Defiance Tech partners with Swiss consultancy firm

CHENNAI - Defiance Tech, part of the Hinduja group, has tied up with Swiss-based consultancy firm Lodestone Management to offer enterprise resource planning (ERP) services at global level.

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SD Zoo’s online Panda Cam crashes as viewers log on to see Bai Yun and her 1-day-old cub

SD Zoo’s online Panda Cam crashes due to overload

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Zoo’s pandas have become such cyber-stars that their Panda Cam got caught in a popularity crunch.

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Virtual Identity Server Makes Business Process Integration Easier for M&A

net81062 A virtual directory server is a technology that offers a way to provide a consolidated view of user identity without creating an entire directory infrastructure.  A virtual directory is a lightweight service that operates between applications and identity data. In other word, it is used as a middleware service. This ability to retrieve data frome disparate repositories makes virtual directory technology ideal for data consolidation in a distributed environment.

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IBM Made Multi-billion Dollar Buyout of Two Software Firms

The big blue acquired two IT firms. One of them is Business Analytics firm SPSS which is worth $1.2 billion and another is Risk software firm Ounce lab with undisclosed sum amount.  The first deal needs shareholders’ approval. The SPSS deal IBM’s information on demand (IOD) software portfolio and business analytics capabilities and its information agenda initiative that turns information into a strategic asset. IBM is widening its area of expertise in Business Analytics  with the acquisition of SPSS because clients are looking now a days to lower costs, reduce risk and increase profitability through predictive analytics capabilities, which include advanced data capture, data mining and statistical analysis. Full article »

The Top 6 Things You should Do before You Start a Project

project_idea_betsy1 When it comes to new projects , you could say that I’m commitment phobic. For a long time I was more interested in the ideas before launching a new project than the execution. The rule of thumb is that you should never rush in the beginning of the project. I don’t think there is a best way to start a project however there always is a better way. I managed a few projects as a Project Manager for my previous company. I would like to share my experience with you about how did I start most of the mid sized projects and I am happy to get a  feedback from you to improve any of my lapses. Full article »

France’s Groupe Danone says 1H profit rises 44 percent as dairy volumes rebound

Danone 1H profit up 44 percent

PARIS — Groupe Danone SA’s first half net profit rose 44 percent as the French yogurt and bottled water company said price cutting had helped spur a rebound in volume sales of its key fresh dairy division, Danone said Friday.

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Software Prices are Raised Again by Oracle

pic-for-oracle_thumb2 Oracle again increased the software prices after one year at least by 20%  to maximum 40 % for certain products. The administrative tools used for monitoring and compliance witnessed big jump in prices compared to databases and application server product. Full article »

An Overview of PageR, Network Monitoring Tool

avtech PageR Enterprise Edition, developed by Avtech Software Inc.  monitors any Windows NT/2000/XP server, system, event log, file, disk or device on the network, and includes Network-Wide IP Ping, Novell NetWare Server and SNMP Trap monitoring. It also includes Unlimited Contact Objects, Unlimited Alarm Objects, powerful Web Browser Interface, Unlimited Web and Manual Paging, Web Site and Web Server monitoring, multi-level Web Browser Access / Security, Sophisticated Alerting to Individuals /Groups /Hierarchies, Support in both pre-sale and post-sale, and Computer Room Environment & Security Monitoring add-on options. Enterprise edition is available for Win xp, Win 2x, Win 9x and Win NT system and the price of the tool is $495 .

The Elementary Concept of Chrome OS, Targeted Primarily for Netbook Computers

images3 Although, Google didn’t disclose much information about its upcoming operating system Chrome, I gathered some information from different blog post and news articles and I would like to share them with you.

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Windows 7 Enterprise Edition is Less than 3 months Away for Microsoft Subscription Customers

unofficial-windows-7-wallpaper Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte said that Enterprise customers who subscribed to any of a number of Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs can access Windows 7 on Sept 1. The consumer version is going to be available on October 22nd. If you have applications built on Windows XP and the even older Windows 2000 platform, you will be able to run it on Windows 7. Additionally,as a Windows 7 Professional customers, you will be able to run virtual copy of Windows XP on virtual machine mode.

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