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Office ’03: Users bullish, mum on upgrades

By : CIOL Bureau

The October debut of Microsoft’s new office suite has sure excited users, but it may have to do more than hard sell, to gain early converts.

Oracle to recruit 3000 in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Currently housing 3,159 people, the company said that it would nearly double its workforce over the next year to 6,000 employees as it scales up operations in the country.

TouchTel sees DSL fueling basic growth

By : CIOL Bureau

Believes that as the demand for datacom increases, it is only DSL that would help solve the problem of last mile access; aspires to increase its DSL subscriber base by 10,000 every month.

HP, Konica bond for digital copiers

By : CIOL Bureau

Konica Minolta is to make the core parts of the copiers and supply them to HP, which will sell the products through its sales network under its own brand.

Call Centers: A tale of accents & TV shows

By : CIOL Bureau

Aided by a large pool of English-speaking graduates and engineers, India and Philippines are emerging as the hottest destinations for U.S. firms, farming out business to Asia.

BenQ pumps $2m into brand building

By : CIOL Bureau

Has appointed five distributors and has also planned roadshows in 20 cities apart from various channel schemes.

KPIT Cummins acquires PANEX

By : CIOL Bureau

“The merger of PANEX into KPIT Cummins is a strategic move to help us achieve our mission of becoming a US $ 100 million company by the year 2006-07,” says chairman, KPIT Cummins.

Hutch expands staff in Karnataka

By : CIOL Bureau

Plans to increase call center strength to about 400; recently announced investment close to Rs 1,600 crore in its Indian operations and also go public during the first half of 2004.

Karnataka ramps up IT corridor plan

By : CIOL Bureau

The IT corridor between Electronic City and ITPL is meant to be a self-sustaining city complete with schools, restaurants, residential complexes, shopping malls and cinema halls.

EDS forced to cut above 2,700 jobs

By : CIOL Bureau

After reporting losses by almost 50% in second quarter, due to trouble in signing new computer services deals, the company plans to sell a part of its assets apart from cutting jobs.

FBI hot on the hacker trail

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite the obvious complexities, FBI nabbed the writers of the ‘Melissa’ and ‘Anna Kournikova’ by following “digital trails” and is now hot on the Sobig track.

Intel gets aggressive in China

By : CIOL Bureau

Plans to invest $375 million to build a new assembly and test plant in the western region and recruit about 675 people, which is slated to begin operations in 2005 or 2006.

Yash Tech inaugurates ODC in Hyderabad

By : CIOL Bureau

The center will house competency centers in ERP, Data warehousing, Business intelligence, Microsoft .net, E-business, Quality services and Product Engineering.

Intel unmoved by AMD plans

By : CIOL Bureau

In response to the due launch of super powerful microchips by nearest rival AMD, Intel chief confirms not having any plans to offer desktop equivalents to protect its market share.

Hutchison goes on a buying spree

By : CIOL Bureau

Is in the process of buying out the stakes of other shareholders in all its entities and brand it as ‘Hutch’; plans to pump-in $360 million in India, as a part of this strategy.

Blasts will not affect exports: Nasscom

By : CIOL Bureau

“Customers are more concerned about whether their business operations can function despite such incidents and we have shown time and again that this has been the case,” says NASSCOM president.

Microsoft takes to Zen against Piracy

By : CIOL Bureau

Unveils a soft campaign to educate users that “software costs”; leaves Sun and Adobe twiddling their thumbs.

Microsoft takes to Zen against piracy

By : CIOL Bureau

Unveils a soft campaign to educate users that “software costs”; leaves Sun and Adobe twiddling their thumbs.

Microsoft takes to Zen against piracy

By : CIOL Bureau

Unveils a soft campaign to educate users that “software costs”; leaves Sun and Adobe twiddling their thumbs.

India poised for the broadband leap

By : CIOL Bureau

Inspite of skeptics writing off the feasibility of broadband in the country, with NLD networks in place, and ILD costs fast dwindling, the country seems ripe to take on broadband with open arms.