Infosys (INFY) is acquiring Axon, a British Consulting firm for $748 million. Axon is a player in SAP space and is having operation not just in UK, but also in Canada. It will make Infosys an aggressive player in SAP Consulting space. Infosys and Axon have overlapping clients, allowing Infosys to consolidate its position in those clients.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
In an important ruling by appeals court, it had judged that writers of free software continue to own copyrights and can dictate terms when the open source license was violated.
It is an important ruling that will help several open source initiatives to force companies that use such open source software to open up their code or pay up for use.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This is one of the coolest security feature that I have seen. WOT gets its data from users as well as other sources to show you if you are at adult site or spam site. It has plug-in for FireFox as well as Internet Explorer. I am going to try this one for few days.
Here is a screenshot of WOT when using it with http://update.microsoft.com It shows its rating on left. Since I have not specified any rating of mine, there are no ratings from me.
Things to improve
One thing that I find it lacking is that it does not validate if one person opens more than one account. Having a simple credit card validation (no need to charge the card, just use it to validate the user) for the users will give it a way to validate the users (They can also allow other users without validation with may be a little lower rating). If users will be concerned with their credit card details being shared..., than may be 3rd party authentication such as Paypal, Google checkout or Amazon Payment can be used. This is just to make sure that bad site owners don't spam the ratings.
Microsoft Live Writer has become my favorite blogging tool now, even when I use Google owned Blogger.com. But I can't say same for IE. Firefox remains my favorite browser. In Firefox, I was missing a button to blog using Live Writer till I find WriterFox. Using WriterFox, I can now blog using Live Writer from Firefox.