Infosys Partners with Udacity to Offer Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program to Prepare Future Workforce for Jobs in the Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Space

New Udacity Connect service, offering training for the company’s Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, aimed at bolstering employees’ skills in autonomous technology

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced a partnership with global online learning company Udacity to train Infosys employees in its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program. The program, known as Udacity Connect, a combined in-person and online training offering, will give Infosys employees the skills needed as the company continues to focus on autonomous technology across a range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing and mining.

The 20-week curriculum will train Infosys employees on engineering technologies for self-driving vehicles, including advanced courses in deep learning and machine learning. Program participants will also engage in six-week apprenticeships working on solutions for Infosys clients’ most-pressing challenges. The apprenticeships will help quickly scale participants’ skills and translate into practical new industry solutions.

The goal of this program is to train 500 engineers by the end of 2018. In addition, Infosys will hold a hackathon/competition in November that is designed to identify the brightest of Infosys’ global talent to select the first 100 participants for the program.

“Infosys is committed to re-skilling and training its employees in groundbreaking technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous technologies,” said Ravi Kumar S., President and Deputy COO, Infosys. “We are proud to expand our partnership with Udacity with the launch of the in-person and online Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program as we accelerate the pace of skill adoption and ensure our clients continue to be at the forefront of innovation.”

“Udacity is focused on lifelong learning for all people at any stage in life. We are excited to expand our partnership with Infosys in providing their employees with the skills necessary to thrive in the fast-growing autonomous vehicle space,” said Vish Makhijani, CEO of Udacity.

Infosys is investing in developing deep expertise in autonomous technology that will allow our clients to embrace these technologies at scale in their own contextualized environment.

Infosys recognized as a Leader in NelsonHall’s SAP HANA and S/4HANA Services Report

Infosys has been positioned as a Leader in SAP HANA and S/4HANA services by NelsonHall’s Vendor Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT) report. This report assessed the ability of 12 leading service providers for their SAP HANA and S/4HANA service offerings and capabilities. Infosys has been rated highly, relative to its peers for its S/4HANA focus and its ability to meet future client requirements as well as deliver immediate client benefits.

Infosys is an SAP S/4HANA value assurance partner and certified on SAP S/4HANA operations. The report recognized the S/4HANA and HANA offerings built by Infosys encompassing consulting capabilities to help clients develop a plan for migration and support multiple adoption paths.

Key Highlights:
· Infosys was acknowledged for providing a broad spectrum of software offerings tailored to industry-specific requirements

· The company’s range of assessment and migration toolsets such as the HANA Migration Factory were recognized in the report

· Infosys’ enhanced investments in proprietary migration tools, accelerators, and methodologies such as S/4 Assist, Infosys Catalyst, Infosys S/4HANA Adoption Framework (ISAF) were key features in the report

· The company’s efforts for aggressively scaling up its HANA and S/4HANA resource base and for enabling a first-hand experience in migrating from legacy to S/4HANA for clients were also noted

· Infosys was mentioned for its broad delivery center network and for developing a long-term, multi-faceted partnership with SAP

NelsonHall estimates the total SAP application services market to be $55bn in 2017. With HANA and S/4HANA services growing rapidly and replacing many legacy services by 2021, NelsonHall estimates that it will account for 19% of the total SAP application services market.

Over 50% of Global Retail Banks Expect Digital Investments to Yield Measurable Returns by 2020: Infosys Finacle-Efma research

Study reveals digitizing products and services, customer journey and security as top focus areas for innovation and transformation

Bangalore, India and London, UK – November 8, 2017: Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and Efma, a global not-for-profit organisation, today launched the ninth annual study of Innovation in Retail Banking. The research revealed that technology investments in 2018 will revolve around ‘topical’ areas such as information security, advanced analytics and open banking APIs, as opposed to ‘future-looking’ areas such as conversational AI, robotic process automation, the Internet of Things, augmented reality or virtual reality. However, 70% of organizations planned to support a conversational AI solution, with close to 25% having made investments in AI.

According to the report, retail banks continue their thrust on innovation in all functional areas, with customer experience and channels (both at 78%) being at the forefront. Other segments that have witnessed higher spends in innovation include products (67%), process improvement (64%) and marketing (57%).

The research, in which over 300 bankers globally participated, found that retail banks consider large technology companies, challenger banks, and smaller fintech start-ups as threats to their growth. Similar to 2016, the greatest impact of transformation is expected to be in the areas of payments and mobile wallets.

