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					          KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
          P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                        ERODE - 638107.


                   MCA – News Bulletin

EDITORIAL BOARD
PATRON       : Thiru. E.R. KAARTHIKEYAN M.A.,          Correspondent

CONVENER     : Dr. C. SWAMINATHAN M.A., Ph.D.,         Principal.

ADVISOR      : Ms. D. GAYATHRI DEVI M.C.A., M.Phil.,   Prof. and Head.


COORDINATOR
    &       : Mr. S. MURUGANANTHAM M.Sc., M.Phil., Lecturer.
  EDITOR



STUDENT EDITORS


              1. C.RAMESH              - III - M.C.A

              2. T.THILAGARAJ          - II - M.C.A
                         CONTENTS

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S. No.                       TOPICS
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   1.  w WESTERN DIGITAL                                      3
   2.  eBLUEJ                                                 4
       eDATA MINING
   3.  w                                                      5
   4. w  VMWARE FUSION
         4                                                   6
   5. eSUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE                            7
       eIBM BRINGS ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS CLOSER
   6. w                                                      8
       w THROUGH OPEN TECHNOLOGY
       eNOKIA TO USE MICROSOFT‘S PLAYREADY DIGITAL RIGHTS
   7.                                                        9
       w MANAGEMENT (DRM) TECHNOLOGY
       eIT NEWS IN INDIA
   8.                                                        10
       w
         MICROSOFT RENAMES ITS IPTV PLATFORM INTO
   9. e                                                      11
       e'MEDIAROOM'
   10. w LG, PHILIPS DEVELOPS 100-INCH LCD PANNEL            12
       w
   11. PHOTOUPLINK FOR iPHOTO ‗08 ADDS METADATA SUPPORT      13
       e
   12. eSATYAM FORGES ALLIANCE WITH JDA                      14
   13. w T-COFFEE                                            15
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   14. DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SELECTS IBM               16
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   15. w ADOBE RELEASES MOVIESTAR BETA OF FLASH PLAYER       17
   16. eGOOGLE: ONE MILLION SERVERS AND COUNTING             18
   17. w IBM BUYS WEB SECURITY                               19
       eSAP FOCUS ON INDIAN MARKET
   18.                                                       20
       e
   19. w WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE SERVICE FACING            21
   20. w DOWNTIME
         STELLAR‘S NEW RECOVERY SOFTWARE                     22
       e
   21. eBLACKBERRY                                           23
   22. w D-LINK AND DIVX GET CONNECTED                       24
   23. w LENOVO SHOWS INTEREST IN LINUX                      25
       eIBM RELEASES LOTUS SYMPHONY FOR OPEN
   24. w                                                     26
         DOCUMENT SHARING
   25. eTCS PLOTS HIGH END SERVICES PUSH                     27
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   26. eGPHONE.COM                                           28
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                     KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                   P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                             ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 27.07.2007

                                WESTERN DIGITAL

           Western Digital, a leading global hard drive manufacturer, announced the
introduction of its new range of external storage products for the Indian market.
           As consumers increasingly demand high capacity digital storage to secure their
important documents and valuable personal content, WD's new launches provide
consumers with data protection, easy connectivity and high capacity storage solutions.
      USB 2.0. eSATA is a new technology that transfers data between the external
device and the computer at higher rates than ever before. The technology offers
consumers superior performance for multimedia applications such as streaming music or
movies, or video editing.
       Commenting on the announcement for Indian market, Sales Director, South Asia
and India, Western Digital, Sharad Srivastava said, "WD has always pioneered cutting
edge hard drive technologies across the world.
       This new range of external hard drives is testament to this expertise. With the
growth in the consumer segment and disposable incomes, the consumption of content is
expanding exponentially. This has made reliable and secure storage and archival systems,
the need of the day. In launching our new range of products, WD is reiterating its
commitment to this market while providing it with the best technology."
           These products and other WD external storage systems are available through
WD's external drive distributors -Champion Computers, Mediaman Infotech and
Venktron Digital Systems in India. All these products will carry standard three-year
limited warranty except.The warranty service will be handled through WD Express
Service.



