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What does India need to be a software superpower?

By : CIOL Bureau

The announcement by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) brought to light the fact that the government is all setting up a stage for quantum jump of the Indian software sector, despite political turmoil.

Software stocks ride high

By : CIOL Bureau

This recent development in the stock options of two top Indian IT companies narrates something more than the success story of these companies.

Cyrix takes a tumble

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When Andy Grove of Intel, the Industry’s elder statesman, made that statement about the IT industry and corporate survival, he wasn’t kidding.

The Indian Market for Internet Service Providers

By : CIOL Bureau

Do the 1994 telecom reforms and the liberalization of Internet services in 1998 have anything in common? Barely three months have passed since India embarked on the path of liberalizing the Internet services.

The millennium bug

By : CIOL Bureau

A lot has been said about the Y2K bug and its effect. This is an attempt to do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of the Y2K problem in the Indian scenario.

XML – The universal data format

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XML enables users define their own data formats and port data across networks and applications. The ability to use a powerful platform-independent document language over the Internet holds great promise for the future of network computing.

The Mac is back

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The once down and out company is now hitting one home run after another. Whether its the iMac which has redefined personal computing (at least as far as looks go) once and for all or the new bunch of PowerBooks and G3 desktops, Apple USA is moving from st

CMS brings SAN to India

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StorageTek has appointed CMS (CMS Computers Ltd) for distributing its Storage Area Network (SAN) solution in India. SAN is essentially a switched disk architecture involving both hardware and software tools to provide high speed, direct connections from clusters configurations with

Eckhard Pfeiffer has left the building

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Compaq has been going through tough times with poor first quarter results at a time when rivals like Apple and Dell have been doing well and other IT giants such as Intel seem to be going strong.

Unstable politics and the IT industry

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April 18, 1999: The then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee outlined his dream of making India an IT superpower by the year 2008. From him came the slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan”.

Compaq finally gets it right

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After a long, long time when MNC prices seemed to determined more by the incomes of MNC employees than that of the mass market one vendor’s finally got it right.

Sinha chants IT mantra: S-BIT scheme not announced

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As far as hardware industry is concerned, it’s disappointing that the S-BIT Scheme is not yet announced.

Sinha chants IT mantra: Tax benefits for being Y2K compliant

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In a revolutionary step, to help Indian corporates gear for the Y2K problem, Sinha has allowed all expenditure incurred by the corporate sector in making their systems Y2K-compliant to be allowed as revenue expenditure in the next financial year.

Sinha chants IT mantra: Budget music to Software Industry

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The promising note of the Finance Minister’s speech was that he was speaking `Dil Se’ and was concerned that the film industry should not say, ‘Hum Apke Hain Kaun’.

Sinha chants IT mantra: India’s new mantra–IT

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Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha in his budget proposals 1999-2000 has underscored a strong point that India indeed has a new mantra–IT. Almost everyone is chanting it.

National Telecom Policy ’99–A look

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Finally, the much-awaited telecom policy is here. Though the government has decided to introduce the concept of revenue-sharing with private operators (as demanded by them), new telecom tariffs are still awaited.

Wrangle over license fee dues

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Finally, we have reduced cellular tariffs. After almost an year of on-going tussle, low tariffs have become a reality, though accompanied by high rentals.

Destination India

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India is trying her best to woo foreign investors. Sure, we offer a huge market to almost all businesses, but is that enough to have foreign players invest in the country?

Wipro and Acer decide to go their separate ways

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The Joint Venture is officially dead, buried and hopefully it will Rest in Peace. Wipro will buy out Acer’s stake of 45% in Wipro Acer.

Novell launches open enterprise server, Desktop 9 in India

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The products expected to offer greater freedom,flexibility and choice, at affordable cost to Indian organizations.