Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wish You a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010

ZSL Wishes you All for a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2010!

ZSL's Cloud Computing Competency helping ISVs and Solution Providers

Click here to check out the video interview coverage of ZSL on Cloud Computing that appeared in Financial Chronicle

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Predictions for 2010 From VAR500

Edison, December 21, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cloud computing not solution to all problems

India, December 13, 2009 – Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud computing models may be the most promising development. However, not all applications in a business environment may need these evolving technologies. Adopting SaaS and cloud models without proper business assessment may, in reality, turn out to be detrimental, according to industry players.

Cloud computing refers to web-based access of applications. Cloud computing is an attractive computing option because it highly reduces capital expenditure on software, says Sreenidhi Sharma, chief executive officer of CSS. “Maintenance and scaling up are on-demand and hence easier. This helps in the present conditions when managing costs and optimising operational expenditure are among the top priorities of companies,” he adds.

“For example, e-commerce sites may have sales spikes during specific seasons and they may benefit from running related applications on a cloud environment. Otherwise, they will end up adding software and hardware that will remain idle during non-peak times,” says Shiv Kumar, executive VP, Zylog Systems.

Despite the advantages, lack of interoperability is the biggest difficulty in the services model. SaaS and cloud vendors offer the flexibility to terminate services and safely return data if customers are dissatisfied. However, users’ business will still get affected due to unsmooth transactions.

He added that new technological platforms must lead to low cost solutions for real world problems.

According to Ajay Verma, director of sales, channels and alliances, Symantec India, cloud and SaaS are not the solutions to all IT problems. Customers may want to have in-house systems for reasons including security. “The pricing model can be compared to paying EMIs. You may end up paying more if there is no clarity on what should go on cloud and SaaS,” he says.

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Cloud computing benefits start-up companies

Chennai, India, December 10, 2009 – Cloud computing has created new opportunities in the field of optimisation and provides significant advantages for start-up companies, said J. ShivKumar, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Zylog Systems.

“Organisations no longer have to invest in costly infrastructure upfront. Controlling and managing centralised database servers are expensive. In case of cloud computing applications, the operation is dynamically scalable; which means companies can buy space online for storing data instead of investing in physical infrastructure,” he said.

According to him, since all data rest in the ‘cloud’, it is easier to manage operational requirements and additional server space can be bought keeping the growth of the company in mind.

He was addressing the inaugural session of a three-day international conference on Global Computing and Communications (ICOGCAC ’09) organised by the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science here on Wednesday.

“Consolidating server requirements by keeping the data, generated by a wide set of people, in the cloud also reduces the carbon footprint. Green computing will be the future,” said Mr. Shivkumar.

He added that new technological platforms must lead to low cost solutions for real world problems.

“A logical offset of cloud computing is using the mobile phone as a computing device. Unlike personal computers (PCs) mobile phones are owned by a large segment of the population and accessing cloud applications from a mobile platform can transform their lives. The ‘cloud’ also has an enormous role to play in fields such as telemedicine.” The conference will feature technical sessions, panel discussions and doctoral symposiums. Some of the sessions which will be held over the next couple of days include high performance embedded systems, data modelling and storage facility for cloud computing.

Stressing that established paradigms of computing has to change, R. Jai Shankar, Director (Sales), Acer India, said that every user can soon look forward to using a ‘personal supercomputer’. “Computing power is growing at a fast rate and new technologies such as Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) are emerging using which more processing cores can be used.”

Omar A. AlHeyasat, AlBalqa Applied University, Jordan, said as communication played a vital role in every domain today, integration and collaboration meant that the power of Internet has to be fully utilised in the new flat world economic order.

A copy of the conference proceedings was released by Koczara Wlodzimierz, Head, Institute of Control and Electronics, Warsaw University, Poland. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science and K.Sarukesi, Vice-Chancellor, spoke.

To view the article online at The Hindu, visit the URL:

SMB Security Partners See Growth in 2010

New York, Dec. 02, 2009 – Despite the global economic recession that financially wounded or obliterated many small businesses, security vendors and VARs that serve the SMB segment see growth opportunities and are poised for an economic comeback in 2010.

During Everything Channel's SMBs: Ready For The Rebound virtual trade show Wednesday, a panel of security vendors and solution providers discussed everything from security best practices, to growth opportunities, to the future of cloud-based services in the smaller markets. Mr. Shiv Kumar, EVP, ZSL is one among the panel of solution providers who participated in the discussion.

During the panel, titled, "Securing the SMB," solution providers said that threats would increase in 2010, warning that new technologies such as cloud-based and Web 2.0 applications would continue to pave the way for larger malware attacks in the SMB space over the next 12 months.

"In the SMB there is no less of a requirement to be secure than an enterprise. They shouldn't have a lesser security posture," said Rick Basile, senior director of technical services at Fortinet.

Solution providers and vendors alike also warned that it would become increasingly important to ensure data is protected as more SMBs rely on remote or traveling workers using mobile devices such as BlackBerries and laptops.

"The security demands are going to become even more stringent. The perimeter has virtually disappeared. It's moving out into the cloud," said Gary Mullen, Kasperksy Lab's senior director of field marketing. "The security holes are opening up in that environment and growing infinitely."

In light of a possible uptick in the economy in 2010, both solution providers and vendors saw a range of growth in SMB markets that would increasingly require security products and services. Among the best places to invest were financial companies, as well as retail, education and the health-care industry, which have all readily adopted security products to comply with regulatory mandates and further protect users, panelists said.

Looking forward, some solution providers on the panel maintained that channel strategies might change slightly to stay competitive in a challenging economy. While one solution provider said he was hoping to consolidate his vendor line card, another said that he preferred to be the "trusted adviser" that could recommend comprehensive solutions as opposed to a single vendor.

"We've taken the approach of having a couple of different vendors in each area and then built the best solution for [the customer]," said Matt Hegarty, infrastructure practice director at New York-based Net@Work.

But solution providers and vendors on the panel agreed that customers would increasingly demand SaaS and cloud solutions in 2010 as they continued to cut costs and slash budgets.

However, solution providers maintained that some of the biggest impediments to widespread adoption of cloud-based services were issues around the security of the data being stored. Consequently, many SMB organizations will still be cautious about adopting cloud-based offerings designed to protect critical data, solution providers said.

"What you're seeing is not that they're jumping right into the cloud. They're trying to figure out whether it makes sense for them," said Shiv Kumar, executive vice president of New Jersey-based ZSL. "We're seeing more of a hybrid situation in the coming year. That creates its own challenges to maintain both the internal and external cloud."

ZSL in Press: Taking a Holistic Approach - Excerpts from Machinist Magazin

India, December 05, 2009 – In today’s manufacturing scenario, PLM has become a prerequisite for success. Saikat Nandi discusses the adoption of this solution.

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is a recent concept that has taken the manufacturing world by storm. PLM represents all the activities that are required to manage the design, production, support and the ultimate dispersal of manufactured goods.

