India IT News Capsule - June 2006, Issue 4

  • CapGemini to increase India headcount: CapGemini plans to increase its headcount in India by 5000 people by next year. This would take CapGemini's total India strength to 10,000. The plans are also to spawn out to three more locations across the country after Bangalore
  • Scandent Solutions acquires US based Nexplicit: Business Software operator Scandent Solutions based in Mumbai has acquired U.S. based Nexplicit for an undisclosed sum. This would help the Indian company take its U.S. operations a notch higher.
  • New Infosys Chairman to be announced soon: Following Narayan Murthy's retirement in August as chairman of Infosys, the company he co-founded with a few others in 1981, Infosys is scanning its boards for a new chairman to take over the mantle. The company has indicated July 11 as the date when the name of the new chairman will be made public.
  • BSNL gets 5 tenders for GSM contract: BSNL's call for tenders for the $4.8 billion mega project of expanding the Indian GSM customer base by another 45.5 million lines has received interest from 5 global majors to supply the telecom gears. The companies reported to have put in their bids are Nokia, Ericsson, Siemens, Motorola Inc. and ZTE Corp.
  • Top 6 FIFA World Cup Soccer Sites: Get all the best of the FIFA Soccer World Cup Soccer action via these sites that are dedicated to the game of soccer/football.