
UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors – from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.
For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM, UBM Plc LinkedIn
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CYPHER 2017, India’s Largest Analytics Summit, Promises to Bring Together a Large Number of Industry Doyens and Professionals From Across the Country
As the third edition of CYPHER is nearing, it is receiving an unparalleled response from industry leaders, professionals and academicians, all alike. Bringing an excellent networking opportunity with top leadership in the industry and a chance to understand the changing dynamics of the analytics ecosystem, CYPHER is looking forward to host data scientists, managers, senior managers, directors, academicians, CXOs, amongst others from various domains in the industry. Set to take a centre stage at Hotel Park Plaza, Bengaluru, from 21-23 September 2017, CYPHER, the most definitive representation of the analytics industry is organized by Analytics India Magazine, India’s largest analytics and data science portal.
Bhasker Gupta, founder and CEO, Analytics India Magazine said, “Launched with the intention of creating a large format event around analytics and data science, with CYPHER, we wanted to create an event that matches any similar summit in quality and scale from around the world. This year we see it happening.“
“We started CYPHER with a vision of creating a platform to network and learn from thought leaders, companies and startups in analytics, data science and big data discipline. The idea was to bring the analytics industry under one umbrella, where the professionals could showcase their work and interact with the decision-makers,“ he added.
CYPHER 2017 is looking forward to be a much bigger and better version of its previous two editions, bringing together 100+ speakers, 70+ talks, 15+ workshops and 700+ delegates from various industries across India, to learn and network on disruptive technologies such as data science, analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence.
Gaurav Vohra, co-founder and CEO, Jigsaw Academy said, “There’s a growing gap between what the market needs and what individuals can offer. And, individuals are losing out. At Jigsaw Academy, we have designed the perfect solution in collaboration with the University of Chicago, Graham School and industry partners to help Indian professionals bridge this gap – and we will be unveiling this at the largest analytics event in the country – CYPHER 2017.” Jigsaw Academy is one of the platinum sponsors of CYPHER 2017, and is coming along with its partners IBM and University of Chicago at the event.
Deloitte is another platinum sponsor along with Great Learning, Manipal Global, Wipro as gold sponsors; Analytixlabs, Cognizant, Edvancer, Praxis Business School and Rinalytics as silver sponsors and Analytic Edge, Datalicious, IIDT, Insofe, Manthan, Palisade, ProEdge, Razorthink, Reva University and Team Computers as exhibit sponsors for CYPHER 2017.
The illuminating response that the event has received till now speaks of the breadth and scale of the event in terms of networking, learning and interacting with industry thought leaders, combined with lots of fun and excitement.
Data Science Excellence Awards, that recognize the best in the data science world, all hands networking gala dinner, along with competitions and other activities are going to add the fun flavour to the summit, making it a unique experience for all the attendees at CYPHER 2017.
With a huge participation from across the industry, CYPHER is looking forward to host a spectacular and one-of-its-kind event in the analytics industry. Connect with peers, discuss day-to-day business challenges; dig deep in interactive sessions; and be a part of the breath-taking experience like never-before. To get more information about the event, visit http://www.analyticsindiasummit.com
About CYPHER 2017:
CYPHER, India’s most wide-reaching flagship conference on analytics is hosted by Analytics India Magazine. This is the third edition of CYPHER, India’s largest and most exciting analytics summit. It offers a platform to network and learn from the leading thought leaders, companies and startups in analytics, data science and artificial intelligence discipline. Visit http://www.analyticsindiasummit.com/ for more info.
About Analytics India Magazine:
Analytics India Magazine (AIM) is India’s no. 1 platform on analytics, data science and big data, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the ecosystem in India. It aims for the promotion and discussion of ideas and thoughts on Business Analytics from India perspective. AIM was started in May 2012 by Bhasker Gupta, who has worked in the analytics space for more than 12 years. Visit http://analyticsindiamag.com/ for more info.