PLM helps organisations integrate the product information obtained from the design and engineering functions with allied activities such as sourcing,compliance, suppliers, sales, marketing, customers, supply chains and reverse logistics. In order to hasten product development and time to market, ensure quality, reduce recalls, ensure eco-friendliness, and mitigate regulatory risks more effectively. PLM gives manufacturers the tools and processes to enable collaborative engineering, customised product development and project management among multiple business partners.

The functions and features of PLM applications have gradually expanded beyond the traditional areas of CAD, CAM and CAE to cover other aspects of the product lifecycle—content management, after-sales services, marketing, etc. The PLM application is built on an integrated set of solutions, work processes, projects and data that provides one source of truth to help manufacturers make informed decisions in real time.

Increased internal and external collaboration is a great indicator to measure the success of PLM. The seamless integration of customers, suppliers, and partners shortens the time to market, reduces costs, improves product quality, ensures regulatory compliance and increases innovation.

The objective of PLM is to create a one-stop-shop for all product related information, right from idea generation to disposal. As the speed of changes taking place in the market, technology and internal environment is constantly increasing, enterprises need to make smarter decisions to maximise their returns on investments and align their best resources and opportunities to deliver high quality products cost-effectively. PLM helps an enterprise maximise profit by optimising every stage of the product’s lifecycle—from bids or project requests to portfolio management and product development. PLM covers the market reaction for prototypes, alignment with the trends, ongoing maintenance and retirement. As PLM coordinates product information from engineering and design with sourcing, compliance, suppliers, sales, supply chains, customers and marketing. It speeds product development, ensures quality and mitigates regulatory risks.

PLM helps enterprises attain complete visibility of how and where materials and products are sourced, and effectively tracks and manages their adherence to all of the key regulatory compliance and sustainability mandates. An example of this is Henkel Laundry & Home Care. Dr Lars Zuechner, Head of Innovation Management/Global R&D Management, Henkel Laundry & Home Care, says, “Integrating corporate social responsibility into product lifecycle management, as Henkel has done, is important and key for enabling and ensuring sustainable innovation without harming the environment.”

PLM in today’s digital enterprise

Dynamic trends, short lifecycles and economic pressures require that companies pay close attention to their business processes and their technology infrastructure. Responding to trends through complex global supply chains requires that today’s leaders possess software that enables secure, real-time collaboration founded upon a single product data management infrastructure.

Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Zylog Systems Limited, says, “Considering today’s marketplace, driven by Enterprise 2.0 and social media technologies, innovative, successful new products and continual product improvements are the lifeblood of business growth and profitability. With 80 per cent of costs, 90 per cent of regulatory risks and 60 per cent of market acceptance being fixed in the development phase, new product success rates are largely determined in the product development phase.” PLM is thus a vital component in today’s digitally driven manufacturing world.

Today’s most frequent product development problems include:

Design cost
Collaborative outsourcing
Growing company portfolios
Misalignment of expectations
Communication silos
Insufficient resources
Poor supply chain coordination

Many companies face these issues as they come to terms with the changes in the manufacturing process. PLM provides an effective solution to these issues as it integrates all aspects of the manufacturing process to increase efficiency and effectiveness across the product lifecycles.

India is ready for PLM
India is ready to initiate PLM processes on a large scale. India’s economy grew 6.1 per cent in the last quarter, igniting hopes that the economy is emerging from the global financial crisis. The Indian manufacturing sector, which has around 80 per cent weightage in the Index of Industrial Production, has shown phenomenal growth as compared to the manufacturing sectors of other developing and developed countries.

This is clear indication of the fact that India is ready to move on to the next level of technology. As India becomes highly visible as a global manufacturing hub, PLM can be a game changer for the country’s manufacturing sector.

Generating business value

‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. In challenging times like these, what distinguishes great companies is their continued belief in their ability to stay ahead of the pack. PLM provides the most complete solution to manage the end-to-end cycle, reducing integration costs while maintaining fast deployment at the customer location.

In terms of business value, here are some of the straight benefits companies can enjoy:

Reduced costs: A PLM solution allows manufacturers to outsource tasks and focus on the company’s core competencies while controlling the costs of relationship management.

Better business results: With PLM, manufacturers can develop innovative products, explore new market opportunities, gain a greater market share and increase customer satisfaction.

Higher product quality: PLM helps manufacturers manage product quality and reduce waste at every phase of the product lifecycle.

Faster development: The solution reduces time-to-market and time-to-volume by closely integrating supply chain management and procurement.

Better business decisions: PLM supports decision-making at all levels with powerful analytics covering areas such as portfolio management, occupational health, product safety, product quality and maintenance management.

Lower cost of ownership: PLM can be integrated with operational systems such as CAD, ERP, CRM, SRM and SCM systems.

In an increasingly competitive environment, the organisation can integrate PLM and sourcing processes to deliver more compelling products, reduce the cost of goods sold (COGS) and improve performance. All the benefits offered by PLM will enable the company to strive for growth.

Integration between PLM and ERP
PLM has evolved into an enterprise system which manages the entire product lifecycle. The interface with the organisation’s ERP, supply chain and extended enterprise is essential as businesses try to shorten the time-to-market, produce more with less and work with partners across the globe. Valmeeka Nathan, Vice President and Head of Product Lifecycle and Engineering Solutions, Infosys Technologies, says, “PLM provides a single source of truth for product information, which drives the downstream processes. The integration of PLM with ERP is crucial in planning for vendors, manufacturability, and throughput.” Sharing of this information is not dynamic in view of the evolution of product and engineering changes. At the same time, regulatory needs, compliance and quality checks are instituted during the design phase and are used during the production or service phase of product use.

While the paradigm for ERP is more transaction-based, that of PLM is iterative. With product lifecycles getting shorter, it is imperative to keep the focus on innovation and operational efficiency. From a technology perspective, the integration is moving away from a point-to-point to a more service-driven, serviceoriented architecture.

Rajeev Dev, Associate Director, SAP Practice, Fujitsu Consulting India Pvt Ltd, says, “An integrated product development and sourcing strategy can significantly improve a company’s performance standard. Specifically, companies can expect direct benefits in terms of speed and cost; they can also realise indirect benefits in terms of product quality and innovation.” PLM offers integration between the engineering department, business software such as CAD, vendor collaboration, etc.

Manufacturers’ business needs have changed significantly over the past several years, as the role that technology plays within the manufacturing process has evolved. Two key technologies, ERP and PLM, have developed into critical success factors for manufacturers. Each technology brings unique value to the enterprise, and, when combined, ERP and PLM provide a wholly collaborative environment that has a major impact on successful product development and the manufacturer’s ability to maintain a competitive advantage.

ERP and PLM address different business needs for manufacturers. There is some confusion in the industry as to what role each system plays in a company’s business process. It is important for manufacturers to understand why each is so critical to their success. Clarifying the key features of ERP and PLM—where each fits into the product development and manufacturing process, and how integrating these environments can deliver positive results will help manufacturers gain a clearer perspective on these processes. This clarification will help manufacturers /organisations to maximise the functionality of each system and gain the most from their investment.

