Go with the flow
``The initial excitement of having a corporate Web site has worn off. People are looking at the medium more realistically now and have realised it's certainly not Aladdin's Lamp. There is still opportunity for local solutions but now that the supposed gl
amour has gone, the enthusiasm is waning.'' -- Jonathan Davidar, Partner, ScriptRight Communications.
A yen for language
A RECENT article in the New York Times began; ``Why must Bell Industries, a computer services company in El Segundo, California, go all the way to India to hire programmers? The company's co-chairman, Theodore Williams, thinks it is because America doesn
't have its priorities straight.''
Go slow, don't stop
THE five emerging technologies -- optical networking, XML, peer-to-peer computing, Blue Tooth and voice portals -- are poised to power the Internet in the years to come. Even though the technology dynamics driving this revolution may be on course, the fi
nancial/marketing economics driving investments in these technologies are governed by an entirely different set
Murphy, an optimist?
A NATION'S economic performance is measured using the inflation rate ie. how fast the overall price level of consumer goods increases. Uncertain economic situations, caused by a rise in the inflation rate, tend to disturb not only the future plans of peo
ple with fixed income but also other nations that have trade contacts. These trade contacts have an annoying impact on jobs. The higher the inflation rate, the slower the growth in exports.
TRANSACTING over the Internet in the comfort of one's home has simplified life. Or has it? When you submit your credit card information on the Net, do you worry about lack of privacy and security?
Hook, line, and sinker
MOST companies, especially global players, are, willy-nilly, driving towards a set of outcomes that are fast becoming universal. The outcomes desired centre around increasing value for the stakeholder.
Technology finally arrives
Indian labour lends its muscle to develop cyberspace in this scene from Chennai where a bullock cart carries cables to be laid for an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Searchlights are on
TWO years ago, a Chennai-based online advertising firm recruited Rakesh just to repeatedly type key words in search engines. Sounds strange? Maybe, but what he did was valuable. His work would ensure a company's Web site popped up in the first search res
ult page -- or at least the next -- of a search engine's results for a particular query.
Netting A Catch
With all communication technology converging at the desktop, it's hardly surprising that faxing has joined telephony and messaging as a PC-driven means of communication.
Despite talk of the dotcom bubble having burst and many wiseacres scurrying to write the Internet's obituary, there's still enough and more activity in cyberspace that commands a lot of attention and carries a lot of importance.
All Windows Me programs use the same Save command, no matter which company wrote them. Press and release the Alt, F, and S keys in any Windows Me program, and the computer saves your work.
1. Which Indian ISP won the ``ISP of the Year'' award at the second Internet World Asia Industry Awards 2001?
Waiting to be wired
ARE wireless data services all that they are cracked up to be? Is there a market for such services and are people willing to pay a premium for the services?
Mind your lingo
WAP, GSM, XML, GPRS, 2-G, 3-G..........this and more wireless technology jargon has consumed a lot of ink and bytes of late. And as is with most technical jargon, it leaves people a trifle confused. The more recent confusion we came across is the mix-up
between Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and General Packet Radio Switch (GPRS) technology. So, at the risk of sounding like a tutorial, this column seeks to untangle a few knots.