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OUTSOURCING
`India must spend on education, R&D to emerge big in BPO area'
INDIA has to invest in education and research & development if the country were to realise its potential and emerge as a global leader in the business process outsourcing (BPO) space, according to Dr Ruby Roy Dholakia, Professor of Marketing and More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
IDEA Cellular to invest Rs 300 cr in Maharashtra circle
IDEA Cellular today announced that it has crossed the one million- subscriber mark in its Maharashtra circle. The company plans to invest Rs 300 crore in the new financial year and upgrade the circle network to GPRS by May , said Mr Vikram ... More

HARDWARE
PC sales up 87% in Q3
PERSONAL Computer (PC) sales crossed eight lakh units during the October-December 2003 quarter, an impressive 87 per cent growth over the same period a year ago. In terms of sequential growth over the last quarter, the rise is 31 per cent, ... More

SOFTWARE
EU ready to defend ruling on Microsoft
AFTER slapping a fine of Euro 497 million ($611 million) fine on Microsoft Corporation, a top official of the European Commission said on Thursday that if required, it will defend its decision in court. "We are convinced that we have a case. We ... More

Focus on niche areas, SMEs told
SMALL and medium enterprises in IT sector seeking de-risking from dependence on US market should develop a good business model based on comprehensive good business practices. This was the recipe offered by a CEO of a European multinational to ... More

  • Synfora launches PICO Express

    IT TRAINING
    C-DAC vacation courses
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will be conducting vacation courses for school students from April 1 onwards. An official spokesman said the courses would be offered for (1) Certificate in ... More

    REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS
    IT cos need not show overseas staff pay in annual report
    THE Infosys and Wipros of the country can breathe easy. The persuasive efforts of the information technology (IT) sector seemed to have borne fruits. In a major regulatory relief for the sector, the Department of Company Affairs (DCA) has ... More

    ALLIANCES & JOINT VENTURES

  • Wipro, Cypress to widen pact

    OFF-SHORE DEVELOPMENT
    Telecom offshoring
    Competition hot on India's heels: Deloitte

    ALTHOUGH India is currently the default choice as offshore supplier for the communications industry, many other countries are fast emerging as challengers, according to a new survey by Deloitte Research. The second-tier challengers include ... More

    BROADBAND
    TRAI to submit broadband policy proposals soon
    THE Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is confident that the recommendations for a policy on broadband connections will result in a spurt in broadband connections across the country. The authority is finalising the recommendations ... More

    VSNL-FLAG pact on addl bandwidth
    ADDITIONAL international bandwidth capacity to the IT industry and international long-distance operators (ILDOs) to the tune of 2.65 gbps is expected to be available from the middle of next week. This would ease the existing supply constraint and ... More

    ISPS
    VoIP calling cards in Vizag
    VISAKHAPATNAM: A new service for the sale of `Voice over Internet Protocol' (VoIP) calling cards through the e-seva centres was launched here on Thursday. Mr Sridhar Reddy, Managing Director, Pioneer Online, said that the tie-up between ... More

    PEOPLE

  • Mumbai circle AirTel CEO

    NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    LG expects 50 pc sales from non-metros
    LG Electronics expects over 50 per cent of its total revenues this year from semi-urban and rural markets and may consider floating an IPO once revenues cross Rs 10,000 crore. The LG Electronics Managing Director, Mr Kwang - Ro Kim, told ... More




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