Positive, bold, pragmatic: Thatâ€™s what the Union Budget 2015 means to Indiaâ€™s top technology vendors.
Channel partners feel that, in this yearâ€™s budget, the Smart Cities project was conspicuous by its absence. Will the government ensure that the Smart City project fuels the Digital India vision?
This year's budget has been a mixed bag for the IT industry. Here's a look at the numbers that matter to you.
Increased domestic transfer pricing and digitally signed invoices are beneficial for channels but increased service tax rate will be a dampener, says Prashant Jain, Founder and CEO, JNR Management Resources.
The Chairman of Microsoft India says the budget has made technology the backbone for government processes and systems.
The association believes that, from an IT industry perspective, the Union Budget 2015-2016 is a mixed bag with the inverted duty structure being finally addressed with the removal of SAD on all components.
The industry body says the budget is comprehensive, but it still hasnâ€™t addressed concerns like dual levy on software and high rate of TDS.
This is a pragmatic and growth-oriented budget which incorporates the â€˜rising tide lifts all boatsâ€™ philosophy, says Partha Iyengar, Country Manager (Research)-India, Gartner.
GST could impact the way you manage IT. Here's what you can do today to get started, according to Vivek Pachisia, Partner Tax and Regulatory Services, EY.
GST is coming, so what? What effect could it have on IT and IT strategy? Plenty, says Vivek Pachisia, Partner Tax and Regulatory Services, EY.
Priyadarshi Mohapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Avaya, on how IT is transitioning from a keep-the-lights-on role to one that enables customers to deliver results.
The development of digital infrastructure will be a key growth driver for technology and solution providers.
Parag Arora, Area Vice President and India Head, India Sub-continent, Citrix, says new technologies will force organizations to take a user-first approach in 2015.
Cloud and mobility are the two technologies that will fuel the rapid adoption of the third platform in India.
Sanjay Rohatgi, Presidentâ€“Sales, Symantec India, says the company has a set of holistic solutions in place to secure organizations from security threats.
Organizations will need to turn inwards to establish robust information security strategies.
Alok Ohrie, President and Managing Director, Dell India, on the companyâ€™s investments to build end-to-end solutions and delivery capabilities for a digital world.
CIOs will rapidly adopt SMAC in 2015, and SAP has innovative solutions to provide business advantage and competitive edge to India Inc., says Ravi Chauhan, MD, SAP India.
From a PC manufacturer to an end-to-end solutions provider, we are gaining India market share through a strong partner ecosystem: Alok Ohrie, MD & President, Dell India.
Parag Arora, Area VP and India head, India Sub-continent, Citrix, talks about the companyâ€™s vision to drive a paradigm shift in enterprise IT: From an end-user approach to a user-first approach powered by mobile and cloud computing and enabled by competent channel partners.
Avaya delivers great value as an end-to-end communications solutions provider across data, audio and video, says Priyadarshi Mohapatra, MD India and SAARC, Avaya
We have proven that we can manage and secure an organizationâ€™s data from within and outside a network, which is a vital requirement by CISOs today, says Sanjay Rohatgi, President-Sales, India, Symantec.
Anil Bhasin, Managing Director, Palo Alto Networks India, says new threats weaken an organizationâ€™s network but advanced security tools can change that.
Networking is definitely moving towards a software-defined paradigm and we continue to dominate the India market with an extensive portfolio, and well-entrenched channels, says Ashish Dhawan, MD, India and SAARC, Juniper Networks.
In the last year, EMC has refreshed its entire product line to enable customers take advantage of the 3rd platform, says Rajesh Janey, president, India and SAARC, EMC.
The tons of data that will be generated in the coming years will open opportunities in storage, and analytics, says Debjani Ghosh, VP, sales and marketing group, and MD-South Asia, Intel.
We are witnessing a movement from traditional data storage systems to a hybrid cloud environment says Anil Valluri, president, India and SAARC, NetApp.
Arun Parameswaran, MD, VMware, says that in India, unlike other countries, there is still a huge untapped opportunity to virtualize existing infrastructure in 2015.
Sunny Sharma, CEO and Founder, Foetron, speaks about the company's focused roadmap to ride the public cloud wave.
Going into 2015, organizations need to think of security more holistically, including ways to defend end points, e-mail, Web, file, and mobile security, says Ramsunder Papineni, regional director, India and SAARC, FireEye.
Shirish Anjaria, CMD, Dynacons Systems & Solutions, speaks about how partner companies can enhance the talent pool of skilled IT staff.