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Crestron Launches India HQ at Bengaluru
Crestron, the global leader in advanced control and automation technology celebrated the opening of its new India Office and Experience Centre at Bengaluru today. Expanding to India allows the company to further enhance its service and support to customers like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, PepsiCo, Coca Cola, to name a few, in the region.
The new office launch saw more than 250 guests that included Crestron dealers, consultants, architects, builders, interior designers, lighting designers and specifiers, electrical contractors, vendor partners and media.
Headquartered at RMZ Eco World on the Bengaluru tech corridor with 31,000 square feet of floor space, the India HQ forms part of Crestron’s strategic blueprint for business development throughout the Asia Pacific region. The expanded presence and business strategy is being overseen by Stuart Craig, CEO, Asia Pacific, who is based out of the Crestron APAC Head Office in Sydney, Australia.
“We are excited to provide hands-on support to our clients in India,” said Stuart Craig, CEO, Asia Pacific Crestron. “The new office features premium service including a training theatre to accommodate professional development coursework. We have also built a state-of-the-art Crestron Experience Centre for our array of customers to experience our latest technology and solutions in a feature-rich setting. India is a very important market for us and Crestron is committed to providing the best service and solutions here.”
The company has appointed industry veteran Gagan Verma as the Executive Director for India. Gagan is a management professional with 18+ years of industry experience. In his new role Gagan will drive strategy and business plans for new and existing markets, channel development & management, and alliances management in India.
Gagan Verma added, “I look forward to bringing my experience to Creston and leading the India business. India is a significant market for Crestron in terms of growth and we are committed to growing the advanced workplace technology. We at Crestron have always built solutions that integrates technology to provide world class communications.”
Following the launch, guests received guided tours of the new office, state-of-the-art experience centre and fully functional training rooms. This also included demonstrations of the latest products and solution Crestron offers including Education Solutions, Network AV Management, Room Scheduling and Home Automation Solutions.
Crestron is headquartered in Rockleigh, New Jersey with Experience Centres and Design Showrooms located in New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Cypress. Globally Creston operates Experience Centers and Design Showrooms in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Beijing.
Crestron is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Our solutions are built on a validated architecture, using best-in-class technology that integrates unified communications, AV presentation, IT, lighting, audio and environmental systems. Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in Education, Corporate, Government and Defense, Hospitality, Retail and their homes.
Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best product solutions, programs and services in the industry. This culmination of loyalty, devotion and innovation is what our dealers refer to as “The Crestron Experience.” Our product solutions are backed by over 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support around the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin, New Zealand and United States. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com
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ixigo Named the Fastest Growing Mobile Travel App in India
ixigo, India’s leading travel marketplace, has emerged as the fastest growing mobile travel app among the top travel brands over the last 18 months. Data shared by Kalagato, a leading provider of market and competitive intelligence also suggests that ixigo has become the second largest travel brand based on reach, with MakeMyTrip-Goibibo combine being ranked number one.
As per statistics revealed by Kalagato, ixigo currently occupies around 9% of the total travel market share by reach (defined as % of smartphones that have an ixigo app installed). The ixigo flights app has grown at the fastest rate among all leading travel players, averaging at around a 30% month-on-month growth over the last 6 months. While MakeMyTrip-Goibibo combined has a reach of 17% in the month of June 2017, ixigo’s reach stood at 9%, followed by Oyo Rooms at 4.3%, and Tripdavisor at 3.8%.
Commenting on the growth, ixigo CEO and Co-Founder, Aloke Bajpai said – “ixigo’s focus on solving real travel problems through product innovation and its unwavering commitment to get travelers the best deals, has resulted in a staggering 3x year-on-year growth for the last 2 years, both in terms of traffic and revenue. We have achieved this hyper-growth while improving our store NPS (Net Promoter Score), which has touched +70% for our apps. We are proud that 80% of our growth comes from organic mediums and word of mouth, in comparison to the heavy marketing spends by the incumbents in this category.”
