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IT way of getting cash
by Peeyush Agnihotri


THE acronym ATM means neither "avoid travelling with money" nor "any time money," but certainly implies both. Slim ATM cards are fast replacing confounding withdrawal forms as a convenient way of getting your money from banks. In a way, they are rewriting the rules of financial transaction.

Do banks hide frauds?
by S.C. Dhall
nderstandably, banks worldwide are tightlipped about computerised embezzlement, not wanting their customers to know how easy it is to penetrate or hoodwink their computer networks. With the Indian sector opting for large-scale computerisation, there are increasing opportunities for computer literate criminals in India as well.


McAfee may make PC slow
by Vipul Verma
HOUGH computers are super-intelligent yet their capacity and performance is subject to some conditions. If these conditions are violated either knowingly or unknowingly, the PCs performance gets affected and the errors are generated. These errors are usually basic in nature and have simple solution.

Telemarketing to woo customers
by Sumesh Raizada
N today’s world of cutthroat competition, it has become extremely difficult for the corporate sector to build and retain customers. Similar is the situation in the service, finance and tourism industry where the number of providers far exceeds the users. The technique of establishing and developing business relationship with the potential customer or a new buyer through telephone is usually referred to as telemarketing.

Matsushita, Hitachi tie-up on IC cards
by Edmund Klamann
apanese consumer electronics giants Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd and Hitachi Ltd said they would jointly develop components and also IC cards to connect networked appliances.

Return phone, warn cops
by Nick Paton Walsh
HE British Police are to get a new weapon in the fight against the menace of mobile phone thieves — bombardment by text. They will send stolen mobile phones a text message every hour reminding the new owners of the error of their ways.

Keeping vigil on your personal computer
by Sarabjeet Singh Kanwal
HEN you are not at home, if someone uses your PC, you may want to note the date and time your PC starts to keep a tab on the activity in your absence. Here we present a wonderful program step-by-step, which activates each time when your PC starts and stores the date and time in a file without knowledge of the user.

Software piracy spurts in Asia
SIA was the only region where software piracy spurted last year but the governments keen to grow their technology sectors are stepping up efforts to curb the trend, an anti-piracy watchdog told Reuters last week.

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