Posts From CIOL Bureau

Smart Cards in Business

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Smart cards offer high levels of security in electronic transactions while keeping transaction costs low

Software stocks going soft

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Software stocks slow down as Y2K business shrinks

The campus is an enterprise

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There is tremendous potential for increasing IT usage in the campus to effect a much-needed change in the educational system

Som Mittal at Digital Helm

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Digital India’s proposal to sell their computer products and services business to Compaq was approved today at the AGM. The new Digital Equipment (India) Limited (DEIL) will focus only on software and software exports Following Digital’s restructure, the company needed

Will India catch the Internet bandwagon?

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The Internet has witnessed an explosive growth in the countries around the world-in developed countries you can pay your taxes, get licenses renewed, apply in the universities, and do much more on the Net.

Microsoft gets a new vision

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For decades Microsoft has stuck to an operating philosophy where one man, Bill Gates, has dominated every single decision worth making. Gates started off with Paul Allen helping him on his way to global domination.

Internet stocks in India

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IT stocks, especially the software stocks, are riding high these days. Thanks to Infosys, HCL, Wipro, and the like who have climbed dizzying heights. This is quite in line with the trend US stock markets witnessed a couple of years back-an absolute craze

The Free PC syndrome

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Bill Gross’s IdeaLabs created quite a storm sometime ago with their Free PC (www.free-pc.com) offer. The scheme was simple.

What does India need to be a software superpower?

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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

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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

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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

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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.