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US draws attention to information warfare threat

By : CIOL Bureau

A top aide to the US President on infrastructure protection and
counter-terrorism has warned of a digital Pearl Harbor—sneak electronic
assaults from hostile governments, drug cartels and drug lords that could
paralyze vital services in the US.

Technology in 2001

By : CIOL Bureau

In this special feature, PCQ looks at present technological trends—in
everything from CPUs to supercomputers, operating systems to embedded systems,
and the Indian market to the Open Source business model—and the future
directions they indicate.

Holiday computer viruses infect and annoy, but few destroy

By : CIOL Bureau

McAfee says it has tracked about 1,000 instances of computers being
infected by holiday-themed viruses. Though most of
these viruses were just minor irritants, experts say they have the potential to
morph into dangerous ones.

US warns of possible new year computer blitzes

By : CIOL Bureau

The National Infrastructure Protection Center of the US has warned
that the new year weekend could see a spate of denial-of-service attacks with
hackers breaking into unprotected computers and paralyzing Web sites with huge
amounts of data.

Wipro says reducing dependence on GE

By : CIOL Bureau

In an effort to lower risks, Wipro has said that it will reduce its
dependence on GE, its largest customer which accounts for 19% of the company’s
global software sales. By the end of this fiscal, this will be reduced to around
5%.

Intelligroup names Arjun Valluri sole CEO

By : CIOL Bureau

With the departure of Ashok Pandey, who co-founded Intelligroup
Inc., its co-Chief Executive Officer Arjun Valluri will assume the
responsibilities of being the company’s sole CEO.

Terrible 2K? Not exactly…

By : CIOL Bureau

Dotcoms doing the disappearing act, the Nasdaq crash in April and
VCs developing cold feet… When the year ends, there is bound to be a
collective sigh of relief. But, the year also taught us a few lessons that would not be forgotten easily.

ISPs target Net infrastructure to win customers

By : CIOL Bureau

The fastest growing Internet market in the Asia-Pacific region has
triggered a frenzy of activity among private ISPs. With the top players planning
independent gateways and more bandwidth, the quality of services is all set for
an exponential increase.

Mobile phone firms face fresh suits over tumors

By : CIOL Bureau

Peter Angelos, the US lawyer who won $4.2 billion in damages from
the tobacco industry, is planning a repeat act, this time against mobile phone
firms. But, analysts say drawing a parallel between mobile phones and
tobacco is a bit farfetched.

CEO departures up in December, Internet leads the way

By : CIOL Bureau

December seems to be the cruellest month of the year as far as
Internet companies are concerned. They accounted for as much as 16% of the total
CEO departures of 113 during the month, says a Challenger, Gray & Christmas
study.

Prudential cuts IBM revenue estimate

By : CIOL Bureau

The PC sales slowdown seemed to be fast catching up with the major
manufacturers. In a significant development, Prudential has cut the Q4 revenue
forecast for IBM, citing a weakening in its PC, HDD and software businesses.

Bombay shares end up, but off 21% for the year

By : CIOL Bureau

It was a year of dizzying heights and sharp declines for the Indian
stock markets. Though the last trading day of the year ended on a positive note,
the BSE index had toted up a cumulative loss of 21% since January this year.

HP to host global summit on next generation Net technology

By : CIOL Bureau

The global summit in Bangalore will debut the next generation
Internet technology, IPv6 in India. It will highlight the advantages of
IPv6 over the existing IPv4 and discuss implementation issues.

Network Associates CEO victim of too much, too fast

By : CIOL Bureau

From the dizzying heights of heading a $990 million company with a
market cap of $6 billion to becoming a rank outsider. That was Network
Associates’ ex-CEO Bill Larson’s career. So, what prompted the exit of the
charismatic CEO?

Gamers looking to hit the jackpot online

By : CIOL Bureau

For those who play, gaming is fun but for developers it is serious
business. Top developers are hoping to generate huge revenues from online gaming
as they expect that almost a quarter of all games will be played online by 2002.

After e-mail, it is online consulting for Sabeer Bhatia

By : CIOL Bureau

The services of Arzoo.com, the Internet marketplace that offers
expert advice on 6 software categories to buyers and sellers of software
services, will now be available for a flat monthly fee linked to usage and
number of questions asked.

Dotcom job cuts hit new record in December

By : CIOL Bureau

December saw a record increase in the number of layoffs in dotcoms
to 10,459. According to a study by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, since
December 1999, the total number of job cuts in Internet companies amounted to a
hefty 41,515.

Dynamic memory allocation

By : CIOL Bureau

Dynamic memory management allows you to allocate additional memory
space or release unwanted space at runtime. Let’s see how it can be done in
this tutorial.

Borland acquires e-services firm

By : CIOL Bureau

The acquisition of Bedouin Inc. will help Borland build and deploy
e-services and deliver a new platform that will allow customers to build, deploy
and manage applications over the Internet.

Analysts see value in Indian tech sector

By : CIOL Bureau

The recent Credit Suisse downgrade might have sent shock
waves across the Indian software industry. But, the outlook is not all that glum, say analysts. Can a slowdown in the US in fact be a blessing in disguise for the domestic software industry?