                                                                       M.ANITHA
                                                                       III - M.C.A.,

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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 28.07.2007


                                      BLUEJ


 1. BLUEJ is an interactive java development environment, developed mainly for
education purposes, but also suitable for small-scale development.

2. BlueJ was developed to support the learning and teaching of object-oriented
programming, and its design differs from other development environment as a result.

3. syntax such as public static void main(string [] args)-which requires unnecessarily
introducing the keywords public and static, as well as method arguments and arrays.BlueJ
allows arbitrary classes to be instantiated and arbitrary methods to be invoked
interactively.

4. The development of BlueJ was started in 1999 by Michael Kolling and Joan Rosenberg
at Monash University in Malbourne, Australia as a successor to the Blue system. Blue
was a integrated system with is own programming language and environment.BlueJ
implements the BlueJ environment design the java programming language.

5. As of July 2007, the latest release is BlueJ version2.2.0.this release adds explicit
support for teamwork with a built-in CVS interface to manage projects within the
application. In addition to the team support, other bug fixes were made from the previous
version

6. BlueJ is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and any other system
where a recent JVM can be found.



                                                                          BRINDHA.D
                                                                          II - M.C.A.,




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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                     DATE: 31.07.2007

                                    DATA MINING

    While large-scale information technology has been evolving separate transaction and
analytical systems, data mining provides the link between the two. Data mining software
analyzes relationships and patterns in stored transaction data based on open-ended user
queries.

      Classes: Stored data is used to locate data in predetermined groups. For example,
       a restaurant chain could mine customer purchase data to determine when
       customers visit and what they typically order.
      Clusters: Data items are grouped according to logical relationships or consumer
       preferences.
      Associations: Data can be mined to identify associations. The beer-diaper
       example is an example of associative mining.
      Sequential patterns: Data is mined to anticipate behavior patterns and trends. For
       example, an outdoor equipment retailer could predict the likelihood of a backpack
       being purchased based on a consumer's purchase of sleeping bags and hiking
       shoes.

Data mining consists of five major elements:

      Extract, transform, and load transaction data onto the data warehouse system.

      Store and manage the data in a multidimensional database system.

      Provide data access to business analysts and information technology
       professionals.

      Analyze the data by application software.

      Present the data in a useful format, such as a graph or table.



                                                               K.BALACHANDAR
                                                                    III - M.C.A.,



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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 01.08.2007


                                   VMWARE FUSION


      VMWare is currently scheduled to launch their Fusion application this coming
       Monday. This application is for the Mac OS X and would cost $79.99.

      VMWARE would be making available a 30-day evaluation version for users who
       want to test it out before purchasing it.

      The application has been developed to enable Intel-based Macs to run Windows
       software side-by-side with Mac OS X.

      It‘s prime challenger in the market are applications like Parallels Desktop for Mac
       and Codeweavers‘ CrossOver for Mac.

      VMWare has stated that Fusion would come with 64-bit processing support. It
       would be able to support Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition and other
       operating systems designed for 64-bit microprocessors.

      In addition to Windows platform, users would also be able to run Solaris, Linux
       and more than 60 different x86-optimized operating systems on the Mac




                                                                      CHARANYA.T
                                                                       II - M.C.A.,




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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                  P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                            ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                        DATE: 03.08.2007

                         SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE


       A SIM is the smart card inside a GSM phone that identifies the user account to
the network, handles authentication and provides data storage for user data such as phone
numbers and network information. It may contain applications that run on the phone. A
small printed circuit board that must be inserted in any GSM-based mobile phone.
       When signing on as a subscriber. It contains subscriber details, security
information and Memory for a personal directory of numbers. The card can be a small
plug-in type or sized as a credit-card but has the same functionality. The SIM card also
stores data that identifies the caller to the network service provider.
       The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is a small smart card which contains both
Programming and information. The A3 and A8 algorithms are implemented in the
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM).
       Subscriber information, such as the IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber
Identity), stored in the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM).       The Subscriber Identity is
Module (SIM) can be used to store user-defined information such as phonebook entries.