Commenting on this, Aman Kumar, Chief Business Officer at KalaGato, said – “As the internet economy in India expands, more and more people are using their mobile devices to check prices, book tickets & find hotel rooms. As a meta search engine Ixigo is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this massive expansion in users and their growth is reflective of that.”
ixigo has been a leader in innovation in the mobile travel category in India, with several industry-firsts such as instant booking across all major OTAs in India, fare prediction for flights, PNR prediction for trains, personalized fare tracking, instant fare alerts and India’s first AI chat-bot for travel. ixigo will also be presenting at the prestigious PhocusWright conference in Florida, USA in November this year.
Launched in 2007, ixigo is India’s leading travel search app, connecting over 80 million travellers with content & deals from over 25,000 online & offline travel & hospitality businesses. ixigo aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices & availability for flights, trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages & destinations. ixigo’s mission is to simplify the lives of travellers by building apps that make their travel search and planning hassle-free and it has won several awards in its journey, including the TiE-Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the NASSCOM Top-10 Emerge Award. ixigo’s investors include Sequoia Capital India, Fosun Kinzon Capital, SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip & Micromax.
Eazy ERP will Now Deliver ICT Services on Government DigitalMSME Scheme
At Annapoorna, ‘World of Food’, Eazy ERP, the pioneers of developing India’s first Tally Integrated ERP Solution, has officially announced its empanellement to deliver ICT services on cloud to MSMEs under the DigitalMSME Subsidy Scheme. The announcement was made amongst the presence of eminent personalities at the premises of Bombay Exhibition centre.
The DigitalMSME Scheme has been launched by the Ministry of MSME, Government of India, on 27th June, 2017.
“Cloud Computing for ICT is fast emerging as an innovative technology and the launch of the DigitalMSME Scheme is sure to act as a catalyst for a positive transformation of the MSME Sector,” said CA Kunal Singhal, Managing Director, Eazy ERP.
He further added, “The response at Annapoorna has been great. A lot of MSMEs have inquired about the DigitalMSME Scheme and have shown interest in availing attractive subsidy under the scheme. After looking at such a good response we are positive that we will successfully achieve our target of acquiring more than 1000 MSMEs in the first quarter.”
The prime objective of the DigitalMSME Scheme is to encourage MSMEs to adopt ICT. Under the scheme the MSMEs with a valid Udyog Adhar Memorandum (UAM) number will be able to avail ICT on cloud at a subsidized rate. The Ministry under the scheme will provide a subsidy of 60% to MSE enterprises. The subsidy will be upto 60% of the costs with cap of Rs One lakh for 2 years. Furthermore, to make the MSME registration hassle free, all the processes to avail the scheme are online.
Key highlights of DigitalMSME Scheme:
- Subsidy of 60% with cap of Rs 1 lakh over 2 years
- Subsidy is only for MSE’s with investment in plant and machinery less then Rs 5 Crores.
- MSME with a valid UAM number will only be entitled to avail the “Digital MSME Scheme”.
- All the processes to avail the scheme will be done online. No physical documentation will be required
- Eazy ERP has introduced Help Desk to address the queries of MSMEs.
- Eazy ERP to conduct awareness workshops in 10 states.
Eazy ERP is fostering upon making the vision a reality by undertaking various activities, workshops, and events to spread awareness about the scheme amongst MSMEs. The company is giving free handholding to MSMEs in order to avail the scheme.
The MSME Sector has proven to be a game changer for the Indian economy. The sector has majorly contributed to employment generation and exports. One of the prime reasons for this development is, the MSMEs have started to understand the importance of adopting latest IT infrastructure services and are slowly moving toward implementing the tools to their business processes. Hence, such an initiative by the Government was needed to encourage and accelerate the adoption on a larger scale.
About Eazy ERP
Incorporated in the year 2007, Eazy ERP is one of the fastest growing IT software solutions company in India. The company has benchmarked itself to be the pioneer’s in developing India’s first Tally integrated ERP software. Since then the company has been on a forefront for the development of SME’s.
