Corporate News: February 2011

Microsoft Shares Cloud Technology with Top Australian Research Organisations

Microsoft Corp has announced new partnerships with three of Australia's top research organizations as part of the company's Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative launched earlier this year. Representatives from National ICT Australia (NICTA), The Australian National University (ANU), and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) attended a launch event today in Sydney to show their years of free access to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform, as well as access to technical support and support for the program that will provide scientific researchers across the continent with access to advanced client plus cloud computing resources and technical support. Each grant will provide researchers supported by these organisations with three client tools being developed by Microsoft. This will enable researchers to easily access the power of the cloud from their desktops. The supported projects will explore an array of topics, including the analysis of online social networks, a cloud-based geophysical imaging platform, computational chemistry and other e-science applications.

Accenture & Godrej jointly wins AIMA's 11th National Management Quiz Competition 2010

The independent two member team of Rohan Khanna from Accenture and Kumar Vaibhav from Godrej has won the Grand Finale of 11th National Management Quiz (NMQ) Competition 2010 organised by All India Management Association (AIMA) recently at the IILM campus of Lodhi Road. The champion team received cash prize of INR 1 Lac, along with the winner's trophy and gift hampers. The first runners-up team from Rourkela Steel Plant – Debajit Rabha and Ravi Banjare wrapped up cash prize of INR 75, 000 and the second runners-up team of Abhijit Bhattacharya and TanMay Prusty from ITC Ltd. were awarded cash prize of Rs. 50,000 along with trophies and gift hampers. 

Kidzee launches its Micro site with a customised design

Kidzee, a noble endeavour of Zee Learn, has revolutionised the preschool segment of Indian education industry. Within almost a decade of its existence, Kidzee has nurtured more than 1,00,000 children throughout India. Being a pioneer and a leader in ECCE (Early Childhood Care & Education), it has set unparalleled standards in the CDE

(Child Development & Education) space. With over 750 centres in more than 315 cities, Kidzee is the largest preschool chain in Asia. Kidzee operates through a dedicated network of business partners throughout India. It strives to set standard of excellence when it comes to customer service. Achieving customer and consumer delight is the prime objective which Kidzee is trying to reach through its continuous initiatives. There was a need to provide a consistent look and feel of all Kidzees across India in online space. Through its Partner Connect Program, Kidzee is proud to launch Kidzee Microsite for all its business partners.  Along with the new Kidzee website, Kidzee is launching the Kidzee Micro-site in each of the four zones.  This micro-site will enable each and every Kidzee to customize its information and details.

HP collaborated with MITA, University of Malta and MCAST

HP, the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA), the University of Malta, and the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) have collaborated with one another by signing a Memoranda of Understanding to come-up with two educational centres in Malta within 2011. The objective of this partnership is to facilitate students studying ICT with access to the latest information technologies and knowledge databases.  University of Malta has been selected to join the 'HP International Institute of Technology' (HP IIT) programme. Within the framework of the HP IIT programme, the University will be provided with the newest HP technologies (both hardware and software) for the creation of a new research and education centre.