Thursday, July 27, 2006

India IT News Capsule - July 2006, Issue 4

  • Satyam ties up with GigaSpaces: Satyam, the Indian IT biggie has tied up with GigaSpaces Technologies to provide end-to-end solutions for service-oriented architecture and grid environments. Software would be GigaSpaces provided while Satyam would be involved in the implementation of the software.
  • Wipro sets up e-waste disposal services: Following the urging from GreenPeace, Wipro has announced e-waste disposal services to its customers. Green Peace had urged the IT major to come up with a clear roadmap on phasing out toxic chemicals from its products. This would mean that customers could avail the free e-waste services for nominal freight charges.
  • Govt. to allow mobile companies to offer internet services: The government has passed the bill that sought to allow mobile telecom companies to offer Internet services to their customers. This would mean that a lot of companies could come out with clubbed plans of mobile and internet services and even free mobile internet access when they are within the home base.
  • Wipro partners with Motorola: Wipro Technologies, the global IT services arm of Wipro Ltd., has entered into a a join venture with Motorola to set up the company WMNetServ. Wipro, which provides IT solutions and services like system integration and software application development and maintenance, would set up a dedicated centre in Bangalore as part of the joint venture agreement. The company would focus on delivering outsourced telecom services.
  • Sasken buys out Finnish firm: Sasken Communication Technologies, India has bought the Finnish firm wireless technology developer Botnia Hightech Oy for EUR 35.50 million in cash. Sasken would be able to strengthen ties with global wireless product makers with this acquisition. "Botnia's European presence combined with Sasken's India-based development centers will enable us to offer a compelling portfolio of value added solution," Sasken's Chief Executive Officer Rajiv Mody said in a statement.

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