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Dell Launches Partner Advisory Council

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Dell has announced the launch of a Partner Advisory Council at their Partner Summit in Bangalore. Over the next year, the body, consisting of key partners in Dell’s network will act as an advisory committee for Dell on matters related to business priorities, sales and India strategy. 
This select group of partners will provide feedback, share ideas, and discuss strategies and programs to augment sales and address enterprise customer needs. 
Keeping in mind the fast pace of expansion of Dell’s Global Commercial Channel (GCC) in the country, Dell has chosen to highlight ‘GCC’s Journey in India’ as the theme of the Partner Summit this year.  Dell’s GCC currently retains over 2000 commercial relationships in India and overlooks programs and policies related to its channel covering public large and medium-sized enterprises.
The Partner Advisory Council will consist of 10-15 select partners who will work closely with the company, engage with top management and collaboratively chart the course of joint success. The partners in this council will take office on the basis of their depth of understanding of customer needs.
Internet Grows To More Than 252 Million Domain Names
VeriSign, a leader in domain names, has announced more than six million domain names were added to the Internet in the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing the total number of registered domain names to more than 252 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Dec. 31, 2012, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief.
The increase of 6.1 million domain names globally equates to a growth rate of 2.5 percent over the third quarter of 2012, and marks the eighth straight quarter with greater than 2 percent growth. Worldwide registrations have grown by 26.6 million, or 11.8 percent, year over year.
The .com and .net TLDs experienced aggregate growth in the fourth quarter of 2012, reaching a combined total of approximately 121.1 million domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net. This represents a 6.4 percent increase year over year. As of Dec. 31, 2012, the base of registered names in .com equaled 106.2 million names, while .net equaled 14.9 million names.
New .com and .net registrations totaled 8.0 million during the fourth quarter of 2012. In the fourth quarter of 2011, new .com and .net registrations totaled 7.9 million. The .com and .net renewal rate for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 72.9 per cent, up slightly from 72.5 per cent for the third quarter of 2012.
During the fourth quarter of 2012, Verisign's average daily Domain Name System (DNS) query load was 77 billion, across all TLDs operated by Verisign, with a peak of 123 billion. Compared to the previous quarter, the daily average increased 16 per cent and the peak increased 20.4 per cent. Year over year, the daily average increased 21.5 per cent and the peak increased 5.3 per cent. Launches is the first major portal to make a foray into the Luxury Home Segment. Notorious for being a highly demanding and challenging customer, the luxury home seeker has very specific and particular requirements – this is the challenge that will seek to meet through its new section dedicated to Luxury properties.
These factors have contributed to luxury real estate in India witnessing high demand and constant increase in prices. It is for this very reason that people continue to show a high interest in this space even when times are tough.
“We are finally ready to go live with the much anticipated launch of our premium luxury section” declared Sudhir Pai, Business Head,, “For the last several quarters, we have led innovation and product launches in our category and are happy to continue doing so.”
A luxury buyer can choose from a exclusive assortment of iconic lifestyle addresses from the most select high-end residential properties costing Rs.15 Million (1.5 Crores) upwards.
The Luxury site is being launched in a phased manner to ensure response quality and is initially covering the metros of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.  Reputed builders participating in this first phase include Ajmera, Rustomjee, Supertech, Omaxe Ltd, Amrapali, Investor Clinic, Unitech, Brigade Group, UKN Properties, Krystal Group, Assetz Homes, Mantri Developers, NVT Quality, Indraprastha Shelters and LGCL.
LandBank Of Philippines Goes Live With Polaris’ Intellect Trade Finance Solution
Polaris Financial Technology, a leader in products, solutions and services that enable unprecedented operational productivity for the global Financial Services industry, has announced that Land Bank, the fourth largest bank in Philippines and the largest government bank in the country, has gone live with Polaris’ Intellect Trade Finance Solution to reduce operational cost and improve productivity. Polaris’ Intellect Trade Platform went live with all its products viz. Documentary Credits, Guarantees, Bills, Collections, Trade Loans, Open Account, Advance Payments and Direct Remittances. 
Land Bank is by far the largest formal credit institution in rural Philippines, ranking among the top five commercial banks in Philippines in terms of deposits, assets, loans and capital. Its credit delivery system is able to penetrate a substantial percentage of the country's total number of municipalities. The bank also has the reputation of being one of the strictest with regard to guidelines and evaluation standards followed. 
Polaris’ Intellect Trade Finance Solution will be Land Bank’s new Trade Finance platform. The web-based solution for Trade Finance Process, not only integrates with multiple systems, but also offers a plethora of value added services such as a fully integrated workflow and imaging solution for processing Trade Finance transactions in real time and in compliance with Central Bank (BSP) regulations. 
Dassault Systèmes Launches “HT body” For High Tech Companies
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, a world leader in 3D design, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced a new industry solution experience for high tech companies called “HT body.”  Based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, “HT body” helps electronics manufacturers accelerate the design and the delivery of high-quality and differentiated electronic devices.
Focused on the enclosures and chassis that are the first and most obvious hallmark of electronic devices, “HT body” captures consumers' demands and enables differentiated product innovation to boost design creativity of electronics manufacturers and to keep them directly on target for a best-selling product. “HT body” also streamlines communication between all internal and external product development, engineering and manufacturing stakeholders – and gives them the social innovation and visualization applications needed to better connect with customers and understand what they want in a product. With “HT body,” companies can quickly respond to external events, such as the way the public feels about a certain model or design – and rapidly adapt their plans as needed.
“Fast moving and highly sensitive to consumer demand, the high tech device market is all about the first touch, the first sight, that first moment of emotional experience,” said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice President, Industry and Marketing, Dassault Systèmes. “To be successful, companies need to ensure they’re capturing that demand and delivering the experience consumers want in a high tech consumer device.  That’s what the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables:  fast innovation, fast production, and a product experience the consumer loves.”