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Friday, November 10, 2017

First Vegan Ayurvedic Aromatherapy Spa – Vedaearth - Opens in Bengaluru


Vedaearth part of Addvantis Enterprises LLP, a Bangalore based startup known for its ideology of being vegan, cruelty-free, with no animal byproducts, no harsh chemicals or parabens in any of its products, launched first of its kind vegan spa, ‘Vedearth lounge’ in the city today. The lounge was inaugurated by Sudha Murthy, Chairperson Infosys Foundation, philanthropist and acclaimed writer. Vedaearth Lounge will use specially curated skin, hair and wellness products, with the goodness of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy to help patrons discover a refreshing and revitalizing way to pamper themselves. The brand has a holistic approach to wellness, and all products are crafted with an unwavering belief in the healing power of herbs and the uplifting aura of aromas.

Speaking on the launch Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, philanthropist and acclaimed writer said, “I believe that Vedaearth is a venture that is truly a pioneer in vegan beauty and wellness. The products that Vedaearth offers do not use harsh chemicals, are close to nature and most importantly not tested on animals and hence cruelty free. I always encourage youngsters like Divya, who are entrepreneurs and create their own path for excellence. I wish them all the very best in their endeavors and hope to see more and more people switch to such practice.”

The lounge will offer an array of services to relax, de-stress and provide nourishment to mind and body. These include clear cleanse, radiance revive, miracle mane, eye elixir, aromatic aura and other such refreshing and revitalizing treatments. Recognizing the growing requirements of the people, Vedaearth will soon launch a range of essential oils, skin toner and soaps. The curated formulas for the lounge are prepared in – house, tried and tested carefully in their own research and development facility.

Divya Dinesh Founder, CEO of Addvantis Enterprises, the parent company of Vedaearth said, “The Indian market is one of the fastest growing markets in terms of skincare and wellness products. However, we recognized a gap in the industry for vegan products and seized the opportunity to provide like-minded people with products that combined the trusted traditions of Ayurveda, with the healing properties of Aromatherapy. From sifting the benefits of natural ingredients to creating products under the guidance of qualified Ayurveda and aromatherapy specialists, triggered the remarkable journey of Vedaearth. The Vedaearth Lounge is a way in which we could bring to life our philosophy and ideologies in the form of an experience that instills a new and natural sense of well-being in all of us.”

She further added, “90% of our products are exclusively prepared in-house and the rest 10% are outsourced from vendors who follow stringent guidelines and adhere to being vegan and cruelty free. Our therapists are especially trained in-house and currently they will be available in the lounge in different shifts. Additionally we will offer 60 plus services in our facility.”

Vedaearth offers a host of Skincare products comprising of face packs, facial oils, anti-pigmentation, anti-ageing, under eye, cleansing oils for clean and radiant skin. Wellness products include bath salts for relaxation, mood elevation and even pain-relieving oils. They also provide hair oil for nourishment and treatment of hair-fall.  Since its inception all the products have become a rage and have gained immense popularity among women.

Vedaearth is constantly striving for better products through regularly innovating traditional knowledge to suit the modern lifestyle of consumers and offer the best of beauty care and wellbeing products in terms of quality, efficacy and safety. The products have received certifications from PETA, are Ayush approved formulas and have GMP certifications.

CORE Diagnostics Hosts a Confluence of Innovators and Entrepreneurs at ICC 2017 in Bengaluru

Liquid biopsy, genetic testing offer new potent weapons for diagnosis and treatment
CORE conducts unique Startup Pitch Fest to select and reward innovative and potentially path-breaking entrepreneurial ideas in the healthcare domain

India’s most trusted diagnostics partner CORE Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd is supporting a comprehensive discussion platform for Oncologists and medical experts to talk in depth about the Indian perspectives on genetic mutation and its role in augmenting cancer risk at the 2nd chapter of the Indian Cancer Congress.  Over 3500 oncologists have converged at the conference to talk about latest strategies in treatment and prevention against cancer.

The event is being held from Nov 8-12 here at the Silicon Valley of India and has experts in medical oncology deliberating upon the Indian as well as global perspectives in the incidence of different types of cancers and the causes of their rising prevalence.  A rapidly expanding start up and an expert in Oncology testing, CORE have constantly differentiated themselves by their innovative edge in the diagnostics market.

