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Monday, May 5, 2003


Spicing up the server scenario
Roopinder Singh
ervers that serve computers are actually more powerful than the computers that they serve, an interesting paradox. When we talk about a server, we are referring to a powerful computer connected over a network to a large number of computers.  It shares data and/or applications with them. Servers in office environments have practically been monopolised by the Windows operating system (OS).

Video jukebox for music lovers
Chitrabhanu R.K.
f you like watching music while listening to it, a new video jukebox that is making an appearance at several hip-eating joints in the Indian capital will make life more fun. The walls of outlets like Eatopia, Caf`E9 Coffee Day and Superstore in Delhi are donned with huge plasma-screens and funky touch-screen pads that one can dabble with to get a wide range of digital music. These eating joints already report a queue of youngsters lining up to experiment with the video-machine.

E-commerce models
Mukesh Kumar
HE WTO defines e-commerce (e-com) as a commercial process that includes production, distribution, sales and delivery of goods, i.e. services through electronic means. E-com is associated with the buying and selling of information, products and services via computer networks. In other words doing the business on the Net and making the transactions through the Net is called e-com.

Convergence or divergence?
Deepak Bagai
t is a known fact that, presently, we are existing in an era of global communications revolution. The growth of the Internet has paved the way for the emergence of a global village. The term, convergence, has gained prominence due to the ever increasing needs of the consumer to have one box, one network and one service provider for voice, video and data transmission.

Apple of accord
Duncan Martell
pple Computer Inc. unveiled a service that lets music fans download songs for 99 cents each, on a Website that Apple called simple and cheap enough to compete with the free song-swap sites the record industry blames for its slump.

by Sandeep Joshi

Now, tell me, which one would be most economical for calling my wife on her landline in Bangalore at 10 p.m.?

Selling through phone’s receiver
Vijay Satokar
emember whom did you last give your business card to and where? Casually giving your business card may earn somebody a good business but flood you with unwanted calls from credit card companies, estate agents, car financers and cellular phone operators.

Software helps women get STARTed
Shruti Gupta
ata (25) used to be just another housewife in a small village in Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh. She wanted to work to supplement her family income, but she was illiterate, inexperienced and her husband didn’t want her to go out among strangers, especially men.

Book online and travel at leisure
Shalini Singh
pril 16, 1853, will always be written in golden words not only in the history of Indian Railways but also in the history of India. This was the day when the first train moved from Mumbai to Thane. In order to make our travel more enjoyable and comfortable, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) was incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956.

US IT titans back outsourcing to India
Vasantha Arora
ven as a media and government outcry against shipping jobs overseas continues in the USA, big industry names still seem keen to outsource IT work to India. US telecom giant, Sprint Corporation, is wondering whether to send IT work to India in a bid to save hundreds of millions of dollars.


Dr Tribune
Your questions on computer-related problems are answered here.

Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
Smart offices will maximise business productivity
Lakshmi Narayan Rao

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
The first Maan to hit the Punjabi pop circle
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
Sharp language, sharper utilities
Learn to Program with C# by John Smiley. Pages 622. Price 295.

A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
Coffee attack
Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
Rising to the occasion
World Red Cross Day falls on May 8 Vinod Kumar
Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Allocate Net hours judiciously
Raman Mohan

Newsscape: A quick glance at what's happening on the news front

  • Tunisia seeks Indian investment

  • Protein strengthens hard disk

  • Al Jazeera SMS tie-up

  • 40 pc Americans not Net’ed’

  • Madonna’s site hacked


  • JobsAhead

  • SAS solutions

  • STM chips

IT Click: A view of IT events through the lens

Latest offerings: The latest in prices on the Chandigarh market
This time we take a look at various cordless keyboard-mouse combinations.