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Nasscom eyes remote core management

India’s technology industry lobby group Nasscom has decided to set up a forum comprising 11 IT companies, reports Venkatesh Ganesh.

india Updated: Nov 20, 2007 23:19 IST
Venkatesh Ganesh
Venkatesh Ganesh
Hindustan Times

India’s technology industry lobby group the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has decided to set up a forum comprising 11 IT companies, including the top five in the country, to position India as a global hub for remote infrastructure management.

This involves the management of PCs, servers and security for banks, trading houses and insurance companies among others. This forum will look at opportunities in the remore infrastructure management segment and would work to create an ecosystem that would involve industry academia partnerships and an emphasis on course curriculum specific to remote infrastructure management.

CEO of HCL Technologies Vineet Nayar, who spoke to the Hindustan Times, said, “We have to look beyond lift-and-shift, coding, and figure out a way to grab the mind share of companies with services like remote infrastructure management.”

The appreciating rupee and its impact on bottomlines has concerned Nayar and heads of other infotech companies. The rupee has risen almost 9 per cent this year and has combined with wage inflation of around 30 per cent in the last couple of years.

First Published: Nov 20, 2007 21:32 IST