CA Technologies Unveils New Solutions to Drive Business Agility in the Application Economy

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced the release of new products and enhancements that help its customers operate with agility, enabling them to evolve, grow and protect their business in the application economy. With new, organically developed solutions and recently-acquired technologies, CA is delivering new capabilities that help businesses succeed while digitally transforming their companies.

“Not all businesses are on equal footing – some are forging ahead, some are getting left behind. With mounting pressures to respond to competitive, global market pressures, companies that can pivot through technology disruption will remain standing,” said Ayman Sayed, executive vice president and chief product officer, CA Technologies. “We are extremely bullish on leveraging agile practices to accelerate our customers’ digital transformation journey. With the new software and solutions we’re unveiling today, we’re enabling our customers to survive and thrive in the application economy.”

A recent study by Freeform Dynamics – commissioned by CA to investigate the impact of digital transformation – found that companies which have demonstrated an ability to transform and embrace digital are succeeding: 45 percent report increased customer retention rates while 44 percent also recognize an increase in top line revenue growth. Companies that are furthest along in their digital transformation have two times higher revenue growth and two and a half times higher profit growth than mainstream organizations that have not yet fully implemented their digital strategies.

CA solutions add value to an organization’s digital strategy. “When we won the deal to broadcast the National Hockey League games, we had less than a year to get the service running successfully on any platform and any device,” said Mo Siddiqui, Senior Manager Architecture and Design, at Rogers Communications, Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services to consumers and businesses. “CA’s solutions helped us meet our hockey deadline and advance our digital footprint to help keep our customers connected, and engaged.”

CA’s new solutions address customer needs across DevOps, Agile Management and Security disciplines, helping drive agility throughout their digital journey. Today’s news is the latest example of CA’s commitment to a product strategy designed to help customers accelerate the pace of transformation, and use technology to manage complexity and drive competitive advantage in the application economy.

Expanded DevOps Solutions Address the Unique Challenges of Digital Transformation

No matter where a business sits in its DevOps journey, CA’s market-leading DevOps portfolio helps customers create more effective and efficient collaboration between Dev and Ops. CA Service Virtualization, now available via Microsoft Azure Marketplace, simplifies and speeds development, simulation and test. In addition, new CA API Management solutions deliver faster time-to-value and accelerate the app development process with CA Live API Creator and CA Mobile App Services, which give developers core app functionality in the form of APIs and software developer kits. The comprehensive portfolio also includes two new, organically developed monitoring solutions: CA Virtual Network Assurance that gives operations teams industry-first assurance for dynamic, next generation virtual networks and legacy infrastructure, and CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems, the industry’s only unified infrastructure management solution to provide comprehensive visibility of services that span mobile-to-mainframe systems in a single view. Read more about CA’s DevOps announcement.

A New Agile Management Experience Integrates Agile Coaching

CA’s Agile Management portfolio combines select software and service components from CA Technologies and Rally, which CA acquired in July 2015, to give business leaders a technology and education platform that helps redefine how business deliverables are planned and executed. Rally’s cloud-based solutions and coaching of agile practices have helped companies transform their businesses, some achieving a 50 percent faster time-to-market than industry peers and 25 percent global productivity improvement. Read more about CA’s Agile Management announcement.

Identity-Centric Solutions Protect Organizations with Simplified and Automated Security

CA’s updated identity-centric security portfolio protects and enables business growth and transformation. With CA Privileged Access Manager, CA delivers breach prevention capabilities designed to protect privileged accounts in VMware NSX® environments. At the same time, customers will improve operational efficiency through automation that helps them keep pace with their dynamic cloud and virtualization environments that are the backbone of the application economy. CA also announced updates to CA Identity Suite for a simplified user experience, and the new CA Data Content Discovery to find and classify sensitive mainframe information. Read more about CA’s Security announcement.

