Posts From CIOL Bureau

Tech Pacific to buy out Godrej Pacific Technology

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, August 27 : Godrej Pacific Technology Ltd. (GPTL), the Rs 728 crore IT distribution major, is reportedly heading for a major shake up. According to sources within and outside the company, Godrej is deliberating selling off its stake

BPL Mobile introduces ‘RoamFree’ in USA

By : CIOL Bureau

MUMBAI, August 27 : BPL Mobile has entered into strategic tie-ups with four operators to offer automatic roaming all over the US to its subscribers. The four US mobile phone service operators are Omnipoint, Powertel, Aerial and Voice Stream. The

Bi-lingual portal launched

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, August 27 : A-cube Software, a web-designing company and the offshore development unit of DSF Internet Services–a three year old web-designing firm, announced the launch of in.orientation.com, a Web site for India with text in Hindi as well

The Database Wars: Oracle vs Microsoft revisited

By : CIOL Bureau

With ‘i’ doing the magic, Oracle seems to be firmly perched in the database market. But, with rival Microsoft too readying its ammo, there is almost no scope for Oracle to let off its guard.

Calling Party Pays: let the subscriber decide

By : CIOL Bureau

Calling Party Pays: let the subscriber decide

HCL Insys declares 25% dividend, turnover up by 36%

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 26 : HCL Infosystems Ltd. (HCL Insys) has posted a turnover of Rs 950 crore for the year ended June 1999, up by 36 per cent from Rs 699.1 crores in the previous year. The operating profit after

VSNL could lose 6 per cent of outgoing traffic

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 26 : The Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) could lose about 3.8 crore minutes of outgoing international traffic by the year 2001 to Internet applications, according to London-based Philips Tarifica Ltd., an international telecommunications consultancy company. Tarifica conducted

VSNL to be listed on US bourses

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 26 : VIDESH Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL) will be listed on the US bourses by the end of the year, the company’s chairman and managing director Amitabh Kumar said. The company is preparing for a Level-3 listing, which

DoT revenue loss due to new tariffs

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 26: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) officials have refuted statements issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) officials on the extent of revenue loss due to the new telecom tariffs, stating that estimates could not be

Telecom group on IT services to be set up

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25 : The Telecom Commission has decided to constitute a `Telecom group on information technology enabled services’. This is being done as a follow-up to the National Telecom Policy-99 (NTP-99) recommendations on the registration policy for Other Service

RCS ties up with Informix

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: Bangalore based RCS Education and Informix International Inc announced their strategic education partnership. RCS has become the first Informix Authorized Education Center (IAEC) in the Asia-Pacific region to conduct training on the Informix Redbrick data warehouse (RDW)

SatyamOnline announces schemes for its subscribers

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: SatyamOnline, India’s first private national Internet service provider, has announced new offers for its products. With every new 25 hours pack, the customer would get an additional 25 hours of night usage. Customers going in for 100

QAD overtakes Oracle as fourth largest US-based ERP vendor

By : CIOL Bureau

NEW DELHI, August 25: QAD, developer of supply-chain-enabled enterprise software, has overtaken Oracle to become the fourth largest supplier of ERP software to manufacturers worldwide, and the largest US-based supplier of UNIX-based and Windows NT-based enterprise solutions, according to Yankee

Telecom Viewpoint initiates Internet debate on NTP

By : CIOL Bureau

New Delhi, August 25: Telecom Viewpoint, an Internet information exchange platform on telecommunications has been launched by ModiCorp at its website www.modicorp.com. Telecom Viewpoint is a forum for open discussion, exchange of opinion, suggestions and information on the telecommunications industry

BEA sets up liaison office in Bangalore

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: US-based $289 million BEA Systems Inc has set up its Indian liaison office in Bangalore. BEA provides middleware for enterprise applications. In India, it is in the process of evangelizing middleware, apart from setting up a network

Ram N Agarwal to be Executive Vice President, Wipro Corporation

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, 25 August : Wipro has appointed V. Rama Kumar as chief executive, e-commerce in Wipro Software and Services. He will report to Wipro Ltd. Vice chairman Vivek Paul. Prior to this, Mr. Kumar was Wipro Corporation Corporate Vice President

Satyam plans private placement with FIs

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: Hyderabad-based Satyam Computer Services Ltd. has approached financial institutions, including Unit Trust of India, Life Insurance Corporation and General Insurance Corporation, to place shares worth around Rs 350 crore on a private placement basis. Top-level institutional sources

Pentafour Comm bags CAD service order from Eaton

By : CIOL Bureau

CHENNAI, August 25: Chennai-based Pentafour Communications Ltd.’s CAD/CAM division or 3CRC announced that it has bagged a major CAD Services order from the global automobile giant, Eaton Corporation of USA. “This project deals with developing a system through which Eaton

HNC RETEK partners with Infosys

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: California-based HNC Retek Retail Solutions, a retail management solution provider and business unit of HNC Software, announced a strategic partnership with Infosys Technologies Ltd. As a result of this partnership, Infosys will support HNC Retek implementations and

Compaq announces new pricing strategy

By : CIOL Bureau

BANGALORE, August 25: Compaq Computer India Pvt. Ltd. has announced the multimedia Compaq Presario 4010 at a price point of Rs 29,995 exclusive of the monitor. Buyers can choose between a 15″ colour monitor priced at Rs 9,995 or a