Keeping up with the newest technologies in the cancer detection and prevention space, CORE has an entire section dedicated to the latest buzz in the segment called COREtalks at their boothSome of the featured talks include “BRCA: An Indian perspective on incidence and patterns,” " Liquid Biopsy: An answer to when tissue is an issue," and Next Generation Sequencing and beyond in the management of Cancers - Where do we stand?”  CORE is also hosting a Lunch Symposium on Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Oncology - The Myth & the Reality as well as participating on several debates and panel discussions.

CORE Diagnostics has also initiated a one of its kind effort to boost innovation as a means to usher in potentially game changing ideas in the field of Indian healthcare/

Underlining the need for promoting innovation in healthcare, CORE Diagnostics’ Founder & Managing Director, Zoya Brar said, “Putting appropriate thrust on innovation can bring about revolutionary solutions in healthcare. This is particularly important for a country like India where dynamic ideas are needed to expand the reach of quality healthcare to rural as well as remote areas. In this direction, for the first time ever at a conference, with a platform as great as the ICC, we’re hosting a unique ‘Startup Pitch Fest’. This fest will provide a one of its kind platform to boost brilliant ideas in the healthcare domain that can play a pivotal role in diagnosis and positively impact patient treatment. The winner gets cash prizes worth Rs 3 lakhs. I’m very excited and look forward to hearing from the selected finalists for COREcatalyst on November 10.

Tally Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Appoints Arvind Kumar as Chief of Research & Development

The country’s premier business software provider, Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development) with effect from 8th November 2017. Arvind will directly report to the Tally MD, Mr. Bharat Goenka. He will be based out of the Bangalore head office and will lead the R&D team of over 150 resources.

Arvind has been associated with stellar brands in the past and developed his expertise in defining and implementing platform solution for console, enterprise and cloud.

Prior to Tally, he was working with Philips as Director R&D of Health Suite Digital platform. He has also worked with GE Healthcare, Hughes Network Systems, NIIT Ltd, and Methodex System in various technology leadership roles.

“I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead with Tally, and honoured to have been made a part of this team. As an economy, we are in a very interesting space with the growing emphasis on technology and digitization, and I look forward to exploring these avenues in my role at Tally” commented Arvind on his appointment.

Arvind brings with him over 20+ years of experience in executing large scale distributed and enterprise software, Platform & Services, web technology, and cloud computing. His expertise spans across domains including medical imaging informatics, enterprise application, e-commerce and telecom. He has completed his B.E from IIT Roorkee.

Dilip Jose Appointed MD & CEO of Manipal Health Enterprises Ltd

Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited (MHEPL) today announced the appointment of  Dilip Jose as the Managing Director & Chief Executing Officer (M.D &CEO) of the company and will take charge from Dr. Ajay Bakshi who was associated with MHEPL for the last three plus years.

Having over 25 years of rich experience in various sectors and across functional areas he dedicated the last 16 years to the Healthcare industry. Dilip Jose served as a senior advisor to TPG Capital for close to two years and prior to this he was the group CEO of Care Hospitals, Hyderabad. He was also the Regional Director with Fortis Healthcare, managing their operations in Southern Region. He has held several leadership positions/ roles in the areas of para-medical education as well as tertiary healthcare delivery. In his previous role at TPG, and as senior  advisor to the Manipal group Jose has contributed immensely in terms of operational excellence , and has provided value and knowledge of the best practices in the Healthcare industry.

He is a management graduate from IRMA and has attended several Executive Development Programs at institutions such as IIM (A), XLRI and ISB. He is a member of the National Healthcare Council, CII and the GLG Healthcare Council. His interests include trekking and volunteering for social causes.

Commenting on the appointment Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals said “We congratulate and extend a very welcome to Dilip Jose on taking over this assignment. He is undoubtedly one of the finest minds in the Healthcare Industry and I am confident that he will take MHEPL to new heights with his strong vision and dynamism.” We wish him the very best in this endeavor

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Office Rental Projections to Remain Strong Across Primary Markets like Bengaluru

Office rental projections for the next one year continue to point to solid growth across all prime markets, according to a recent RICS’ India Commercial Property Monitor. In terms of the city breakdown, Bengaluru exhibits stronger rental growth projections when compared with Mumbai and the National Capital Region (NCR).

