Mr Shourie was speaking on the concluding day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2003, India Economic Summit in New Delhi. He said that by focusing on the entire range of software and services with a complete business solutions offering, the Indian software service industry can differentiate itself from competition in Romania and Bulgaria.
Broad Outlines For National E-governance Plan Soon
New Delhi: The department of information technology (DIT) will soon come out with broad outlines of the national e-governance plan. Broad outlines of the national e-governance plan have been approved and will be kicked off soon, KK Jaswal, IT secretary said at the WEF-CII summit here.
Currently around eight states in the US are evaluating steps to curtail outsourcing to low-cost countries like India.
Compulsions with the elections in the US will lead to a spread of the backlash issue to other states. So far, the IT professionals have been beyond the reach of the unions but now many unions think that this issue (backlash) is a good propellor for roping these professionals, he said.
Emphasising on alliances, he said that the Indian IT industry must partner with financial advisors, consultants and software vendors at the international level.
Referring to the blueprint report on ICT sector submitted by the speakers at the WEF, Mr Shourie said that though innovations in the software sector are important, encouraging the small innovative companies was the need of the hour.
Mr Shourie emphasised that the industry must set aside outlays on technology like embedded technology for defence and weapon systems.