the outsourcing hungama
most puzzling and thorniest issue that has generated heat in the
American politics resulting in worldwide debate is the swelling up of
the ‘offshore outsourcing phenomena’ across the globe. The
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), as it is called, is not a new
phenomenon. Rochester, a New York-based company, for instance, has
been outsourcing payroll processing for small businesses since 1971.
Thus the process itself is not new but with communication technology
(especially the Internet) lending itself to the BPO process, a new
phase seems to have begun.
cards have penetrated the grassroots of modern economy and given a
boost to the concept of plastic money. The account information is
stored on a magnetic strip, which is swiped by the card reader when a
transaction takes place. The traditional method involves the handing
over of the plastic, to the retailer, by the customer for card swiping
and the corresponding approval from the bank. The receipt generation
process follows this.
step towards being 3G
(General Packet Radio Service) is a step between GSM (Global System
for Mobile Communications) and 3G cellular networks. GPRS offers
faster data transmission via a GSM network within a range 9.6 KB to
115 KB. This new technology makes it possible for users to make
telephone calls and transmit data at the same time.
You never know what MyDoom and bird flu may mutate into.
communications, which is the use of cordless and cellular phones, has
grown by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years and become a booming $
11 billion market. Unfortunately, it has also led to a huge security
problem, since the radio signals transmitted and received by these
devices can easily be intercepted, compromised and exploited. By 2004
there would be an estimated 1.5 billion cellphones around the world.
for electronic producers as prices plummet
& D. Wakabayashi
biggest surge in demand for consumer electronics since the early days
of the PC hinges on a group of products being called the
"3-Ds": digital cameras, DVD recorders and display panels
for flat televisions.
off from PC
seeking a drink on course will no longer have to send their caddy to
fetch it. Soon, they will just have to send a message from a computer
placed near the tee to get their favourite beverage.
the literacy chakla in desert
were all in a festive mood. It resembled one of those well-known melas
that Rajasthan is famous for. But the men and women, dressed in their
traditional attire, were crowded together for a different reason
altogether — to catch their first glimpse of a computer! A chakla,
masquerading as a mouse pad, bore witness to the excitement, the
curiosity and the whispered urgency of the assembled villagers and
their desire to see and know the magical new device being unveiled
tryst with tribesmen
as they are in their world of cutting-edge technology and long
stressful hours, IT professionals in this Madhya Pradesh town still
find time to do their bit for a truly shining India.
gestation period holds ERP
India, a subsidiary of SAP AG, was set up in 1996. Registered in
Bangalore, SAP India has its corporate office in Mumbai and branch
offices in Delhi and Kolkata. The company is responsible for sales of
software solutions, consulting, support through life cycle, training
and certification of its users, partners and individuals.