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Monday, April 23, 2001

B2B portal dedicated to Ludhiana

LUDHIANA, the "metro" of Punjab, being the largest industrial town of north India has an identity of its own. Manufacturing units of cycle, cycle-parts, woollens, machine tools, generators, diesel engines, tyres and tubes and a consumer goods dot the map of Ludhiana.

The portal, www.ludhianamarket.com, is a B2B portal that has been created and hosted by Unific Information Technology Limited. The site explores the possibilities of growth for the Ludhiana industry. The site offers business news, reviews, tax tips, business articles, business yellow pages, classifieds and recreation places.

The portal offers free homepage with any textual information and a homepage with pictures at a low cost. Registration can be done online. It is a specific community site that includes all day-to-day needs like open jobs, sales, events, real estate and public services. It is set to explore the industry on the Web.

The site is also affiliated to some US companies




Online course in Net security

THE Asian School of Cyberlaws (ASCL), Pune, has introduced courses in Internet security and digital signatures.

The ASCL’s certificate in internet security involves an in-depth techno-legal study of the methods by which a company can protect and safeguard its systems from internal as well as external threats such as hacking, virus and cyber terrorism.

The certificate course in digital signatures and cryptography would enable an IT professional to understand the cryptography standards used all around the world and would teach the basics, functioning and benefits of digital signatures.

The course material is provided online through CD ROMs and in printed form. Both courses are of six months’ duration. Students shall be provided with 24-hour guidance with the help of their counsellors.

There would be regular Net meetings to solve any problems that the participants of the course may face.

In accordance with the industry standards the students are required to submit a project as their final assessment.

The ASCL also conducts the Diploma in Information Technology Law, a course focussing on the technical and legal issues related to the Information Technology Act of India




Quotes from IT world

UNIX was not designed to stop people from doing stupid things, because that would also stop them from doing clever things.

— Doug Gwyn

Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.

— Edward V. Berard, "Life-Cycle Approaches"

True research is like fumbling in the dark for the right switches. Once you’ve turned the light on everyone can see..........

— Unknown

An idiot with a computer is a faster, better idiot

— Rich Julius

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.

— Donald Knuth

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

— Rich Cook

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C ++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.

— Bjarne Stroustrup (Collected by Steen Hansen)

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