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Ericsson Smart Services Gets Multi-App Card

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Ericsson has announced the release of a new multiple-application card that will support various services concurrently without compromising performance. This board in the SSR 8000 family is powered by SNP 4000, a processor introduced by Ericsson in March 2013.

New application and service models such as network slicing – driven by the adoption of SDN, virtualisation and cloud technologies in the network – require the kind of scale and processing power provided by the SNP 4000, to provide granular and personalised services with tens of millions of traffic flows.

SNP 4000 ensures that the multi-application card delivers predictable line-rate performance and excellent QoE for consumers.

Bob Wheeler, Senior Analyst at The Linley Group, said: “Ericsson is the first vendor to develop a network processor that handles advanced features without compromising performance or the scale of services.”

Mumbai Embraces Hot Air Balloon Safari
India’s only commercial hot air ballooning organisation, Sky Waltz, in association with Government of Maharashtra and Rainbow Riderss, has announced the launch of Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala from 29 October 2013.

Initially there will be one balloon with carrying capacity of 8 passengers at priced Rs 12,000 per head for an-hour ride in the balloon (whole experience lasts for approximately three hours – from pick up to drop back).

As Hot Air Ballooning is seasonal and dependent on wind movement, the first year will have flights from November 2013 to mid April 2014. However, by middle of September, the weather is conducive to start flights. From the base at Lonavala, the balloon will be airborne twice a day at sunrise and late afternoon / early evening. 

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of the tourism industry to the country’s GDP is expected to grow by 7.7 per cent per annum to Rs 3,805.2 billion by 2022 with Maharashtra. Currently, attracting the highest number of tourists to the country per year is approx 60.14 million.

Samit Garg, Founder & CEO – Sky Waltz, said, “In the last few years, we have seen an exponential growth in the demand for Hot Air Ballooning. This clearly reflects the embracing nature of adventure tourism and sports. Our partnership with Rainbow Riderss will enable enthusiasts of Maharashtra and neighbouring states to experience the thrill of Hot Air Ballooning in Lonavala.”

Pivotal Announces New Product To Bring Self-Service Data Access

Pivotal Summit in Singapore, Pivotal at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, has announced, with NYSE Technologies, Pivotal Data Dispatch (Pivotal DD). 

Pivotal DD is a scalable and cost-effective solution offering a consolidated view of disparate data sources, self-service sandbox provisioning for reporting and data analytics. Companies can now rapidly and securely provision structured and unstructured Big Data from any source – whether that’s Hadoop, MPP, Flat File or a legacy database – to enable unprecedented levels of analytics output from data workers. With the use of Pivotal DD, businesses will now have a comprehensive system to view, manage and analyze data inside and outside the organization to make quicker decisions and develop key data insights for the organization.

Pivotal DD removes Big Data and analytic barriers by giving customers speed from self-service discovery and access of data; control through improved security and compliance through unified access control, policy enforcement, and audit capabilities; and efficiency via cost stabilization with reduced IT involvement and managed data growth from leased sandbox creation.

Pivotal Data Dispatch software underpinnings were originally developed by NYSE Technologies to solve advanced analytics access for regulatory requirements across a diverse data architecture. Pivotal, in association with NYSE Technologies, has incorporated this sophisticated software into a commercial offering – called Pivotal Data Dispatch – designed to solve the evolving data needs of the Pivotal customer base.

CapitalVia Ranked 34 On Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India 2013
CapitalVia Global Research, a financial market research firm, has rranked 34 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2013 organised by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in India.

Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years. CapitalVia grew 159 per cent during the period.

Rohit Gadia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CapitalVia Global Research, credits the indefatigable efforts of his team at CapitalVia with his company's 159 per cent revenue growth over the past three years. He said: "I have always believed that building a company is a team exercise and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to an amazing team of professionals at CapitalVia for making us worthy of this recognition".

“Finding a place in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India ranking is a testament to a company’s commitment to successfully transitioning their idea and technology to commercial viability,” Rajiv Sundar, Senior Director, Deloitte in India. “With its 159 per cent growth rate over three years, CapitalVia Global Research Limited is showing that it has the vision and determination to grow despite a challenging environment”.

