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Growing complexity of business networks spells high growth for Networked Infrastructure Services, says IDC

By : CIOL Bureau

The Networked Infrastructure Services Market, which comprises of ‘Network Consulting and Integration’ as well as ‘Network and Desktop Outsourcing’ services, is expected to see a growth of 25.8% in current financial year over FY 2000-01. Considering the general slowdown, this

McAfee rolls out enterprise-wide anti-virus tool

By : CIOL Bureau

McAfee has launched the latest version of ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)
2.5, which manages Symantec desktop and server anti-virus. The cross-vendor
management technology of ePO 2.5 enables corporate IT administrators to
monitor and manage both McAfee anti-virus, and the Symantec desktop and
server anti-virus products.

HP offers to buy Comdisco for $750 m

By : CIOL Bureau

Comdisco has struck a deal to sell its disaster recovery services
to HP for $750 m. Meanwhile, SunGard Data Systems said that it was working with
the US Department of Justice to resolve an anti-trust suit aimed at blocking
SunGard’s $825 million bid.

IBM to buy CrossWorlds Software for $129 m

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM will buy CrossWorlds Software for $129 million in cash in a bid
to strengthen its e-business infrastructure product line. CrossWorlds Software
allows companies to automate business processes that integrate multiple
applications.

Trade Commissioners shop for software in Pune

By : CIOL Bureau

Trade commissioners from seven nations around the globe explored
the possibilities of joint collaborative efforts in advanced IT education and
research in Pune. I2IT has also announced the awards for young innovators.

Alcatel sinks into the red, slashes 10,000 jobs

By : CIOL Bureau

Alcatel has plunged into the red in Q3 with net loss of $506.8
million for the quarter and has warned of full-year losses. The French telecom
equipment maker has announced 10,000 job cuts on top of the 23,000 already
announced.

TISL spreads network services to 32 cities

By : CIOL Bureau

TISL has announced the expansion of its corporate services and
products across 32 cities. Services like Virtual Private Network, Hosting and
Co-Location, Disaster Recovery Solutions, Dedicated Internet Access and ISDN
connections will now be available through its network.

TCS strengthens relationship with Best Buy

By : CIOL Bureau

TCS has announced strengthening of relationship with Best Buy Co.
Inc., the US-based retail major of consumer electronics, personal computers,
entertainment software and appliances. Best Buy plans to focus on bringing
digital and broadband services to its stores in business and increase offshore
spending in the coming years.

BPL pulls out of VSNL bidding consortium

By : CIOL Bureau

BPL Communications has pulled out of the bidding consortium eyeing
a controlling stake in state-run telecoms giant VSNL being privatized by the
government. Other members of the consortium said they were going ahead with
their bid.

German ministers promise better green card, visa policies

By : CIOL Bureau

German ministers visiting India as part of the high level
delegation led by Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have promised better bilateral
relationships between the two countries focussing on collaborations in the
Information Technology sector. Issues revolving around the green card policy and
visa processing systems were also highlighted.

Intel, Amazon.com credit Linux for huge savings

By : CIOL Bureau

Linux is drawing praises from some of the industry big wigs at a time
when the much-awaited XP is doing its rounds. Intel had showered credit on Linux
for saving the company $200 million in operating expenses, while Amazon.com
reports to have reduced Q3 tech expenses by $17 million.

UK seeks strong links with India in IT

By : CIOL Bureau

Douglas Alexander, British minister of state for e-commerce and
competitiveness first stopped in Pune and sought increased cooperation between
the two nations by inviting more companies to come over to Britain and begin
operations. He informed about significant steps being taken in order to simplify
procedures for Indian enterprises.

TISL spreads network services to 32 cities

By : CIOL Bureau

TISL has announced the expansion of its corporate services and
products across 32 cities. Services like Virtual Private Network, Hosting and
Co-Location, Disaster Recovery Solutions, Dedicated Internet Access and ISDN
connections will now be available through its network.

Phoenix to extend cricket software for wider use

By : CIOL Bureau

A computer software product used by India’s cricket team to analyze
and improve its game will soon be modified for use in golf, tennis and soccer.
Expected to be called "e-SportsPro", it will record video pictures of
the games and store the action under various categories.

Schroeder visits Wipro’s floating learning center

By : CIOL Bureau

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder visited the ‘Floating Learning
Center’, a three-tier man-made lake and an 800-seat capacity amphitheater of
Wipro on Tuesday. The Chancellor called for joint initiative to send a signal to
the world that only in a peaceful world economy can prosper, and global division
of labor can happen only if it is a peaceful world.

The role of Delegates

By : CIOL Bureau

Delegates in C# serve the same purpose that function pointers did in C++. The
difference is that, delegates are type-safe, secure, managed objects. So, the
CLR guarantees that a delegate always points to a valid method. Thus, the
advantages of function pointers are got without the risk that used to come along
with their use.

HP offers to buy Comdisco for $750 m

By : CIOL Bureau

Comdisco has struck a deal to sell its disaster recovery services
to HP for $750 m. Meanwhile, SunGard Data Systems said that it was working with
the US Department of Justice to resolve an anti-trust suit aimed at blocking
SunGard’s $825 million bid.

New IBM software to help computers manage themselves

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM has announced business software that offers the promise of
machines that heal and manage themselves. Built with lessons from IBM’s
chess-playing supercomputer, the system is hardly plug-and-play, and setting it
up ensures steady employment for the firm’s consultants.

Citrix unveils project ‘South Beach’ at iForum 2001

By : CIOL Bureau

Citrix System’s ‘South Beach’, a key component of Citrix’s
new vision is designed to address ‘today’s information technology chaos’.
South Beach will extend the Citrix-powered digital workplace by gleaning
Windows, Unix and Java applications, native Web applications and internal and
external content, through a single, secure and personalized Web interface.

Intel to change IT systems inspired by Napster

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel, inspired by the technology behind Napster and Linux, has
used it to limit expensive technology bills. Intel’s peer-to-peer network
improved performance and reduced costs by around 10 times after it began to
develop its own software that, like Napster, would allow employees to download
certain files from each other’s computers.