In Brief: HCL offers free access to Glovius license; Saregama music to be on Spotify

In Brief: HCL offers free access to Glovius license; Saregama music to be on Spotify
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12 May, 2020

Noida headquartered technology firm HCL Technologies has made its Glovius license available for free until May end. The move will ensure minimal disruption for employees working from home due to the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a statement. Glovius is a multi-platform visualisation solution, which enables access to 3D data on Windows, Cloud, iOS and Android apps, it said.  

Read: HCL beats expectation to report 23% growth in net profit; no guidance for FY21

Spotify inks licensing deal with music label Saregama

Spotify Technology, which owns and operates digital music service Spotify, has made a licensing deal with Kolkata-based Saregama, The Economic Times reported. Under the deal, Stockholm headquartered Spotify can offer the music label’s catalogue, including over 1,00,000 tracks across genres such as Carnatic, Hindustani classical and film music, on its platform, the report said. 

Govt puts ecommerce policy on hold temporarily  

The government has ceased work on the ecommerce policy for now to focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and related economic challenges, The Economic Times reported. The policy sought to appoint a regulator for the sector, among other measures. The policy, which has been redrafted, is on hold temporarily as the environment is not congenial now, and officers are busy with Covid-19-related work, the financial daily said, citing an official with knowledge of the matter.

Read: Coronavirus India LIVE updates

Fortinet provides free access to online cybersecurity courses

Sunnyvale, California-based network security solution provider Fortinet has made its online advanced network security expert training courses available for free till the end of the year. The courses cover topics such as secure SD-WAN, public cloud security and secure access, according to a statement. 

Read: Digitalisation has exposed industrial firms to cyber threats: Fortinet

Older Indians will switch to digital payments in six months: Capgemini

As many as 80% of consumers aged between 56 and 60 will adopt digital payments in the next six months in India, according to a study. The Capgemini Research Institute surveyed over 11,200 consumers from 11 countries, including India, the US, the UK and China, and found that the Covid-19 pandemic has hastened the shift towards digital payments and increased digital channel adoption. Meanwhile, the global average for the increase in digital payment channels in the six months for people in the age group of 56-60 years and 36-45 years stood at 43% and 48%, respectively. 

Read: Internet access expensive, complex for many: Capgemini

McAfee partners with Atlassian for advanced security capabilities

Santa Clara, California-based computer network security provider McAfee has partnered with enterprise software firm Atlassian to offer advanced security and privacy protection to customers. The move will enable users of the Sydney headquartered company’s services to accelerate their move to the cloud, according to a statement. MVISION Cloud offers cloud-native solutions for enterprises to consistently protect their data and defend against threats in the cloud on a unified platform.

Microsoft launches Back2Business Solution Boxes 

Redmond, Washington headquartered technology company Microsoft has rolled out Back2Business solution boxes to help small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India to maintain business continuity and begin cloud adoption journeys, according to a statement.  The solution packages offer curated offerings from Azure and Modern Workplaces. Providing easy deployment and flexibility with pay-as-you-go pricing, the solution boxes also come with privacy and security. The solution will boost employee productivity and improve customer engagement, it added.

HCL announces programme, technology upgrade to help customers 

Apart from its Glovius license, HCL Technologies has also announced a programme to provide free CAMWorks home license and technology upgrade for customers during April and May 2020, according to a statement. The home license will help engineers and programmers work remotely. Among other things, the software includes CAMWorks ShopFloor, which allows programmers to deliver part files and documentation like tool lists and setup sheets, electronically to the shop floor without the need to hand-deliver drawings and paperwork. 

TCS iON rolls out Remote Internships to connect students with industry mentors

TCS iON, a strategic unit of Mumbai-based IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has rolled out remote internships, according to a statement. It is a digital internship product, which connects students directly with corporates and industry mentors, and provides a structured learning environment to execute the internship projects remotely. The product is aligned with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) guidelines, the company said. The TCS iON Remote Internships will help companies post internship opportunities online. TCS has already curated over 100 internship projects under a large number of domains for students to explore.

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