All Eyes On Microsoft India: Will Anant Help Turn The Page?

It takes one brain to dream of change but many a handful to turn it into a reality.

Satya Nadella has done exceptionally well to dream up a new and improved Microsoft and steer the company strategy accordingly. However, the company’s ability to actualise this on the ground still remains to be largely work-in-progress and in many ways a distant dream. Albeit this applies to nearly all Global markets, it is particularly true for India.

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FISME and Microsoft to enable more than 10,000 SMBs for cloud adoption – CIO India

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), an apex industry body, and Microsoft have come together to enable more than 10,000 micro, small and medium businesses across the country to adopt information technology and cloud computing. This will help them to connect better with their existing customers and reach out to potential customers across India.

FISME Microsoft to enable more than 10000 Indian SMBs to adopt cloud by 2016 – Dataquest India

Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), an apex industry body, and Microsoft have come together to enable more than 10,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises across the country to adopt information technology and cloud computing. This will help them to connect better with their existing customers and reach out to potential customers across India.

Microsoft Office 2016 India Price Announced

The Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Wednesday said that all users who have a subscription of Office 365, which is a cloud-based service, will get the new Office 2016 for free. Other users can purchase the new suite, which is available in 14 Indian languages and 47 languages globally, starting Wednesday.

“Starting today, Office 365 subscribers can choose to download the new Office 2016 apps as part of their subscription. Automatic updates will begin rolling out to consumer subscribers next month,” the company said.

The Office 365 Personal edition (for one user – one PC + one Tablet + one Phone) costs Rs. 3,299 per annum and Office 365 Home (for five users – five PCs + five Tablets + five phones) is priced at Rs. 4,199 per annum.

Microsoft Office 365 users to get Office 2016 free

The Redmond-based technology major Microsoft on Wednesday said that all users who have a subscription of Office 365, which is a cloud-based service, will get the new Office 2016 for free.

Microsoft India 3 data centres launched; locally hosted Office 365 to go live

Microsoft has made some significant announcements on its cloud strategy in India. The software giant has shared updates on its local data centres.

As part of today’s announcements, the company has launched three centres in Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai; and said that its commercial cloud services will be available from these data centres. 

Microsoft Azure services is launching today, and Office 365 services will be available from October 2015. Dynamics CRM Online services will follow suite early next year.

Microsoft Office 365 now available from Indian Datacentres

Two weeks after making Azure available locally in its three Indian datacentres, Microsoft has now announced locally hosted Office 365 services in India.

On October 12, the software giant said Office 365 services will now be delivered in India from the local datacentres in Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.

Microsoft India’s cloud updates: 3 data centres launched today

Microsoft has made some significant announcements on its cloud strategy in India. The software giant has shared updates on its local data centres. As part of today’s announcements, the company has launched three centres in Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai; and said that its commercial cloud services will be available from these data centres. Microsoft Azure services is launching today, and Office 365 services will be available from October 2015. Dynamics CRM Online services will follow suite early next year.

Challenges for Building a Green Data Center

As CIOs reel under pressure to cut operational costs and scale up the IT infrastructure to meet the growing business needs, there is a heightened focus on taming the energy-hungry datacenters

Datacenters are at the center of businesses today as every organization depends on the information stored and processed through a datacenter.

Next Level Is Banking By Video-Conferencing

Visiting your neighbourhood bank branch may soon be a thing of the past. With technology advancement taking place in leaps and bounds, banks are now following customers away from the 9 to 5 shift.

IT Industry May See Muted Growth In Fiscal 2016

The $118-billion Indian information technology (IT) industry could see muted growth in the fiscal year ending March 2016, even lower than the 13-15% growth that software lobby Nasscom forecast for the current fiscal as most businesses keep a wary eye on their IT budgets, say industry analysts.

IT Industry May See Muted Growth In Fiscal 2016

The $118-billion Indian information technology (IT) industry could see muted growth in the fiscal year ending March 2016, even lower than the 13-15% growth that software lobby Nasscom forecast for the current fiscal as most businesses keep a wary eye on their IT budgets, say industry analysts.

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India along with an independent research firm Greyhound Research, the CE870 system was awarded for its multi-functional personalization technology that empowers financial institutions to instantly issue secure payment cards in-branch.

To read the Full Article, click here: NewsR

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India along with an independent research firm Greyhound Research, the CE870 system was awarded for its multi-functional personalization technology that empowers financial institutions to instantly issue secure payment cards in-branch.

To read the Full Article, click here: ClickIndia

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India along with an independent research firm Greyhound Research, the CE870 system was awarded for its multi-functional personalization technology that empowers financial institutions to instantly issue secure payment cards in-branch.

To read the Full Article, click here: Yahoo Finance

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India along with an independent research firm Greyhound Research, the CE870 system was awarded for its multi-functional personalization technology that empowers financial institutions to instantly issue secure payment cards in-branch.

To read the Full Article, click here: The Telegraph

Entrust Datacard Wins 2015 Technoviti Award for Most Innovative Financial Card Printer

Entrust Datacard has announced that the Datacard CE870TM instant issuance system has been named the ‘Most Innovative Printer/Multi-Functional Device’ award winner in the 2015 Technoviti Awards. Selected by an independent jury of CIOs and CTOs from the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector in India along with an independent research firm Greyhound Research, the CE870 system was awarded for its multi-functional personalization technology that empowers financial institutions to instantly issue secure payment cards in-branch.

