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Samik Nandi Appointed To Strengthen KPMG ERP Practice

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KPMG in India has announced the appointment of Samik Nandi as Partner of the Oracle ERP Advisory practice.

Samik joins KPMG from IBM India, where he spent four years setting up the South Asia operations of the Oracle practice, whilst significantly growing the consulting business. He joins KPMG with a long term vision for IT enabled transformation by drawing upon a combination of ERP, efficient processes and industry knowledge.

Formerly with Oracle and Deloitte, Samik was also instrumental in setting up Deloitte's Oracle practice in India.

Samik Nandi has vast experience with Oracle, spanning business development, delivery and building relationships, sales consulting, recruiting and leading high-caliber teams, and growing and increasing visibility in the Indian and Sri Lankan markets.

The ERP Advisory practice with more than 110 client associations has serviced several industries and solution domains. KPMG India provides advisory services to clients with a focus on Enterprise Integration and Business Intelligence solutions. KPMG advises clients in the successful deployment of the identified product to streamline and automate their business processes. KPMG advises clients to deploy ERP to fit their business needs, configuring, testing and the rollout of ERP in a global environment.    

Kerala HC Order States No Evidence EMF Emissions From Antennas On Mobile Towers Are Harmful
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) welcomes the Kerala High Court order stating that there is no evidence of adverse effects on people’s health due to EMF emissions from the antennas on mobile towers (mobile towers). The court further stated that mobile telecommunication towers being harmful for people is a debatable subject across the world. 

The landmark order was pronounced in response to a writ petition (WP 24569/2012) filed by Indus Towers Limited seeking police protection for erecting towers at Peringmala in Nedumangad, Kerala. The earlier full bench and division bench judgments held there is no proof that mobile towers cause health hazards and directed the police to provide police protection against the obstruction and interference caused by objectors.
In its order, the Kerala High Court stated that:

1.       Telecom Towers affecting the health of people is an issue still being debated across the world.
2.       Prima facie there is no evidence linking any harmful effects of Telecom Towers on people.
3.       If a company has obtained the necessary licences and permits, they cannot be obstructed from erecting and commissioning Towers.

Propalms' OneGate Solution Helps DTDC In Achieving Server Based Computing Infra
DTDC, courier and cargo express distribution company, has chosen Propalms' OneGate solution for server based computing infrastructure.

Propalms is a provider of server based computing technology based on Microsoft Remote Desktop services; Hypervisor based VDI and Enterprise remote access solutions.

While couriers were getting delivered within days, data consolidation and data correction would take weeks. Real time tracking of MPLS network between branch offices and two datacenters including DR site was a big concern. There was no custom application catering specifically to DTDC. To solve this problem, Propalms OneGate solution was short listed, evaluated and successfully installed.

Propalms deployed OneGate (earlier Propalms VPN) solution to address the load balancing problem at the terminal server farm. Propalms developed RDP plug-ins over OneGate to solve limitations of RDP. Authentication was achieved by getting users at branch offices to login using Propalms OneGate first to verify their identity. The same identity was fed to the application by Propalms OneGate, making sure that user cannot change the login name within the application.

Greyhound Knowledge Group Partners With 2nd Assocham National Innovation Summit 2013
Greyhound Knowledge Group, a research and advisory firm with interests in IT research & advisory, consumer research & innovation and executive search, were the official partners with the 2nd National Innovation Summit and awards 2013 organised by ASSOCHAM.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, Founder and Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group says, “They have done stellar work to cater to the innovation needs of corporate India and create the right platform for businesses to come together. We commit to adding significant value to this partnership and extend our support to other members in the association. ”

The focus of this year’s summit was on innovation in Business Development, Science & Technology and Social Development. It was attended by the likes of Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Science and Technology, Praveen Sinha, Co-founder and Managing Director, Jabong, Anil Wali, Managing Director, Foundation for Innovation & Technology, IIT Delhi and others.

"True Innovation needs to be path-breaking and scalable", as per Hemendra Aran (CEO & Founder, Aranca). In Indian ecosystem, the importance of Innovation is being recognized, but in order to be really successful Indian outfits need to move from Knowledge-driven to Innovation-driven culture.

Sanchit Vir Gogia (Founder & Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group), started his session titled "Method to the Madness of Innovation" from the back of the hall, with a key message that instead of looking at the proverbial podium, businesses need to look into the pockets and peripheries of the organization. "Customer Experience matters, all else is plumbing", as per Sanchit, who believes that technology is the most critical leverage for the Innovation in this consumer-led era.

Praveen Sinha (Co-founder & MD, Jabong) drove the point on relationship between Kaizen and Innovation. The Process innovation through Kaizen should aim at customer delight, when it becomes true Innovation.