ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 11, 2013

IBM Names Kenya’s MoDe Global Entrepreneur of the Year

Kenya’s MoDe, which provides instant nano-credit and for pre-paid mobile phone users across the African continent, has been named the IBM Global Entrepreneur of the Year. Nearly 80 percent of mobile phone users in growth markets lack access to traditional banking loans and credit. Moe’s innovative payment services ensure that people have access to mobile airtime when needed while helping telecommunications companies increase efficiency an build brand loyalty. More


Dell Boomi AtomSphere App Integrations Top 1 Million/Day

The rate of cloud-managed integration processes created on the Dell Boomi AtomSphere platform now exceed 1 million cloud-managed processes per day says Dell Software. This puts Dell Boomi in a 3x lead over its nearest competitor for on-premise-to-cloud integration deployments. Dell Boomi transformed the middleware-based, rigid, “hub-and-spoke” integration model connecting multiple applications across the IT infrastructure into an easy and fast, distributed method for integrating on-premise and cloud applications without the need for additional appliances, software, or coding. More


Dell Boomi, Wipro Partner to Accelerate ‘Cloud-First’ Enterprise IT Strategy

Dell Boomi also has partnered with Wipro Technologies, the global IT, consulting, and outsourcing division of Wipro Limited, to help enterprises with a Cloud-First IT strategy accelerate their on-demand agility and ability to scale operations painlessly. The last year has seen a dramatic shift in application integration processes from 2011, when 72 percent were executed on-premise and 28 percent at most in the Cloud to an environment where 58 percent are executed on-premise and 42 percent in the Cloud. The partnership allows Wipro’s Business Integration process to leverage the leading platform for on-premise-to-Cloud integration to meet the increasing Cloud computing needs of its customers. More


Cisco Deploys Health Care System in Largest, Coldest Russian Region

Cisco has deployed a territoriality distributed health care data center in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the largest region in the Russian Federation with 3.1 million sq. kilometers, five times as large as France and eight times as large as Germany. More than 40 percent of Yakutia’s territory is north of the Arctic Circle, creating specific issues for its health care system related to both its large territory and extreme polar climate. The project implemented by Stabol, a Cisco Premier Certified Partner in Russia, supports the centralization and consistency of medical processes across this huge territory. More


Microsoft Research Finds Customers Rapidly Adopting Big Data

More than 75 percent of midsize to large businesses are implementing Big Data-related systems within the next 12 months, with customer care, marketing, and sales departments driving demand, new Microsoft Corp. research reveals. The explosion of devices, applications, Cloud and Internet has ushered in this new era. Survey results uncovered several key trends illustrated in an infographic here.


Tata Technologies to Provide Engineering Services to Piaggio Aero

Engineering and product development services provider Tata Technologies has won a multi-year engineering services contract from Piaggio Aero Industries, the oldest aircraft manufacturer in Italy. Tata will deliver a complete structural design and analysis solution for Piaggio’s new Multirole Patrol Aircraft. More


HCL Japan Signs Transformational Engagement with D+M Group

HCL Technologies’ Enterprise Applications Services (EAS) division has signed a transformational engagement contract with D+M Group to provide services to support deployment of SAP solutions. Apart from reconfiguring C+M Japan’s implementation of financial solutions from SAP and other related applications and helping to align the company’s code structure, HCL will consolidate the company’s financial data. Century-old D+M provides high-quality consumer audio equipment through brands that include Denon and Marantz. More


HCL Technologies Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Partner with Cobham Plc

HCL Technologies has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar engineering services agreement with Cabham, a technology company in the aerospace and defense industry. HCL will deliver cost-efficient engineering an R&D services including end-to-end product engineering, design-to-prototype, and value engineering. It will support multiple Cobham sites across the globe. More


Accenture Opens Calgary Office

Accenture has opened a new office in downtown Calgary featuring the latest technology to help employees collaborate and connect with clients and each other. The new office features a “walk up an connect” technology experience that merges furniture and technology, a unified laptop communications platform, and a telepresence virtual meeting capability. More


Millennial Investors More Conservative, less Trusting that Baby Boomers says Accenture Survey

Millennial investors are more conservative and less trusting of financial advisers than baby-boom and Gen X investors and are more inclined to consult other sources before accepting financial advice according to an Accenture survey of more than 1,000 high-income, digitally savvy U.S. investors. The survey also showed that millennials are the most determined to learn how to invest and pass wealth along to their families. More