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Monday, November 3, 2003


Pressing home the outsourcing advantage
Roopinder Singh
HEN we think of business process outsourcing (BPO), our mind normally wanders off to the call centres and back-end offices of financial firms. However, the number of outsourcing possibilities is only restricted by one’s imagination.

Diverting traffic to fake airline sites
Robert Evans
HE United Nations trademark and copyright agency WIPO revealed the existence of a raft of fake Web addresses which divert customers of airlines, hotels and car hire firms to a site selling cheap travel deals.

64-bit processor is ready. Are we?
O.P. Gupta & Kiran
PPLE has launched G5 system with a 64-bit processor. AMD has just released its Athlon 64 processor that has the support for the first 64-bit operating system (a variant of Linux). The 64-bit Itanium processor is Intel’s first product in the IA64 family of processors. It is designed to address the needs of high performance applications and incorporates many leading-edge features specifically designed to address the ever-expanding needs for highest floating-point performance and large memory capabilities.

by Sandeep Joshi

It’s a small world. All addresses begin with www.

NIXI all set to operate from metros
Sachin Dhall
HE National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is likely to start its operations shortly. Initiated by the Internet Service Provider Association (ISPAT) and funded by the Department of Information Technology, NIXI is setting up Internet exchanges in four metros — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

‘Trakking’ stolen cars in Karachi
David Brunnstrom
NPLEASANT shock awaits car thieves in Karachi. With the click of a computer mouse, a satellite tracking system allows remote operators to seize control of the stolen vehicle, bring it grinding to a halt, and snap its locks shut as the police swoops in.

The dragonfly spy
Tabassum Zakaria
HE CIA once built a mechanical dragonfly to carry a listening device but found small gusts of wind knocked it off course so it was never used in a spy operation. The agency also tested a 24-inch-long rubber robot catfish named ‘Charlie’ capable of swimming inconspicuously among other fish and whose mission remains secret.

Block Net muck
Gurupbar Singh
YBERSPACE is one of the modern frontiers in the world of communication sciences. The Internet offers unlimited opportunities for education, science, entertainment and business. Equally it has become a home for unstoppable pornography and illegal activities.

IT course craze dips
T firms riding high on "spurt" in outsourcing software may be hiring techies in thousands, but in India’s Silicon Valley, institutions offering computer courses are seeing a drastic dip in student admission. Students and parents, who have witnessed the technology meltdown in the last two years and its resultant dip in employment opportunities, are cautious of taking up IT courses. They prefer to opt for basic science or mainstream engineering courses, instead.


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Guest Speak: Hear what the news-makers have to say
Enhancing business through outsourcing
Sudhir Gera

Web Jingle: An ear lent to the music on the World Wide Web
Singer who refused to be his dad’s clone
Amit Puri

Book Review: IT in print
E-com book studded with case studies
Jasjot Singh Narula
by Kenneth C. Laudon and Carol Guercio Traver; Pearson Education Asia; Pages 862; Rs 350.

A glossary of new IT terms

Cyber Humour: A choice of IT humour culled from the Net
Thus spake the wizards...
From Sunil Sharma

Dotcom World: Sites visited
Satguru Nanak pargatiya...
Vinod Kumar Vinod Kumar

Downloads: Free downloads reviewed
Convert your PC into mail server
Raman Mohan

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

  • Pharmacy in chip

  • The Canterbury Tales online

  • Animation show

  • Google’s IPO


  • ITGlobe-Sangoma pact

  • Logitech’s 500-million mark

  • Canon colour image

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 cameras.