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Lenovo Z41, Z51, Ideapad 100

Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and IdeaPad 100 notebooks kick offLenovo Tech World’s new product lineup
• Lenovo unveiled three new consumer laptops, Lenovo Z41, Lenovo Z51 and IdeaPad100, for users who value simple and functional design.
• Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 (featuring an optional Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera) are the ultimate multimedia workstations for music and video lovers.
• The IdeaPad100 is ideal for customers who need only the most essential laptop features.

Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 – The ultimate multimedia workstation for music and movie lovers

The new 14-inch Lenovo Z41 and 15-inch Lenovo Z51 laptopsare equal parts home-entertainment center and powerful workstation. Featuring a stunning FHD display, optional AMD discrete graphics and immersive Dolby® DS 1.0 Home Theater® Surround Sound for crisp sound and sharp visuals, they are idealfor streaming videos, downloading music and gaming. The new Lenovo Z41 and Lenovo Z51 come with advanced 802.11 a/c WiFi technology for up to three times the Internet speed of regular laptops for faster web surfing, streaming and downloading content. Engineered for productivity, the new laptops are powered by up to the latest Intel®CoreTM i7 processor with up to 1 TB of storage. The new Lenovo Z51 and Lenovo Z41 stand out for their beautiful color options in ebony black, chalk white and crimson red (for the 14-inch laptop).

Revolutionary Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera on the new Lenovo Z51

The new Lenovo Z51 also features an optional Intel® RealSenseTM 3D camera that brings the world to life in 3D. Featuring full 1080p color and a depth sensor, the revolutionary 3D camera allows the new Lenovo Z51 to sense and capture depth like the human eye. Users can 3D scan objects to 3D print, play 3D games or use gestures to control the laptop. Customerscan also create a more lifelike video chat experience by changing the background and sharing content.

Lenovo IdeaPad 100 – The ideal laptoppacked with the most essential features

Lenovo created the entry IdeaPad100 laptop for customers who need onlythe most essential features, such as surfing the web, creating content and managing lists. It features up to Intel® BayTrail-M N3540 processor, up to 500 GB HDD storage and integrated Intel® Graphics givingusersa fast processor, ample storage and solid display. The new IdeaPad100 runs up to 4 hours without plugging in so users can work, browse online, and watch videos and more with minimal interruption.Measuring at just 20.2 mm for the 14-inch and 22.6 mm for the 15-inch laptop, the thin and sleek IdeaPad100 looks anything but entry level with its classic ebony black finish. Starting at an incredibly affordable price of $249, the new IdeaPad100 fits in nearly any budget.

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funtuse

Focused on providing an open platform that promotes age-appropriate content for children, Funtuse combines the best of Netflix, Audible, Scribd, and Youtube and also provides content partners an alternative solution to monetize their catalogues.

Funtuse announces the launch of its subscription-based marketplace specifically developed to provide children with appropriate onlinecontent and as a platform for publishers to effectively monetize their catalogues.The Funtuse all-in-one service offers children 5 to 12 years of age an ad-free, curated content platformfeaturing games, audio books, e-books, videos, and music.

All Funtuse content is specifically selected by experts and child psychologists to ensure that anything published is age-appropriate and suitable for young viewers. By creating a platform that offers parents piece of mind in regards to the content their kids are watching, Funtuse’s cross-platform service also allows users to access content ondesktops, iPads and iPhones.

Content producers who are searching for an alternative and secure way to distribute and monetize their digital media can leverage the Funtuse platform to gain a worldwide audience. With full, country-specific distribution and copyright control, content makers can now easily upload their content on Funtusefor freeand receive a 50% share of subscription revenue generated by the platform. The more subscribers that view their content, the more revenue content providers receive.

“We look to offer children all over the world a secure and trusted digital environment to read, watch, and play the best quality content that can educate as well as entertain,” says FuntuseFounder &Business Development Manager SidharthDhingra.

“What we have developed is a platform that is beneficial for the end-user as well as the content provider who spends hours writing a great children’s e-book, or filming an insightful educational video series”, also he added.
Content producers can also follow specific user trends via Funtuse’s detailed analytics dashboard, making the feature a powerful tool that can be leveraged to turn insights into effective product and marketing strategies.For parents, the analytic feature enables them to track their child’s interaction with Funtuse’s content and gain a deeper understanding of their interests.

