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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sify mystorage launched

Sify Technologies Ltd. launched Sify mystorage, a cloud-based online storage and backup service targeted at small and medium businesses, on December 22. The company claims the service enables users to protect critical files from everyday risks such as virus attacks, file corruption, accidental deletion or a PC crash. It automatically and continuously backs up and stores user files on a secure cloud, providing foolproof protection against data loss.

With a single mystorage account, a user can back up and store documents from any number of devices. The service has a range of prepaid plans, starting at Rs. 175 a month for 10 GB of storage. A Microsoft Office plug-in enables users to upload and back up documents directly from MS Office applications: MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Cisco certification for Indian IT professionals

Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects recently launched Networxx, in association with Penta CCIE & Master Trainer Khawar Butt, to provide internationally recognised Cisco certification to Indian IT professionals.

Mumbai-based Networxx has opened centres in 14 Indian cities, including Bangalore.

Networxx will offer Cisco certification programmes of 8 months duration each, including Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) and the most sought-after qualification, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), says Mr. Butt, co-founder of Networxx.

“We intend to open Networxx centres in 25 more locations by the end of the current financial year,” says co-founder Naveen Gupta, who is also Chief Executive Officer and founder director of Frameboxx.

Frameboxx is known for its innovative job-oriented programmes and the new venture, Networxx, will further add to its credibility in providing skill-oriented vocational training programmes that can make IT graduates employable, Mr. Gupta says.

IBM expands Academic Initiative

IBM has announced that it is expanding its Academic Initiative in India and several other countries in order to develop analytics skills that can be applied in a range of industries. The company's Analytics Skills Programme will work in partnership with universities in India, China, Ireland and Scotland, “helping students keep pace with today's competitive job market by gaining skills in this fast-growing field of technology,” the company said in a press release recently.

In India, IBM will be partnering 500 universities for the programme. “As part of the programme, IBM will conduct a series of training programmes, with business school faculty concentrating on predictive and business analytics, in 15 major cities throughout India,” it stated.

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