Stories by John Ribeiro

Ingram expands in Asia with branded PCs

Ingram Micro plans to offer a certification program for assemblers of unbranded PCs in the Asia-Pacific region. The move follows the California-based distribution company's introduction of branded components for PCs under the Vesta name.

E4e Bangalore Unit to Help Jump-Start Net Ventures

BANGALORE, INDIA (10/10/2000) - E4e Inc., positioned as a technology holding company for startups offering Internet-based infrastructure services, Tuesday launched a Bangalore arm as part of its international expansion strategy.

Accelerated's Goal: ASP Differentiation

Accelerated Networks Inc., a Moorpark, California-based broadband access equipment provider, is putting the finishing touches on a management product for broadband networks that complements its existing line of offerings.

Dell Opens Sales-and-Support Program in India

BANGALORE, INDIA (09/28/2000) - Dell Computer Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell formally launched his company's direct-to-customer sales and support program in India today. The company will fulfill orders from Indian customers from its facility in Penang in Malaysia.

For Chipmakers, It Takes More than Good Silicon

It takes more than good silicon these days for chip makers to sell their wares to network equipment makers. Chip vendors have to offer customers a full package of protocols, applications and even the reference design.

Gates in India: Local Players Aid .Net Effort

To deliver on the promise of its .Net platform, Microsoft is turning to Indian software development resources -- both those within the company itself, as well as third parties, such as Infosys Technologies.

India Opens International Telephony Ahead of Plan

The Indian government has announced that it is opening international telephony to the private sector ahead of schedule. Coming on the eve of an official visit to the U.S. by Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, the move is evidently aimed at attracting U.S. investment in the India's telecom sector.

Ishoni to Announce Support for GlobeSpan's DSL

In line with its strategy to focus on the DSL (digital subscriber line) access market, ishoni Networks Inc. this week is to announce support for DSL technology from New Jersey-based GlobeSpan Inc. on its multiprotocol gateway.

Exodus Plans More Internet Data Centers for Asia

BANGALORE, INDIA (08/25/2000) - Exodus Communications Inc. plans to set up more Internet data centers in Asia-Pacific, over the next twelve months, the company's co-founder Kilaiyur Balakrishnan Chandrashekar told IDG News Service.

India Report on Microsoft Inquiry Stirs Confusion

BANGALORE, INDIA (08/11/2000) - Microsoft Corp. (India) Pvt. Ltd. seems to
have been the victim of bungling by the Indian government's Press Information
Bureau (PIB). In a statement, Microsoft Friday described as "factually
incorrect" the press release issued earlier in the day by PIB that the director
general of the investigation and registration (I&R) unit of India's Monopolies
and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTP) has recommended action
against Microsoft Corporation (India) following preliminary investigation.

MySAP gets a vote of confidence in Asia

SAP AG's technology for collaborative business portals, Marketplace, got a vote of confidence in the Asian region after 11 leading Australian companies announced at SAPPHIRE 2000, SAP's regional users meet at Brisbane, that they will enter the Marketplace set up by Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp.

Devil Is in Details of Sun's Free Solaris Program

Logistics issues are giving Sun Microsystems Inc. second thoughts on releasing to developers the entire source code of its Solaris operating system under its Free Solaris 8 Source License Program, according to a company official.

Intel Hikes India Investments to Over $100 Million

Intel Corp. is increasing ten-fold its investments in Indian companies this year, to over US$100 million, as part of a plan that includes both acquisitions of and equity investments in high-tech companies in a range of specialties.