Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Join ZSL for a Live webcast "Make Your Resource Collaborative & Productive with SharePoint 2010"

August 9, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Date: August 9, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented By: Yuva Raj (ZSL)

Join ZSL for a live webcast “Make Your Resource Collaborative & Productive with SharePoint 2010” on August 9, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). The session will cover the .
  • Compelling market challenges and the business need to upgrade to SharePoint 2010
  • Functionalities and Features Available in SharePoint 2010
  • Tools and Best Practices to be followed for upgrading to SharePoint 2010

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Backup and Recovery in Virtualized & Cloud Environment - Trends & Best Practices

Title: Backup and Recovery in Virtualized & Cloud Environment - Trends & Best Practices
Hosted by : ZSL
Date : Thursday, July 21, 2011
Presenters : Naidu Gandham, Sr. Architect - Enterprise Infrastructure
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Live Webinar - Backup and Recovery in Virtualized & Cloud Environment - Trends & Best Practices

Date: Jul 21, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By: ZSL
Presented By: Naidu Gandham, Senior Solution Architect - Enterprise Infrastructure (ZSL)


Join ZSL for a live webinar "Backup and Recovery in Virtualized & Cloud Environment – Trends & Best Practices" on July 21, 12.00-1.00 PM EST.

The session will cover:

  • quick overview of the traditional backup/recovery scenarios
  • changing trends in media usage and RTO/RPO strategies and characteristics
  • snapshots, security, continuous data protection and replication in virtual and cloud environment
  • ZSL’s specialization in tools, products and best practices in back-ups and recovery operations

Dun & Bradstreet's Recognizes Zylog Systems Ltd (ZSL) As One of India's Top 500 Companies for the FY 2010-2011

The Indian economy continued to demonstrate consistent growth underpinned by strong domestic demand, after emerging from the financial crisis. Various stimuli packages, coupled with positive economic and financial policy initiatives in the past couple of years, have helped India Inc to chart a progressive path. ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2010’ captures the growth and business dynamics of leading Indian companies in 2010.
Some key highlights from the publication are as follows:
  • The recovery phase of FY10 clearly reflected in 37.9% y-o-y growth in average market capitalisation of Top 500 Companies to र 47,166.6 bn, accounting for 86.7% of the total average market capitalisation of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in FY10.
  • Further, aggregate total income of Top 500 Companies, which stood at र 29,427.2 bn and grew 5.9% y-o-y was equivalent to approximately 47.9% of India’s GDP at market price. This underscores the important role played by Top 500 Companies in the country’s economic development.
  • The double-digit bottom line growth of 24.1% of the Top 500 Companies that is growing at a faster pace than the top line, is yet another positive indicator of the healthy quotient of the economy.
  • Growth in PAT resulted in direct benefits for investors in the form of dividend, which stood at र 732.5 bn and grew 34.3% y-o-y. Banks have been the top dividend payers since the past three editions of Top 500 Companies. However, their contribution in total dividend decreased from 15.7% in the 2009 Edition to 13.6% in the 2010 Edition.
  • In terms of ownership, among the Top 500 Companies, private sector companies dominated in their contribution to aggregate income (49.3%), profit (52.3%), net worth (57.6%) and dividend (43.9%).
  • However, performance of foreign companies has been far better than private sector companies and public sector enterprises. Foreign companies recorded robust numbers with the highest growth in total income (13.8%) and PAT (39.8%), and higher NPM (11.8%) and RONW (24.7%).
  • The Top 500 Companies were able to manage their debt more efficiently during FY10. Debtequity ratio of these companies, excluding banks and NBFCs, improved from 0.7 times in FY09 to 0.6 times in FY10 and their interest coverage ratio improved from 6 times in FY09 to 7.5 times in FY10.
  • Reflecting the depth and dynamism of India Inc., this year’s edition includes 46 new entrants compared with 42 in the previous edition. Of these, 27 new entrants outperformed their sector averages with either better PAT or top line growth and operating efficiency or a commensurately strong equity performance, ensuring their inclusion in this year’s Top 500.
India, with its enormous opportunities and untapped potential, will have an important role to play in the global economy with strong growth prospects. D&B India is committed to record the economic and corporate transition of India Inc. through its editions of ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’

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ZSL (Zylog Systems Ltd) Showcases its Innovation at Smarter Villages 2015 - IT as a Cottage Industry

Date: July 21, 2011

Time: 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM IST

Venue: CUSAT, Cochin, India

The number of people living in Indian cities is expected to reach 70% of the population of India by 2050. As per the 2011 India government census, 27.8% of Indians live in 5,100 towns and over 380 urban agglomerations and the remaining 72.2% live in 641,000 villages. Technology convergence in mobility, cloud computing, server and desktop virtualization, social computing, advanced analytics, and open architectures is fueling the new wave of end user computing. Unlike Smarter Cities, Smarter

Villages can tap into the culture, intellect, and passion of the villagers and pave a new way to capitalize on their strengths.

