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No Question Of Scrapping Discussion On Spectrum Auction: TRAI

Monday, November 13 2017

No Question Of Scrapping Discussion On Spectrum Auction: TRAI

Regulator TRAI is firm on going ahead with the consultation process, including open house forum, on spectrum auction, effectively turning down the industry's demand for putting off the discussion for the time being. Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), R S Sharma said that the regulator is duty-bound to respond to matters referred to it by the government for recommendations, in this case on spectrum auction for various bands, pricing and other modalities. Established operators like Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular argue that there can be no case for holding spectrum auctions or even a consultation process in the prevailing scenario where the industry - locked in a tariff war - has been bruised by falling revenues and high levies. "There is no question of scrapping...," Sharma said when asked if the regulator will agree to the operators' demand not to go ahead with the consultation process at this point. "Obviously, we will go ahead with an open house discussion... we will complete the open house and give recommendations to the government... as required by them," he said. Sharma further said there was nothing wrong in holding a consultation process to understand the views of various stakeholders as it underscored transparency. "It (not allowing consultation) is like saying don't speak up... that is not correct.. We are just consulting stakeholders, what is wrong with that?" he quipped. In its written submission to the TRAI consultation paper on spectrum auction, Bharti Airtel has said an opportune time for holding the sale of airwaves would be the end of 2018-19. Airtel has also contended that the consultation process on auction and pricing of spectrum should be initiated between September and December 2018, when operators are better placed to assess their future needs. Idea, too, has said timing for the consultation is "inappropriate" and that there is no business case for acquisition of any more spectrum, considering the current industry scenario of "below cost pricing" and "hyper competition". Newcomer Reliance Jio, however, said the auction schedule may be drawn up at the discretion of the regulator and the government, but that long-term visibility is imperative for advanced planning to be undertaken by telcos. Jio has further suggested that the telecom department should provide a forward-looking timeframe for availability of spectrum for the next 10 years across multiple bands. ­ - PTI Twitter

Boeing Gets $15 Bn Order From Emirates: Dubai Airshow

Sunday, November 12 2017

Boeing Gets $15 Bn Order From Emirates: Dubai Airshow

Emirates has ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal worth about $15bn (£11.3bn) at list prices. Boeing kicked off the Dubai Airshow by announcing the first big sales news of the five-day event. Emirates has ordered 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal worth about $15bn (£11.3bn) at list prices. The Dubai airline’s chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum , said the aircraft had been chosen over the Airbus A350 . He had been expected to announce a big order for the Airbus A380 superjumbo at the media briefing. Airbus desperately needs more orders for the A380, the biggest passenger aircraft in the skies. The Franco-German company and Emirates were understood to be in intense final negotiations to have an announcement ready for this week’s show. Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, is already the biggest customer for Boeing’s 777, with 165 in service and another 164 on order. Sheikh Ahmed said Sunday’s order raises the cost of its purchase of Boeing aircraft to $90bn. Some of the new 787s will be used to replace older planes, while others will be used to expand the airline’s network.

