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new delhi: tata communications and bahrain's batelco have signed an agreement to collaborate in the field of cloud computing and connectivity solutions to their customers. the agreement allows tata communications to extend its data centre footprint in locations like bahrain, jordon, among others enabled by batelco. "batelco has chosen tata communications as a cloud partner to ensure high levels of flexibility and reliability for its customers through tata communications' izo cloud enablement platform," tata communications said in a requlatory filing. the agreement was signed by batelco chief global business officer adel al-daylami and tata communications' senior vice president for middle east, central asia and africa radwan moussalli, on the sidelines of international telecoms week (itw) w...

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the sale to ibm marks the end of verizon's venture into the cloud infrastructure business. image: ibm after bowing out of the public cloud last year, verizon is selling its private cloud business to ibm. verizon enterprise solutions on tuesday said it had reached a deal for ibm to buy its cloud and managed hosting services. it has not revealed the value of the sale, but says it and ibm will be working on "strategic initiatives involving networking and cloud services". cloud computing is the new normal: is it time to use it for everything? the big question is not whether you should use cloud computing, but what happens if you use it for everything.the sale to ibm marks the end of verizon's venture into the cloud infrastructure business, and allows it to focus on reselling datacenter service...

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new delhi: fair trade regulator cci has approved tatas' purchase of 21.63 per cent stake in group firm tata teleservices from japan's ntt docomo, taking the long- pending billion-dollar deal a step closer to completion. a joint filing was made with the competition commission of india (cci) for acquisition of share amounting to 21.63 per cent in ttsl by tata sons and four other group firms -- tata steel, tata industries, tata communications and tata power. in their joint application, the five companies had said they "propose to undertake a transaction which will result in acquisition of equity shares of ttsl comprising 21.63 per cent of the paid-up equity share capital, by the acquirers from docomo pursuant to certain consent terms entered into between tata sons and docomo." in a tweet, the...

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new delhi, may 2: in an unprecedented move, tata teleservices on tuesday fired around 500 to 600 employees to keep up with changing market conditions after the entry of reliance jio. the layoff is likely to affect all offices of the company. presently, the company has the presence in 19 telecom circles in the country.although, the decision regarding the layoff has not been made public. officials, privy to the decision, said that the company is feeling the heat after the entry of reliance jio. sources in the company said, “what most of the operators including tata teleservices are doing is workforce rationalisation, to stay competitive in line with the needs of the market.”tata teleservices spearheads tata group’s presence in the indian telecom market. the company, along with the lis...

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this rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals.cloud is a big business today, and it's only going to keep growing. forrester estimates that  global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago  -- or annual growth of 30 percent. with the public cloud services market expected to reach $236 billion by 2020, what does this mean for cloud security? this rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals.  traditional perimeter-based security tools do little to protect cloud workloads. securing data and applications that reside in the cloud is increasingly critical as more mission-critical apps, high-value data, and intellectual property move to ...

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amazon web services is the top infrastructure-as-a-service provider. this course preps you for the aws certified solutions architect professional exam. here's the course description:amazon web services is the leader in providing cloud computing solutions to corporate environments, thus creating a large demand for certified aws professionals. this course aims to prepare you for the aws certified solutions architect professional exam, offered to advanced developers who have already passed the associate certification. passing this exam will give you an influential certification that will very likely prove quite lucrative.access 28 lectures & 1.5 hours of content 24/7fully prepare for the aws certified solutions architect professional examinationcover virtual private cloud (vpc), simple queue ...

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optus business has announced that it will be offering its secure private cloud service to multiple australian government agencies under a deal with canberra data centres (cdc).cdc has over 40 government departments already using the four centres it operates across two datacentres in canberra, with optus business md john paitaridis saying this could grow as the federal government embarks upon its digital transformation program and fulfils its "cloud first" policy.according to optus, it will provide secure infrastructure as a service (iaas), managed storage, and disaster recovery cloud solutions, as well as utilising cdc's venues to host its unified-communications-as-a-service (ucaas) and contact-centre-as-a-service (ccaas) offerings so as to sell these to government and enterprise customers...