Additionally, content providers can benefit from Funtuse’s expansive PR network giving them invaluable exposure in a global market that — according to IT research and advisory firm Gartner — has increased to $20 billion.Funtuse is also uniquely positioned to provide access to content providerslooking to tap the vast Indian market, where30% of the country’s 1.27 billion people are under the age of 12and are increasingly following the footsteps of their western peers.

“Funtuse is live, and we are constantly looking for content partners — whether they be publishing houses, independent animators, self publishers or game developers to help us grow and offer a unique media platform to children all over the world,” adds Dhingra.

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Epson And Manchester United Renew Global Sponsorship Agreement

Innovation and technology leader Epson and sporting icon Manchester United today announced a further renewal of their global sponsorship agreement. Having first joined forces in 2010, the latest agreement reconfirms Epson as the club’s Official Office Equipment Supplier until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The renewal reflects the success to date of the partnership in helping Epson to engage more with its customers in key markets and enhance its global brand awareness. Now seeking to leverage its unique technologies in the office, commercial, healthcare, sports and other markets, Epson believes the relationship will continue to play a key role in boosting its global profile and supporting business growth for products such as inkjet printers, scanners, projectors and smart glasses.

According to the agreement, Epson will continue to benefit from stadium advertising rights and hospitality while supplying Manchester United with core office and front-of-house printing and imaging equipment. Although they compete in different environments, Epson believes the two organizations share a common commitment to continuous improvements in performance and innovation and to being an indispensable part of the community and the lives of customers and fans.

“We are very excited to renew our global sponsorship agreement with Manchester United,” said Ian Cameron General Manager of Brand Communications at Epson. “The partnership to date has provided us with numerous benefits in key markets such as the office and emerging economies, and the renewal reiterates both organizations’ strong and ongoing commitment to excellence and to helping our customers to achieve their dreams.”

Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:

“Manchester United is very proud of its partnership with Epson. Already a household name, the company has shown the innovation and determination to take this name further, breaking into new and emerging markets. We are happy to have played our part in this expansion, introducing its fantastic products to our global fan base. An example of this is Epson’s innovative 3D projector commercial featuring Manchester United players, which has been seen by over 10 million people worldwide.

“This is the second time Epson has extended its relationship with the Club – demonstrating the value that partnering with Manchester United brings to both the Club and to the partner.”

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Truebil, a Mumbai-based online automobile portal launches India’s only curated, authentic and verified virtual marketplace for pre-owned cars. The company aims to make pre-owned vehicle buying and selling experience more rewarding and hassle-free while ensuring absolute transparency to the buyers. Serving as the one stop solution for buying and selling of used automobile, Truebil provides free inspection and valuation, quick sell guarantee, free vehicle buying consulting, smooth paper transfer, loan assistance, insurance support and car spa to all the purchases made through the online portal.

Incepted in March 2015, Truebil was founded by Suraj Kalwani (CEO,) Ravi Chirania (Operations), Shubh Bansal (Marketing), Rakesh Raman (Product), RiteshPandey (Technology) Shanu Vivek (Marketing) and Himanshu Singhal (Operations). It was the information asymmetry and the lack of authenticity in the used car market that gave the seven founders the inspiration to take onus and build a platform that facilitates a unique car buying experience for the youth and the young families who are aspire to buy a value-for-money car. Through authentic and curated information, Truebil hopes to bring a revolution pre-owned vehicle industry.

“Consumer mindset and preference towards the pre-owned cars segment has changed tremendously over the years. Rising disposable income and aspirations along with the technological advancement have further given a boost to the pre-owned car market in the country. However, lack of authenticity, the never-ending negotiations and the various hassles involved make the entire buying process extremely challenging for the buyers. Truebil provides the consumers a one-stop solution for used cars purchase and acts as intelligent and equipped partner to address the issues they face.” says Shubh Bansal, Co-Founder & Chief of Marketing & Growth.

Unlike other used car dealers, at Truebil, each car undergoes an intensive inspection by its in-house auto engineers before Truebil team lists the selected cars on the platform. Each car listed on the portal carries a detailed inspection report. The brand believes in ensuring a satisfied consumer experience and to make it possible, it handholds its sellers and buyers throughout the entire transaction process.

