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Updated: October 8, 2013 15:41 IST

Tech Bytes: Boot camp on tech design

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A view of HP Data centre in Bangalore. File photo
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A view of HP Data centre in Bangalore. File photo

A design boot camp, organised by leading technology design company TataElxsi, drew several startups from across the country. Held last week, the boot camp offered fledgling start-ups the opportunity to learn design thinking that would help them grow their businesses. The programme’s aim was to help the start-ups understand fundamental design principles that lead to high-quality designs requiring low implementation effort, a release from Tata Elxsi stated. The highlight was a session by Nick Talbot, Global Design Head, Tata Elxsi, on the ‘Importance of design with examples from live projects and its importance to startups’ followed by sessions on user interface and HMI design by Satish Patil, Chief Designer, User Experience. Mr. Talbot told participants: “With Bangalore being placed as one among the top 20 influential startup ecosystems around the world, there is a need to nurture the startup community and this can be possible only through a collaborative effort. We are glad that companies such as Tata Elxsi are taking the initiative to build a healthy start-up ecosystem.”

Firstsource acknowledged

Global Business Process Management firm Firstsource Solutions has found mention in a Frost and Sullivan report titled ‘Technology-enabled BPO: meeting the omni-channel consumer head on’ for the development and deployment of its First Customer Intelligence (FCI) product. In a release, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, Michael DeSalles, said: “FCI helps Firstsource strengthen its core proposition and add value to its clientele by providing actionable customer insights.” The report also highlights how FCI can provide actionable insights across products, processes, channels and Web strategies that organisations have come to expect in today’s multi-channel world.

HP’s cleanup solution

HP Autonomy announced a new solution designed to address the cost, compliance and control challenges faced by organisations struggling to manage increasing volumes of legacy information, a release from HP stated. The tool called ‘Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup’ will help organisations deal with, classify and defensibly dispose outdated or unnecessary legacy information.

The solution can serve the needs of organisations at different stages of information governance adoption, the release added. “Big Data promises significant upsides. However, if not managed properly, it can also pose huge costs and risks to an organisation,” said Amit Chatterjee, Country Director, HP Software, India. “The Autonomy Legacy Data Cleanup offering solves a significant issue for businesses that have to manage increasing volumes of data, and provides them with an on-ramp to establishing a more comprehensive, holistic information governance strategy.”

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