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4 Pune companies shortlisted for IT innovations award
PUNE, which is becoming the IT hotspot, has made its presence felt at the IT innovations awards 2005, instituted by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom). Four Pune companies— AccelTree Software Pvt Ltd, ... More

Wipro bags award
BANGALORE: Wipro has been given the Global MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) 2005 award. The award is the result of the MAKE study conducted by Teleos, an independent knowledge management and intellectual capital research ... More

TELECOMMUNICATIONS


India One may bring STD rates to below Re 1
STD calls made to any part of the country could be priced at a flat rate of less than Re 1 a minute with the introduction of the India One tariff from January 1, 2006. According to the draft New Telecom Policy, the Department of Telecom ... More

IA, Reliance Infocomm tie up for ticket booking
CONSUMERS having Reliance mobile connection can now book their domestic flight tickets through their phones. Indian Airlines and Reliance Infocomm have come together to allow Reliance IndiaMobile users to make booking on the state-owned airline ... More

INSIGHT


Retention Club to counter attrition
RETENTION of talent is the single biggest challenge facing corporates world over. Things are especially bad in most of the happening sectors in India. This includes the various facets of Information Technology — whether it is software ... More

HARDWARE


HCL Peripherals widens reach
NEW DELHI: HCL Infosystems' unit HCL Peripherals on Monday announced its foray into the Northern market and expansion of its channel network. "HCL Peripherals has been the leader in the OEM, corporate and public sectors. Gearing up ... More

SOFTWARE


Interwoven opens R&D centre in Bangalore
ENTERPRISE content management (ECM) solutions provider, Interwoven Inc, announced the opening of its new research and development (R&D) centre in Bangalore on Tuesday. The company expects to double its headcount of 70 in Bangalore over the ... More

Infosys bets big on Finacle in Europe, Africa, West Asian markets
INFOSYS expects Finacle, its banking solution, to grow in a big way in the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) region and particularly, in the European banks in 12-18 months. "There are a lot of RFPs (request for proposals) and customers in an ... More

IT TRAINING


NIIT in pact with UK university
IT training company NIIT today announced it has entered into an alliance with Open University of the UK to offer degree programmes to its students in six countries. "We are starting with these six countries and our intention is to take it to ... More

HUMAN RESOURCES


ILO moots work place norms for IT, BPO sectors
The ILO specialist lamented that while risks triggered by degradation of indoor environment were pronounced in the case of sectors such as mining, metals, foundries and agriculture, buildings, which may appear fancy from outside, could also fail to p rotect the health of employees engaged in hi-tech areas. More

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


To beef up presence in BI, consulting space — KPIT Cummins Info to buy US, French cos
CUMMINS Infotech in 2001, Panex Consulting in 2003 and now SolvCentral, a US-based company and Pivolis, a Paris-based company, are all in the kitty of the Pune-based KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. The board of directors approved the decision to ... More

ALLIANCES & JOINT VENTURES


Intelligroup sets up centre for Hitachi
CONSULTING and technology solutions provider Intelligroup Inc has formed an alliance with Hitachi Ltd, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, to establish the `Hitachi Global Solution Centre (GSC)' in Hyderabad. Through this, ... More

VSNL, Microsoft tie up for Web conferencing service
VIDESH Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), in a tie-up with Microsoft Corporation, has launched Web conferencing services in India. Announcing this to the media here on Tuesday, Mr Kishor Chaukar, Director, VSNL, said the company expects good demand for ... More

BROADBAND


Bharti using video surveillance service to sell bandwidth
VIDEO surveillance. Bharti Tele-Ventures Ltd believes that this is yet another value-added facility for its broadband service targeted mainly at small and medium enterprises and residences too. In Tamil Nadu alone, it has got 85 subscribers for ... More



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