                                                                          CHERAN.S
                                                                          II - M.C.A.,




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                      KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                   P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                             ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 06.08.2007

   IBM BRINGS ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS CLOSER THROUGH
                     OPEN TECHNOLOGY

     IBM has announced a major step in the drive toward a national electronic medical
records system by contributing software technology that supports the exchange of
healthcare        information      to      the       open       source        community.
     The software, contributed to the Eclipse Foundation's open healthcare framework
(OHF) project, provides a mechanism to connect isolated "islands" of information that
reside throughout the healthcare system to any health information exchange (HIE).
Software developers will also be able to build applications that can aggregate and sift
through this information to improve healthcare delivery and research while protecting
individual privacy.
   According to the center for information technology leadership, systems that enable
standardized information exchange are by far the best investment for the nation as a
whole, with net savings that likely represent 5% of current US healthcare expenditures.
Such capabilities stand to enable more accurate, timely diagnoses that could markedly
improve treatments.
          IBM Research has also established new Healthcare and Life Sciences Innovation
Centers spanning its Almaden, Watson, Haifa and Zurich Research Labs. These centers
provide a focal point for collaborative work with healthcare clients and qualified IBM
Business Partners in the application of key IBM Research expertise and technologies in
this field. The ability to share health information could create new services for
consumers, researchers and practitioners. The electronic storage of medical data may
allow public health officials to more easily analyze that data to identify emerging health
trends.

                                                                  CHANDRAKALA. C
                                                                     III - M.C.A.,

                                            8
                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                DATE: 06.08.2007


        NOKIA TO USE MICROSOFT’S PLAYREADY DIGITAL RIGHTS
                     MANAGEMENT (DRM) TECHNOLOGY

      Microsoft has announced that they are now collaborating with Nokia. World‘s
       largest mobile phone maker Nokia would now license Microsoft‘s Play Ready
       digital rights management (DRM) technology.

      This technology would then be integrated into their S60 software which is one of
       the most popular mobile platforms in the world.

      This new development is likely to help Nokia boost the availability of media on
       the mobile platform.

      The S60 platform is used in smart phones manufactured by not only Nokia but
       also Samsung and LG.

      Interestingly, the biggest challenger to Nokia‘s mobile platform comes from
       Microsoft itself which provides the Windows Mobile platform for mobile devices.

      Microsoft and Nokia further said that they would also work together to enhance
       and simplify consumer access to digital content using mobile devices.



                                                                               CHITRA.R
                                                                               II - M.C.A.,




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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 09.08.2007


                                 IT NEWS IN INDIA


      WORLDSPACE Satellite Radio Stations Launch on MSN India

      Kingston Introduces 4 GB miniSDHC Card in India

      Microsoft Names Amit Sircar GM of Microsoft Global Services – India

      Geodesic Introduces Mundu IM for the Apple iPhone

      Xerox India Introduces Four Digital Production Printers

      Four Interactive Beta Launches 'asklaila' Online Local Info Service

      Brocade Opens R&D Center in Bangalore

      Lenovo Unveils Lenovo 3000 H Limited Edition Power Ranger Desktop

      India's Electronic Equipment Production to Reach $32 Billion by 2011

      Nokia Opens First Satellite Design Studio in India

      HCL to Distribute Kodak Digital Cameras in India

      Airtel Deploys BubbleTALK 'Voice SMS' over Fixed Line




                                                                              DEVI.R
                                                                             II - M.C.A.,




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                KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
              P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                        ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                               DATE: 10.08.2007


   MICROSOFT RENAMES ITS IPTV PLATFORM INTO 'MEDIAROOM'


           Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new brand name for its
           Internet-based television platform, a service deployed by
           10 companies including AT&T Inc.

           Microsoft Mediaroom, formerly known as Microsoft Internet
            Protocol Television (IPTV), will link with computers found in the home to
            allow users to access a PC hard drive to listen to music or view photos on
            a TV screen, the company said.

           The television push by the world's largest software maker aims
            to deliver TV over high-speed Internet networks and hopes the software
            will eventually open up the TV to a world of services already on the Web.

           Microsoft said Mediaroom will also enable some applications
            that access the Internet without a Web browser, so users can view
            streaming online video or look at photos uploaded onto the Internet.

          The company said it will introduce a toolkit to allow developers
            to create applications for the Mediaroom platform.




                                                          GANESHKUMAR.K
                                                              III - M.C.A.,




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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.

