iValue To Host 120+ CXO’s in Europe for iStorm 2017

September 4, 2017

BENGALURU, India – September 4, 2017 – iValue InfoSolutions, a technology leader in Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) protection & management area, is back with its most coveted event that will host 120+ CXOs from Top 200 Business across key verticals, from India & Africa.

iStorm by iValue a biennial event is a platform which brings together Industry experts, Regulators, Consultants, Nodal agencies and OEM’s to discuss, share and collaboratively learn trends around technology, threat, compliance and regulatory needs, with an objective to empower CXO’s to consistently put business ahead of evolving trends and threats.

iValue’ s flagship event iStorm is an exclusive invite-only conclave for CXOs from Top Business across key verticals – BFSI, ITeS, Telecom, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Consumer Technology Hospitality and Infrastructure, across from India & Africa. The 4th edition of iStorm’2017 will focus on “Deciphering the Digital Transformation Journey” and will be hosted at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the land of wine, silk and song – Tbilisi, Georgia, from October 4th to 7th, 2017.

The event will provide a platform for CXO’s to learn from industry experts and share best practices amongst their peers relevant to their business type, scale and vertical with relevant case studies, to keep them ahead of disruptions on both threat and technology front along with fast evolving compliance and privacy trends.

Past Success of iStorm

Previous editions of iStorm were successfully held in Pattaya in 2011, Bali in 2013 and in Atlantis, Dubai in 2015. During July’2017, the 1st ever iStorm specific to BFSI vertical was hosted in Udaipur, India.

The underlying theme for last edition of iStorm 2015 was ‘Together towards Tomorrow’, which was towards understanding business and IT challenges around Data, Network and Application protection and management, along with evolving compliance and threat management needs and to collaboratively address them by putting the best minds together to share and learn for keeping business ahead of threat and technology disruption while ensuring evolving compliance needs.

For the 1st time, vertical tracks were introduced with specific break-out sessions for BFSI, Government, ITeS & Manufacturing verticals. Vertical specific use-case, compliance needs and best practices shared helped CXO’s get maximum mileage from their interaction with OEM’s, Consultants and Industry experts.

The sharing of learning and experience from CXO’s from their own vertical, further enhanced relevance and learnings to all participating CXO’s during the Dubai event.

iStorm 2017 BFSI conclave saw participation of 70 delegates including Consultants, Industry experts, Regulatory body, OEM’s and Cyber Security experts. Most of the leaders acknowledged with the fact that ‘Digital Disruption’ is already the way forward, with SMAC and IoT adoption being the base camp to digital transformation.

The key takeaway for participants of iStorm BFSI were areas to focus on for DX initiatives along with an overall understanding of options available to stay safe and secure, keeping cognizance of fast evolving threat landscape in effective protection and management of Data, Network and Application – DNA of Digital business.

Some of the participating CXO’s Views on iValue iStorm

Sachin Mandhare, DirectorTechnology, Pinwheel Technology: Understanding the latest technology and threat landscape is a primary need for our industry i.e. BFSI. These days, one cannot afford to ignore the value that IT brings to an enterprise. iStorm 2015 helped us understand the latest solutions to emerging problems in enterprise IT.

Krishnan Nilakantantan, CIO, Muthoot Fincorp: iStorm 2015 gave us an in-depth awareness of the threat landscape. It’s also a great platform to network and meet people who bring value to your profession.

Raman Murthy, GM, Bank of Maharashtra: The 2017 BFSI iStorm event was very well organized. The presentations were very informative and very interesting. The panel discussion invited the attention of all towards the investment in security concerns, particularly in terms of time and efforts needed by organizations to protect the interest of all stake holders. It was a wonderful opportunity for networking. Looking forward for next iStorm.

Digital transformation is not only about technology, it’s about positive changes which an organization could embrace upon combining Technology and culture of an organization. iStorm’2017 will offer insights from industry leaders, visionaries and innovators who are zealous to seize the opportunities in the DNA space.” said Sriram S, Co-Founder & Director at iValue InfoSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

What iStorm 2017 has to offer?

  • 120+ technology experts and their perspectives
  • 10+ empowering sessions by Tech Solution Visionaries
  • 8+ key verticals
  • Unlimited networking

Industry Experts will share experiences and solutions about transformative projects, compelling use cases, and best practices that aim to educate and empower attendees to thrive in the digital future.

