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Wednesday, December 24, 2003
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Perot Systems plans to expand BPO unit's operations
THE US-based Perot Systems wants its Indian BPO outfit, Vision Healthsource, to diversify into the investment banking and the insurance space even as the subsidiary is doubling its seat capacity by setting up another centre in Chennai. "Vision ... More

AWARDS & HONOURS


Satyam bags IBM Lotus award
SATYAM Computer Services has announced that it has been awarded the IBM Lotus award in the Knowledge and Content Management Solution category for the 10th Annual IBM Lotus Awards, formerly Lotus Beacon Awards. IBM Lotus Awards recognise ... More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS


Cellular operators may withdraw WLL case
THE Cellular Operators Association of India is likely to withdraw the WLL case from the Supreme Court in the wake of the Government working out a financial package for the cellular industry. The association held an emergency meeting today on ... More

VSNL launches `Total Internet'
`The advantages of the pack are increased convenience, better manageability of the account and the convenience of using the same user ID and password.' More

A hollow hello!
The telecom "revolution" that is said to be sweeping across the country is largely confined to the urban areas. The ring sounds hollow in the rural heartland. More

DoT clears package to boost PCOs — No lump sum security for new franchisees
FIFTEEN years after the public call office (PCO) revolution took off, changing the entire telecom landscape in the country, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has given its nod to a package of measures that seek to increase their ... More

TRAI nod for BSNL tariff scheme to promote Net usage
THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has approved BSNL's tariff proposal for providing a second telephone connection at a concessional rate for promoting the use of Internet through fixed line. The features of this plan include zero ... More

TRAI moots change in CDMA numbering
THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended a change in the numbering scheme of CDMA mobile services to bring them on par with the GSM mobile numbers. Currently, while the GSM mobile numbers are 10 digits, the CDMA ... More

INSIGHT


Driving force
There's no looking back for the mobile segment that has put in the shade other facets of telecom services. And 2004 is going to see a lot more talk. More

A point of view
Indian IT professionals living in the US are now eyeing careers in India. What they want from us, and what we want from them, is a question of perspective. So if you want to recruit, and retain them... More

HARDWARE


Big players exit PC finance biz
CRASHING prices of desktops as well as notebooks and the increasing breadth of the grey market have forced several financiers to exit the business of funding new computers. Players such as GE Countrywide, Citicorp, and ICICI Bank have stopped ... More

SOFTWARE


Hindi Windows XP to be released early next year
AS part of its `Project Bhasha' initiative to promote local language computing in India, Microsoft will unveil `full' Hindi versions of its Windows XP operating system and Office 2003 software early next year. Speaking to Business Line, ... More

Borland unveils Delphi 8 for .NET
BORLAND Software Corporation has come out with the Borland Delphi 8 for the Microsoft .NET Framework. More than half of the Borland customers who are Delphi developers are planning to move to the .NET Framework within the next year. The latest ... More

Ashway unveils software for petrol pumps
ASHWAY Consulting, a Hyderabad-based software start-up, has announced the rollout of a software application that helps in automation and digitisation of petrol filling stations. Called `FillMoney', it facilitates the manager of petrol pumps to ... More

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