When integrated with PLM, ERP reduces data duplication, speeds product development cycles and improves new product turnaround time. This enhances the overall process of getting products to market, and ultimately sustains a company’s competitive position.

Global economic drivers

There are multiple factors driving the growth of PLM today.The world is going through a major recession cycle; only in the last quarter has the market showed some signs of recovery.

For the majority of companies, PLM is a strategic move to weather the current economic storm and be in the best competitive position when the global markets rebound.

For others, the move to PLM is being driven by the growing demands from customers who want more for less.

Finally, most organisations today have clearly understood the benefits of outsourcing and PLM and consider it an essential aspect of their strategies.

Organisations with long-term vision are the ones which will actually invest in these areas to be prepared for future growth.

Benefits of PLM

It is widely recognised that PLM bring benefits in four main areas:

Financial performance: PLM leads to increased revenue from existing products and reduces product development costs

Time reduction: PLM reduces project overrun time and engineering change time

Quality improvement: PLM helps reduce manufacturing process defects, the number of returns and recalls, and customer complaints

Business improvement: PLM can lead to an increase in the innovation rate, the part reuse factor, product traceability, and also ensures 100 per cent configuration conformity

In a changing world

Change is, as they say, the only constant. In business, it is through the zeal of smart individuals who continuously innovate and bring new ideas into practice that we experience this change. Today, seamless integration is the new mantra: it aims to connect all systems of an organisation to create a smarter organisation. Tomorrow, this will probably be taken for granted and we will be heading for another revolution.

At present, most large enterprises have some sort of PLM system in place and we are witnessing many consolidations in the PLM vendors’ marketplace working towards offering a complete solution. However, small to mid-sized enterprises are not well equipped with industrystandard PLM solutions, as most of them run in-house or silo apps to handle very specific automation or workflow processes. The PLM adoption cycle varies from business to business, based on the maturity of the business processes and the IT infrastructure. Small and mid-sized enterprises would typically avoid adopting PLM in a ‘big bang’ approach while they undertake any new initiative. Here, choosing the easy-to-deploy vertically aligned modules or solutions will help them to get their ROI faster.

Industry interest in aligning PLM with lean initiatives and quality processes is growing continuously. Even companies that have already equipped the workstations of their designers, production and quality engineers with automated systems are showing interest in industrystandard integrated solutions in order to produce defect-free products faster and cheaper.

Despite the differences in quantitative indicators from different market researchers and forecasters, all researchers unanimously agree that the PLM market is growing and will continue to grow as businesses embrace legacy modernisation; business process re-engineering and socialmedia-led collaborative innovation. PLM as an integrated concept will be further optimised to allow a close tie-up of all the processes and functions involved. This is the key for successful, efficient and sustainable innovations.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank You for Attending "SMBs: Ready for the Rebound" Virtual Conference Hosted By CRN - Now the Event is Available Online!

SMBs: Ready for the Rebound – Now you can access the event online!

Thank you for attending the event.

If you have missed the event or like to watch it again, you can access the event online from the archive.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ZSL is Presenting at "Demystifying Cloud Computing" Conference Hosted by FICCI

ZSl is presenting at Demystifying Cloud Computing Conference hosted by FICCI. It is our pleasure inviting for the event.

Day: Friday
Date: 4th December 2009
Time: 9.00 AM-5.15 PM IST
Hotel Le Royal Meridien
Chennai, India

Keynote address:
Dr. S.V.Raghavan - Scientific Secretary, The Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Prof. IITM
• Mr. E.P.Subash, Head, Competency Development Springboard

• Mr. Sharad Sanghi, CEO & Founder, Net Magic Solutions

• Mr. Raghavan Subramaniam, Associate Vice President –Cloud Computing, INFOSYS technologies, Bangalore

• Mr. Chandramouli, Director Advisory Services, Zinnov Consulting

• Mr. Suresh Sambandam –Founder and CEO, Orange Scape - Chennai

• Dr. C.R. Muthukrishnan, Advisor, TCS, Ex. Dy. Director, IIT Madras

• Mr. Shiva K Swamy, Executive Vice President, Zylog Systems Ltd(ZSL), NJ USA

• Mr. Venguswamy Ramaswamy – Global Head –SMB, TCS Bombay

• Mr. N. Chandrasekharan, Special Director IT, Ashok Leyland

• Mr. Srikanth Rao, CEO, Affordable Business Solutions

• Mr. Kishore Mandyam, CEO, ImpelCRM

Visit the URL to view the program agenda

ZSL's A-Z Animals iPhone Game applications now available at Apple iStores!

This applications come with two options
1. A-Z Animals – $0.99 – Full version
2. A-Z Animals – FREE – Limited version

You could download and install the application into your iPhone through iTunes by searching for “A-Z Animals” or using the below links.

This application falls under Education category, specifically for kids. Please let me know your feedback and comments, that we could incorporate in our next update.

About this application

A-Z Animals application includes educational activities to keep kids entertained and learning. In the A-Z Animals, kids can flip through images of animals in all letters of the alphabets and match the letter of the Alphabet to the name of the animal’s image. If the kid presses the correct animal image for the selected alphabet, Clapping sound goes ON to encourage kids for their right answer. If the selected image does not match with the Alphabet, bingo sound will be heard to indicate wrong selection.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ZSL Invites SMBs: Ready for the Rebound Virtual Conference Hosted by CRN

Edison, Novemeber 16, 2009 – ZSL Invites SMBs: Ready for the Rebound Virtual Conference Hosted by CRN - Dec 2nd, 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM EST

From cloud-based applications and remote monitoring to mobilizing their workforces, SMBs are poised to spend as the economy turns around. CRN take a look at the technologies that SMBs will focus on in 2010 and work through what SMBs are doing to secure their networks, and what they should be doing.

Join ZSL and other industry experts in featured presentations that dig deep into the latest trends and opportunities in the SMB Market LIVE Wednesday, December 2nd from 11 am - 6 pm EST.

Attend webcasts, browse by information booths, chat with peers in this mini-online community and ask all your questions - one-on-one or in group chats.

For more information on the event agenda and to register, please visit the URL:;jsessionid=GE0CJGWSCCSHPQE1GHRSKHWATMY32JVN

Friday, November 13, 2009

ZSL Coverage in PC Quest on Enterprise Applications

Enterprise Applications Buying Guide

November 7, 2009 – For an enterprise to be competitive in its business, it has become imperative to have business application software that can monitor the organization's workflow, connect people with each other between disparate departments and can present relevant information quickly during critical business decision making. Thus applications like ERP, CRM, BI, etc. have become the heart of functioning for today's enterprises. ERP, for enterprise wide information streamlining, and CRM for streamlining the customer management business processes are a few business applications that have helped enterprises to achieve success in the competitive global marketplace. There are major product vendors like SAP, Microsoft and Oracle to name a few in this enterprise application arena.