RICS’ India Commercial Property Monitor is a quarterly guide to the trends in the commercial property investment and occupier markets. The guide is based on survey questionnaires sent out to RICS members over a month long period ending 6 October, 2017. Respondents were asked to compare conditions over the latest three months, with the previous three months and give their views on the outlook.

Capital value expectations for the next one year for office, retail and industrial segments are slightly lower. Still, solid growth is expected across segments over the next one year. Likewise, respondents also lowered their expectations for rental growth for a second consecutive quarter, with the largest downgrades coming in the industrial segment. 
Credit conditions have improved slightly in Q3, possibly because of a further cut in the RBI’s key policy rate in August, this year. The Investment Sentiment Index was unchanged during Q3, again posting a reading of +6. This measure is an indication of marginally positive momentum behind the investment market. Investment enquiries increased in the office sector, with the pace of growth, exceeding that of the previous quarter. Meanwhile, demand was flat in the retail portion of the market, and fell for industrial assets. The supply of property for investment purposes held steady for the third consecutive quarter. 

Tenant demand increased at a reasonably solid pace in the office sector, picked up only marginally in the retail sector, while demand for industrial space fell during Q3. Availability of leasable space was more or less unchanged for the second successive quarter, although a slight rise was reported in the retail segment. Meanwhile, landlords opted to increase the value of incentive packages in the office and retail portions of the market

As far as market valuations are concerned, around three quarters of respondents are of the opinion that the commercial real estate market is either at or below fair value currently. This proportion rose modestly when compared with Q2, when around two thirds of contributors took this view.

U2opia Mobile to Help Banks and Insurers Speed Up the Aadhaar Verification Procedure

Linking of Aadhaar (Unique Identification Number), issued by the UIDAI, has become an important part of our lives. The government has made it mandatory for financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, to verify and link Aadhaar of their customers with their bank accounts. There are millions of people across the country who still haven’t completed the formality because of either lack of awareness or due to their busy schedules. U2opia Mobile is helping banks with accelerating this tedious process with its Aadhaar Verification Service.
U2opia Mobile ensures an easy process of linking one’s Aadhaar with their bank account as customers can get their KYC done from the comfort of their home and at a time of their convenience. The user will have to dial a USSD short code from their Registered Mobile Number, then type their Aadhaar number and they will get verified instantly. The simple three screen verification process will remove the need for OTP verification or paper-based verification for KYC.
’We are trying to help the Banks and Insurance Companies complete the Aadhaar verification of all their customers on time by making the procedure easy and hassle-free. U2opia Mobile’s Aadhaar verification Service works well on all mobile handsets as USSD is a basic 2G/3G mobile feature’’ added Sumesh Menon, Co-Founder, and CEO, U2opia Mobile. 

Commvault Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Commvaulta leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced a new strategic partnership with Google Cloud to help enterprises leverage the range of cloud services available on one of theindustry’s fastest growing cloud platforms, Google Cloud Platform. The partnership will be highlighted at Commvault GO, Commvault’s annual customer event, with a keynote delivered by Google executive Adam Massey on how this new relationship addresses the increasing need for data protection for fast growing multi-cloud, hybrid IT environments requiring flexibility, security, high data availability, and business agility.

Today’s partnership announcement with Google Cloud Platform outlines new opportunities for joint enterprise customers to scale faster, innovate easier, and more securely protect, store and use data in the cloud. By supporting all four Google Cloud Platform storage classes for content repositories – Coldline, Nearline, Regional and Multi-Regional – Commvault helps customers optimize their cloud investments byenabling them to achieve the right balance between access and cost economics of data storage. Google also made its cloud platform available for the India region today with option for making payment in Rupees. With this partnership, Commvault will enable businesses in India to have speed, security and analytics they need to grow.

According to a recent Commvault executive cloud survey conducted in partnership with CITO Research, 56 percent of responding organizations are cloud-only or plan to move 100 percent of their workloads to the cloud. In a separate cloud security survey commissioned by Google, research by MIT Sloan found that 75 percent of IT and business executives said data storage was their top workload deployed in the cloud today. These findings underscore the importance of cloud adoption for modernizing IT processes, improving operational efficiencies and increasing business agility.