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the internet of things is growing in potential and size at an accelerating pace. connected devices already outnumber humans and will soon number in the tens of billions. in a few years, everything in your home, office, car and city will have connectivity baked into it and have "smart" capabilities.but for the iot industry to manifest its full potential, it'll have to overcome several challenges, including scalability and security. current networking systems are based on centralized architectures, which require nodes to communicate with each other through a local or cloud server. this brokered model is required to ensure the security and integrity of communications.however, while this model has helped maintain the internet so far, it will become to respond to the growing needs of super larg...

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new delhi: chinese telecom gear maker huawei is in talks with india’s telcos to deploy narrowband internet of things (nb-iot) technology to address the connectivity needs of industries, helping the carriers to create new revenue streams amid severe competition. “almost 30 networks are getting commercialised on narrowband iot globally this year and in india this year, we will see narrowband iot commercial services,” radhey shyam sarda, senior solutions director at huawei telecommunications, told et. the rollout will involve a simple software upgrade to existing 4g base stations, he said. nb-iot is a new technology standard designed to broaden the future of iot connectivity. ratified by 3gpp, a telecoms standards body that works to develop future generation wireless technologies, nbiot...

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shoretel has announced launching its connect cloud and connect cloud contact center solutions in australia as part of a bid to extend its portfolio globally and as a launching pad into workers in the asia-pacific region.shoretel's unified-communications-as-a-service (ucaas) solution combines voice, video, mobile, conferencing, messaging, and contact centre communication services within a cloud-based solution.according to shoretel ceo don joos, launching the solution in australia will drive cloud growth, and therefore business growth, throughout the entire asia-pacific region."it's not an ending milestone, it's a beginning. this is now starting to fill in the footprint of having a shoretel connect cloud on a global basis, both for in-market but also multinational customers," joos told zdnet...

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1 of 12contain costs through selective cloud connectivity intelligent network systems can be deployed to provide connectivity to the cloud as needed to keep costs under control. that allows organizations to pay only for the service they use, extending the cloud consumption model to also cover the network connectivity layer. 2 of 12enable centralized management centralized management allows more agile operations and execution, which helps control costs. full end-to-end service automation also enables network resources provisioning, reduces error and improves service levels, and uses apis to deliver seamless, near real-time management of the network functions and traffic. 3 of 12deliver more sophisticated network features transforming the network provides enterprises access to a more sophist...

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mumbai: a safety device to alert a company when its women employees reach home using the company cars is just one of the internet of things (iot) devices that tata communications is working on. others include a tracker that will alert a fast-moving consumer goods firm if its coolers used by retailers to keep products at a certain temperature are tampered with. and a device which can gauge the electricity consumed in a room and regulate the lights and air conditioner from any place to ensure there is no wastage. the company plans to launch a staggering 50 million such devices by 2022, with the aim of capturing 10-15 per cent of the market that has about 150 million devices currently and is growing 28 per cent annually. “the market today is fragmented from the largest players of telecom/it...

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image: istockphoto/ig0rzh cloud competency is a critical trait for today's business leaders, whether they're in it or not. as enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow, it affects everything from update cycles to business expense models. some 93 percent of organizations are using cloud services today, according to a report from security solutions provider mcafee. in examining specific verticals, 99 percent of financial services organizations have adopted cloud technologies. in the business world, full cloud ubiquity isn't far off. see: iaas research: the state of iaas in the enterprise 2017 (tech pro research) understanding the impact of the cloud starts with cloud infrastructure. here are five types of cloud infrastructure options available, and what they can provide for your business. ...

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image: istockphoto/ig0rzh cloud competency is a critical trait for today's business leaders, whether they're in it or not. as enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow, it affects everything from update cycles to business expense models. some 93 percent of organizations are using cloud services today, according to a report from security solutions provider mcafee. in examining specific verticals, 99 percent of financial services organizations have adopted cloud technologies. in the business world, full cloud ubiquity isn't far off. see: iaas research: the state of iaas in the enterprise 2017 (tech pro research) understanding the impact of the cloud starts with cloud infrastructure. here are five types of cloud infrastructure options available, and what they can provide for your business. ...

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automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal.as these companies become software-driven, open source will become a staple to drive innovation faster and more reliably. today’s cloud is powered by open source software: 78 percent of businesses run open source software in some form. with the convergence of automobiles and the cloud (supporting autonomous systems and connectivity), it’s quite clear this open source paradigm that took over the cloud will take over the automobile.this future of mobility includes the convergence of automotive hardware and software-driven cloud solutions. open source will be at the core of this transformation and will drive innovation faster. soon...

