Category — Information Technology

Avaya’s Largest Global R&D Center Located in India

ContactCenterWorld reports that Avaya has introduced a new, open software-defined networking architecture that can help the India’s government deliver on its digital inclusion vision. Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy says that FY15 will be an important year for the company’s growth in India and he expects a double-digit growth.

India is at the heart of  Avaya’s innovation focus and their R&D center is located in Bangalore. It has also been the center of change for Avaya transitioning from the IT product side to the software services side.

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VMWare India Engineering Center to Hire an Additional 500 staff

California-headquartered company VMWare that has already invested $120 million in an R&D facility in Bangalore, India, said that it would be hiring 500 people more to bring its total number of employees to 3,800 says Bangalorebest.com.

Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer of VMWare said, “Today, India represents a substantial element of our global R&D operations in the U.S. and continues to play an important role in our global growth strategy.”

“The R&D team in India plays a critical role in product development in all of VMware’s strategic imperatives like software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing,” the company said.

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Pune to Host Microsoft Cloud Data Center

Microsoft will launch its data center in Pune city, in the western state of Maharashtra, by the end of this year, said Bhaskar Pramanik, chairman of Microsoft India. Pramanik said that the center “would address the concerns of data sovereignty”.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO had earlier commented that he sees the India cloud computing market asa  huge market opportunity reports The Windows Club.

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Twitter Establishes R&D Center in India

Twitter, the San Francisco-based social network company, plans to set up a research and design center in Bangalore, its first such facility outside the U.S. Financial Times reports that this decision was taken to enable Twitter to accelerate its growth in emerging markets, and to tailor its service for countries such as India and Indonesia, two of its fastest-growing user markets this year, according to research group eMarketer. Twitter plans to use their recently acquired Bangalore-based ZipDial’s team as the basis for its new R&D facility.

Rishi Jaitly, Twitter’s head of India said, “It does constitute a big vote of confidence from Twitter at the global level in India. It is a big investment in India and emerging markets, and an engineering center is a big outcome [of the deal between Twitter and ZipDial].”

Valerie Wagoner, founder of ZipDial, who joined Twitter following the company’s acquisition, said, “Twitter wants engineering teams based in emerging markets because we have empathy for users in these markets. This isn’t a case of ideas from San Francisco, being built here; we are going to have full control over products.”

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India will buy 300 Million Tech Devices in 2015

Gartner predicts that PCs, tablets, ultra-mobiles and mobile phones in India will total 300 million units in 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over 2014, according to a news item in emsnow.

“The traditional PC market will grow by 2 percent, with a 9 percent increase in the notebook market in 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “The computing devices market is forecast to decline 3 percent this year, affected by weak demand for tablets. We will see slight growth in the overall PC market in India- as shipments in the premium ultra-mobile category should compensate for a decline in sales of traditional desk-based devices.” Sales of mobile phones and ultra-mobiles prop up the overall devices market.

India Devices Shipments by Device Type, 2014-2017 (Thousands of Units)

 

 Device Type  2014  2015  2016  2017
Traditional PC (Desk-based and Notebook) 9,024 9,206 9,493 9,587
Ultra-mobile (Premium) 631 829 1,102 1,428
PC Market 9,655 10,035 10,595 11,015
Other Ultra-mobile (Tablets and Clamshells) 6,683 5,773 5,854 5,945
Computing Devices Market 16,338 15,807 16,449 16,960
Mobile Phones 275482 289146 309537 324,251
Total Devices Market 291,820 304,954 325,986 341,210

 

Source: Gartner (April 2015)

 

 

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May 2, 2015   No Comments