Other key findings:
· The top three innovation challenges include systems integration, legacy technology, and the time and cost required to move from concept to reality

· Small and mid-size banks are falling behind in virtually all levels of innovation, reflecting an inability to invest, the impact of competing priorities, the need to focus on cutting costs and respond to compliance requirements

· More than 50% of respondents expect to see a measurable ROI from their investment in innovation in 1-3 years; more than 30% expect to see results in less than a year

· Only 10% of respondents have a robotic process automation solution

· There is a vast distribution on the level of maturity within organizations leveraging data-driven insights. Nearly 37% of banks believed they were able to provide only descriptive analytics based on what had already happened. Nearly 20% of banks (usually larger firms) stated they have sound predictive capabilities and can help customers understand what will happen in the future. Interestingly, only 15% of banks were able to provide advisory or prescriptive capabilities around what the customer could do in the future given the insight known

· The challenge of acquiring the right skills and expertise in innovation led areas such as AI, blockchain and digital banking is a major concern across the industry

Quotes:
Vincent Bastid, CEO, Efma:
“Nowadays so many new technologies are reaching maturity and a growing number of new entrants are offering alternative customer experiences and transaction interfaces. The 9th edition of the Innovation in Retail Banking study provides a roadmap to help organizations of all sizes prioritize their strategic choices and investments. We also believe the insights from this report will help incumbents strengthen their innovation initiatives and be more successful in their deployment.”

Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head of Finacle:
“The 9th edition of the Innovation in Retail Banking report clearly reflects the sentiment we are witnessing globally. The case for investing in digital transformation and innovation has never been stronger, with changing customer preferences, technology upsurge and competition from the non-banking sector. Finacle has proactively invested and developed capabilities across the focus areas identified in the report, to help customers stay ahead with their innovation programs. We believe that this report will help banks with their planning and technology investments.”

Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher of the Digital Banking Report and author of Study:
“As we expanded the scope of organizations included in this year’s study, we find a significant difference in the innovation maturity and commitment to technology investment between the largest and smaller organizations, with smaller firms appearing to fall further behind market leaders. We also see a continued focus on iterative innovation as opposed to disruptive innovation, limiting the potential benefits of big data, advanced analytics and digital technologies. The winners in the future will be defined by those organizations that can leverage these three pillars in the delivery of a better customer experience.”

UBM India brings in the 12th edition of Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients in Mumbai

The Indian sub-continent’s most comprehensive B2B show for food & health

Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients ( Fi India and Hi ) 2017 at a glance:
· Access to the Indian Food Market with over 200 Exhibitors
· Annually rotates between Mumbai and New Delhi
· 12th edition of Fi India & Hi in Mumbai, India
· 15 participating countries ; 67 International participants; Over 60 new exhibitors; 54 exhibitors from Health Ingredients
· Free on-site seminars on health ingredients, food processing and packaging; A Guided Discovery Tour with Nutrimarketing experts
· Expo Foodtec Pavilion ; China Pavilion; Health Ingredients Trail and Workshops by Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani
· Soft Launch of ProPak in India; to be co-located with Fi India & Hi 2018 at Greater Noida

Mumbai, 9th November 2017: UBM India, India’s leading exhibition organizer, brought in the 12th edition of Food ingredients India & Health ingredients (Fi India & Hi), the most comprehensive B2B show in the Indian Sub-Continent for food and health ingredients, processing and packaging industry today in Mumbai at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre. The three day trade expo (9th – 11th November ) was inaugurated by key dignitaries — Mr. R.. B. Smarta, Secretary HADSA; Mr. Prabodh Halde, President, AFSTI; Mr. P. Muthuraman, Director, FSSAI; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Rahul Deshpande, Group Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering.

The expo rotates annually between India’s two promising food hubs i.e Mumbai and New Delhi. The 2017 edition of Fi India & Hi in Mumbai offers opportunities for industry players to take advantage of the growing food manufacturing hub in West India.

With a legacy of 12 years, Fi India is once again hosting 3 days of free, on-site seminars on health ingredients, food processing and packaging. The seminars are being organised in alliance with a variety of Indian associations and cover both technical developments and market trends. Day 1 featured sessions on ‘How regulations are facilitating the Indian Nutraceutical Industry’; ‘Progressive Nutraceuticals in the market – Sports Nutrition, Fortified Foods, Medical Nutrition’; ‘How do Pharmacopoeias help the Dietary Supplements Market?’; ‘Role of Pharmaceuticals in the development of Nutraceutical Markets’; ‘Innovation in Ingredients’ and ‘Monk fruit juice – A 100% natural alternative that delivers natural and great tasting sweetness’. Day 2 will see a seminar by AIFPA on ‘Opportunity and Regulatory Challenges in the Import & Export of Food Ingredients’ and a FSSAI initiative — ‘New initiatives to build a nationwide ecosystem for food safety’ amongst others. Day 2 will also see a discussion on ‘FSSR 2011 to 2018 – Impact on food industry’ by industry minds from Mondelez International, Farm to Fork Solution, Exelon Food, NuFFoods Spectrum, and TUV India. Day 3 will see sessions on ‘Clean Label Natural Products are Safe and Healthy ‘; ‘Locust Bean Gum (LBG) & its Food application’ and ‘Encapsulation – Technology of Encapsulation for better nutrition values in foods’.