“Our enterprise customers are looking for support for their migration strategies to Google Cloud Platform,” said Adam Massey, Director of Strategic Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud. “And with that comes a requirement for comprehensive data protection. Commvault will help our customers accelerate their migration by making it easier and faster to move data to Google Cloud Platform.”

Commvault compression and global deduplication help enterprises rapidly and cost-effectively move huge volumes of data to Google Cloud Platform. Across on-premises and cloud storage locations, the Commvault platform provides a single comprehensive view of data, making it simpler and more cost-effective to manage data and satisfy regulatory requirements. With Commvault, industry standard encryption secures data in motion and at rest, providing additional peace of mind in meeting security and compliance requirements.
Through the strategic partnership, Commvault and Google Cloud are empowering enterprises to transform their businesses by deploying a single solution for holistic data management, including data backup, recovery, management and e-discovery across on-premises, Google Cloud Platform and other cloud environments.

“Enterprise customers need flexibility to ensure high availability and reduced risk across their entire data infrastructure, which is why we support so many cloud storage options,” said N. Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, Commvault. “Our analytics on cloud usage and recent surveys continue to reinforce the increasing need for the Google Cloud Platform as a high performance, flexible and reliable option for customers. Through the power of the Commvault Data Platform, we’re helping enterprise customers in both the public and private sectors takeadvantage of the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform as they continue on their multi-cloud journey.” 

Commvault helps Google Cloud Platform customers securely and optimally move, manage and use data. Commvault supports most common enterprise-class applications running inside Google Cloud Engine, including various file systems on Windows, Unix and Linux. Applications and databases, such as SAP, Exchange, Oracle and DB2 are supported, as are big data applications such as GPFS, Mongo DB, Hadoop and more. Commvault also offers data management capabilities on Google Cloud Platformfor GSuite applications such as Gmail and Google Drive,including backup, recovery and management.

“The ability to use Commvault across Google Cloud Platform and our on-premises data store backups has made it simpler and more cost effective to protect, access and manage our information assets,” said Phil Ventimiglia, Chief Innovation Officer at Georgia State University. “This capability has helped increase our operational efficiency and advance our business continuity and disaster recovery efforts." 

Tech Mahindra, Unity Join Hands to Work on Next-Gen Immersive Reality Technologies


Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering today announced its partnership with Unity Technologies to open a Centre of Excellence (CoE) targeting Communication and Media & Entertainment segment. Unity Technologies is credited with producing the world’s most popular creation engine, which reaches nearly 3 billion devices and powers nearly 2/3rds of all Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) content.

The CoE will be located at Tech Mahindra’s campus in Bangalore and will specialise in solutions targeted at Communication, Media & Entertainment segment which will be completely developed by Tech Mahindra using Unity 3D as a platform. It will also focus on catalysing and facilitating training, consulting, advice and research to the developers in the domain.

Dave Rhodes, Chief Revenue Officer, Unity Technologies, said, “The next cutting-edge technology will be in the AR/VR space which is fast catching up in almost all major domains. We recognise the scope for growth and development in telecom and Media & Entertainment space and are pleased on partnering with Tech Mahindra for the Centre of Excellence. Tech Mahindra gets the expertise in building world-class products for a dynamic industry vertical like boardcasting, making them our preferred partners in disrupting innovation. ”

Indraneel Ganguli, Senior Vice-President & Global Head, Marketing at Tech Mahindra commented:“Our customers in Gaming and Media & Entertainment industry are seeking more options around immersive experiences. Through this partnership, we are delighted to be one of the earliest players to focus our expertise in developing AR/VR/MR solutions at faster pace, helping customers in adding value to their end-users/consumer experiences. Our partnership with Unity would help us penetrate the space more aggressively and significantly as a one-point solution for all sub-segments in the Media & Entertainment space.”

As a trusted Digital Transformation partner for global organizations, Tech Mahindra is aggressively pushing ahead with its D.A.V.I.D strategy, which constitutes of five key pillars such as digitalisation, automation, verticalization, innovation and disruption. The company believes that AR/VR is going to be one of the key technology areas that would hugely contribute towards shaping the future in an increasingly digitalized world. “We are creating a Centre of Excellence that will build comprehensive business solutions combining AR/VR applications with enhanced personalised user experience that will improve business value for our customers,” added Ganguli.

