Tech

TRAI to decide on MTNL’s plan after a consensus is reached

By : CIOL Bureau

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) indicated it would not take a decision on Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd.’s (MTNL) proposal on cellular phone service until a consensus is reached on the technology to be adopted. TRAI will also hold

ProNetLink to open sales office in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Pronetlink.com, the global trade internetworking company, has announced an agreement that will increase its exposure in India. The deal calls for Mumbai-based Om Business Solutions to be the primary developer of ProNetLink.com brand identity within India, as well as market

TCS plans `apps on taps’ for software

By : CIOL Bureau

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is evaluating possibilities of adopting the `apps-on-taps’ concept, which allows a user to use software from the Internet without having to buy it and pay on per-usage basis. If implemented, TCS would be one of the

Polaris Software debuts on MSE at Rs 675

By : CIOL Bureau

Polaris Software Lab Ltd. began trading at the Madras Stock Exchange (MSE) at a price of Rs 675 per share representing a 221 per cent premium over the offer price of Rs 210 per share. On the first day, the

Pentafour going in for a name change

By : CIOL Bureau

The Chennai-based Pentafour Software & Exports will be going in for a name change. The company had already sought shareholders approval at its recently held AGM. Consultants have suggested a few names, and a final decision is expected soon. Pentafour

Dishnet to offer access via DSL

By : CIOL Bureau

The Internet service provider Dishnet Ltd. will introduce Internet connectivity through digital subscriber line (DSL) technology in Chennai within the next two weeks. With DSL technology, subscribers will be able to access the Net through leased lines provided by the

OOPS to provide managed e-mail services

By : CIOL Bureau

Object Oriented Programming Services (OOPS) is planning to provide managed e-mail services for corporates which would work out to be more flexible than existing options. Corporates needn’t worry about leased lines, back-up servers, servicing and security issues as the email

Crossing the VC Rubicon – Ten questions for your perspective VC investor — II

By : CIOL Bureau

Ten questions for your perspective VC investor – II

Sun ships Solaris 8 beta software to key customers and ISVs

By : CIOL Bureau

Sun Microsystems today announced it is shipping the first beta version of the Solaris 8 operating environment to approximately 300 key customers and independent software vendors (ISVs). The beta release, available simultaneously for both SPARC and Intel platforms, has many

Office Suites market grew by 51% in 1998-99: IDC India

By : CIOL Bureau

The office suites market in the country has witnessed an excellent growth of 51 per cent in the financial year 1998-99 (April 1998-March 1999). The number of units shipped have gone up from 125,000 in 1997-98 to 188,500 in 1998-99.

C-commerce to dominate the Internet world: GartnerGroup

By : CIOL Bureau

GartnerGroup has identified a complex form of e-business that is emerging as a dominant trend in the information technology (IT) world. The new “collaborative commerce” (c-commerce) model describes the collaborative and fluid interaction of a community of personnel, business partners

Interview – N. R. Narayana Murthy

By : CIOL Bureau

The industry should spend more on R&D

Palmisano to head IBM server group

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM said that Sam Palmisano, the head of its computer services–would replace the retiring head of its computer hardware business. IBM said Robert Stephenson, 61, a 38-year IBM veteran who also once led the company’s personal computer business, will retire

Rediff plans domestic listing

By : CIOL Bureau

 Rediff on the Net aims to get its shares listed on the Indian stock exchanges after its proposed Nasdaq listing scheduled for six to nine months time from now. Rediff founder and CEO Ajit Balakrishnan said, "We would like to

Mantra Online to offer free online virus scan

By : CIOL Bureau

Mantra Online has begun providing users with a free online virus scanning service. Branded Housecall, the service will allow the users to avail of a pre-paid Flexi Package which bridges the low-volume-new-user and the high-end-heavy-user. Announcing both the new services

VSNL public issue oversubscribed

By : CIOL Bureau

The domestic issue of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL) has already been oversubscribed by 20 per cent. This is the first ever divestment by the government through the public offer route. VSNL has made a public offer sale of million

Nadar steps down as NIIT chairman

By : CIOL Bureau

NIIT founder and chairman Shiv Nadar has stepped down as chairman of the company and has passed the baton on to Rajendra Pawar, the vice-chairman and MD. Mr Pawar will now be the executive chairman of NIIT. The change will

Seagate introduces new technology for data protection

By : CIOL Bureau

Seagate Technology Inc. has introduced SeaShell a new packaging technology that can protect disc drives from over 1,000 Gs of shock, shield drives from electrostatic discharge (ESD) and reduce failure caused by handling damage by as much as 70 per

Kale Consultants maiden public offer oversubscribed

By : CIOL Bureau

Pune-based Kale Consultants’ maiden public offering has been oversubscribed more than 50 times, according to initial estimates. Kale offered 31,87,500 equity shares at a premium of Rs 110 per share, aggregating Rs 38.25 crore. The application money was fixed at

Alarming signals to cellular operators

By : CIOL Bureau

The recent market developments cast doubts on the big expectations of cellular operators