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SAP and Vodafone will boost industrial IoT adoption in India

Vodafone today has over 66 million IoT connections and has been recognised by Gartner as ‘Leader' in its "Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services"

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Vodafone to switch on 5G network in UK on July 3. Twitter

To accelerate the adoption of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in India, Vodafone and enterprise solutions provider SAP on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to develop comprehensive communications solutions for the enterprises in India.

The businesses will now leverage both SAP “Leonardo” and Vodafone’s “IoT-Managed Connectivity Platform”.

Vodafone is one of the largest companies in IoT sector.

“The offerings provided by Vodafone Business Services are truly complementary to the SAP Leonardo portfolio – our enterprise-grade offering for digital innovation,” Neeraj Athalye, Head-Innovation & Digital Strategy Group, SAP Indian Subcontinent, said in a statement.

“SAP Leonardo” is a digital innovation system that brings together machine learning, IoT, Blockchain, analytics and Big Data on the SAP Cloud Platform using design thinking services.

“We aim to equip our customers with end-to-end solutions that will shift business value from ‘things to outcomes,'” he added. The partnership will help enhance digital adoption by enterprises by providing solutions that leverage the latest in technologies including Cloud, Analytics and IoT.

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Vodafone and Germany-headquartered SAP will offer a host of innovative packages comprising connectivity solutions, business application software, end-to-end device management and support services. “Working in collaboration with SAP, we offer an end to end partnership across IOT and analytics which enables meaningful insight and focused outcomes,” added Nick Gliddon, Director-Vodafone, Enterprise Business.

Vodafone today has over 66 million IoT connections and has been recognised by Gartner as ‘Leader’ in its “Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M Services” for the fourth consecutive year. SAP applications and services enable more than 378,000 business and public sector customers. IANS

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India’s Leading Designers Come Together for a Fashion Show

Fashion and heritage come together

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India's leading designers came together for a for a fashion extravaganza. Pixabay

Twenty of India’s leading designers came together for a fashion extravaganza at the Capitals Heritage garden- The Sunder nursery. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) organised the fashion presentation as a part of the Inherit Festival. The two day festival , featured almost a 100 exhibitors showcasing the best of Indian craft, design, fashion, lifestyle and heritage tourism.

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The fashion presentation by FDCI took place in the Sunder Nursery. Wikimedia Commons

Designers, showcased four colour categories (white/ivory, earthy, indigo and the sari) at the balmy afternoon with a handloom soiree. Participating designers included AM:PM, Amita Gupta Sustainable, Asha Gautam, Charu Parashar, DHI, Diksha Khanna, Divya Sheth, Elisha Wadhwani, Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Ilk, Mynah’s Reynu Taandon, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Pawan Sachdeva, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Siddhartha Bansal, Suman Nathwani, SVA by Sonam & Paras, TAANI by Tanira Sethi and Urvashi Kaur. The grand finale of sorts was by the iconic duo, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore of Abraham & Thakore.

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“We are delighted to collaborate with Inherit 2019 that brings to fore the beauty of hand woven wonders and contemporary musings through the visionary palette of our participating designers. FDCI’s show is a tribute to the meeting of several disciplines of design through the medium of arts and crafts that will be exhibited in the two-day festival,” said FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi. (IANS)