This year, the expo introduced a new feature – A Guided Discovery Tour with Nutrimarketing experts on topics like Everything Proteins, Health & Wellness & Bakery Innovations. Other exciting highlights of the expo this year included an Expo Foodtec Pavilion which is dedicated to Food Technology, Processing and Packaging companies, a comprehensive China Pavilion, a Health Ingredients Trail and a special Fi India &Hi Cookery workshop. The workshop involves a two-day live demonstration on latest food trends by Celebrity Chef Rakhee Vaswani and includes sessions on — Indian Fusion Dhamaaka, Fancy Bread Making, Exotic Eggless Desserts and Festive Fiesta – Party appetizers and dips using ingredients on display at the expo itself.

At the inauguration of the expo, UBM India announced the soft launch of ProPak India which will be co-located with Fi India & Hi from the next edition. ProPak India will be a comprehensive, one of its kind event in India; With India being one of the top five markets for packaged foods, the expo will serve as the most significant platform in India for the industry to meet, network, conduct business, witness latest technology and solutions, exchange ideas and knowledge. With a turnover of $24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach $72 billion by 2020. UBM has a strong foothold in key industry segments like Food, Pharma and Cosmetics. Packaging being the most integral part of these industries, the thought behind launching this expo is to capitalize on UBM India’s strength within the industry and explore the potential of this niche segment in India as there is no dedicated exhibition catering to this sector.

Speaking at the inauguration of Fi India and Hi 2017, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Food ingredients is a multi-billion dollar industry that is growing worldwide. A Revolution in the food and beverage industry, particularly in the processed food domain, has generated countless possibilities for new product development. Changing socio- economic demographics has also led to increased awareness pertaining to the quality standards of food products. Consequently, a focus on the superiority of ingredients that goes into the making of these finished products has also increased. In the 12th edition of Fi India & Hi, UBM India is offering a truly international showcase of food ingredients for three days under one roof to discover and develop businesses. I am sure that it will also help comprehend trends in niche segments such as wellness and natural ingredients that are being increasingly valued by health conscious consumers.”

“This year, we are also proud to announce the launch of ProPak India which will be co-located with Fi India and Hi from next year. With a turnover of 24.6 billion USD and a growth rate of 13-15 per cent annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach 72 billion USD by 2020. Currently being one of the lowest in per capita consumption of packaging in the world, this sector in India is bound to gain importance as we move towards processed food. UBM India with ProPak 2017 aims to bring in a revolution in this niche but growing industry by providing successful meetings, knowledge exchanges, networking and business opportunities for participants from the Food, Drink and Pharmaceutical industries,” he further added.

The Indian food ingredients market:

· The Food ingredients market in India which was about $700 mn in 2016, ( less than 0.2% of the Global Food Ingredient Industry estimated at $400 bn) is seeing a rapid expansion amidst increasing consumption of processed foods and rising preference for ready-to-eat meals.

· The market is dominated by food flavours and taste enhancers which make up for a considerable share. Among the segments, sweeteners have the highest growth rate while South is the region which holds the largest share amongst all the regions on the account of high number of food processing industries.

· Two main ingredients that are always in demand are dietary fibre and antioxidants because of their much importance in enhancing human health. The Indian Food Ingredients sector will gain momentum over time, with a growing interest from the private equity community to invest in the sector.

· The Indian food and grocery market is the world’s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales.

· The Indian food processing industry accounts for 32 per cent of the country’s total food market, one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth.

· It contributes around 8.80 and 8.39 per cent of Gross Value Added (GVA) in Manufacturing and Agriculture respectively, 13 per cent of India’s exports and six per cent of total industrial investment.

· The Indian gourmet food market is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and is growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20 per cent. India’s organic food market is expected to increase by three times by 2020.

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.4.3

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.3, the third minor release of LibreOffice 5.4 family. LibreOffice 5.4.3 continues to represent the bleeding edge in term of features, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters.

