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August-2010 issue
Cover Story
Author: Eureka Bharali
Ajit Balakrishnan, the CEO of Indian online giant Rediff, feels that his internet firm allows him to reach out to a much larger mass. “In today’s world of globalization, success comes only through innovation. And to talk about... more>>

Guru Talk

Ravi Jagannathan
Post my various positions over 2 decades, across the globe and across diverse business lines, in early 2008, I was given the... more>>

Company Spotlight

Anonya Roy
Enterprises today constantly seek to attain the highest level of business performance. Progress Software brands this aspiration... more>>

Technology

Amy Bethke
BPM-powered CRM solutions are fundamentally different because they are not isolated. They manage customer orders and services... more>>
Ajikumar TN
Software testing was definitely not a sought-after job. Not many organizations had a separately carved out testing division.... more>>
Ajith J Pillai
The cost base in India is increasing and the attrition levels have also increased. Business is becoming more challenging and... more>>
By Derek Bluestone
By 2013, there will be more people using smart phones with access to web-based applications than laptops. In the first three... more>>
By Rajiv Bhalla
With an active and transformative education policy and a supportive infrastructure, the development of a knowledge-based... more>>
Santhosh D'Souza
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and philosopher, wrote that the secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. more>>

STARTUP CITY

Pragyan Acharya
With the growing popularity of mobile applications telecom companies, software designers, and users have channelized all their... more>>

VC talk

Dharmesh Thakker
Cleantech 1.0 from 2004-08 was dominated by solar and bio-fuel startups, founded by semiconductor and biotech execs in many... more>>

Tech Tracker

Binu T Paul
Amazon’s decision to slash the price of Kindle from $259 to $139 has accelerated the E-reader price wars but for Amazon, it... more>>
Binu T Paul
The browser war takes on a new high with the release of Mozilla’s Firefox 4 Beta. more>>
Binu T Paul
With the opening day sales numbers growing beyond 1.5 million, iPhone 4 had a grand launch as expected, but the emergence of... more>>
Binu T Paul
In an effort to catch up with the rival products from Apple and Google, Microsoft is paying developers to build mobile apps for... more>>

Movers and Shakers

Juby Thomas
Suresh Kandukuri, with 19 years of experience in IT sales with reputed firms, has been appointed as the new Sales Director for... more>>
Juby Thomas
CDC Software Corporation, provider of hybrid enterprise software applications and services, has promoted Nagaraja Prakasam,... more>>
Juby Thomas
Sarvesh Asthana has been appointed as the Senior Vice President of Technology, Netxcell. In this new post, he will be in charge... more>>
Juby Thomas
Jagbir Singh, who resigned as group CTO, Bharti Airtel, has joined Reliance Communications as its President and Head, Network. more>>
Juby Thomas
Having started his career as a Management Consultant in Booz & Company backed by 8 years of experience in WNS as the ex–COO,... more>>

Tech Buzz

Roshna Sankar
Lenovo India is all set to grab the attention of the youth and fun loving minds in the country. more>>
Roshna Sankar
In an attempt to grab the fast growing mobile market in the country, Wynncom has rolled out a mix of seven Utility, Multimedia... more>>
Roshna Sankar
In a bid to provide better solutions to its clients, HP India has announced a new alliance partner program, AllianceONE,... more>>
Roshna Sankar
In a bid to improve the current infrastructure in the country, Indian IT majors TCS and Wipro together with ABB, provider of... more>>
Roshna Sankar
The cost of running R&D centers in India has continued to decline over the last two years. more>>

Tech Product

Anonya Roy
Seagate has come up with the world’s first 3 terabyte (TB) external desktop drive. more>>
Anonya Roy
Zen Mobile has announced the launch of a new handset, the M25, which boasts of a 72 day or 1728 hours battery standby time. more>>
Anonya Roy
HP has introduced e-All-in-One D110a, an all-in-one printer that can print documents that are sent directly to its unique... more>>
Anonya Roy
Sony Ericsson has introduced the first full touch walkman phone Yendo. more>>

Venture Beat

SI Team
Bangalore-based hotel Global Distribution System, MagicRooms has secured Rs. 7 crore investment from Nexus Venture Partners. more>>
SI Team
The mobile advertising network InMobi, formerly known as mKhoj, has secured $8 million in its second round funding, led by the... more>>
SI Team
Netscribes has secured its second round capital from Basil Growth Corporation, a Mauritius based venture capital firm. more>>
SI Team
The digital media network company Komli Media has secured $6 million in additional funding from existing investors Nexus... more>>

Events

Juby Thomas
SoftTec 2010, the leading event for the Software Test and QA Community at Bangalore provided a platform for the testing... more>>

Engineer's Diaries

Juby Thomas
Vishnu Narayan S.L Employer: Infosys Technologies Limited Designation: Technical Analyst more>>
Juby Thomas
Leo Paul Employer: IBM Designation: Senior System Administrator more>>
Juby Thomas
Madhavi Cirasanambati Employer: Infinite Computer Solutions Designation: Software Test Engineer more>>

In Focus

SI Team
Global IT spending has increased to 3.9 percent over that of 2009, down from an initial projection of 5.3 percent growth. This... more>>
SI Team
Google offers a free software called Google App Inventor for Android, which will make it easier for users to write applications... more>>
SI Team
Effective use of technology for in-house audit processes could prevent accounting fraud in a company. more>>
SI Team
As telecom firms roll out Broadband Wireless Access air waves that were auctioned in June, the number of high-speed Internet... more>>
SI Team
‘SiteonMobile’, designed by HP Labs India, is an application that makes Web content and services available even to the... more>>

People Manager

C Mahalingam (Mali)
In the last column, we witnessed that deep domain ability is critical to success and this has to be acquired outside of the MBA... more>>
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