Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ZSL Presents on Green ICT at India Convergence 2010

New Delhi, March 23-25, 2010: Held every year, Convergence India is a event for the South Asian ICT Industry.

Future focused, Convergence India 2010 constitutes various elements which universally attract stakeholders from across the industry, at all level of organizations and from all over the world for a truly global ICT platform.

Convergence India... provides the stimulus for the expansion, upgradation and modernisation of networks to make broadband easily accessible in urban, semi urban and rural areas.

Convergence India International Conference
The Conference this year will have more than 100 speakers, over 12 uniquely crafted sessions. This will be an ideal platform to network with senior-level industry experts, peers, partners, and even your competitors.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Virtual Bridges and ZSL Announce Global Reseller Agreement to Provide Industry’s Most Innovative Desktop Virtualization Solution

New Channel Provides $65 Billion Desktop Virtualization Market with the Most Cost-effective Alternative to Traditional Desktop Environments

Austin, Texas and Edison, NJ/Tuesday, March 3, 2010 — Virtual Bridges, developers of the VERDE™ suite for desktop virtualization, and ZSL, a leading ISV and global software solutions and services provider, today announced a worldwide reseller agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, the Virtual Bridges VERDE suite will be an integral component of ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS (Desktop as a Service) packaged service offering.

VERDE 3.0, announced in December 2009, is the only solution available today which runs in both networked and disconnected environments. In addition, VERDE uniquely offers the ability to run Linux and Windows guest sessions, enabling significant operating cost reductions over Windows-only environments. In partnership with the IBM Client for Smart Work and Canonical’s Ubuntu server and desktop offerings, VERDE also provides the choice of opting for a lower-cost cloud computing alternative.

“With its unrivaled ability to lower desktop TCO, improve security and compliance as well as drive organizational agility, Virtual Bridges VERDE was the logical selection as the desktop virtualization engine for PowerCube,” said Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President of ZSL.

PowerCube, launched in January at the 15th annual Lotusphere, was recognized as a finalist for the IBM Lotus Awards recognizing exceptional IBM PartnerWorld members, in the category of Best CTO Award. ZSL’s PowerCube DaaS is a virtualized desktop environment powered by IBM’s Client for Smart Work running on Linux desktops and virtually enabled using VERDE and available as private and public cloud offering and as on-premise model. ZSL offers PowerCube DaaS with suite of services that includes end- user segmentation, TCO analysis, BPM-based role identification and SOA to application migration, pilot and production deployment.

“We are delighted to join forces with ZSL, long recognized for its work with emerging technology platforms focused on reducing TCO and driving high-value ROI,” said Jim Curtin, president and chief executive officer of Virtual Bridges. “This shared mission will enable our partnership to accelerate the adoption of virtualized desktop environments at a critical juncture when many organizations are analyzing the implications of Windows® 7 migration in their environments.”

The $65B worldwide desktop virtualization market represents a tremendous opportunity for both Virtual Bridges and ZSL to expand revenue models and go-to-market strategies. Offering unprecedented operating and capital expense reduction, attractive to enterprises and SMBs alike, PowerCube with VERDE can dramatically reduce the total cost of desktop ownership by more than 50 percent over commercial desktops, with a return on investment most often in less than 12 months.

Currently, Virtual Bridges offers its product suite through a network of more than 40 partners. Today’s announcement marks a major step toward realizing its aggressive partner network development strategy. To learn more about joining Virtual Bridges’ rapidly expanding partner network, click here.

About VERDE 3.0

Virtual Bridges VERDE 3.0 is the industry’s most comprehensive Desktop Virtualization solution that
helps organizations deliver Desktop-as-a-managed service. The VERDE solution lets enterprises
transform their desktop TCO by simplifying desktop management, improving security and compliance by centralizing the administration of desktop images and data, and increasing the organizational agility and productivity by quickly providing desktop and application access to end users on any client machine (PC, Mac, Linux, thin client, home computer or on a portable drive) and any time.