Truebil has a team of young, highly motivated professionals who strive to help consumers buy and sell used cars in the simplest way possible.

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How VSBs chose security solutions - in their own words

Many small-business owners believe BYOD (bring-your-own-device) poses no threat to their company and have no interest in spending effort on mobile device security, while employees themselves think security is the responsibility of the business, a study by Kaspersky Lab has found.

A total of 6,219 respondents from 21 countries (Including India with 299 Respondents) took part in this year’s B2B Brand Tracking 2014. Respondents represented companies employing 1-1500+ people. All respondents were categorized according to the size of their business: Very Small Business (VSB, 1-50 employees), Small and Medium-sized Business (SMB, 50-1500 employees) or Enterprise (1500+ employees). The survey was conducted from October to November 2014.
All participants answered questions concerning the main obstacles they faced when building and maintaining a reliable IT infrastructure. Respondents also answered questions about the resources they use to learn about data protection and how they choose their IT solutions.
With the study showing that two-thirds (62%) of business owners and employees now use personal mobile devices for work, BYOD is no longer a developing trend, but a widely accepted business practice. It affects companies of all sizes, from the very large (5000+ employees) to the small (fewer than 25 employees).
In India, many users of free products have upgraded to a paid-for home solution due to their desire for increased security. However, they were unwilling to pay for a more expensive and complicated business solution. This change is partly the result of a new trend in flexible business operations: offices have become remote and people are increasingly working with their own devices. There may therefore be no reason for a business to buy a complex and expensive solution if employees already have solutions at home. The employer simply needs to permit them to work at home and use home computers.

However, attitudes towards protecting the information security of these devices often leave much to be desired. The consumer security risks survey found that 92% of respondents say that they keep sensitive corporative data on smartphones and tablets which they use for both work and personal activities. Six in ten (60%) are concerned about the threat of surveillance and information theft via mobile devices, but they do not actively protect themselves and rely on their employers to do so.

As for employers and small-business owners, a third (32%) sees absolutely no danger to their business in staff using personal mobile devices for work. The risk of data theft from an employee’s mobile device is not a pressing concern for them, so they do not pay much attention to it. However, representatives of larger businesses are more concerned about employees losing their mobile devices: 58% fear that the theft or loss of a device could damage the company.

Representatives of smaller businesses, who tend to be less interested in specific protection for mobile devices, believe that the basic security tools offered within free solutions should be sufficient. They don’t see any added value in spending extra money on dedicated solutions. More than 80% of respondents were not interested in information about managing the information security of mobile devices.

This kind of attitude – on the part of both device owners and their bosses – opens up a serious vulnerability for a corporate network. This weakness can potentially be exploited by cybercriminals as well as by unscrupulous competitors. There is always a chance of suffering financial losses (e.g. from a loss of client base), even if the general feeling is that a lost mobile device cannot cause any damage to the company. Moreover, according to Kaspersky Lab statistics [add reference] one in five Android users encountered a mobile threat in 2014; and 53% of such attacks were bank and SMS Trojans. Protection of the mobile environment is becoming a critical component of security. Kaspersky Small Office Security provides comprehensive protection for small businesses, including security for mobile devices.

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It’s time to get ready for a flash sale you don’t want to miss! GreenDust yet again brings a tantalizing deal with a flash sale on iPhone 5S which will be available just for Rs. 26,999. Users can avail this special offer on May 20, 2015. The stock of iPhone 5S would be available in three colours i.e. Gold, Silver & Space Grey.These phones would be open-box/ unboxed phone or refurbished version and would be the 16 GB models. These phones will have a six month warranty from GreenDust.

GreenDust is India’s largest and most trusted online store to sell open-box, refurbished, factory seconds, and surplus products. GreenDust’s reverse logistics engine is used by most manufacturers and e-commerce companies in India today and its “GreenDust Certified” seal is becoming a seal of approval in the often questionable market of refurbished products.

Hitendra Chaturvedi, Founder & CEO, GreenDust, commented, “We pride ourselves in delivering value-for-money deals for our existing and prospective customers. Our ‘flash sale’ model has received incredible response for numerous brands and we are affirmative that for iPhone 5S stock, we will receive even better turn out.”