Since business applications like CRM or ERP touch almost every aspects of a business, it's advisable to investigate all options to arrive at the best match that's worthy to the investment you are doing for your enterprise. Also, now there are other deployment modes available besides deploying applications within the enterprise's premises, which include SaaS and Cloud based delivery modes. Today's business environment is dynamic and forever changing, therefore enterprise apps such as ERP and CRM must be flexible to adapt to the changing business climate and capitalize on new opportunities. It is one that will have long-lasting effects on enterprises' overall performance. Thus, while choosing any enterprise class application for your business, consider the following aspects while evaluating a business application for your enterprise.

Aspects to consider when choosing business applications for your enterprise:

  • Relevance to your business or vertical market

  • Industry or peer references

  • Total Cost of Ownership

  • Flexibility to customize or integrate

  • Vendors stability to provide long term support and maintenance

  • Industry recognitions

  • Technology platform

  • Technical resources availability

  • Alternate deployment models (On Premise or SaaS/Cloud)
Alternate Models: SaaS and Cloud
There are solution providers who provide business applications like CRM and ERP over the Internet. This type of SaaS (Software as a Service) or on-demand model offer savings for an organization as most of the hardware and solution expenses will be borne by solution provider itself. Most businesses prefer on-premise deployment of the business application software largely due to data security concerns, and for customization needs and system control over the applications. The SaaS based applications are more suitable for those whose requirements can be met by standardized software. The benefits of opting for SaaS based model are that you get fast-paced implementation and regular upgrades and startup costs are low.

Downside is that, SaaS based solutions are not flexible enough for customization. Microsoft and Salesforce are popular SaaS based CRM solution providers, while SAP and Ramco Systems have initiated offering ERP solutions over SaaS model.

Though Cloud based solutions are just an extension of SaaS based solutions. The Cloud computing is based on more virtualized environment and there is no resource constraint for an application. Therefore an application hosted on Cloud platform will be able to harness the computing powers of the resource with no constraints, i.e. if the requirement of application increases, the resource allocated will also scale up dynamically, whereas in SaaS platform, the resources allocated for an application are reserved and not dynamic. If you are opting for a Cloud service you will have all the benefits as those of SaaS services, while you can also have liberty to have scalability option for your applications depending on the use of the resources or demand.

With increased rate of adoption of SaaS based or Cloud based services, there are few considerations to be kept in mind while opting for a service. First you have to decide what all information you can trust to be kept outside your premise, and depending on that you can opt for applications that you can have hosted on SaaS or Cloud environments.

Cost consideration while buying business applications
Mr. Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice-President, Business Development, Zylog Systems

In the ERP/CRM world, the software cost of a solution is usually less than 20% of the total costs. The Total Cost of Ownership, therefore, represents a very important way to compare one ERP/CRM solution to another, because it captures the costs beyond the software cost. So the cost optimization should be applied on the customization, servers, and storage, training and support components. In contrast, Return on Investment (ROI) largely is focused on measuring benefits to see if they exceed the costs of implementing the ERP/CRM system. The major ERP vendors offer 'Pay as you grow' pricing model for their hosted version which would minimize the cost of licenses, infrastructure, maintenance and support though the customization flexibility is limited.

The enterprises planning any ERP/CRM investment would be wise to complete an ROI analysis first. The ROI analysis will determine the financial significance of the project, and the speed of payback. Then, once you have a good business case, conduct a TCO analysis on at least two solution providers. A thorough TCO analysis will pinpoint where the differences are in total solution costs, over a multi-year time frame. This two-phase approach ensures that you will not only get a good return, but that you ultimately will work with the most cost-effective solution provider.�

Secondly, since these services are to be delivered over the Internet you have to ensure necessary bandwidth allocation for it. Also, while signing the SLA, do ensure that the provider for SaaS or Cloud service is ensuring more than 99.9% uptime. Because even a meager 0.1% downtime can be expensive for your organization's productivity.

Integrated suitesAn enterprise comprises of several departments and for each department, there are several business applications available. For instance, CRM is an application for customer management and for HR and payroll, there are Human Resource Management apps available. All these standalone applications referred as 'silos', don't talk to each other. The implementation of an ERP system to overhaul and automate business processes is a strategic investment for any organization. While the idea behind an ERP application is that, it is a suite that works together to achieve seamless business processes, therefore while evaluating any business application for your business needs, it becomes essential that the application supports SOA architecture.

There are standalone solutions for each business activity, but for seamless business environment you cannot achieve much through them. It's good to have an integrated ERP solution that can integrate all business processes of an organization. It gives advantages like standardization, lowered maintenance costs, and organized data integration. Coming to budgetary implications of standalone apps vis-a-vis integrated ERP solution, with stand-alone apps an organization has to purchase licenses for each of the application, train the staff for every installed application and also maintain different teams for each applications support and maintenance. While with an integrated ERP suite, an organization gets a single suite that caters to all needs of the organization. There is the single vendor who provides support as well as necessary maintenance. While the employees have a single application interface they don't have to learn different applications to access information of different departments.

Relevance to your Industry
The ERP market is dominated by the likes of SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft among others who provide a complete suite for most industry verticals. Manufacturing, finance and operations and logistics were a few of the industry verticals that were primarily using ERP solutions. But with the advent of ERP being implemented in almost every industry sector, these major ERP vendors have also incorporated packages to support the new industry verticals, which include real estate, agriculture, apparels and footwear industry as well.

Since solutions developed for generic businesses can't satisfy the specialized requirements of industry specific enterprises, it becomes imperative to choose a solution that is designed or customized to meet requirements of a specific industry. This becomes the second step while considering a business application for your enterprise, because the industry specific business applications are designed to comply with industry's best practices, compliances and government regulations. For instance, even though an apparel company will fall under manufacturing industry, its requirements from an ERP solution are very different. SAP offers a specific solution called AFS (Apparel and Footwear Solution), that is targeted to meet the requirements of the apparel industry. So, when you are choosing a solution like ERP, then go to vendors who have products catering towards your industry vertical.

Open Source solutions
Enterprise solutions market once dominated by proprietary solutions from Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, IBM or Ramco Systems, sees a tremendous flux in open source domain towards business applications like ERP or CRM. On, there are more than 400 ERP Open Source solution available for download, but if you wish to opt for an Open Source ERP solution from them then it's a tough call as there are very few success stories. Compiere and Open-Bravo are the most popular Open Source ERP solutions. In the Open Source CRM side, there are solution like SugarCRM, Vtiger CRM, etc. available. For an enterprise which is planning to implement ERP solution, but can't find any solution that meets its requirements, they can have their developers team work on Open Source solutions to customize the solution as per their requirements.

The major hindrance that an organization can face in opting for an Open Source solution package is that they will not be having any implementation partners for the solution. Also support and maintenance are the major factors that an enterprise considers before opting for a solution. With Open Source the support isn't guaranteed. Another factor could be that of customization, the enterprise will have to do that on their own.

