HDFC Bank implements Business Continuity Program

Business Resilience Redefined Using Sanovi DRM at HDFC Bank

HDFC Bank, one of India’s largest private banks has embarked on a Business Continuity program for its critical IT applications. In partnership with Sanovi, HDFC Bank has achieved a committed 50% reduction in recovery time of core application, 50–60% reduction in drill window, 80% reduction in service-level agreement (SLA) (RPO) tracking time, and also 65-70% business loss avoidance due to production emergency.

The bank has been maintaining the BCM Certificate of BS25999 for the past three years and was awarded the ISO 22301:2012 certificate in March 2014. Sanovi DRM has been a key enabler in the bank’s journey from IT Recovery to Resiliency.

“Business Continuity and IT Recovery are a strategic investment for the Bank that enables us to deliver continuous, uninterrupted services. Sanovi’s solutions are an integral part of our journey in enabling IT recovery to meet our regulatory and business needs, said Munish Mittal, Deputy CIO, HDFC Bank Ltd.

“HDFC Bank is at the fore front of technology and process maturity, we are extremely pleased to partner with the bank and be an key enabler to the bank’s IT recovery capabilities. We are very excited with the release of the IDC Case study on HDFC Bank’s IT Recovery program, it reinforces Sanovi’s value of enabling IT agility and availability through its leadership in Business Continuity & IT Recovery solutions” said Chandra Sekhar Pulamarasetti, co-founder and CEO Sanovi Technologies.

“With convincing wins along pillars like Resilience, Agility, Availability and Compliance, HDFC Bank has harnessed Sanovi DRM for optimum business impact.” concludes Kannagi Shekhar, Senior Market Analyst, IDC India, author of HDFC Bank-Sanovi case study.

Tata Teleservices appoints Anuraag Srivastava as CFO

Tata Teleservices Limited, today announced the appointment of Anuraag Srivastava as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.

Anuraag brings with him over 20 years of experience as a finance professional, with the last decade spent in leadership roles in Finance in consumer goods and telecom businesses in multiple geographies across India , USA , UK and South Asia . Prior to this, he served Indus Towers as Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Assurance. Before that, he has held significant positions at Future Axiom Telecom Limited and Glaxo Smithkline as well.

Taking on the new role, Mr. Anuraag Srivastava said, “I’m excited to be a part of Tata Teleservices that has established itself as a trusted and one of the most relied upon innovative telecom brand in the country and is rapidly scaling its businesses across the markets. These are exciting times for the telecom industry and Tata Teleservices is at the heart of this evolution. I look forward to working closely with the management team to capitalise on the company’s impending growth opportunities.”

League of Angels Fire Raiders New Update: Emblem & Guild Treasure

Behind every successful league, there is a powerful angel. On July 6th, League of Angels-Fire Raiders will soon release two new features including Emblem and Guild Treasure Raids! Players are invited to come find out more from the Angel of Protection. More information can be found at http://angelmobile.gtarcade.com/.

Emblem Function -BR Breakthrough
To further increase the power of the league and to utilize all heroes in the advancement of the team, we are proud to introduce the Emblem Function. The Emblem Function of League of Angles-Fire Raiders is unique in that it grants emblem to specific types of heroes!

Guild Instance -Guild Treasure Unlocked
Guild Treasure has long been looked forward to. In the new version, Guild Treasure will be unlocked along with a new GVE method of play that encourages guild members to share goals and conquer them together. Aside from the rewards, it is a good way to bring players together and increase activity within the guild.

Guild Instances are made up of multiple chapters and stages. The daily target is set by the leader or vice leader of the guild a day in advance. Players get a reward with each challenge. Once the daily target is reached, each player gets to choose a treasure chest to open that contains a random reward.

At the same time there are three newly designed rankings (Personal Daily Ranking, Personal Aggregate Ranking and Guild Aggregate Ranking) and Instance Shop. Battle in Guild Instance and gain Emblem Exp, Guild Instance Coin, Gold and Limitless Item.

Ancient Arena – New competition
The new version of “Ancient Arena” will get rid of the old system of single team combat and will instead employ a three team combat system. When the player accesses the Ancient Arena, the game will automatically distribute 3 heroes and 3 angels with the highest BR in 3 separate teams, then the player will have the option to complete the rest of the formation with 1 click. This formation will be the player’s defensive formation. The player can alter formation according to the opponent’s team set up.