MCA – News Bulletin                                                      DATE: 13.08.2007



                LG, PHILIPS DEVELOPS 100-INCH LCD PANNEL




The company claimed that the 100-inch panel is the largest in the world, and comparable
in size to the largest PDP (plasma display panel) currently available.

The 100-inch panel is a wide screen LCD TV panel with a screen width and height
exceeding 2.2 meters and 1.2 meters, respectively. The panel offers 6.2 million pixels,
full high definition picture quality and can reproduce 1.07 billion colors, the company
said.

The product also features the latest technologies, such as a maximum 3000-to-1contrast
ratio, color reproduction of 92%, and an 180-degree viewing angle based on Super In-
Plane Switching and super-large compensation film technologies.

LG Philips did not say when the product would be available or its suggested retail price.




                                                                DHANA SELVAN.C.S
                                                                   II - M.C.A.,




                                            12
                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                DATE: 16.08.2007



       PHOTOUPLINK FOR iPHOTO ‘08 ADDS METADATA SUPPORT


   This new version of PhotoUpLink for iPhoto is fully compatible with iLife ‗08 and
   takes advantage of new features in iPhoto ‗08 while preserving full functionality with
   earlier releases of iPhoto.

   Oakland, CA August 13, 2007 - Developer Mark Morris today announced that
   PhotoUpLink for iPhoto ‗08 is available and can be downloaded and purchased from
   http://www.photouplink.com. All users of PhotoUpLink who have upgraded to iLife
   ‘08 should download the new version for continued functionality, and access to new
   features.

   ―With Apple‘s new plugin interface support in iPhoto ‘08, it is now possible to access
   more data about individual images ―, said PhotoUpLink creator and author Mark
   Morris from Jack London Square. PhotoUpLink for iPhoto ‘08 uses this information
   to enhance the database creation process from image libraries. Both Excel
   spreadsheets and SQL databases created using PhotoUpLink now have expanded
   entries for all EXIF information available from iPhoto, in sortable, searchable column
   entries.

   The rest of PhotoUpLink‘s features are fully compatible with iPhoto ‘08. Both FTP
   and secure FTP exports can create notification emails that trigger automatic
   downloading by recipients, using any FTP server. PowerPoint presentations, Word
   documents, and Excel spreadsheets can be created from iPhoto libraries with Office X
   or Office 2004. Any ODBC data source can be exported to that supports binary large
   objects, including MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB 2 or Microsoft SQL Server.




                                                                  S. DHANRAJ
                                                                    II - M.C.A.,



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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 20.08.2007


                    SATYAM FORGES ALLIANCE WITH JDA


       Satyam Computer Services Limited has entered into an alliance with JDA
Software Group, a provider of supply and demand chain solutions.
As per the agreement JDA would leverage Satyam‘s expertise in Retail, Consumer
Packaged Goods Practice and strong presence in the APAC region. In turn, Satyam
would        deploy      JDA‘s         solutions     for       its       clients.

JDA provides supply and demand chain solutions to 5500 retailers, manufacturers and
suppliers. ―This partnership and the investments further bolster Satyam‘s commitment to
companies in the retail and consumer packaged goods industry, which is booming in
APAC,‖ said Ganesan Sekar, senior vice president, Satyam Retail unit.

―This alliance enables JDA to bring world-class, end-to-end retail, CPG, and supply
chain solutions to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, it adds a great
deal of efficiency and value to JDA implementations,‖ said Rod Talbot, JDA Software‘s
regional vice president in APAC.


                                                           B.DHIVYA DHARSHINI.
                                                                 II - M.C.A.,




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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                  DATE: 22.08.2007


                                     T-COFFEE

What is T-Coffee?
            T-Coffee is a multiple sequence alignment package. Given a set of sequences
(Proteins or DNA), T-coffee generates a multiple sequences alignment version 2.00 and
higher can combine sequences and structures.

How does it works

T-coffee makes it possible to combine of a collection of multiple/pairwise, global/local
alignments into a single one. Your alignments may come from any source‘s-coffee also
makes it possible to estimate the level of consistency of each position within the new
alignments. This consistency is usually an indicator of alignment accuracy.

