HCL joins hands with Cisco for Indian market
May 09, 2012
Source: M M Network
In a first of its kind joint market outreach model, HCL Infosystems Ltd., India's Premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration and distribution company announced its National Partnership with Cisco WebEx, for the Indian market. The SaaS (Software as a Service) offering brought to the market by HCL Infosystems, will be operationalised by Cisco. HCL Infosystems has a strong presence in the Indian market and will offer Cisco WebEx through its extensive distribution channel, covering more than 500 company owned touch points as well as customers in over 4000 towns across the country.
Cisco WebEx is the world's leading on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web and video conferencing platform, helping to fulfill communication and collaboration needs of medium to large scale organisations and governments. With this go-to-market engagement, HCL Infosystems and Cisco aim to expand the market and tap into the growing need for B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to customer) collaboration tools and technologies, across the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. D Mohanty, Vice President - Sales, HCL Infosystems said, "We are extremely glad to partner Cisco to extend the reach of their world class product in the country. We have more than three decades of strong experience in the Indian market and we have always believed that best in class IT innovations will power Indian companies to achieve faster growth. Our extensive distribution reach, direct sales force and innovative solutions will lend the desired resources to enable Cisco WebEx to be accessible to SMEs, large Corporates and Government organisations anywhere in India."
HCL Infosystems is a leading national level office automation solution provider with end-to-end video conferencing portfolio enabling greater synergies in optimal collaboration systems of various organisations and corporates leading to reduction of substantial operational expenses for them. HCL Infosystems' channel strengths will play a formidable role in penetrating newer markets and segments. HCL Infosystems comprehensive & integrated video solutions would now include Web Conferencing, Desktop Conferencing, Video Conferencing, Telepresence and Telepresence with 3 screens. Several major projects have been undertaken by the company including the Cisco T3 Immersive Telepresence Implementation for a large Engineering conglomerate and networking implementations for India’s premier Engineering institutes by creating Virtual Classrooms to facilitate their knowledge exchange programs.
B Raghavendran, Head – Partner Organisation, Cisco India & SAARC, said, "As India Inc. seeks a greater role in the global business landscape, the need for greater efficiencies and increased productivity is driving the widespread adoption of collaboration solutions across Indian enterprises. With HCL Infosystems as National Partner, businesses of all sizes, located anywhere in the country can utilise these services to collaborate with their customers and partners and at the same time, address the changing needs of workspace collaboration."
Cisco WebEx is the current market leader in providing conferencing solutions with over 6 million registered hosts' worldwide and an average of 7.6 million meetings hosted each month. The Cisco Webex Meeting Centre recreates face-to-face meetings with real-time data, application, voice and video-sharing capabilities. Its features include voice and video conferencing, presentation and document sharing, whiteboard, desktop sharing, application sharing, instant public and private chat, live poll-in and Microsoft Outlook plug-in.
With Cisco Webex, businesses can increase their reach and meet instantly with customers, partners and colleagues from any location and through any browser or web-enabled phone. Users can conduct impromptu meetings at any time and any location and helps provide greater support to a workforce that is on the move and in dispersed locations.