Costs involved
While implementing business applications like ERP or CRM, enterprises dish out huge amount of money to expect greater RoI. The major part of such an investment is not the software cost, but the cost involved in planning and implementation of the application. Consultancy consumes the major part of ERP implementation cost. Besides, the implementation will involve additional costs as well. Training of employees across the organization, converting the existence data and integrating that into the ERP system are few examples where costs would be incurred. IT infrastructure cost and annual maintenance costs also add to the expenditure bill. An enterprise should consider all these cost consideration and devise strategy accordingly for their budget so as to maximize returns from their investments.

Some Cloud Service Providers
    • Amazon EC2 : Web Application hosting platform

    • Google AppEngine: Still in beta phase for application hosting

    • SugarCRM: Offers their commercial version of open source CRM hosted on a Cloud

    • Microsoft: Offering their online suite of business applications

    • RackSpace: Provides Cloud storage as well as Cloud based application hosting facility
Business IntelligenceBusiness Intelligence (BI) in recent times has become a tool that has become part of the ERP solution package. The BI tools helps an enterprise to take better informed decisions by organizing, analyzing and reporting the information generated as reports and summaries. But in an enterprise the information is not confined to just an ERP or CRM application, rather there is mountains of information in other datastores as well. Therefore, now organizations are adopting third-party BI tools that could fetch data from all of enterprises data repositories including those of ERP and CRM, and provide reporting and analytics facility on them. To accomplish BI success, organizations should identify their business pains and align their solutions to these issues.

Vendor selection
Choosing the right vendor or implementation partner is as important as selecting the appropriate solution for your enterprise. Before finalizing a vendor for the implementation, consider following aspects:
References: You can learn about vendor or even the implementation partner's credibility to successful implementations through their past customers, through press releases and also from the peers in your business network. This way, by interacting with other customers you can come to know about the challenges faced during the implementation and also the reasons for failure. The peers from your business network group can recommend you what software or vendor to choose from their own experiences.

Implementation support: The success of the implementation lies in the kind of support and services that the vendor provides for the software solution. The implementation phase requires implementation partner to have domain expertise of the industry vertical where the solution is to be deployed. M&B Footwear faced challenge of not being able to find any vendor who had experience of having deployed SAP's AFS module for a footwear industry. If the implementation partner don't know the industry, kind of available solutions, then implementation is bound to fail. The only way to ensure success is to involve partners having knowledge of both, domain and solution.

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    Friday, November 6, 2009

    ZSL's DaaS(Desktop as a Service) solution will be presented to IBM, IBM's Business Partners and IBM Lotus resellers on the Partner Enablement Webinar

    ZSL's DaaS(Desktop as a Service) solution will be presented to IBM, IBM's Business Partners and IBM Lotus resellers on the Partner Enablement Webinar on Nov 11th at 1.00 PM EST.

    IBM invited 3 key BPs to join the BP enablement call on IBM Client for Smart Work (ICSW)

    IBM: Antony Satyadas, Marketing Strategist - Global Business Partner Enablement Call Organizer
    Canonical: Robin Barley-Waegener, Channel Manager (Linux distributor - Ubuntu) - talks about the value Canonical brings to partners
    Virtual Bridges: Jim Curtin, CEO - As an ISV and part of the solution for virtualizing desktops, will talk about how they are working with several solution providers/integrators to offer value to their customers
    ZSL: Shiv Kumar, EVP (systems integrator and solution provider) - talks about how they are leveraging ICSW to drive their business and how they can add value to other partners

    Please refer the following URLs to learn more about our DaaS solution: - IBM Smart Client for Smart Work - case study - Write-up on PowerCube-DaaS solution

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    IBM, Canonical and ZSL Launch Client for Smart Work

    IBM Client for Smart Work Helps Bridge the Digital Divide for Businesses

    ARMONK, NY and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - 23 Sep 2009 – Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Canonical are introducing a new, flexible personal computing software package for netbooks and other thin client devices to help businesses in Africa bridge the digital divide by leapfrogging traditional PCs and proprietary software. This is the first cloud- and premise-based Linux netbook software package offered by IBM and Canonical. Part of IBM's Smart Work Initiative, the new package targets the rising popularity of low-cost netbooks to make IBM's industrial-strength software affordable to new, mass audiences in Africa. Businesses that could not afford traditional PCs for all employees can now use any type of device and low-cost software to enable all workers to work smarter anywhere using a variety of devices, regardless of the level of communications infrastructure.

    The IBM Client for Smart Work is now available across Africa and is being piloted for other emerging and growth markets worldwide. The solution includes open standards-based email, word processing, spreadsheets, unified communication, social networking and other software for any laptop, netbook, or a variety of mobile devices. It runs on Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, and provides the option to deliver collaboration through the Web in a cloud service model. This software bundle can also be extended to virtualized workspaces using VERDE from Virtual Bridges, which is available locally through business partners and voice-based collaboration pilots through IBM Research. IBM estimates that it delivers up to 50 percent savings per seat versus a Microsoft-based desktop.

    "Businesses in emerging markets are looking to gain the freedom and flexibility afforded by open standards,” said Bob Picciano, General Manager, IBM Lotus Software. “The IBM Client for Smart Work builds on the movement toward open standards and Web-based personal computing by giving people the power to work smarter, regardless of device."

    The IBM smart client package can help African governments deliver open standards using Open Document Format (ODF), which contributes toward the savings of up to 50 percent per individual seat versus a Microsoft-based desktop based on licensing, administration and maintenance. The reduction of personal computing costs may enable governments to transfer information technology expenditures to fund mission-critical initiatives such as crisis management, education and health care.

    "Starting with Africa, we see that this smart client package can help realize our vision of eliminating barriers to computer access for emerging markets,” said Mark Shuttleworth, founder, Canonical. “Our IBM partnership brings together the strengths of collaboration to help our customers work smarter using this new approach."

    With this new package, businesses can cultivate new suppliers and partners over the Web through IBM's, which will allow them to expand service to new customers beyond their local area. Through virtualization of this collaboration software, they can exponentially increase their computing and collaboration power without additional infrastructure costs.

    A network of local service providers such as Inkululeko and ZSL Inc. is expected to extend the IBM Client locally throughout Africa to government, educational institutions and businesses. In addition to local service providers, IBM will also work with leading universities such as Makerere university and academic consortiums to bring this new computing model down to individuals in the employment or attendance of learning institutions.

    “Software is an important enabler of the service industry,” said Professor Venansius Barya Baryamureeba, Dean, Faculty of Computing and IT, Makerere University, Uganda. “However most of the good software is unaffordable by most of the users in developing countries, hence most users in developing countries have resorted to pirated software and free software. But most free software packages can be a nightmare of setup woes, training costs, and processes that just don't fit your organization. The hope lies in affordable software that is as good as proprietary software, which benefits from economies of scales as a result of targeting a mass market.”

