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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mellanox Technologies presents the 100G Open Ethernet Switch ‘SPECTRUM’ in India with lower Total Cost of Ownership

Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX), a world leader for data center Ethernet interconnect solutions, for the first time presented in the Indian market 10/25/40/50 and 100GbE solutions. Mellanox introduced the Open Ethernet switch ‘SPECTRUM’ with a switching capacity of 6.4 Tbits that can transfer 4.77 billion packets per second. The company also revealed to the Indian audience, its ConnectX-4 Lx Ethernet adapter and the LinkX family of Ethernet cables and transceivers.

‘SPECTRUM’ switch based on the 100GbE Ethernet switch ASIC of Mellanox Technologies, is recognized as the world’s leading Ethernet switch. It provides a flexible choice of ports at 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb/s and ensures zero packet loss. This will help users to fully utilize their network resources and maximize the efficiency of the applications in their data center. Compatible with a range of network operating systems, this switch provides customers with the freedom to choose the preferred network operating system. Spectrum is the most efficient solution for cloud-based applications, web 2.0, storage, database and machine learning.

What is 100 GbE?

40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) are groups of computer networking technologies for transmitting Ethernet frames at rates of 40 and 100 gigabits per second (40 and 100 Gbit/s), respectively. The technology was first defined by the IEEE 802.3ba-2010 standard and later by the 802.3bg-2011, 802.3bj-2014, and 802.3bm-2015 standards.The standards define numerous port types with different optical and electrical interfaces and different numbers of optical fiber strands per port. Short distances over twinaxial cable are supported. 40GBASE-T uses twisted pair cabling for 40 Gbit/s over up to 30 m.

Left to right- Vishal Bharat (Country Manager & Director, Sales), Eyal Waldman ( President and CEO), Charlie Foo (Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan) and Gopan Vijayan Nair (Sr. Director – Business Development – APAC)

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Eyal Waldman, President and CEO, Mellanox Technologies said, "In today's world, the speed of access to information resources is the competitive advantage. Mellanox’ SPECTRUM based Ethernet switch enables datacentres to deliver the highest performance and lowest TCO. Implementing Mellanox’ solutions in data centers, we help create a solid foundation for improving the competitiveness of businesses in the fast-paced modern world of digital services.”

The products unveiled by Mellanox, are expected to trigger adoption of high speed networking in the Indian data center industry.  Spectrum based Ethernet switches, will ensure maximum performance, efficiency and throughput with lowest latency and the lowest power consumption; thereby reducing costs significantly. This will maximize ROI and ensure highest application performance, in datacenters powering the telecom, manufacturing and the cloud services market in India. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

MS in the US: Take the GRE

MS in the US: Take the GRE
Master degrees have become an essential in today’s education world. Due to increased competition outside, getting a job has become an uphill task to do. In market where getting a bachelor degree was considered enough during past years, having masters has also became less than enough these days.
Every employer now needs employees with best skills and expertise in profession. Hence getting masters has become a necessity. And when it comes to masters, you need the best course from the best college which ensures job security after completion.

Why is a master’s degree important?
Many youngsters get confused on why to do masters and jump into the market after under graduation which is very early. Hence either they end up wasting their time in job hunting or leave their jobs unable to handle the extreme pressure.

So it is very important to know the value of master degree and why it is a better option over job?

1    Opens more career opportunities: clearly having an above level of education opens more doors for employment. It enhances your career opportunities and attracts more employers for you over the candidate with bachelor degree only.

2    High raise: master degree means higher salary initially. And even if initially it is not high, it has a large tendency of raise at a fast pace. More incentives are another advantage of master degree.

     Sharpens your skills: master degree increases your skills and helps in making you more professional. Since you continue education, hence you automatically get a chance of more exposure. Ultimately you can experiment with your skills and explore more.

MS in the US
US offer more than 100 courses for master’s degree from reputed colleges in the country itself. And the list of the arts, language and other professional courses is even longer.
Some of the popular courses offered in the US are:
  • ·        Accounting
  • ·        Actuarial science
  • ·        Advertising
  • ·        Aerospace engineering
  • ·        Agriculture
  • ·        Animal science
  • ·        Architecture
  • ·        Biotechnology
  • ·        Civil engineering
  • ·        Computer science
  • ·        Creative writing
  • ·        Ecology
  • ·        Economics
  • ·        English
  • ·        Fashion
  • ·        Film
  • ·        Finance
  • ·        Food science
  • ·        Forensics
  • ·        Genetics
  • ·        History
  • ·        Immunology
  • ·        Journalism
  • ·        Language studies
  • ·        Law
  • ·        Literature
  • ·        Mathematics
  • ·        MBA
  • ·        Marketing
  • ·        Music
  • ·        Pharmacy
  • ·        Philosophy
  • ·        Physics
  • ·        Photography
  • ·        Psychology
  • ·        Religion
  • ·        Sports
  • ·        Theatre
  • ·        Zoology

And many more.

Now the question arises how to get into these courses? Which entrance test to take? How to register for it and so on. For that, GRE or Graduate Record Examination comes to the mind at first. It is considered as one of the most reputed and important entrance test.

Let us discuss about it in brief.

Why GRE?

GRE is an important entrance test for master degree in US because it is accepted by thousands of graduate schools and business schools all over the world. For more than 60 years, the GRE test is being held in approximately 1,000 centers over 160 countries.

It offers admissions in the courses in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, business and arts.

