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Tata-IBM splits

By : CIOL Bureau

It is IBM India. Now. It took seven years for the marriage to last and at the end the partners divorced amicably. The much celebrated joint venture between Tatas and IBM is finally over. While official release from the company

US to bring more investments to Indian telecom sector

By : CIOL Bureau

The period between 1999-2003 will witness US investments worth $4.6 billion in the telecom sector as against $3.9 billion during 1990-98. This is stated in a survey conducted by the US Embassy based on the book value investment data from

IGNOU launches bachelor degree in IT

By : CIOL Bureau

The Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), in collaboration with Edexcel Foundation, UK, announced the launch of a new degree program-Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT). This degree is embedded with curriculum of the internationally accepted BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND)

Internet rides home market boom

By : CIOL Bureau

A recent ‘Home’ segment study by IDC India indicated that, among the PC-owning households in the country, about 9% have access to the Internet. However, there is a high level of awareness about Internet and its utility. This becomes all

Apcom releases Compex SDX1208 Ethernet switch in India

By : CIOL Bureau

Apcom Computers Ltd has released 8-port, 10/100Mbps fast Ethernet switch Compex SDX 1208 to the Indian market. The new Ethernet switch features separate collision domain on each port for varied network topology implementation, `Store-and-Forward’ technology for high speed, error-free data

Pune software engineer develops new standards for assuring e-Business

By : CIOL Bureau

Frontiers Computers Pvt Ltd, an Indian subsidiary of E-Lock Technologies, announced that a draft for a new Internet security standard proposed by an employee of Frontier Computers Pvt Ltd has been published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This

IBM launches new Aptiva range in India

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM has launched its new Aptiva 580 Pc under Aptiva E series home PC models in India. In this E series, IBM has released Aptiva 240, 270 and 580 models. The new Aptiva 580 features Intel Pentium III 450 MHz

‘Corporate Growth’ compels management to adopt ERP, IDC

By : CIOL Bureau

According to a recent study on ERP carried out by IDC India, ‘Corporate Growth’ has been indicated as the most compelling driver for adoption of ERP amongst senior management respondents. ‘Improved customer service’, ‘Efficient distribution system’, and ‘Reduced operational expenses’

Modi Xerox launches myFax with answering machine

By : CIOL Bureau

Modi Xerox Ltd launched the new myFax series of fax machines in India for the SOHO segment and homes. The machines come in two configurations-X-7242A with a digital answering machine and X-7242, without the answering machine. MyfaxA, priced at Rs

Som Mittal appointed Managing Director of Digital India

By : CIOL Bureau

At an Extraordinary General Meeting, the Digital India Board announced that Som Mittal will head the new Digital India (now focused on the software and services exports business) as its Managing Director. The announcement was made by Kannankote Srikanth, Chairman

TRAI asks DoT to withdraw Rs 15,000 levy

By : CIOL Bureau

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has directed the department of telecommunications to keep its order charging levy of Rs 15,000 prior to May 1, 1999, in abeyance till the matter is resolved. The authority, under a complaint from the

Polaris opens office in Atlanta

By : CIOL Bureau

GE Capital International Services (GECIS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE Capital, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for establishing an IT-enabled services business at Hyderabad. GECIS will purchase the land from Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure

SQL Star public issue opens on June 18

By : CIOL Bureau

SQL Star International Ltd, an IT company involved in integrated operations of software development, education, and IT consulting, is launching a public issue of 26 lakh equity shares of Rs 10 each for cash at a premium of Rs 45

HP expands commitment to enterprise storage

By : CIOL Bureau

Hewlett-Packard recently launched new initiatives to provide guaranteed stress-free storage for its enterprise customers. The company unveiled the HP SureStore E brand of enterprise-storage solutions to address the growing customer demand for utility-class storage that provides deployment flexibility, around-the-clock uptime,

Cisco to invest $ 20 million in India–opens a R&D center in Bangalore

By : CIOL Bureau

Cisco Systems, Inc. has announced a major market expansion in India that will include an increase in the company’s Indian staff strength expanding headcount by over 250% in the next one and a half years. A Global Engineering Development Center

Expressindia.com, karROX Technologies in strategic alliance

By : CIOL Bureau

Expressindia.com has entered into a strategic alliance with karROX Technologies Ltd, a highend certification training company in India. This alliance is a culmination of Expressindia.com’s move to become the leading player in content, commerce and community, the three pre-requisites of

Cabletron elects Piyush Patel President, CEO and Chairman

By : CIOL Bureau

Cabletron System announced that Piyush Patel has been elected President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors, effective immediately. Patel, 43, formerly CEO of YAGO Systems, a closely held company that Cabletron acquired in 1998, succeeds Craig

LR Swami Group launches LR Narayanan Internet Club

By : CIOL Bureau

The popular name heard in the radio, "Ungal Nanban" LR Narayanan, has started an Internet Club in association with LRS Netjoint Compu-drome at LR Swami Buildings, Teynampet, Chennai. The objective of the club is to spread awareness about the Internet,

Public issue for SQL Star on June 18, 1999

By : CIOL Bureau

As a part of its expansion plans, SQL Star International, an IT company involved in software development, education and IT consulting, is making a public offer on June 18, 1999, for its shares to be listed on the stock exchanges

Xircom appoints Indian corporate & reseller account manager

By : CIOL Bureau

Xircom Asia Pacific, a connectivity solutions provider for mobile computing professionals, announced the appointment of Jayesh H Kotak as its Indian Corporate and Reseller Account Manager. As the company’s direct representative in the country, Kotak will be responsible for facilitating