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first_img“In terms of the agreement with Shriram, Sanlam will subscribe for an effective 26% interest in Shriram Capital through a cash contribution of R1.9-billion, while Sanlam’s 26% interest in both Shriram Life Insurance and Shriram General Insurance will also be transferred to Shriram Capital,” Business Day quoted Sanlam Group CEO Johan van Zyl as saying. Shriram Capital’s activities include commercial financing, retail financing, distributing wealth products and stock broking. It also has a majority holding in each of the life and general insurance joint ventures with Sanlam. South African financial services group Sanlam is to acquire a 26% stake in its Indian partner Shriram Capital for R1.9-billion, as part of of its strategy to to diversify both geographically and into broader financial services. “We are pleased to build on our already strong relationship with Shriram, which has developed through our involvement with the two insurance entities over the past five years.” “This investment is in line with the company’s strategy to diversify both geographically and into broader financial services,” he said in a statement last month. 21 September 2011 This includes potential consolidation in some markets as well as expansion into new countries, with Mozambique likely to be added in 2011. The transaction, which is still subject to approval from the various regulatory authorities, is seen as a way for Sanlam to more efficiently utilise its discretionary capital of R3.2-billion. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Van Zyl also reaffirmed that Sanlam was investigating a number of opportunities for expansion in Africa and that the potential for expansion into South East Asia would also be considered. Van Zyl explained that a Sanlam investment in Shriram Capital better aligned the group’s interest with that of their Indian partner, and provided Sanlam with access to the strong growth and profit generating capacity of the financing entities.last_img read more

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Tag: 上海品茶 高端 微信 HP Revolve Blurs The Line In Search Of Hybrid Heaven

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair fredric paul It’s not clear which approach buyers want, or if they want hybrid devices in the first place. Apple, which created the successful tablet market with the iPad, seems to think that tablets are more like giant smartphones, not slimmed down laptops. And unlike Microsoft, which built Windows 8 to work on both tablets and laptops, Apple uses one operating system for laptops and desktops and another for tablets and smartphones.It’s All About The HardwareIn many ways, it’s up to the hardware to determine which approach will work best, so I was happy to spend a few minutes with the Elitebook Revolve. According to Ajay Gupta, HP’s director of commercial notebook products (right), the Revolve is a notebook first, designed to be a knowledge worker’s primary computer. It includes just about all the features required in standard notebooks, and works with HP notebook docking stations.Here are the specs, per HP:11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 Gorilla Glass touchscreenIntel Core i3, i5 or i7 processorsUp to 256GB SSD storageAll-magnesium chassis, 8.35 inches x 11.22 inches x .8 inchAbout 3 poundsFull-sized, backlit, spill-resistant keyboard with bottom-case drainTrackpad720P cameraOptional 4G LTE broadband connectivityMicroSD slot, Micro-SIMTwo USB 3 and DisplayPort, Wi-Fi and near-field-communication connectionsEight- to 10-hour battery, 210 hours of standbyOptional pen, with clipFully serviceable drive bays HP enterprise management softwarePivot And FoldBut the specs don’t tell the story of the Revolve. The device’s entire reason for being is the way the touchscreen pivots and folds, from a normal laptop position, to lay flat over the keyboard, creating a tablet (though one twice as heavy as an iPad). Even cooler, you can stop the transformation half-way, leaving the screen pointed away from the keyboard to get a small presentation device. It’s a pretty slick system, and in the few minutes I got to play with it, the hinges and magnetic clasps worked well and had a reassuring solidity.Encouraging And ExcitingPersonally, I find these new forms arriving in the wake of Windows 8 encouraging and exciting. They’y represent continued innovation, and will hopefully lead to even more-useful designs. The new devices are exciting, because they’re new and untested. We don’t know how well they will work or whether they will solve problems. Top and bottom images courtesy of HP. Other images by Fredric Paul. With the emergence of Windows 8, hardware makers have redoubled their search for the right combination of full-featured laptop and super-portable tablet.Hewlett-Packard — like several other manufacturers — is betting on business laptops that swivel, twist and gyrate to become a reasonable facsimile of a tablet. HP’s candidate, the Elitebook Revolve, was announced Wednesday.In contrast, Microsoft’s answer, the upcoming Surface Pro tablet, uses an add-on keyboard cover to help it keep up with laptops.  3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#hardware#HP#tablet Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Heck, we’re still trying to figure out what those problems might be much less whether they’re best addressed with the Revolve or Surface Pro (or, for that matter, hybrids like the Dell XPS 12, Sony Vaio Duo 11 or Lenovo IdeapPad Yoga). Or maybe the need for true Windows compatibility is overblown, and the lighter iPad or Android tablet will do just fine.In the meantime, I’m thrilled just to see innovative new designs like the Revolve.I’d be even more thrilled if HP would give some hint about how much its devices will cost when they appear in March. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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