SDS, SDN and software defined infrastructure will play a key role across Indian organizations in 2015, says Neelam Dhawan, VP and GM, enterprise group, country MD India, HP.
Pawan Khurana, CEO, QuantM, on what he expects from technology vendor companies in 2015.
We continue developing innovative solutions in IoT and cloud computing and help our partner ecosystem capitalize on market opportunities, says Dinesh Malkani, president, Cisco India and SAARC.
Deep selling and upselling emerging technologies to customers enhances our value proposition as a competent solution provider, says Murtuza Sutarwala, Swan Solutions & Services.
Analytics, mobility, and security are the technology megatrends for us in 2015, says Anoop Pai Dhungat, CMD, Galaxy Office Automation.
Enhancing customer experience through mobility will be key priority for organizations in 2015, says Vikram Sehgal, VP and Research Director, Forrester.
Jaideep Mehta, MD, India and South Asia, IDC, say cloud computing and mobility will be the fastest growing 3rd platform technologies in India.
Ajay Sawant, Orient Technologies, talks about the massive shift as traditional system integrators move towards an Opex-led business model.
Channel partners should devise a vertical strategy with the right alliances and innovative solutions, says Akhilesh Tuteja, Partner-IT Advisory, KPMG India.
Since India is a mobile -first market, Indian organizations that are turning digital should ensure that they deliver a uniform experience for their customers, says Karthik Ananth, Director, Zinnov.
The worst affected countries are India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, the US, and Philippines. Ramnit botnet is likely to infect 350,000 computers worldwide.
India's ride-hailing app market is beginning to see signs of consolidation with the largest player, ANI Technologies' Ola, acquiring a smaller rival for US$200 million.
The shrinking number of UTM companies is making it extremely challenging for channel partners to retain their vendor alliances and grow the security business.
Citrix has launched a carrier-grade application delivery controller to help mobile operators transition to the cloud.
Partners developing applications for a specific line of business or vertical markets can win in the IoE era because IoE is largely about selling to customers on business outcomes.
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Partners poll their sentiments, expectations, pain points, and challenges for the coming year.
The abrupt exit of top leaders of Indian and global tech companies this year, with many of them citing ambiguous reasons, surprised the technology world.
- Finnish Companies Join Forces to Build Secure OS for Smartphones and Tablets
- Intel rethinking tablets with new Atom X5, X7 chips
- Indian Ride-hailing App Ola Acquires Rival for $200 Million
- Allied Telesis Powers Fastest Gigabit Smart Cities World over
- Fujitsu Demos Iris Scanner that Unlocks Smartphones
Transitioning towards a service-oriented company will boost our growth, believes Kavita Singhal, director, Kamtron Systems.
Delivering â€˜best of breedâ€™ technologies to enterprises is key to success, says Monish Chhabria, MD, TIM Infratech
A vendor-agnostic strategy helped us sustain business, says Bharat Shetty, CMD, Mudra Electronics.
Our USP is a customer-friendly approach backed by services, says Akhilesh Khandelwal, Director, Systematix Technologies.
Our ability to turnaround complex ERP projects in record time is what gets us customer referral, says Vinay Vohra, Founder & CEO, CorporateServe Solutions.
We are emerging as an end-to-end systems integrator, says Vinod Kumar, MD, KernelSphere Technologies.
We constantly validate emerging technologies for first-mover advantage, says Vergis K.R., CEO, Uniware Systems.
An innovative approach helps us stay successful, says Ashish Agarwal, CEO, Astek Networking & Solutions.
Our approach is backed by innovation and simplicity, says Priyadarshi Nanu Pany, CEO, CSM Technologies.
Atul H. Gosar, Director, Network Techlab, shares how the companyâ€™s association with EMC has provided it with a competitive edge and a wide customer base, leading to increased profitability.
Venkat Murthy, Prime Mover, 22by7 Solutions, shares how EMC brings in competitive edge by enabling technology, GTM and lead generation, helping 22by7 acquire new customers and retain old ones.
Deepak Jadhav, Director, VDA Infosolutions, says initiatives by EMC around training and certification have helped the companyâ€™s staff improve its performance and enhance customer experience.
Rajiv Kumar, CEO, Proactive Data Systems, says that the solution providerâ€™s association with EMC has helped expand its customer base and added value to existing offerings.
Santosh Agrawal, CEO, Esconet Technologies, shares insights on how the systems integratorâ€™s association with EMC has spelled sustained success over the years.
Nitin Aggarwal, Director, Trifin Technologies, shares insights on how the association with EMC has helped the system integrator stand out and empowered its personnel to deliver consistent performance.
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