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Software cos pitching for Lehman, Pepsi deals
Indian software firms have been gunning for larger deals these days notwithstanding lower billing rates as a measure to hedge during the economic slowdown. More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS


SC puts off decision on WLL
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has postponed a ruling on the petition filed by the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) challenging the Government's decision to allow basic operators to offer wireless in local loop (WLL) ... More

Motorola deploys network for BSNL
NEW DELHI: Motorola Inc has announced the deployment of its GSM communications network for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) in South India. The network has a capacity of up to 1.4 million subscribers and is India's single largest GSM ... More

VocalTec opens office in New Delhi
NEW DELHI: Telecom equipment provider VocalTec Communications Ltd. has announced that it has opened an office in New Delhi to support its expanding business in India. To support these activities, a legal entity is being established ... More

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    HARDWARE


    Microsoft to unveil Tablet PC in December
    MICROSOFT Corporation will launch its Tablet PC — a wireless computing device — in India in December this year, a month after the global launch of the product. According to Mr Rajiv Kaul, Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation ... More

    WeP printer sales top 1 m
    WeP Peripherals, (formerly Wipro ePeripherals Ltd) today announced that it had crossed the 1 million mark in printers. The MAIT President, Mr S. Devarajan, held the company as an example of a survivor in what is considered a tough market in India ... More

    INTERNET


    n-Logue kiosk set up in Khammam dist
    A MULTI-PURPOSE, low cost, communication kiosk developed by n-Logue, a venture-driven company from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT), has been set up in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr N. ... More

    IT TRAINING


    Dell to offer tech course in 8 Bangalore colleges
    DELL International Services on Thursday announced a tie-up with eight educational institutions in Bangalore as part of its `Disha' programme. Mr Mohan S. Kharbanda, Vice-President, said that Disha was part of the Dell vision to reach out to ... More

    MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


    MphasiS plans to buy Chinese software firm
    THE Mphasis Group plans to acquire Navion Software Development Co Ltd of China, a captive software maker for financial giant Capital One. MphasiS will be the first Indian IT services company to buy-out a code-writing facility in China. ... More

    OFF-SHORE DEVELOPMENT


    Accenture setting up 600-strong centre
    ACCENTURE, among the top four global IT consultancy firms, is setting up a development centre here with as many as 600 software engineers. According to top State Government sources, Accenture has got the necessary approvals and expects to ... More

    SECURITY


    Grant to police academy to develop cyber crime software
    THE Union Ministry for Information Technology has sanctioned Rs 50-lakh research project to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (NPA) here for the development of cyber forensic software for effective detection of cyber crimes. ... More

    EVENTS


    Bangalore IT.COM 2002
    Work in full swing at the Bangalore IT.COM.2002 exhibition premises at the Palace grounds in Bangalore on Friday. The technology event is scheduled to start from October 28. ... More

    British e-com Minister coming for IT show
    INDIA, with 17 new projects in 2001-02, has emerged as the second biggest investor in the UK, in terms of projects from Asia. The Indian projects had created some 423 jobs in UK this year, said Mr Kelvin Green, Second Secretary, British Trade ... More

    `Good response to BangaloreIT.com'
    DESPITE the prevailing downturn in global technology and communications sector, organisers of BangaloreIT.com 2002, the technology event, on Friday said that they have got a better response to the event than last year.Delegates and IT firms from ... More

    `APT can help IT gains reach society'
    THE Minister of State for Communications, Ms Sumitra Mahajan, has said that the information and communication technology (ICT) demands constant upgradation and value-addition for raising the standard of living of the people. Presiding over the ... More

    NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES


    Mahajan launches Simputer in Italy
    THE Union Communications Minister, Mr Pramod Mahajan, launched the "Simputer", India's indigenously developed low-cost handheld personal computer for the European market at the India Pavilion at SMAU 2002 in Milan. According to an official ... More
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