MUMBAI: Tech Mahindra has launched an internal social networking site, to aid communication and collaboration with its nearly 1 lakh employees, and is looking to pitch the platform to customers in the next few months. Enterprise social networking has boomed over the last few years, as companies look to gain the benefits of internal collaboration without the danger of proprietary information being leaked onto public social networking platforms.
India is at the threshold of a third wave of IT entrepreneurship. First came IT services, from companies like TCS, Infosys, and Wipro. Then came a wave of internet and mobile consumer services, from the likes of MakeMyTrip to Flipkart and Ola. The next wave will be B2B software product companies, according to iSPIRT (Indian Software Product Industry Roundtable), a non-profit think tank which has just released an index of the top 30 such companies.
[SAN FRANCISCO] Hewlett-Packard has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. HP is expected to sell at least 51 per cent of the business, H3C Technologies Co, which could be worth roughly US$5 billion in a full sale, the business daily said. HP declined to comment on the report.
Among the violators were Ho Chi Minh City-based Anh Duong Company Limited, known for famous Vinasun taxi trademark; Bien Hoa Sugar Company, based in Dong Nai Province’s Bien Hoa 1 Industrial Zone; and Saigon-My Xuan Paper Corporation, based in My Xuan A Industrial Zone in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. At the headquarters of those enterprises, the authorities discovered a big quantity of Microsoft software which had been used without authorisation, besides to diverse other software copies like AutoCAD, Adobe and more.
GOA, INDIA: The enterprise software market in India is projected to reach $4.2 billion in 2014, a 13 per cent increase over 2013 revenue of $3.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to total $4.7 billion in 2015. Compounding the demand for enterprise software is the ongoing tendency for greater customer services along with the continued drive for IT cost savings.
Consumer electronics giant Samsung has announced plans to offer large customers a one-stop shop of support and management for devices and services across the board, pitching itself as the single service provider enterprises will need for help with everything from smartphones to printers. Samsung’s first entry into services, dubbed ‘360 Services for Business’, is aimed squarely at the partnership signed in July between Apple and IBM, which sees IBM support and manage Apple’s consumer-popular products for its enterprise clients.
Instead of partnering with a big services company to help business users, Samsung has decided to go it alone. The South Korean electronics giant on Tuesday unveiled its first entrée into services, called Samsung 360 Services for Business. The operations will allow it to support enterprise customers using everything from smartphones to printers — and the devices don’t even have to be made by Samsung. It will be a one-stop-shop for enterprise customers who need tech help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors.
SHANGHAI — Huawei’s enterprise unit was formed just three years ago, but the Chinese company has big ambitions for the unit. The company has set a target of $10 billion in revenues by 2017, a significant increase compared to the $2.5 billion that the business unit generated in 2013. The goal for this year is to reach $3.5 billion. Globally, Huawei’s revenues totaled $39.5 billion in 2013, with the “Americas” region counting for 13% of the total. The Americas region was No. 4 for the company behind Europe, Middle East and Africa (36%); China (35%); and Asia Pacific (16%).
Shanghai — The U.S. Market remains on the focus of Huawei, although the U.S. government has labeled the Chinese giant IT and telecommunications company as a security threat. The main driver to grow in the U.S. market relies on the enterprise business, which, according to top executives listened by RCR Wireless News has “a pretty good development.”
NEW DELHI: BlackBerry is expecting strong growth for its enterprise services in India as snooping-wary corporates strengthen the security of their communication systems. The Canadian company that makes smartphones and provides secure communication services says its enterprise services — BES 10 and BBM Protected – are witnessing increasing demand from Indian corporates, especially from those working in sensitive fields.
SINGAPORE – Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia is proud and excited to launch its Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Solution, a dynamic system to help offices manage content across enterprise to maximise how data can be used, in Singapore and Malaysia. Konica Minolta understands that as content continues to grow, enterprises need help to process the data securely and use it effectively. The company’s ECM Solution addresses the rising concern of security and compliance while optimising the process flow, making it productive and secure from the entire document lifecycle.
Cloud computing is the future of business in Asia, and companies around the region are beginning to jump on board the train, although infrastructural and regulatory challenges remain, according to the Economist Corporate Network’s recent report. Given the immense cost-saving, convenience and efficiency benefits brought about by cloud-based services, Asian firms have been eager to invest in internet technology for their business. Almost a fifth of Asian-based enterprises are actively converting most of their IT capabilities into cloud, “on-demand” or other utility models, indicative of a technologically forward-looking culture, according to the study.
More than 70 percent of technology budget decision-makers in Asia Pacific indicated that improving customer satisfaction will be a high or critical priority in 2014, according to a new report by Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR). However, less than 50 percent of technology leaders are taking action to address the customers. Forrester’s latest survey data indicates that customer-centric technology initiatives are far down on tech leaders’ priority lists.
The world’s leading enterprises application software company SAP AG (SAP) is targeting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia, an industry it believes will significantly transform into an information and communications technology (ICT) market in the next few years, say the company’s national and regional leaders.
BANGALORE, INDIA:The enterprise application software market in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) grew by 6.5 percent in 2013 to reach US$12.6 billion, slightly lower growth than in 2012, according to the latest worldwide software market share results from Gartner, Inc. Application software markets include enterprise resource planning (ERP), office suites, customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise content management (ECM), digital content creation (DCC), web conferencing and project and portfolio management (PPM) software.
SINGAPORE, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Rally Software, a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services solutions to drive business agility, today announced a partnership with NCS, a leading infocommunications technology (ICT) service provider in Singapore. This is the company’s first reseller partnership in Asia. Rally’s cloud-based solutions and coaching of Agile practices have helped companies transform their businesses, some achieving a 50 per cent faster time-to-market than industry peers and 25 per cent increase in global productivity.
SAP, the German multinational software giant is an established name for its enterprise class technology solutions, but a lesser known fact about them is their services segment which employs around 15,000 people. SAP services as a business segment of the company is deeply engaged in creating new markets and optimising the value of their software with the customers. Scott Russell, chief operating officer, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, said that the services business is serving as the backbone for the company’s aggressive expansion into the cloud market along with its traditional software offerings, in an interview with PP Thimmaya. Edited excerpts.
MUMBAI, INDIA: IT priorities and investments in India have shown a healthy trend and have not been significantly impacted despite the uncertainty in the political environment over the election outcome, the instabilities of the market and the changing regulatory landscape.
TOKYO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international communications leader within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced on March 24 that its Enterprise Mail cloud service is available effective immediately in Taiwan. The service also will be launched in Singapore and Vietnam during July. Availability in other markets in Asia, Oceania and the U.S., are forthcoming. Enterprise Mail supports intra-company communications as a highly functional webmail solution with an enterprise-oriented user interface and advanced search functions.
Chinese media outlets recently published a speech given by Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei in which he addressed Huawei’s enterprise business. This speech was not only represents the first public enterprise business overview since Huawei entered the market three years ago, but it also details the firm’s enterprise business development strategy for 2014. First note that Huawei recorded US$2.5 billion in enterprise revenue in 2013, representing year-on-year growth of 33% — which did not meet the company’s expectations.