Areva hopes to double turnover by 2012

CHENNAI - French power transmission and distribution equipment major Areva SA’s Indian subsidiary, the Rs.2,655-crore Areva T&D India, is hoping to double its revenue by 2012, said a top company official.

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Top 8 Disadvantages of Extreme Programming

xp Extreme Programming (XP) is such a  methodology so that either you do all of XP or none at all. There is no in-between thing.  But all of the utopian theory of XP may not be true in all cases. I interacted with many Project Managers due to the nature of my profession and I found some of the major difficulties for the implementation of XP project. Full article »

Top 10 Benefits of Extreme Programming

xp1 Extreme Programming (xp) is a methodology for software development. The key concept is that it works by bringing the whole team of your company together.  The core idea of XP is Agile programming that is fast and flexible and Iterative development. The team gets enough feedback to see where they are and to adapt the practices to their unique situation. XP is widely recommended for small teams. Here are the top benefits for using Extreme Programming. Full article »

S. African Government censored Dalai Lama

JOHANNESBURG - The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has claimed that censorship was used to prevent Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from visiting the country to attend a Nobel laureates’ peace conference.
“It has now been admitted by Finance Minister Trevor Manuel that the purpose [of cancelling the peace conference] was to censor and prevent South Africans from hearing what would have been said,” quoted Noma Rangana, the chairperson of the SA Chapter of MISA, as saying.
“It is rare for a democratic government to publicly invoke censorship though this… Imposing this ban on the Dalai Lama propagates transparency as one of its major aims,” she added.
“In censoring the Dalai Lama, the government has also censored the country’s media by preventing newspapers, and the electronic media from reporting and publishing the speech of the Dalai Lama. The spurious excuses given by the government for barring the Dalai Lama confirm that the government has caved in under pressure from the Chinese, a humiliating posture given SA’s staunch fight against colonialism,” Rangana said.

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A Close Look at MULE, an Open Source Business Integration Solution

muleMule Enterprise 2.2 is an open source ESB that can be plugged into any vendor applications. It comes with support like HTTP, JMS, SOAP, SMTP. This a novel architecture that supports seamless integration of different business applications.You can get professional support for Mule from Mulesource.

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Oracle Acquired Relsys, a Drug Safety Software Vendor

bio Oracle recently announced that it agreed to buy Relsys International Inc, a leading vendor for Drug Safety and Risk analysis solution for Health Care Industry. Despite the economic downturn, Oracle ventured out for the buyout  of the pharmacology software firm. It gives Oracle to expand its domain knowledge in the vertical of Health care Industry.

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Top 8 Benefits of Enterprise Blogging

boingboing-logo The ultimate goal of corporate blogging is to reach the goal of the company.  Your company can use internal blog instead of  meetings and e-mail discussions, and it can be very useful when employees work at different locations, or have conflicting schedules. On the other hand, when your company employees, teams,  share their views, external blog is preferred. Personally speaking, I have some experience about corporate blogging for a start up company.  The top benefits for corporate blogging from my standpoint are as follows: Full article »

The Top Nine Advantages of Freemium Business Model

freemium Freemium is a Business Model that offers basic services for free while charging premium for advanced features. Skype is a good example of Freemium Service. Any voice call within the network is free, but, there is a premium for call outside the network. The best part of this business model is that you, as a service provider, can make customer understand why they have to pay money for paid service. I think the business model that focuses on user value and monetize the value is very powerful compared to others.

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A Close Look at JTrac, an Open Source Bug Tracking Tool

jtrac-logo JTrac 2.1.0 is an open source issue tracking web application software, written in Java and it is bundled with Jetty Web Application Server. JTrac is distributed as a WAR file. You can easily install it by dropping the software at your servlet engine. The JTrac web-application checks the environment on startup and if a configured database is not detected, HSQLDB is used by default. If you have Java 5 installed you can run the application after downloading and extracting JTrac - by simply using start and stop scripts. The tool uses Acegi Security framework for Spring. You can get the software from here and there is a documentation at this place.

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Top 5 Tips to Find a Recession Proof Job

jobsAs the economy goes down, it’s harder to find job opportunities in both technical and traditional lines of work. Yes, finding a job requires patience and endurance. At the same time, you have to be a little smart to find the niche of recession proof job market. After interacting with HRD professional in different industries, I feel that you should focus on job market that is stable and experiences future growth. I would like to share my thoughts with you.

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