    How companies can benefit from IBM Client for Smart Work A business can use to build a new network of partners and suppliers to lower costs and reach new customers in outlying areas. LotusLive provides capabilities such as file sharing, online meetings, instant messaging and social networking, starting at only $10 per month. A business can use to build a new network of partners and suppliers to lower costs and reach new customers in outlying areas. LotusLive provides capabilities such as file sharing, online meetings, instant messaging and social networking, starting at only $10 per month.

    Desktop virtualization: With desktop virtualization based on VERDE software from Virtual Bridges and provided through Inkululeko, organizations can keep costs low through the use of thin-client hardware.

    Voice computing: A primary physician could make visits to rural villages and collaborate with other medical experts without IT infrastructure using voice access to this smart client. The doctor could send and receive messages with detailed documents that diagnose a patient's condition, combining firsthand knowledge with recorded and live human expertise far away to determine -- in real-time -- the best treatment for the patient.

    Industry trends fueling the IBM Client for Smart Work According to ABI Research, netbook computer sales are expected to quadruple from 35 million in 2009 to 139 million by 2013. ABI Research predicts that Linux will outgrow Windows on netbooks by 2012. More than 30 percent of netbooks are sold with Linux, which reduces their cost substantially below the typical retail cost of personal computers running Windows XP.

    Amid the global economic downturn, businesses in established markets have explored ways to create greater efficiencies and lower IT costs. Emerging markets, however, are evaluating how to equip their workforces with the ways and means to manufacture, service and sell more. Controlling overhead costs are critical, but instead of replacing more expensive technologies, as in G7 nations, Africa and other emerging markets are looking to build out their commercial sectors using new, open systems that do not limit future expansion with proprietary restrictions, IT silos and licensing fees.

    Details on the IBM Client for Smart Work
    The standard package of collaboration software from IBM that works on Ubuntu includes Lotus Notes or iNotes (Lotus Notes delivered as a Web-based service), Lotus Symphony, Lotus Sametime and LotusLive components. This package can be modified to also include WebSphere Portal intranet software, Lotus Connections for on-premise social networking, and Lotus Quickr for file and repository management.

    The IBM Client for Smart Work augments IBM's open desktop software on Ubuntu with access to Web 2.0 collaboration software delivered as a service from IBM's LotusLive provides a full range of collaboration and social networking services that allow individuals and businesses to work securely across firewalls with people in other organizations and form communities in the cloud with key partners, suppliers and customers. LotusLive can be accessed through Ubuntu-based netbook computers, thin hardware clients or even older desktops and laptops.

    Pricing and Availability
    Price varies depending on configuration and support requirements.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    ZSL Signs Partnership with Apprenda

    Edison, September 22, 2009 – ZSL, a leading ISV & Global Software Solutions and Services provider, based out of Edison, New Jersey has signed a partnership with Apprenda, to leverage their SaaSGrid SaaS Application Server for developing and delivering cost effective SaaS-based enterprise applications to its customers worldwide.

    ZSL being a veteran in adopting and implementing emerging technologies has chosen SaaSGrid as a foundational technology for their future offerings. ZSL’s solutions and services come with flexible deployment models – SaaS, Cloud-based and On-premises – aligning to the customer needs and their business growth.

    “SaaSGrid aligns with our SaaS and Cloud strategy perfectly”, said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President. “It provides us with a firm foundation for rapidly building and delivering real multitenant SaaS offerings, and gives us and our customers everything needed to operate a SaaS business model.”

    ZSL has already deployed one of their flagship products, SocNet on SaaSGrid and will begin offering it to their customers in the coming months.
    “SaaSGrid is quickly becoming the solution of choice for ISVs large and small as they make the move to SaaS,” said Jesse Kliza, Director of Business Development at Apprenda. “We’re excited to begin working more closely with ZSL as they build their SaaS practice around SaaSGrid.”

    About Apprenda
    Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, a powerful SaaS Application Server that eliminates the difficulties of building and delivering Software as a Service. SaaSGrid greatly reduces the barrier to entry for SaaS by smashing significant technical hurdles like multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing "out of the box" application services like metering and monetization, billing and subscriber management, and much more. This leaves developers with one job: to build on-demand software that meets customers' needs without worrying about the difficulties of on-demand delivery. For more information visit Apprenda's website at:

    About ZSL
    ZSL is a global technology integrator and solution provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 2000 employees worldwide focused in developing and delivering enterprise IT solutions and services using the emerging technology platforms to keep the TCO low and ROI high. ZSL is a pioneer in business and technology solutions, innovations, has expertise in providing Onshore, Offshore & Near shore technology solutions and services to the enterprises worldwide.We're happy to announce that ZSL has been recognized and listed in CRN Fast Growth 100 for the year 2009 and ranked 244th among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators in VARBusiness 500 list and also won “Top Technology Practices” Award for Excellence in “Greenware Computing”. Visit to know more about ZSL and its offerings.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009

    ZSL Recognized Once Again on the CRN Fast Growth 100 for the Year 2009

    Edison, NJ, September 2, 2009 - ZSL, Inc a global technology integrator and solution provider, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel on the Fast Growth 100 list. The Fast Growth 100 recognizes the fastest growing Solution Providers in the industry today, with growth rates in excess of 55 percent.

    Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director for Everything Channel editorial, said, “The companies that are included on the Fast Growth 100 are channel industry leaders. They offer business-oriented IT consulting and work closely with their customers to integrate multivendor IT solutions as well as cutting-edge technologies. In addition, they understand the importance of strong sales philosophies. We congratulate ZSL on their well-earned success.”
    "We’re honored to be a member of the CRN Fast Growth 100 for the third consecutive year. Our inclusion on this list reflects the addition and growth of our new industry solutions and services around the emerging technologies. This is recognition of the overall hard work of the highly talented people of ZSL and their ongoing contributions to our growth globally" says Shiv Kumar, EVP, ZSL.

    The Fast Growth 100 has an average two-year revenue growth (‘06-’08) of 87 percent, and average annual sales of products and services of $198.2 million. To be eligible for the 2009 Fast Growth 100, companies must be an IT solution provider; be based in the U.S.; have had net sales of at least $1,000,000 in calendar year 2006; and be an independent company.
    The Fast Growth 100 rank is based on two years’ growth of net sales from calendar year 2006 to calendar year 2008. Net sales were verified by public filings when possible. All private companies provided a signed affidavit attesting to the accuracy of the reported 2006 and 2008 net sales figures or accountant-reviewed financials or audited financials. Affidavits were signed by an owner or officer of the company or by a CPA representing the company. Affidavits and financials are on file in Manhasset, NY.

