Tips for Coping with the new NCPR/NDNC Regime

Some tips we had compiled for clients of Ravience, to help them cope with the new NCPR/DND regime. Would love to know how other companies are dealing with this stringent DND regime. TIP #1 If a user (customer) is registered under DND, and wants to receive messages from your company, he/she can be instructed to Read More

Missed Call as a Response Tool

We are increasingly seeing adoption of “Missed Calls” as a enquiry / response tool. Two recent large-scale public campaigns have used Missed Call Enquiry. Ramdev Baba’s anti-corruption drive was the first public campaign which used a landline number (02233081122) to garner support for their cause. As per one of their SMS updates, they received tens Read More

Windows Mobile’s India sales

Indicative sales numbers from a credible source are difficult to come by, especially on handset sales. But we got twice lucky. India sales numbers in calendar 2006: Number of Windows Mobile smartphones = 50,000 Number of Blackberry devices = 29,000 This Deccan Hearld article gives the impression that Microsoft wants to take Blackberry head-on and Read More

Microsoft’s Hyderabad IDC working on Windows Mobile

Story on Microsoft’s India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad, which is developing some key mobile technology applications for the Windows Mobile platform. The Hyderabad centre has total responsibility for mobility applications like Office Mobile, Office Communicator Mobile and Microsoft Mobile Media. Sudeep Bharati, director (developer tools) at Microsoft IDC-Hyderabad: Hyderabad is the only Microsoft remote Read More

British Telecom to launch fixedline services in India

British Telecom, one of the world’s largest telecom services provider, plans to launch basic fixed-line telephony services in India, to support the company’s corporate customer base. The launch of fixed-line services by BT is for attracting corporates, particularly MNCs as they use the company to link up to their branch offices in the rest of Read More

Mobility Readiness Index of Asian companies

Companies in Bangkok and Singapore are the most ready to mobilize their businesses, according to a recent study conducted by independent research house Saffron Hill. The Nokia sponsored study surveyed key business and IT decision makers across 300 companies in Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. These included questions about the organization’s Read More

Blackberry beware, Microsoft is here

Microsoft has plans to take on Blackberry in the Indian enterprise market by promoting the push email capability of its Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. Microsoft has the “Exchange advantage”. There are around 2000 enterprises in India that currently host Microsoft Exchange servers. Microsoft officials contend that while the Blackberrry server needs middleware to access enterprise Read More

Interview with Jai Menon of Airtel

Dr. Jai Menon, Group CIO of Bharti Airtel, talks about the company’s famous outsourcing strategy. If you are still wondering how can an operator outsource its network – read to find out. Instead of funneling huge CAPEX on infrastructure, processes and people, he tested what he considered a “true utility computing model” by outsourcing the Read More

Enterprise mobile security tips

Express computer has a nice article on growing security issues faced by enterprises with an increasing number of employees storing company data on mobile devices. The article quotes a survey where it was discovered that almost 30% of users store their PINs, passwords and other critical information on their handheld devices without enabling the basic Read More

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