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Google gets new CFO

By : CIOL Bureau

Google has appointed former Sun CFO George Reyes as the new chief financial officer in the company. The company expects to benefit from Reyes’ experience in international markets that is considered a growth area for the company.

BG to expand Indian broadband services

By : CIOL Bureau

After the successful launch of broadband Internet service in Surat, BG Broadband India Private Ltd., a unit of BG Group is all set to expand operations to other Indian cities. The immediate foray however could be Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

VoIP: Will it deliver?

By : CIOL Bureau

Since most companies incur telephone bills in lakhs, voice over IP may be a solution for them. We look at the solutions available and how to implement them. We also look at the various calling card option available today.

The five technologies IBM is putting its money in

By : CIOL Bureau

It is more than interesting to keep a track of the core areas where big companies are spending. During the next few years IBM will spend billions on computing initiatives like utility computing, autonomic computing and Web services. However, whether all the spending decisions of the technology vendor are fruitful or not, is something that time and market will only tell.

ADDR Tech to recruit 100 more by year-end

By : CIOL Bureau

Web hosting company ADDR.com has announced its plans to recruit more people
to beef up its Indian operations in Bangalore. The expansion would be in the
areas of customer support, sales, quality assurance, software architecture and
development, web site and graphics design.

SAP’s biggest lab in APAC to be set up in Bangalore

By : CIOL Bureau

SAP is readying up the establishment of the largest facility in the Asia Pacific region in Bangalore. Executive Board member Zencke said SAP was still in better shape than its competitors and he expected the company to eventually emerge from the global downturn.

Microsoft to release XP service pack

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft’s new XP service pack will be launched on September 9. The pack comes in with added new security measures and features to comply with proposed federal orders that make it possible to remove certain programs

IBM technology makes washing clothes easy

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM’s new technology would help students staying in hostels with an access to quick washing of their clothes. IBM and USA Technologies are connecting 9,000 washing machines and dryers at U.S. colleges and universities to the Web in an effort to make laundry at school less of a hassle.

HP equals IBM as top server computer maker

By : CIOL Bureau

According to IDC, Hewlett Packard has improved to equal IBM Corp as the leading maker of server computers used by businesses.

HCL Tech sees outsourcing rise from mid-03

By : CIOL Bureau

HCL Technologies has made speculations that business would grow substantially from mid-2003 as global firms increase outsourcing. Being an outsourcing partner to companies like Cisco and GM, it says it would benefit from the trend wherein companies would favor only established players.

Toshiba, allies seek key to system chip success

By : CIOL Bureau

The systems chip market is heating up with more and more players vying to grab a piece of the market share. However, the success of Japanese players will depend on forging alliances and shrewd use of its chip designs and other intellectual properties.

Tech-based learning key to India’s growth: Kalam

By : CIOL Bureau

President APJ Kalam has said that technology based learning should be the norm in the schools. He identified information technology, bio-tech and tele–education as some of the key areas that can spearhead India’s march towards knowledge society.

STG ventures into CRM training

By : CIOL Bureau

STG has launched launched “CallSmart”, a specialized module for the call centre market. This module will initially be offered in Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Satyam Computer stocks see heavy trading volumes

By : CIOL Bureau

Stocks of Satyam Computer Services are witnessing heavy trading volumes in an otherwise sluggish market session. On the BSE, the stock is quoting at Rs 230.90, up 1.7 per cent over the previous close, with around 65 lakh shares having been traded.

Infosys looking at growth from alliances

By : CIOL Bureau

Infosys has said that its medium term strategy for growth would be through alliances from specialized partners. The company has been looking at a strategic acquisition since three years but has not made any acquisitions to date because of valuation issues, lack of acquired management commitment and revenue visibility.

CBI arrests culprit involved in source code selling

By : CIOL Bureau

The CBI has arrested Geometric Software Systems has Shekhar Verma, the former employee of Geometric, on charges relating to an attempt to sell the source code of the SolidWorks software product. The arrest came as a result of the complaint filed by Geometric Software Systems Ltd.

India is the hot bed for technology: Barrett

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel Chief Craig Barrett has called for efforts in the areas of innovation, including circuit design, hardware creation, high-tech manufacturing and the delivery of information technology services. He cited inadequate infrastructure, high tariffs and taxes on IT products and low PC and Internet penetration as some of the reasons that are hindering India’s IT growth.

Intel to invest up to $200 m in India

By : CIOL Bureau

In the next 3 years, Intel Corp would be investing upto $200million in India. The company is also looking at beefing up its Indian operations by increasing the engineering workforce and ramp up its software design center in Bangalore.

Mobiles are 35% cheaper in the grey market

By : CIOL Bureau

A recent study by the IDC reveals that mobile phones are available for throwaway prices to the customers in the grey market. The difference between buying a phone from an authorized dealer and the grey market could be as wide as 35%.

Sun Micro keeps revenue forecast low

By : CIOL Bureau

Speculating a weakening corporate spending, Sun Microsystems has lowered its revenue forecast for its first fiscal quarter. Analysts maintain that big technology sales would remain glum for sometime and that Sun is not the lone victim.