JLT enters into IT infrastructure services deal with HCL

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, recently announced a five–year IT infrastructure services contract with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT), one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. Through the agreement, HCL will be implementing a fully orchestrated and automated cloud management platform with advanced automation capabilities, supported through HCL’s DRYiCETM platform. In addition, HCL will continue to provide IT service desk services. HCL has been JLT’s infrastructure services partner since 2010, working to streamline the group’s IT systems and processes,…

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Over 100 percent jump in mobile wallet transactions in 2017

According to a recent finding by data and analytics firm Global Data, total mobile wallet transactions in India are slated to witness a significant surge of 113 percent in 2017. This would result in an annual transaction of INR 800 bn during the year. The agency has also projected a staggering INR 1 tn mark transaction milestone achieved in 2018. The agency has, however, issued a cautionary note saying that new guidelines introduced by the apex bank in the country for mobile wallet transactions could pose a challenge. Ravi Sharma, Senior Analyst…

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JNPT adopts N4 terminal operating system

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPT) has upgraded its terminal operating system to SPARCS N4 platform to optimize the terminal’s operational cycle with the ultimate goal to increase JNPCT efficiencies so that customers can experience improved productivity. The JNPCT has taken a number of initiatives for faster and economical operations along with automation that has helped in streamlining the processes and helping in reduction of cost, time and documents and thus making it easier for clients and partners to do business with them. The decision of migration to Navis…

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NHAI goes high-tech

The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Deepak Kumar recently launched a world class, new multilingual website of the organization. Speaking on the occasion, he said that within two months it will be possible for the general public to rate National Highways through this website. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone. Deepak Kumar said that the NHAI also plans to soon launch a public interface of the PMIS desktop and App…

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Hamad Airport- SITA enters into a strategic partnership

Global IT provider SITA and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which provides a framework for the two partners to trial and enhance innovative passenger processing solutions at HIA. The MoU was signed jointly by Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer and Hani El-Assaad, SITA President, Middle East, India and Africa, at an event which took place at Qatar’s five-star airport. The predominant focus of the MoU is to advance HIA’s initiative to implement seamless identity management across all key passenger service…

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Zebra next gen scanners for grocers, warehousing units

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers, last week unveiled the MP7000 multi-plane 1D/2D imager for grocers, discount chains and warehouse clubs to accelerate checkout lines. Zebra also introduced the DataCapture DNA software suite of productivity, management, application development and visibility tools and utilities. DataCapture DNA works with Zebra® handheld, fixed-mount and companion scanners, as well as the new MP7000 to simplify device integration, deployment and management – helping businesses and PartnerConnect channel partners realize enhanced benefits from their technology investments. The DataCapture DNA-enhanced MP7000 builds off the success of its…

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Four-fold jump in MobiKwik’s QR code transactions

 MobiKwik, a front ranking company in the Indian mobile wallet space, has announced registering over 400 percent increase in QR code transactions this year. QR code payments has received a tremendous boost following implementation of demonetization in November, 2016. The company claims to have more than 1.5 QR codes deployed across the country covering businesses of all sizes. “QR codes will drive digital payments in India and major use cases such as milk, grocery and small mom and pop stores have great acceptance for QR code payments. It is also an economical…

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Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System launched

Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution early this week launched the Web Portal of Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) & “Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipt (e-NWR) System” in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the  minister informed that the e-NWRs would have no chances of any tempering, mutilation, fudging, loss or damage and with no possibility of any multiple financing. Hence, these NWRs will not only facilitate an easy pledge financing by banks and other financial institutions but also smooth trading on…

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IBM takes lead in Blockchain deployment

According to a recent survey by Juniper Research titled the ‘Blockchain Enterprise Survey’, IBM has taken a clear lead over its rivals Microsoft and Accenture in the deployment of Blockchain technology across the globe. The survey findings are based on response from 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT leaders. “Even if companies conduct initial testing using a public blockchain, in most cases the shortcomings of these chains should disqualify them from many use cases, including financial settlement, public sector deployments, logistics and land registry,” research author Windsor Holden has…

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise expands its mobile campus solution

ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, recently introduced new products enhancing its solutions for the mobile campus. New access points, edge switches and network management capabilities create an optimized network infrastructure to accommodate the digital transformation of businesses, including next-generation mobility services and Internet of Things (IoT). The showcase of the expanded Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Mobile Campus solution family is the new Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar WLAN family of products. Stellar access points use a controller-less architecture with distributed control intelligence providing more reliability, better scalability and reduced cost. It delivers a high-quality user experience…

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