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Unity powers more than 50% of all new mobile games and over 2/3rds of all AR and VR content. Interactive content made with Unity reaches nearly 3 billion devices worldwide.

Indian Gaming Market Now Ranked Third in Global Installs, Surpassing Brazil and Russia



Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most popular creation engine that reaches nearly three billion devices worldwide, announced that India is now ranked third in global gaming installs, surpassing Brazil and Russia (source: Unity Analytics). This came from shared insights into the latest Indian gaming ecosystem trends that were presented at Unite India 2017 in Hyderabad. The debut of Unite India 2017 was hosted in collaboration with NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2017, the premier event for the Game Developer Community in India.

According to Unity Analytics, latest market research shows that India has risen from the ninth position in January of this year to the third spot in global install rankings, surpassing Brazil and Russia to become one of the world's largest gaming markets. This is due to the spike in India’s adoption of high-end mobile devices with larger RAM size. In one year, mobile device count with 1GB RAM has grown from 31.6 million to 100 million in October 2017.

“Unity analyzed and studied the ongoing market trends and development in the Indian Mobile Industry,” said Quentin Staes-Polet, Director of South Asia Pacific at Unity Technologies. “Based on our findings, we believe the mass adoption of high-end mobile devices will give the Indian gaming ecosystem ample opportunity to innovate and provide compelling content to development platforms.”

Driven by the massive rush of cost-effective, high-end smartphones and the 4G revolution that began last year, the Indian mobile gaming market has been expanding at a rapid pace,” said Rajesh Rao, Chairman at NASSCOM Gaming Forum. “Every Indian with a smartphone today is trying out games, and it’s not just young people. Additionally, the developer ecosystem is maturing rapidly, with several high profile games made in India seeing international commercial success. There has also been strong interest in the Indian market from venture capitalists. As a result, we expect this growth to increase and help the budding Indian gaming industry become one of the leaders in the global market.”

Unity is uniquely positioned to help understand trends across the mobile industry, with 87K made with Unity games and experiences generating 2.4 billion installs across 1.1 billion unique devices globally each month.

Unity Analytics research identified the following trends in the Indian gaming industry:
        Card games, Word games and Sports games are the top three genres by time played per day in India in 2017.
        Adoption of high-end mobile devices has dramatically changed the Indian gaming market in the last few years, which now includes over 200 games development studios and service providers.
        User engagement sessions reveal that non-gaming genres such as Social, Medical, Financial, Food & Beverage and Travel, are growing faster in the application development industry.

Unite is Unity’s global developer conference hosted in eight countries and is the most important gathering of Unity developers, artists, publishers, educators and enthusiasts. The conference witnessed gaming industry experts and prominent spokespeople from the industry, under one roof, to give deep insight into the world of evolving technologies. More information on Unite India 2017 can be found here.

Unity exists to democratize development, solve hard problems and enable success -- three core values that are the driving forces of Unity’s adoption by millions of creators. Games and experiences made with Unity reach more than three billion devices worldwide and were installed more than 16 billion times in 2016 alone.

Cult.Fit Signs Up Indian Cricketer K L Rahul as its Fitness Ambassador

In a significant partnership to further expand its brand outreach, Cult.fit, a chain of premium fitness centers, one of the offerings from the parent company cure.fit, has announced cricketer K L Rahul as its brand ambassador. The deal was facilitated by Cornerstone Sport- a brand consultant and talent representation agency. 

The young and talented cricketer, who has created waves both in the domestic and international cricket, has visited Cult.fit centers couple of times as part of his workout, thus making him an ideal spokesperson for brand’s unique philosophy of equipment free fitness.   
Speaking on the occasion, Ankit Nagori, Founder of Cure.fit said, “At Cult.fit, we are dedicated to build a community of fitness enthusiasts. We are proud to associate with K L Rahul, an emerging talent in the Indian cricket team and a strong proponent of healthy living and an active lifestyle. With his firsthand experience of what we offer, we strongly believe that he would make a great influencer of our approach to fitness.”