Within a short span of time the company has successfully acquired 200+ clients, viz, MDH, Kamdhenu, OYO Rooms, Bikano, only to name a few. Furthermore, with the recent empanelment under the Digital MSME Scheme, Eazy ERP envisions to bring on board 1000+ MSMEs within the first quarter.
Eazy ERP has introduced all its IT services on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to be in tune with the latest updates and development in the world of technology together with meeting the expectations of our prestigious customers.
The enterprise has a veritable Pan-India presence, allowing great reach and accessibility to companies across the nation. We have also expanded our reach internationally, viz, Middle East, Africa and Bangladesh.
With a strength of 180 enthusiastic and professional employees, Eazy ERP intends to create value and empower all type of businesses by aiding efficient solutions worldwide.
Cox & Kings’ Social Media Campaign Wins PATA Gold Awards 2017
Cox & Kings Ltd., the oldest travel company in the world and also one of the leading holidays and education travel group, has won the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award for its ‘Forever Young’ campaign in the Marketing Media – Social Media category. The award ceremony held at The Parisian Macao recognized 31 outstanding entries that were selected by an international panel of experts.
Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings (C&K) said, “Social Media has the power to influence consumer choices. When an effective campaign like Forever Young translates into required awareness and action, it reflects our efforts in building innovative and impactful consumer engagement initiatives. The campaign has been highly successful in changing perceptions and positioning Thailand as a safe destination for solo women travelers.”
He added, “We are extremely happy to know that the effectiveness of the campaign is recognized at such a prestigious platform among esteemed organizations.”
About COX & KINGS Ltd: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)
Cox & Kings Ltd. (‘C&K’) is the oldest travel company in the world with operations in 22 countries across four continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. C & K is headquartered in India.
C&K operates in three key verticals: Leisure, Education and Hybrid Hotels.
Leisure-India is best known by the ubiquitous Cox & Kings brand in India, where we are an integrated travel enterprise, offering the best and widest range of travel options to individuals, groups and businesses in the fastest growing major economy in the world. www.coxandkings.com.
Leisure-International operates in multiple countries, mainly under the Cox & Kings brand, with a greater focus on premium-end travel. www.coxandkings.co.uk.
Education operates under the brand names PGL and NST, among others. PGL and NST are market leaders in experiential learning in the UK and we intend to take these brands across the world; we have recently entered the Australian market. www.pgl.co.uk, www.nstgroup.co.uk.
Meininger currently operates more than 8,500 beds across 17 hotels in 11 European cities. The unique hybrid concept of Meininger combines the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel; top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices. www.meininger-hotels.com.
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REC Group Emerges as the Largest European Solar Panel Manufacturer in India and Brings its Latest Innovative Product Range at 11th Edition of Renewable Energy India Expo
Reaffirming its commitment to the Indian solar market, which is currently facing a lot of dynamic changes, REC Group, the leading European brand for solar photovoltaic panels, will showcase its product innovations at the India Expo Center in Greater Noida. REI is India’s largest trade show for renewable energy technology and one of the largest industry events in the world.
Globally renowned for its quality and reliability, REC Group will bring its highly-visited exhibit from the German Intersolar show to New Delhi: Three new flagship products featuring the award-winning TwinPeak technology, including the world’s most powerful 60 and 72-cell multi-crystalline panels. With these newly launched products, REC once again sets new standards for multi-crystalline panels and demonstrates its global technology leadership.
The following REC panels will be on display at the REI Expo:
- REC TwinPeak 2 – a 60-cell panel rated up to 295Wp
- REC TwinPeak 2S 72 – a 72-cell panel rated up to 350Wp
- REC TwinPeak 2SL – a 60-cell panel rated up to 305Wp
All these products are based on REC’s pioneering half-cut cell technology featuring multi-crystalline PERC cells, split junction box and five bus bars for higher power output per square meter, increased yields, lower costs and, therefore, shorter payback times for investors of rooftop and ground mounted solar PV installations.
Visit REC Group at the REI Expo in Greater Noida, India, from September 20-22, 2017 in hall 10 at booth 10.44.
