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ESC heads consortium of Indian developers

The Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is hoping to build on the billions of dollars worth of business it has generated in previous visits to Gitex. The IT association is bringing together a consortium of Indian vendors to the show touting a wide range of software and services.

The Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is hoping to build on the billions of dollars worth of business it has generated in previous visits to Gitex. The IT association is bringing together a consortium of Indian vendors to the show touting a wide range of software and services.

Visitors to ESC’s stand at this year’s show will be able to witness numerous products and services including advanced ISP solutions, SP business host systems, e-business and web tools, multilingual industrial & retail software, components & peripherals, consultancy and training, CRM applications, data mining and warehousing, desktop publishing, multimedia, office automation, financial & money handling hardware and software graphic imaging.

The council is aiming to foster closer ties between the Middle East and Indian information technology players.

“The council is taking several initiatives to assist member exporters explore newer markets and has been continuously making efforts to diversify the export market, especially after the recent slowdown in the US economy,” says D. K. Sareen, executive director, ESC.

According to the ESC, the Middle East represents a massive potential for Indian IT exporters, and Gitex offers an ‘excellent’ opportunity to explore the market.

“The government’s support and encouragement, numerous e-initiatives and innovative projects including Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City are being undertaken, which will open up opportunities for Indian software entrepreneurs,” continues the statement.

Despite the slowdown in local spending ESC is confident that this year’s show will generate significant business.

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