About Virtual Bridges
Virtual Bridges, Inc. develops desktop virtualization solutions for enterprise, small-to-medium and managed- service- provider businesses to transform desktop total cost of ownership, increase security and compliance by centralizing the administration of desktop images and data, and increase organizational agility by quickly providing desktop and application access to end users on any client machine. Venture-backed Virtual Bridges is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About ZSL
ZSL is a global technology integrator and business solution provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 3,000 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.

ZSL has been recognized and listed in CRN Fast Growth 100 for the year 2009 and ranked 245th among North America's Top 500 Technology Integrators in VARBusiness 500 list and also won "Top Technology Practices" Award for Excellence in "Greenware Computing". To learn more about ZSL’s offerings, please visit

Friday, March 5, 2010

Meet ZSL at IBM IOD Comes to You: Building a Smarter Planet, Raleigh, March 9, 2010

ZSL is demonstrating its SmartPrise BI Framework, the Enterprise Intelligence Solution for mid-market Enterprises, at IBM IOD Come to You event to be held in Raleigh, March 9, 2010.

ZSL’s SmartPrise BI Framework is powered by IBM Cognos and is end-to-end enabling the enterprises to transform their existing data assets into information intelligence. In this event, ZSL reveals how SmartPrise BI framework
  • removes the silos in data mining, integration and management
  • provides seamless compatibility to disparate vendor applications including CRM & ERP systems provides the collaborative and rich end user experience through its optimized enterprise class interactive deliveries – Reports, Dashboards, Scorecards and Charts
  • reduces your TCO and increase your revenue by helping to decide/plan business processes and methodologies that optimizes your business performance and employee productivity
  • is cost effective with its suite of value added services tailored to various industry needs

Our SmartPrise BI offerings for idnustry verticals include:

  • Smart BI for Healthcare
  • Smart BI for Construction

According to an estimate, in the global market, BI showed a whopping growth of gaining market value worth $8.4 billion in 2008 and is forecasted to grow to $13 bn by 2013. With increasing business volume, now organizations have initiated strong leap towards leveraging BI as a key asset in helping their stakeholders have greater insights into their business performance & operational efficiency and for strategic analysis and planning of their BPM capabilities and processes and methodologies governing their business.

To understand and learn how ZSL’s SmartPrise BI Framework addresses the challenges and remove the current stumbling blocks in BI space and enable enterprises to get aligned in the global competitive space, we extend our invitation to have a stopover at ZSL’s pod in the IBM IOD Event.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Advancing the cloud computing

BANGALORE, INDIA: No matter how large or small a company’s IT infrastructure and team, there are never enough resources to manage business-critical applications.

Given the continuous uncertain economic times, it is even more critical than ever to take advantage of cloud as part of the strategic IT initiative.

Businesses consider cloud computing out of a need for scalability, cost savings, on-demand infrastructure, time to market, and a myriad of other factors.

Cloud computing is moving well in to the post hype stage with a great number providers large and small delivering a slew of cloud-based solutions and services, from full-blown enterprise applications to social media apps to storage services to virtual desktop services.

Cloud computing enables businesses to innovate and execute the business models through the IT services not based on the size of IT budgets or skills, but on the power of ideas.

As more companies embrace cloud computing, IT decision makers and influencers will have many challenges and options for applications, platforms, and infrastructure. It's critical that businesses maintain the flexibility to move data and applications among clouds and be able to switch cloud service providers if necessary.

The standardization and interoperability have not been focused around the fast growing cloud computing adoption space. However, it needs to become one as cloud computing is going to be a vital part of the IT infrastructure in 2010 and beyond.

Businesses should not forget to add data governance and data security to the mix particularly when you have compliance component. Also, a few cloud standards organizations, such as the Open Cloud Consortium, are looking to drive some interoperability standards, including a group working on standards and interoperability for large data clouds.

We are expecting the hybrid cloud model getting prime attention in enterprises during the next few years to provide effective and seamless bridging between the public and private clouds to interoperate on demand based on the business rules and needs.
- Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President, ZSL