IBM is merging two of its entities in India. The IBM Global Services India, and IBM India. Both these would be called as IBM Global Services, India. IGSI totally is employing about 4700 employees totally and this number is expected to go up considerably. IGSI would be seeking Government approvals to issue equities and preference shares to shareholders. IGSI would be part of the IBM world Trade Corporation. IGSI would be in charge of a whole new segment of manufacturing, servicing, marketing of computers and its product. IGSI would pose a threat to the reigning IT industries of the market which are Wipro and Infosys.
May 2003 -
e-governance may not be used in its full capacity in the near future, but the suggestion of e-governance itself leads to one question, what would be the medium of communication?
It is a accepted fact that only 5% of India’s total population know to read and write English. According to a survey conducted by Mr. Sapru of Frost and Sullivan, the Government must take necessary steps to convert all their initiatives in development of Information Technology sector to local languages. It is only by converting their medium of instruction and communication to the local language can e-governance can achieve marginal success. With introduction of the local languages in e-governance technology that one can see any improvement in the IT sector in India.