New Heroes?
7 heroes and 2 angels are added, and will be released periodically.

Additional Information:
Try out League of Angels – Fire Raiders for yourself by visiting the following link: http://angelmobile.gtarcade.com/

For regular updates, be sure to follow League of Angels on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LeagueOfAngelsMobile

Vodafone partners with XOLO; offers first-of-its kind product experience for the online sub-brand – BLACK

· XOLO BLACK demo exclusively at Vodafone Stores

· Free 1GB data per month/Unlimited Music Content download with Vodafone Music Application for 2 months

Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecommunications service providers, today announced an exclusive partnership with XOLO to promote the first device from its online only brand- BLACK.

As a part of this exclusive partnership, BLACK will be put on demo exclusively at more than 100 Vodafone Stores for customers to experience before buying it online on Flipkart.

In addition to this, Vodafone customers will also get FREE 1GB data per month for two months or Unlimited Music Content download with Vodafone Music Application for two month.

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Commenting about the initiative, Vivek Mathur, Chief Commercial Officer, Vodafone India said,
“Vodafone India caters to more than 180 million customers with diverse socio-economic and demographic background. While customers are increasingly adopting mobile internet and becoming digital savvy, presence of a physical store forms an important part of customer’s brand experience. While Online Only is a great strategy to test waters in a new market with a new model, this partnership will allow XOLO to tap into Vodafone’s brick-and-mortar retail presence. Exclusive demos and in-store experience coupled with additional DATA offers will empower our customers with a great value proposition and help them remain connected always.”

Talking about the partnership, Sunil Raina, Business Head, XOLO, said,
“At XOLO, we believe in building great smartphone experience that goes beyond just the specs. Typically, for ‘online-only’ products, customers miss out on the opportunity to touch and try the product before the purchase. They have to just depend on the information available online and take a purchase decision basis that. It is for the first time that a brand is giving customers the opportunity to see and experience the product and make an informed choice, before making a purchase online.”

“There is a great synergy between Vodafone & XOLO when it comes to the TG they address. The world class infrastructure and the environment at the flagship Vodafone stores lend itself perfectly for experiencing BLACK. This partnership will also bring significant value in maximizing the reach and tapping on to the offline customers with a more personalized interaction”, adds Mr. Raina.

With BLACK, XOLO aims to create the best ‘experience-value’ proposition that resonates with the tech savvy online audience. BLACK by XOLO is about ‘high technology’ at ‘honest price’. The online sub-brand will include a portfolio of products which will be future ready when it comes to technology as well as network. All BLACK devices will be LTE ready and will offer the best of software and hardware experience.

Sporting a dual rear camera, the first BLACK device will bring the best of imaging experience under 15K to cater to the growing trend of smartphone photography. It will also offer deep and highly customizable user experience with HIVE 1.5, new version of XOLO’s proprietary user interface platform, giving an edge over other players.

Union Minister for MSME’s, Shri Kalraj Mishra inaugurates 6th India Machine Tools Expo today aiming to boost manufacturing

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a major push for ‘Make in India’, the international spotlight is on India’s manufacturing sector. The 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 opened today with the focus of promoting greater innovation and better manufacturing in India’s machine tools sector, with over 150 exhibitors showcasing the innovation in technology and design being undertaken by them.

The inauguration of the 6th edition of the exhibition was attended by some imminent dignitaries including Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India; Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) – Government of India; and Shri Ravindra Nath, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) at Pragati Maidan.

With a participation of more than 1000 companies from India and at least 100 companies from the top league of capital goods sector, IMTOS has over the years emerged as the country’s leading exhibition on machine tools and automotive technology. Organized by K and D Communication Limited, the India Machine Tools Show (IMTOS) 2015 is officially supported by ‘Make in India’ campaign and promises to provide a major interface between Indian manufacturers of machine tools and international companies to boost trade and exports.

Speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the 6th India Machine Tools Show 2015 today, Union Minster for MSME’s Shri Kalraj Mishra said it is important to encourage entrepreneurship and promote start-ups for innovation in machinery and manufacturing industry in India.

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Set off Fireworks with 37Games this 4th of July

It’s summer time. Everyone needs to get their priorities straight. It’s a time for cook outs, swimming pools, cold beers, and video games, of course! While those coals are heating up and those ribs are marinating stop by our website to get loot for your favorite game!

