Posts From CIOL Bureau

Indian software industry grow by 52%

By : CIOL Bureau

The Indian software industry earned $5 bn in 1999, recording a growth of 52 %, a Nasscom survey said. Shocked over the instances of cyber hacking, Nasscom has decided to set up a “National Cyber Cop Committee” to spread awareness.

Novell launches new products for simpler e-business

By : CIOL Bureau

Novell has launched four new products in the Internet space that aims to break down barriers for simpler e-business.

Intel launches e-biz programme

By : CIOL Bureau

Intel has introduced its e-business solutions provider (eBSP) programme in India which is aimed at bringing e-business developers to establish a team of e-business experts who can advise and integrate Intel Architecture based solutions.

Security business booming in wake of Web attacks

By : CIOL Bureau

E-commerce companies are scrambling to add security to their Web sites in the wake of attacks on some of the most popular Internet sites during the past two weeks.

AMD is on a roll

By : CIOL Bureau

AMD may have its first-ever billion-dollar quarter as the Sunnyvale chipmaker announced that first quarter sales are expected to be higher than the $968 million it reported in its most recent fourth period.

Warnings put damper on Windows 2000 launch

By : CIOL Bureau

On the eve of the launch of Windows 2000, several reports suggest that the software faces an uphill battle.

Pirates have more market share on our products than us!

By : CIOL Bureau

There is no denying that software piracy is rampant. And, there cannot be anyone better than Microsoft who can talk about the pain and agony of piracy. A first hand interview with Microsoft India director business development Ashutosh Vaidya.

Internet zone: Children below 13 keep out!

By : CIOL Bureau

Last week’s CIOL poll on how long should a 13-year old be allowed to surf the Net has shown interesting results. They speak volume about the present psyche of a typical Indian netizen.

HP achieves fastest Java performance

By : CIOL Bureau

Hewlett-Packard Company has announced the performance results of SPEC JVM98 on commercially available products for Java applications on its HP 9000 N-Class server and J-Class workstation.

Regulator is the key for transition: ITU chief

By : CIOL Bureau

The role of a regulator is very important once you introduce competition in telecom. This is the message International Telcommunication Union Secretary General Yoshio Utsumi has for India.

News in brief…

By : CIOL Bureau

Dax launches cable modem, Mascot Systems ties up with Oracle India, Syntel bags $10m. contract from GTE Data Services, TCS’ accounting package to come bundled with TVSE printers

US notebook sales will offset desktop decline: IDC

By : CIOL Bureau

US businesses have stepped up their purchases of notebook computers in the fourth quarter, unexpectedly offsetting much of the widely flagged slowdown in desktop sales to consumers, revised forecasts by IDC showed on Friday.

IBM India and TCS to support marketing of Tivoli products

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM India Ltd. and TCS have signed a MoU, under which IBM and TCS will support the marketing of Tivoli’s products, solutions and services in India.

Amazon.com, buy.com, eBay.com, CNN hacked

By : CIOL Bureau

Hackers staged more attacks on some of the biggest sites on the Internet, temporarily shutting down CNN, online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Buy.com Inc as well as auction site eBay Inc.

Citil to change its name to i-flex Solutions

By : CIOL Bureau

Citicorp Information Technology Industries Limited (Citil) has announced that it proposes to change its name to ‘i-flex Solutions Ltd.

Via to unveil first celeron clone “Joshua”

By : CIOL Bureau

Via Technologies to introduce its low-cost processor code named Joshua on Feb. 22, sources said, with conflict in the chip industry likely to follow.

APC develops UPS to support Windows 2000

By : CIOL Bureau

APC has announced that it has joined Microsoft Corp., to assist in the development of the Windows 2000 operating system by developing a two-tiered uninterruptible power supply (UPS) management that is built into the operating system.

Linux show no longer a Geek-fest

By : CIOL Bureau

LinuxWorld Expo & Conference in New York showed the upstart OS moving into the development stage as a range of business application programs written to run on various Linux OS, including WordPerfect Office 2000 suite were introduced.

Expert tells Jackson appeal-proof verdict can be reached

By : CIOL Bureau

Challenge for Federal Judge Jackson is not finding MS guilty of violating antitrust laws, but on wording his verdict in such a way that it doesn’t get overturned on appeal by the same Appeal Court judges that threw out his’98 conviction of MS.

High-Tech merger mania rages on

By : CIOL Bureau

The rate at which technology companies are being bought up appears to be accelerating in 2000 after breaking all previous records in 1999. Here is a summation of this week’s biggest mergers worth a combined $10 bn.