News Roundup: Cable TV digitisation put off by 4 mths, India among worst affected by malware

The digitisation of cable TV services in four metros — Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata — has been delayed. After ruling out extending the June 30 deadline for switchover of analogue cable TV networks to Digital Addressable System, the I&B Ministry on Wednesday extended the deadline by four months. The ministry admitted that installation of set-top boxes has not picked up “necessary pace” for the transition. [source]

India among worst affected by malware: Microsoft

The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool detected malware on 13.8 of every 1,000 computers scanned in India in the fourth quarter of last year. This is very high when compared to the global average of 7.1, said Mr Tim Rains, Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft. In Japan, it was less than two per 1,000 [source].

Wipro launches affordable desktop PC for SMB sector

The AMD FX 6100 is a low-cost advanced technology CPU with high-speed and Windows 8 compatibility.

“Our endeavour is to offer high-end graphics and sharp HD entertainment to our users at an affordable price bracket. AMD FX 6100 provides high performance with complete customisation and flexibility for PC enthusiasts,” Wipro India Head Client Systems Saumitra Rai said in a statement.

Corporates can set up ATMs on rent for banks

Corporate entities have been allowed to set up ‘white label’ automated teller machines (ATMs) under new norms issued by the Reserve Bank to grow the ATM network in the country. However, there is a stiff entry barrier of Rs 100 crore networth and high investment targets, ranging from 9,000 to 25,000 machines, over a three-year period. [source]

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