Commenting on his association with Cult.fit, cricketer K L Rahul said, “I am extremely happy about my association with Cult.fit. As a sportsperson, fitness not only plays crucial role to enhance on field performance but also has a positive impact on wellbeing. I am impressed with Cult.fit’s machine-free workouts, which can be practiced by anyone who wishes to be fit and that too without using heavy equipment”

 CULT currently has 17 fully functional centers across Bangalore training more than 7500 people. Cure.fit will soon be launching CULT centers in Malleshwaram and Mahadevpura, increasing the total count of their offline centers to 19 in the city. 

“We have received a phenomenal response to our CULT programs and are looking to expand rigorously pan India by setting up more than 500 CULT centers across 15 key markets,”  Nagori said. 

Vivo Unveils Energetic Blue Colour Variant for the Vivo V7+ Available on Amazon.in from November 10

Vivo, the global premium smartphone brand, today launched an energetic blue colour variant of its best-selling V7+smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 21,990, V7+ will be available in stores on November 15, 2017 onwards.  The customers can pre-book the all-new V7+ exclusively on Amazon.in from November, 10 –14, 2017. The device is currently available in Champagne Gold and Matte Black colour in the market.
The all-new V7+ energetic blue has been designed for the young and dynamic customer base of Vivo. The energetic blue colour variant further fulfils the desire and demand of the next generation customers with its contemporary and fluid design, and superior performance. Speaking at the launch,  Kenny Zeng, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivo India, said, “We are excited to bring our V7+ flagship in another stylish ‘Energetic Blue’ colour variant that complements the energetic personality of our young and fashion-conscious consumers. The superior features of V7+ along with the new colour gives consumer more reasons to click perfect selfies and flaunt their phones in style too.”
Vivo, a premium global smartphone brand, entered India in late 2014. With a strong focus on "Camera and Music", Vivo has established itself as one of the top smartphone brands in India. Manufacturing in Greater Noida, the company has a robust distribution network across the country both online and offline, catering the best in class quality services to over 400 cities, in 22 states backed by 400 service centres in India. 

Dedicated to the youth, Vivo became the title sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2016 & 2017 and recently bagged the title sponsorship for the next five years. Also have bagged the title sponsorship of Pro Kabaddi in 2017 for five years. Conquering the global stage, Vivo became the official sponsor of 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups.

FUT Hair Transplantation is Fast Becoming Most Popular Method of Hair Transplantation

By age 50, about 50% of substantial number of men and women-are affected by hair loss, much of which is hereditary. In men, the most common condition leading loss is called male pattern hair loss.  This affects only front & top of head. 

Hair transplantation surgery involves transferring the hair follicles from the donor area on the
back and the side of the head, which has genetically strong hair to the balding areas.

Hair Transplant does not increase the total number of your hairs in the scalp because here we redistribute the hair from the back in such a way that you grow sufficient hairs on the hair loss area to look good without the Donor area looking bad.We use the roots  of this permanent hair and graft them in the area where you have lost your hair.This can be done in two ways FUT and FUE.

The FUT hair transplantation or the strip method is surgery is the older method that involves removing a narrow strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head and using it to fill an area with thin or no hair.. After removing the strip of scalp with a scalpel, the surgeon closes the scalp. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around it.

Next, the strip of removed scalp is divided under magnification into into multiple tiny grafts containing an individual hair or just a few hairs each. The number and type of graft used depends on the hair type, quality, and colour as well as the size of the area where it will be transplanted.
Then the surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be placed, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and carefully places each graft in one of the holes.

The FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction or root extraction is a minimally invasive hair transplantation technique in which follicular unit grafts (hair follicles) are individually removed from the patient’s donor area and then individually transplanted to the recipient  area. 

Follicular hair extraction (FUE) technique is the latest and fast becoming, the most popular method of hair transplantation. In this method, the follicular units (hair roots) are extracted as individual units and then transplanted, the advantage being minimal or no visible scarring in the donor area.These are removed using a power tool and then placed in the recipient area. The advantage is that there is no linear scar and no stitches are required, so the donor area will be minimally noticeable within just a few days and this technique is useful for men who want to keep their hair short

The patient lies with the face down on the operating table. The scalp is cleaned and a local anaesthetic is applied to it. Your surgeon may choose to give you oral or intravenous antibiotics before and for a few days after the procedure. Once the local anaesthetic has taken effect, the surgeon takes out grafts from the donor area using fine micropunches. The grafts are stored in saline solution and then grafted in the planned area.