To read the Full Article, click here: Business Wire India

Mindtree Q3 profit up 58.5%, beats market expectations

Software services company Mindtree Ltd said on Monday that its third quarter net profit rose about 58.5%, beating market expectations, helped by higher revenue from its banking, financial services and insurance, and retail, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing clients. Net profit in the December quarter rose to Rs.140.8 crore from Rs.88.8 crore in the year-ago quarter, the company said. Revenue rose 15.3% to Rs.911.7 crore from Rs.790.6 crore a year earlier.

Mindtree Q3 profit up 58.5%, beats market expectations

Software services company Mindtree Ltd said on Monday that its third quarter net profit rose about 58.5%, beating market expectations, helped by higher revenue from its banking, financial services and insurance, and retail, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing clients. Net profit in the December quarter rose to Rs.140.8 crore from Rs.88.8 crore in the year-ago quarter, the company said. Revenue rose 15.3% to Rs.911.7 crore from Rs.790.6 crore a year earlier.

Mindtree buys US firm Discoverture for $15 m

Mindtree has reported good third quarter profits and is confident that it will beat the upper band of Nasscom’s 13-15 per cent guidance for this financial year.

The Bengaluru-based mid-size company posted a net profit of 140.8 crore in the December-ended quarter, a 58 per cent growth on a year-on-year basis. On a sequential basis, the growth was 2.4 per cent. The company also announced the acquisition of US-based Discoverture Solutions for $15 million, which gives the company a stronger foothold in the insurance vertical. However, revenues from this acquisition will not reflect this financial year. Mindtree shares closed 2.3 per cent to 1,412.

Rising Opportunities In Enterprise Mobility

Enterprise Mobility (EM) refers to a shift in business practices whereby more employees work outside the office and access secure corporate data for everyday tasks.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Enterprise Major Oracle Plans One Office in Every State Capital As It Sees Higher Tech Spending #Press #Media #CommunicationsToday

Oracle is looking to have branch offices in all Indian state capitals as part of its plan to boost business while some of its larger competitors deal with problems of their own. Oracle, founded by technology billionaire Larry Ellison, counts companies like HP and IBM as its major competitors. HP is going through a restructuring exercise that may see as many as 50,000 employees cut from its ranks.

#GreyhoundInMedia: IT takes an optimistic curve #Press #Media #CommunicationsToday

Despite wage hikes and currency fluctuations, top tier Indian IT firms managed to keep their profits in fine kettle on a year-on-year basis thanks to better utlilisation rates and a slow uptick in the demand environment. The near term looks promising with pricing remaining stable and operating margins being largely under control.

#GreyhoundInMedia: IT takes an optimistic curve #Press #Media #TheFinancialExpress

Despite wage hikes and currency fluctuations, top tier Indian IT firms managed to keep their profits in fine kettle on a year-on-year basis thanks to better utlilisation rates and a slow uptick in the demand environment. The near term looks promising with pricing remaining stable and operating margins being largely under control.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 profit up 29.5% as IT spending returns in North America #Press #Media #ZeeBiz

IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The city-headquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 profit rises 29.5 per cent to Rs 2,103 crore #Press #Media #IBNLive

For the July-September quarter, the IT services revenue is forecast to be in the range of $1.77 billion-$1.81 billion. IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 IT svcs sales at $1.74 bn; guides $1.77-1.81 bn Q2 #Press #Media #MoneyControl

IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 per cent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The Bangalore -headquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Enterprise major Oracle plans one office in every state capital as it sees higher tech spending #Press #Media #EconomicTimes

Oracle is looking to have branch offices in all Indian state capitals as part of its plan to boost business while some of its larger competitors deal with problems of their own. Oracle, founded by technology billionaire Larry Ellison, counts companies like HP and IBM as its major competitors. HP is going through a restructuring exercise that may see as many as 50,000 employees cut from its ranks.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 Profit Up 29.6%, Lags Estimates #Press #Media #BusinessWorld

For the July-September quarter, the IT services revenue is forecast to be in the range of $1.77 billion-$1.81 billion. IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 revenue boosted by deals in application and infrastructure space #Press #Media #InfotechLead

Net sales rose by 15.5% to Rs 11,245.5 crore in April-June quarter of the current fiscal. IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 profit rises 30% to Rs 2,103 cr #Press #Media #BusinessInsider

Net sales rose by 15.5% to Rs 11,245.5 crore in April-June quarter of the current fiscal. IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 profit rises 30% to Rs 2,103 cr #Press #Media #BusinessStandard

Net sales rose by 15.5% to Rs 11,245.5 crore in April-June quarter of the current fiscal. IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Wipro Q1 net profit up 29.5% at Rs 2,103 cr on large infra, app deals #Press #Media #Firstbiz

IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The city-headquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Large infra, app deals raise Wipro Q1 net profit 29.5% to Rs 2,103 cr #Press #Media #Firstbiz

IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The city-headquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Large infra, app deals raise Wipro Q1 net profit 29.5% to Rs 2,103 cr #Press #Media #PTI

IT services major Wipro today reported a 29.5 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,103.2 crore for April-June period, helped by large deals in the application and infrastructure space. The city-headquartered firm had posted a net profit of Rs 1,623.3 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

#GreyhoundInMedia: Union Budget: Top Five IT Issues Upcoming Budget Needs To Address #Press #Media #ChannelTimes

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by Assocham confirmed that this new wave of leadership in India is expected to double foreign investments to $60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.

#GreyhoundInMedia: What IT Decision Makers Want From Union Budget 2014-15 #Press #Media #CXOToday

The newly appointed Government in India has worked like a shot in the arm for country’s economy. A recent study by ASSOCHAM confirmed that this new wave of leadership for India is expected to double foreign investments to $60 billion. While it’s hard to miss the air of optimism in the country, longevity of this sentiment is contingent on the announcements in the Union Budget.