CryptoLocker Ransomware Is Spreading Worldwide
In early September 2013, Quick Heal Threat Research and Response lab received several incidents about a malware that once executed encrypts files in the victim’s computer, and demands a certain ransom for decryption. This malware makes demand of $300 through prepaid card services like UKash, Bitcoin or MoneyPak.
 
This type of malware is popularly known as ransomware and is spread using social engineering tricks especially via email such as fake FedEx or UPS tracking notifications with attachments. Once the victim opens such email attachments, CryptoLocker gets installed and starts scanning the hard disk for all kinds of documents.

CryptoLocker uses unique RSA encryption method of public private key pair to encrypt each of its victim’s data. It is not possible to decrypt the files encrypted in this way until one has access to the private key. The malware stores the private key on its command and control server which is not known. Since the decryption key is not stored on the infected computer, it is very difficult to decrypt the data encrypted by this malware. The malware gives a deadline of 100 hours to pay the ransom and get the private key to decrypt the data. If the amount is not paid it destroys the private key and your encrypted data is locked forever with no way to recover it.
 
Hackers behind this malware are able to avoid the trace back by using digital cash systems like Bitcoins and MoneyPack where the payments can be anonymous.

“This is one of the most destructive malware I have seen till date”, says Sanjay Katkar, CTO of India’s leading antivirus software Quick Heal. “Since last couple of weeks we have been seeing 500+ incidents per day of this malware. The incidents are being reported from all over India. It is essential that everyone connected to the Internet is aware of such a damaging malware. In these cases, prevention is always better than cure.” added Katkar.

NComputing Growing As A Co In Enterprise Client Device Market

NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualisation, has been recognised as the fastest growing vendor in the worldwide enterprise client device market in the second quarter of 2013. According to the IDC Worldwide Enterprise Client Device Tracker Q2 2013, published September 25, 2013, NComputing showed 70% QoQ growth, as well as 65 per cent YoY growth, far stronger than Dell Wyse or HP. The impressive showing closed the market share gap between NComputing and the two traditional market leaders to just a few percentage points.
 
The report tracked quarterly growth and shipments from Q2 2012 to Q2 2013 for 583 thin client vendors, with NComputing not only as the third ranked vendor for worldwide client device shipments, but with the highest growth QoQ and YoY. The report also shows that NComputing dramatically increased its number one market share position in the APAC/Japan region, with QoQ growth of 138.93 per cent.   
 
According to the report, NComputing is No. 1 Desktop Virtualisation Company in India with a market share of 78.43 per cent. The company has also maintained its leadership position with 30.7%3 market share in the APAC region, miles ahead of some decades-old IT majors.

Manish Sharma, Vice President-Asia Pacific, NComputing, Inc. said, “We appreciate the recognition accorded to us, of being the leader in the desktop virtualisation market space. All this would not have been possible without the support of Redington, our value added national distributor, and our strong base of 800 partners spread across 120 (plus) cities in India”

Kyocera Unveils A New Ecosys Laser Desktop Printer
Kyocera, a leading document solution company has introduced  FS 1060 DN, a quintessential, power-packed laser printer, the lineup offers its customers a powerful range of features and outstanding performance with low running cost and effective power saving mechanism.The printer is enriched with an ARM 390 MHz processor, with a power consumption of 346 W, Stand-By Power being 6 W and a standard memory of 32 MB RAM.

Highly regarded by the industry and highly rated by numerous testing organizations, KYOCERA's complete portfolio of reliable, high-value, Eco-Friendly network laser printers, deliver high-resolution output with crisp black and white text and graphics for any size work-group.

FS 1060 DN is an ECOSYS printer weighing 7.6gm,with an input-capacity around 251 sheets ad an output capacity being 150 sheets face-down, thus displaying a a low total cost of ownership and less routine user involvement.

FS 1060 DN is used for utility desktop machines for small/medium business houses, it is a high capacity paper cassette for top productivity, ECOSYS Technology for substantial power savings and handles legal size paper with ease.
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