“The impact of digital transformation is massive at both a macro and micro level – and nowhere is this more evident than in the way it has forced companies to change the way they operate and compete,” said Edward Cone, Deputy Director of Thought Leadership, Oxford Economics. “For businesses today, agility – the ability to react to market pressures and customer demands, and to use technology in a way that is integrated and strategic – is as important as cash flow and a strong sales team.”

Today’s announcements were made at CA World ’15, where CA is showcasing solutions supporting DevOps, Agile Management and Security disciplines across all platforms – mobile, mainframe, distributed and cloud.

Nightingales Home Healthcare Services flags off “FreedomFromPain” campaign

In a new initiative to increase awareness on physiotherapy in India, Nightingales Home Healthcare (unit of Medwell Ventures) flagged off a campaign #‘FreedomFromPain’ today. On the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day, Nightingales Home Healthcare Services announced a string of activities to support and increase the awareness around Physiotherapy.

image001Physiotherapy is a science to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people with movement related ailments by using evidence-based therapeutic exercises, advanced electrotherapy, education and advocacy. Physiotherapists are experts in the examination and treatment of Musculoskeletal, Spine & Arthritis, Neuromuscular, Pediatrics, and Cardiothoracic problems that affect peoples’ abilities to function. They are also experts in Sport injury rehabilitation, Fitness training and exercise prescription for life style disorders.

A few pilot studies conducted in this field report over 50 percent of IT professionals suffer from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) which includes neck & back pain. Hectic schedules and nature of lifestyle has added to the health burden. Physiotherapy is the preventive route that needs to be taken to design an effective solution to the problems. Also, post-operative cardiac patients and stroke patients opt for physiotherapy to shorten the duration of hospital stay and catalyze the recovery phase.

#FreedomFromPain is a campaign with active participation from Nightingales employees, patients and their family members to support Physiotherapy. Nightingales has kick-started the campaign today by organizing a week-long open house with school children, employees from nationalized banks, BSNL and other IT companies. This initiative includes comprehensive physiotherapy assessment followed by a session on posture & ergonomics. Nightingales would also participate in a Walkathon organized by Bangalore Physiotherapy Network on September 13, 2015 to mark the significance of physiotherapy.

A workshop will also be conducted on September 12, 2015 at the Nightingales Physiotherapy Clinic at Indiranagar with IT professionals. The focus of this session is to spread awareness amongst people about the importance of physiotherapy in Injury prevention and management

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lalit Pai, CEO, Nightingales Home Healthcare said, “At Nightingales, the objective is to provide the best home healthcare service to our customers. We bring in finest doctors, nurses and paramedics with years of expertise to support our services. Physiotherapy at home is a long standing concept and we have increased its scope by standardizing the clinical quality which can be availed at home as well as at our Physio Clinics. We also plan to expand our services nationally to reach out to about 10 cities in the next couple of years.”

Sunny Kichloo, Head Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, said, “Today everyone is plagued with a sedentary lifestyle with no time for recovering from the problems that it poses. Presently, we have people referred for physiotherapy suffering from various neuromuscular problems, stroke, arthritis, neurodegenerative diseases, spinal problems etc. The most common complaints are neck & back pain, fibromyalgia, joint pains etc . which are primarily related to faulty posture and erratic lifestyle. Posture correction and ergonomic advice combined with simple exercises can go a long way in managing these problems. We at Nightingales aim to spread awareness and want people to become motivated to take up physiotherapy not as a reactive measure but as a preventive solution.”

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About Nightingales Home Health Services

Nightingales has been in the home health sector since 1996 in Bangalore. Post the acquisition of the company by Medwell it has developed a strong focus on specialty home healthcare services in chronic diseases including pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, metabolic diseases, orthopedics, geriatrics and post-operative rehabilitation making it India’s leading home health company. Additional services are being introduced, including remote health monitoring, tele-health, diagnostics, rehabilitation and wellness therapeutics. Nightingales ensures excellence in patient health outcomes through a validated protocol and care plan approach for chronic diseases including congestive heart failure, stroke management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, wound care management for diabetics, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and chronic arthritic pain management. The company has recently established a successful home dentistry program. Nightingales has also built relationships with key medical technology providers to enhance its reach and effectiveness of service delivery. Nightingales aims to establish a home healthcare delivery network in 10 Indian metro clusters and increase its subscriber base to over 500,000 families.

