Monday, April 09, 2007

Impressed, The Arabs Come India Calling


India’s IT prowess is not only being recognised in the West and Far East, but now even the Middle East wants a Made In India tag for its IT products. Recently, Bahwan CyberTek Pvt. Ltd., a $45-million Oman-based global provider of hybrid technology solutions, announced the shifting of its headquarters to Chennai, with a view to ramping up operations in India. It has also restructured its business operations in India, by bringing them under N.P. Menon, Chief Operating Officer, who reports directly to the CEO of the BCT Group.

All its global development, business process outsourcing (BPO) and training operations are being consolidated at its new 180,000-sq. ft. facility in this South Indian city’s IT corridor. Making the following announcement, Durga Prasad, Chief Executive Officer of the BCT Group in India, said: “We are pleased that India, which has been at the centre of our strategy and growth, is now the company’s flagship arm. The move allows us to leverage the high quality talent available here to effectively support our global delivery model. It also positions us well, to tap into growing market demand for many of our Cuecent range of products here in India.”

Menon, designated head of the consolidated Indian operations believes that the BCT group in India will witness all round growth, from significant ramping up of its development presence, expansion of its sales footprint in India, to increased thrust in the research and development (R&D) centre for its Cuecent product division located here.

Set up in 1999 as a global provider of hybrid technology solutions, the Middle Eastern firm’s goal according to Menon is to make India among the largest market for its products, besides being BCT’s development and R&D hub. Bahwan CyberTek Pvt. Ltd.’s marquee clientele includes Cadence, AdOne, Capital One, Captura, Xpedior, Shell, GE Capital, JP Morgan Chase, Charles Schwab, National bank of Oman & Emirates bank. And, apart from Oman, UAE and the US, BCT has a regional presence in Mumbai and Bangalore in India.