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No stopping of outsourcing: Vinod Khosla
OUTSOURCING will continue despite election-year political rhetoric. Change is never smooth - it is inevitable and persistent, according to Mr Vinod Khosla, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and co-founder of Sun ... More

Strategic tie-up with Thomson arm, Atlinks — Bharti Teletech to make GE phones
BHARTI Teletech Ltd, the manufacturing arm of the Bharti group, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlinks, a subsidiary of Thomson, as part of which it will manufacture fixed line phones for global exports. The company will also become ... More

Pitroda working on new profile for PCO booths
WITH Mr Sam Pitroda's intervention, the yellow cubicles that line the roadside proclaiming the STD/PCO booth is likely to see an overhaul in their operations. Talking to presspersons at the Fourth Annual Baramati Initiative on ICT and ... More

Distance is dead, when will time die?
Internet may have reduced distances but wrong rules and rigid rulebooks that limit working hours of cyber cafes widen and deepen the digital divide. India has to keep pace with the world, and work longer and smarter. If people who have the go are ind eed to make things happen, time should die, says G. Ramachandran. More

Cognizant expanding in a big way — Development centre in China on cards
Cognizant Technologies plans to set up a second technocomplex in Pune. It is also planning a development centre in Bangalore and a second one in Chennai. Talking to presspersons, Mr R. Chandrasekaran, Managing Director and Executive ... More

Silicomp to start development unit, shift jobs here
FRENCH IT solutions provider Silicomp is starting its offshore development operations in India and proposes to hire about 50 engineers for its Bangalore centre by the year-end. The company also sees a major potential in the Indian market for ... More

Infinite plans China foray
SOFTWARE services firm Infinite Computer Solutions (ICS) plans to start its Chinese operations soon. The company is in the process of setting up a subsidiary in China and is also looking at the option of acquiring a local firm, said Mr Upinder ... More

Quantech Global to invest $2 m in India centres
QUANTECH Global Services, an automotive design, analysis and engineering services company, has announced plans to invest about $2 million in their Asian Technical Centres (ATC) to be based in Hyderabad and Bangalore. It would also double its ... More

B2B prospects impress foreign delegates
The WHO is in the process of making a format for the standardisation of herbal and traditional medicines from around the world. The completion of this process would help ayurvedic and herbal products from Kerala to access markets abroad under the lab el of medicines. More

enStage e-payment solution for banks
ENSTAGE, a US-based company, announced its plans to set up a BPO unit in the country. It also launched Accosa, an e-payment solution for banks, with HDFC Bank as its first customer. The BPO unit is targeted at Indian banks and institutions ... More

DIT initiatives to inspire confidence in network security
THE Department of Information Technology (DIT) has launched nine initiatives in information security with a view to generating public confidence in network security in the country, according to Dr A.K. Chakravarti, Advisor, DIT. Delivering a ... More

Police log in forensic tools
THIRUVANANTHPURAM: The cyber forensic tools developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Thiruvananthapuram, and conforming to the specifications evolved by the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, have been ... More

BSNL inks pact with Korean co
BHARAT Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and KT Corporation (KTC), Korea, have signed a memorandum of understanding to work on broadband Internet business in the country. The MoU was signed by Mr N.K. Mangla, Director (Commercial & Marketing), BSNL and .. More

ITES jobs to grow 45 pc: Nasscom
THE IT-enabled sector has continued on its growth path in 2003-04 and is likely to employ over 2.45 lakh employees by the end of the current financial year. The headcount is expected to go up by about 75,000 from 1.71 lakh last year. The ... More

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