The iphone sale was inspired by the huge success of GreenDust’s refurbished mobile “Flash Sale”, which is the first of its kind sale in India. There are innumerable online platforms selling mobiles, but there is none in the industry that can compete with GreenDust and its repair capability, reverse logistics network and after sales service network for refurbished phones.

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Tired of your baby’s unpredictable behaviour and incessant tears? Don’t be perturbed as Babyhugz has almost all the answers for those persistent baby-quandaries parents constantly face. Babyhugz.com, a content to commerce market place for babycare essentials, announces its blogging site, ‘http://babycare.babyhugz.com/’ that provides holistic solutions to new entrants in the hectic world of parenting. Helping them deal with all sorts of baby related problems, the platform is one of its kind and presents parents with innovative ideas to decode the language of their little ones and understand them in a better way.

It is a herculean task to handle the various issues related to babies and usually it leaves parents perplexed, annoyed and helpless. The portal presents parents with valuable information pertaining to baby care, baby growth, breast feeding, baby digestion, baby crying and everything else related to the little ones.

Babyhugz CEO Mr. RP Singh commented, “Our digital platform dovetails seamlessly with our core mandate of making parenting easier through our qualitative baby products and the reliable information that we provide through our content platform. We understand the challenges that parents have to face as far as their tiny tots are concerned. With this platform, we aim to reach out to all those parents who are anxious to nurture their little ones in the right manner.”

From ‘How to calm a crying baby in public’ and ‘Identifying common baby ailments’ to ‘How to establish good sleeping habits in babies and ‘How to control baby tantrums’, the platform provides everything related to little ones from alpha to omega.

Ms. Reema Batta, CMO of Babyhugz further elaborated, “Babyhugz is a content to commerce market place for babycare essentials. The blog extends this idea further. Considering raising a kid can be one of the biggest challenges parents go through, the blog is our way of being an able companion or their go-to guide for stress-free tips on child rearing. “It gives us great pleasure to launch the blog. As a brand we are focused on developing a holistic ecosystem for the families. We want to provide engaging information in addition to a carefully curated high quality product collection”.

Yes, it is a fussy and stressful affair to handle toddlers. There are only two things that can make the initial parenting journey, a cakewalk for parents: that adorable smile that their tiny tots flash and the brand new digital platform of Babyhugz, http://babycare.babyhugz.com/.

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Wd® Drives Solutions And Rewards With Enhanced Mywd

WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) company, and a world leader in storage solutions, today revealed its enhanced myWD™ Partner Program, an award-winning loyalty channel program for managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and system integrators with new features such as product solution centers, industry-focused marketing assets and on-demand product training.

As a result of more than a year of survey and ongoing feedback from WD’s valued myWD partners, the new and improved site offers new features that lead to a smooth user experience for myWD partners providing relevant and easy-to-access information at their fingertips. The new features include:

  • Industry focused marketing assets;
  • On-demand online product training through WD University, and
  • A points system, where members earn rewards based on purchases of WD products from authorized distributors.

“Since the launch of myWD in 2012, the program has grown to over 25,000 partners worldwide spanning across 190 countries and 17 languages,” said Jamie Vo, vice president of WD’s worldwide marketing. “With the re-launch of myWD, WD is proving its commitment to invest in the channel by presenting our valued partners opportunities to build their business in the growing storage applications of NAS, surveillance and datacenters.”  “In India, we currently have more than 4300 myWD partners. We value our relationship with them and take consistent steps to further strengthen that relationship,” added Khwaja Saifuddin, Senior Director – South Asia, Middle East and Africa for WD.

The myWD Partner Program provides channel partners with the resources and benefits they need to drive their business. PSSC Labs has used WD® drives in its solutions for many years, and two years ago, it joined the myWD Partner Program. “WD stands behind us just the way we stand behind our customers,” explains Alex Lesser, co-owner and vice president of PSSC Labs. “Not only do they offer very good, high-quality, high-performance drives for our solutions, but if there is a problem, they tackle it head-on just like we do.”

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Philippines-based BancNet secures

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been selected by BancNet to secure its mobile banking services. BancNet is a Philippines-based interbank network of 116 local and international banks, serving over 40 million cardholders. Gemalto’s Ezio Authentication Server and Mobile token will allow BancNet customers to pay their bills, check account balance, and transfer funds from their accounts with any member bank, using their computers and mobile devices to perform dynamic, multi-layer authentication and transaction verification.