    About ZSL
    ZSL Inc, a global technology integrator and solution provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 2000 employees worldwide focused in developing and delivering enterprise IT solutions and services using the emerging technology platforms to keep the TCO low and ROI high. ZSL specialized in leveraging the technology infrastructure to offer the best business solutions in variety of vertical markets globally with the right vendor partnership. ZSL ranked 244th among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators by Everything Channel's VARBusiness and listed #76 in the CRN Fast growth 100 list. For more information on ZSL's solutions and services portfolio, please visit

    About Everything Channel (,
    Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

    About Everything Channel (
    UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities - from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists – with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

    Contact Information:
    ZSL Inc 85 Lincoln Highway Edison,NJ 08820 Ph: 732 549 9770 Fax: 732 767 6644

    Maureen ParkEverything Channel (516)562-5942

    ZSL, IBM & Canonical Hosts Live Webinar on Open Source Corporate Desktop Solutions on September 16, 2009 between 12.00 – 1.00 PM EDT

    ZSL Invites you for a Live Webinar on Open Source Corporate Desktop solutions & services jointly hosted with IBM & Canonical. This webinar helps you know how to free up your IT budgets and invest for growth by leveraging the open-source based integrated collaborative desktop solution. This event explains you about executing a Liberate-Migrate-Virtualize Smarter Collaboration cost reduction strategy that can help you focus on value, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This includes

    • IBM Open Collaboration Client Solution (OCCS) for Ubuntu: Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony, Lotus Sametime, and Lotus Connections
    • Canonical for the Ubuntu Linux operating system
    • VERDE from Virtual Bridges for virtual desktops
    • ZSL’s desktop and collaboration services

    This webinar will give an insight into how organizations can:
    • Leverage smarter collaboration as a strategic asset
    • Lower software license, hardware, and IT operational costs and achieve fast ROI
    • Improve productivity and effectiveness and at the same time lower business spending
    • Gain end user and IT Benefits of adopting Linux-based desktops
    • Execute an anytime, anywhere, any device heterogeneous strategy
    • Leverage this to boost corporate responsibility initiatives

    George Abraham, CTO, United Nations Pension Fund
    • Shiv Kumar, EVP, ZSL
    • Robin Barley-Waegener, Channel Account Manager, Canonical
    • Jim Curtin, President & CEO, Virtual Bridges
    • Antony Satyadas, Marketing Strategist, IBM Lotus Software

    You can listen to our Customer talk about his experience with Open Source Desktop services in generating ROI and optimizing end user efficiency.

    Date & Time
    16th September 2009, 12.00 - 1.00 PM EDT

    By registering and attending the event, you have a golden opportunity for winning a complimentary Netbook UNR - Dell Mini 10v.

    You can register for this event at:
    and learn about cost reduction strategies, solution capabilities, best practices and customer perspectives.

    For downloads and more details about the event, visit the URL:

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Direct Coverages on ZSL Launching Wi5 - Wireless Broadband Services in Chennai, India

    June 15, 2009

    ZSL Invites you For its Launch of Wi5 Wireless Broadband Services in Chennai

    June 12, 2009

    ZSL launches Wi5 - Wireless Broadband Services in Chennai, India

    June 12, 2009

    ZSL Ranked #244 among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators by CMP Media

    May 29, 2009

    Visit ZSL at 2009 Impact Comes To You

    New York on June 3, Columbus on June 17 & King of Prussia on June 24

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Visit ZSL at CompTIA’s Breakaway

    The Mirage Las Vegas, Nevada August 3-6, 2009

    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Phoenix Product listed on SAP EcoHub in SAPPHIRE2009 in Orlando

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    ZSL Launches Enterprise 2.0 SocNet CiC on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

    New Cloud-based Collaboration and Knowledge Management Solution

    Las Vegas, NV, May 05, 2009 ZSL, a leading ISV & global software solutions and services provider, launches Enterprise 2.0 SocNet CiC (Collaboration in Cloud), a next generation collaboration and knowledge management solution which is offered on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) running IBM.

    ZSL will showcase the SocNet CiC at the Impact 2009 Smart SOA Conference from May 5th to 8th in Las Vegas. SocNet CiC runs on the recently released IBM WebSphere sMash Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

    ZSL is one of the early adopters of IBM WebShpere sMash, a dynamic scripting development and runtime platform. ZSL has optimized several new Web 2.0-based business solutions with WebSphere and integrated them seamlessly with existing IT assets to meet a customer’s ROI and time-to-market expectations and demands successfully.

    “As a pioneer in adopting emerging technologies to solve business problems, our IDEA Lab worked closely with the IBM WebSphere team to develop SocNet CiC, We have created an easy-access collaboration solution that will appeal to a multi-generational workforce with diverse skills” said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President of ZSL.

    "IBM is working with ZSL to help them with their development of Web 2.0, SOA and Rich Internet Applications capabilities around IBM's market-leading WebSphere technology,” said Kareem Yusuf, Director, WebSphere Product Management, IBM. “This new cloud-based knowledge management offering built on WebSphere sMash on Amazon's EC2 is an innovative addition to ZSL's new Enterprise 2.0 Computing suite."

    “SocNet offers flexible deployment models – Cloud, SaaS and on-premise -- based on the customer’s business requirement and also provides options to integrate with the leading business-oriented social network sites,” added Mr. Kumar.

    “At ZSL, it’s all about addressing our clients’ growth requirements with the right business solutions aligned with the right technology partnerships,” said Sudarshan Venkatraman, Chairman & CEO of ZSL.

    Mr. Venkatraman, added, “We are proud to align our cloud computing strategy with the technology leader IBM and add value to our global customers and partners in optimizing their technology infrastructure investments.”

    “Our SocNet CiC launch demonstrates ZSL’s commitment to making enterprise computing environmentally beneficial and supports IBM’s Smarter Planet vision,” said Mr. Kumar.

    Other Websphere-based solutions in ZSL’s Enterpise 2.0 Computing offering include SmartPrise SOA and Power Migrator. ZSL’s SmartPrise SOA framework enables the implementation of service orientated business processes in mid-size enterprises using the proven EAI and BPM tools and standards. ZSL’s Power Migrator, a legacy modernization tool, helps its clients to optimize their IT infrastructure and also brings rich internet interfaces to their business applications.

    Also at Impact 2009, ZSL extends its complimentary SOA Readiness Assessment for qualified attendees to help businesses hone their business case and gauge their readiness for SOA initiatives that will enable them to improve their responsiveness to fast-moving businesses changes and market opportunities.

    About ZSL

    ZSL, headquartered in Edison, NJ, is a leading software and solution provider with more than 2000 employees worldwide focused in developing and delivering enterprise business solutions and IT Optimization services. ZSL’s IT services eco-system is focused in addressing the customer’s TCO and time to market requirements effectively by utilizing the global delivery model. Our solutions & services aim at creating eco-friendly computing environment in alignment with ‘green IT’ and ‘responsive enterprise’ enablement.

    ZSL awarded as fast growth 100 by CRN Magazine and also ranked 238th by VARBusiness 500. Visit to learn more about ZSL and its solution and services offerings.


