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Miles Software Leverages Microsoft Cloud

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Fund Managers are constantly faced with the arduous task of getting better insights from their portfolios, identify performance drivers, analyze and mitigate risks, enhance their decision making capabilities and achieve a superior portfolio performance. Miles Software has built a solution to help them do just that with relative ease. Built on SQL Server 2014, the solution helps fund managers to gain deep insights by integrating data sources from the cloud and on premise systems.  It helps them perform a comprehensive analysis of data to gauge portfolio performance and analyze risk around each portfolio. By enabling easy and accurate measurement of portfolio risk and return, MoneyWare helps fund managers increase sales and Assets Under Management (AUM), improve client service, create timely reports, meet regulations and reduce costs.

Srikanth Karnakota, Director, Cloud and Enterprise Business, Microsoft India said, “With SQL Server we are enabling customers of Miles Software have real time analytics by combining the power of Cloud with on premise data integration. Power BI service on Azure and SQL Analytics is the way forward for customers to turn data into meaningful and powerful insights. I am happy that Miles software is truly leveraging the best of Microsoft platform to keep providing differentiated value to their customers”.

V.G. Narayanan Joins Linkstreet's Advisory Board
Linkstreet, the leading learning and collaboration platform provider for businesses and institutions, has announced the appointment of Professor V. G. Narayanan of Harvard Business School on the company's advisory board.

For more than 20 years, Professor Narayanan has been a HBS faculty member. He is a CA with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, an MS in Statistics, MA in Economics and PhD in Business from Stanford University.

"Over the past few years, I have been deeply engaged with enabling next-gen models of online learning that go beyond regular MOOCs. It is important that we push the boundaries of learning to facilitate easier access to experts and courses. I look forward to working closely with the Linkstreet team in the years to come to expand learning opportunities for everyone regardless of their location," said Professor Narayanan.

Karbonn Diversifies Business Portfolio
Karbonn, a leading Smartphone player in India, diversified into a new business segment with the launch of Karbonn Mobile Accessories vertical. The mobile accessories portfolio includes a range of Power Banks and Screen Guards to bring quality and technologically robust mobile phone auxiliaries to customers at a competitive price-point.

Commenting on the launch of Mobile Accessories Vertical, Shashin Devsare, Executive Director of Karbonn says, "The increasing mobile adoption in India has given an impetus to the demand for mobile accessories market which is burgeoning rapidly. Currently, the accessories market is dominated by grey market products which impact the functioning and efficiency of the device. The move towards expanding our product portfolio to include mobile accessories is aimed at offering the consumer the choice of technologically superior mobile auxiliaries which are affordable. We are highly optimistic about the growth of Karbonn's accessories vertical and expect it to touch 100 crores by the end of FY 2015-2016".

Snapdeal Brings Rural Artisans Of Tamil Nadu
Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace, has signed a MOU with Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, a Government of Tamil Nadu Enterprise, for online promotion and selling of traditional Handicrafts from Tamil Nadu. These elaborate handicrafts showcase the profuse history of Tamil culture that has been carried over generations and speaks endlessly of the rich tradition. Ranging from unique brass products or stone & wood carvings or sandalwood products, these varied   crafts add elegance and splendor to consumers’ taste and lifestyle all over the world.

As a part of this partnership, Snapdeal will create a dedicated store exclusively selling Handicrafts from Tamil Nadu under the brand name of ‘Poompuhar’. Through this exclusive store, Snapdeal will equip the artisans with online cataloguing and help them refine their product offerings through its data analytics tools. The Poompuhar-Snapdeal store set to be launched in March 2015, will let customers shop for a wide range of signature products like brass products, stone & wood carvings, sandalwood products etc.

Talking about this association, Vishal Chadha, Vice President, Market Development at Snapdeal.com, said, “This partnership is our endeavour to empower local artisans of Tamil Nadu by providing a more integrated platform to promote and sell their products to a nationwide audience through a sustainable business model. At Snapdeal.com, we are committed to build life changing experience for one million sellers in Indiaby creating employment opportunities and wider market access.”

Haier's Mounted Refrigerator Wins Award
Haier, one of the largest Home Appliances & Consumer Electronics brands worldwide and world’s No.1* brand in major appliances for six consecutive years, has been honored with ‘Product of the Year’ award for its revolutionary new Bottom Mounted Refrigerator, in India. The ‘Product of the Year’ is an international standard of consumer recognition and is the largest consumer voted award. It highlights unique innovations and rewards the best customer centric product innovations across categories.

Haier Bottom Mounted Refrigerator has won ‘Product of the Year’ award in the refrigerator category resulting through a multi-step process which initiated with a judging panel conducting extensive review tests of the product, which was followed by a door-to-door research facilitated by Nielsen, the world’s largest research company, with 18,000 consumers in over 24 markets in India. The survey was conducted keeping into consideration consumers’ understanding of the product and its appeal to the users.

Hero Cycles For Earth Hour 2015
ero Cycles, world’s largest bicycle manufacturer, along with HASTPA (Himalyan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association) partnered with World Wide Federation India for a cyclothon under the Earth Hour campaign. The Earth Hour Cyclothon 'Pedal for the Planet' was organised to raise awareness about climate change through ‘Earth Hour’ campaign. The race was held on 22nd March and witnessed huge participation by the local people.  Every year, on 28 March, people are appealed to switch off their non essential lights from 8:30 - 9:30pm to take individual step towards environment conservation and switch to renewable energy.

Pankaj Munjal, Co-Chairman and Managing Director said, “With the rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions it has become imperative for us all to come together and make concerted efforts in environment conservation and help maintaining the ecological balance".

ASUS To Showcase Its Notebook Range
ASUS on Monday announced its Commercial Business Meet to showcase its powerful business range of notebooks and desktops built with cutting edge technology. These are enhanced with features to make your business achieve new of altitudes of growth. Constantly redefining the way people interact with technology, the ASUSPRO Business Series of devices push the boundaries of innovation and performance. The ASUS Commercial Business Meet will be held on March 25, Wednesday 7 pm onwards at Hotel Kohinoor Continental, Andheri-Kurla Road, J B Nagar, Mumbai.
 
Peter Chang, Regional Head, South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group - ASUS India said, “Designed to heighten productivity within budget-friendly price points, the ASUSPRO Business Series of devices are built to fulfill the needs of a growing enterprise. These professionally adept notebooks and desktops assure users of smart performance, seamless connectivity, enhanced security and optimum storage capacity. We take delight in presenting these next generation devices to cater to the advanced IT needs of today and are confident of a positive response from users who are looking for a compact but high performing gadget for their daily computing needs.”