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BenQ Launches GH650 And GH210 Camera

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BenQ, an internationally provider of digital lifestyle innovations has launched two new digital cameras adding to its GH series with GH650 in the bridge type category and GH210 in the point & shoot category.

Providing the convenience of High zoom and point & shoot delivering innovative imaging effects, these models give the users a sophisticated photography experience with added creativity.

BenQ GH650: Featuring 26x optical zoom with 16-megapixel image quality and 22.3mm wide-angle view, the  GH650 is set to expand and share your view of the world with ultra-clarity, combining O.I.S. support, 1cm Super Macro Mode and a large 3” 460k LCD screen. The versatile GH650 shoots brilliantly crisp HD 720p videos at 30 frames per second with zoom for fluid movement in fast-action scenes from far or close and an independent recording button provides a quick access to start recording instantaneously so that no precious moment will be missed.

BenQ GH210: Another model launched by BenQ is GH210 with 12.5x optical zoom, 4x Digital Zoom with 16- megapixel image quality , 720p Movie Recording and 1cm Super Macro Mode.  Compact, slim and stylish GH210 comes with the O.I.S. anti-shake technology to captures crystal clear and sharper images. In addition the GH210 has a MagiQ filter which is designed to add better intensity to photos with heightened contrast and color saturation

Ramco Adds A Retail Chain REDTAG As Its Cloud HCM Customer
Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones today announced UAE’s leading retail giant REDTAG, as customer for its Human Capital Management (HCM) on Cloud.

The REDTAG Group is part of BMA International, which is also the holding company for Retail Arabia which operates hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores and malls. With 5500+ employees across UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, REDTAG was looking for a full-suite HCM and Payroll solution, covering 6 countries across UAE. Ramco will be providing its full-suite HCM including Workforce Management, Attendance Management, Payroll and Benefits, Staffing, Employee Development, Planning and Self Services.

“Automating HCM Processes, generating reports and accessing real time information today is indeed a difficult task in any organization. Ramco’s HCM solution with multi-country payroll on the Cloud will help us manage our workforce across locations in a streamlined manner,” said Mr. Ernest Hosking, CEO, REDTAG.

Commenting on the new win, Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “Ramco’s HCM solution has been gaining good traction globally. Our ultra-cool wizard user interface with alerts, notifications, portlets on transaction screens and role-specific WorkSpaces accessible on mobile devices has been a deal clinching feature. Added to this is our ability to offer a single HCM product with the customer having the choice of running it on Cloud, On-Premise or as a Managed Service. The solution can integrate with third party systems and maintain statutory compliance that is regulatory, industry-specific or organization-specific in nature.”

Spice Global Expands Technology, Lifestyle Portfolio
Spice Global has announced expansion of its technology portfolio with a strategic investment in Formation 8, a Silicon Valley based early-growth venture capital fund focused on investments in information technology and energy technology businesses, and of its lifestyle portfolio, with an exclusive tie up with Pangaea group for bringing ultra luxe nightlife experience to India.

The announcement follows the Group’s decision to enter the banking segment in India last month. Spice Global has been on an investment spree based on its ‘smart investment’ strategy, driven by its Chief Investment Officer, Ozi Amanat. Since the last one year, the Group has made successful investments in Saket City Hospital, a world class healthcare facility in Delhi, India and other investments including that in the highly successful movie Oh My God!

Formation8 presents a world class team, with years of entrepreneurial and operational success in Silicon Valley's leading companies including Google, Facebook, Palantir Technologies, Ginger and investment and data analysis software like Addepar that form the backbone of global investor community.

The Formation8 investment is in line with the Groups’ focus on creating an edge based innovation and disruptive technology. Under the agreement, Formation8 will offer Spice Global the market knowledge, deployment expertise, sales channels, and relationships needed to expand into and thrive in the i2i region. The team will mentor Spice Global to identify the highest caliber early-growth companies and forge strategic global partnerships to drive exponential growth.

WatchGuard Reports Highest Quarterly Billings
WatchGuard Technologies, a global leader in manageable business security solutions, has announced it set new company recordswith its Q1 financial results.

WatchGuard’s net billings exceeded all previous quarterlyoutcomes as customers took advantage ofseveral significant new product releases over the past few months, including the launch of two new Wireless Access Points, seven new WatchGuard XTM models, and updated features that provide customers with increased functionality while maintaining a high level of manageability.

While WatchGuard saw a YoYincrease in sales across customers of all sizes, Q1 results showed that the XTM 5 Series Unified Threat Management firewall, a solution targeted at mid-sized enterprises, led the charge and continued to be WatchGuard’s top-selling product. In fact, product and attached service billings for mid-sized companies showed 24 percent growth when compared to the first quarter of 2012.

WatchGuard noted a global spike insales of product and attached services. The Americas saw YoY gains of 26 percent and EMEA gained 16 percent.In addition, the company saw a surge of new customers who replaced legacy security systems with WatchGuard products in Q1. WatchGuard experienced its largest quarter ever in terms of trade-in volume with a 65 percent YoY increase.

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