Friday, November 20, 2009

'The present-day developers prefer to focus on the new-age languages ...'

COBOL — ‘going strong'

Travelling backwards more than fifty years in computing is perhaps as stretched as rewinding by as many centuries in travel or commerce, politics or cuisine; but that's what happened when I met Ashish Masand a few weeks ago. For, we were discussing COBOL (COmmon Business-Oriented Language), one of the oldest programming languages.


Friday, November 13, 2009

'The real customer for AMI is the platform manufacturer '

‘Big role for BIOS, boss’

While most people tend to stop with bland statements, such as innovation is key in the technology industry, S. Shankar, President and CEO of the US-based American Megatrends (, goes a step further. We should be talking not just about the adoption of new technologies but about the experience of choosing the ones that are key to the customer’s needs, he explains, during an interaction


Monday, November 2, 2009

'Database security is a controversial and important topic for all CIOs'

‘Wrong technology can mean poor ROI’

Currently, the absence of a 3G/4G next generation network within India
has slowed down the process of adopting mobile applications, feels Sunil Jose, Managing Director, India & Sub-Continent Region, Sybase Software (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (
With the impending announcements of the 3G-rollout across India, this scenario is bound to change, he adds, during a recent interaction with eWorld. “Telco operator VAS (value added services) departments are sure to change their strategies and seek more revenue from mobile application deployments.”