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Tata Motors Launches New Tata Xenon XT In SA

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Tata Motors has launched its new generation bakkie range – Tata Xenon XT in South Africa. The Tata Xenon XT comes with impressive features that give it a competitive edge amongst other lifestyle bakkie options in the South African market.

The Tata Xenon XT range comes in 4 variants - Single Cab (4X4), Single Cab (4X2), Double Cab (4X2) and Double Cab (4X4). The range has a perfect blend of looks, safety, comfort, convenience and performance thanks to its state-of-the-art European styling; features like navigation, Bluetooth,  dual airbags, ABS, differential lock (double cabs), and limited slip differential (single cabs). The Tata Xenon XT’s common rail diesel engine deliver high power and torque providing overall performance of an efficient work-horse.

R.T. Wasan, Head - International Business, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said, “We are excited to launch the all-new Tata Xenon XT, yet another addition to our  offerings for the South African market. South Africa is a key strategic market for Tata Motors and our focused efforts for this market is validated by our increasing presence and market share here. The launch of the Tata Xenon XT will further fortify our position in the South African automotive industry and motivate us to develop more such exciting vehicles for our South African customers”

Ericsson Radio Dot System Welcomed By Leading Operator Verizon
The launch of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in Silicon Valley has been welcomed by North American operators, creative solution for indoor coverage that enables a superior user experience.

Tom Sawanobori, Vice President of Corporate Technology for Verizon, says: "Verizon looks forward to collaborating with Ericsson to test and trial this innovative in-building coverage solution.  The Ericsson Radio Dot system has the potential to meet customer needs for a flexible, cost effective solution, while also allowing for faster deployment.”

Today the majority of communication is generated indoors, but delivering a great experience can be complex and indoor coverage can be challenging. Sometimes signals can be blocked by walls or other obstacles, even by other signals. That causes data throughput to suffer, and user experience declines.

In-building solutions need to be an extension of existing networks with integrated 3GPP and WiFi, enabling a seamless end user experience. Ericsson Radio Dot System is a minimalist small cell radio that will fully integrate with macro mobile networks and leverage existing indoor wiring and outdoor cellular infrastructure.

100 CEO’s Top Five Commitments to Bridge US Stem Skills Gap
Tata Consultancy Services, a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has announced the results of its mapping analysis of Stem connector’s recent ‘100 CEO Leaders in STEM’ publication, a first-of-its-kind survey of 100 American CEOs reflecting the corporate voice of America on important STEM issues. During a live CEO panel organized by STEMconnector® on September 25, Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS North America, unveiled that the top focus areas for most CEOs were technology and innovation as key growth drivers, diversity and women in STEM fields, and the importance of these factors for the U.S. economy and competitiveness as a nation.

TCS’ Connected Marketing Solutions team analyzed and mined the most emphasized CEO responses in STEMconnector’s report to reveal further insightful trends, challenges and recommended solutions. Across numerous industries, the top three areas of cross-sector CEO consensus were: 41 per cent feel it is important to train young students and professionals in STEM education to meet critical future US workforce needs; 40 percent strongly support STEM education of women and underrepresented minorities; and 35 per cent feel technical training innovation is essential for economic growth and competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

The top five commitments from the 100 CEOs – representing a combined revenue of more than $3.27 trillion and 7.6 million employees – to increase Stem participation were:
  • Understand and train for critical STEMS skills and experiences their organizations need to succeed.
  • Invest in STEM education with public and private organizations, establishing mentorships and apprenticeships.
  • Increase employees’ awareness of STEM challenges and establish cross-departmental alignment on STEM company initiatives.
  • Encourage them to get involved with STEM initiatives outside of work to help motivate future STEM employees.
  • Change perceptions within their communities by educating students, teachers, career counselors, and parents about the various and promising career opportunities requiring STEM skills.

Sita To Transform Operations At 10 More Airports In India
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has chosen Sita’s next generation Airport Management System to transform operations at ten airports across India, enhancing the passenger journey for 42 million passengers.

The seven-year, multi-million dollar deal is part of a $130 billion airport modernisation project from the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation. It comes as India prepares for annual passenger numbers to triple to 450 million by 20 20.

Sita has partnered with NIIT Technologies for this first multi-airport project in Asia to implement Airport Operations Control Centers (AOCC).

V. P. Agrawal, Chairman, AAI in his message to the Aviation ICT Forum 2013 said that AAI is integrating and automating airport operations at 10 of its airports including Chennai and Kolkata in technology partnership with M/s. NIIT Technologies Ltd, who will in turn implement Sita’s solution for central AODB and AMS. Once implemented successfully, it will help implement Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) which will greatly enhance both capacity and efficiency of the airport operations thereby making them more cost effective.