External drive from Maxtor
BANGALORE: The US-based hard disk drive and storage company, Maxtor, has launched the Maxtor One Touch external storage hard drive in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai. The first `push-button' backup and restore hard drive-based solution ...
ADP Wilco extends BPO to financial services
ADP Wilco, a subsidiary of the $7-billion Automatic Data Processing Inc., has extended its range of business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the international financial services community and has positioned them as a value-added service ...
Dabur outsources IT functions to Accenture
DABUR India on Thursday said that it has signed Accenture to outsource its IT infrastructure and application management functions. Under the 10-year agreement, Accenture will manage Dabur's IT functions, including applications management, and ...
Exl appoints sales chief
NEW DELHI: Exl Service Holdings Inc, a third-party business process outsourcing company, has announced the appointment of Mr Shiv Kumar as its Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. Mr Kumar joins EXL after spending 16 years with HCL ...
`Global mobile industry to double'
THE mobile phone service industry worldwide is expected to double in size to around $ 1.5 trillion driven by emerging markets such as India and China, according to Mr. Jorma Ollila, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia ...
Philips gears up for handset foray
PHILIPS India Ltd, long recognised for its lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances and personal care products, is all set to take on the growing mobile handsets market in the country. Although the company is already a marginal ...
TRAI to issue paper on number portability soon
THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) proposes to issue a consultation paper on number portability in a month's time, which would enable customers to retain their telephone number even while switching service providers or ...
Bharti inducts Ericsson ex-CEO
NEW DELHI: Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd has announced the induction of Mr Kurt Hellstrom, former President and world CEO of Ericsson into its board of directors. Mr Hellstrom recently retired from Ericsson after 19 years with the company ...
LG promotional scheme for PCs
LG Electronics India Ltd (LGEIL) has announced a special promotional scheme for its MY PC range of computers. The scheme offers an opportunity for consumers to take home assured gifts worth Rs 25,240 on purchase of Pentium IV 2.0GHz based MY ...
SAP bullish on SMB segment
INDIA'S small- and mid-sized business enterprises (read below Rs 400 crore in turnover) have energised SAP India Pvt Ltd to chalk out aggressive plans to enhance its market presence with new product applications and partnerships. Having bagged ...
C3i plans to invest $3 m to ramp up India operations
C3i Inc, a New York-based customer management, consulting and technology solutions provider for the life sciences vertical, has announced plans invest $ 3 million to ramp up their global development centre based out of Hyderabad. The Director ...
Wipro inks pact with Brillian
BANGALORE: Wipro Technologies has signed a systems electronics development agreement with Brillian Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of high-definition television (HDTV) products. Under terms of the development agreement, Wipro ...
New Mahindra British Telecom CFO
MUMBAI: Mahindra British Telecom, the telecom software joint venture between the Mahindra Group and British Telecom Plc, has appointed Mr Sonjoy Anand as the Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for the finance, legal and ...
Sugar trading Web site slips into limbo Industry shifts focus to starting futures
SUGARTRADE.COM, the country's Web site on sugar industry promoted by the leading sugar companies, is not in operation for quite sometime and is unlikely to restart in the near future. The Web site belongs to e-commodities Ltd and is promoted ...
Kendriya Vidyalayas join Oracle's Think.com initiative
TWENTY-FIVE Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) have joined the pilot project of Oracle's Think.com programme in the country. This was announced by Oracle India Pvt Ltd (Oracle India), the wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, here on Thursday. ...
`IT finishing schools have enormous potential'
ESTIMATED at about Rs 1,500 crore, the IT education and training segment is projected to grow by about 20-25 per cent this year. Trends point towards a significant change in the business mix with corporate training business set to grow and the ...
Wipro aims to stem attrition
WIPRO is attempting to bring down the attrition rate in its IT arms to single digit in the near future, from about 15 per cent during the last fiscal. In other words, for every 100 employees, 15 left Wipro, one of the largest Indian software ...
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
PCS shortlists two firms for acquisition
COMPUTER maker PCS Industries Ltd, in which the promoters of Patni Computers hold stake, has zeroed on two privately held software companies in Bangalore for possible buy-out. "Talks are at a very preliminary stage, and we cannot put a timeline ...
Ecomtech opens today in Mangalore
MANGALORE: Ecomtech, a three-day exposition on electronics, computers, and communication products and services, will begin in Mangalore on March 5. A press release by Nagarakar's Expositions, the organisers of the event, stated here on ...
STANDARDS & BENCHMARKS
BS15000 certification for Digital
BANGALORE: Digital GlobalSoft on Thursday said it has received the BS15000-IT Service Management certification under the itSMF certification scheme. The audit was carried out by KPMG Audit Plc during February, said a company press ...
New Director for Toonz
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city-based Toonz Animation India has announced the appointment of Mr Hari Varma as the company's Director of Computer Graphics and Visual Effects. He is expected to play a major role in the company's foray into ...
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