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new delhi: ravindra pisharody has resigned as the executive directror (commercial vehicle), tata motors due to personal reasons, tata motors said in a bse filing. he will also no longer serve as the director of the company.ravindra pisharody has served as the executive director (commercial vehicles) since june 21, 2012 having joined tata motors as vice president commercial vehicles (sales & marketing), in 2007.he has also quit from the board of various tata motors group companies. before joining tata motors, he worked with castrol ltd., a subsidiary of bp, and with philips india, a subsidiary of the dutch company in various roles. mr pisharody is an alumnus of iit, kharagpur and iim, kolkata.tata motors also has appointed satish borwankar as the coo of tata motors with immediate effect and...

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bengaluru: tata consultancy services' revenue from parent tata sons and its subsidiaries was a tad higher in fy17 at over rs 2,400 crore boosting its top line growth marginally, the company's annual report showed. tcs has been working on boosting revenue from the tata group, a move started under former chairman cyrus mistry and expected to gain steam under current chairman and former tcs ceo n chandrasekaran. “they are attempting to grow their revenue from the group. if you assume that a company spends 2% of revenue on it, then that is a $2billion spend that they can potentially tap. but it might not all accrue in india, because they do work for the group in europe and other geographies as well,“ an analyst with an it consultancy told et on the condition he not be identified. for fy17,...

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only a few days after announcing that it was selling 29 of its data centers to equinix, verizon today announced that it is selling its cloud and managed hosting business to ibm. the acquisition is expected to close later this year.this move pretty much puts an end to verizon’s loftier ambitions in the cloud — an area it started pursuing in earnest back in 2011 when it acquired bought terremark. with terremark, it acquired both some of the most valuable data centers it then sold to equinix earlier this week as well as the foundation for its private cloud businesses.disclosure: verizon is the parent company of aol, which owns techcrunch.as george fischer, the svp and group president of verizon enterprise solutions, notes in today’s announcement, ibm and verizon will work together on a...

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tata consultancy services' revenue from parent tata sons and its subsidiaries was a tad higher in fy17 at over rs 2,400 crore boosting its top line growth marginally, the company's annual report showed.tcs has been working on boosting revenue from the tata group, a move started under former chairman cyrus mistry and expected to gain steam under current chairman and former tcs ceo n chandrasekaran.“they are attempting to grow their revenue from the group. if you assume that a company spends 2% of revenue on it, then that is a $2billion spend that they can potentially tap. but it might not all accrue in india, because they do work for the group in europe and other geographies as well,“ an analyst with an it consultancy told et on the condition he not be identified.for fy17, tcs reported ...

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new delhi: tata consultancy services (tcs) on thursday announced a partnership with semiconductor company nexperia to transform its applications and infrastructure services. through this partnership, nexperia aims to enhance tcs' digital core through its end-to-end enterprise application stack hosted on the tcs cloud. "tcs' expertise in the semiconductor industry coupled with its deep contextual knowledge of the parent company, positions us strongly to drive immense value for nexperia," said v. rajanna, vice president of tcs, in a statement. as part of the engagement, tcs will also deliver in-memory analytics through the tcs cloud, enabling nexperia to gain deeper business insights and support the company. "being a strong leader in the world of discrete components, it becomes pertinent for...

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video: 3 things you should know about cloud v. data centerone of the things i enjoy about returning to services delivery at a large solutions provider partner since my tenures at ibm and microsoft is that i get to interact in a trusted advisor role with small and medium-sized businesses.i can affect changes that i know will really help them improve their processes and become more agile -- which will ultimately help them grow their business to the next level.cloud tv how business leaders are embracing cloud services the cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for it departments and entire organizations.it's very, very different than dealing with it departments in large corporations, where there are usually multiple levels of responsibility. more often than not i was dealing with c-...

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mumbai: in a bid to address the rapidly-evolving digital transformation requirements in global markets including in india, tata consultancy services (tcs) on monday announced a new collaboration with intel corporation to build a "future-ready reference architecture" for enterprises. the collaboration will help firms adopt new-age technologies like internet of things (iot), cloud, network, 5g, artificial intelligence and data centre infrastructure management. "the collaboration with tcs marks a milestone for our continued efforts to enable customers and the industry with services and technologies for digital transformation," said shannon poulin, vice president, intel sales and marketing group, in a statement. tcs and intel are already investing in centres of excellence (coes) in india and t...