Launching iStart – India’s first digital security innovation hunt

Starting this year, iValue is introducing iStart-a first of its kind nation-wide start-up innovation hunt in the Data, Network & Application (DNA) protection and management domains. Learn more about it at: http://istart.ivalue.co.in/register.html or join their Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/istart2017

Two top innovators selected from the iStart program will have a chance to participate, present, showcase their innovation and interact with top 120 business houses to jumpstart their business.

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About iValue InfoSolutions

iValue incorporated with a mission to empower organizations to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical & differentiators of business, to ensure profitable growth.

iValue has 75+ compelling and complementing offerings around DNA protection and management, through direct partnership with 30+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s, for its 6000+ customers through 500+ global, national and regional system integrators.

iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with vertical, customer, solution and technology focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa market and Singapore office for duty exempted purchases.

iValue won Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year, 2013 & 2014 for fastest growing technology companies. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015. iValue has been growing consistently at 5+ times market growth rates over the last 9 years.

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For more information, visit www.iValue.co.in or mail info@iValue.co.in

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iValue Receives “Best Value Added Distributor for APAC” Award from Forcepoint

July 5, 2017

BENGALURU, INDIA – July 5, 2017 – iValue InfoSolutions, a leader in the digital asset protection and data, network and application management, has been awarded as the “Best Value Added Distributor (VAD) for APAC” by Forcepoint. The award recognizes iValue’s efforts and performance in achieving the highest business volume in the Asia Pacific region for Forcepoint. The award was presented to iValue during the Forcepoint APAC Partner Conference 2017 held recently at Le Méridien, Bangkok, Thailand.

During the last fiscal, iValue continued to grow over five times the industry average, clocking more than sixty percent growth year-on-year.  Forcepoint’s business is a key driver of iValue’s fast paced growth in India leveraging on its industry leading solutions offering in cloud security (web security, email security) and data and insider threat security (Forcepoint DLP).

Collaborative approach between iValue and Forcepoint team in the market has helped iValue win recognition at APAC level,” said Subodh Anchan, Director – Alliances at iValue InfoSolutions. “We cherish the success and growth through our long standing relationship with Forcepoint and look forward to partnering more deeply for world level recognitions moving forward.

iValue has been a trusted business partner for a long time. They have made an incredible impact in creating a sustainable, high-performance partner ecosystem that has greatly contributed to the growth of Forcepoint’s business in India,” said Maurizio Garavello, Vice President of Sales, APAC, Forcepoint. “Their proactive support and expertise in ensuring an ongoing successful partner enablement program has helped Forcepoint and our partners achieve continued success in large and hybrid IT environments, especially in the government and BFSI segments. I commend iValue on their tremendous accomplishment and congratulate them for being recognized as the best Value Added Distributor in Asia Pacific.”

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide.

For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec

About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA) management areas, using Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

With a mission to empower organizations to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical & differentiators of business, to ensure profitable growth,  iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

The team at iValue has proven track record for creating robust and scalable delivery models for niche, complementing and compelling offering, through customer engagements, while continuing to provide scalable growth for popular offerings, through its focused partner engagements. iValue has direct partnership with 22+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through  500+ partners including Global, National, Regional and Local SI’s. iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with channel, solution, vertical & customer focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants &  Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates since inception. iValue won Deloitte India Technology Fast 50 award for India and Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year, 2013 & 2014. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015.

For more information, visit www.iValue.co.in or mail info@iValue.co.in


CA Technologies Appoints iValue InfoSolutions as Value Added Distributor in India

February 17, 2017

Working together to drive digital transformation for emerging enterprises in the mid-market segment

MUMBAI, India – February 17, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has appointed iValue InfoSolutions as a Value Added Distributor (VAD) for India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region to grow the mid-market segment and address customers’ needs in their digital transformation journey.

iValue InfoSolutions (iValue) is a leading technology enabler that provides compelling and complementary offerings in the areas of digital asset protection and data, network & application management. As part of this agreement, iValue is authorized to promote, sell and support CA Technologies’ software solutions through its extensive network of resellers in the region.