REC Group is the largest European panel manufacturer in India
The manufacturer with Norwegian roots, and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Singapore, has shown consistent growth for years globally, and has experienced particularly strong growth in the APAC region. Here, shipments in Q2 2017 have increased by 244% over Q2 2016.
With its strong emphasis on cutting-edge technology, lowest warranty claims rate, high-power panels and consistent performance, REC Group has been able to firmly establish itself as #1 European manufacturer of solar panels in India. This clearly highlights the increasing preference for high-quality products in the Indian Market after struggling over quality issues in recent times. REC’s leading position is well reflected in its H1 numbers:
- A nine-fold growth in shipments in H1 2017 compared to H1 2016
- Cumulative capacity of more than 250 MW of REC panels shipped
- Emerged as the leading non-Chinese manufacturer and the largest European supplier in the growing rooftop segment in the last two years.
- Successful entry into the large utility-scale market, proving the financial viability and optimum ROIs of REC products for large-scale developers
“Our remarkable growth in India is demonstrated by a whopping customer retention rate of 85% and is based on our unique value proposition, strong financial stability as well as our successful distribution network and strong presence in India. The Indian rooftop market offers REC and our valued partners an immense potential. Thanks to our global credentials, we have already acquired key clients in the IT, automotive, manufacturing and infrastructure industries,” comments Stephan Herkert, CCO at REC Group.
Adding to this, Rohit Kumar, Head of REC India, explains the distribution strategy: “One of the strategic moves to enter into smaller and regional markets was to use a capable and financially robust distributor with pan-India presence, such as Redington India Ltd. We have managed to win more than 100 EPC partners in a span of less than a year. Moving forward, this segment will play a crucial role for REC’s footprint in the highly lucrative rooftop market of India.”
About REC Group:
Founded in Norway in 1996, REC Group is a leading vertically integrated solar energy company. Through integrated manufacturing from silicon to wafers, cells, high-quality panels and extending to solar solutions, REC Group provides the world with a reliable source of clean energy. REC’s renowned product quality is supported by the lowest warranty claims rate in the industry. REC Group is a Bluestar Elkem company with headquarters in Norway and operational headquarters in Singapore. REC Group employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, producing 1.4 GW of solar panels annually. Find out more at http://www.recgroup.com.
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‘Technological Solutions Don’t Really Bring out the Real Architecture’-Highlight of the 5th Economic Times Architecture & Design Summit Delhi
The 5th edition of ‘The Economic Times Architectural and Design Summit 2017’ was recently held at The Sheraton Hotel in the city. The grand event witnessed the presence of leading architects, interior designers and other senior delegates from renowned organizations from the across country. The theme of the evening was ‘Designing for Diversified India’ and the summit was co-powered by Nerolac.
The summit commenced with a presentation by Mr. Manit Rastogi, Founder Partner of architecture firm Morphogenesis on glocal views on design personalisation talking about India’s diversity from an architectural perspective and how passive design, resource optimization, contextual identity and liveability is a new mantra to keep in mind for architecture. The spotlight sessions was addressed by Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Everest Industries and Mr. Niraj Borikar, Head Marketing at Fundermax, who shared their valuable insights on how the materials used in architecture can be used with versatile looks across locations and with different applications in India, which has a huge diversity in its culture.
Expressing his pleasure over the immense success of this event,Mr. Deepak Lamba, President – Times Strategic Solutions said, “This is indeed a pivotal summit as it gives us a platform where leaders can converge on a common platform and share their views and thoughts on how India, being a complex market due to its different languages, culture, habits and climate differences, can be taken as an opportunity for A&D community and multiply opportunities by being more innovative.“
The summit also witnessed a panel discussion on Chaos Theory: Designing for diversified India, which discussed how technological or technical solutions don’t really bring out the real architecture of our past or the real India. It was hosted by Mr. Srinivas Murthy G., Chief Executive and Architect at SMG Design with the panelists including Mr. Dikshu C. Kukreja, Architect and Urban Planner, C.P Kukreja Architects; Ms. Sapna Kumar, Director at Chapman Taylor; Mr. Amit Gupta, Founding Partner at Studio Symbiosis; Mr. Kamal Meattle, Chairman of Paharpur Business Centre and Dr. Vibhuti Sachdev, Dean, Ansal University.
