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Texport Technologies ties up with ITAC

By : CIOL Bureau

Texport Technologies has tied up with ITAC, an Australian company,
in a move to enter the security training sector. A rise in awareness about
security and a need for the security training in the country by the corporates
have created ITAC India.

VSNL privatisation by March: Pramod Mahajan

By : CIOL Bureau

The sale of a controlling stake in VSNL may not be completed until
March, said telecommunications minister Pramod Mahajan. This delay could see a
decline in the value of the stake, say analysts.

Internet 3G phones are here! But then…

By : CIOL Bureau

The future arrives this week, when Japan’s leading mobile telecoms
operator, NTT DoCoMo Inc, launches the first, fast Internet 3G phones. The
phones will allow you to keep stay tuned to the idiot box, no matter where you
are. But then 3G will not be the elixir you expected.

Memento Pattern

By : CIOL Bureau

A memento is an object that stores the snapshot of the internal state of
another object. Memento’s intent is to capture and externalize an object’s state
so that the object can be restored to that state at a later time. It’s used in
conjunction with Command and Iterator Patterns.

Amkette launches Universal keyboard

By : CIOL Bureau

Amkette, a storage and essentials company, has announced the launch
of the Universal keyboard. It features 108 high-quality tactile feedback
membrane key switches and three additional buttons on the top panel for easy
access to the Power Management features of Windows 98.

US sues Computer Associates, Platinum

By : CIOL Bureau

The Justice Department has sued Computer Associates for $1.3
million, alleging the company and its 1999 merger partner Platinum Technology
International illegally fixed prices by restricting price discounts offered by
Platinum before regulators approved their deal.

Infosys opens software campus in Mangalore

By : CIOL Bureau

Software service leader Infosys Technologies Ltd. said it
inaugurated on Friday a new software development facility in the port city of
Mangalore. The new facility can take up to 950 employees.

Ishoni releases Core Software 2.0

By : CIOL Bureau

Ishoni Networks has announced the general availability of its Core
Software 2.0 product that allows broadband CPE manufacturers to more easily and
quickly develop Integrated Access Devices and residential gateways with advanced
networking capabilities. Ishoni’s Core Software 2.0 builds on its Core Software
1.1 release.

Integrated SoftTech launched

By : CIOL Bureau

Integrated SoftTech, focusing on becoming extended design partners
to product development and hi-tech companies in the Networking, Telecom and
e-business area, was launched in Chennai. With about 15 software engineers,
ISoftTech intends to cater to equipment vendors and software developers working
with the academia and the industry.

Neoteric launches Umax Astra 5400

By : CIOL Bureau

Neoteric has launched a high resolution Umax scanner into the
Indian market. UMAX Astra 5400 has a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi and captures
in 42-bit color. The scanner is suited for SOHO and the SME segment.

Ariba steers into e-sourcing software market

By : CIOL Bureau

Ariba Inc., seeking to boost its share of the B2b software sector,
has made its first big push into the growing market for software that enables
companies to collaborate with suppliers over the Web. The company’s move comes
when analysts predict the market will grow by nearly nine fold in the next
couple of years.

HCL expects 23% net growth this year

By : CIOL Bureau

Delhi-based HCL Technologies, which specializes in networking and
high-end technology software development, expects its net profit in the year
ending June 2002 to grow 23 per cent to Rs six billion. On Wednesday, HCL bought
a 51 per cent stake in a holding company of Deutsche Software.

Centre plans to merge telecom, IT ministries

By : CIOL Bureau

The central government said on Thursday it planned to merge its
ministries of Information Technology and Telecommunications to harness the huge
potential of the domestic telecom sector. The merger of the ministries was in
line with similar moves elsewhere and would result in faster decision-making,
according to minister Pramod Mahajan.

Microsoft to push MSN into black with $30 m

By : CIOL Bureau

Microsoft will invest $30 million over the next 12 months to woo
advertisers to its MSN portal. It had 28 million monthly visitors in August,
according to JupiterMMXI. Now, Microsoft wants to assert its lead to draw in
more advertisers to push the portal into the black.

Central govt. to privatise 13 firms this fiscal

By : CIOL Bureau

The central government has announced plans to sell stakes in 13
state-run firms in the current financial year in a bid to breathe life into its
faltering privatization program. The companies identified include CMC Ltd.,
Hindustan Zinc, Hotel Corporation of India, Hindustan Teleprinters, India
Tourism Development Corporation, IBP Co., Indian Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd.,
car-maker Maruti Udyog Ltd. and telecoms firm Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. among
others.

Arabs display mood for business at roadshow

By : CIOL Bureau

We are facing a tough situation and we do not know how the future
is going to shape up, is what Mindtree Consulting chairman Ashok Soota was heard
saying. He was addressing the roadshow arranged by the department of Tourism and
Commerce Marketing of the government of Dubai.

Setwin to target rural areas for e-learning

By : CIOL Bureau

Setwin, a society established by the government of Andhra Pradesh
with a view to impart training in skill development for unemployed youth has
planned online e-learning initiative. The courses would cost between Rs 2,500
and Rs 7,500.

Firms strive to recover records after attack

By : CIOL Bureau

The attacks that tore through New York’s financial district burned
crucial personnel records, leases, contracts and other paper documents, say
analysts and disaster recovery experts. Companies are now spending huge amounts
of time hunting down copies of lost paper records at government agencies, law
firms and auditing firms.

Facilitate environment for funds flow, govt urged

By : CIOL Bureau

The financial industry has put forth numerous propositions to the
central government, which are likely to create a facilitating environment for
the flow of funds in the telecom sector.

iNablers launch executive model of their iStation technology

By : CIOL Bureau

Bangalore-based iNabling Technologies has launched its third
Executive Model of iStation technology in Mumbai. Priced at Rs 9995, it is
expected to touch around 7,000-8,000 unit sales this fiscal year.