This symposium will focus on how to leverage this technology convergence to establish IT as a cottage industry that can fuel the growth of Smarter Villages in India. Each session will be 45 minutes that includes 15 minutes of Q&A and discussion. The final session with be a panel discussion on KITA.
09:00am – 9:30am Registration
09:30am – 10:00am Inauguration of the Smarter Village initiative by KITA

Hon Shri P. K. Kunhalikutty, Minister of Industry, State of Kerala

Shri T. Balakrishnan, IT Secretary/Chairman of KSITM, State of Kerala

Presided by Dr Ramachandran Thekkedath, Vice Chancellor, CUSAT
10:00am – 10:15am Smarter Villages Symposium overview and relevance,

- Antony Satyadas, Solution Strategist, IBM USA
10:15am – 11:00am Policy making for IT and the role of KITA,

- George Abraham, past CTO, United Nations Pension Fund and Chairman of KITA
11:00am – 11:45am IT as the enabler - applying the business context,

- Sunil Kumar, CEO Assyst, USA
11:45am – 12:30pm Next generation client computing – Desktop on Demand,

- Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President Zylog Systems Ltd (ZSL), USA
12:30pm – 01:30pm Lunch
01:30pm – 02:00pm Driving social entrepreneurship through IT - how NASSCOM Foundation can partner with KITA

- Rita Soni, CEO NASSCOM Foundation, India
02:00pm – 02:45pm Collaboration, Analytics, and Social computing in the cloud,

- Thomas Chennikara, founder and director, CSS Corp USA, Ezhil Arasan Babaraj Director of CSS Labs, India
02:45pm – 03:30pm The University as a Entrepreneurial Hub

- Shilpa Mohan, COO IDSi International, USA and Vibin Priyesh CEO of IDSi International India
03:30pm – 03:45pm Tea break
03:45pm – 04:15pm Making Smarter Villages work, an innovation framework,

- Antony Satyadas, Solution Strategist, IBM, USA
04:15pm – 05:00pm Kerala Information Technology Alliance (KITA) 12 point program, Panel discussion: Mini Ulanat facilitator:

- Sunil Kumar, Shilpa Mohan, Vibin Priyesh, George Abraham, Thomas Chennikara, Ezhil Arasan Babaraj,

Shiv Kumar, Antony Satyadas

Next Generation Client Computing - Desktop On Demand

Shiv Kumar, Executive Vice President, Zylog Systems Ltd (ZSL), USA

Time: 11:45am – 12:30pm

Desktop on Demand (DoD) or Desktop as a Service (DaaS) dream is becoming reality in 2011. With VDI and Open Source software stack, the IT industry is getting ready to take the Virtualization technology to the whole new level. The success that we all witnessed about Server Virtualization will be replicated at the Desktop level in the next 2~4 years.
The Virtual Desktop for Smart Business(VDSB) from IBM offers tremendous amount of Value, Flexibility and Secured Computing environment for the environments which need cost effective yet powerful secured client computing infrastructure.

Smarter Planet needs more Smarter Villages and Desktop Virtualization can drive the Eco-Friendly Computing by leveraging the 'good enough' desktop configuration to run the applications and productivity tools. The Cloud based deployment model brings more agility and zero server maintenance features to the less Tech Savvy users to embrace the computing technologies at ease.
Let us build Smarter Villages using the Smarter Computing powered by Virtual Desktops.
Making Smarter Villages work, an innovation framework