The closing session for the evening was marked by Mr. Peeyush Bachlaus, Head Marketing, Kansai Nerolac Paints by launching the colour book ‘Interior and Exterior colour guides’ and expressing his views on how colours are an integral part of our lives and how different colours leave a lasting impact on our lives.
About ET Edge
Times Strategic Solutions Ltd., functional under the brand name ET Edge, is an Economic Times initiative founded to empower multiple industries and segments by sharing critical business knowledge through strategic conferences and summits. Encompassing the Indian business vista, ET Edge strives to bring together visionaries and key leaders on its knowledge platforms to create social and business ecology conducive to the positive changes required by the industry. The main aim of this initiative is to channel global business intelligence through summits and conferences in overarching lectures, hands-on workshops, panels, roundtables and case studies.
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QuEST Global Announces Winners of Engineering Innovation Contest
– Received over 6,500 registrations from colleges across India
– Park College of Engineering and Technology and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) emerges as second and third winners
QuEST Global, a global engineering solutions provider, today, announced the winners of its pan-India student innovation contest – QuEST Ingenium 2017. The coveted first prize was claimed by Saintgits College of Engineering, Kerala for their project Electricity generation using speed breakers. The winners will receive a cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to the Airbus facility in Germany and will be given an exclusive tour of the Airbus facility and introduced to the manufacturing processes and the core engineering side of the business. Park College of Engineering and Technology, Tamil Nadu became the first runners up for their project Design and fabrication of a fighter aircraft with yawing wing, followed by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu for their project Hi-Tech bionic prosthetic legs.
The students of MVJ College of Engineering (MVJCE), Karnataka received Special Jury mention for their project Advanced prosthetic hand for handicapped. The Most Popular Project Award, a special category of award selected by public by voting on social media, was won by Sri Sairam Engineering College, Tamil Nadu for their project MOBSCOPE.
The seventh edition of QuEST Ingenium received more than 6,500 applications from various engineering colleges across India. The top 10 teams were invited to present their projects to a panel of judges and eminent personalities from the industry at an event hosted in Trivandrum. Ms. Nidhi Mathur, Co-Founder of Niramai was the Chief Guest of the event and Mr. Burkhard H. R. Heinke, Project Leader, Airbus Cabin Electronics Buxtehude Predevelopment delivered a keynote address to the young engineers from across the country.
This year, QuEST Global’s endeavours in nurturing engineering talent were supported by Ingenium sponsors including – Airbus, Siemens, Qatar Airways and MSC Software.
Speaking at the gala event, Mr. Shrikanth D Naik, Senior Vice President & Global Delivery Head, QuEST Global, expressed, “QuEST Ingenium brings together Indian students who demonstrate a passion for engineering and innovation. This national-level engineering innovation competition encourages students to create engineering solutions that help transform our world. This initiative is one of many that QuEST Global organizes globally, where we work with the academia to ‘future-ready’ our next generation of engineers.
“It was once-in-a-lifetime experience to be a part of QuEST Ingenium 2017. We are lucky to be chosen among the finalists and we are excited to visit the Airbus facility. All thanks to QuEST Global and all who have supported us in this project,” said, Joby Georgeand Jose Tom, members of the winning team.
About QuEST Global
QuEST Global is a focused global engineering solutions provider with a proven track record of 20 years serving the product development & production engineering needs of high technology companies. A pioneer in global engineering services, QuEST is a trusted, strategic and long term partner for many Fortune 500 companies in the aero engines, aerospace & defence, hi-tech & industrial, medical devices, oil & gas, power and transportation industries. The company offers mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded, engineering software, engineering analytics, manufacturing engineering and supply chain transformative solutions across the complete engineering lifecycle.
