TomTom launches in-car GPS navigation

Navigation solutions firm TomTom announced the launch of its global positioning system (GPS) in-car portable navigation device (PND) for the Goa market. Its maps and content covers all major beaches, 34,000 points of interest across 264 categories, more than 170 prominent tourist destinations around Goa with turn by turn voice-guided navigation from more than 5,800 cities and towns across India, a release from TomTom India announced.

Sanu Vasudevan, Country Sales Manager, TomTom India said, in a release: “Goa is one of the most frequented tourist destinations of India where tourists from far and wide travel by road. A portable navigation device will not only help in saving time and fuel but enhance the overall trip experience by not having to worry about not knowing the directions to reach one’s destination.”

BPO solution promises enhanced agility

HP Enterprise Services announced the release of HP AutoFlow, a new business process outsourcing (BPO) solution, which enables clients to automate core business processes, including finance and accounting, to enhance operational agility. A press release from HP stated that the solution integrates seamlessly with any ERP platforms and is designed to provide a scalable, unified solution that automates and streamlines finance and accounting processes. In a release, Arindam Dutta, Head, Global Business Analytics and Asia Business Services, HP, said: “Today’s chief financial officers are plagued with diminishing resources and the growing complexity of processes and technology. HP AutoFlow builds on our strong history in finance, administration and technology to increase process automation and optimise cost structures.”

Award for Infosys

Global IT major Infosys bagged the National Council for Work Experience (NCWE) Awards 2013, marking it as one of the U.K.’s best internship providers.

The award recognises employers who provide high quality internships to students and graduates, a release from Infosys stated. The IT major was recognised for its InStep programme, which offers students a three-month placement in India. A release from Infosys stated that the judges commended the company for putting in place a three-tier support system and for putting considerable consideration into engaging students over the longer term despite it being a short-term placement. This programme has been on since 1999 and has an active network of around 1,200 alumni in 138 partner universities.

IBM goes social

Global tech major IBM announced that it is extending its social business platform with the industry’s first fully integrated social email solution. A release from IBM said that the move aims to simplify and accelerate social business adoption in the marketplace, providing employees with a single access point to all of their collaboration tools — social media, email, group activities, blogs and more.