Stories by John Ribeiro

Dell opens software center in Bangalore

Dell has set up a software development facility in Bangalore, India, to design, develop, and test software for enterprise-system products, company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell announced Tuesday at a press briefing here.

Production version of GNU OS in the offing

A production version of the free GNU operating system is likely to be available by the end of this year, according to the president of the Boston-based Free Software Foundation (FSF) in an interview.

i2 looks to India to cut costs

i2 Technologies, a provider of supply chain management software, is moving a significant part of its product development from the U.S. to Bangalore, India, as part of a cost-cutting program following the recession in the U.S., according to a senior company executive.

Compaq's Digital GlobalSoft upgrades EDI software

Compaq's subsidiary in India, Digital GlobalSoft Ltd., has introduced a new version of its electronic data interchange (EDI) software, called DEC/EDI. The new version 4.0 of DEC/EDI supports clustering and EDI traffic over the Internet, as well as XML (Extended Markup Language) mapping and Web-based management of the EDI system.

Intel invests in lab at Indian software company

Intel has invested in an e-Business Solutions lab at Bangalore-based Infosys Technologies Ltd., one of India's leading software services companies. The lab was inaugurated today by Intel's president and chief executive officer, Craig Barrett, who is on a stopover in Bangalore as part of an Asian tour.

Cabletron aims for growth through services investments

Even as it decides to sell off its own systems integration and consultancy service business, Cabletron Systems Inc. plans to invest in systems integration and consultancy partners that will help the company grow its networking equipment and management businesses.

Microsoft extends university program to India

In a bid to popularise its .NET initiative, as well as to tap development resources, Microsoft is introducing its University Relations Program in India, with plans to include about 20 educational institutions in the program by 2003.

Bangalore startup aims to take e-mail to the masses

Planning to tap the potential of e-mail as a low-cost communication medium in developing economies, a Bangalore-based startup, iNabling Technologies, has introduced a US$150 e-mail appliance called iStation that also helps with chores like word processing and spreadsheets.

Sycamore adds carrier-class optical access offering

Tejas Networks India Pvt Ltd., an optical product development startup in Bangalore, India, is set to round out US-based Sycamore Networks Inc.'s product line with carrier-class optical access products.

SGI to offer Origin computer with IA-64, Linux

Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) plans to introduce a version of its Origin 3000 series computer built around Intel Corp.'s 64-bit IA-64 Itanium processor running Linux, SGI Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Bishop said in an interview.

Sun's Webtop replaces StarPortal project

Sun Microsystems Inc. is integrating its free office-productivity suite, StarOffice, into Webtop, the company's project to provide an integrated hosted desktop environment, according to a Sun executive. Webtop is a component of Sun's Open Network Environment (ONE) platform for Web-based delivery of services.

MS India migrating Java to .NET

Microsoft's software development subsidiary in Hyderabad, South India, has announced it is developing JUMP to .NET, the company's Java User Migration Path (JUMP) for Microsoft .NET, consisting of a set of tools and technologies that will enable Java programmers to migrate projects to the Microsoft .NET platform.

Microsoft India developing Java to .Net migration tools

Microsoft Corp.'s software development subsidiary in Hyderabad in South India has announced that it is developing JUMP to .Net, the company's Java User Migration Path (JUMP) for Microsoft .Net, consisting of a set of tools and technologies that will enable Java programmers to migrate projects to the Microsoft .Net platform.

Informix's Red Brick Decision Server popular in Japan

Database vendor Informix Software Inc. is planning to launch this year a new version of its Red Brick Decision Server product, a database engine. The product will support Intel Corp.'s 64-bit IA-64 architecture, according to an Informix executive.