Antony Satyadas, Solution Strategist, IBM, USA

Time: 3.45-4.15 PM

Around 74% of Indians live in around 640,000 villages. However, every minute during the next twenty years, 30 Indians will leave rural India for urban areas. The state of Kerala has around 1478 revenue villages, 1007 village panchayats. 3/4th of the 32M population lives in rural areas. Initiatives such as IBM's Smarter Cities focus on  helping governments and businesses gear up to address this “city migration”.
KITA's Smarter Village initiative focus on strengthening Smarter Cities by providing infrastructure, education, and policies for people in these villages using IT as the enabler.
An ecosystem for Smarter Villages require an innovation framework that can bring together entrepreneurs, buyers, open source leaders, and policy makers to create a cottage industry. IT products and services ranging from software development, testing, call centers, back office operations, and knowledge centers can become the deliverables of cooperative societies.
This session will focus on the elements of the Smarter Village framework and explore how we can make use of this to establish IT as a cottage industry in Kerala, India, and other emerging markets worldwide.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

ZSL(Zylog Systems Ltd) Presents on Cloud Computing at the 6th Annual Enterprise Architecture World 2011 Conference

6th Annual Enterprise IT Architecture World 2011 Conference
Architecture for Business Innovation & Risk Mitigation

ZSL joins with other industry leaders to share the innovation and success stories on Cloud and Virtualization.

Venue: J.N. Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore

Date: July 27-28, 2011

7 Major tracks
• Software Architecture
• SOA & Transformation
• Cloud & Virtualization
• Business Innovation with IT
• BPM & Business Transformation
• Enterprise Architecture
• IT Planning & Rationalization

... presented by the industry thought leaders

Listen to ZSL at the 'Cloud & Virtualization' Track.

Topic : Business Adoption of Cloud Computing - "Blue sky" or "Cloudy" outlook?

Please join us and our peers if you are around ....

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About iCMG Architecture World Conference

iCMG Architecture World conference is focused on IT architecture as a specialty, which is distinct from software engineering, programming and project management and very critical for the enterprise success. The key focus areas include understanding of EAF (Enterprise Architecture Frameworks), Model Driven Architecture (MDA), Component based product line, Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), ITSM etc. which are key for the End-User Companies for reducing IT costs, ensuring system longevity and enhancing productivity.

India's largest Architecture Summit is expected to be attended by around 600 professionals – the largest gathering of CXOs, architects & managers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Growing Technological Trends – Get Ready for the Changes

Sometime back when I was talking to one of my colleague about Virtual Desktop, he was mentioning that the virtual desktop user can carry their desktop in a flash drive; this triggered me to think about the technological changes that we have to accept in coming years. The technological innovation takes us to new heights and certainly the growth is not going to stop here. We have to start preparing ourselves to adopt the changes the way we operate in coming years. We are in the age of technological sophistication and its all different story to imagine running a day without all these!

I will try to discuss about the blend of current and future trends, so that I can maintain my thought flow.

Today Enterprises started getting into
- Cloud computing where there is no physical presence of hardware or infrastructure;
- Mobile Technologies that took almost everything into it in addition to Phone capability;
- Virtual Desktop or Virtual Workspace that helps you to access your desktop from anywhere and anytime using any device, infact you can carry your desktop in a flash drive;
- Social Media & Network connects people across globe and business users started utilizing the social media heavily to run their business successfully;
- Green Technology that helps reducing the use of natural sources;
- Unified Communication makes communication unified and easy; Wireless connection to the world and what not!

Is this the limit to the growth? Absolutely NO, it’s not the limit for the technological growth. There are lot more to expect in coming years, and I have listed few that may already started coming out or conceived in someone innovative brain somewhere in this world. The article is not about the technologies available for high profile people working for NASA or military, it’s about the technology that may be available for the common users.

In coming years, highly sophisticated Tablets and Smartphone devices may replace all laptops and notebooks. Currently desktops are almost replaced by laptops and notebook, and soon it’s time for laptops to retire! Every new OS comes with touch control to support all tablets devices. Microsoft is already working toward touch interface OS with its Windows 8 Operating System (that will also work with traditional mouse & keyboard) to sustain in the OS market. Going forward the OS installed in the devices may even recognize the person using the device by touch sensor technology, and the OS may get serve them based on what is authorized for the user!

