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Get a Passport in 72 Hours!
by Muntazir Abbas    Oct 14, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Gone are the days when people had to wait endlessly in the queue for passport application. With a new strategic initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of External Affairs and supported by the Department of Information Technology, you can have a...
LIC Starts e-Documentation
by Muntazir Abbas    Oct 10, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), one of the largest insurance organizations in the country with more than 180 million customers, has started a process of electronic document management. The project, to be completed by 2010, will enable policy...
IPTV Penetrates Lucknow
by Muntazir Abbas    Oct 07, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
With the declining telecom subscriber base in Uttar Pradesh, IPTV is poised to come to rescue of BSNL, albeit initially in the state capital of Lucknow. If sources are to be believed, the services are likely to roll out later this year. The...
Will Economy Effect Telecom?
by Muntazir Abbas    Sep 26, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
As emerging markets continue to defy the gloomy economic outlook, both domestic and multinational companies believe they are effectively positioned to succeed in emerging markets. However, a section of it- is very optimistic about the prospects...
"I wish to promote regional languages in IT"
by Muntazir Abbas    Sep 19, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
"In the government, challenges come from within the system, but then they make achievements more special," believes Rajesh Agarwal, IAS 1989 batch (Maharashtra) and CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) As the CEO of...
"India is an important market for us"
by Muntazir Abbas    Sep 15, 2008
Category : Interviews
Technology : Infrastructure
You have said that India has an important strategic market for Oracle. What are your plans to extend manifold in the country? How can Oracle s communications products create an impact in Indian telecom sector? Through Oracle...
Speedy Justice, the e-Court Way
by Muntazir Abbas    Sep 12, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
The delivery of speedy justice is just a click away. With things going the e-way, people can avail several facilities in a virtual court. Following a report submitted by the e-committee on national policy and technology, the e-courts...
MCA Plans for Technology as a Service Offering
by Muntazir Abbas    Sep 05, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Hardware & Software
With an aim to deliver comparatively faster e-corporate services under the flagship of e-governance initiative, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has aggressive plans to transform technology as a service through its MCA-21 initiative....
At Home with the IT Secretary
by Muntazir Abbas    Aug 29, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
Technology : Infrastructure
Dharam Pal, secretary (IT) is a 1990-batch IAS officer and an M.Tech from IIT, Delhi. A combination of technology and administrative expertise has seen him win several laurels. These include a national e-governance award for implementation...
BPOs Cutting Costs, Staff Unhappy
by Muntazir Abbas    Aug 14, 2008
Category : News & Analysis
The growth story of the BPO industry in India is no longer a fairytale. Gone are the days of lucrative perks and previously unheard of amenities. Reality is fast catching up and major BPOs in NCR seem to be in a ruthless cost-cutting mood....
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