HCL Infosystems Ltd (HCL Insys), India's premier technology
integration company, will open its 'Total IT Expo' on Friday 27 August 1999 simultaneously
in 81 cities.
'Total IT Expo' is a special initiative launched by HCL
Insys's Frontline division. It will be the largest information technology fair of its
kind, offering user segments a comprehensive exposure to the world of computing solutions.
The expo will specially focus on products and solutions for the SOHO (small office home
office) and SME (small and medium enterprises) segments.
The exposition will also offer products and solutions for
the home and FTU (first time user) segments. The carnival will go to buyers in the metros,
cities like Hyderabad and Bangalore, as well as towns with population less than 5 million,
and less than 2.5 million such as Nashik, Aurangabad, Erode, Patiala, and Guwahati.
The timing of the expo allows the SOHO and SME segments to
claim depreciation benefits up to 60 per cent of the cost. In the metros, the Frontline
division will extend easy and convenient financing options to buyers through its tie-up
with non-banking finance companies.
During the exposition, buyers will be able to avail of
innovative offers and gifts with purchases such as bundling of Internet time, printers and
software, among others. These will contribute to a significant reduction in overall cost
of the purchase.
Speaking about the expo, A Mohan Rao, chief executive,
Frontline division, HCL Infosystems, said, "Our focus in this year's expo reflects
the increased offtake and actual usage of IT products in the SME and the SOHO segments.
Our custom-developed, comprehensive solutions portfolio addresses even the finest
segmentations seen in these segments."
One of the highlights of the fair is the launch of an
electronic mail solution, called HCL E-mail messaging solution and a range of IT support
services, which include complete solutions for IT infrastructure, asset management, onsite
help desk services, and telesupport. Targeted at the SME segment, this range of services
will be provided under the portfolio of HCL's SupportNet services.
In addition to its comprehensive range of computing
products, the fair will showcase HCL's complete Y2K compliance solution. The entire range
of HCL Busybee multimedia and non-multimedia computers, NetManager servers, Toshiba
Notebook computers, accounting package and a range of Dragon speech recognition software
will be on display.
About the company: HCL Infosystems's Frontline division
markets national and international brands of computer systems and peripherals in India.
With its extensive network of 800 resellers across 300 cities, the Frontline division has
actively promoted the penetration of PCs in the home and SOHO segments.
To provide its users innovative support services and
solutions the division has established a countrywide network with 170 partners across 100
cities, termed 'SupportNet'. The division has offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Calcutta,
Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune and Nagpur.
HCL Insys, a technology integrator, offers customers
technology solutions across multiple platforms. This is a result of its expertise in
developing state-of-the-art indigenous enterprise solutions; integrating diverse hardware
components and its access to specialised technology for turnkey projects through
partnerships with various world class players.
With a definite and distinct focus on enterprise solutions
and personal computers, HCL Infosystems has direct customer service centres at 143
locations and modern manufacturing facilities.