Happiest Minds is a ‘Leader’ in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List 2017
Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation digital transformation, infrastructure, security and product engineering Services Company, today announced its recognition as a ‘Leader’, in the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 List 2017. It was also awarded a top IT company under the following categories:
– Programs for Innovation
– Customer References
– Awards & Certifications
The ‘Leader’ category is a part of IAOP’s 2017, ‘The Global Outsourcing 100 (GO 100) Programme’. The GO 100 Programme is in its 13th year and has outsourcing service providers competing in the ‘Best of breed’ category. Leading global industry listings of providers and advisors demonstrate their strength and potential through this programme. While size is one factor for evaluation, other assessment criteria such as customer references have higher weightage in the final scores and position on the list. In 2016, Happiest Minds was recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ and within a year the company has made giant strides into the leadership category by continuing to show exemplary growth in its focus segments.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as an industry leader by IAOP. The customers that we have acquired across our service lines along with key innovations in areas like IoT and Analytics have seen us establish ourselves as a ‘Leader’ in the IAOP rankings. We will continue to make strategic investments to bolster our capabilities,” said Sashi Kumar – CEO & MD at Happiest Minds.
Happiest Minds has recently acquired Cupola Technology – a specialized IoT services company and OSSCube, a U.S. based digital transformation company to expand their service portfolio.
Happiest Minds was recently recognized as the ‘Digital Transformation Services Provider of the Year- SMB 2017’ by Frost & Sullivan. Also, Happiest Minds was named as the winner of the Bronze Stevie® Award by the Annual American Business Awards for Digital Infrastructure Transformation as a Service (DiTaaS).
About Happiest Minds Technologies
Happiest Minds enables digital transformation for enterprises and technology providers by delivering seamless customer experience, business efficiency and actionable insights through an integrated set of disruptive technologies: big data analytics, internet of things, mobility, cloud, security, unified communications, SDN-NFV, etc. Happiest Minds offers domain-centric solutions applying skills, IPs and functional expertise in IT services, product engineering, infrastructure management and security. These services have applicability across industry sectors such as retail, consumer packaged goods, e-commerce, banking, insurance, hi-tech, engineering R&D, manufacturing, automotive and travel/transportation/hospitality.
Headquartered in Bangalore, India; Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, The Netherlands, Australia and Middle East.
Microland Launches Global Mobile App for its Digital Workforce to Enhance Business Productivity and Collaboration
Microland, a leading hybrid IT service provider, today announced the launch of MicrolandOneTM, a first of its kind comprehensive and secure employee mobile app. The app stitches together a contextual, immersive and unified experience, creating a digitally enhanced workspace for Microlanders spread across 150+ global locations today.
The rollout of this mobile app coincides with the company’s 28th anniversary and its mission of being positioned as a ‘next-gen digital company’. The app was conceptualized keeping in mind the changing demands of the multigenerational workforce and eliminates the need for accessing desktops or laptops for critical work applications. Employees can stay informed with news about Microland, find opportunities to learn and grow, wish colleagues on special occasions, register and remain up to date with company events, contribute to causes, participate in contests and surveys that help shape Microland’s workplace and become part of common interest groups. The app also features regular HR tools such as leave management, salary details, expense reimbursements and transport tracking.
A recent research on global human capital trends for 2017 identifies ‘Digital HR’ as a key differentiator in people engagement initiatives.
“In this age of smartphone toting, app dependent millennials, our digital native workforce, demand a mobile-first approach for a new level of rich engagement. The launch of MicrolandOneTM complements our philosophy of enabling a truly digital workplace. The opportunities for each Microlander to stay connected will be one of the most engaging outcomes, allowing us to learn, connect, share and grow from each other’s experiences. Moreover, I believe this will bring Microlanders across the globe closer, further enhancing interaction among the extraordinary people of our organization,” said Pradeep Kar, Founder & CMD, Microland.
“Microland with its focus on fostering gender and cultural diversity constitutes 84% millennials and 19% women workforce across 26 nationalities. We are using extensive analytics to understand usage patterns and are confident that MicrolandOneTM will significantly enhance employee collaboration, critical for delivering superlative client experience and business outcomes,” says Sujitesh Das, VP – Strategic HR.
“The experience on the app is amazing and it makes my life so much fun. MicrolandOneTM provides me a platform to share opinions, content, and feedback, making it a truly rich and multi-dimensional experience. I can now instantly get things done and be less dependent on my laptop,” says Yogesh Rathod, a next-gen Microlander.
“I have never experienced such an integrated and engaging app in any of my previous organizations. MicrolandOneTM allows me the ease of staying connected with my team around the world, giving me incredible agility and confidence,” adds Manyphay Viengkham, Senior Director – IoT Center of Excellence and Microlander.
The HR team is excited about the opportunities to leverage the mobile app and discover the creative and vibrant community of Microlanders.
Microland is a leading Hybrid IT service provider and a trusted partner to enterprises in their IT-as-a-Service journey. Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Microland has more than 3,700 professionals across its offices in Australia, Europe, India, Middle East & North America. Microland enables global enterprises become more agile and innovative through a comprehensive portfolio of services that addresses hybrid IT transformation, workspace, service and end-to-end IT management. For more info: http://www.microland.com.
World’s Leading Accrediting Authority IAA Enters India
International Accrediting Authority (IAA), the world’s authentic leading accreditation authority expands its footprint by arriving on the shores of Asia and the SAARC countries from September 2017. Known as the torchbearer of accreditation worldwide, IAA has had a great track record of quality oriented processes that hand-held the institutions, corporates and other bodies to be accredited after adhering to international quality standards.
In his communiqué, the Chief Executive Officer, James Stewart, emphasized that it was a deliberate and strategically thought out move to enter into the Asia Pacific through India. He emphasized that India has arrived on the world platform and would be able to match international quality standards, hence this is the right time to be in. IAA would work with Indian Institutions and corporates to create awareness of the world standards in various areas like education, training, manufacturing and other processes and find ways to increase the adherence to global standards so that as a growing superpower India would be at par or be better than the developed countries.
James Stewart referred to PM Modi’s recent visit to the U.S. and emphasized that this positive signs in Indo-US relations spurred the decision of IAA to start its base in India. He emphasized that he would involve alumni from premier educational and corporate organizations and strengthen the accreditation system in India.
International Accreditation Authority would shore up its operations with a selected group of institutions which it would invite for going through the three-stage accreditation process which is considered to be one of the most stringent in the world. But the beauty of the process is to enhance quality and not create unnecessary paperwork and nuisance to the participant institutions. Only those institutions which could be the flagships of this high quality accreditation process would be invited in phase one. A train the trainer program on international accreditation standards is being rolled out in India and an Accreditation and Awards Summit is being planned in New Delhi in December 2017.
The entry of IAA in India will benefit the educational and industrial scenario of the country and will bring India into the quality map of the world and will also eliminate dubious accreditation agencies.
International Accrediting Authority (IAA) is a US-based organisation which evaluates educational institutions and corporates on global quality standards in a stringent process of accreditation. It is one of the world’s premier agency in this field that has its footprint across 12 countries mainly the U.S., UK and Europe.
For more information, visit: http://internationalaccreditation.com/
Dr. Jawahar Surishetti
International Accrediting Authority
SOURCE International Accrediting Authority
Tata Elxsi and V-Nova Partner to Provide High Performance end-to-end Video Delivery
Strategic partnership offers broadcasters and operators unique solutions and know-how for TV delivery to connected devices and set-top boxes
– Joint offering leverages TATA Elxsi’s system integration expertise to enhance performance, simplify deployment and reduce operating costs
– Customers will benefit from faster time to market with V-Nova PERSEUS-based solutions
V-Nova Ltd., a leading provider of video compression solutions, and Tata Elxsi, a leading provider of specialized broadcast and communications engineering services, today announced a partnership that enables operators to deploy V-Nova PERSEUS technology at an accelerated pace. Tata Elxsi has already integrated V-Nova’s award-winning technology within the set-top-box (STB) of a satellite TV operator in Europe, enabling rapid deployment and immediate benefits.
V-Nova PERSEUS offers the benefits of next-generation codecs, on available encoders and decoders, at the same time providing substantial reductions in processing power requirements. Compatible with Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware, including both legacy and the latest generation of STBs, PERSEUS provides optimum performance at the operating points that are key for service delivery.
The benefits are particularly suited to video-hungry services, from HD and UHD TV to social media applications, across all delivery networks. Uniquely, V-Nova PERSEUS is compatible with existing h.264/HEVC workflows irrespective of DRM, streaming protocol such as HLS and DASH, ad-insertion and other processes. PERSEUS has been deployed in a number of applications, from contribution to IPTV and OTT delivery in multiple countries worldwide.
Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO and Co-Founder said: “We are excited to be partnering with Tata Elxsi and see great potential in combining the company’s technology innovation, project management experience and commercial reach with the power of V-Nova PERSEUS 2. Together with Tata Elxsi, we can help operators turbocharge the performance of their services with the rapid deployment of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 on custom integrations across a wide range of client devices, including legacy and new cable, IPTV and satellite STBs.”
Using its extensive domain depth, product design and integration expertise, Tata Elxsi will provide fast and reliable delivery of V-Nova PERSEUS-based solutions for broadcasters, Pay TV operators, content owners and video service providers. With a backing of over 25 years of experience in technology, systems integration and consulting, Tata Elxsi can maximize the benefits of the deployment of V-Nova PERSEUS within operator specific head-ends, ad-servers, cloud environments and set-top-box middleware, while minimizing time to market.
KP Sreekumar, Vice President & Head of Broadcast Business Unit, Tata Elxsi said: “We pride ourselves on delivering value and innovation to our customers, and adopting relevant cutting edge technologies is an integral part of our innovative services offerings. V-Nova PERSEUS 2 is a natural fit for our broadcast and communications clients, and we look forward to work closely together to maximize existing services and enable new use cases.”
The joint offering, combining the performance of V-Nova PERSEUS with Tata Elxsi’s know-how, will be readily available to operators and broadcasters looking to maximize the potential of video services across connected devices and set-top boxes.
Tata Elxsi and V-Nova are showcasing live demonstrations of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 at IBC 2017 at RAI Amsterdam. Meet us at stands Tata Elxsi #1.A50 and V-Nova #11.B30 during the show.
V-Nova Ltd. is a London-headquartered technology company providing next generation compression solutions to address the ever-growing media processing and delivery challenges. V-Nova provides solutions spanning the entire media delivery chain, including content production, contribution, storage and distribution to end users. V-Nova’s award-winning PERSEUS™ is the only cross-media codec format and delivers on the promises of next-generation image and video compression, today. Using PERSEUS technology, media and entertainment companies can now monetize unmet consumer demand for higher definition video everywhere, on existing devices and infrastructure, by a simple software upgrade.
PERSEUS is available in multiple formats. PERSEUS Pro, for mathematically lossless and visually lossless professional production and contribution applications. PERSEUS Plus, for high compression efficiency in content distribution to end users, web publishing and cloud applications.
V-Nova’s shareholding comprises of a diversified group of strategic partners in TV & Media, including the satellite operator Eutelsat and leading entertainment company Sky plc.
For more information please visit http://www.v-nova.com
About Tata Elxsi
Tata Elxsi is a leading global design and technology services company and part of the $100B Tata group. Tata Elxsi helps customers to develop & deploy innovative services and applications that drive new revenue streams, deliver greater operational efficiency, and improve customer experience.
Tata Elxsi has 25+ years of engineering and integration experience, global delivery capability, a rich portfolio of customers and partners across the broadcast ecosystem.
It helps customers across various stages – from assessing technology strategies and developing proof-of-concepts, through actual development, system integration, testing, deployment and maintenance engineering.
Tata Elxsi brings unparalleled product/ service development and deployment support experience with leading MSOs and Broadcasters across North America, Europe, LATAM, Africa and APAC, backed by a global delivery presence.
To know more please visit http://www.tataelxsi.com/industries/broadcast/overview.html
Destination Adventure. Indian National Qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy to Debut in Goa
- Registration for Indian national qualifier open for BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.
- The winning team of the Indian national qualifier to compete at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia.
Indian national qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will be hosted in Goa from 26-29 October 2017.
The best three participants of the Indian national qualifier will go forward as a team to represent India in the final at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia. Those lucky – talented – three will then be fully equipped by BMW Motorrad for the adventure ahead, flown to Mongolia and each presented with a brand new personalized BMW GS motorcycle to ride for the duration of the event.
Registration for the Indian national qualifier is open for all BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The GS Trophy is a celebration of the spirit of the BMW GS motorcycle, bringing together those elements of leisure, adventure and challenge that this bike engenders. GS riders from all over the India are invited to demonstrate their team spirit, fitness, tenacity and not least their riding capability in several skills challenges. Anyone – man or woman – keen to win a place in this prestigious adventure motorcycle competition should sign up now for the Indian qualifier set to take place in Goa.”
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 will be held in Mongolia for 10 days: 7 days riding + 2 days in- and outbound journey + 1-day briefing). The GS Trophy is not a race, but the special stages confront the participants with a major physical and mental challenge: often described as the adventure of a lifetime. It is a competition wherein riders enjoy a near-2000km adventure ride, mostly ridden off-road. Along the way they compete in a series of challenges that are consistent with the BMW GS lifestyle and designed to exercise their intellectual, riding and navigation skills, their knowledge of, and ability to live in, the natural world – and their ability to come together as a team.
