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Innovation Crucial for Tech Framework

May 26, 2012


Source: The Telegraph, India

By a Staff Reporter

Eric Yu in Calcutta on Thursday. A Telegraph picture

Calcutta, Dec. 8: Huawei, a global information and communication technology (ICT) major, is banking on major innovation such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to help transform the ICT framework in India.

The company has set a target of $1 billion enterprise service order book by 2015 from India.

VDI helps companies set up their infrastructure using the cloud computing network. An enterprise with more than 200 terminals can be connected across locations using this virtual network.

According to Eric Yu, president of Huawei Enterprise Business (India and Nepal), there are big developments taking place in the ICT space and problems relating to the management of IT infrastructure could feature as a top priority for several IT giants in India.

“Virtual desktop infrastructure is the latest offering in the enterprise segment. It is specifically targeted towards maintaining and improving the efficiency of IT infrastructure and allowing secured information flow for the enterprise,” Yu told The Telegraph on the sidelines of Infocom 2011.

“We have set a target of achieving $1 billion order book by 2015 and when products like these (VDI) can be introduced in a booming IT market in the country, we are very confident of achieving that target,” said Yu.

He added that the company was looking at verticals such as government services, healthcare, manufacturing and communications as the potential areas where VDI could be successfully integrated.

“We are also looking at smart metering technology, e-learning and even financial services could be brought under the ambit of virtual desktop infrastructure,” he said.

Huawei introduced VDI in November this year after floating the enterprise arm in early 2011.

The enterprise business of Huawei contributes 8 per cent of the global turnover of $2.8 billion. Yu said over the next five years, the enterprise arm of the Chinese technology giant could contribute 10 per cent. It has also developed an R&D facility at Bangalore at an investment of $200 million. Huawei is also looking to employ over 6,000 people by 2015 in both its R&D facility and production unit in Chennai.