The Philippines is an archipelago of over 7100 islands, with a population of 100 million. According to Citi Fin-Q 2013[1], 92% of Filipinos polled would like to ‘take their banking with them’ and be able to access all their finances on the go. This solution, which will enhance the present system of BancNet’s banking website[2], will enable stronger user-authentication through mobile phones, tablets, and other computer devices.

The Ezio Authentication Server is a token-agnostic solution that supports all leading authentication technologies[3], offering BancNet increased flexibility in selecting the most appropriate solution for their customers. It is also compatible with all open standards, enabling easy integration with BancNet’s legacy systems.

“We chose Gemalto because they are a leader in user authentication, with a proven track record in the Philippines,” said Aristeo Zafra, Jr., BancNet General Manager and Chief Operations Officer. “Their solution will enable our customers to access their bank accounts using mobile devices as their primary authentication device, with a greater sense of security. They would not need to carry or register multiple tokens.”

“In Philippines, 88% of the total mobile Internet population is under the age of 35[4]. With smartphone penetration expected to triple to 50% by 2015, BancNet has an enormous opportunity to tap into this enthusiastic generation,” said Michael Au, President South Asia and Japan at Gemalto. “Our future-proof solution will enable BancNet to offer exciting features that will attract and retain this segment of customers.”

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Supertron Annual Business Meet At Dubai

Supertron Electronics Pvt Ltd (SEPL) organized Annual Business Meet from 2nd May to 5th May at Dubai to celebrate the continuous growth in IT Industry and achieving 2000 cr milestone. Total 125 team members attended the meet from 34 branches to plan the future business strategy, target & action points.

Mr. V. K. Bhandari, CMD of SEPL had given a unique speech for future challenge, road map emphasizing on belief systems, passion, attitude and inter personalized skills, motivation and leadership qualities, he had given few examples thro audio-video clippings of common areas of SEPL business functions specially in product selling. He also highlighted the areas in optimization of resources such as product, fund, human resources and network. At this stage where IT industry growing 10-12% Supertron’s phenomenal team spirit has eying for 25% growth and has set up a target of 2500 crore in IT vertical only for the FY 15-16 and entire team SEPL is confident to achieve this milestone. Mr. Vibhor Agarwal, Director Marketing discussed in details about the Industry, opportunities and scope of improvement. Mr. Nirmal Kumar Meharia, Director Finance & administration has explained the financial part along with credit policy.

Supertron Annual Business Meet had the theme “There is no top, There are further heights to achieve” all members were ready to achieve the new heights from 2000 to 2500 crore. Company is eying for opportunities in smaller towns and wants to be closer to the customer and hence setting up 4 upcountry branches like Jabalpur and Puducheri opened recently. SEPL also opens satellite branches in Trivandrum and Rajkot.

All product managers had shared the ideas of future business road map of their Products with clear growth opportunities in an open forum. Meet also had elaborate interaction session on common issues and ways to address them.

Individual performance awards and overall branch performance along with different functional areas were awarded to the deserving candidates and it was followed by celebrating gala night.

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Trend Micro Incorporated, the global cloud security leader, announced a lucrative program for its channel partners to enhance sales of its Worry Free security solution. It is called the Summer Chiller scheme that started from May 11 and will go on till June 27,2015. The winners of the scheme have a chance to win gifts like Apple iPad mini with WIFI 16GB or Samsung LED TV Full HD 40 inches or Apple iPhone 6 – 16 GB.

AnandShringi, National Sales Manager – SMB & Consumer Products, India & SAARC,Trend Micro, commented, “Our partners are people behind the thriving reach of our optimum security range. We believe that this scheme is a perfect way to reward the most deserving and motivate them to drive the business further. We have always endeavoured to ascertain profitability for all our partners; simultaneously reducing their operational costs and building their service business. We are confirmatory that we will receive positive feedback and great participation for the same.”

