Emerging Internet Trends – India riding the wave

India is a growing digital market – over 200 million people are connected to the internet, and contributing to an exponentially growing economy. The young and dynamic user population is driving the growth of online consumption in sophisticated ways that are in line with developed countries in the current scenario. India’s Internet revolution has been largely shaped by telecom players’ strategies to reduce cost of access. The cost of acquiring a smartphone is falling rapidly as players achieve scale in economies, whilst the proliferation of 3G/4G services in India is likely to reduce connectivity costs further and overcome the challenge of accessing internet anytime anywhere. Not only does India have the world’s second largest population, but it is also emerging as o...

HINDI CENTER

Dear friends at NASSCOM, Greetings from Hindi Center, Ottawa! I just wanted to update you that for past few months our team has been working hard to develop a full-fledged website that would cater to the translation, localization and research needs of Hindi and Indian languages.  It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that our site: www.hindicenter.com is fully operational and I would like to invite you to be part of this site. Hindi Center has the following aims and objectives: 1. To provide translation services in Hindi in combination with English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian and all major International languages.2. To provide translation services in Hindi in combination with Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Oriya, Manipuri...

Re: Issues ailing Packaged Software Industry in India, some suggestions

Dear Sundarraja, while I agree with you – this point is out of context here with this post. Here we are discussing issues faced by the Packaged Software industry from Government of India.

Issues ailing Packaged Software Industry in India, some suggestions

It is my strong view that most of the issues faced by IT industry from the Indian Government is because bureaucracy and ministers don’t understand the nature of software industry well enough. By its nature software industry has certain characteristics that makes it difficult to understand. So, I don’t blame any one for this state of affairs. Is there any way out? Yes. Inform, educate and train all those who are responsible to decide the fate of the software industry in India. So, as a first step, let’s understand what are those characteristics and how they are currently handled by existing government regulations. 1. Dual Personality of a Software: Supreme court of India has ruled that Software is goods – thus liable to Excise/Customs duty and VAT. But, government of...

Show and Tell with Videos

YouTube has become the most popular place for everything video, be it how-to videos, cats playing the piano or babies laughing, or to promote something or someone. What was earlier the sphere of budding musicians and filmmakers looking for easy and free ways to showcase their latest song or film, has today crossed over to every industry.  YouTube is where company outing videos, annual day shows and such get mass distributed, giving a feel for a company, its coolness and employee friendliness. It also ties into a growing realization about the power of visuals. Showing and capturing information in a three dimensional manner is the best way to reach people. After all, most people are visual learners. It’s not just fun and flash or directions for do-it-yourself projects. As an SME, you s...

Foradian Technologies – The power of Working Together

Foradian Technologies was founded in 2009 by eight friends who decided they wanted to work together and took the plunge to start a company – without planning exactly what they would be creating or what market they would be targeting! In a story where passion came first and inspiration struck later, Foradian went from a web development and branding services provider to a school ERP solution provider, after being approached by a local school administrator. This is when Unnikrishnan Koroth, Co-Founder and CEO of Foradian and his partners realized there was an opportunity and need for providing a quality ERP solution that would not cost the earth but at the same time, did not compromise on quality, and their school and campus management information system was born. Fedena handles all sch...

Going Green with Technology

With the heat of summer making its impact felt, it is a good time to look at technology and energy efficiency. As people suffer from frequent power cuts and deal with water supply shortages in the sweltering heat, the conversation often turns to when India will become more energy efficient and ‘green’. Looking at the global scene, the companies in the green tech space seem to come predominately out of the US, and that too, California. In India there aren’t too many players putting the two (technology and green energy) together. While there are some companies involved in energy efficiency and related work, there are very few adding that element of technology to create green tech solutions. But while green technology-led platforms are few and far between at the moment, with great...

Re: Doing Business in North Sudan

Hi Harish, I can understand the initial barrier that exists for starting up country business and specially in African region. I suggest you explore FICCI and PSU banks links as they suggest best way to open LC and other documentation as well as they have reliable agents who deal with Indian companies. There was African delegation and trade fair FICCI arranged in Sep 2013 in New Delhi so I feel they will have enough to help you. Best regards, Hitesh 91 9819621603

Doing Business in North Sudan

Dear Friends-Need your help to connect me to some banks and corporate law firm based out in Delhi to streamline our projects from North Sudan. we are getting good opportunities from North Sudan but learning that:-1. North Sudan is in restricted countries from US. so, many banks does not provide banking facilities e.g. issuing performance bank guarantee to a customer in sudan.2. in order to receive payments from sudan, some local agent gets involved to route payment to India as none of sudani companies can remit out from their country. So, how to fix those agents, what kind of agreement to be done with customers/agents to safeguard payments and other business terms.3. many hardware vendors e.g. Dell, HP..does not supply their equipment in Sudan and so does not have support structure to prov...

Global Internet Trends – The world is getting smarter

The world is undergoing a fundamental shift due to expansion of mobile technology. Almost everything can be managed by using smart devices like smartphones, tablets, iPads etc. With over a billion users, the internet is unarguably the most successful human invention ever created. In today’s environment, who needs a dictionary, a calculator, a textbook, a brick and mortar retail shop, a visit to bank etc.? With ever changing global internet trends, smart devices ensure that we can now abandoning earlier lifestyles we used to follow. Whatever we want to do, is just a click away due to seismic shifts in internet proliferation. Internet has allowed consumers to shop virtually almost everything at their convenience; at the same time, it offers huge opportunity to providers with direct acc...