Quick Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times

A running recap of the top 10 happenings in the IT Channel Industry this week. [July 18-23]

1. Re-skilling, Need of the Hour for IT Industry: NASSCOM
With the theme “Navigating Uncertain Waters”, NASSCOM kick-started the 13th edition of HR Summit 2016 in Chennai, focusing on how digital technologies are reshaping HR and the proactive role it will need to play while technology leads to new job avenues. (Read more)

2. Microsoft Claims Big Gains in Azure Cloud Biz
Growth in revenue of commercial cloud computing business has helped push Microsoft’s quarterly revenue above Wall Street’s expectations. The company saw revenue from its Azure services more than doubling from the same period last year. (Read more)

3. Neoteric Confirms Exit From IT Distribution Business
Neoteric Infomatique, a prominent IT distribution company in India, has confirmed its exit from the IT distribution business. The closure is speculated by the end of July, though, the company has confirmed it ensures a safe future for its employees. (Read more)

4. Coimbatore Gears Up For SMB Summit
The event is likely to host eminent leaders from the manufacturing industry and will discuss and empower the SMB sector and encourage manufacturing in and around Coimbatore. (Read more)

5. TCL 560 Foreys Into Indian Smartphone Market
Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL Corporation has entered into the Indian market with the TCL 560 which comes with an eye-biometric verification feature. The device, which is priced at INR 7,999, comes up against the Lenovo Vibe P1m, Coolpad Note 3 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime. (Read more)

6. IT Traders To Emulate ‘Dabbawala’ Model Of Service Excellence
Taking a cue from the efficient management skills of Mumbai’s iconic dabbawalas, premier association of IT companies Trade Association of Information Technology (TAIT) organized a knowledge series workshop on effective logistics and supply chain management for businesses and partners to learn and imbibe. (Read more)

7. Jagdish Mahapatra Becomes New APAC Channel Chief Of Intel Security
As part of its global restructuring strategy, Intel Security has announced crucial changes in its India leadership. Jagdish Mahapatra, who was leading India and SAARC operations of the company, has been elevated to the role of APAC Channel head. (Read more)

8. Airtel Expands 4G Footprint 200 Towns In Kerala
Bharti Airtel announced the launch of its high speed 4G services in Chalakudy town of Kerala. Having launched its 4G services in Kerala in August 2015, Airtel expanded its 4G footprint to 200 towns in the State in less than a year. (Read more)

9. MP To Levy 6% Entry Tax On OLS, Channel Welcomes Move
In a major relief to offline channel, the Madhya Pradesh government has proposed a 6 percent entry tax on e-commerce companies. With this, MP joined the list of states like UP, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Gujarat, who have already levied entry tax on OLS. (Read more)

10. LeEco Partners With Flipkart For Big Exchange Days 
LeEco and Flipkart held their “Big Exchange Days” program earlier this week for all those who want to swap or exchange their old phones with new ones. LeEco also emerged as the top selling brand on Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart following the exchange offer of smartphones. (Read more)

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