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3 most asked questions on Smart Cities

With the Union Urban Minister Sri. Venkaiah Naidu announcing 98 smart cities across the country, smart cities has become a buzz word across the country.

Here are the first 3 questions that come to your mind when you hear the word smart cities:

What are Smart Cities?

Smart City COncept
Smart Cities diverse technologies to reduce their environmental impact and offer citizens better lives.

This is not, however, simply a technical challenge. Organisational change in governments – and indeed society at large – is just as essential.

Smart City Components
Making a city smart is therefore a very multidisciplinary challenge, bringing together city officials, innovative suppliers, national and policymakers, academics and civil society.

What is the Objective of Smart Cities Mission of Indian Government?

Smart City in India
In the approach of the Smart Cities Mission, the objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions. The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replaceable model which will act like a light house to other aspiring cities.

What are the key Infrastructure elements of a Smart City?

Adequate water supply, Assured electricity supply, Sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, Affordable housing, Robust IT connectivity and digitalization, Good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, Sustainable environment, Safety and security of citizens -particularly women, children and the elderly, Health and education.

Meet the new Personal Assistant M from facebook

We have seen Siri in apple phones, Google Now & Cortana from Microsoft. All are the new virtual assistant applications. Here comes the turn of the social media giant Facebook to launch its new virtual personal assistant who will be called as “M”.

Today few hundreds of Facebook users will open their messenger apps to discover the new virtual agent M. Some expectations of what M can do: Make hotel reservations, help find a birthday gift, suggest travel options so on.Facebook-M-1080x675

Currently Facebook is in a test mode with agent “M”. Facebook users are eagerly waiting to meet their virtual assistant.

KeepTrax, A New “Internet of Me” Company, Raises $1M in Seed Funding Led By Naya Ventures

Launches Patent-pending Revolutionary Technology That Redefines How People Record, Retain, and Recall Location Data.

Hyderabad, India – (1st April, 2015) – KeepTrax Inc., an “Internet of Me” mobile technology company formed by a group of accomplished travel, retail, and mobile security executives, has launched a revolutionary patent-pending technology to help people easily remember the details of the places they visit. The platform leverages GPS and other mobile device sensors to convert people’s physical location visits into highly curated “event pins” that digitally capture and organize details such as location name, address, dates, times, durations, photos, calendar, and other context. The company initially focused on and built a strong solution for travel oriented use cases, but due to strong traction in adjacent areas it has now started to also apply its technology platform to broader applications such as field sales optimization, rich location-based user profile generation, and life-logging.

The company is headed by Kedar Benegal, who has spent the past 15 years in senior strategy, marketing and operations roles in the travel and retail industries, most recently with the mobile division of Sabre Holdings, and Ismail Thanickel, a veteran software architect with nearly 20 years of experience in architecting and developing complex and secure mobile communication platforms for top-tier firms including Good Technology, a secure mobile communication platform provider, Motorola and JP Mobile.

The KeepTrax Board includes leaders in the mobile and travel industries, including Dayakar Puskoor, Managing Partner of Naya Ventures, a $50 million fund that invests in early-stage cloud, mobile and big data companies, whose career is showcased by a record of achievements in building high value mobile, wireless and telecommunications businesses, including JP Mobile (later acquired by Motorola). Advisory Board members include Steve Clampett, an airline and travel technology veteran whose background includes President, Airline Products and Solutions for Sabre Holdings; Som Das, entrepreneur and venture capitalist who was an early investor in companies such as WebEx and MindTree; and G. Venkat, a serial entrepreneur, mentor, and thought leader in the fields of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.

Kedar Benegal, CEO of KeepTrax

Kedar Benegal, CEO of KeepTrax

“Whether navigating busy routines near home, or discovering new places far away, people have a practical and emotional connection with the places they visit,” said Kedar Benegal, Founder and CEO of KeepTrax. “With KeepTrax we have developed a powerful way to help people privately and automatically capture the details of their places without the need for manual check-ins.”

