Weekly Recap: Top 10 Stories On Channel Times

How Channel Is Gearing Up For I-Day Offers Bonanza

The festive season is an ideal period to boost sales and introduce new offerings in the market in order to get higher traction. Due to handsome discounts and offers, people are more inclined towards online shopping, however, the traditional offline channel has also geared up to give more value addition to consumers. India is celebrating its 70th independence day on August 15 and vendors, channel and OLS have honed up ahead of the festive week. Read More

Maha Govt Invests 1000 Cr In ‘Cyber Maharashtra’ Project

In a bid to build capabilities to fight advanced cyber threats, the state government has announced various initiatives under its ambitious “Cyber Maharashtra” project. Under the project, the government will open 51 cyber laboratories across the state on August 15. The government is also setting up CERT-Maharashtra on the lines of CERT-In in collaboration with various stakeholders in the security domain. Read More

Eset Announces Sakri IT Solutions As Its Key Distributor In India

After suspending the distribution partnership with ESS Distribution, Eset has announced that Sakri IT Solutions will be Eset’s key business partner in India. Sakri IT Solutions will be Eset’s key strategic business partner in the country and will continue to support and expand the company’s channel partner network. Read More

R-Jio Refutes COAI’s Allegations; Hits Back With Charges

The ongoing tussle between Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio and COAI has further intensified with R-Jio refuting COAI’s allegations and counter attacking the industry body with charges. In a letter to the government and telecom regulator, R-Jio claimed that COAI was promoting ‘vested interests’ of incumbent operators. Read More

Govt Mulls To Liberalize E Commerce Policy; OLS To Gain

The Government is reportedly contemplating to give an ease to E Commerce players by liberalizing the E Commerce policy. The government is looking for a possible rethink of online marketplace rules that were issued in March. If the government adopts amendments in the policy that are favorable to OLS, it could provide a boost for E Commerce leaders Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and other small online marketplaces. Read More

Trai Proposes Stricter Quality Norms For Telcos

Taking a serious note of the call drop issue, telecom regulator Trai has proposed stricter quality norms for local areas and imposing financial disincentives for poor services. At present, the quality norms are at service area level but Trai feels such a calculation may give a “different picture” about the quality of customer experience. Read More

Facebook Plans Expansion Of ‘Express Wi-Fi’ In Rural India

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly in talks with Internet service providers (ISPs) to expand its Express WiFi program into a commercial launch in India. The company has completed a pilot rollout of 125 rural public Wi-Fi hotspots in a tie-up with state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam. Read More

IBM, Vodafone Sign 5-Year Deal To Boost Customer Engagement

IBM and Vodafone India today announced a multi-million dollar, five year agreement for IBM to manage IT services support for Vodafone India’s IT infrastructure and applications environment. As per the partnership, IBM will support Vodafone India’s IT environment transition into IBM hybrid cloud, allowing the company to leverage and integrate existing IT resources and data assets with private cloud environments. Read More

Tech Majors Bet Big On Startups For AI Deal

Chip giant Intel recently announced its plans to buy Nervana Systems, close on the heels of iPhone maker Apple’s announcement on the buyout of machine-learning startup, Turi. In recent times, technology companies are teaming up with startups in the field of AI to outdo competition in the space. Read More

ISODA Elects New Managing Committee For FY 2016-17

The Infotech Software Dealers Association (ISODA) recently concluded its Annual General Meeting on 5th August 2016. The association announced the new managing committee for the year 2016-17. Nilesh Kuvadia, MD, ITCG Solutions has been elected as the new president of ISODA who will take over from the outgoing president L Ashok. Read More 

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