India IT News Capsule - May 2006, Issue 7

  • Infy to spend $4 mn for Campus Connect Program : Concerned over shortage of skilled manpower for IT as well as other industries, software major Infosys will spend around $4 million for its educational initiative 'Campus Connect', aimed at enhancing quality of engineering students in the country.
  • Microsoft FlexGo software eyes emerging markets : Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, plans to offer the first-ever "pay-as-you-go" computers in Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and China over the next several months. These computers will come loaded with the MS Flexgo software that allows need based computing.
  • Online legal library Ejurix launched : Legal circles can smile and get rid of the racks of law books in their cupboards thanks to Ejurix. Launched by a Delhi based legal software supply company, the library provides easy access to 250,000 judgments spread across more than 1.2 million pages via its online library.
  • India computer sales rise 30 percent in FY06 : More than 4.6 million units were sold during the 2005-06 fiscal, IDC India said in a survey. Among sellers of branded computers, Hewlett Packard Co. emerged the leader with a total market share of 18 percent, followed by HCL Infosystems Ltd. with 14 percent and Lenovo Group with 9 percent.The country is estimated to have about 17 computers for every 1,000 people.
  • MobiApps-Google to enhance GoogleMaps in 18 countries : MobiApp, is in talks with Google to start sharing Google maps data in return for data on vehicle tracking that MobiApps will provide to Google. Google plans on rolling out this new service in 18 countries.