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Yash Birla Group to Focus on BFSI, ERP
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 25, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
The Yash Birla Group (YBG) announced its IT foray last week with the acquisition of Melstar. In an exclusive email interaction with CXOtoday, a group spokesperson said they would be concentrating on ERP, enterprise content management (ECM),...
Watch out Google, Kumo is Coming
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 20, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
Microsoft is re-bRanding and re-launching its Windows Live Search. Having been beaten low twice first by Google, and then by Yahoo, Microsoft is now looking inwards. Although there is no official confirmation from the software giant, the...
Slide Show: Barack Obama & the Protectionist Mania
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 15, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Will Barack Obama's good intentions only create more problems for the US economy? The answer is anyone's guess, but the recent anti-offshoring spiel by the world's most powerful man could have far reaching effects on the Indian IT...
MphasiS ITO to Increase India Focus
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 14, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
After nine years of existence, the ITO division of MphasiS is now turning its attention to the domestic market, where it will compete with IT biggies - HCL and InfosysWith considerable success in the Americas and Europe, the company will now...
HP Initiates Take-back Facility for SMBs
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 13, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
In November last year, Greenpeace had staged a demonstration in front of HP's Bangalore office to protest against their lack of a take-back policy for consumers and SMBs. Now it seems their efforts have borne fruits as HP will be implementing...
Beware! 'Pigs on the Wing'
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 12, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
The swine influenza (H1N1) virus may not have spread to India, but its effects are still apparent. PA Krishnan, president (ITO) of MphasiS, was supposed to go on a business trip to the United States next week. "We have now postponed this...
India Wins Piracy Battles, But War Far from Over
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 12, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
BSA, the global software piracy watchdog, today released a report, along with research firm IDC, taking a look at software piracy in 2008. 2008 has been a mixed year in the fight against software piracy, especially in APAC. Pirated software...
$250 Netbook in Three Months
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 11, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
For years, companies have tried to get the perfect combination that would assure optimum functionality at the lowest possible cost. Indeed, it has become the Holy Grail for PC manufacturers.A Chinese company called Skyzone is now entering the...
Tally Ascent Scrapped, Entrez Tally ERP 9.0
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 05, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
Tally Solutions, best known for its iconic accounting software -- Tally, has finally launched Tally ERP 9.0. Tally had actually planned its ERP entry way back in 2006 with Tally Ascent, but the launch date kept getting pushed back for reasons...
HRs, Time to Get Tech-savvy
by Abhinna Shreshtha    May 04, 2009
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Do events like international cricket tournaments or the Lok Sabha elections reduce productivity? Most definitely, if studies in other countries are anything to go by, but sadly there is no such data available for India due to the lack of...
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