Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Infosys, Tata beat Google, Apple as top brands in Indian Market

IT giant Infosys is the lead brand in India while salt-to-software conglomerate Tata occupies the second spot, according to a survey.
In fact, seven out of the top ten brands in India are native firms. Though global conglomerate Google is ranked third, Maruti-Suzuki and Larsen & Toubro walk away with the fourth and fifth positions, ahead of Nokia. State Bank of India is ahead of Facebook, which ranks eighth.
The surprise is that global giants such as Microsoft, Apple and GE fail to make it to the list of top 20 brands in India. 
The research that was conducted by research consultancy firm GlobeScan for TLG's Index of Thought Leaders 2011 says, "India has greater conviction about the leadership credentials of indigenous companies than in the UK; over half of the companies are privately owned or listed in India."
GlobeScan Inc Top 20 List for Indian Market:
Infosys Technologies
Tata Group
Google India
Larsen & Toubro
State Bank of India
Hero-Honda Motors
LIC of India
Bharti Airtel
Aditya-Birla Group
The Oberoi Group
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Ranbaxy Laboratories
Hyundai Motor India

CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Office 365 will hit General Availability (GA) on June 28th

 CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. Yay! Finally it’s public, Office 365 will hit General Availability (GA) on June 28th!
There will be two main events; the press anouncement by CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer. in NY, and a webcast by the O365 team.
Office 365 consists of Microsoft-hosted Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online, and also includes for customers who want it, a version of Office Professional Plus that can be installed locally on PCs and paid for per month, on a subscription basis. Office 365 competes head-to-head with Google Apps, and a handful of similar services.

Windows Phone 7 Ready for Release

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 "Mango"

Windows Phone 7 (previously Windows Phone 7 Series) is a mobile operating system developed by Microsoft, and is the successor to its Windows Mobile platform. Unlike its predecessor, it is primarily aimed at the consumer market rather than the enterprise market.It was launched in Europe, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand on October 21, 2010, and in the US and Canada on November 8, 2010, Mexico on November 24, 2010, the PAL region on December 3, 2010, and Asia in early 2011.
With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft offers a new user interface with its design language named Metro, integrates the operating system with third party and other Microsoft services, and controls the hardware it runs on.


The next version of Windows Phone 7, called "Mango," although that won't be its final name, is great-looking and fun to use. It's full of people-centric features that make it easier to stay in touch with friends and family, to communicate, and to share ideas. It's easier to use than Android, and in many ways slicker than Apple's iOS.
Mango phones will be available in the fall. Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices are expected late this year.

“Windows Phone 7 is the most thoroughly tested mobile platform Microsoft has ever released,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of windows phone engineering. “We had nearly ten thousand devices running automated tests daily, over a half million hours of active self-hosting use, over three and a half million hours of stress test passes, and eight and a half million hours of fully automated test passes. We’ve had thousands of independent software vendors and early adopters testing our software and giving us great feedback. We are ready.”
  • Bottom Line
    The latest iteration of Windows Phone 7, "Mango" is competitive with the latest smartphone operating systems. But Microsoft's partners need to deliver better hardware and sales experiences.