Making Sense of the T-Coffee Output

          The color scheme of T-Coffee is an indicator of the reliability of the alignment;
red bits are the more consistent and therefore the more likely to be correctly
Aligned. Blue bits are the less trustable.

          T-coffee is an open source freeware. Its purpose is to help combining the output
of alternative methods-coffee is a third party packages.




                                                                    DHIVYA RANI.C
                                                                     II - M.C.A.,




                                            15
                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.

MCA – News Bulletin                                                    DATE: 24.08.2007


               DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SELECTS IBM


Delhi International Airport Pvt. Limited (DIAL) has partnered with IBM India to address
the escalating growth in air traffic in Delhi. IBM Global Business Services will
implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system at Indira Gandhi International
Airport (IGIA) integrating and modernizing the airport's business processes. The ERP
system will integrate all data and processes of the organization into a unified system.

IGI Airport is one of the largest airports in India with over 20 million passengers per
year, and will become one of the largest airports in the region by 2010, with slated
capacity of 37 million passengers and a brand new terminal building (T3). The airport
will have an ultimate design capacity of a 100 million passengers per year after
completion of planned phases of construction. The ERP implementation at DIAL is set to
take place over a two-year period is in line with the airport's modernization efforts to
address the growth in aircraft and passenger traffic.

By creating a strong information backbone across the airport's various departments, the
ERP system will present to the management a consolidated view of the airport's
performance. Airport employees will also more easily be able to complete tasks and
service travellers as one point of data entry would serve multiple purposes. The system
will also help the airport collaborate better with its partners, customers and external
stakeholders.

The solution will cover the airport's accounting, aviation/non-aviation related billing,
customer relationship management, maintenance, real estate and related data warehouse
functions. An important part of the programme includes strong change management skills
to help the staff at IGIA drive more efficient operations and deliver better service to users
of the airport. Additionally, IBM has been contracted for a three year Application
Management Services arrangement to provide DIAL users with end user helpdesk and
support.


                                                                     GOKUL.L
                                                                     II - M.C.A.,




                                             16
                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.

MCA – News Bulletin                                               DATE: 28.08.2007



          ADOBE RELEASES MOVIESTAR BETA OF FLASH PLAYER


         Adobe has now released the new beta of their Flash player nicknamed Movie
          star. The surprising aspect of this launch is that they have even launched a
          version for the Linux platform.

         The key new features in this update are support for:

         H.264 video

         AAC audio

         Hardware-accelerated full screen video playback (new for Linux in this beta;
          Win/Mac had it in previous beta)

         They are as a result now offering full screen hardware acceleration during
          video playback using OpenGL/GLX on Linux.

         The company has also reported that some users are facing a click bug (where
          no events are triggered in response to mouse clicks).




                                                                     GOPAL.S
                                                                     II - M.C.A.,




                                            17
                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 30.08.2007


             GOOGLE: ONE MILLION SERVERS AND COUNTING

Gartner reckons that Google now make use of more than 1 million servers, spitting out
search results, images, videos, emails and ads. Google‘s success is the end result of a
complex set of innovation processes. There is the science driven page rank algorithm, of
course, which so far has guaranteed pretty good search results — attracting an obscene
number of searchers. The Ad sense text ad program, which is clearly an example of
market driven innovation, gives Google a solid revenue stream. The third cause for
success.

However, there is another essential factor that is not mentioned equally often: the Google
server park. How many computers do you need to handle all that search traffic? And now
Google is much more than search. We are talking about video delivery, email, image and
document storage here, and lots of it! 1 million servers, 3 million computers Peter Hidas
of the Gartner Group has an interesting article in the latest issue of Norwegian
Computerworld. He refers to Gartner Invests attempts at calculating the number of
Google computers, and his argument goes like this: Google reports that it spends some
200 to 250 million US dollars a year on IT equipment. We know that Google make use of
a large number of cheap off the shelf servers using open source (and free) LINUX.

If we say that Google spends 900 USD on each machine, and the same sum on storage
and peripherals, it is a fair guess that Google uses some 1 million servers in its data
centers.

                                                                       PRAKASH.S
                                                                       III - M.C.A.,




                                           18
                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                DATE: 30.08.2007


                            IBM BUYS WEB SECURITY


       IBM‘s recent deal to acquire web security software vendor Watch fire is one of
those deals that validate the market‘-at least for those companies that haven‘t been
burned by SQL injection, cross-site scripting and other web security problems.