Another reason for the popularity of GRE is that it has two versions. GRE general test which does not judge your knowledge in any field. It has questions from general topics like reasoning and writing.
The second version is GRE subject test. It is an achievement test which measures the knowledge of the candidate in a particular field and emphasizes your knowledge and skills in a specific area.
Also, GRE has its own marking scheme which sets a common bench mark for testing all the candidates’ qualifications irrespective of their cultural and educational backgrounds.
These little things make the GRE unique among others. That is why it is the top most taken entrance test for MS in US.
Aspirants who dream of getting a good job and career must do masters from a good college. And US is possibly best for it for which you need a proper gateway like GRE.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Idea rolls out e-KYC ‘Aadhaar’ based SIM activation across its service centres

Idea Cellular, India’s fastest growing telecom operator has announced the roll out of ‘electronic – Know Your Customer (e-KYC)’ based activations for both Prepaid and Postpaid customers across its service centres in 22 circles. The pan-India roll-out of e-KYC has been enabled after the successful pilot by Idea in Delhi circle, in association with UIDAI, and as per the DoT guidelines. 
The e-KYC solution allows users to avail instant verification using their ‘Aadhaar’ Number, enabling quicker SIM activation.

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The facility for enabling biometric verification of customers is being rolled out across all exclusive Idea stores, and will be extended to multi-branded prepaid outlets, in a phased manner.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Navanit Narayan, Chief Service Delivery Officer, Idea Cellular said, “The roll-out of paperless and completely digital mode of customer acquisition based on ‘Aadhaar’, is in line with Idea’s customer centric approach. It will ensure quicker customer acquisition and greater convenience for new customers. This is also a step towards achieving a greener environment through reduced paper usage and is key to enabling the vision of Digital India by facilitating many e-Governance services to be rolled out in future.”
Customers can now walk in to any Idea Company Retail Store or My Idea outlet and avail a fast, paperless and secured activation service for both postpaid and prepaid, using the Aadhaar No. and biometric verification process.
The e-KYC process is in addition to the existing format of issuance of mobile connection to subscribers and is not be applicable for bulk, outstation and foreign customers.

Vodafone Unveils Flex plan - One stop solution for Pre-Paid users

Vodafone today unveiled its Flex plans for pre-paid customers, which will allow users to have unified recharge solution for all their needs. Using new system you don't have to worry about multiple recharges  for calling, SMS or Internet usage now you can simply recharge your phone with Vodafone Flex plan (details of recharge values given below) and you will get balance in terms of 'Flex'. Now you can use these Flex points for data, sms, outgoing call or in Roaming.
Launching this new, revolutionary concept, Sandeep Kataria, Director – Commercial, Vodafone India, said,Vodafone has always been at the forefront of innovation. With Vodafone FLEX, we aim to revolutionaise the pre-paid world by addressing the needs of the customers.  90% of customers prefer to use prepaid and Vodafone FLEX has been specially designed with the singular objective of making the user experience of the hundreds of million prepaid customers simpler, richer and more enjoyable. It gives prepaid customers total control with the flexibility to use their Flex as per their individual choice and usage style - more for voice or more for data - offering greater value for money.” 
Flex Explained
Developed following extensive research and after gaining insights into the preparid customers usage, preferences and evolving needs, Vodafone FLEX goes much beyond a conventional pre-paid tariff plan. Vodafone FLEX customers can carry forward their unused Flex, keep a tab on their exact usage, and enjoy savings of up to 25%, all this with a single recharge valid for 28 days.
“Vodafone FLEX provides a novel breakthrough from the conventional way in which  customers currently use and manage their various mobile plans for voice and data. Eliminating the need for managing multiple recharges or validities, Vodafone FLEX gives ready access to talktime, data, SMS and roaming – all with just a single recharge”, said Arvind Nevatia, National Head Consumer Marketing, Vodafone India.
Vodafone FLEX  is  available in denominations of ranging from Rs 119 (325 Flex), Rs 199 (700 Flex), Rs 299 (1200 Flex) Rs 399 (1750 Flex). Additional packs can be availed at attractively lower cost.
Flex Recharge Options
To avail Vodafone FLEX , customers just need to visit any Vodafone retail outlet or logon to  and choose from a host of FLEX options that offer full talktime, SMS, internet, cheap data connection and roaming – a variety of services under one plan.  

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Free Interactive Application Xender Launches new version

XENDER, a file transfer and sharing application, has announced the launch of its new version – with comprehensive functions and better user experience. XENDER has maintained a leading position as the world’s fastest, most convenient mobile sharing tool at zero cost. XENDER offers seamless transmission between Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows PC and Apple MAC system. XENDER currently has 330 million cumulative global users, with over 110 million users from India alone. Over the next 3 years, XENDER aims to achieve a global user base of 800 million.

Installation Size Reduced
The new version of XENDER has been reduced to 4.5M which gets further compressed in the absence of Wifi. Sharing of XENDER is now more rapid and convenient.

Interactive Management Made Convenient

XENDER does not need a USB connection or PC software installation. It can be used to transfer files anywhere, anytime – from documents, music, pictures, to videos and apps or any other file types of unlimited file size.  XENDER also allows users to view, move or delete files received and even to make a backup copy whenever needed to clean the phone storage.

No Replacement Trouble
You can also switch mobile data like contacts, SMS, pictures, music, videos, games and any other files from your old phone to the new one in one simple step.

Friendly Design
XENDER satisfies all operating needs with functions related to transfer of files: opening, installing, uninstalling, deleting, viewing etc.

Sliding Mass Map: Connect two mobile phones and browse photos at the same time. Smoothly share photos with just a slide
Search: Use the search function and search for any file
Hidden Files: Protect your privacy and hide anything from prying eyes

Download Xender from Google Play