QuEST partners with customers to continuously create value through customer-centric culture, continuous improvement mind-set, as well as domain specific engineering capability. Through its local-global model, QuEST provides maximum value engineering interactions locally, along with high quality deliveries at optimal cost from global locations. The company comprises of over 8,300 passionate engineers operating out of different global locations intent on making a positive impact to the business of world class customers, transforming the way they do engineering.
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AndBeyond.Media Launches VidTent – A Holistic Digital Video Solution
VidTent is a venture by AndBeyond.Media that redefines the art of storytelling with a strong value proposition for Publishers, Content Creators & Advertisers.
AndBeyond.Media, the world’s leading on-demand native marketplace today announced the launch of its new venture – VidTent, a holistic video solutions platform that aims to ‘redefine the art of storytelling’ by offering a strong value proposition to solve video creation, distribution and monetization need gaps for publishers, content creators and advertisers.
“We have seen a huge demand for original and relevant video content in recent times and realized that we could bridge the interstice in video creation, distribution and monetization by offering an all-encompassing platform that offers premium videos and content syndication, with an user-friendly solution through which our partners can be in complete control of the video experiences they wish to offer. It is on the premise of this understanding that we have introduced VidTent to media businesses and content creators with the aim of fulfilling their entire scope of video content needs,” says Dharika Merchant, President, AndBeyond.Media.
VidTent offers three distinct solutions to suit partner needs i.e. Premium – where partners can leverage freshly created videos that are in sync with editorial needs. Syndication – Helps embed relevant videos across content channels that can be monetized upon. Platform – Partners can take charge of their own content, management and monetization across devices.
“VidTent redefines the style of narrative for content creators, advertisers and publishers. With our platform, publishers are able to deliver and monetize premium video, it gives creators the global arena to distribute souped-up content, and connects advertisers to qualified, engaged audiences,” explains Dharika Merchant, President, AndBeyond.Media. “With features such as easy, tag-based integration and multi-channel browsing, VidTent offers a fully scalable, future-ready inventory that is optimized for desktop and mobile.”
“Occasionally advertisers and publishers face impediments with defining and implementing a clear strategy on how to engage with their audiences using video. It’s still a newer avenue of content and sometimes can be challenging to create, distribute and monetize upon. With VidTent, practically every player in the video ecosystem can leverage from its offerings in ways more than one. We look forward to ironing out the creases, driving scale and sustainable growth for our partners, and yet again challenge the limits of innovation,” adds Pankil Mehta, Chief Business Officer, AndBeyond.Media.
AndBeyond.Media is a firm believer in the power of technology and scale via programmatic channels. The launch of VidTent comes close on the heels of AndBeyond.Media’s introduction of Header Bidding S2S six months ago.
Founded in January 2015, AndBeyond.Media is a global on-demand native marketplace catering to small and large-scale publishers serving exclusive ad experiences across various programmatic channels. It aims at creating a niche space in the digital advertising industry and is working with 500+ premium advertisers and publishers globally. For more information, visit: http://www.andbeyond.media.
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RailRestro Celebrates 2 Years of Scale-up, Growth and Development in E-catering Sector
It’s a matter of great pleasure for every startup to commemorate the successful completion of 2 years of consecutive success. RailRestro, the official e-catering partner of IRCTC, celebrated successful scale-up, growth and development for 2 consecutive years on September 17, 2017. It’s a time when the company founder looks back to all the decisions made during this time period and to judge what worked and what didn’t.
Talking about the roadmap that led RailRestro to the pinnacle of success, founder Manish Chandrasays, “The roads are tough for every startup that sails into the sea of possibilities. You’re faced with numerous situations, which can offer you a giant leap in shorter spans, but one needs to be careful. Success has no shortcuts and your decisions are the ones that will take you to the zenith.”
Here’re some rough figures that signify the growth and achievements of RailRestro in the last 2 years:
- Order Volume: Total order count has reached a mega hit with 10 lakh food orders processed cumulatively.