The qualifying criteria to win the prizes are bifurcated into three slabs. The slab 1 is applicable for partners who sell Worry Free Fresh worth INR 1,50,000 would stand a chance to win Apple iPad mini with WIFI 16GB. The slab 2 is applicable for partners who sell Worry Free Fresh worth INR 3,00,000 and will stand a chance to get Samsung LED TV Full HD 40 inches. In third slab, the partners who will sell Worry Free Fresh worth INR 4,00,000 will get an Apple iPhone 6 – 16GB.

This scheme is valid on fresh Worry Free paper licenses for 5 users to 250 users only. It is not valid on enterprise accounts, boxes and renewals. The scheme will not be reimbursed for cash or any other gift item.
Trend Micro believes in mutual growth with channel partners and wishes to boost its partner ecosystem with robust growth opportunity.

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Flickr

Flickr has added a range of new search tools to automatically analyse and sort people’s photos. The update follows from the sites’ offer of 1TB of free space to every user — and hopes to encourage people to take up that space and use it to store all of their photos.

The new search tools are led by intelligent tools that can look at a picture and tell what’s in it, and what colours it is made up of. Users can then search through pictures uploaded to Flickr — either their own or all of those that have been made public — by simply asking for a particular object, place or thing.

If users want to find pink flowers, for instance, they can search for flower and then pick the relevant colour from a picker at the top of the page.

The company has used the same recognition technology to create a window called “magic view”, which picks out certain parts of pictures to categorise them. So the site will organise pictures according to whether they have an animal in, for instance, and then whether that animal is a bird or a dog. It does the same for categories including photos of people, plus whether they’re a child or a group shot; sorting by style such as abstract or black and white; and different kinds of text.

Flickr has also added new options to make it easier to get photos into the service, and to arrange them when they are.

It has launched a new automatic uploader for Windows and Mac that will pop up whenever a memory card is inserted into a computer. It will then let users upload photos automatically, keeping them private until a decision is made.

The 1,000 GB of storage space was rolled out in the spring of 2013. Flickr said then that it received a huge increase in sign-ups, but the huge amount of space left many with huge catalogues of pictures that could only be scrolled through or searched according to tags.

The search tool is partly a response to that problem, and partly a move to make it easier for people to store their entire libraries in Flickr’s cloud. Once users select a certain set of photos, they can easily move them into an album for sharing, batch downloading or for later reference.

The new tools work by using “convolutional neural networks”, or computers that act like human brains. That means that even when it is wrong, it will often be in an understandable way — mistaking a push bike for a motorcycle, for instance — and that when it gets it wrong it will learn from user feedback.

The search uses the same intelligence to make less mistakes when phrases are entered, too. The team showed off the way that the new search will know that “dusty hill” is the bassist from ZZ top, rather than a hill with dust on; and that “pumpkin pie” is not just pumpkins and pies.

The updates are also being rolled out for mobile devices. As well as being able to use the more intelligent tools on mobile, too, the company hopes that the extra storage can lure people away from other services like Apple’s built-in iCloud, which has a much more limited amount of space.

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Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of optimization software for the process industries, today announced the general availability of aspenONE(R) Engineering and aspenONE(R) Manufacturing and Supply Chain Version 8.8 software. Developed for firms in the Oil, Gas, Chemicals, Engineering & Construction and other process industries, aspenONE V8.8 is a powerful software release featuring user-friendly, streamlined workflow innovations that allow users to minimize capital costs, improve plant productivity and boost operational profitability.

With this latest release, AspenTech delivers the technology enhancements needed to achieve operational excellence, enabling leading global firms to improve margins, increase yields, meet customer demand, gain competitive advantage and implement innovation across the enterprise.

Manolis Kotzabasakis, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at AspenTech, said, “The aspenONE V8.8 software release offers significant performance and quality enhancements in several technical areas, including adaptive process control, relief sizing and revalidation, methanol partitioning in hydrocarbon modeling, and a complete suite of refinery reactor models. Additionally, our customers will experience improved deployment of these latest innovations that will enable them more quickly, efficiently and profitably to design, build and operate their manufacturing plants and supply chains.”

James Holoboff, Senior Project Manager, Process Ecology added, “AspenTech has armed us with a methanol partitioning capability that is much more accurate than previous approaches. The addition of the Cubic Plus Association (CPA) fluid property package gives us the capability to better serve our clients and ultimately help them achieve their operational excellence goals.”