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video: 3 things you should know about cloud v. data centerone of the things i enjoy about returning to services delivery at a large solutions provider partner since my tenures at ibm and microsoft is that i get to interact in a trusted advisor role with small and medium-sized businesses.i can affect changes that i know will really help them improve their processes and become more agile -- which will ultimately help them grow their business to the next level.cloud tv how business leaders are embracing cloud services the cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for it departments and entire organizations.it's very, very different than dealing with it departments in large corporations, where there are usually multiple levels of responsibility. more often than not i was dealing with c-...

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mumbai: tata consultancy services, india's largest it company, said it has opened its first drones research lab in the united states to create drone-based solutions to meet the rising demand for unmanned aerial vehicles. the tcs drones research lab – featuring both indoor labs, showcase, warehouse, and outdoor terrain footprints – aims to provides a rapid experimentation and co-innovation environment for customers to build solutions for specific industry problems in accelerated 30-60-90-day delivery cycles. “forward-thinking companies worldwide are at different stages of exploring drone technology to reimagine existing operational processes and transform the way they do business,” said k. ananth krishnan, evp and chief technology officer at tcs. “the drones research lab combines ...

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new delhi: shares of steelmakers tata steel and jsw steel climbed up to 4 per cent in thursday’s trade after foreign brokerage clsa raised target price for both the stocks. clsa has raised target for tata steel to rs 710 from rs 570 earlier. at 9.30 am, this stock was trading 3.75 per cent higher at rs 509.50. for jsw steel, the brokerage raised its target to rs 300 from rs 185 earlier. the stock rose 3.5 per cent to hit a high of rs 202.25. the foreign brokerage has raised fy19-20 eps estimates for jsw steel by 31 per cent-44 per cent, saying that the company could be a big beneficiary of improving demand-supply scenario in india. clsa said that there is a potential for valuation expansion on the counter. on tata steel, it said that the probability of hiving-off europe business into a s...

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there comes a time in everyone’s lives when a certain incident proves to be so impactful, that it defines your life as “before” and “after” it. it could be discovering a new place, or even something as ordinary as meeting a new person; the impact is still momentous. a similar thing happened to mumbai man sumeet nagdev quite recently. nagdev was at the taj mahal hotel in colaba where he happened to spot a familiar face at the hotel lobby. it was indian businessman and former chairman of tata sons, ratan tata.“last night i read a book on leadership in 50 seconds,” nagdev wrote as he detailed his encounter with ratan tata. once he had figured out who the 70-something man walking by with two management personnels was, nagdev excitedly pulled out his phone and asked for a photogra...

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it's no secret that cloud adoption for the enterprise is a booming business. mary meeker's 2017 internet trends report predicted increases in both private and public cloud spending, and that it's positioned to catch up to spending on data centers, according to techrepublic's conner forrest. a recent report from forrester, titled forrester data: cloud security solutions forecast, 2016 to 2021 (global), supports these claims. according to the report, global cloud services revenues have grown by 30% over the last two years, from $68 to $114 billion in 2016—and the report predicts that the public cloud services market will reach $236 billion by 2020. see: learn cloud computing from scratch (techrepublic academy)with increased spending on cloud services also comes increased concerns over secu...

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mumbai: at tata consultancy services (tcs) annual general meeting of shareholders, new chairman n chandrasekaran found himself showered with epithets such as hanuman, who fights alongside king ram in the indian epic ramayana. ratan tata and his aide ishaat hussain, a board member of tcs, were also called bahubali and katappa respectively — a popular film reference of a loyal relationship between a king and servant. this was chandrasekaran's first shareholding meeting as the chairman of tata group. his predecessor cyrus mistry was ousted in a surprise decision by tata sons board in october last year, sending shockwaves across corporate india and sparking a board battle for control of the salt-to-software conglomerate. "we welcome you for a long inning. this is a eureka moment for chandra....