Steps to follow when Bank account gets debited with fraudulent transaction

Sunday, November 12 2017

Steps to follow when Bank account gets debited with fraudulent transaction

You get up in the morning and go through your messages and see that at 2.30 AM INR 20,000 has been spent from your credit card for three lace wigs from a department store based in Houston, Texas. You however are located in India and have no clue about the transaction happened thousands of miles across. Instances of banking fraud like these are becoming a common phenomena in India and with the government of India's initiatives to propel a cashless economy, there has been a rapid surge in such instances. Citing a rise in banking frauds regarding unauthorized electronic transactions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in the month of July, floated new rules which makes electronic transactions safer for customers. While as per RBI's customer protection notification, the responsibility of proving a fraud is on banks, customers should report such incidents to their banks as soon as possible to avoid penalties. As per the directives in the notification, ''the systems and procedures in banks must be tailored to make customers feel safe about operating electronic banking transactions.'' Banks should also direct their customers to register for SMS alerts and should not provide electronic transfer facility to customers who do not provide mobile numbers. Banks should also have to notify customers that they should reach out to the bank as soon as possible of any unauthorized electronic transaction. If the fraud has occurred due to irresponsibility from the bank's end, the customer will not be liable one bit. For example, if there is a technical issue on the bank's back end and the customer details are leaked, then the customer is not liable to pay. The notification by the RBI further reveals that in-case of a 'third-party' breach incident, when neither the bank nor the customer is at fault, and the customer notifies the bank within three working days, the customer is not liable to pay. However if you are careless enough to mention your PIN number to someone or in-case you leave it unattended and someone misuse it, then as per the RBI notification if the customer reports it to the bank within seven working days, the liability of the customer will be restricted to the transaction value or as per the amount set by the central bank whichever is lower. Banks will have to credit or reverse the fraudulent electronic transactions to the customer's account within a time span of 10 working days from the date of notification by the customer. Also once reported, in case of debit card or bank account fraud, the banks should also ensure that the customer do not witness loss of interest. If the transaction has occurred on on a credit card, the customer should not have bear the brunt of an additional interest.

Here's how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the jobs

Sunday, November 12 2017

Here's how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the jobs

Here's how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect the jobs www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 12, 2017, 04.41 PM IST New Technologies Image Credit Continue reading There is so a big concern about the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on jobs and the economy. While the future of jobs is uncertain, one thing is for sure- the advances in the technologies like AI and machine learning will certainly have a profound effect on the skills of employees. The high-performing AI systems have evolved to train the machines to program instead of having human resources to write the programs. In some industries, artificial intelligence is already replacing the human jobs. An industry like automobile manufacturing has come a long way in last few decades. About 90% of the manufacturing is now done by robotic machines. On the other hand, the advanced technologies like AI and machine learning are taking away the kind of jobs that require the physical efforts. The same tech advancements are creating new jobs and increasing the employees' productivity. AI is certainly going to affect more and more jobs over time as the sophistication level of the technology improves. The AI technology has potential to disrupt any industrial sector. Which ultimately means that the AI technology can affect any jobs that require the skills that the technology has acquired in last few years. According to Tom Mitchell, a professor of machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University, "Any task performed online where the inputs and outputs of a human decision are captured, is a task amenable to applying machine learning." Most of the routine workflow is now performed online. Something like approving vacation requests or travel reimbursements requires validation of the pre-recorded data. Training the machine learning algorithm to verify and approve such requests by comparing with the historical data is much easier. It is not just simpler, cost-effective and faster. However, it can take away one job role from an organization. The top tech companies in the world are exploring the possibilities of AI. The new business models designed for these AI projects are already created new types of jobs. However, these new roles require the IT professionals to train themselves on the latest AI technologies. Most of these new job roles are highly-paid. If you follow the AI developments, you will realize that most of the AI projects are being developed to increase the efficiency of your work. AI and automation are likely to create new work for everyone in some cases. In other cases, it will create a scenario where less number of people are required for the work. Some of the popular AI-enabled products are actually adding a lot of value to the users. Mitchell describes the use of AI by the cab booking service, Uber, "the app relies heavily on AI algorithms to schedule where their drivers should be placed, to minimize the wait times of passengers while keeping all the drivers busy." The efficiency created by AI has helped Uber to build a model that creates employment options. - Rajat Kabade