Welcoming iValue InfoSolutions, Saivijay KhanagavSenior Director, CA Technologies Partners and Channels in India & SAARC Region said, “Partners are an important part of our growth strategy for India & SAARC. iValue with its technical skills, expertise and wide distribution network in the mid-market segment complements CA’s technology leadership in digital transformation. We are delighted to partner with iValue and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship that delivers even greater value to our customers.”

iValue is very excited about this partnership. CA Technologies is a strategic technology leader. CA helps thousands of customers shape their future from planning to development to management to security to respond to the challenges of the application economy,” said Subodh Anchan, Director of Alliances, iValue InfoSolutions. “With digital at the core of the application economy, partnering with CA Technologies, we will effectively address the digital transformation needs of customers in the mid-market.  We are confident that this partnership will be a win-win for both parties,” he added.

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About iValue InfoSolutions

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and complementary offerings, in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) management areas, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle frameworks.

iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates since inception. iValue won Deloitte India Technology Fast 50 award for India and Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year 2013 & 2014. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015. With a mission to empower organizations, to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical & differentiators of business, to ensure profitable growth, iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & System integrators partnership. For more information, visit www.ivalue.co.in.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.


What the IT Industry Wants from FM in Budget 2017

January 31, 2017

Ahead of the Union Budget to be announced on February 1 this year, industry expectations are building up. After having made some major announcements in form of GST and demonetization, the government may now need to do a balancing act. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley certainly has a tough task ahead of him. The IT industry, in particular, is hoping for some tax relief and other reforms that can boost investment and improve the overall economic situation in the country. Sriram S, Co-Founder and Director at iValue InfoSolutions shares some of his expectations from Union Budget 2017.

Post Demonetization

Tax relief measures – Although taxes are always under the scanner every time the Union Budget is announced, this year the focus on tax reforms is much higher. After the demonetization drive, everyone is hoping for lower personal and corporate taxes as that would be a logical move to encourage honest tax payers and ensure better compliance and coverage.

Incentives for online payments – There should be some extra benefits or incentives to promote digital transactions, and perhaps some disincentives for cash transactions. These steps are necessary to promote a less-cash economy as digital payments cannot be encouraged through apps and PoS alone, considering the poor infrastructure and lack of digital literacy in the country.

Focus on cyber security – With increase in digitization, cyber security will play a big role in ensuring safety of online transactions. Therefore, the government must allocate a higher budget to enable cyber security across digital platforms.

Encouraging SMEs/Start-Ups – Income tax slab rates should be revised to give relief to IT start-ups or small and medium businesses, while larger businesses may be taxed at higher rates.

Impetus to IT Industry

Investment in infrastructure – As we move towards a digitally-oriented economy, the government would have to substantially improve the existing telecom and network infrastructure in the country. This obviously calls for substantially higher investments in this area.

Continued IT Focus – The government should continue to focus on smart cities, e-governance, online transactions/payments and other measures that will give impetus to the growth of IT industry.

Improve cash flows – Steps should be taken to improve the current cash flow situation in the market. For example, TDS refunds take 3-4 years, thereby impacting the availability of working capital to grow business. Upfront payment requirements for custom duties, service tax and VAT also affect the cash flow severely.

Other reforms – The industry would also benefit from simplification of existing tax procedures, clarity on dual taxation and variable tax rates across states and other such issues related to octroi/entry taxes, permits etc. that are expected to be addressed through GST.

Implementation of GST

Consolidated tax structure – GST will offer the much-needed clarity on taxes and ensure a consolidated tax structure with uniform rates across states facilitating smooth movement of goods across India.

GST timelines – The passing of GST Bill in both houses of the Parliament was a great achievement for the government last year. Even though the government expects GST rollout to happen by July this year, there is still some confusion on certain issues.  The upcoming budget can bring about more clarity on GST and its specific timelines.

This year a lot depends on how the much-awaited Goods & Services Tax (GST) is implemented as that would define the other related tax reforms. We hope GST will be linked to collections and not sales, which will help in resolving some of the cash flow challenges of small and medium companies. Apart from this, the government may announce special incentives for honest taxpayers and take other positive steps to lift the economy post demonetization.