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deloitte has announced that it has acquired strut digital, a sydney-based professional and managed services firm, to fill the devops gap in its cloud implementation service.kevin russo, lead partner in deloitte's technology, strategy, and architecture division, told zdnet that strut was the next logical acquisition for deloitte, complementing the purchases of plenary networks, sixtree, and cloud solutions group over the last couple of years.latest australian newshe added that deloitte has been looking to provide a "holistic end-to-end technology service" to clients, particularly those migrating to the cloud. "we can now provide our clients with dedicated devops capability to help de-risk their migration to the cloud and where required manage the ongoing cloud environment," russo said.strut...

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veritas is adding new tools to manage, track and analyze data across multiple cloud environments starting with amazon web services, google cloud platform, microsoft azure, and ibm cloud.the data management and storage provider recently inked a series of partnerships with public cloud providers. veritas will provide visibility into data as it moves between the cloud and private infrastructure. read also: veritas lands aws, microsoft azure cloud deals as it revamps under ceo colemanalex sakaguchi, director of global cross-portfolio solutions marketing at veritas, said the company is starting with aws and then building for other clouds. "we want a view of all data wherever it exists," he said. "a more global picture of customer data is step one to better compliance and risk mitigation."verita...

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veritas is adding new tools to manage, track and analyze data across multiple cloud environments starting with amazon web services, google cloud platform, microsoft azure and ibm cloud.the data management and storage provider recently inked a series of partnerships with public cloud providers. veritas will provide visibility into data as it moves between the cloud and private infrastructure. veritas lands aws, microsoft azure cloud deals as it revamps under ceo colemanalex sakaguchi, director of global cross-portfolio solutions marketing at veritas, said the company is starting with aws and then building for other clouds. "we want a view of all data wherever it exists," he said. "a more global picture of customer data is step one to better compliance and risk mitigation."veritas' new tools...

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1 of 12remote connectivity firm logmein moves into cloud crm with bold360 logmein, a company best known for providing applications that let users remotely access computers and files, is now targeting the customer relationship management market with a cloud application called bold360. the service, which was announced june 8, is in one respect a customer-support tool, making it easier for companies to handle client requests and respond to them across text, video and email. bold360 also includes tools that integrate customer service with business information, creating what logmein says is a more “personalized” customer experience. logmein says it designed the bold360 to be easy for users to access and use. the company believes the service will deliver better customer interactions than wha...

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mumbai: tata sons chairman natarajan chandrasekaran is set to make his biggest appointment since taking over the top job at india's largest conglomerate. chandra has handpicked veteran investment banking rainmaker saurabh agrawal to be the next tata group chief financial officer (cfo). agrawal will join the $103 billion group in july, after a year long stint with aditya birla group where he oversaw the multi billion idea-vodafone merger and the acquisition of jaypee's cement assets by ultratech. agrawal, 48, an iim kolkata alumnus, is currently the aditya birla's strategy head. this will be the 1st time a group cfo position has been created. till now, veteran tata hand ishaat hussain has been the finance director of the group but he retired from executive functions in 2012 and ever since b...

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mumbai: tata sons chairman natarajan chandrasekaran is set to make his biggest appointment since taking over the top job at india's largest conglomerate. chandra has handpicked veteran investment banking rainmaker saurabh agrawal to be the next tata group chief financial officer (cfo). agrawal will join the $103 billion group in july, after a year long stint with aditya birla group where he oversaw the multi billion idea-vodafone merger and the acquisition of jaypee's cement assets by ultratech. agrawal, 48, an iim kolkata alumnus, is currently the aditya birla's strategy head. this will be the 1st time a group cfo position has been created. till now, veteran tata hand ishaat hussain has been the finance director of the group but he retired from executive functions in 2012 and ever since b...

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file photo: girish wagh, tata motorsnew delhi: indian automobile manufacturer tata motors announced the appointment of girish wagh as the ‘head of commercial vehicle business unit’ and a member of the executive committee (excom). the announcement comes a week after ravindra pisharody, the executive director-in-charge of the flagging commercial vehicle business resigned from the company.pisharody’s exit and appoitment of girish wagh comes at a critical juncture, as tata motors is undertaking a massive transformation process, with almost 1400 people losing jobs and roles and responsibilities for various key executives revised starting 1st of april under a program called organisational effectiveness or oe.girish wagh will take charge of the new responsibilities with immediate effect and...

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