IBM Sets Up E-governance Centre

New Delhi: | Updated: Jul 26 2002, 05:30am hrs
In a bid to promote its technology framework in the government sector, IBM India has set up an e-governance centre in Gurgaon near Delhi.

The company claims to offer technology support and infrastructure through its centre to help government departments and application service providers for design and development of prototypes of e-governance software applications.

Although the company did not disclose the investment made in setting up the centre, it claimed that the facility, spread over a 10,000 sq ft area, will have a complete computer infrastructure with different platforms and around 60-70 people will be working in the centre.

The centre, which is a part of IBM e-business software centre, will be equipped to handle development, implementation, training and support for the applications of IBM partners operating in the e-goveranace space, according to IBM India country executive for software group and developer relations Frank Luksic.

“The end-to-end solution designed by IBM will enable governments to establish a fully integrated enterprise across departments, applications nad languages to assimilate diversities seamlessly,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, IBM India managing director Abraham Thomas said that the e-governance centre will help the company promote its technology infrastructure solutions in the government sector.

“Today, e-government is a priority for India. With the launch of this centre, IBM India is uniquely positioned to offer total e-governance solutions together with the company’s software offerings in Indian languages, linux-ready open platforms, research, services and our business partners,” Mr Thomas said.