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KGISL, Prolease call off venture
THE Prolease-KGISL joint venture entered into in October last has been called off. According to a joint statement issued here recently, the two organisations had decided not to take the initial proposal forward citing internal revisions in ... More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS


AirTel hits Gujarat airwaves
THE Bharti Cellular Ltd on Monday launched the AirTel services in Gujarat, an event which had triggered a slew of anticipatory sops from the two entrenched players in the state - Hutchison Fascel's Celforce and At&T's Idea. The Bharti ... More

VSNL unsure of WorldCom dues
VSNL today said there could be no assurance that it will be able to collect its WorldCom receivables or that it will not be adversely affected by WorldCom's financial difficulties. VSNL said there were "risks inherent in any bankruptcy ... More

BSNL phone-on-phone plan to woo subscribers
WANT a BSNL phone connection? All you have to do is ring up the local BSNL office and convey your request. Within a few hours, the telephone men will be knocking at your door with an array of instruments and unallotted telephone numbers to ... More

Motorola GSM for Bharti Cellular
BANGALORE: Motorola has announced that it had deployed a global system for mobile (GSM) communications network for Bharti Cellular in the western region. The network covers Mumbai and Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is based on the Motorola ... More

HARDWARE


PackMate takes the visually impaired to cyber world
IN the cyber world, sight is no handicap. Given the opportunities, the visually impaired can learn as fast and develop products like the normal. Proving this point is Freedom Scientific Inc, the Florida-based, computer technology developer, ... More

SOFTWARE


Land allotted for Rs 35-cr IT park in Vizag
THE decks have been cleared for the setting up of Rs 35-crore information technology park on a two-acre piece of prime land here, with the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) approving the proposal for allotment of land for the ... More

Caught napping, again!
Looks like the Indian IT industry is missing out on opportunities, one after another. Will it wake up in time? More

Apar Info to expand facilities, hire more
APAR Technologies Ltd (Apar Infotech) plans to invest Rs 15 crore over the next couple of years in augmenting its off-shore development facilities and manpower strength. The plan includes adding 20,000 sq ft to its existing 25,000 sq ft ... More

Logix product for US auto dealers
BANGALORE: Logix Microsystems Ltd has announced that the Miller Automotive Group one of the US top-100 automobile dealer group is adopting the new Logix product Izmocars as their Internet business solution. Miller Automotive Group, ... More

Nucleus implements ccAPS
BANGALORE: Nucleus Software Exports Ltd has announced that it has implemented its ccAPS (Credit Card Application Processing System) at ABN Amro Bank. Nucleus' ccAPS, the first of its kind in the credit card industry in India, enables ... More

GENDER


A twist to the tale
Detective novels tell you why timing is vital to the plot. The case involving Phaneesh Murthy of Infosys is getting more and more curious on the time element. More

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING


Info is the real dough
Return on investment is a certainty as long as technology provides you access to information. More

OFF-SHORE DEVELOPMENT


ScreenCheck sets up arm
SCREENCHECK International, a privately held Netherlands company, has announced that it has set up a software development subsidiary in India. ScreenCheck operates in the niche area of developing solutions for smart card applications. ... More

E-COMMERCE & E-BUSINESS


Have the cake & eat it too?
It looks like one can now work from home while keeping the boss happy. But more needs to be done to perfect telecommuting. More

SECURITY


Karnataka in race to host national e-security body
KARNATAKA is among five States that are in the race for hosting the national e-security body, SETS. The Society for Electronic Transactions and Security, the brainchild of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was launched in May this year as a non-profit ... More

ISPS


Birds of a feather fight each other
It's four months since Net telephony was legalised in India from April 1. Is it "Just a talking point," queried eWorld then, but today the Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) aren't even on talking terms with each other. So where does this kind of team spirit leave the customer? More

Net telephony: ISP still at loggerheads over revenues
THE imbroglio over sharing net telephony revenues by Internet service providers (ISPs) continues to remain unresolved as the warring ISPs are yet to arrive at a consensus, affecting thousands of users of pre-paid Internet telephony cards, ... More

Satyam Infoway unveils `Way2Talk'
CHENNAI: Satyam Infoway Ltd has launched `Way2Talk', a pre-paid Internet telephony service (ITS) for Indian consumers to speak to persons living abroad. The cost of the ITS is Rs 6 per minute, says a company release. `Way2Talk' is ... More

E-GOVERNANCE


Dusty lanes join info highway
A shack-like structure in an interior TN village spells hope — it's no arrack shop but an Internet kiosk. More

VENTURE CAPITAL


n-Logue to end first-round funding
N-LOGUE Communications Pvt Ltd has revealed that it is close to tying up its first round of funding of Rs 10 crore. Addressing the media, Mr P.G. Ponappa, CEO, n-Logue, said, ``Angel investor Ray Stata of the US, APIDC and another investo, ... More

IT-ENABLED SERVICES


Hyderabad, Kochi take pole position as ITES destinations
HYDERABAD and Kochi have emerged as the number one and number two cities in the country in terms of competitiveness for IT-enabled services (ITES), beating premier software destinations such as Bangalore, Delhi and Chennai, according to a study ... More

STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS


SPAN achieves SEI CMM level 4
BANGALORE: SPAN Systems Corporation, a Bangalore-based software services company, has announced that the company has been assessed at SEI CMM Level 4. SPAN, is already registered in ISO 9001:2000 and does business in the US, Europe and ... More

Logica Bangalore unit gets ISO
BANGALORE: Logica's offshore services business in Bangalore has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 & Tick IT certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), one of the world's leading certification bodies. The scope of the certification covers ... More

OUTLOOK


Agilent Tech bullish on surveillance tools
AGILENT Technologies Inc, a global diversified company focussing on communications, electronics and life sciences sectors, has struck a bullish note on the aerospace and defence-related support and testing technologies and expects robust growth ... More

Opto hopes to seal 2 deals in a month
SENSORS MAKER Opto Circuits Ltd is close to sealing two deals in a month's time, which could vault its revenue for the current financial year. The company is close to divesting a significant part of its equity in favour of a US healthcare firm ... More

PEOPLE


Ramesh resigns from TVS-E board
CHENNAI: TVS Electronics has informed the stock exchange that Mr K.S. Ramesh, a director on the board and CEO of the company has resigned and is relieved with effect from June 30, 2002. Speaking to Business Line, Mr Gopal ... More
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