30 May 2020

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Is Planet Earth Gonna Wear an Electronic Skin?

A Ne Mega-Trend in Technology:

Sensors are gradually becoming a part of modern world. Thanks to internet penetration and upsurge in the usage of smart phones; remotely monitoring and managing things by combining sensors and networked intelligence has become a reality. This new mega-trend in technology – known as Internet of Things (IoT) collects and manages massive data from the network of devices and sensors, processes this data and finally shares it with other connected devices. It not only facilitates capture of meaningful data but also gives access to real-time information. Its application is being seen not only on industrial fronts where it helps to improve productivity and reduces costs but also in personal lives – be it in the form of a reminder gadget to take your daily dose of medicine or tracking your activity levels throughout the day using your smartphone’s range of sensors or intelligent cars that drive and park themselves.

IBM attracts SMEs with zero percent financing scheme


World’s technology leader IBM announced the launch of a zero percentage financing scheme for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India on its software products.

The company said in a press release that credit-qualified businesses can now acquire this interest-free financing in India through IBM Global Financing, the company’s lending and leasing organization.

Salesforce Acquires Assistly to attract SMEs

Leading player in the hosted CRM software solutions market, Slaesforce.com, recently acquired Assistly, a social customer service Software as a Service (SaaS startup), for an all-cash deal of $50 million.

Cyberoam Brings Genie for Small Offices

Addressing the need for all-inclusive security solutions within the reach of small offices and SOHO segment, Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies, has brought in ‘NetGenie’. A first-of-its-kind product, Netgenie has been entirely developed in India. The product is available in two different avatars – as NetGenie Wireless router with family protection for homes and as NetGenie Unified Threat Management appliances for small offices.

Souma Das, Managing Director and VP Sales, Infor India

Selecting an ERP Provider

In today’s ever-changing market, companies leverage available technology to set themselves apart from the competition.  As businesses look to grow margins through expansion, everyone along the supply chain is looking to decrease costs, increase operational efficiency and bolster their bottom lines.  One such technology, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, assists an organization with its business-critical functions like inventory and order management, and forecasting and planning.  While these are the core functions of an ERP system, enterprise software providers also offer a host of applications designed to increase profitability, improve productivity and effectively manage the distribution channel, such as customer relationship management, business intelligence, supply chain management, logistics and warehouse management.

Sanjay Deshpande

Uniken: In the Business of Innovation

Even as India becomes an economic powerhouse, there is a long way to go before we turn into a mine of innovation. This conflict occurs because we are content with progress that arrives from conveyor belt processes. Amidst such a lag, Pune-based Uniken is laboriously engaged in the business of innovation.

Established in September 2003, Uniken has been able to develop more than 12 concepts that are at various stages in the innovation life cycle. One of these—the Virtual Private Secure Internet—has already been successfully commercialized. VPSI has made Uniken a market leader in the field of internet security solutions for the BFSI (banks, financial services, insurance) sector.

Mr Bharat Goenka

Tally launches TallyShop an Online Apps Store

Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd launches ‘TallyShop’ an online application store. ‘TallyShop’ addresses the needs of customers who want to deploy ‘ready to use’ add-on applications that provide specific functions to their existing ERP at affordable prices. The effort and time taken to customize is reduced to zero as these application have been developed, tested and tried. This new launch targets mainly the businesses from the SME segment.

Being on the Cloud: The Small Business factor

For many small business owners, cloud computing is still considered as one of the most recent developments in information technology. This is undoubtedly helping smaller businesses who want to stay abreast in the competitive world.

Jim Fitzgerald

Ramco Systems Launches SaaS ERP for Aviation Manufacturing

Ramco Systems announced the launch of its Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) offering for the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense industry. Since its launch, Ramco has signed over 300 new OnDemand ERP Clients.

Ramco’s Aviation Manufacturing Applications are the perfect fit for those organizations seeking all the power of the large scale on-premise ERP applications, now in Software as a Service model. There is no software or hardware to own, clients pay on a subscription basis. The manufacturing suite provides unification of Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales, Service Management, Plant Maintenance, Human Resources and Financials.

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