Tuesday, July 1


  • SAP has announced that it is going to double its work force in India to 2000 since India being on its top priority. Just recently Dr Henning Kagermann, the 53-year-old physicist and mathematician who took over the reins of SAP as CEO and chairman barely a month ago visited Silicon Valley of India - Bangalore.

  • Intel plans Made in India chip by 2005.

  • UK confirms that India is the preferred global hub for BPO

  • NIIT : One of the premiere IT education provider from India will set up 15 centres of excellence (CoEs) in China to offer high-end training for corporations, in the provinces.

  • CIOL in it's article "India rules!" discovers that Gartner is estimating that by 2004, offshoring would be top priority for all US companies & this situation provides India a great opportunity. Further in the article Partha Iyengar, research vice president covering software and offshore sourcing in Gartner says at the 'Opportunities for Indian IT Services providers' Track at the Gartner Summit 2003, July 16-17, Mumbai, that "As the offshore providers increasingly compete with the incumbent global majors, and start to take business away from them, a competitive response by the global majors is giving rise to structural changes in the global services marketplace." Mr. Iyengar adds, 'This will see the emergence of a new order of 'top-tier' Global IT service providers, some of whom will be the current global leaders and some will be from the ranks of the Tier 1 Indian service providers."

  • Reliance Infocomm is gearing up for Broadband Rollout as the part of 'Enterprise Broadband Services' .Reliance would also launch its third scheme — Consumer Convergence Netway, an ethernet-based convergence services, targeting the individual household customers across the country which would enable the household customers to enjoy services such as Internet, audio, video clippings, data services, movie screening and video on demand. This will be under the Reliance Entertainment which is an end-to-end digital company supplementing Reliance Infocomm’s operations.