The Indian national will be held every two years in India. The Indian national qualifier is open to all non-professional BMW GS Motorcycle riders. The Indian national qualifier typically replicates the challenges of the International GS Trophy and will be multi-day competition with riders scoring points, leading to a final where the top scorers will compete for the three team positions.
The winning team of the Indian national qualifier will compete against teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy – Central Asia 2018 in Mongolia.
Registration for the Indian national qualifier can be made by visiting BMW Motorrad website.
The following regulations apply
- Participants are required to hold a valid driver’s license (at the time of the event).
- Every participant needs to take part in the GS Trophy Qualifier with any BMW GS model which has to be registered to the participant.
- The bike has to be in good technical condition. The organisers are entitled to exclude vehicles that are obviously defective.
- All riders must be dressed completely in suitable rider gear that is in good condition.
The following persons are not entitled to take part
- Participants of former Int. GS Trophies
- Staff members of BMW AG and BMW NSCs
- Proprietors of a BMW dealership
- Instructors who work for BMW Motorrad
- Holders of a motorcycle racing license
Big V Telecom launches ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative to foster entrepreneurship
First-of-its-kind CSR initiative for Indian youth to revolutionise entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Company to provide promising students/ candidates franchisees absolutely free
- Initiative will provide complete training and support to selected candidates, who are deprived due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.
Big V Telecom, the leading Cloud Telephony Company and the first Company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, has come up with an innovative initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ to give management students a head start in the start-up fraternity. Under this initiative, the company will give its franchisee costing up to 10 lakhs absolutely free to the management students,who are passionate and willing to embark upon their entrepreneurial journey.
Promising candidates and students selected under Big V Telecom’s ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ programme will be provided complete training and support by the company. To encourage entrepreneurship and a reward to their hard work, the selected candidates will also be given a pre-determined revenue share in the business generated by them through prospective franchisee.
Throwing further light on this initiative, Mr Keshor Daga, Managing Director, Big V Telecom said, “We are delighted to announce this unique initiative ‘Team Entrepreneurship’. This programme will encourage entrepreneurship amongst Indian youth; especially for the potential candidates and students who fail to capitalise on opportunities due to lack of investment, resources and guidance.”
“Our programmes and campaigns are conceptualised and implemented in a way that also promotes GOI initiatives like Start-Up India, Digital India and Make in India. We believe that such innovative programmes will create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country and help in eradicating unemployment from the nation.” he added.
Going forward, the company also has plans to collaborate with government institutions and bodies to enrol the potential candidates under this innovative initiative in order to contribute to nation’s flagship programmes such as Digital India, Start-Up India and Make in India.
The company is going to approach leading management institutes like SPJIMR (SP Jain Institute of Management& Research), Symbiosis Institute, BIMM (Balaji Institute of Modern Management), FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), IBS Business School Hyderabad, IMT (Institute of Management Technology), NMIMS (NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies), XLRI, Jamshedpur, JBIMS (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, Alliance School of Business, Bangalore,etc. Apart from these, the company also plans to include management institutes from other Tier II and Tier III cities like Kochi, Indore, Vadodara, Patna, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Nagpur, Vellore, Rourkela, etc. under this program.
The brand is strongly committed towards the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ programmes and ‘Team Entrepreneurship’ initiative is an innovative step towards it. The company’s previous CSR initiatives were acclaimed with services like Call Anna contact centre for anti- corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Pune Police to help ex-convicts reintegrate with society, Jan Samwaad for personalised cloud contact centres to politicians.
About Big V Telecom
Big V Telecom- a Cloud Telephony Company based in India, aims to provide affordable call centres to all small and medium enterprises, corporates, government bodies and NGOs through its revolutionary telephony business solutions. The first company to be incubated by TATA ELXSI, which is a part of $100 billion Tata Group offers innovative telephony solutions such as YOCC (Your Own Contact Centre), Powere school, Jan Samwaad, Dialn Disconnect, Audio Profile, Big Shaadi, Big Birthday, Ccallify and DigiVAS cards.
The cloud telephony solutions provider offers multi-channel revenue generating franchise model in Telecom services. With over 60 Franchisees across India, the company has also fostered partnerships and collaborations with West Central Railways (Provided 131 Railway inquiry call centre), BSNL (Value added Service providers for Maharashtra & other Telecom circles), TV 18’s