Set off Fireworks and Get Game Gift Packs!

From July 3rd – July 10th stop by our Independence Day page to set off fireworks and redeem points for in-game prizes! Play the mini game twice a day and share your score with your friends to redeem your gift code! So don’t forget to check out http://goo.gl/pm9Rwo this coming week!

In-Game Events
Siegelord – During the 4th of July celebration, players can collect fireworks by attacking fireworks convoys on the world map. Fireworks can then be used in exchange for diamonds, vouchers, and phantoms! Loads of XP can also be earned during this event – so make sure to come to Thieden and get yours! http://en.37.com/siegelord/

Dragon Atlas – Dragon Atlas will be holding in-game events of its own to commemorate this day of summer revelry! Log-in for rewards, get extra gold for Midas Touch, and enjoy more perks in the drinking contest at the tavern! http://en.37.com/da/

So before you go to the pool or neighborhood block party be sure to join the 37Games 4th of July celebration and get sweet rewards! Happy 4th of July!

Visiting India for IT Education, these Foreign Students Return Home with the Power of Yoga

· IT training provider Koenig solutions not only trains foreign students in IT courses but also enriches them with Yoga classes at campus

· As India celebrated the International Yoga Day recently, these students are determined to take the ancient Indian practice to more people back home

Mutashobya Mushumbusi, a 31 year old systems analyst at the Bank of Tanzania, was sent to India by his organization to upgrade his IT skills. Little did he know while packing his bags for the ‘IT land’ that he will return back a changed man, with much more than IT training.

His three week stay in India, did not just equip him to take greater professional challenges but also trained him to live life to the best of his potential – by leveraging the knowledge and power of yoga.

Mutashobya is just one among a number of such men and women from foreign lands who come to India for professional or educational reasons but end up discovering India’s most famous cultural export.

Koenig Solutions, a leading IT training providing company which trains thousands of people every year in multiple IT skills and courses runs a complementary program for yoga education for all its students. Its purpose is to make all students aware of the benefits of healthy body and happy mind for greater productivity and peaceful living.



“When I got the chance of travelling to India for IT training, I was looking forward to a good learning experience in upgrading my professional skills. But the unexpected gain has been in the spiritual and psychic domain. Like people across the world I too had heard about the ancient Indian practice of Yoga but never had the chance to know it closely. My stay in India introduced me to this practice and I would say it has had a tremendous positive impact on my mental and physical well-being. I return back an enriched person,” says Mutashobya who lives in Dar es Salaam.

Before they start their daily instructions in IT, students divide themselves in batches and turn to a professional trainer who helps them unlock the reserve potential inside their bodies and minds before they launch themselves into the daily grind.

The instructors at the IT training company say starting the day with yoga helps the students deal better with the entire day Boot Camp IT Training, which requires a lot of concentration and energy.
“Hundreds of foreign students come to our campus every year to enhance their IT skills. They look up to India as an land of IT. We try to make their stay in our country more productive and valuable than they could imagine. We are proud that a number of foreign students have benefitted from our program. It’s interesting that they return back with two precious Indian products – IT and Yoga,” says Mr Rohit Aggrawal, CEO, Koenig Solutions.

Nearly 10,000 foreign students (as of 2014-15) come to Koenig for IT training every year.

“Yoga is a 5000 year old ancient practice to achieve the complete well-being of body and mind. It is not only beneficial to the body but holds immense benefits on the human mind. It elevates the consciousness, helps achieve tranquility and raises productivity in the long run. The students themselves experience the benefits in their daily lives,” says Mr. Manoj Kumar, a professional Yoga trainer, who has been training Koenig students for the past nine years.
Yoga at Koenig is a daily practice, and the company provides free yoga sessions to its students, staff and society’s underprivileged students. This is part of Koenig’s Ethos and Koenig Culture to take care of your mind, body and soul.

Chidiogo Obinna Umezwne, another foreign student, who came to India from Nigeria to study an IT course at Koenig Solutions says he found the daily Yoga so useful that not only he plans to practice it all his life, but also introduce it to his friends back home.

“Yoga is not a widely known practice in Nigeria. There are neither instructors nor people who know anything about it. But I would like to spread word that it is a very useful exercise for the mind and body. It helped me cope better with the daily stress of life,” says 29-year-old Chidiogo, who works at Gigiware Limited, a software solutions provider in Lagos.