HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company and torch-bearers of taking the PC revolution all across the country, today showcased a comprehensive range of customised computer solutions specifically designed to suit the demands of the small & medium business segment. Also displayed was HCL’s innovative product range to effectively address the limitations of the rural environment.
Launching these revolutionary products to enable Punjab harness the power of IT, Mr. George Paul – Executive Vice President, HCL Infosystems Ltd., said, “The products displayed here are a reflection of our continuous endeavor to take IT to the grass root levels of India and leveraging its power to help develop a thriving economy – not only for urban areas but for the entire nation. We believe that even this is just a beginning and our strong R&D initiatives would consistently work to make this entire nation, IT empowered.”
In the small & medium enterprise space, the need for improved productivity, security and power efficiency yet keeping the total cost of ownership lower, is all the more imperative, given the rapidly changing needs and the intense competition of the business environment today.
HCL’s comprehensive range of offerings in the SMB space includes a specific ” Small Business Solution” which is a complete ” ready to install” infrastructure solution. This solution comprises of the operating system, file and folder maintenance, mail messaging, database, security system, fax, printing etc. These offerings are coupled with HCL’s special tie up with ICICI banks for tailor made financing schemes for this segment. As per the tie-up the SMB customer is entitled for funding from Rs. 50,000/- onwards for financing of IT products for a period of two years, making it very easy to own & attractive for the customers.
Under HCL’s ISV initiative- LEAP,the Company provides the complete vertical specific business validated solution stack to the SMB customers. HCL together with the ISV provides the SMB customer a complete end to end segment specific solution for eg. Solution for Textiles, Manufacturing, Automobiles segments. Our center of excellence at Noida allows the SMB solutions to port and optimize their applications on the latest technology platforms to achieve optimum performance of these solutions.
Realising that almost 70% of India’s populace resides in rural hinterlands, HCL has taken several initiatives to effectively resolve the impediments, which limit the PC penetration in rural regions. Some of these key impediments include affordability, technology that can work under adverse temperature & operating situations and creation of user friendly interfaces with multilingual content.
Some of the ways in which HCL has addressed & conquered these challenges include
HCL has undertaken the initiative to tie up with leading financial institutions to offer finance for purchase of PCs and offer attractive EMI based offers to customers.
PC Technology for Rural India:
> HCL has especially focused to tackle the issue of fluctuating or almost non-existent power in these regions:
-It has developed an indigenous technology called RP2, which has been developed at its HCL labs, which enables a PC to run on car battery – which can give a computer a power back-up of almost 4-6 hours.
-It has also developed the ‘pedal-powered’ based generator – which can run a PC through pedaling of a bicycle!
-It has also developed a solution based on solar power to operate PCs
> Targeted at rural education sector, HCL has also pioneered a 4-terminal PC. Pre-loaded with special software, this PC has four distinct terminals for keyboard, mouse, PCI card & USB.
> The latest addition to this wide range of products is HCL Uday, a product, which has been co-developed by Intel, yet another initiative in adopting PC technology to suit the severe operating conditions in rural India.
> ‘HCL Uday’ is empowered with several pioneering features such as single-key data recovery capability, capability to work under extreme temperature & humidity conditions, ‘Data-lock’ feature to act as security for financial institutions, which offer loans & assistance to purchase the PC and host of other standard features.
HCL products are rigorously tested to withstand the rugged and diverse weather, power & transportation conditions of the Indian rural markets. HCL also undertakes various reliability tests viz. heat & soak chamber, cold chamber, drop tests etc before shipping the products.
Providing multi-lingual PC interface:
> India is a multilingual country and considering that less than 5% of the Indian population understands English, HCL has pre-loaded all its PCs with operating systems in multilingual Indian fonts and software’s in languages like Tamil, Hindi, etc.
Further, HCL is revered for its extensive nation-wide service & support network, which reaches even to remote corners of the nation. It has a strong direct support force of over 2800+ members operational at 300+ locations across the country. This force addresses the issue of physical presence in a majority of cities especially for rural India where toll free numbers and customer service are not the most viable option, and a face-to-face interaction works best.
HCL’s initiative to launch these solutions in Punjab is yet another progressive step of the organization to facilitate IT penetration in the state.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia, Apple and Zee among others.
HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 300+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country. For more information please visit www.hclinfosystems.in
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading Global Technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of US $2.9 billion. The HCL Enterprise comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India’s original IT garage start ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of technology and telecom products. The HCL team comprises of 32,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 15 countries including 300 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit us at www.hcl.in