Why Indian youth is compromising full-time jobs for flexible work

Sunday, November 12 2017

Why Indian youth is compromising full-time jobs for flexible work

Why Indian youth is compromising full-time jobs for flexible work www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 12, 2017, 06.11 PM IST Hiring Image Credit Continue reading Indian employers are observing a shift towards flexible jobs in recent time. The number of contractual and freelancing opportunities are helping the youth easily grab the flexible jobs. A report by the leading job portal Indeed suggests that recruiters are posting more remote work opportunities as compared to the full-time roles. The job listing portal has 7.7% of total listed companies offering flexible work opportunities. The job roles that were earlier limited to only full-time positions are now seeing a shift towards contract-based opportunities. The IT services sector has most the number of flexible job opportunities. The data compared from January 2013 till October this year clearly shows an average 5-10 percent annual growth in flexible work opportunities. Apart from IT services, the sectors that observed an increasing trend towards flexible jobs includes media, real estate, legal, tech help, hospitality, management, and education. Sashi Kumar, MD of Indeed India said, "Employees are increasingly willing to sacrifice the additional benefits that come with a permanent job, such as gratuity or health insurance, in exchange for a greater amount of flexibility."Among all the Indian cities, companies from New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore contribute 27.2% of total flexible work opportunities. While the organizations are adding a number of flexible job roles, companies are proactively taking measures to ensure all members of the company including remote employees feel involved in the company's culture. These companies are leveraging technology to bridge the physical distance. Most of these contractual and freelance employees are using video conferencing and document sharing platforms to facilitate the day-to-day work. One of the leading segment in terms of freelance jobs is the non-IT service sector. The job roles in this sector include freelance photographer, property management consultant, claims investigator, freelance writer, and an event planner. Among the many reasons, an important reason why millennials are opting for the freelance work to strike a better work-life balance. There is a great shift among Indian IT professionals applying for the software development jobs. Freelance job listing portals are flooded with Indian IT professionals seeking for contract-based work. Remote work opportunities make it easier and convenient for US-based companies to hire Indian engineers. The software developers on the freelance job listing portals make as high as $100-200 per hour. - Rajat Kabade

Tech Mahindra and Unity join hands for AR/VR programming training center

Sunday, November 12 2017

Tech Mahindra and Unity join hands for AR/VR programming training center

Tech Mahindra and Unity join hands for AR/VR programming training center www.techgig.com | techgig.com Nov 12, 2017, 06.41 PM IST Top IT Companies Image Credit Continue reading The top IT firm in India, Tech Mahindra has partnered with Unity Technologies for opening a center of excellence in Bengaluru. The training facility will focus on technologies like augmented reality, virtual reality, mobile gaming and other major technologies used in the media and entertainment industry. This is the first time Tech Mahindra is partnered with Unity Technologies for setting up a Center of Excellence (CoE) facility for the emerging technologies. The IT company will leverage the creation engine that Unity Technologies has created for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). The San Francisco-based Unity Technologies owns one of the biggest licensed game engines in the world. The company has recently started working with Indian IT firms for AR and VR development. Tech Mahindra's team will develop the solutions for CoE based on Unity 3D platform. Indraneel Ganguli, senior VP at Tech Mahindra believes that the strategic partnership with Unity Technologies will help the company to meet the programming requirement and demand from the client. The center will be developed in Tech Mahindra's Bengaluru facility. With almost 70% of the world's VR work being done on Unity engines, it is a high-time that Indian IT firms start training the resources for Unity technologies. Ganguli further revealed that Tech Mahindra customers are demanding more options around immersive experiences in gaming, media and entertainment industry. The partnership will help Tech Mahindra to become one of the early players to develop expertise in AR, VR and MR solutions. On the other hand, Unity Technologies is quite excited about this partnership for CoE. The US-based company recognizes the scope for growth in media and entertainment space. The center will house 100 engineers, to begin with, the company plans to scale up to 500 engineers by 2019. Tech Mahindra will soon announce the training program for employees that are looking to upskill in the AR and VR technologies. The CoE (Center for Excellence) will focus on training, consulting and research. - Rajat Kabade