In addition to the platform, KeepTrax has released “showcase” apps for iPhone and Android to demonstrate the capabilities of the technology. While the company’s focus is on business-to-business distribution, the showcase apps (built on the KeepTrax platform) have seen very strong organic traction in the market, garnering a large and engaged following among consumers.

Dayakar Puskoor, Managing Partner of Naya Ventures

Dayakar Puskoor, Managing Partner of Naya Ventures

“We have been hugely impressed by the KeepTrax team, technology platform, and the speed with which they have secured both consumer and enterprise market traction,” said Dayakar Puskoor, General Partner of Naya Ventures. “KeepTrax has developed a technology that eliminates the friction of converting physical visits into actionable digital data and it will be a game-changer in the emerging Internet of Me space.”

Among solutions being deployed from the platform:

KeepTrax SDK: Advanced APIs and iOS, Android and Web SDKs available to developers that want to integrate KeepTrax features and functions into their own Apps and Sites. In addition to pin capture and curation (name, dates, times, locations, photos, calendar, etc.), the platform offers advanced reporting and analytics tools and capabilities for a range of use cases.

KeepTrax for Travel: A travel-optimized version of KeepTrax that allows Travel companies (travel agencies, suppliers, etc.) to deliver branded location journaling solutions to their customers. The offering includes base KeepTrax features and more advanced sharing and travelogue capabilities.

KeepTrax for Field Management: A solution optimized for field force / sales force management, this version allows integration with client and sales prospect databases to develop rich field visit histories, and also real-time tracking and monitoring features. Captured data can be easily shared with peers and managers, and integrates seamlessly with standard CRM solutions.

About KeepTrax

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and offices in Hyderabad, India, KeepTrax is a venture capital funded “Internet of Me” company that leverages GPS and mobile device sensors to convert physical location visits into context-rich digital pins that could be used for a range of use cases, from travel journaling and user profile generation to field sales optimization and location-based macro-level insight development. Learn more about KeepTrax at

About Naya Ventures:

Founded in 2011, Naya Ventures invests in early stage mobile technology and cloud based companies where its product development expertise, emerging market channel relationships and go-to-market strategies can efficiently increase enterprise value. Led by serial entrepreneurs in the mobile and cloud industry, Naya Ventures’ principals work alongside a global network of C-level executives and general partners at influential US technology companies and venture funds. Naya’s strong mobile and cloud industry reputation, its relationships with leading technology companies such as Microsoft and its global network of technology and market development resources help accelerate value creation. Its relationships also provide Naya with an extensive deal sourcing and follow on funding capability. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Shravan Medempudi | Marketing Manager |Naya Ventures | +91 – 8374899991

4G Identity Solutions honored the India’s Small Giant by India SME Forum

4G Identity Solutions (4Gid) is a Pioneer (since 2001) & Global leader in providing large scale identity management solutions leveraging smart cards and biometric technologies. 4Gid specializes as an end-to-end identity management solutions provider & system integrator in Civil ID, Homeland Security & Law Enforcement for government, corporate, banking and defense sectors. 4Gid has re-defined ID management business space by providing thought leadership and proof of concepts that led to the world’s largest ID programmes. 4Gid has executed many of the world’s first large scale identity management solutions for federal governments, multilateral agencies and top notch corporates, and is currently delivering the world’s biggest Civil ID project – India’s Unique ID / Aadhaar.

Is E-commerce Replacing Physical Retail In India?

Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head, JLL India

Anuj Puri, Chairman & Country Head, JLL India

India’s retail market value was estimated at $520 billion in 2013, and is expected to grow to $950 billion by 2018. With a CAGR currently pegged at 13%, the Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow the fastest within the Asia-Pacific Region – with its market size doubling every 2-2.5 years. This certainly gives us reason for deep introspection. While the global growth rate of online shoppers is estimated at 8-10%, India currently has more than 10 million online shoppers.

