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A ray of hope

IT has been going through a slump, however, there is a silver lining to the otherwise bleak scenario. Roopinder Singh looks back at the year gone by and gazes through a silicon-coated crystal ball into the future.

Computer game injects realism in US troops training
by Paul Harris
MERICA'S military elite has swapped their rifles for joysticks by turning to a British computer game to fine-tune their combat training. Operation Flashpoint, a game set during the Cold War, has so impressed military planners that the US Marine Corps has struck a deal to be supplied with a specially modified version.


First aid for your computer
by Vipul Verma
ESPITE being the best friend, a computer is still a mystery for a majority of its users and they do not know what to do in case there is a problem. Even with basic problems, the user would normally need the help of some computer expert to put it back on the track. However, for the basic computer troubles, all you need is a little logic and some understanding of your computer.

Miss World 1999 Yukta Mookhey was presented the Project Saraswati Award for her contribution to the field of IT in Mumbai last week by Aptech, an IT-training firm. "Computers today have become a way of life in all fields. It is imperative that one receives the right kind of training in IT to be able to effectively value add to ones career objectives," Yukta, an Aptech alumni, said.

Sex & violence abound in games
by Burhan Wazir
HEY will be among the most sought-after presents this Christmas, but some best selling video games have become so violent and sexually graphic that they are unsuitable for children, according to new research.

Switch on a career in exchanges
by Sumesh Raizada
NDIA in the past few years has witnessed a tremendous growth in the field of information technology. Indian firms, software as well as hardware, are gaining recognition all over the world for the quality of services offered by them. Indian professionals, trained in various disciplines like Web programming, software design, hardware maintenance, are nowadays getting lucrative job opportunities in India as well as abroad.

Banks need to develop IT more
by S.C. Dhall and Sachin
ESPITE the country being number one in IT, very little progress has been made in technology in the banking system. The infusion of banking technology is one of the biggest challenges that will be faced by the public sector banks (PSBs). Public sector banks have been doing branch automation for over 12 years.

Corporate training to suit organisational needs
by Pramod Khera
T training is an industry that is prevalent across the globe. The industry has grown because of the high obsolescence factor of trained manpower and ever-growing requirements of trained manpower as IT invades all operations of corporations worldwide. In fact, the greatest demand in the developed parts of the globe is from the corporates for IT training. There are large corporate training organisations in the USA and the European markets that serve this need of corporates.

O-ranges for online auction of custom software solutions
MOUTH-watering though it may sound yet www.o-ranges.com has more to do with software and online auction of custom software solution rather than the juicy winter citrus fruit.

SMS in China
HINESE embraced the Christmas spirit this year, sending up to six times the average number of short messages over computers and cellphones, industry executives said. A flood of holiday greetings spelled out in Chinese characters caused a spike in China's airwaves on Christmas Eve, allowing portals and mobile carriers to cash in as bargain-conscious consumers celebrated the Western holiday.

Logitech’s bid to combat counterfeits
by Peeyush Agnihotri
OGITECH, a company that is known for devices such as mouse, trackballs, as well as game controllers, keyboards, PC video cameras and multimedia speakers has launched a crusade against spurious mouse suppliers using the company’s name and logo.

Music Beat
Sunoh, Lucky’s not Sifar on music charts

Kids Chat
Use Net & ring in 2002 with relatives abroad

Cyber Kids
3D animated cards to wish a Happy New Year

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