       Until IBM stepped in, the web application security arena was populated by a
handful of small companies such as cenzic and SPIDynamics. Other acquisitions
may follow as large vendors look to expand their portfolios in a market with growth
potential.

        Contrast IBM‘s move with Microsoft‘s purchases of smaller, less-Known security
companies to integrate into its onecare and forefront offerings. IBM purchased ISS and
consul last year and now is acquiring watchfire, one of the more recognizable names in
web application security. Web app vulnerability scanners have been increasingly
integrated into the software development lifecycle –indirectly through processes and
directly with application hooks and partnerships- for some time, so it makes senses for
IBM to make a purchase to solidify the place security has in the application auditing and
development process.

      From IBM‘s perspective, the acquisition makes rational,Software development
management product, more attractive by building security auditing into the system.
Watchfire also offers web application vulnerability assessment as a service, which will
Dovetail nicely with IBM‘s security services push.


                                                             GOPALA KRISHNAN.M
                                                                 II-M.C.A




                                           19
                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.

MCA – News Bulletin                                                DATE: 03.09.2007


                        SAP FOCUS ON INDIAN MARKET

    In the space of just one year, SAP has doubled the number of Indian customers to
2,000, highlighting a level of growth unprecedented for the company around the globe.
The announcement was made during the first-ever visit by the entire SAP Executive
Board to India, reflecting the rising importance of the country to SAP both as a vibrant
market as well as a technology development and services-support delivery center.
    SAP announced that it has doubled its customer base in India from 1,000 to 2,000
since August 2006.

     SAP Labs India set to grow in Gurgaon, focusing on global service and support
validating the continuing importance of India to SAP, the company reaffirmed the
investment of $1 billion in the country by 2010. The announcement was originally made
in 2006 coinciding with the elevation of India as a 'strategic hub' for SAP, enabling the
company to draw more attention, resources and focus required to sustain and build upon
its momentum in the country.

    A major portion of SAP's investment in India is targeted at expanding the company's
global development and services and support hub in India, SAP Labs. Originally
established in 1998 in Bangalore, India became the first region for SAP worldwide to
have development and services and support centers in multiple cities when it opened a
center in Gurgaon in 2006. The Gurgaon center delivers a full set of services to the
company and its global customers across multiple product categories.


                                                                          GOPI.K
                                                                          II - M.C.A.,




                                           20
                     KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                  P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                            ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                     DATE: 06.09.2007


       WINDOWS GENUINE ADVANTAGE SERVICE FACING DOWNTIME

       This is bad news for the software giant Microsoft. The company has confirmed
        that their Windows Genuine Advantage authentication servers are facing
        downtime.

       The result is that Vista users are unable to download patches from the site and if
        they try to, their installations are marked as invalidated.

       Phil Liu, WGA Project Manager has confirmed the problem and has stated that he
        would not sleep until the problem is fixed!

       The problem also affects Windows XP users.

       The company is advising users whose installations have been marked as
        invalidated to try connecting with their servers at a later stage.

       Experts are suggesting that XP and Vista users avoid performing any kind of
        activity on their machines which connects to the WGA servers.

       If their installations are indeed marked as invalidated, they are recommended not
        to restart the machines as it could result in a crippled operating system especially
        in the case of Vista OS.




                                                                         GUHAPRIYA.M
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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.

MCA – News Bulletin                                                  DATE: 10.09.2007



                    STELLAR’S NEW RECOVERY SOFTWARE

        Stellar Information Systems has announced the availability of the latest version of
their product, v3.0 Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software, advanced recovery
software designed for safe and non-destructive data recovery from hard disk or any
removablemedia.
        According to a press release, the new version is powered by a new engine that
scans drives in an efficient manner and at a much faster speed. V3.0 also enables faster
file recovery with improved data transfer speeds. The recovered files can be saved in
compressed form.
        The new user interface of the software makes it easier to use. This streamlined
screen layout helps in recovering the data and gives better results at a faster pace.
Another important feature is the ‗file preview‘ feature, which gives a fair idea about the
recovery results. An interesting feature of the product is its raw data recovery. This
feature helps to recover 300 different file types including MS Office, Web images,
movie, digital camera and application files in spite of severe file corruption or
overwriting.

