According to IDC, software spending in North America did not grow
nearly as quickly in 2001 as it did in 2000, when it increased more than
18% over 1999 spending. Over-investment, particularly in technology, by
companies prior to the bubble burst has deterred growth in investment over
the past 18 or so months. The result is that the IT training market, while
still growing in 2001, was impacted adversely.
By the end of April, Bucharest was the host of the international
seminary on "Romanian potential for GRID activities and network
distributed computing", an event organized by the IT&C and
the Ministry of Education. During this seminary, the coordinates of
near future actions in the GRID project development in Romania were
Cisco Systems, Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Company announced
that HP is sponsoring "IT Essentials" courses through the
Cisco Networking Academy Program. Designed to help expand the pipeline
of trained and certified information technology professionals, the IT Essentials
curriculum provides in-depth exposure to PC hardware and desktop operating
systems, and an introduction to networking and network operating systems.
Active Soft launched, for the first time in Romania, an exhibit hosting children's drawings - to be now available to the entire world, through the Internet. Starting June 1st, the works of the young talents can be admired from anywhere in the world by accessing www.clopotel.ro/expozitie.
Romania made its first steps towards establishing an electronic education
system, one of the most important stages on the scale to an information
society and e-governance. The portal built for this purpose, for example
-www.portal.edu.ro - is one of the first governmental education dedicated
portals in Europe and the first in the Central and Eastern Europe.
The international group Computerland introduced it's first operator to the
Romanian market in the early 90's. Ever since, it became an important player
in all major areas of the IT industry: hardware and software sales, maintenanance,
systems configuration and deployment, but also its own production (MBL Computers).
It could be fairly named the pioneer of the Romanian IT market.
The European Information and Communication Technology Association (EICTA) will organize during this summer seven courses for the Romanian companies, in the expectation of European integration. The courses, organized together with the Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software (ARIES) within the Electranet project, target the offering of knowledge on European legislation, rules and practice. The courses are opened to both company representatives and local or central administration officials.
IBM is about to lay off 8,000 of its employees, meaning 2.5% of its worldwide staff, as the leading computer maker battles a slump in technology spending, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition.
Intel announced the signing of an agreement with the Catalonia Technical University, in order to conduct several research and development projects in the microprocessors area. The partnership includes the opening of a research lab in the Barcelona campus - "Intel Labs Barcelona (ILB)", before the end of the year.
Stereotype Thinking - A Reality ? Redefine "normality" for the new Millenium. Could flexibility reduce obtusity ? Adina Riposan, Director "Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.
Unreasonable people attempt to adept the world to themselves.
All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people." (George Bernard Shaw)
Language and Estrangement at 2Ghzps Radu Rizea, Chief Editor "World is changing... Fast". I wish I had a dime for every time I heard this. Bill Gates would have been my assistant accountant. I'm not about to endlessly chat about the technique - evolving faster than our understanding abilities, and I'm not about to lament on the fact that, except for some experts, no one understands what's going on.