We are moving toward the world of complete virtualization, our server is virtual, our desktop is virtual, our storage is virtual, our money is virtual and we can even develop applications virtually. Virtualization tries to reach all the corners of the human activities. In coming years the user need not even have a flash drive to access their desktop/laptop, the user will be able to access the work environment or personal environment using a home TV, TV in the flight, smartphone, or any device that has atleast browser capability and internet. With this virtual environment, the user will be able to access the local/home printer, map any local or remote drives, access USB devices connected, and access all virtual folders from anywhere anytime. With growing video and audio technologies, it won’t be surprise for the common technological user to have access to virtual meeting, person virtually present in a meeting hall or conference room without travelling physically! They can hand shake and discuss face to face, but virtually.

Technology has taken the marketing and advertisement world to next level, where the users can experience interactive videos, track specific object in a video, and can play relevant video based on the selection of the object in the video. In coming years, users can order and complete payment transactions by interacting directly with the playing video and audio instruction.

Healthcare is one of the industries that utilize the technology to the best, and doctors, nurses or care takers are enjoying the use of technology for electronic recording, electronic prescriptions, digitizing patient and all medical records. Sooner, we will get into paperless medical systems where almost every medical related activities and notes will be in electronic format.

The technology brought every banking operation into mobile device, using mobile banking one can deposit checks, can check the transactions, transfer fund and what not. In coming years we are going to see Mobile Banking is going to take over all the manual operations and mobile devices will become your credit card, debit card, and even it may completely replace your wallet.

Keep watching below top technologies and these are ones that are going to rule the technological world in coming years with unexpected twist and turns…

• Cloud Computing – almost every business users and technical resources have become familiar with this word. It helps the enterprises to scale the need of infrastructure as per their need without worrying about new hardware, bandwidth and software configurations. It help the enterprise to run their business efficiently and optimized way, and gives agility that increase the productivity. In few years from now, we are going to hear that every infrastructure is going to be on Cloud.

• Mobile Computing – Atleast for last three years, Mobile Computing takes the lead topic that attracts everyone. With launch of new tablets and Smartphones (iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Playbook, Android Tables or Smartphones), the expectation of the users have grown high and we can see lot and lot of players coming into this space to grab the opportunity. It’s going to penetrate into almost all the industry soon.

• Virtualization – We can’t talk about Green IT without Virtualization. Almost every enterprise moving their infrastructure to virtualized environment consolidating and rationalizing their number of physical servers. Virtualization will play vital role in the success of Cloud computing.

• Security – With growing trend for cloud and mobility, certainly it’s essential to apply security across cloud, network devices, mobile devices where every application is accessible through various devices. It’s more than securing the data, information or network; it’s a continuous process of securing the data and transferring information between networks and applications.

• Social Network – Today almost everyone use one or other social media for collaborate and connect with people. It’s unavoidable for enterprises to merge atleast to some extent the social collaboration and business operations to run the businesses successfully. Soon, we may even step into the stage where we abandon emails, and use social media for all communications.

• Unified Communication – with growing trend for borderless business extension, it is becoming absolutely essential for the business owners to invest in Unified Communication to maintain the relationship among employees, partners, business owners and vendors. With this scenario, IT department have to deliver necessary application (includes video, audio, network, etc) to connect securely anyone, anywhere and anytime. So virtual meeting, virtual presence and virtual connection are going to be more realistic.

• Green IT – Innovation that will help reducing the natural sources is going to be one of the top focus in coming years. It may be complete automation of any end-to-end operation that eliminates or reduces the use of paper, energy usage, physical space utilization, applications for virtual workspace, and eco-friendly application.

• Business Intelligence & Analytics – Now, we are in the Agile Business Intelligence & Analytics that enable flexibility and allow the business users to work with the data often and adjust the changes accordingly. Tomorrow, we may have Business Intelligence technology that will predict our Business growth and opportunity very accurately.
Though we have lot to discuss about trend changing technologies, sooner we may get into the stage where we will start missing few traditional ways of operations we are familiar for all these years. Get ready to accept the changes.

ZSL Launches SmartPrise Migrator & Social CRM on Azure Cloud

Edison, NJ & Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 2011: ZSL, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading ISV, announces its launch of SmartPrise Migrator and Social CRM running on Windows Azure and extensible to Tablets and various smart phones that includes Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry, Android Phones, iPad and Brew devices.

SmartPrise Migrator

ZSL’s SmartPrise Migrator is an automated enterprise modernization platform that provides comprehensive capabilities for conversion of legacy applications written in PowerBuilder™, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic and ASP through automated routines enabling efficient migration to .NET, SQL & Azure technologies. This modernization platform allows for transformation of applications through migration, customization and enhancement of the required architecture with options for maintaining the original naming / coding standard or .NET standard.