ManageEngine’s Desktop Central Now Integrated with Zendesk

Friday, November 10 2017

ManageEngine’s Desktop Central Now Integrated with Zendesk

Email Print This integration will assist users of Zendesk, one of the largest providers of help desk software in the world, to seamlessly resolve their IT issues and perform system management tasks. ManageEngine , the real-time IT management company, has integrated its endpoint management application, Desktop Central , with Zendesk ’s help desk platform, Zendesk Support . Available immediately , this integration will assist users of Zendesk, one of the largest providers of help desk software in the world, to seamlessly resolve their IT issues and perform system management tasks — all from the same console. The Desktop Central-Zendesk integration fills the gaps found in help desks today by improving their overall visibility and control as well as reducing service restoration times. IT support staff tend to spend a lot of time tackling service requests and trouble tickets for hardware and software assets. Being able to manage assets and troubleshoot remotely will allow Zendesk users to concentrate on resolving issues faster. “Our integration with Zendesk will further improve the ITSM ecosystem and provide users with better tools to reduce their ticket turnaround time,” said Mathivanan Venkatachalam , Director of Product Management at ManageEngine. “With the growing number of help desk tools being adopted today, it’s imperative that we give technicians the means to manage endpoints from one platform.” Integrated Endpoint Management Features Desktop Central automates regular desktop management routines like installing patches, distributing software, etc. The Desktop Central-Zendesk integration comes with an entire gamut of enterprise IT management features that save time and boost productivity for Zendesk users, empowering them to improve customer engagement. With this integration, Zendesk users can: Deploy software directly from software request tickets Take control of computers remotely for quick troubleshooting Keep their network safe with automated patch management Manage inventory, organize licenses, and track software and hardware assets Perform system management tasks remotely, including shutting down and waking up remote machines In addition to Zendesk, Desktop Central integrates with three other help desk tools: ServiceNow , ServiceDesk Plus and Spiceworks. Availability The Desktop Central-Zendesk integration is available immediately as a free app, which existing Desktop Central users may download from the Zendesk Apps Directory at https://www.zendesk.com/apps/support/desktop-central/ . Users who are new to Desktop Central will find integration directions at https://www.manageengine.com/products/desktop-central/desktop-central-zendesk-integration.html . Share on: Posted by SMEStreet Desk SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

Organic World Congress 2017 Started in Greater Noida

Friday, November 10 2017

Organic World Congress 2017 Started in Greater Noida

Email Print This year’s Organic World Congress will see the participation of 1,400 representatives from 110 countries, and 2000 delegates from India. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated the three-day Organic World Congress – 2017 to be organized at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida . This year’s Organic World Congress will see the participation of 1,400 representatives from 110 countries, and 2000 delegates from India. The Organic World Congress (OWC) is organized once every three years in a different country and this time it is being organised in India. The last edition of the Organic World Congress took place in Istanbul, Turkey , in 2014. The International Federation of Organic Farming Movements ( IFOAM ) and OAFI are organizing the event where 55 seeds group from 15 Indian states will showcase 4,000 varieties of seeds. The goal is to move from organic India to the organic world. Shri Singh said it is important to understand that India is one of the oldest organic agricultural nations of the world. Even today, large areas and regions of the country practice traditional organic farming. One of the highlights of the event is the exhibition of carefully preserved diverse indigenous seed varieties over generations. The inauguration ceremony will also be attended by Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and hundreds of experienced organic farmers, scientists and traders. Share on: Posted by SMEStreet Desk SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