       The ‗create an image‘ feature of the latest version creates an image of hard disk
drive, floppy disk, CD / DVD storage media and logical drives. When there are bad
sectors in the storage media, it becomes difficult and time consuming to scan and recover
the data from the media. However, this feature simplifies it and helps to scan the image at
a faster pace with better results.


                                                            GUNASEKARAN.R
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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                  DATE: 11.09.2007

                                    BLACKBERRY

 When the BlackBerry debuted in 1999, carrying one was a hallmark of powerful
 executives and savvy technophiles. People who purchased one either needed or wanted
 constant access to e-mail, a calendar and a phone. The
 BlackBerry's manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM),
 reported only 25,000 subscribers in that first year. But
 since then, its popularity has skyrocketed.
 BlackBerry can do everything that a cell phone can do,
 including sending text messages via SMS. It's also an
 organizer, a calendar, an e-mail client, a Web
 browser, a two-way pager and a palm-top computer.
 Although it can do some of the same things a computer
 can, it doesn't have to be in a WiFi hot spot to work --
 it uses the cell phone network as well as 802.11b
 WLAN. To do all this, it combines the components of a
 cell phone and a PDA.
 Some BlackBerry models have the same form factor
 and components as a smart phone. Others look more
 like PDAs or palmtop computers. Specific components
 can vary from one model to another, but in general the
 visible parts of a BlackBerry are:
        LCD display
        QWERTY keyboard
        Click wheel
        On/off, escape and other keys
        Headset jack
        USB charger connection
        Antenna (interior on some models)
        Indicator light to advise users of new messages or data
 From the outside of the unit, you can also see where the microphone and speaker are
 located as well as where to access the rechargeable lithium ion battery.
 "Push" Technology
 A PDA does a lot of the same things a BlackBerry does, and the PDA made its
 debut several years before the BlackBerry. But until recently, the only way to make the
 information on most PDA smatch the information on a person's computer was to
 automatically or manually sync the PDA. This could be time-consuming and
 inconvenient. It could also lead to exactly the conflicts that having a PDA is supposed to
 prevent. For example, a manager might schedule a meeting on the PDA, not knowing that
 an assistant had just scheduled a meeting for the same time on a networked calendar.

                                                                            C.RAMESH
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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                  DATE: 12.09.2007



                       D-LINK AND DIVX GET CONNECTED


         D-Link and Div X have teamed up to create the D-Link DSM-330 DivX
Connected HD Media Player to enable streaming of media from digital devices directly
to a television.

       DivX Connected is a new open platform designed to transfer video, music and
photos from networked devices throughout the home to the living room, allowing
consumers to access media content and services from the PC and internet.

       "The availability of low cost wireless networks for the home, combined with the
proliferation of digital devices, has made the digital home a reality for many families,"
said Bentley Lo, product manager for D-Link in UK and Ireland.
The new device is the first of what DivX hopes will be a range of media devices from a
variety of manufacturers.

        The platform includes built-in support for the Stage6 DivX video service so that
users can immediately access a variety of content on their television without the need to
convert the data in any way.


                                                                           INDHU.K
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                   KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                 DATE: 14.09.2007


                       LENOVO SHOWS INTEREST IN LINUX



      The latest personal computer maker to show interest in offering Linux machines
       to regular customers is Lenovo.

      Dell is already selling Ubuntu powered laptops and desktops in the US market.
       They also recently launched them in some of their international markets.

      Hewlett Packard is also offering Linux machines in some of their markets.

      Now, Lenovo seems to be interested in offering Linux powered machines for the
       enthusiast market.

      A blog post states that the company is realizing that they are spending way too
       much time on the enterprise market. They now aim to spend some consideration
       for the enthusiast market which means customers who want Linux powered
       machines.

      The blog post further states that the company is not anti-Linux and they are
       working on their strategy to offer such products in the markets around the world.