Though 70% of India’s e-commerce market is related to travel (flights, hotel bookings, etc.), electronics and apparels are by far the most important categories in terms of sales. The key driver Indian e-commerce is the rapid increase of broadband internet penetration, which is growing at a whopping 20% every year. The rising standards of the mushrooming middle-class with high disposable incomes, coupled with the urban influence on rural aspirations, have led to an exponential growth of the internet culture in India.

This is very pertinent to the Indian retail sector. The internet has given Indian consumers access to a wide spectrum of products and services, even in places where brick-and-mortar shopping complexes have not reached. Also, the availability of a much wider range of products when compared to physical retail stores, coupled with relatively lower prices, is driving demand for online retail. With the evolution of the online marketplace, sites like Flipkart, Snapdeal, OLX and Jabong are thriving and more and more Indians are buying goods online.

E-commerce in India took off with a deluge of portals, including many focused on travel, media and jobs. The governments’ drive to open the sector for FDI in B2B business via the automatic route and bring e-commerce to the centre stage has caused a number of major players to venture into India. Today, Ebay, Amazon, Expedia and some serious Indian players are giving these physical retailers a run for their money.

Flipkart and Snapdeal’s recent fund-raising exercise put paid to the argument that investors are moving away from Indian e-commerce. The change in government and the stride of positive sentiment across the nation has led to growing faith in India and Indian business models. The governments’ initiative to simplify regulations and make India a business-friendly nation is definitely benefiting e-commerce.

Today, manufacturers and retailers running brick-and-mortar stores are anxiously asking the government to intervene with the creation of a regulatory body to stop e-retailers from undercutting prices. Physical retailers are definitely feeling the heat by the marketing blitz of their online counterparts, and the question of whether e-commerce is pushing out brick-and-mortar retailers looms large.

Many big companies are rising to the challenge and adopting smarter strategies to guard their turf. The likes of Tata, Future Group and Reliance are expanding their reach by foraying into e-commerce via alliances with leading online players. Indian retailers have clearly read the writing on the wall. As the competition grows, an omni-channel approach to delivering a unified and consistent customer experience is the new watchword.

Improving the overall experience is the avenue to success. Regardless of whether we’re talking about e-retailing, traditional brick-and-mortar retailing or a combination of both, the winners in this new steeplechase will have to evolve their offering to meet the needs, wants and desires of consumers. Retailers will increasingly have to offer services through various mediums.

However, e-commerce is still unlikely to completely replace or even seriously dent physical retail in this country. For Indians, malls are more than just shopping destinations – they are getaways from the humdrum and constraints of their day-to-day life, and mall developers have been catering to this dynamic by creating shopping complexes that offer retail, entertainment and dine-out option under a single roof. This is not a combination of offerings that even the slickest e-commerce operator can hope to compete with. ‘Experiential Retail’ is the holy mantra of the Indian shopper, and in the years to come, every mall across the country will do everything it can to turn the whole shopping experience into an entertainment experience.

Castell launches new heavy-duty access interlocks to protect workers in heavy industries

Industrial safety specialist Castell has launched heavy-duty access interlocks for use in industries such as waste and recycling, aggregates, steel and chemical processing. The AI-HD and AIE-HD have been designed to deliver robust performance where there are high potential loads and a high frequency of use.

The risks to personnel safety in harsh environments can be increased due to the heavy wear placed on safety components. The UK’s HSE recently reported that the construction industry in particular, while accounting for only around five per cent of Britain’s employees, still accounted for 31 per cent of fatal injuries to employees and 10 per cent of reported major or specified injuries.

Recognising these issues, Castell examined how it could develop its durable AI and AIE access interlocks to deliver enhanced products that would meet the day-to-day operational cycles encountered in heavy industry.

The AI-HD and AIE-HD will deliver years of performance in the harshest environments. The products use a heavy-duty stainless steel support mechanism, designed to take up to 1.5 times the load of current access interlocks, which reinforces the locking action. The design also provides additional protection for applications with high levels of vibration, such as mixers and shredders.

