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June-2004  issue
Cover Story
Author: Karthik Sundaram
In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. The 80/20 Rule or... more>>
Cover Feature
Romi Mahajan
Security has become a watchword in the enterprise. On this matter, there is no debate. Where there is debate, however, is in... more>>
Mandeep Khera
With U.S. e-commerce retail sales ballooning to over $54B in 2003, overall e-commerce sales including B2B extending beyond a... more>>
Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja
In the last six months alone, major companies including Microsoft, Wells Fargo, BJ’s Wholesale Stores and, most recently,... more>>
Pradeep Shankar
The last year was a big one for Parveen Jain and Krishna Kolluri. Jain’s company—Intruvert—was acquired by Network... more>>
Harish Revanna
For some enterprises, cost arbitrage is a definition of their India strategy. Intel has differed. For one, it has set up India... more>>
Venkat Ramana
How malicious can a worm be? For Pankaj Parekh, co-founder and CTO of Fremont, CA-based iPolicy Networks, it was bad enough to... more>>
Shiva, the Hindu God embodies a central paradox in life, writes Chris Satulla in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The ascetic lord of... more>>
Arun Veembur
India is quite ill, really. Not only do we have nearly every disease in the book, we also have them in alarmingly large... more>>
Pradeep Shankar
Dinesh Sangale, Quality Head at the GE Medical Systems (GEMS) plant located in Bangalore used to most of his time monitoring... more>>
In My Opinion
Sankrant Sanu
In popular understanding India’s recent success on the economic front—particularly in IT and services—is often attributed... more>>
Karthik Sundaram
MAA-NY-MAA-NY-ORD. The itinerary included an M.S., and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York,... more>>
Arun Veembur
In the aftermath of the blackouts of August 2003 that left large parts of the northeastern United States and Canada in... more>>
VC Chakra
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Nevis Networks, a company developing solutions for enterprise security, has raised a $10 million second round of funding led by... more>>
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Webify Solutions has recieved a Series B round of funding of $7 million. The financing was jointly led by Viventures Partners... more>>
In Focus
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At the end of 2003, there were widespread media reports that both Dell Computers and Lehman Brothers brought offshore... more>>
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Och aye, there’s some good whisky coming. Not too long ago in the bars of Scotland, there was some debate over a whisky that... more>>
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2002 was a disastrous year for the tourism industry in India when the number of visitors dipped. It is a different story today.... more>>
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Indian pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories acquired Trigenesis Therapeutics,Inc., a US-based privately owned dermatology... more>>
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A report by the National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP) in the United States says that software developers of Indian origin... more>>
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India has advanced rapidly up the competitiveness scale in the past year, according to the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2004.... more>>
Last Word
Ajmal Noorani
A couple of years ago, one of the valley veterans used this column to castigate members of the diaspora for contributing to... more>>