- Growth Rate: RailRestro saw a growth rate of 200-250% in the last two years.
- IRCTC E-catering Premium Food Aggregator: RailRestro became the official premium food aggregator, which is un-matched in the e-catering sector.
- RailRestro Mobile App: The order flow further increased after the launch of the RailRestro Mobile App, which is currently available for both Android and iOS users.
- Order Processed for IRCTC E-catering ‘Food on Track App’: RailRestro processed more than 3 lakh orders for IRCTC e-catering.
- Felicitation by GOI: RailRestro founder, Manish Chandra was felicitated for running a successful startup by the ministry of IT, Government of India.
RailRestro is continuously scaling-up the success ladder and aims to make it bigger by expanding to new geographies in India. Currently, RailRestro has a share of 47% in the e-catering sector of India. No doubt, railways are the most preferred mode of transport in India and boast a huge business potential. Capitalizing on the same is what the company aims at by extending to newer geographic locations. Some of the prime locations where the company aims to increase its presence include:
- Food Delivery at Vijayawada station.
- Food Delivery at Visakhapatnam Jn.
- Food Delivery at Bhusawal station.
- Food Delivery at Jhansi station.
- Food Delivery at Vadodara Jn.
Apart from the aforementioned locations, RailRestro aims to enhance its presence in major locations of South India. Some of these locations would include food delivery at Gudur, Tirupati, Guntakal, Nellore, Kazipet, Kozhikkode, etc.
In case someone is unaware or hasn’t tried ordering food in train from e-catering services, they can book food of their choice either by visiting RailRestro Website, RailRestro Mobile App or on call at +91-8102888111.
RailRestro is an e-catering venture of Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd., with its head office located at Software Technology Parks of India, Near Sai Mandir, Patliputra, Patna – 800013.
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RailRestro – Yescom India Softech Pvt. Ltd.
Web Werks Redesign Their Advanced Web Hosting and Data Center Solutions
Web Werks unveiled their advanced web hosting and data center solutions with innovative and comprehensive capabilities to meet the increasing security and performance needs for connected businesses. The solution focuses on protecting companies, meeting compliance requirements, improving performance and reducing infrastructure costs.
“Web Werks is committed to delivering the most efficient and reliable web hosting and data centers for customers solutions worldwide. As technology is getting more advanced; the challenges towards security, connectivity, storage, infrastructure and so on gets tougher. To eliminate those circumstances, we have introduced advanced web hosting and data center solutions”, said Nikhil Rathi, CEO, Web Werks. “These solutions are developed and designed are customizable which makes this more special. These get customized as per your need so that it delivers your requirement and at the same type you are paying only for that”, added Nikhil.
Salient features of Advanced Web Hosting and Data Center Solutions are stated below:
– Increased agility and cost effectiveness through server consolidation – with less physical infrastructure, as a result, the capital expenditure decreases.
– Higher security and reliability – through virtual firewalls and multiple data backup options, the advanced solutions offers a best-in-class solution for running mission critical operations.
– Increased storage and clustering scalability – with the simplified and accelerated deployment of virtual machines, the advanced solutions lets administrators add or eliminate servers practically at will.
About Web Werks
Established in 1996, Web Werks is an ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1 and Uptime Institute Certified Cloud Data Center Service Provider in India. Web Werks has been awarded ‘the best web hosting award 2017’, ‘Retailer Of The Year For Best Cloud Data Centers And Internet Exchange’, ‘Great Indian Workplace Award (GIWA) 2017’ and much more.
Web Werks focuses on quality-driven self-managed and fully managed hosting services that include cloud solutions, dedicated servers and VPS hosting services on Linux and Windows operating platforms. They also deliver disaster recovery services, Innovative Rapid Cloud backup technologies, work area recovery services, CDN services, etc. They have collaborated with more than 1000+ organizations globally that include Fortune 500 companies across various business verticals. This also includes Government sectors as well, such as Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation, Nabard, NPCI, etc.
For more information, kindly visit,http://www.webwerks.in.
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