Friday , 22 September 2017


GST doesn’t fit in as ‘One Nation, One Tax’


Krishna Choudhary, Director, Rashi Peripherals, spoke to Amit Singh about the company’s expectations from GST and how has it affected the IT channel business What are your thoughts about the GST regime? While we welcome the long awaited, we expected it to be a more simplified tax regime. The government proposes GST as ‘One Nation, One Tax,’ but according to …

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Cost of compliance would increase in the short term


Sandeep Sharma, Research Manager, Software and Services, IDC, spoke to Amit Singh on the benefits of GST as well as teething issues for IT channel partners How would you evaluate GST in terms of benefits for IT industry? Without an iota of doubt, the introduction of GST holds potential to simplify the prevalent complicated tax regime and to usher in …

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30 percent partners are still to move to new system

Marthesh Nagendra, Netgear 2

Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, Netgear, India and Saarc, spoke to Amit Singh on the immediate and long-term effects of GST on the IT industry, and how will it impact the import of goods How will GST benefit the IT industry? Netgear supports GST as a landmark step towards indirect tax reform and is confident that this will have a huge …

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Rishu Sharma, IDC

Rishu Sharma, Associate Research Manager, IDC, spoke to Amit Singh about the burgeoning enterprise mobility market and how is it shaping the mobility strategy for businesses Please tell us about the enterprise mobility market in India. As per IDC’s Worldwide Semi-annual Mobility Spending Guide, the enterprise mobility revenues in India (including hardware, software and services) are expected to grow rapidly …

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Nikhil Bagalkotkar, Chief Technologist, Citrix, spoke to Amit Singh on the company’s focus on enterprise mobility and excellent opportunities for channel partners How is the enterprise mobility market shaping up in India? According to IDC, India’s enterprise mobility market is expected to reach $1,871 million by 2017. With the convergence of mobile devices, smart devices, wearables, and internet of things, …

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We stand out #1 in virtually every aspect of client and enterprise computing

Srihari Palangala

Srihari Palangala, Director and Head of Marketing, Dell EMC, India, spoke to Amit Singh on how the focus has changed with the formation of Dell EMC and how the company is leveraging its #1 position as a key differentiator A lot has transpired since the Dell EMC formation. Please let us understand how has the focus changed with Dell EMC? …

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Murugesan Ram, Director – Sales & Marketing, Belden India & SAARC On Channel Strategy

Mr Murugesan Ram Sales Marketing Director Belden India SAARC

  1. What are Belden’s priorities for the Indian market? What new opportunities do you see in this dynamically growing region? Automation and orchestration are becoming high priorities for Indian CIOs and to address this, highly reliable networks are needed. Tremendous growth in mobility and increased adoption of unified communications, cloud computing and collaboration services offer huge opportunities. India is …

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Betting big on software-defined security in India


Riyaz Tambe, Head, Systems Engineering, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks, spoke to Amit Singh about the company’s emphasis on software-defined security and the increasing opportunities for partners Please explain how the security landscape is transforming in India? India is on the fast track to modernizing the way it conducts business. Digitization has been a key mantra of the central …

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Scott Manson, Cyber Security Leader for Middle East and Turkey, Cisco On New ransomware attack – “Petya”

Scott Manson

Cisco’s security research organization Talos’ initial analysis of the global ransomware worm attack that has affected multiple organizations worldwide points to the attack starting in the Ukraine, possibly from software update systems for a Ukrainian tax accounting package called MeDoc. This appears to have been confirmed by MeDoc itself. MeDoc is a widely used tax software used by many organizations in …

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Increased number and usage of apps driving need for availability solutions


Ashok Acharya, Regional Director, India and SAARC, Veeam Software, talks to ITVARnews on the trends in availability solutions, and the company’s channel approach. How has the demand for availability services changed in the last few years? We have seen a lot of changes over the last three to five years. People are using software more and more these days, now …

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