Thursday, December 13, 2012

BSA The Software Alliance, an organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world, has announced that Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) has become the first Public Private Partnership globally to be Certified in Standards-based SAM for Organization or CSS(O). It is the second Indian organisation after Symphony Services to achieve CSS(O) status. The certification was awarded by H.V. Raghuram, Managing Director, Karnataka Udyog Mitra, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka to Davesh Shukla, CIO & Vice President – IT, DIAL.

CSS(O) is the first and only enterprise-level certification for Software Asset Management (SAM) in the industry based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) SAM standard. CSS(O) was developed through a collaboration between BSA and leading Indian knowledge partners including KPMG and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited, and has been tested and proven through a local pilot program with Symphony Services in November 2011.

By being certified in Standards-based SAM, organisations will be able to better align their software assets with their operational needs, maintain and easily prove their license compliance, accrue software and network cost efficiencies, and improve their business performance. In addition, they will receive a two-year audit forbearance from major software publishers, which will help minimise their risk and improve business efficiencies.
IIPM’S FEST - AMAZE 2012 ENDS WITH A BIG BANG…
India’s Liveliest & Biggest B-School fest witnesses a participation of over 188 colleges!
New Delhi - 13th December 2012: Three-day long festivities at IIPM concluded with a big bang in New Delhi yesterday. The Indian Institute of Planning & Management’s (IIPM) Annual cultural fest - AMAZE 2012 witnessed a participation of over 188 colleges from Delhi & NCR.
Speaking on the occasion Ms Rajita Chaudhari, Dean, IIPM, Centre for Higher Education "Every year the theme of Amaze is different. The theme is selected keeping in mind the area that interest the youth. Last year the theme was SACK - Students Against Corruption and Kick Backs. This year we thought we should focus on the abilities of the youth to go beyond boundaries and think unconventionally so the theme was ‘Free Your Mind’, which has many interpretations and originates from IIPM's ideology ‘Dare to Think Beyond’. The theme was followed in all the competitions, like the debate topic was "Man does not have the ability to exercise free will’, the topic of creative writing competition was’ If the Mind is Blind, the Eyes Cannot See’ etc. Prices worth Rs 1, 00,000 were awarded to Fashion Show & Debate competition winners & a Trip to Leh Ladakh for case study winners.
To support the theme we thought of doing unconventional activities which includes Pool Party, In House Karaoke Evening, Bull Riding, Paint Ball, DJ Night, Wall Climbing etc. The hospitality we extend not only to our judges but to our participants and sponsors also. IIPM's fest is getting bigger and better every year like this year 188 colleges participated as compare to 100 colleges last year. Next year Amaze will be more bigger and livelier with may be even International participants."
Having kicked off on December 10th, the festival was integrated with various competitions like 360 degree - The Best Manager, Debate Competition, Ad Guru, Ad zap competition & case study competition titled Nutcracker. The other cultural events include singing & dancing competition and Street plays amongst others. The added attraction was Fashion show judged by International Fashion choreographer Vinay Gupta, and Mr. & Ms Amaze 2012. There was a special DJ night & a pool party was organized to conclude the fest.
Winners: Debate Winners: Jamia Milia Maisara Khan
Fashion Show Winners: Institute of Home Economics
Ad Zap Winners: Sri Venkateshwara Shivangi, Shreya

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