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About iValue

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA) management areas, using Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

With a mission to empower organizations to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical business assets & differentiators for protecting & growing business profitably, iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for businesses, across all vertical & sizes, through its OEM, consultant & channel partnerships.

iValue won Deloitte India Technology Fast 50 award for India and Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for the 2nd consecutive year with 137% CAGR over last 3 years. iValue was also “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014. iValue has been consistently growing at 4+ times market growth rates since inception.

The team at iValue has proven track record for creating robust and scalable delivery models for niche, complementing and compelling offering, through customer engagements, while continuing to provide scalable growth for popular offerings, through its focused partner engagements. iValue has direct partnership with 22+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 6000+ Customers through 500+ partners including Global, National, Regional and Local SI’s. iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with channel, solution, vertical & customer focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. Please visit www.iValue.co.in.


IT Industry Speaks on Demonetization of 500 & 1000 Currency Notes

November 11, 2016

Quote by Sudip De, Director at DOEL International Pvt Ltd.

sudip-de-director-doelDOEL applauds for the step taken by PM Narendra Modi to curb corruption.A Master Stroke to bottle up both terrorism and black money stashed in gunny bags and lockers.  It will affect the traders who carry in processors, memory storage and flash products. Otherwise IT and mobility are pretty settled business through national distribution. All cash businesses would be hit. Legal distribution through NDs & RDs would thrive to topple the grey market; trade would be hit in the short term but in the long term people would learn to do their business through cheques or net banking. I just hope the daily wage earners are not hit. Most of them have not been able to decipher the entire process clearly and they should be educated. I prefer sudden jerks and so am happy the way it has been done. Any bad habit goes off in a jiffy. It is not planned

Quote by M A Mannan, Country Manager, India at Corsair.

m-a-mannan-country-manager-corsair-memory-india-pic1This is a great initiative by the government and a bold step towards future. Though it came as a surprise but everyone should appreciate and support the initiative to flush out fake currency, black money from our country. Biggest plus is at least this government is initiating some kind of actions against black money which is good for the economy. Minus from this development is to wait and watch, as money demonetization has happened before in history but with no effects on black money. Suggestions could be many but when it is done it’s done. It should have been done in a phased manner to start with 1000Rs and then to 500Rs.

IT industry won’t be affected much by this step as all business ethics are followed in IT industry. For imports we do it thru banks so not much changes. It won’t curb grey channel market but will surely have an adverse effect on the products which are promoted by grey channel. Money transfer would be a daunting task for grey guys.

Quote by Sanjay Patodia, CEO at Galaxy Office Automation Pvt. Ltd.

The ban on big currency notes will definitely going to give a positive boost, but only in the short term. The government is allowing people to deposit money into the system, but also reserve the right to audit it. There is still not much clarity on some points like the penalty for not depositing money in a given time frame and the rates of the penalty for late deposit.

The other thing to look forward is how the government can sustain this impact. With the arrival of new big currency the government should make efficient plans to curtail on cash money. 

Although, this step will help in increasing cash flow for the banking system, which is currently facing a lot of deficit issues which further can lead to help businesses and industries. Overall all the industries will get benefitted since liquidity will come directly into the banks, which will lead to a rate reduction and hence more cash will flow into the market as part of the loan. This will create a positive impact on corporate who can get more liquidity for newer projects and investments.”

Quote by Rajan Chellappan, Managing Director at Optiserv Solutions Pvt Ltd.

We will call it a calculated step by Government of India towards the economic growth of the country. This step will help in making cashless transactions a mainstream. However, this will not going to affect IT sphere, particularly the organized IT industry, where all the transactions are done through banking systems only.”

Quote by S Sriram, CEO, iValue infosolutions

sriram-s-ceoThis is one great move by the government of India. It will serve the country on the long run. The major implications will result in faster GDP growth, inflation will fall, and products will become more affordable which will fuel the demand and further growth of the industries.

On the other hand, inflation will fall along with stronger growth. Products will be more affordable including large ticket items like housing. Once cleaned up, further generation of black money will be dramatically cut down and more transactions will happen electronically instead of cash and hence the counterfeit will reduce. There won’t be much of an impact on the IT industry  as they prefer purchase and sales through banking system only.”

