India can look back with glee
din, glut of spam, wave of lay-offs, slew of virus attacks, series
of product launches and amidst this, the resurgence of India as a
major IT hotspot — that was the year 2003. Globally, the IT
juggernaut lumbered ahead. New products were launched and Microsoft,
the software daddy, promised Longhorn, the new operating system
whose beta version is to hit the market in the later half of the
next year even as the open-source Linux loomed menacingly at
Microsoft’s gates and windows.
over the export of British jobs to India took a unique form —
Christmas carols. Britain plunged into the holiday season a few days
ago but not everyone was looking forward to the Christmas spirit. In
the busy financial district, trade union representatives dressed up
as Santa, clutched plastic cups of mulled wine and sang a choir. But
it was a choir with a cause. The representatives were sounding alarm
sirens, not jingle festive bells.
Have you uploaded 2004 predictions for your world wide web of followers?
hardware — the machine and its components — is designed to be as
flexible as possible. By using computer programs, called software,
you transform this hardware into a tool for a specific purpose. No
matter which program is used, the machine itself performs only four
basic operations — input, processing, output and storage. Software
are of two types: system software and application software.
story of a kernel gone corrupt
next time you get the message on the computer that reads: "The
program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. An
Invalid Page Fault (IPF) error has occurred in Kernel32.dll press
Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart, " don’t blame Gates but try to
get into the why of it.
competitive environment in banking industry has forced the Indian
banks to go in for optimum use of public infrastructure (the
Internet), industry-specific infrastructure (the Infinet) and
bank-specific communication network (create through VSAT).
gear up to tackle ‘phishing’
officials and computer security experts have predicted the wave
of cyber scams targeting the financial services sector will soar
in 2004 as the industry braces for a new onslaught of fraud
schemes. The gloomy prediction comes amid a string of e-mail and
Website spoofing scams preying on banking customers.
Nadu draws up consortium approach
slowdown that compelled global corporations to cut costs and shift
operations to India has heated up competition among South Indian
states for a larger share of the outsourcing pie, with Tamil Nadu
banking on the consortium approach to win the race.
makers say it’s a Happy new year
& M. Anantharaman
a newly popular stocking stuffer around this new year—gadgets
equipped with tiny hard disk drives. From video cameras to portable
music players, consumer electronics manufacturers are increasingly
incorporating high-capacity hard disks into their products to store
video and music.
that jogs. It’s a Sony!
may not be able to give you a run for your money but one quick step
for Sony Corp’s Qrio humanoid robot is one big step for robots in
general. Electronics and entertainment giant Sony said it had
developed the world’s first running — okay, jogging — robot.
intrusion in the cyber world is a serious problem. An intruder is a
person who wants to make use of his/her intellect in a negative
sense and illegally enters the codes or uses it maliciously.
Intrusion clearly is undesirable. Hence appropriate defence
mechanism is a must.