After hair transplant, you may need to take pain medications and antibiotics for few days. Your surgeon will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two.  Most people are able to return to work two to five days after surgery. The results of hair transplant are generally satisfying.

Sometimes additional sessions are needed if you continue to lose hair or decide you want thicker hair.

A10’s Software Subscription Model for Consumption of Secure App Services across On-Premise, Cloud and Hybrid Environments

A10 Networks, a Secure Application Services company, has announced A10 FlexPool, a software subscription model that provides enterprises and service providers with the ability to simplify the consumption of app services. The A10 FlexPool aggregated capacity model allows customers to flexibly allocate and re-distribute capacity across applications, multiple clouds and data centers.

As businesses attempt to balance workloads across hybrid cloud deployments, they need a flexible software delivery model to ensure their services and applications are consistently available whenever needed. A10 solves these challenges with FlexPool, a unique capacity pooling-based consumption model that allows customers to redistribute capacity across multiple sites as their business and app needs change. 

The introduction of A10 FlexPool represents a strategic step in the company’s business strategy and vision to help customers become more secure and agile as they bridge traditional and cloud application environments. A10 FlexPool allows customers to seamlessly use A10 services either on-premise or in the cloud, without service disruption, in a cost-effective, customer-friendly manner that eliminates unnecessary expenses caused by overprovisioning.

This software subscription-based capacity consumption model represents a more modern, customer-centric approach compared to perpetual, instance-based arrangements that force customers into numerous fixed capacity licenses that outlive their practical lifecycles. However, A10 FlexPool allows customers to purchase licensed capacity, then allocate and redistribute that capacity across applications and infrastructures as desired. Additionally, FlexPool simplifies the operational process by limiting the administrative task of centrally managing the license pool.

“Hybrid cloud is spurring greater innovation opportunities for IT to deliver business relevance and agility for network managers,” said Raj Jalan, CTO, A10 Networks. “Our new software subscription and capacity pooling model is designed to eliminate the traditional challenges of resource planning and portability across today’s hybrid network environments, offering greater flexibility and dynamic scalability to meet enterprise IT’s cloud environment needs well into the future.”

Whether A10 software is deployed on virtualized infrastructure, bare metal, or in the cloud, A10 FlexPool gives IT professionals and service providers the flexibility and portability across multiple application services and cloud infrastructure deployment models. With capacity pools that are sharable across on-premise, public and private cloud infrastructures, A10 FlexPool can help simplify cloud migrations, and at the same time eliminate costly overprovisioning and prevent service disruptions.

Availability:
·         A10 FlexPool is available now
·         A10 FlexPool annual subscription pricing begins at US $29,000

ICA Edu Skills’ Latest Course to Make Indian Youth Industry-Ready

ICA EduSkills, one of India’s leading vocational training and placement institute lately heralded the launch of an ICA-SAP Course christened SAP (FICO) End User.  ICA EduSkills targets at the countless employable youth to build a pool of industry-ready, technically-qualified professionals in the coming years with the introduction of this latest offering from their institution. SAP, enterprise resource software, is an accredited market trailblazerin ERP with a 68% shares,​ ​ and 2, 58, 000 customers in 188 countries and has 13 million SAP certified professionals worldwide.​

In order to realize the dreams of our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making Digital India and contemporaneous operationalization of GST, the teeming population engaged in small and medium-size enterprises are embracing the digitalization thus, becoming GST-compliant. ICA’s SAP (FICO) End User course has been unveiled keeping in mind the huge demand for SAP consultants countrywide in order to bridge the gap of supply and demand in the future course.

SAP (FICO) intends at targeting undergraduates, graduates, management, HR&Finance aspirants and working professionals. ​It will impart them with basic training in SAP and endowthem to create Balance Sheet.

ICA EduSkills’ SAP (FICO) course will be of enormous value to students. It intends to provide 80 hours of theoretical and practical training and makes them industry savvy. On successful completion of the course, students will obtain certificate with SAP and ICA EduSkills logos respectively, which could ensure them a passport to success.

