Stories by John Ribeiro

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indian outsourcer reports profit growth

    Indian outsourcing company, Wipro, has reported net income of $US363 million for the fiscal year to March 31, a jump of 58 per cent. Revenue also climbed by 39 per cent to $US1.87 billion.

  • 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.

  • Nvidia's Huang gets to core of chip business

    Best known for its graphics chips, Nvidia is moving to make other parts of the computer motherboard, even if that means occasionally competing with larger companies like Intel, according to Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's president and chief executive officer.

  • ARM strategy strikes delicate balance with partners

    Starting off as an IP (intellectual property) provider of the ARM embedded RISC microprocessor core, ARM Holdings in the UK expanded into creating and licensing other technology for the silicon and software components that go into devices like mobile phones. This enterprise may occasionally irk some of its partners, ARM Holdings Chairman Sir Robin Saxby acknowledges in this interview.

  • Bell Labs grapples with VOIP, open source

    Voice over IP (VOIP) and open source technology hold great promise for cost savings, but also threaten traditional ways of doing business. Rather than shy away from the challenges that these disruptive technologies represent, Bell Laboratories, the renowned R&D (research and development) arm of Lucent Technologies Inc. in Murray Hill, New Jersey, is attempting to bring them into the mainstream.

  • Sun executive reveals NAS strategy

    Sun Microsystems plans to beef up its NAS (network-attached storage) product line with support for utility computing and its new zettabyte file system (ZFS), according to an executive of the company's network storage products group.

  • Barrett: Good business models vary widely

    Peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing would never have gathered momentum if the music industry had adopted models for distribution over the Internet, said Intel Chief Executive Officer Craig Barrett, addressing IT executives in India Friday.

  • Oracle delivers product strategy

    Open source databases have helped Oracle as they give users their first exposure to relational databases, according to Robert Shimp, vice president of technology marketing, Robert Shimp.