HCL introduces Desktop Home Computing 2.0
HCL Infosystems India’s premier hardware, services and ICT system integration company, announced the return of Beanstalk, one of the most popular desktop range to cater to the growing demand for cutting-edge technology on the home computing front. With power-packed features and advanced technologies, the all new HCL Beanstalk range will offer the ultimate convenience of productivity, connectivity and an incredible new entertainment experience.
HCL Beanstalk was India’s first Home Multimedia PC launched by HCL Infosystems in 1995 with a view to address the fast emerging home computing market. The return of HCL Beanstalk PCs is a significant step towards expanding the leadership positioning in the high end desktop space. HCL Beanstalk will transform the mainstream consumer experience by bringing a whole rich world of multimedia, entertainment, education and lifestyle aiding features.
Prithvi Information Solutions gets Rs 12.5 crore e-Governance Project
To implement the State Data Centre (SDC) for Haryana government Prithvi Information Solutions (PISL), a player in e-Governance infrastructure, has won an order worth Rs 12.5 crore.
The Haryana SDC would provide single window for accessing services provided by the state government proving to be a key infrastructure to house the data from various state departments under one roof. For Prithvi, this award marks the second in line for SDC development with Nagaland SDC being the first in the previous quarter.
Mobile Banking Service by Nokia
Nokia is planning to roll out its mobile banking service, Nokia Money, in many Indian cities soon. By using this facility a person can transfer money to another not having bank account and the latter can get the money from Nokia dealer in his area. A pilot of this service launched in Pune in February 2010 with YES Bank had received extremely encouraging response.
The company is now looking to have similar tie-ups with other banks to roll out the service in other parts of the country.
Nokia Money is like a wallet on phone as it lets people transfer money through the mobile phone. Subscribers also can pay utility bills and top up SIM cards. There will also be the facility to pay for goods and services.
There are 500 million mobile phones in the country and this is expected to cross 900 million by the end of 2013. Nokia has 200,000 retailers in India who could serve as mobile money services agents.
Adobe India sees Opportunity in e-Governance
With the government pushing e-Governance in a big way, software firm Adobe India sees a huge potential and growth in this segment.
Adobe has made its mark in the Indian market in document management system and document rights management. Adobe has also been part of a few projects like MCA 21 (an e-Governance initiative of the corporate affairs ministry), where a lot of companies are involved.
Two other sectors in which Adobe has a strong presence are finance and education.
Adobe India is a subsidiary of the US-based leading software maker, Adobe Systems.
Matrix Telecom is now Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd.
Vadodara based Matrix Telecom is one of the leading manufacturer of telecom equipments. Till date it has continued its telecom operations under the name of Matrix Telecom. Matrix has recently diversified in to manufacturing of security products. Hence, to precisely communicate its area of operations that is Communication and Security, Matrix has changed its name to Matrix Comsec Pvt. Ltd. Comsec stands for Communication and Security. With the new identity Matrix has also changed its corporate logo which, like its new name, will exemplify the area of operations that is Telecom and Security.
However, Matrix will continue to market its telecom and security products under the brand name of Matrix Telecom solutions and Matrix Security Solutions, respectively. The name change reinforces Matrix brand as an integrated corporation, that reflects the company’s long-term strategy to advance its global presence, and more closely align and strengthen the identity of each of its operating divisions: Telecom and Security.
Microsoft takes Measured approach to Mobile Office Apps
Microsoft is readying an aggressive push into cloud-based productivity applications with the upcoming release of Office Web Apps and other products, but the company is moving more cautiously when it comes to creating mobile versions of these products. Office Web Apps is part of Office 2010, which is scheduled for release to corporate customers on May 12, 2010 with general availability expected sometime in June. The online productivity suite includes free, Web-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and Microsoft hopes the release will counter inroads into the productivity market made by Google and others.