SmartPrise Migrator includes a free “Code Analyzer” that runs against the legacy applications that are being considered for migration to generate report that provides all pertinent information necessary for determining the amount of effort needed to migrate to the new platform. Typically, companies can expect the automatic conversion of 50-60% of the existing source code, providing savings around 65% of the cost normally associated with a re-write and migration.

SmartPrise Social CRM

Our feature-rich Social CRM add-on for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 begets social media empowerment to the marketing, sales, customer support and management teams, by bringing in all the business social information of an account or contact or prospect from various professional social media outlets such as Hoovers, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This social platform provides a greater integration into social networks delivering insights on various aspects about a company, account, leads, prospects or clients gathered from different social spheres. This helps Microsoft Dynamics CRM users have the right information handy when they need it and attributes a greater confidence in customer engagement and interaction.

The enhanced version of SmartPrise Social CRM has additional features including social search, recommendations and referrals built on social rule engines that performs matches, searches and identify similarities based on various criteria such as revenue, industry type, location, affiliations, associations, title and social interests. It has intelligence analytics capabilities which leverage the intelligence insights to deliver reports, dashboards, scorecards and charts on social collaborations, sales performance, lead and demand generation activities.

Cloud & Mobile Enablement

ZSL has enabled SmartPrise Migrator & SmartPrise Social CRM comprehensively for Windows Azure, SaaS enablement and on-premise deployments.

The solutions are available for users to access from multiple devices including tablets, netbooks, and smart phones such as Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry, Android Phones and any thin clients.

“SmartPrise Migrator & SmartPrise Social CRM addresses the Enterprise Modernization and Cloud Enablement challenges more innovatively by keeping the TCO low and ROI higher,” says Shiv Kumar, executive vice president, ZSL. “Our Social Enterprise & Cloud enablement promises our customers to drive their internal collaboration, marketing and product innovation activities by aligning and integrating the technologies like analytics, social media and cloud to work for the growth of their business”.

About ZSL

Zylog Systems Ltd (ZSL), a Microsoft Gold Comptency Partner, is a leading ISV, Global Systems Integrator & Business Solutions Provider based in Edison, NJ with more than 4000 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 providing business aligned technology solutions to enable the growth and make the enterprises responsive and agile. ZSL's Technology Leadership and value added R&D helped the enterprises globally to achieve their business goals cost effectively. To learn more about ZSL and its solution offerings, please visit

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Cloud Computing – Use Cases & Best Practices

Title: Cloud Computing – Use Cases & Best Practices
Hosted by : ZSL
Date : Thursday, June 30, 2011
Presenters : Naveen Noel, Sr. solutions Architect - IDEA Lab (R&D Division)
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Learn ABC again - Analytics and Business intelligence on Cloud (ABC)

Title: Learn ABC again - Analytics and Business intelligence on Cloud (ABC)
Hosted by : ZSL
Date : Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Presenters : Yuva Raj, Head - IDEA Lab (R&D Division)
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Mobile Healthcare - Empowering the Best Patient Care

Title: Mobile Healthcare - Empowering the Best Patient Care
Hosted by : ZSL
Date : Tuesday, June 9, 2011
Presenters :  Yuva Raj, Head - IDEA Lab (R&D Division)
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Zylog (ZSL) Presents at Enterprise Business Solutions 2011 conference - Chennai and Hyderabad, India- July 2011

EBS India 2011 is a 3-city conference series organized by Comnet Conferences, a division of Exhibitions India Group at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. The objective of EBS India 2011 is to spread awareness about various Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) applications to increase effectiveness and scalability in a Micro, Small and Medium enterprises.

ZSL is presenting a session at Hyderabad and Chennai EBS conferences on the topic “Empowering Enterprises: The EBS Way

The session includes:
·         Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities
·         Availability of multiple technology for Enterprise Business Solutions(EBS)
·         Multiple solutions as services
·         Applications for enterprises on open mobile platform
Date & Venue:
July 22, Banjara Hotel, Hyderabad, India
July 27, The Park Hotel, Chennai, India

Other eminent speakers are from
  • Google India
  • Yahoo India
  • IBM
  • Ramco Systems
  • Genband
  • Tata Communications
  • Cloud Security Alliance
  • PricewaterHouseCoppers