The aspenONE V8.8 software benefits include:

– Capital and Energy Cost Optimization with Streamlined Workflows. Enhancements to Activated Analysis in Aspen HYSYS(R) and Aspen Plus(R) improve performance and usability. Fully integrated cost estimation, energy optimization, and Heat Exchanger Design and Rating (EDR) technology brings key information to the process simulation environment, allowing faster and more accurate optimal design selection earlier in the conceptual engineering phase. The updated EDR user interface provides easier access to advanced features of the EDR product suite, aspenONE Exchange and the direct availability to the HTFS Research Network(TM).

– Safety Improvements via Increased Relief Sizing Capabilities. New relief load calculation enhancements for heat exchanger tube rupture, fire emergency and control valve failure expand relief sizing and safety modeling capabilities. Time to conduct pressure relief analysis is generally reduced by 50 percent.

– Lower Operating Costs Due to Accurate Methanol Partitioning Modeling. With the addition of the Cubic Plus Association (CPA) fluid property package, V8.8 software more effectively models methanol behavior to accurately predict hydrate formation, improving flow assurance in pipelines and meeting environmental regulations.

– Optimized Throughput and Planning with Complete Suite of Reactor Models. New Naphtha Hydrotreater and Alkylation models create a complete refinery reactor and assay management suite from within Aspen HYSYS Petroleum Refining. For the first time, our customers have a brand new, complete suite of refinery reactor models available. The resulting flexibility means all process units can be accurately modeled and optimized, supporting planning for maximum profits.

Energy Savings with the Extension of Polymer Modeling to Solids. Polymers can be treated as solids below their melting points in Aspen Plus, allowing for accurate upstream and downstream modeling of solids production, including dewatering and drying.

– Fast Adaptation of Controller Strategy to Economic Objectives. The new Smart Tune technology in Aspen DMC3 enables users to quickly adapt to changing economic scenarios. It lowers the barrier to controller design and maintenance by providing more insight into controller strategy, and allows more users to set up and periodically reconfigure the optimizer more frequently with reduced workflow complexity.

– Improved Plant Scheduler Efficiency with Advanced Campaign Management and Visualization. The New Campaign Manager in Aspen Plant Scheduler(TM) enables speedy creation and scheduling of an ideal production sequence or product wheel. Proven sequencing algorithms further optimize grade transitions to reduce off-spec production and enhance asset utilization.

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Kaspersky Lab presents a new version of Kaspersky Security Scan, a free solution for Windows-based computers. Now the scanner not only detects malicious software and operating system settings that make the device vulnerable, but also offers users advice on resolving any issues identified.

Kaspersky Security Scan enables users to quickly scan their computers for cyberthreats. The scanner works even if there is another security solution installed on the computer. However, according to Kaspersky Security Scan data, 19% of devices on which the solution was installed in the first quarter of 2015, were not protected – that is to say, there was no antivirus solution installed on the devices or an existing solution was disabled.

Unsurprisingly, during the same period the scanner detected malware on nearly one fifth (18%) of the devices it scanned. In addition, dangerous vulnerabilities, such as blocked system processes, hidden files, etc., were found on 40% of computers. These statistics indicate that many users today need additional protection.

As well as finding threats on the device, the updated Kaspersky Security Scanner also offers advice about how to get rid of these threats. For example, the scanner may suggest that users install specialized applications to clean an infection or encourage them to change operating system settings. Full information about OS settings is available in the scanner’s main window. The new version also allows users to enable regular automatic scans on those days which are convenient for them.

“It is important to remember that although free solutions are undoubtedly useful, they cannot replace Internet Security-class protection, because for a long time now the techniques used by cybercriminals have encompassed more than just malware,” says Vladimir Zapolyansky, Vice-President, Product and Technology Marketing, Kaspersky Lab. “The scanner can quickly scan the computer for potential risks when there are no other options, or it can complement an existing antivirus solution to strengthen security. However, in all other cases an integrated, multi-tier security solution should be used on a permanent basis.”

The new Kaspersky Security Scan is already available to users in 11 languages at http://www.kaspersky.com/free-virus-scan. By default, the solution is installed in the device’s language, but now the language setting can be changed as part of the installation process. In addition, by clicking a smiley in the application’s main window ‘Easter egg’* lovers can get the chance to shoot down an airship.

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