Express Computer: Canara Bank upgrades, move off Windows XP

Canara Bank, one of India’s largest and oldest state-owned banks, has completed its migration from Windows XP. They have moved around 33,000 PCs to a modern version of Windows operating system realizing the potential security vulnerabilities and monetary hazards. To this, Karan Bajwa, Managing Director, Microsoft India, said, “Running unsupported technology especially in the BFSI sector carries huge risk. Canara Bank is amongst the progressive PSU banks in India that have taken the decision to move off Windows XP. They understand how debilitating and damaging the security breaches can be after support ends. We urge all businesses to complete their migration immediately, if they haven’t already.”

Times of India: Technology powered small and medium enterprises to grow faster, says study

Microsoft is making efforts to help the small and medium enterprises segment expand and adopt its cloud offering. The article highlights the findings of the study commissioned by Microsoft and independently conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and a leading adviser on business strategy that adoption of IT business solutions by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) resulted in creation of new jobs and brought revenue growth in a period of three years, compared to SMEs that were using little technology.

Times of India: Microsoft woos IT professionals with new tools to manage mobiles, tablets

Updates on the BUILD conference in San Francisco, where Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the availability of Office for iPad – a product aimed at end users. He also discussed his vision for the company and reiterated that the focus was on three groups – end users, developers and IT professionals. The article discusses the announcement of Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), a cloud-based tool that IT managers can use to manage the smartphones and tablets that employees in their companies use.