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Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Telenity to expand R&D in India
Backed by the conviction that the booming telecom sector in India will help it gain traction in the Indian market, U.S. based communications company, Telenity will set up an R&D center in India.

Telenity’s CEO Dilip Singh said that a Research and Development center would be set up either in New Delhi or in Pune by the end of next year to offer application-based services to consumers. “The facility in India would be the company’s second R&D center globally, the first situated in Europe,” he says.
Telenity has plans to expand into Bangalore and Hyderabad after setting up the R&D
center.


FourSoft launches operations in Pune
FourSoft Limited is starting a technology center in Pune. The company will hire about 200-300 employees for the Pune center that is scheduled to commence from August 2006.

The center will function on the company’s core products using leading J2EE methodologies. FourSoft is venturing into a multi-site software development, the integration and delivery of which will be done from Hyderabad.
Srikanth Palem, the CEO and managing director, said, “Availability of skilled quality resources is one of the major reasons to open a technology center in a strategic location like Pune. The availability of a good number of educational institutes and a better environment are the other major factors that will serve our growing needs.”

Kalyan Gangavarapu, COO said, “In line with our new product strategy and integration plan of acquired entities we need to expand our team and facility to strengthen our J2EE products. We are also looking at business options to open technology centers in other global locations.”


Bandspeed to set up ODC in Bangalore
Bandspeed Inc. a Wi-Fi management solutions firm, in association with Tavant Technologies, will start its offshore development center in Bangalore.
Under this agreement, Tavant will provide IT infrastructure, office space, payroll management and other back-office services to Bandspeed.

The Bangalore center will allow Bandspeed to scale its product development and engineering efforts by leveraging 24x7 design, support and test cycles and exponentially increase quality.

Bandspeed is focused on solving the Wi-Fi network challenges faced by the full spectrum of businesses, from small to large enterprises.
Bandspeed chose Bangalore because it offers a huge pool of highly specialized, skilled talent, with the added advantage of lower costs, said Bill Eversole, President and CEO.
“By expanding our product development organization to Bangalore, we will continue to attract the brightest engineering minds across the globe. This will allow us to round out our product line while building significant leverage into our engineering efforts,” Eversole said.

Xerox launches XITE center
Xerox India Limited has launched Xerox Innovation and Technology Excellence Center, its digital printing facility in India.
The center, located in Gurgaon, will concentrate on providing Xerox Production Systems Group (PSG) customers a complete pre-sales experience of high-end production equipment and applications relevant for enterprises, graphic arts and commercial printers.

“This XITE center will enable us to provide customers a preview of the business benefits they could accrue by using our cutting edge portfolio of products and applications. We believe that this initiative will go a long way in helping us expand our customer base in India,” said Andre Horne, managing director of Xerox Innovation and Technology Excellence facility.

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