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IBM & Skillsoft Bring App For Big Data

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At its 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives customer conference in Orlando, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, will present  live demonstrations of the latest next-generation adaptive capabilities the company has been developing with IBM Research over the past 18 months. The demo will highlight stage two of the multi-phase joint development effort IBM and Skillsoft have undertaken to harness the power of big data in enterprise learning and development.  

“Combining IBM’s data science digital capabilities with Skillsoft’s content intelligence allows us to computationally model and personalize user journeys using self-learning systems,” said Anshul Sheopuri, principal research staff member and senior manager of digital, IBM Research.

Microsoft Makes Lumia 730 More Affordable
Adding more joy to your holiday plans, Microsoft on Thursday (21 May) announced an exciting assured cash back offer of INR 2000 on Lumia 730 to make your summer more memorable. The Lumia 730 is your perfect holiday companion with a front-facing, wide-angle 5-megapixel that will ensure that you capture your holiday memories and never miss a moment with your friends and loved ones.

Starting Thursday, consumers can avail assured cash back of Rs. 2000 on the Lumia 730. Consumers can walk into any store selling Lumia smartphones across the country to avail the offer. The offer is valid till July 15 or up till stocks last.

Global Sources Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Global Sources Ltd. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Global Sources’ executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich, said, “Our first quarter results reflect the shift in timing of our SIMM machinery shows for the mainland China domestic market from the first quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. In April, we held our export-focused shows, including Global Sources Electronics, the world’s largest electronics sourcing trade show featuring a total of more than 5,500 booths. The first phase included a wide range of electronics for home, office, auto and security products as well as electronic components. The second phase, Mobile Electronics, featured smartphones, tablets, drones, wearables and accessories and was an even greater success than its inaugural event in October 2014, with growth in both booths and attendance.

Global Sources’ CFO, Connie Lai, stated: “The financial reporting timeframe for our SIMM machinery shows moved from the first quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2015 given the show’s end date of April 02. The company maintains a strong balance sheet with positive cash flow, a cash balance of $103.6 million and no debt.”

Reachwell Software Chooses Microsoft
Bangalore-based Reachwell Software has launched an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution which leverages Microsoft’s Technologies, to help businesses manage their IT and Non IT assets (e.g., software, hardware, furniture, plant and machinery, vehicles, land and buildings, etc).

Gouri Shankar, Director, Reachwell Software Services, said, “Reachwell Asset Management solution is useful for diverse industry verticals, especially BFSI, IT, ITES, Manufacturing, Hospitals, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Defense and Education. These sectors have a range of assets that are not just mobile in nature but also need to be tracked with precision about the state of their usability.  Microsoft Azure integrates well with existing IT infrastructure across organizations and allows us to provide our services practically across the entire industry.

Edelweiss Appoints Pranav Parikh As Head-Private Equity
India's leading diversified financial services group, Edelweiss Financial Services has appointed renowned fund manager Pranav Parikh as Head - Private Equity, Seed and Venture Capital Funds. A successful investor and an entrepreneur with long standing experience across various world markets, Pranav will be running the Edelweiss growth private equity and early stage venture funds which intends to invest in tech and non tech companies with high quality managements and good business models.

Speaking on his new role Pranav Parikh said, "The Edelweiss Group offers a diversity of solutions and an extensive fund management platform to various businesses and entrepreneurs/individuals. We are excited at the opportunities that help us to cross leverage and see significant synergies for our business which will benefit our investee companies as well as the Edelweiss Group”.

Nikon Offers Indian Language Menu In Cameras
Nikon India, the 100 per cent subsidiary of Nikon Corporation Tokyo, leaders in imaging technology is proud to announce that Nikon cameras are now equipped with camera menu options in popular Indian languages namely Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali.  This new feature will enable photography enthusiasts develop an easier and quicker coordination with their equipment.

Hiroshi Takashina, Managing Director, Nikon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Nikon product offerings have competences to make you Web-Banner-Multilanguage(print)follow your creative instincts with a new world of intuitive features. With Nikon cameras in hand photographers can let their creativity shine through higher quality images and can bring the artistic vision to life.”

Blue Coat Appoints Andrew Littleproud as Vice President
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has further strengthened its organization with the appointment of Andrew Littleproud as vice president of Asia Pacific, responsible for its sales and business operations. Reporting to Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Littleproud will also focus on enhancing channel relationships.

"Andrew has a proven track record of driving customer engagement and growing company revenue in the Asia Pacific region," said Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations. "His knowledge and track record in the Asia Pacific region is outstanding, and I’m looking forward to working with him to drive business efficiency and increased revenue.”

Talview Candidate App Launched
Talview, an automated video interview platform that assists organisations in screening candidates before a face to face meeting, recently launched its cutting-edge and candidate-friendly mobile application, ‘Talview Candidate App’. The one-of-its-kind app is carefully-designed to assist candidates to gain first-hand experience, give actual video interviews and also practice aptitude tests.

Sanjoe Jose, CEO of Talview, commented, “The unique app is designed mainly to help candidates prepare thoroughly for their final video interviews. We launched the innovative application to give our patrons the convenience and ease of attending interviews through their smart phones. 60 per cent of our youth sleep with their phones and 48 per cent of the Smartphone users are less than 25 years of age! Future of interviewing is Smart phones."

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