Infy to help enhance reach of India Post
IT major Infosys Technologies has been selected by India Post to implement and manage a platform that aims at transforming its rural operations, a release from the company stated. Now, Infosys will facilitate India Post’s Rural Systems Integration (RSI) programme. This initiative will increase adoption of the department’s services, and enhance the reach of postal services to the country’s rural population, streamlining the distribution of social benefits, the release stated. Infosys had earlier inked a deal to build its financial services integration platform. Both projects are part of the ‘India Post 2012’ modernisation programme that aims to bring transparency, agility, flexibility and scalability to its business operations. The release added that the new Service Delivery Platform (SDP) will allow more than 130,000 rural post offices to offer online services and connect as many devices used by rural postal workers for distribution of social benefits under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and process electronic money orders. C.N. Raghupathi, VP and Head of India Business, said in a release, “We will use our proven technology leadership and innovation capabilities to build a platform that will transform India Post and enhance its reach significantly.”
Twitter rolls out Windows app
This week, Twitter announced its Windows 8 app, now available for download in the Windows Store. A press release from Microsoft India stated that this app introduces many new functionalities that take advantage of unique Windows 8 features. These include Snap View (allowing another app to be used alongside Twitter), a better photo-viewing interface, Share Charm (allowing easy tweets from any app, at any time) and easy search, and in characteristic Windows 8 style, a neat live tiles and notification interface.
Networking for airports
Networking major Juniper Networks announced it has deployed a high-performance common use network infrastructure for the new passenger terminals at Chennai Airport, India’s third busiest airport. The company release said that the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is using Juniper Networks EX Series Ethernet Switches, integrated with Juniper’s security and routing devices, within its new terminals to support common use applications such as Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), passenger information processing systems, Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) and video surveillance. The networks are completely distributed, the release added.