Quote by Rohit Agarwal, CEO at Astrum Electronics India Pvt Ltd

rohit-photoFirst it was like a big shock but, in reality this is really going to be of great help to nation and its economy in long term, for short term there will be chaos and tightness in liquidity. For IT industry there is not going to be a major impact as our industry works mostly (around 90%) in bill and there is only less component of it which is in real cash, if we talk about branded materials. But those who are not selling brand and are importing material from China it will be big challenge for them as there 90% business in cash. The main issue will be at the consumer level as most of the people are buying in cash and people are not habituated to use of debit and credit card so sales will suffer in short term. This move will help brands to grow and helps in curbing the fake, grey market, and Chinese import cash sales. Most importantly, I think the way money is going to be sucked in the system there is no way to get liquidity back in the system immediately. I mean for a person who is salaried or doing his business 100% in bill he will also have a cash crunch. There should have better availability for replacing old currencies, as there is limit for withdrawal of money, which can cause trouble for common people to manage day to day expenses.

But, this move is designed to lock out money that is unaccounted for – known as ‘black money’- which may have been acquired corruptly or being withheld from the tax authorities. So we are flattered by this ‘Master Stroke’ to reduce corruption, black money and promotion of digital economy.”

Quote by Satish Kumar V, Country Head at DMX India

satishWe are proud of this bold decision taken by the Indian Government. The amount of planning and systematic preparation is appreciable and the daring step is worth lauding.

As per now, there should not be any major impact on the general IT sector as we have a highly structured business to deal with. In fact, this is a welcoming opportunity for the IT industry as the dependency on the banking & online transactions and, communications is set to grow exponentially. This development would help hardware / software / services players to perform smart business, maintaining a transparent track record. It is also a boost to the start-up segment that can now take the cashless transactions and related shopping / purchase related experience to new levels of comfort with their innovative platform & service idea.

Right now we only see the positives from this measure by the government & Reserve Bank. Firstly, this step can bring grey market commodities / illegal money lending / money laundering etc., under control which is otherwise unmanageable. Furthermore, it can alleviate the lives of our farmers, artisans and similar other sections. By actively participating in micro and rural financing through official means, they can actually come out of the clutches of money lenders & middle men.

While the demonetizing announcement with immediate effect is the highlight of the idea, the government and the banking sectors has to take the responsibility to come to the rescue of the general population to ensure minimal confusion and more normalization of day to day operations as well as facilitating industry specific needs.

Overall, the gradual transition starting with Aadhaar/ PAN/ Bank account linking, penetration of digital wallets and online services, multiple instances to declare black money followed by back end preparation of new currency will definitely bring evident changes in the governance.”

Quote by Biswas Nair,Founder & Managing Director at Inspirria Cloudtech

biswas-nair-ceoI feel the sense of surprise was important for this kind of strategic action. There couldn’t have been any better way of bringing about this change. The demonetization of high-value currency is a bold and impactful change taken by the government to curb the menace of black money, corruption and counterfeit currency notes, especially a surgical strike on the so called parallel economy.

This decision will be hardly impacting businesses in the IT industry as most of the transactions are done digitally. But, certainly the largest employee base in the IT industry may feel the inconvenience in near future because of the pull out of the 500 and 1000 currency notes. We need to understand that these young employees are one of the most avid spenders too, albeit some of them have moved to debit and wallet money. The demand for digital money will eventually lead to more use of plastic and e-wallet money, providing a great boost to the e-wallet companies like PayTM and Citrus as they will drive more adoption from the fence sitters.”

The biggest plus is that people who have this so called black money will be in serious trouble as the amnesty period is over with the IDS scheme on Sept 30 and if they declare the wealth now they pay 60% tax compared to 45% through IDS 2016. Also, the reality bubble will be over and reality as a source to channelize black money will also end bringing in parity with the realistic prices. I also hope that the security measures for these new currencies are more stringent to have any future worry of fake currency.

There would be a little inconvenience for commoners for their daily consumption for the next few weeks till the new currency comes into circulation. Also, there would be an issue with foreigner visitors who have already converted their currency into old notes and may not have much option left, though I guess they will still have their debit/credit card available for usage..  Also, there is no clarity if the Indian tourists who are currently travelling overseas can exchange these invalid monetary currencies in overseas countries.

We hope that the ATM’s and branches should quickly flush-up with the new currency and restoring normalcy. The media (social and traditional) were well used to communicate the information to the population at large and hope the same has been done through AIR and Panchayats to reach out to the rural audience too.”


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