Indian Youth Must Explore Entrepreneurial Route: Venkaiah Naidu

Saturday, November 11 2017

Indian Youth Must Explore Entrepreneurial Route: Venkaiah Naidu

Email Print “Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is need for inclusive growth… there is the need to take care of the suppressed, oppressed and depressed,” Naidu said at the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust’s (BYST) silver jubilee celebrations here with Britain’s Prince Charles as the chief guest. Achieving inclusive growth is today’s need. But, major challenge in this journey is to make the youth of the country entrepreneurial and not job seekers, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said. “Disparities continue to remain in India and so there is need for inclusive growth… there is the need to take care of the suppressed, oppressed and depressed,” Naidu said at the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust’s (BYST) silver jubilee celebrations here with Britain’s Prince Charles as the chief guest. “The challenge for us is to make the youth entrepreneurial, and not become job seekers,” he said pointing to the NDA government ‘s various initiatives to encourage youth enterprise like Startup India, Standup India and the Mudra financing scheme for underprivileged sections. Modelled on Prince Charles’ Trust for business startups, BYST, founded by Lakshmi Venkatesan, daughter of former President R. Venkatraman, is engaged in building rural entrepreneurship —“grampreneurs”— as also enterprise among under-privileged sections, which includes business mentoring. The current BYST chairman is Bajaj Group chief Rahul Bajaj . “Without mentoring, it would be very difficult to set up startups, with all the business, marketing and other vital issues involved in the first two-three years,” Prince Charles said in his address at the International Mentoring Summit organised by BYST to mark its 25 years. “What amazes me are the sheer number of jobs these young entrepreneurs had created. The aim of such a project should be to create a virtuous cycle of creating entrepreneurs who can then invest in the future of business,” Charles said referring to his trust. BYST was officially launched in 1992 by Prince Charles and expanded its operations to six major regions of India. Out of these six regions, four — Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad — run the urban programme while two regions — Haryana and Maharashtra — run the rural programme. Share on: Posted by SMEStreet Desk SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

India is a Priority Market for Alibaba: Daniel Zhang

Sunday, November 12 2017

India is a Priority Market for Alibaba: Daniel Zhang

Email Print Alibaba invested in Indian digital payment platform – Paytm to become the largest stakeholder in digital payments market, Daniel Zhang of Alibaba said. India remained as a “very important” market to the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in its global strategy, the Chief Executive Officer of the company said. “Globalisation is one of our key strategies for Alibaba . As part of this strategy, India is a very important topic. India is a very important market for us to look at,” Daniel Zhang , the CEO of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, told media on the sidelines of the company’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. “Before entering any new market, we ask ourselves how we can help the local market. For a market like India, the key aspect of our strategy is to help the local enterprises grow,” Zhang added. Alibaba had invested in Indian digital payment platform and e-commerce brand Paytm to become the largest stakeholder in it, is “happy” to see digital payments growing in India, Daniel Zhang of Alibaba said. “We have invested in Paytm. We are very happy to see digital payment becoming so popular in India. This is one of the best examples to demonstrate how we want to help the local markets grow,” Zhang said. For Alibaba, it was not about going to a new market for doing business but about sharing the company’s experience with the local people, the 45-year-old CEO added. Zhang, who was earlier the CEO of Taobao, an online shopping portal owned by the Alibaba Group, was appointed the CEO of the Alibaba Group in 2015. Founded in 1999 by Chinese teacher-turned-entrepreneur Jack Ma as a platform to connect Chinese manufacturers with the world, Alibaba soon rose to become the largest e-commerce platform in the world. Headquartered in Hangzhou, about 180km south of Shanghai, Alibaba is among the top 10 biggest companies of the world. The platform has over 500 million monthly active users across its platforms. Alibaba also offers electronic payment services, shopping portals and cloud computing services. Interestingly, on Saturday, the Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba grossed over $25 billion in its 24-hour long 11.11 Global Shopping Festival. The company sold $25.38 billion (168.2 billion Chinese Yuan) worth of goods within 24 hours of its annual sales event, registering about 39 per cent growth over its previous year’s sales of $18 billion during the one-day event in 2016. “This year is the first time that the fest was held during the weekend, on a Saturday. We had consumers who shopped throughout the day right up till the last second of the festival,” said the Chief Executive Officer of the Alibaba Group Daniel Zhang told media as the sales event came to a close. It was not a fest just for consumers but also for the merchants, with 157 merchants registering over 100 million Chinese Yuan (about $15 million) worth sales within 24 hours, Zhang said. “Today was an Olympics of commerce,” he added. Share on: Posted by SMEStreet Desk SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

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