Heraldingthe launch of the ICA-SAP course, Dr. Narendra Kumar Shyamsukha, Founder Chairman, ICAEdu Skills said, “On one hand, India has a large number of educated unemployed, and on the other, Indian industry is short of skilled professionals. We are launching this course to help students equip themselves with the required skills and technical expertise. While our immediate aim is to train students and make them job-ready, our long term goal is to take the Indian economy to new heights.  We invite students to make the most of ICA EduSkills’ SAP (FICO) End User course.”

“Practical training is the key to proficiency and employability. Our strong in-house R&D team ensures that our courses are training-oriented and in sync with the needs of the industry. The USP of ICA’s SAP (FICO) course is that it provides students a customized SAP practicing software and makes them career-ready. We have a100+ training centres in 21+ states across India. Students can do this course from an ICA centre anywhere in India. The students will be trained on the latest technologies and tools with subsidised course fees by our experienced faculty,” Dr Shyamsukha added.

ICA Edu Skills has been tirelessly endowing youth across India the requisite skills for the last 18 years to make them job ready. ICA is the pioneer in skill enhancement. ICA has also aligned with the NSDC and is working concurrently with the Central and state governments to train and place aspirants in various fields.

Forcepoint’s Human-Centric Security Helps Financial Services Firm Protect Critical Customer and Business Data in Hybrid Clouds

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced the company’s human-centric, real-time security technology has been deployed by Simplicity Credit Union to protect the financial services firm’s 23,000 members, prevent catastrophic data breaches, centrally manage a hybrid cloud environment and, critically important for businesses today, enable the secure use of cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365.

Financial services organizations like Simplicity require cyber security solutions that address regulatory compliance and, most importantly, protect member data, including personally identifiable information (PII). Simplicity chose Forcepoint to keep its employees, partners and members safe and prevent data breaches caused by accidental or malicious intent.

Simplicity established Forcepoint was the only security company delivering the range of capabilities that meet their needs and can efficiently manage their hybrid environment through a single management console. The company utilizes Forcepoint’s Email Security Cloud, Web Security Cloud and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) products to protect critical data at the human point - the intersection of users, data and networks – and understand normal user behavior patterns and flow of data, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Forcepoint’s human-centric approach to security has helped transform Simplicity’s security program and outlook.

“It’s more important than ever for financial institutions to protect against employee and user risk. Whether compromised maliciously or accidentally, credentials of users are the keys to the data kingdom,” said Thomas Frank, system administrator at Simplicity Credit Union. “In a highly regulated industry like financial services, we must consider strategies and technologies that are more intelligent and efficient than the traditional model, which clearly isn’t working, to protect our people and our business.”

Utilizing Forcepoint’s security expertise and integrated Web, Email and Data Security products, Simplicity has educated staff on cyber hygiene best practices and how to identify the digital signs of cyberattacks that seek to take advantage of human error and social engineering. In addition, Forcepoint’s Email Security has already proven its protection for Simplicity members’ personally identifiable information by preventing a catastrophic data breach disguised within fraudulent emails that ultimately impacted a number of local financial services organizations. 

Frank continued, “We’re preventing end-users from accidentally sending out PII, which now gets flagged, so they know to resend as an encrypted message. Forcepoint’s solutions help us protect users from inadvertent behaviors that could cause catastrophic breaches, and in the end, helps to protect member data.”

Forcepoint also consolidates management for on-premises and cloud services into a single system to help Frank and his team cut through feeds of false positives and quickly identify and drill down into incidents that require immediate remediation. The time saved allows Frank and the Simplicity IT team to focus on innovative projects and solutions for its members.

“We always knew we could build a future with Forcepoint. Forcepoint gives us more flexibility in how we manage cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 together with our Exchange servers; as well as more flexibility in how we manage cloud services on or off our network,” said Frank.

“Financial services organizations are, and will continue to be, a prime target for cybercriminals. For customers like Simplicity, protecting the human point keeps their business safe and is strategic to their mission,” said Kris Lamb, vice president and general manager of Cloud Access and Gateway Security at Forcepoint. “We believe a human-centric approach to security is the key to stopping data breaches and preventing intellectual property theft from anywhere, and we continue to collaborate with our customers and partners to drive this paradigm in our industry.”

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