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Microsoft to make radical changes to Passport

By : CIOL Bureau

The software giant agrees to comply with rules fixed by the European Union and has avoided the risk of falling foul of government data protection rules in the 15-country bloc. The measures listed by EU privacy watchdogs would have a broad impact on companies conducting business on-line.

We need to duplicate sw success in hw : Shourie, MAIT applauds

By : CIOL Bureau

Says that we need to put our act together and focus on hardware; Perceived as being pro-privatization, the new ICT minister also says that he needs to examine the idea of a merger between MTNL and BSNL.

Digital GlobalSoft Q3 net up

By : CIOL Bureau

Notches up a net profit of Rs 270.1 m for the third quarter ended December and has surpassed most analysts’ forecasts.

Siemens, Talisma tie-up to offer contact center soln

By : CIOL Bureau

Plan to provide comprehensive, out-of-the-box contact center solutions for the Indian market.

Alcatel to enhance VSNL fixed network

By : CIOL Bureau

Enters into an agreement with VSNL to provide switching systems and associated network management solutions to help optimize voice and Internet services.

Accenture to recruit 1500 in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Plans to make its Indian technology center a strategic hub; Aims to double its software and BPO staff to 2500.

i-flex Q3 net up 50.58%

By : CIOL Bureau

Has posted a net profit of Rs 52.69 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2002.

AP to have a HR management system

By : CIOL Bureau

The system is presently deployed on a pilot basis; after successful implementation of the project, AP plans to market the HR solution to other states as well.

Shourie to reconsider telecom merger

By : CIOL Bureau

Perceived as being pro-privatization, says that he needs to examine the idea of a merger between MTNL and BSNL; Promises transparency of telecom policy.

$100 b loss for AOL Time Warner

By : CIOL Bureau

The world’s largest media company posts 2002 loss of almost $100 b, due to the decline in performance of AOL, despite its successes in the film industry. It is two years since AOL acquired  Time Warner for $106.2 b. The merger is now seen as a failure. Old media veterans from Time Warner are running the show and the key architects of the deal have been forced out amid calls from angry investors.

Microsoft to buy Vivendi’s computer games business

By : CIOL Bureau

Talks between Microsoft and the French media giant are on for the acquisition of the games business by Microsoft.

Reliable Web Services messaging: Adoption and impact

By : CIOL Bureau

The new WS-reliability specification is designed with the purpose of providing guaranteed delivery, elimination of duplicates and ordered message delivery. Its success depends on the cost of implementation and the prospects of Microsoft or IBM. Unless you are in urgent need of a reliable messaging solution, you are advised to wait till Microsoft or IBM announce their WS-reliability specification.

Borland Q4 profit slides

By : CIOL Bureau

Revenue increases by 14%, but net profit is hit by a decrease in investments and a restructuring change. After the acquisition of Rational by IBM, Borland hopes to become Microsoft’s new supplier.

Novell wary of Microsoft, patent lawsuits

By : CIOL Bureau

Worried about patent infringement claims and Microsoft’s monopolistic business tactics and says that bigger companies like IBM and Sun should assert patent infringement claims against smaller companies.

Insurer sues WorldCom, alleges fraudulent policies

By : CIOL Bureau

Charges WorldCom with allegations of providing it with false information about the company’s financial status in order to obtain the policies; Wants those policies to be revoked.

Polaris rev grows 7% sequentially

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite the Indonesia fiasco, Polaris posts a profit of Rs. 6.12 cr and revenue of Rs. 81.26 cr. Partner OrbiTech’s profit stands at Rs.16.74 cr

Man vs Machine game 2 : Draw

By : CIOL Bureau

Kasparov maintains lead by drawing the second game; Breaks his ‘jinx’ that earlier saw him lose the second match and eventually lose the entire contest.

Shourie adds ICT feather to his cap

By : CIOL Bureau

The man instrumental in flying the privatization flag in the BJP-led government, Arun Shourie, has taken up additional responsibility of telecommunication and information technology. He replaces India’s first ICT minister, Pramod Mahajan, who resigned from the cabinet today.

Mahajan — Man who rode astride two horses

By : CIOL Bureau

India’s first convergence minister had a sweet and sour tenure. He sailed fairly well in the IT industry waters but turbulence caught him on the communication side. He fiercely backed the convergence bill, took the communication ministry from under the nose of Ram Vilas Paswan and backed big ticket projects in IT.

Mahajan’s exit drives MTNL shares up

By : CIOL Bureau

Market sentiments are upbeat since it may now be easier for MTNL to privatize after the resignation of Mahajan, who was strongly in favor of a merger with BSNL.