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Global Software Leader Telerik Announces Plans for India’s Technology Sector
By: Business Wire
Jan. 15, 2013 05:35 AM
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software development , lifecycle and content management tools and solutions, today announced its plans and goals for expansion within India. Company Co-CEOs, Vassil Terziev and Svetozar Georgiev, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Stephen Forte and India Country Manager, Abhishek Kant presented their approach at an exclusive press engagement on Tuesday, January 15 at the Hilton Eros Hotel, in New Delhi. The event included details about Telerik and its global strategy as well as plans for the Indian market. The company also presented a newly created hybrid mobile app geared specifically towards women’s safety issues in India.
“By 2015, [India’s] IT sector is expected to generate revenues of USD 130 billion (NASSCOM) which will create a transformational impact on the overall economy.”1 Given the prospective growth for this market, and Telerik’s substantial global presence -- more than 100,000 customers in 94 countries; 700+ employees in 11 offices on 4 continents -- and the ongoing need for app development, worldwide, Telerik is primed to bring its award-winning tools to India in order to help its burgeoning development community compete amongst the larger global landscape.
In addition to contributing to India’s technology sector, the company is also going to release a Women’s Safety App that will enable those in danger to quickly communicate with local area law enforcement. To encourage quicker response times, at the touch of a single “HELP ME” button, the app broadcasts the distressed user’s GPS location to a pre-selected group of emergency contacts. Through the use of Kendo UI and Icenium, a single developer was able to create the fully-formed app within two days. The app is currently in approval and will be available in app stores shortly.
The company has spent the last year making inroads across India having signed customers including Infosys, Cognizant, Honeywell, Dell and Symantec. Telerik has also struck strategic alliances with CSC and Idealake and has worked with local .NET communities such as BDotNet, Delhi Technology Forum, T-MUG, Pune User Group, KolkataGeeks and Microsoft User Group Hyderabad. In December the company conducted a “Telerik Test Professionals Conference” in Bangalore attended by 85 test professionals and on January 12 the company organized the first ever Telerik “Developers Conference,” which was attended by more than 130 IT professionals. In addition, in 2013 Telerik will conduct community initiatives such as events and training sessions geared toward the education of India’s developer community. The sessions will focus on topics such as mobile app development, hybrid app development, development tools, quality assurance, agile development and more.
“India is an extremely important market for us as many of the world’s developers reside in its major IT hubs in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata,” said CEO Svetozar Georgiev. “Not only do we want to establish our presence in this region, but we want to give back to the community with informative educational opportunities that will grow the individual developer’s skill set to compete more effectively. Through the programs we have in place, Telerik’s concerted effort on this market will yield benefits for all involved.”
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, software testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
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