In Brief: TCS offers free access to its virtual learning platform; HCL rolls out new endpoint management platform

In Brief: TCS offers free access to its virtual learning platform; HCL rolls out new endpoint management platform
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24 Mar, 2020

Mumbai-based information technology (IT) services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will give educators and students free access to its virtual learning platform iON Digital Glass Room, amid rising Covid-9 cases in the country.  The platform helps educators engage with students in real time, the company said in a statement. They can share lessons, videos, worksheets, assignments and assessments, and use interactive methods such as polls, debates, quizzes and surveys to make classes more interesting. Additionally, they can also use the company’s embedded live classroom offering, which simulates real-life classroom teaching, the statement added.

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HCL releases endpoint management platform BigFix 10

Noida-based IT services company HCL Technologies has rolled out its latest endpoint management platform BigFix 10, which will be generally available from April. This is the only endpoint management platform that enables IT/security operations to fully automate discovery, management and remediation, the company claimed in a statement. The platform has solutions such as BigFix Insights, which enables organisations to quickly visualise risk as well as costs; modern client management, which enables consolidation of multiple vendors, cost reduction and complexity; and multi-cloud management, which enables administrators to have 360-degree visibility, control and compliance enforcement of both cloud and on-premise endpoints from a single solution. 

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Icertis inks deal with Pune Municipal Corporation to help doctors treating Covid-19 patients 

Bellevue, Washington-based software company Icertis has entered into a public-private partnership with the Pune Municipal Corporation to provide personal protection equipment to help doctors treating patients affected by the Coronavirus. Icertis will also donate four weeks of lunch money, a total of Rs 25 lakh, to help doctors, nurses and other staff members at Pune-based Naidu Hospital. The hospital is the designated Covid-19 healthcare centre for the city and its staffers are responsible for testing and treating quarantined patients. 

Stanza Living offers flexible contracts, quarantine residences amid Covid-19 outbreak 

Student housing startup Stanza Living will offer its residences to people who have been asked to vacate their hostels and paying guest (PG) accommodation in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, at flexible contract periods and rentals, according to a statement. The startup said it will also offer its residences for quarantine purposes. It has set up a contingency fund, which is supported by voluntary contributions from its employees and co-founders. The fund will cover the medical expenses of its workforce in case an employee is infected with the virus.