Tuesday, October 28, 2008

C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) - India's pride

PodUniversal - Edition 47

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), is a Research and Development organisation set up by the Government of India. They have been contributing to the National Technological development silently. They are pioneers in building Super Computer PARAM in India, Garuda Grid Computing. They are also promoting open source softwares. They have released a Desi operating System BOSS, Indian version of Linux. They have also developed forensic software to help the Police officials to investigate cyber crimes.

In this podcast, we have interviewed Mr S Ramakrishnan, Director General of C-DAC. Mr S. Ramakrishnan, popularly known as Ramki is a pioneer in India in computer newtworking and grid computing.  Even before the internet concept came to India, as the Project Director at National level, he was mainly responsible for networking educational institutions as 'ernet'.  Now he is also closely associated with the PARAM PADMA, the next generation Super Computer.

Please listen to his interview by clicking to play (13 minutes)

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cyber crimes - protecting your computers and network

Cyber Society of India (CySI) organised a two day-seminar at Chennai on "Cyber Security and Assuirances" in 24th and 25th October 2008.  Mr Scott from Consultant General of USA at Chennai and Mr N Vittal (Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India) inaugurated the seminar and delivered key note address.  Many experts across the professional and IT sector participated and shared their views. 
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Catholic Syrian Bank launches 'Marvel', Core Banking Software

Catholic Syrian Bank launching core banking software - L to R - B Suresh Kamath (MD of Laser Soft), R Venkataraman (Chairman of Catholic Syrian Bank), V P Iswardas (Chief General Manager of the Bank)PodUniversal - Edition 45

Catholic Syrian Bank, a Kerala based leading Private Sector Bank has launched an unique core banking software on 20th October 2008, in an impressive function held at Chennai. This software was developed by the Bank jointly with Laser Soft Infosystems Limited, a well known Chennai based banking software product development company. This is the first time, a bank is developing a software product jointly with a vendor in India. The Bank has already networked 100 branches and will be networking all the remaining branches before the end of March 2008.

In this podcast, we bring out excerpts from the launch function. Please listen to Mr R Venkataraman (Chairman of the Bank), Mr B Suresh Kamath (Managing Director of Laser Soft) and Mr Anand (CEO, Wipro Infortech Limited). Please watch the podcast, by clicking 'play' ( 9 m 39 sec)

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Rights and responsibilities of banks and customers - RBI Dy. Governor speaks

Ms Usha Thorat  Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of IndiaEdition 44 - PodUniversal
Indian Banks' Association (IBA) and Consumers Association of India (CAI) organised a seminar on 6th October 2008 at Chennai jointly on the 'Rights and responsibilities of banks and customers'. In this edition, we bring to you an excerpt from the speech of Ms Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. Ms Usha is handling the customer grievances at RBI against all the public sector, private sector and multinational banks operating in India. She is appellate authority for all the banking ombudsman in India.

In her speech, she has touched the very important issues like loan recoveries, penal interest, service charges, credit cards, ATM cards, drop boxes, etc. She has explained the various rights and responsibilities of the commercial banks (including private sector and multinational banks) and the customers.

With the permission of Consumers Association of India, we are publishing the ppt presentation of Ms Usha Thorat in full and excerpts from her speech. The ppt presentation may be downloaded from the following link (157 kb)


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Unresolved customer grievances against any banks in India may also be referred to Mr Desikan, Founder, Consumers Association of India to their email id cai.india1@gmail.com

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