    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    Chennai Corporation Deploys ZSL's Wi-Fi Service


    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    Friday, April 10, 2009

    ZSL & its Technology Partner Kamakura Invites you to a Seminar on "Global Financial Meltdown & Relevance of Enterprise Risk Management"

    Mumbai, India, 15th April, 2009 - Zylog Systems Ltd has teamed up with the world leader in Risk Management – Kamakura Corporation to bring an insight into the changing world of risk management by a unique seminar titled “Global Financial Meltdown & Relevance of Enterprise Risk Management”

    The seminar will trace the genesis of the global financial meltdown and failure of banks risk management practices in the run up to these events. The seminar aims to provide the participants with the emerging trends in risk management and the cultural and organizational transformation that will be necessary. This is an attempt by Zylog to bring global next best practices to Indian banks and also an opportunity for risk managers and decision makers in India to interact with a world leader in risk management and share thoughts on risk management.

    Day: April 15, 2009

    Venue: Taj President, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai


    6.00 pm : Registration

    6.30 pm : Welcome Note

    6.40 pm : Inaugural Address - Mr. S Rajagopal
    (Former CMD, Bank of India)

    6.50 pm : Issues in Regulatory and Economic Capital –
    Speaker: Mr. A V Rajwade

    7.20 pm : Global Financial Meltdown & Relevance of Enterprise Risk Management -
    Speaker: Dr. Donald R. Van Deventer

    7.50 pm : Q & A

    8.20 pm : Networking, Cocktail & Dinner

    Dr. Donald R. van Deventer - Founder and the guiding light behind Kamakura Corporation, was elected to the 50 member risk magazine Hall of Fame. His primary financial consulting and research interest involved practical application of leading edge financial theories to solve critical financial risk management problem.

    Mr. A V Rajwade – A leading risk management consultant with deep insights on the future of risk management combined with an unparalleled knowledge of the Indian financial markets. A regular columnist in the Economic Times and Business Standard, Mr. Rajwade had authored many books on Forex and International Finance.

    RSVP: Karthick Kannan, Phone: +91 044 3915 7256, Mobile: +91 98846 88944,



    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    ZSL's ‘Get IT Together’ Partnership Program listed in CMP Media’s ChannelWeb's 2009 Partner Program Guide

    ZSL's award winning Channel Partner Program called 'Get IT Together' listed in ChannelWeb's 2009 Partner Program Guide, a premier annual guide which lists the industry leading hardware and software vendor programs for the Solution Providers, VARs and Systems Integrators. ZSL’s "Get IT Together" program offers a great eco system for Solution Providers to sell, deploy and support ZSL’s software and services worldwide in collaborative model. ‘Get IT Together’ offers flexible engagement model to the program participants. More…


    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    ZSL's Joint Venture with Nomad Digital

    London,UK, 19th March, 2009 - British Wi-Fi technology major Nomad Digital has entered into a joint venture with Indian company ZSL to provide wireless internet access to India's massive railway network.

    Newcastle-based Nomad Digital is a market leader in the provision of mobile wireless services for transportation, while ZSL supplies a range of IT products and solutions to its customers across multiple sectors such as banking, insurance and telecom.

    "We have identified India as a market that has huge potential for us. India's rail network is one of the fastest growing in the world and will help us to continue to add more jobs over the course of the year," Nomad chief executive Graeme Lowdon said. Read More


    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    UK's Nomad join hands with ZSL Inc

    London, UK, 19th March, 2009 - The British Wi-Fi technology major Nomad Digital has entered into a joint venture with ZSL to provide wireless internet access to India's massive railway network. The Newscastle-based Nomad Digital is a market leader in the provision of mobile wireless services for transportation, while ZSL supplies a range of IT products and solutions to its customers across multiple sectors such as banking, insurance and telecom. Read More


    ZSL Inc.
    85, Lincoln Highway,
    Edison, NJ 08820.
    Phone: 732-549-9770
    Fax: 732-767-6644
    Email -

    ZSL supports Patent Reform Act of 2009

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Patrick Leahy, calls for Patent Reform

    At an executive business meeting, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy made an opening statement encouraging progress on patent reform and urging support for the Patent Reform Act of 2009.

    “The hearing last week demonstrated there is wide consensus among participants in the patent system, academics, and Senators on this Committee that Patent Reform is necessary,” Leahy stated. “It should also be apparent, at least in my view, that the time for posturing has ended, and the time for reaching agreement has arrived.”

    He further stated, “I hope that the time has come for Congress to act.”

    The Patent Reform Act of 2009 was scheduled to be considered by the Judiciary Committee this week, but has been delayed for one week in agreement with the Committee’s rules. Markup and debate will take place on Thursday, March 26.

    In Dec 2007, ZSL is one among the other leading companies to sign the letters to Congress from the Patent Fairness Coalition.

    Below is a list of companies and associations that signed on the letters:

    * Adobe Systems Incorporated
    * Apple, Inc.
    * Applied Materials, Inc.
    * Aruba Networks, Inc.
    * Atheros Communications, Inc.
    * Autodesk, Inc.
    * Avaya Inc.
    * Avid Technology, Inc.
    * Bank of America
    * Borealis Ventures
    * Business Software Alliance
    * CA, Inc.
    * Cadence Design Systems, Inc
    * Capital One
    * Charter Communications
    * Cisco Systems
    * Citigroup
    * Collexis Holdings, Inc.
    * Comcast Corporation
    * Computer & Communications Industry Association
    * Computing Technology Industry Association
    * Courion
    * Dell
    * eBay Inc.
    * EMC Corporation
    * EnerNOC
    * Fidelity Investments
    * Financial Services Roundtable
    * FotoTime
    * Google Inc.
    * Hampton Roads Technology Council
    * Hewlett-Packard Company
    * HSBC North America
    * Huntington National Bank
    * IAC
    * Illinois Technology Association
    * Infineon Technologies North America Corp.
    * Information Technology Industry Council
    * Intel
    * Intuit, Inc.
    * Iron Mountain
    * Kalido
    * Lexmark International, Inc.
    * Logitech, Inc.
    * Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
    * Micron Technology, Inc.
    * Microsoft
    * Molecular
    * National Semiconductor Corporation
    * NetCoalition
    * Network Appliance, Inc.
    * Netflix, Inc.
    * Newegg Inc.
    * News Corporation
    * Numenta, Inc.
    * Nvidia
    * OpenAir, Inc.
    * Oracle
    * Palm, Inc.
    * Red Hat
    * Reed Elsevier Inc.
    * RIM
    *, Inc.
    * The San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
    * SAP America, Inc.
    * SAS Institute
    * Seagate Technology, LLC
    * Sebit, LLC
    * Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
    * SkillSoft
    * Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    * Software & Information Industry Association
    * Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    * Symantec Corporation
    * TechNet
    * TECHQuest Pennsylvania
    * Teradata Corporation
    * Trimble Navigation Limited
    * VeriSign Inc.
    * Visa Inc.
    * Visi-Trak Worldwide, LLC
    * VMware, Inc.
    * Vuze, Inc.
    * Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    * Yahoo! Inc.
    * Ze-gen
    * ZSL, Inc

    To know more about Patent Fairness please click here