News In Brief: NSN, Cisco, Microsoft, Tata Communications

Nokia Siemens Networks has opened a larger network management facility in Chennai, India, to cope with growing demand. The 90,000 square ft site replaces an existing facility that remotely manages 87,000 base stations.
Cisco is aiming to bring technology home, teaming up with the Holmes Group to research the use of eco-friendly smart technologies in new residential homes and communities.
Microsoft has launched a free web development tool to simplify the creation and publishing of websites by developers regardless of their level of skill.
Vinod Kumar, a director of Tata Communications, has been appointed as managing director and CEO, replacing Srinath Narasimhan who will move to the same role in Tata Teleservices from Feb 1.