TDF suggests to conservative users and enterprises to deploy LibreOffice 5.3.7 with the backing of certified professionals (an updated list is available at https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

LibreOffice 5.4.3 includes approximately 50 bug and regression fixes. Technical details about the release can be found in the changelogs here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.3/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.3/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.4.3 is immediately available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and organise events such as the Month of LibreOffice, which has last week and will be active until the end of November (https://blog.documentfoundation.org/).

Several companies sitting on TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) provide either value-added LTS versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

Infosys and the Adecco Group Redefine the Future of Staffing

A Mobile-first, Cloud-based, End-to End Digital Platform, “Adia” by the Adecco Group Meets Emerging Opportunities in the Staffing Industry

London – November 7, 2017: Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, and the Adecco Group, a Fortune Global 500 company and the leading global HR Solutions provider, are transforming the staffing industry by bringing together the power of data, domain, technology and speed to create a brand new business in the world of staffing. This is fundamental for introducing new innovations that help the Adecco Group unlock the opportunities of the platform economy, as well as transform the Adecco Group’s core operations.

Powered by Infosys, the Adecco Group’s end-to-end online staffing platform Adia has already gained momentum across multiple cities in Switzerland and the UK, and will be expanding into more countries in the coming quarters. This new platform leverages the Adecco Group’s key strengths in the industry by providing scale, speed and agility to introduce new ways of doing business in the digital economy.

Adia aims at revolutionising the industry by matching the demand and supply of talent more effectively and managing that talent more efficiently. Targeting candidates and clients across multiple industry segments such as hospitality, events, logistics and many more, Adia makes it possible for employers to find temporary staff for short term assignments and provides a brand new experience to both clients and candidates.

The platform’s algorithm matches jobs to workers based on skills, level of experience, and proximity to the place of work as well as the job seeker’s real-time availability. The user can hire new staff, plan shifts, issue contracts and approve timesheets from this platform, all in real-time.

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, the Adecco Group, said, “At the Adecco Group we are focused on transformation and innovation to capture the opportunities we see in the evolving world of work. We are thrilled with the success Adia has experienced so far and we’re looking forward to continuing the international rollout over the coming quarters. As part of our co-creation strategy, we’re working with Infosys to bring innovation across other parts of the business and we are delighted to have partnered with the best-in-class to boost our digital strategy and power our vision of what’s next in the staffing industry.”

Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said, “The pace of change we’re experiencing today is unprecedented and it urges organisations to constantly renew themselves, as well as leverage technology to develop new business models, if they are to remain relevant and succeed in an increasingly evolving world. Over the past few years, the emergence of the ‘platform economy’ has set the pace of success for the most valuable companies in the world. By bringing speed, scale and an innovative platform that connects candidates and employers, while enhancing the Adecco Group’s unique expertise, we’re powering change in the industry, helping the Adecco Group fundamentally redefine the future of staffing and realise its vision of the future of work.”

Harnessing the Tourism Potential

Tourism has potential to provide 1000 jobs per day – Mr. K.B. Kachru, Chairman, CII NR Committee on Tourism & Hospitality

Mumbai, November 2, 2017: A plenary session ‘Harnessing the Tourism Potential’ was organised at the CII Invest North 2017 conclave at Mumbai. Distinguished panellist from the tourism industry were invited to speak upon the ways to tap the immense potential of the tourism sector in India.

The Indian Tourism and Hospitality Industry is one of the key drivers of growth in the area of the services sector in India. Tourism has a very large potential to generate employment and approximately employs 13 million people across various sub-segments of the sector.

Tourism and Hospitality sector has attracted around US$ 9 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) during the period April 2000-March 2016, according to the data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Today, Tourism and Hospitality sector has emerged as one of the the fastest growing industries globally. India has a huge untapped potential in the tourism sector and if developed properly it has the potential to add tremendous towards the growth of Indian economy.

Mr. K.B. Kachru, CII Chairman – NR Committee on Tourism and Hospitality in his opening remarks mentioned that over last 6 decades Tourism is the fastest growing sector globally and provided over 40 million livelihood across the globe. He further added that tourism has the potential to provide over 1000 employment per day and tourism sector can become one of the largest job providers if developed properly.

Mr. Apurv Kumar, Managing Director, Clarks Group of Hotels, shared that Tourism is contributing 10% to the GDP and employment in the tourism sector has grown at 2% annually. He also mentioned that today we have the fastest growing Tourism economy in G20 nations.

Mr. Mandeep Lamba, Managing Director, JLL India, in his address spoke how new innovations are happening in the tourism industry and the huge potential that India has in the tourism sector. He further added that 35 to 40% return is the bottom line if investments are done suitably in the sector.

Mr. Rahul Pandit, Managing Director and CEO, Ginger Hotels, speaking on the occasion expressed that travel is the biological need of humans, and tourism destination should be treated at par with natural resources. He also said that we are the youngest major economy in the world and travel and hospitality sector has the potential to drive the Indian economy. He also remarked that Tourism should be taught as part of education for it to grow and to increase awareness amongst youngsters.

FICCI Announces 13th Edition of Higher Education Summit 2017

The fourth industrial revolution, brought on by the advent of the Internet age, demands that institutions embrace an education revolution too. Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media platforms are just some of the drivers reshaping how today’s learners are acquiring the skills for future of jobs.

The 13th edition of FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017 will be held on 9th – 11th November 2017 at India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida, and the centre of attraction for this year will the theme of summit i.e. “Education 4.0: Student at the core”. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, GoI, Mr Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, GoI, Mr N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh are among key dignitaries who are expected to be present at the summit. The high-power panels during the conference will be deliberating upon ongoing rapid technological disruption, India’s higher education readiness to meet the challenges, policy roadmaps to facilitate the change in 21st century and other topical issues in Higher Education.

Over the years FICCI Higher Education Summit has been an apt platform for deliberations upon key issues pertaining to Higher Education and it has also given perspective to Government, Industry, Higher Education Institutions other stakeholders to proactively develop approaches to adapt and manage the change effectively. There would be parallel sessions on topics such as Innovation Driven Learning, Role of Regulators and Institutional Leadership, Role of Technology in Higher Education, Shift Towards Autonomous Higher Education Institution, Diversity and Social Inclusion and Social Outreach in Higher Education.

The summit is supported by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI, Ministry of Human Resource Development, GoI, Services Export Promotion Council and All India Council for Technical Education. This year Finland is Country partner for the Summit. Andhra Pradesh has associated as a State Partner.

The summit will be an ideal platform to tap the global market and network across the continent with educators, higher educational institutions, service providers and technology companies etc. The inaugural session will witness the presence of more than 1200 national and international delegates. The exhibition will be expecting more than 150 exhibitors from top of the line Institutions showcasing their best practices to the global participants and will explore collaborations.

Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) and B2B Meetings with delegates from over 300 international stakeholders, including Finland, USA, Turkey, Singapore, UK, European Union, Africa, Middle East and SAARC, etc. are expected to participate in the event.

On November 9th, FICCI’s 4th Higher Education Awards will also be held at Hotel Le Meridian to recognize and felicitate the achievements and the excellent work done by various institutions and individuals to improve the quality of higher education in India.

LibreOffice 5.3.7 available for download

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.3.7, the seventh and last minor release of the LibreOffice 5.3 family, targeted at enterprises, government bodies and individual users in production environments.

TDF suggests deploying LibreOffice in production environments with the backing of professional support by certified developers, migrators and trainers (a list is available at: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

LibreOffice 5.3.7 includes around fifty bug fixes. Technical details can be found here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.7/RC1 and here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.7/RC2.

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.3.7 is immediately available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and organise events such as the Month of LibreOffice, which has started yesterday and will be active until the end of November (https://blog.documentfoundation.org/).

Several companies sitting in TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) provide either value-added LTS versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

Apple’s iOS 11 overtakes 10.3 in under a month

Rapid rise “has implications for digital advertisers”

Statcounter also announces major revamp of web analytics site

Apple’s latest operating system iOS 11 has overtaken its former version iOS 10.3 less than a month after release according to web analytics company Statcounter.

Statcounter Global Stats reports that iOS 11 reached 42% of all iOS versions worldwide in October compared to 35.5% for iOS 10.3. On a daily basis, iOS 11 overtook 10.3 on October 12th, less than a month after its release on September 19th.

“Even by Apple’s high standards of migrating users, the rapid take up of iOS 11 has been impressive,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, Statcounter.

He added that the rapid rise of iOS 11 has implications for digital advertisers. “iOS 11’s feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track users online.”

Statcounter has also announced a major revamp of its core web analytics site.

“Our goal has always been to make Statcounter the most useful, engaging and easy to use analytics app for our members,” commented Cullen. “Redesigned from the ground up, we want to make it easier than ever for members to understand their visitors and make the most informed decisions about their website.”

Statcounter (http://statcounter.com/) provides companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. It includes a free version.

Its research arm Statcounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.