EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

01.14.09

Fraud, Embargo and Slump at Microsoft Partners in India

Posted in Asia, Finance, Fraud, Microsoft at 10:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Satyam, Wipro and Infosys, respectively

Police line

THE NEWS from India is may change things very quickly. Microsoft is not well positioned to end up on top of the deep recession, by its very own admission (October 2008). Many people already know that Windows revenue fell and the company is entering debt [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. 10 years ago, a Microsoft insider blew the whistle on his employer, showing financial fraud. Microsoft paid him $4 million to keep quiet and bury the evidence.

“Microsoft’s partners in India show signs of corruption at the moment.”Microsoft is under investigation again (for financial misconduct that’s alleged) and it’s really just a needle in a haystack [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Novell has its share of things to hide too [1, 2, 3], but that’s another story.

Microsoft’s partners in India show signs of corruption at the moment. For those who don’t recall, Microsoft may have gone as far as bribing Indian charities and it was accused of looting the nation along with its Indian partners.

Wipro happens to be one of these accomplices. It helps Microsoft fight GNU/Linux and it also helps in a variety of other ways [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], including involvement in the OOXML corruptions.

Well, guess what? Wipro has just been banned for malpractice.

The World Bank has revealed the full list of companies banned for bidding for future contracts because of alleged malpractice.

Is anyone surprised?

This comes just days after another Microsoft partner* got caught for massive fraud because it could not keep up appearances anymore. That would be Satyam, which also benefited from Microsoft's visa swindle (c.f. Abramoff-Microsoft connections for details). Anyway, here is the latest about Satyam:

Engulfed by a fraud scandal and its very existence under threat, services group Satyam has had three new members on a newly constituted board forced on it by the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Another troubled Microsoft partner from India, as first realised in last night’s English-speaking news, is Infosys.

Faced with a tough business environment, Infosys Technologies, India’s second largest outsourcer, again lowered its dollar revenue forecast for the company’s fiscal year ending March 31.

We mentioned the Infosys connection to Microsoft a couple of months ago (re: Kerala). Infosys also helps Microsoft legalise software patents in India [1, 2, 3], exploit Indian people, ram OOXML down ISO’s throat [1, 2] and so on and so forth [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8].

_____
* Partnership mentioned and shown here.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 19/4/2014: Slow Easter News Day

    Links for the day



  2. Links 18/4/2014: New KDE, Kubuntu, and More

    Links for the day



  3. Some Perspective on Heartbleed®

    Our views on the whole Heartbleed® bonanza, which seems like partly a PR stunt (for multiple stakeholders)



  4. Microsoft is Leaving Windows -- Including Vista 8.1 -- Vulnerable to Non-Government Crackers, Not Only to NSA

    Microsoft makes it ever more evident that securing users of Windows is not at all a priority, and perhaps not even a desire



  5. Links 17/4/2014: Android RDP, New Ubuntu, RHEL 7 Milestone

    Links for the day



  6. Racing to 1984: Mass Surveillance, Cracking, 'Targeted' Assassinations, and Illegal Torture

    Links for the day



  7. More Microsoft Subsidies to Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures

    Microsoft hands money to Bill Gates' close friend who is the world's largest patent troll



  8. Aiding Microsoft Under the Disguise of 'Pro-FOSS'

    Not everything which is FOSS necessary becomes, by virtue of existence, a positive contribution, as we are constantly reminded by projects that help proprietary software and/or restrictions get a strong grip on FOSS



  9. Links 16/4/2014: Red Hat PR, Ubuntu LTS Imminent

    Links for the day



  10. Links 15/4/2014: Lots of PCLinuxOS Releases, Ukraine Updates

    Links for the day



  11. Apple and Microsoft Actively Lobbying Against Patent Reform in the US

    Apple and Microsoft are reportedly intervening/interfering with US law in order to ensure that the law is Free/libre software-hostile



  12. Lawsuit by Microsoft Shareholder Targets Fine for Crimes Rather Than the Crimes Themselves

    A new lawsuit by a Microsoft shareholder shows everything that's wrong with today's model of accountability, where those who are responsible for crimes are accused of not avoiding fines rather than committing the crimes



  13. Public Institutions Must Dump PRISM-Associated Software

    Another reminder that taxpayers-subsidised services should refuse, as a matter of principle, to pay anything for -- let alone deploy -- proprietary software with back doors



  14. GNU/Linux News: The Opportunities Amid XP EOL

    Links for the day



  15. Microsoft Gets Its Money's Worth From Xamarin: PlayStation 4 Now Polluted by Microsoft

    The Trojan horse of Microsoft, Xamarin, is pushing .NET into Microsoft's console competitor



  16. After Brendan Eich Comes Chris Beard

    Having removed Brendan Eich using bullying and blackmail tactics, his foes inside Mozilla achieved too little as we have yet another man (coming from inside Mozilla) acting as CEO



  17. Healthcare News: Free Software in Health, Humanitarian Causes

    Links for the day



  18. Links 14/4/2014: MakuluLinux, Many Games, More Privacy News and Pulitzer Prize for NSA Revelations

    Links for the day



  19. TechBytes Episode 87: Catching up With Surveillance (NSA, GCHQ et al.)

    The first audio episode in a very long time covers some of the latest happenings when it comes to privacy and, contrariwise, mass surveillance



  20. Server News: KVM, ElasticHosts, Other GNU/Linux Items, and Open Network Linux

    Links for the day



  21. Hardware News: Freedom, Modding, Hackability on the Rise

    Links for the day



  22. Distributions News: GNU/Linux Distros

    Links for the day



  23. GNOME News: Financial Issues, Mutter-Wayland, West Coast Summit, Community Participation

    Links for the day



  24. KDE News: Kubuntu at the Centre Again KDE Applications Updated

    Links for the day



  25. Techrights Rising

    Effective immediately, Techrights will do what it takes to bring back old volume and pace of publishing



  26. Links: Surveillance, Intervention, Torture and Drones

    Links for the day



  27. Mobile Linux Not Just Android: Jolla, WebOS, and Firefox OS News

    Links for the day



  28. Google's Linux Revolution: New Gains for Android, Chrome OS (GNU/Linux)

    Links for the day



  29. Free/Libre Databases News: MongoDB, NoSQL, and MySQL Branches/Forks

    Links for the day



  30. Open Access on the Rise: Textbooks, Journals, Etc.

    Links for the day


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts