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Handheld computer shipments fall

By : CIOL Bureau

Following a correction made by Gartner to its earlier study, it is now confirmed that the handheld market is struggling more than what was believed. The new data has also seen Sony replacing HP as the second largest handheld vendor.

Microsoft makes renewed push into video editing

By : CIOL Bureau

The company will add Movie Maker 2, a video-editing tool to Windows XP. Microsoft claims that the tool will make it easy for home users to edit their video.

ICANN approves controversial reform plan

By : CIOL Bureau

The directors of the Internet domain body have voted against holding an online election to determine nearly half the board’s constituents. The latest move has angered the critics who have accused that it would further alienate the Internet users from important decisions of ICANN.

US, 23 states sue to block EchoStar-Hughes deal

By : CIOL Bureau

EchoStar’s proposal to buy Hughes Electronics has received a severe jolt with the Department of Justice and 23 states filing a joint suit against the merger. The move follows a recent rejection of the deal by Federal Communications Commission.

IBM to slash some database prices

By : CIOL Bureau

In a move targeted directly at rival Oracle, IBM has slashed the price of its new version of database for mid-size companies to almost half. Oracle, whose product is now priced twice that of IBM’s, is yet to react to the price cut.

Spectrum releases enhanced SCM tool

By : CIOL Bureau

Spectrum’s new upgrade, SpectrumSCM is one single system that supports multiple platforms such as Solaris, Windows, Mac OS, Unix, Linux, Mainframe, to undertake version control, issue tracking, process management/control, workflow, release management, parallel development and more.

American Stock Exchange selects Infy’s IDCE

By : CIOL Bureau

Infosys’ Intra Day Comparison System for Equities (IDCE) for the American Stock Exchange would enable easy matching of trades during the day and transmit compared trades on a real time basis.

Tata Honeywell helps IOC in Manthan

By : CIOL Bureau

Tata Honeywell would help IOC in the implementation of an IT re-engineering product called Manthan. The company had bagged a contract worth Rs 50 cr for supply chain management from IOC.

Network Appliance unveils unified storage solutions

By : CIOL Bureau

The newly launched unified storage solutions by Network Appliance called offer strong performance and scalability. The new range, called FAS series supports Fibre channel SAN environment.

Bank of Bahrain to deploy Infy’s Finacle

By : CIOL Bureau

Bank of Bahrain would deploy Infosys’s banking solution called Finacle Core Banking for its operations in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

IBM on a promo binge, will spend $800m on ad campaign

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM would be launching a huge ad campaign to promote its on-demand computing initiative. The company would spend a sum of $800 m over the next year for this advertising campaign.

HSBC to double its back-office staff in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Owing to the growing demand for offshore services in the global banking domain, HSBC has said it would add atleast 4000 jobs in its back office operations in India.

HCL Tech, Alventive tie up on PLM

By : CIOL Bureau

The HCL Tech-Alventive tie-up would integrate its offsourcing capabilities with Alventive’s Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management (CPLM) software to provide a single source for creating, implementing, customizing and supporting CPLM solutions globally.

Customers wary of security outsourcing to India

By : CIOL Bureau

A random survey of the global market mainly in the US market, by one of the leading storage providers, Sanovi technologies reveals that 51% of the customers abroad are wary of outsourcing security solutions to India.

“Attrition rate at 25 -30% in the BPO segment”

By : CIOL Bureau

A survey puts attrition in the BPO segment to be around 25-30% and states that this happens in a timeframe of just couple of weeks after joining. The reasons cited for this trend are non-standard working hours and lack of enrichment potential.

Cyber Media enters biotech arena with BioSpectrum

By : CIOL Bureau

Bangalore-based BioSpectrum has been acquired by ICT publishers, Cyber Media (India) Ltd. The group, with a proven track record in specialized magazines like Dataquest and PC Quest, is now all set to fine tune the product before releasing it on the stands.

Smart web services with Sun Open Net Environment

By : CIOL Bureau

Today ’s new wave of computing is a service-based model in which web services are rapidly replacing traditional software applications. Web services – sophisticated network software that will bring us what we need, when we need, no matter where we are through any device we choose wireless phone, PDA or any of the hybrid handsets.

Intel powers online train reservation system

By : CIOL Bureau

The India Railways is now powered with Intel servers that would enable it to provide value-added passenger services, including online booking, overseas ticket purchasing and also web-based tour itinerary planning.

Indian IT setups are welcome in Germany

By : CIOL Bureau

In an encouraging note, the Director Frankfort Economic Development GMBH said Germany welcomes Indian IT companies to set up their development centers or similar subsidiaries in Frankfurt and other cities in Germany.

Dell unveils its smallest desktop

By : CIOL Bureau

Dell’s new Otiplex SX260 is the smallest and most flexible desktop computer that weighs around 3.5 kg and is 50 percent smaller by volume than the existing OptiPlex. The SX260 is also Dell’s first slot-less desktop computer.