Friday, May 19, 2006

India IT News Capsule - May 06, Issue 4


  • Videocon group to set up BPO unit : The Videocon group, whose core interest is manufacture of home appliances, plans to set up a BPO unit at Salt Lake, employing 25,000 people.
  • Two multimillion dollar deals clinched by Indian ICT firms :
    • ORG Informatics Ltd. has secured a $5 million order from a Tanzanian telecom firm to help roll out a CDMA network in Tanzania.
    • Mid-sized Indian software services firm, Megasoft Ltd. won a multi-million dollar contract from European telecom firm Sonetel.
  • Dell to Use Chip Made by A.M.D. :Dell has agreed to use Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron chip in multiprocessor servers by the end of the year, ending a long-standing policy of sticking exclusively with Intel. This comes in the wake of flagging sales of Dell PCs over the last year. This move should boost AMD's sales in countries like India.
  • Microsoft releases the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor :Worried that the PC that recently burnt a hole in your pocket might not be able to run Windows Vista ? Let Microsoft worry for you. Microsoft has released the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor that not only scans your PC/laptop and okays it for a vista upgrade but also suggests the right version of Vista for your laptop.
  • World Cup fans warned not to buy tickets on Ebay :With this World Cup's soccer tickets being personalized with the user's name printed on the ticket, German officials have cautioned fans from buying tickets over eBay as the ticket would already have somebody else's name on them. This may result in them being denied admission.

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