Posts From CIOL Bureau

Fedtec to set up a design studio

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 9 : Bangalore-based Federal Technologies Ltd. (Fedtec), is in the process of setting up a design studio in electronic and mechanical design with a broad perspective of "System Design" while addressing the needs of specific areas of applications.

Net ads: Have we arrived?

By : CIOL Bureau

You open a web site and chances are that the most dynamic contents on the page are the banner ads. The phenomenal growth of the Internet across the globe has pushed it as one of the most potential medium of

Sun buys Star Division to enter Microsoft’s Office suite

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun Microsystems has taken a shot at the heart of one of Microsoft’s most profitable product lines as the Mountain View computer maker announced it has acquired Star Division of Fremont. Sun said it will immediately make the StarOffice suite

Tell it to the aliens for $10.95

By : CIOL Bureau

What’s next? That question keeps popping up in the rapidly evolving world of electronic communications. Now, for a mere $10.95 you can send an e-mail message of up to 1,000 words to aliens who may be listening from somewhere out

VSNL commits internet super highway nodes by January 2000

By : CIOL Bureau

In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed for the year 1999-2000 between the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), the latter has committed to establish and commission internet super highway nodes by January 2000. These super

Maars Soft declares 1:1 bonus issue

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 8: The board of directors of Maars Software International Ltd. has decided to issue bonus shares in the ratio 1:1. The equity base will double to Rs 14.36 crore. At a board meeting held on the 6th of

CMG launches portal site for software components

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 8: CMG has launched a software components portal site www.componentworld.nu that offers an information pool for developers, implementers, CEO’s and CIO’s who are working on CBD (component based development) using open standards. The portal will represent the views,

HCL Insys’ ERP project for Sterlite goes live

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 8: HCL Infosystems (HCL Insys), a technology integration company, announced that its SAP/ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution for Sterlite Industries (I) Ltd. (SIIL) corporate office and four plants comprising SIIL’s Rs 1,350 crore Copper Division, has gone live.

Aarvi Encon, Infotech Enterprise form alliance

By : CIOL Bureau

MUMBAI, September 8: Aarvi Encon Pvt. Ltd. (AEPL) has entered into a strategic alliance with Hyderabad-based Infotech Enterprises Ltd., to market latter’s ERP software in Maharashtra. Infotech Enterprises has developed Enterprise Wide Information System- EWIS -an ERP software for growing

TransEd to introduce Pro@Ne

By : CIOL Bureau

CHENNAI, September 8: TransEd, the training division of Chennai based Tranformation Systems, will soon introduce Pro@Net, a course exclusively for college students. A diploma in Internet and client server technology, the 6-month program will be priced Rs 25,000. To accommodate

NIIT to offer Unicenter training

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 8: NIIT Ltd. and Computer Associates (CA) India have entered into a strategic training partnership to impart high-end training on implementation of Unicenter TNG to software professionals. CA has been looking for a partner to train developers and

Ramco launches new EBM products

By : CIOL Bureau

CHENNAI, September 8: Ramco Systems has expanded its range of Enterprise Business Management (EBM) solutions for the financial services segment with the launch of Ramco Fixed Asset Management System (FAMS) and Ramco Procurement and Expense Processing System (PEPS). Ramco’s EBM

Pentafour’s $60m ADR issue cleared

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 8: Multimedia major Pentafour Software and Exports has been given "in-principle" permission by the finance ministry to mop up $60 million from the American equity market during the current financial year. The finance ministry gave a nod to

Networking market grows at 40 % in Chennai

By : CIOL Bureau

CHENNAI, September 8: The networking market in Tamil Nadu registered a growth of 40 per cent compared to last year. Tamil Nadu is expected to contribute about 30 per cent to the country’s overall revenue of the networking market, expected

Datacraft Asia reports strong growth of 40% profit

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, September 8: The Datacraft Asia Group, for the year ended June 30, 1999, increased its profit tax and minorities to US$21.4 million, representing a surge of 40 per cent over last financial year. The Group’s revenue rose by

IIT Kanpur associates with STP, Kanpur

By : CIOL Bureau

KANPUR, August 25: IIT Kanpur (IITK) has announced a strategic tie-up with Software Technology Park, Kanpur, in the area of computer application in engineering. It is setting up an Advanced Center for Software Education and Training ( ) to meet

Microtek launches low cost multimedia computer cabinet

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, August 23: Microtek International Ltd. launched its multimedia cabinet, a package consisting of a mini tower computer cabinet along with a set of High Fidelity 140W PMPO speakers. The speakers are provided with a 12-volt supply, directly from

Cisco pays $6.9b. for Cerent

By : CIOL Bureau

Ever heard of a company called Cerent of Petaluma (above San Francisco)? Probably not. The company makes equipment that combines voice, video and data signals over a single high-speed network. It had sales of just $9.9 million in the first

Texas Instruments India develops ADSL modem chip

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, September 7: Texas Instruments (TI) India has launched an analog digital subscriber line (DSL) modem chip, which is expected to bring down the cost of modems substantially. The chip, code named Monet and designated as TLFD500, has been designed

Pentafour plans development centre in Chennai

By : CIOL Bureau

CHENNAI, September 7: Chennai-based Pentafour Communication Limited (PCL) is negotiating with Washington-based Engineering Systems and Solutions (ESS) to strike an alliance for setting up a development center in Chennai. This center will focus on instrumentation process control and embedded system