                                                                  JAHIR HUSSAIN.A
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                KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                          ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                               DATE: 18.09.2007




               IBM RELEASES LOTUS SYMPHONY FOR OPEN
                        DOCUMENT SHARING


      IBM's most popular collaboration products, such as the recently released Lotus
       Notes 8. In addition, these tools can be used to seamlessly extend a business
       process or custom application to create dynamic composite applications.

      There are three core applications that make up the Lotus Symphony tools: Lotus
       Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony
       Presentations. These software tools are intuitive to use, support Windows and
       Linux desktops and are designed to handle the majority of office productivity
       tasks that workers typically perform. Lotus Symphony supports multiple file
       formats including Microsoft Office and Open Document Format (ODF), and also
       can output content in PDF format.

      Increasingly, users of productivity software are challenging the confines of the
       desktop. IBM Lotus Symphony provides a fresh, people-oriented way to create,
       contribute and reuse content instantly, across a wide range of applications. In
       addition, because it is based on ODF, Lotus Symphony allows organizations to
       access, use and maintain all their documents for the long-term, without worrying
       about ongoing software licensing and royalty fees.

      Increasingly, users of productivity software are challenging the confines of the
       desktop. IBM Lotus Symphony provides a fresh, people-oriented way to create,
       contribute and reuse content instantly, across a wide range of applications. In
       addition, because it is based on ODF, Lotus Symphony allows organizations to
       access, use and maintain all their documents for the long-term, without worrying
       about ongoing software licensing and royalty fees.


                                                         M. JEEVARATHINAM
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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                  DATE: 20.09.2007


                     TCS PLOTS HIGH END SERVICES PUSH

         Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is set to accelerate its
drive into the IT consultancy market with the launch next month of a new services
programme designed to help firms optimise their entire IT ecosystem.
         The company said the new OptimizeIT service had been piloted for over a year
with existing customers and provided IT departments with consultancy services for
benchmarking their current operations, identifying "opportunities for improvement", and
developing strategies for meeting these goals.
         Arun Aggarwal, head of TCS' global consulting practice in Europe, said the new
service was indicative of the company's increased range of high end consultancy services.
"We've had the downstream IT services for some time," he said. "But now we've added
the high end consulting that allows us to offer an end-to-end IT service."
         Mark Kobayashi-Hillary, director at the National Outsourcing Association, said
that some customers may have concerns about the ability of an Indian-based company to
offer "high-touch" consultancy services, but argued that such reservations were
increasingly outdated. "TCS knows consultancy is more of a high touch model, but there
is also a lot of grunt work in the middle of a consultancy project that could go offshore,"
he said. "In theory this model can work."
         TCS said that despite providing more on-site consultancy services the company
will still be able to compete on cost with US-based rivals. "We will still be able to offer
these new services at better value for money [than many US IT services firms]," said
Aggarwal. "But while the cost differential continues to be attractive we also compete on
service quality and reliability."


                                                              KESAVAMOORTHY.M
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                    KONGU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE
                 P.G. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
                           ERODE- 638107.
MCA – News Bulletin                                                   DATE: 26.09.2007


                                      GPHONE.COM

        gphone.com has developed a prototype mobile phone that could be made freely
available to users who agree to receiving advertisements as part of a bundled service,
according to reports.
        The search specialist is reportedly showing the prototype to phone manufacturers
and telecoms firms, with a view to the device hitting shelves within the year.
This is not the first set of rumours to surface about a Google-branded phone. The search
giant reportedly held talks with operator Orange late last year about partnering to offer a
mobile device that enables web browsing. However, Google is not expected to develop
the device itself but instead looks likely to rely on a third-party handset manufacturer.
Taiwanese firm HTC is rumoured to be the most likely candidate for supplying the
hardware.
        Despite today‘s flurry of new reports, Google declined to confirm any concrete
details of a forthcoming mobile device.
        If Google does go ahead with a branded mobile device, naming it could prove a
challenge – or expensive. US-based carrier GlobalPhone already owns the gphone.com
domain name, while googlephone.com is currently used by a site offering mobile phone
downloads.
        Apple faced similar difficulties with the launch of its iPhone earlier this year, as
that name was already trademarked by Cisco acquisition Infogear. It reportedly paid at
least $1m for the iphone.com domain last month, which now directs traffic to its
apple.com/iphone web site.



                                                                  KUMARAVADIVEL.S
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