Stories by John Ribeiro

Tata acquires Australian banking software company

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced Thursday that it had acquired Financial Network Services (FNS), a privately held banking software vendor in Sydney, for around US$26 million (AU$34.57 million).

India concerned about Google Maps

The easy availability online of detailed maps of countries from services such as Google Earth can be misused by terrorists, according to Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

IBM tests pay-per-use for Rational tools

IBM will try out a pay-per-use model in Asia for its Rational software development tools, part of an effort to make them more affordable and accessible to small companies, an executive with IBM's Rational Software division said.

Intel, Indian firm to train software engineers

Intel announced Thursday that it has tied up with training company NIIT to introduce specialised training programs for India's software developers around Intel architectures and platforms.

Intransa licenses management software

Intransa, a vendor of equipment for Internet Protocol-based storage area networks (IP SANs), has decided to license its management software to third parties, according to an Intransa executive.

Indian outsourcer Wipro loses another key exec

Wipro, India's third largest software and services outsourcing firm, has lost a key executive. The company's Silicon Valley-based vice chairman and chief executive officer, Vivek Paul, is leaving to become a partner at Texas Pacific Group, a private investment firm in Fort Worth, Texas, Wipro announced Thursday.

Microsoft Research aims to ease development

Microsoft Research is working on a technology that will enable software developers and system integrators (SIs) to develop and modify enterprise business applications at a higher abstraction level than basic coding, according to a researcher at Microsoft Research India.

Indian professor proposes alternate open-source license

Finding the GNU General Public License (GPL) too restrictive with regard to derived works, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai is working on an alternative license that will allow people to take commercial benefit from work derived from an open-source program.

Dell adds 2,000 more staff in India

Dell plans to increase the number of staff at its Indian call center and software development operations to 10,000 by the end of the year, the company's president and chief executive officer (CEO) said Friday.