Elisa Hunt, Castell’s marketing manager, commented: “Castell has always been synonymous with high-performing products in harsh environments and the new HD access range takes this to a new level. Taking feedback from our customers in the cement mixing, tanker loading and waste and recycling industries has enabled us to develop a product that offers new levels of safety performance.”

Castell Safety International protects personnel, assets and the environment worldwide across the energy, industry, manufacturing and transport sectors. Castell products are designed to work in the harshest environments, delivering safe and efficient solutions.

For more information, please contact Ms.Elisa Hunt at or visit Castell Safety International has a distributor presence in India.

About Castell Safety International

Established in 1922, Castell manufactures the world’s widest range of industrial safety interlocking systems. Designed to protect personnel working with dangerous machinery or in hazardous environments, the company’s products are robust, durable and suitable for the heaviest of applications. Available in a range of materials, including stainless steel, they are proven even in dusty, corrosive and aggressive operating environments. All products conform to European safety standards.

About Halma

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has around 5000 employees in nearly 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has an office in Mumbai.

Press contact in India:

Sunil Balan

Marketing Manager

Halma India

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Actor Sudheer babu Launches a next generation fitness centre & ayurvedic spa promoted by Dr. Raja Ranjith

Dr. Raja Ranjith, a well known ayurvedic doctor from prestigious “Andariki Ayurvedam”, based in Hyderabad has started a new fitness centre with name “Redefining fitness” & an advanced ayurvedic Spa with an objective to promote fitness based on traditional principles and values.

Well known actor, Sudheer babu launched this fitness centre at Kondapur and spoke to the media along with Dr. Raja Ranjith.

RICS appoints Sachin Sandhir as ‘Global Managing Director – Emerging Business’

RICS, the global professional body for chartered qualifications and standards in real estate and construction, announced the appointment of Sachin Sandhir as Global Managing Director – Emerging Business. He will retain his current role as Managing Director, South Asia but will be taking on additional responsibility for evaluating growth avenues and developing new emerging business opportunities across the globe in standards, qualifications and training.

Announcing Sachin’s appointment, Will Myles, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, RICS said “The Executive Team at RICS is immensely pleased with the work Sachin has done to establish RICS in South Asia, including the recent establishment of the RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University. Sachin has demonstrated leading edge thinking in shaping our business in South Asia. RICS has now asked Sachin to take on the additional role of Global Managing Director – Emerging Business to focus on the wider development of standards, qualifications and training in this sector.”

Sachin Sandhir - Global MD, Emerging Business - RICS

Sachin Sandhir – Global MD, Emerging Business – RICS

On his appointment, Sachin Sandhir said, “It is a privilege and honor to have the opportunity to establish emerging business opportunities for a prestigious international institution like RICS, which is committed to instilling confidence in global real estate and construction markets”

Sachin Sandhir was appointed RICS Managing Director for RICS India in 2008, and promoted to Managing Director South Asia in 2011. Sachin describes his role in RICS as ‘a catalyst of creating change and professionalism’ in the real estate and construction industry in India. As an advocate of institutionalizing best practices and standards in the real estate and construction sector, he is working to ensure international standards and best practices disseminated by RICS, are adopted by industry to make the South Asia region a more transparent and professional marketplace. Sachin conceived the idea of the RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University and took a leading role in establishing the School – a milestone for RICS in its role as an education body and provider of professional (chartered) qualifications.

About RICS

RICS is a global professional body. We promote and enforce the highest professional qualification and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. The work of our professionals creates a safer world: we are proud of our profession’s reputation and we guard it fiercely. See

For more information, please contact:

In London:

Chevon Erasmus Porter, RICS Communications & External Relations Advisor, London

Tel : +44 (0)20 7695 1601 • Mobile : +44 (0) 79 44 863 495 • Email:

In New Delhi:

Devesh Srivastava, Manager – PR and Communications, South Asia

Mobile: +91-9871654445 • Email: