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Monster India Launches Monster Salary Index

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Monster India, a leading online career and recruitment solutions providers in the country, in association with www.paycheck.in (managed by Wage Indicator Foundation) has announced the launch of the ‘Monster Salary Index,’ which provides jobseekers complete information on salaries, labor market data and relevant content concerning labor law and careers.

It aims to empower jobseekers with benchmarking to compare their salaries with millions of anonymous profiles across a broad spectrum of industry domains/experience/functional groups both in India and other global markets. The initiative offers those currently employed, employers and trade unions with information related to salary, working conditions, minimum wages and other work-related issues.

At the core of the Monster India Salary Index is an online Salary Survey launched by the Wage Indicator Foundation and Paycheck.in in 2005, with IIM-A as research partner, to understand and develop salary and wage indicators for the Indian market. This detailed salary survey helps in understanding the Indian market and benchmarking against other countries to draw comparisons. The Wage Indicator Foundation surveys cover 70 countries. By working together with Paycheck.in and Monster India, the foundation will be able to provide wider coverage for the salary survey.

Speaking at the occasion of the introduction of the index, Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India, Middle East, South East Asia) said, “Our customer research and market studies over the years indicate a strong need for a benchmark that provides both employers and jobseekers with comprehensive information pertaining to labor market and salary trends from a single source. We are delighted to work with Paycheck.in to launch the Monster Salary Index with IIM-A as a research partner.”

Alcatel-Lucent, Bay of Bengal Gateway Consortium To Build Undersea Cable System
Alcatel-Lucent and a consortium composed of Vodafone Group, Dialog Axiata, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), Reliance Jio Infocomm, Omantel and Telekom Malaysia, have signed a turn-key contract to deploy a new 100 Gigabit-per-second (100G) submarine cable system to connect Oman, the United Arab Emirates, India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

The Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) cable system will enhance the robustness and reliability of international connectivity into and out of the six countries via  landing points in Barka (Oman), Fujairah (United Arab Emirates), Mumbai and Chennai (India), Ratmalana (Sri Lanka), Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore.

Commercial operation of the system is planned to start by end of 2014.  It will offer an ultra high design capacity, underpinning the continued growth of new applications and services in the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East.

Edward West, Chairman of the BBG Interim Procurement Group said: “BBG, the first system to be lit as 100G on day-1 will be a step change in capacity on this important route.  The bandwidth, resilience and traffic routing of the BBG configuration, and Alcatel-Lucent’s capabilities and track record, give us the confidence that this system will be able to address the fast-evolving expectations of our customers in line with their demands.”

Philippe Dumont, President of Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, said: “We are pleased to deliver to the BBG consortium state-of–the-art technology and solutions that will help them flexibly and reliably manage bandwidth expansion on-demand. As a leader in advanced coherent technology, Alcatel-Lucent’s 100G technology and advances in its branching unit set a new benchmark for the supply of fully robust high capacity systems with a clear upgrade path to higher speeds.”

Infosys, IPsoft Join Forces; Underline Importance Of Autonomics For IT Operations
IPsoft, a leading independent provider of autonomic IT services, has announced that it has formed a partnership with global consulting and technology leader Infosys.. IPsoft’s proven autonomics platform - IPcenter, together with managed services from Infosys, will help reduce costs of IT operations and generate greater value for clients.

IPcenter delivers self-learning and self-healing systems to automate recurring manual IT tasks, and substantially reduce human intervention. IPsoft’s autonomics services, along with standardized processes and metrics from Infosys, maximizes the efficiency of IT operations. The partnership will bring to market a powerful new strategy to accelerate business outcome-based sourcing and free-up critical resources otherwise engaged in managing routine tasks. This will help CIOs transform their departments to meet not just technology enablement mandates but business enablement goals.

NEC India Appoints New Managing Director
NEC India, a subsidiary of NEC Asia Pacific, has announced the appointment of Partho Dasgupta, as the first Managing Director from India. He will undertake the leadership of NEC's business operations in the local market and report to Toshiya Matsuki, regional CEO at NEC Asia Pacific based in Singapore.

Dasgupta is a veteran in the IT industry, with more than 25-year of experience. He has held key management and leadership positions in three established IT organisations prior to joining NEC India.

Dasgupta will be responsible for fostering the growth of NEC India and integration of Computers and Communication (C&C) technologies to build an information friendly society. He will also work to empower societies through CSR initiatives. In addition to advancing NEC's commitment to the Indian market, Mr. Dasgupta will also focus on building NEC as a global leader in the IT and telecom space, as well as to deliver cutting edge technology in the fields of Public Safety, Unified Communications, and Cloud Services.

6Wind, Alten Join Hand To Provide NFV, SDN Solutions
Alten group to offer technology consulting and implementation services based on 6WINDGate™ networking software to network equipment suppliers and service providers

Alten group, a technology consulting and engineering and 6Wind, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks has announced a partnership to deliver Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and telecom operators worldwide.

Alten group will offer technology consulting and implementation services around the 6WINDGate networking software to NEMs and telecom operators working to virtualise network functions as part of an SDN-based architecture.

NFV has emerged as a key approach to maximize network resource utilisation by virtualising functions traditionally implemented in dedicated hardware, thereby minimizing both CAPEX and OPEX. Operators are increasingly adopting SDN-based network architectures in order to improve network manageability and accelerate the deployment of new services.