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September 29, 2010News for the IT & ITeS industries
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  At a Glance 
TCS expects emerging markets to fuel IT growth
Economic Times
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India's biggest software services provider, expects its global sales to continue growing as developing countries race to catch up with industrialised nations in offering new technologies. "I am optimistic of the growth of IT services," Girija Pande, TCS' head of Asia-Pacific operations, said in an interview in Sydney on Tuesday. To fuel that growth, the Mumbai-based software exporter, with 1,63,700 employees at the end of June, plans to add 40,000 workers globally in the current fiscal year, Mr Pande said.

Max Secure Software rolls out Enterprise Edition in Gujarat
Economic Times
Targeting small and medium businesses, the Pune based Max Secure Software on Tuesday rolled out Enterprise Edition of its anti-virus range in Gujarat. "This edition of our anti-virus is based on client server architecture model to detect and delete viruses and spyware across a network while putting control in hands of IT administrator," CEO Max Secure, Sanjay Pradhan told reporters. "The edition operates on a patented smart scan technology by the company to speed detection of 7.5 million virus threats on network clients PC's, involving less memory," he said.

After being content without a price hike for more than a year, software companies are now seeking a price increase with clients even as discretionary spend is going up. A senior official at Cognizant Technology Solutions confirmed that it is getting price increase, while an official at Tata Consultancy Services said rate increase could happen before the year-end. An Infosys official said the company was observing a 'quiet period' before the third quarter financial results. "Pricing has clearly stabilised. We are now talking to clients about price increases and we are getting price increases. They are not big increases but clearly it is heading in a positive direction," Mr Gordon Coburn, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Cognizant, the US-based software major with development centres in India, told Business Line without sharing pricing details.

Microsoft to fix bug
Microsoft will on Tuesday fix for a Windows Web server flaw that is starting to be exploited by online attackers. The patch fixes a bug in the Windows technology used in Microsoft's servers. Microsoft says it's seen "limited" exploitation of the flaw in online attacks, but the problem is serious enough that the company has decided to rush out a fix ahead of its next regular patch update, scheduled for Oct. 12. is used to build Web applications, and the bug gives attackers a way to gain access to protected files or read encrypted data sent by an application server.

Free iPhone software to help Games visitors
Hindustan Times
If athletes, tourists and visitors at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) find themselves lost in exploring life in Delhi or the event itself, help is at hand in the form of a free software application for those who use Apple's iPhone. The application has been developed by Delhi-based HCL Technologies. Dubbed 'Xplore CWG Delhi 2010' the application is available for free download at Apple's iTunes store online. It can assist visitors by giving them easy access to venues, events and schedules.

How to choose the best microfinance software?
India Microfinance Business News
Microfinance industry, globally, is experiencing major growth fuelled by recognition of the need for financial inclusion of larger populations in most countries. Micro finance cannot spread without adequate technology. Mr. Hanuman Tripathi, Group Managing Director, Infrasoft Technologies Ltd., speaks about how a MFI should go about choosing a microfinance banking solution,what features it should look for, open source alternatives and impact of cloud based products.

Nandan, numbers & national identity
Business Standard
It's 14 months since Nilekani, now 55, decided to trade the life of a successful techie chieftain for official Delhi, a minefield for any interloper who dares to intrude. Between then and now, Nilekani has built a core team of less than 200 people, spent less than Rs 100 crore, and is ready to roll out what is the world's most ambitious identity programme. The modest budget and the tight execution invite comparison with another project about to roll out in Delhi. The roll-out will spread to seven states in a month or two, and by March-end several million numbers would have been issued. Firms like MindTree, Accenture, Cisco and others have been selected to develop the software, handle the biometrics, do the connectivity. A contact centre has been roped in, so has the post office. And a couple of hundred agencies are being empanelled to enroll on behalf of registrars, like state governments and banks.

Driving the private cloud
InformationWeek India
Two major trends will drive the future of private cloud. Seamless on/off premise integration and datacenter in a box will drive private cloud going forward, said Pallavi Kathuria, Director, Server Business, Microsoft India, at Interop 2010 held in Mumbai today. Kathuria described cloud computing as a software, application platform or infrastructure delivered via Internet technologies in a pay-per-0use or self service model. Private cloud is a cloud offered within the firewall of the organization and is the third phase of an organization's typical journey to the cloud. The typical journey to the cloud includes traditional data centre, virtualized data centre, private cloud and public cloud.

I can build an institution different from Bill Gates: Shiv Nadar
Economic Times
Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL and chairman HCL Technologies, has taken a back seat, literally. When time permits, he pulls out one of the 4,000 movies in his personal DVD collection. Favourites include Yaadon ki Baaraat and The Godfather. Bridge, another pastime, has taken a back seat, as he has been catching up with a lot of cricket in between his trips to Beijing for the Olympics and to South Africa for the soccer World Cup. He has pulled out of the daily business grind, but still keeps a hawk's eye on how the technology landscape is changing. And yet, he does not allow any of this to come in the way of his philanthropic work. In an interview with ET bureau, Mr Nadar says he now spends 40% of his time in social ventures.

Network Security: How to Defend an Infinitely Expanding Frontier


This paper will outline perhaps the most powerful, cost-effective and simple solution for bringing the scattered end-points of today's mobile networks back under the umbrella of a strong centralized network security architecture. It is built on three widely available, proven, but poorly understood technologies: Trusted Platform Modules, Self-Encrypting Hard Drives and centralized (or remote) security management. This paper will not only help readers distinguish myth from fact about these technologies but will also build a strong case for how their combined application can re-establish network security as an enforceable corporate policy, rather than a strategy.

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  IT Jobs 
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