Simple mobile services can boost Indian farmers’ income – Vodafone report

The introduction of a number of simple mobile services in India has the potential to boost the income of two-thirds of the country’s small-scale farmers by up to $9 billion a year by 2020, according to a report by Vodafone. …

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CES Asia keynote: Accenture and IBM see IoT move beyond hype

LIVE FROM CES ASIA, SHANGHAI: The Internet of Things (IoT) has moved into the accelerated development stage, with more and more adjacent industries – like insurance and healthcare – jumping on board to improve efficiency and trim operating costs. These were the …

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Intel launches IoT platform to take the fight to ARM

IT chip vendor Intel has launched an IoT (Internet of Things) platform, which it said will unify gateway, connectivity and security components thus also simplifying IoT deployments. The silicon giant has also announced integrated hardware and software products based on the Intel IoT Platform.

Accenture sees partnerships as “critical” for service evolution

ALCATEL-LUCENT TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2014: Robert Sell, group chief executive – communications, media and technology for Accenture, used recent experience to highlight his belief that business independence is less important than picking the right partner. “Picking the right ecosystem partner is critically important in winning …

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Ericsson, NTT and Verizon among eight new Cloud Foundry members

Open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) initiative Cloud Foundry announced the addition of eight new members this week. Ericsson, NTT and Verizon are among those looking to contribute to and benefit from the initiative, which is indicates how seriously telcos are looking at digging deeper into the cloud stack.

Orange Business Services forms cloud alliance with Accenture

Operator group Orange’s enterprise-focused unit has teamed up with management consultancy and technology services provider Accenture to help large enterprises devise their cloud strategies. The two firms will also set out to support enterprises moving their infrastructure and applications to the cloud.