By rbj

Allview, the European smartphones and tablets brand, present on the market for over 12 years, launches the V-bass smart speaker, a device meant not just for playing audio content, but to also answer questions and vocal commands. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, the V-bass smart speaker provides general knowledge information, tells jokes, plays audio books or creates tasks or shopping lists.

| 24 April 2017 |

By rbj

Huawei announced the official launch of its new Enterprise Global Service Center (EGSC) in Bucharest, Romania. The new EGSC is a unique one-stop multi-service platform, transforming the way customers and partners interact with Huawei. The innovative service center is located in a new facility that covers an area of 2,000 square meters and it had an investment of about 10M Euro.

“The new Huawei Enterprise Global Service Center consists of four units: technical support, remote delivery, network operation, and marketing and

| 04 April 2017 |

By rbj

GTS Telecom, one of the most important infrastructure-based telecommunication services provider in Romania, announces a partnership with The Insurance Pool against Natural Disasters (PAID România), through which it will offer the insurance society a broad range of services critical for an activity at the standards required by norms in this field.

Thorugh this partnership, GTS Telecom becomes PAID Romania’s supplier for an extensive range of IT&C services: colocation in the Data Centers owned by GTS Telecom in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, encrypted data transport circuits between PAID’s locations, cloud services (IaaS) and

| 02 April 2017 |

>>>SIVECO breaks record in the history of World Summit Award and places Romania in the world elite of digital innovation, by winning the competition for the third time

By rbj

World Summit Award 2016, the most important global competition of IT professionals, held under UN patronage, has attracted submissions this year from 178 UN member states, out of which more than 450 have reached the finals.

Representing Romania with `Kazakhstan, the land of the great steppe` application, SIVECO Romania has been nominated winner in Culture & Tourism category.

The WSA winners were selected by a Jury of international ICT experts in two democratic rounds. Each UN Member State is eligible to nominate one product per category for the World Summit Award. This way any nomination

| 25 March 2017 |

By rbj

Warply, the leading European company in Mobile Loyalty and Mobile Payments, dynamically enters the Romanian market, offering to local marketers innovative solutions for successful B2C and B2B Loyalty programs. With great expertise in Mobile Loyalty, especially in banking, telco and retail industry, Warply aims to be the first-choice partner in creating advance - mobile first - loyalty programs in Romania.

Warply currently operates in 7 countries worldwide, with a total growth of 260% over the last three consecutive years and has been awarded for 2nd year in a row as the most "Innovative Mobile Company". Moreover, the company has several important certifications including PCI –DSS, a

| 15 March 2017 |

By rbj

The Romanian specialists in the IT sector are some of the best, but 40% of the population has never used the Internet, said Elisabetta Capannelli, country manager for Romania and Hungary to the World Bank, a specialized conference.

"Romania must focus on digital literacy to decrease the gap. The Romanian is the second language spoken at the offices of Microsoft in the world and IT specialists Romanian are among the best in the big companies. Some of the most popular applications we use on phones are developed by the Romanians. The human capital that the country can offer and the potential are very rich. But it is also a paradox that we see here, namely

| 07 March 2017 |

By rbj

The targets in Romania’s National Research, Development and Innovation Strategy (SNCDI) 2014-2020, according to the latest amendments passed under a decision of the Government at a meeting on Monday, was set in order to achieve Romania’s convergence with the EU averages, so that RDI public spending may increase in stages to 1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2020.

The Government says in a press statement that the amendments update the national RDI strategy to its latest programme and the latest scientific developments.

“In the context of correlation with European cohesion policies, SNCDI 2020 sets to connect Romania to the new scientific and technological priorities of the European Union mentioned in the Europe 2020 strategy and

| 28 February 2017 |

*** The TE10 is exhibited in the Huawei booth at both the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 and CeBIT 2017 in Barcelona

By rbj

The iF International Forum Design GmbH has announced that the Huawei TE10 huddle-room cloud video endpoint has won an iF Design Award for 2017. The award is the result of the product’s sleek appearance, easy-to-deploy features, seamless integration of software and hardware, and lightweight, interactive design.

TE10 was introduced in September 2016. The Huawei design team maintained a user-centric focus, infusing the TE10 with a smart, convenient, and lightweight design throughout the process. The result is a portable device that can be set up within one minute, and easily access cloud video conferencing services. The TE10 incorporates a full high definition camera, codec, microphone, speaker, bluetooth and WiFi, and foldable bracket into a single metal box. The box is 9 cm (3.54 in.) in height, width, depth and

| 27 February 2017 |

By rbj

Romania is present with 10 companies of software among Inc. 5000 Europe 2017 private companies that have managed in recent years the fastest growth rates in turnover.

The companies like Qualitance, Zitec, Tremend, Qubiz or Insoft appear in the top private software companies with the highest increases in Europe in the period 2012-2015, according to rankings compiled by US magazine Inc. The report is an overview of the most dynamic segment of the global economy - rising private firms.

"It is an honor to enter the Inc. 5000 ranking of Europe, we are proud to be recognized as such entrepreneurial leaders in our field. Our mission is to do things with impact, relevant to people's lives change for the better.

| 25 February 2017 |

***EY suite of cyber managed services – EY Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) – to be provided on Microsoft Azure

By rbj

As more companies embrace digital technologies to grow their business, EY today announced a number of new initiatives with Microsoft designed to help keep organizations safe as they move to the cloud, adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) and protect and secure their organizations from cybercrime.

Enhancing the alliance EY formed with Microsoft in 2015, the new capabilities are the first in a series of planned, jointly developed offerings to help organizations sense, resist, react and recover from cyberattacks. These capabilities include security

| 23 February 2017 |

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