AP makes most of Brand B'lore at Nasscom Expo


Ever since IT became the in-thing both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are competing to woo investments. Bangalore, as Silicon Capital and Hyderbad styling as Cyberabad, are courting global IT majors to set up shop in their captial city. The contest spilling over to building and completion of international airport, fly-overs, et al. Over the years, Andhra Pradesh pavilion has been regular feature in States section at City’s annual flagship IT event — BangaloreIT.in showcasing that state’s strides in IT. The Nasscom Product Conclave & Expo 2009, that ended on Wednesday, was no different. Once again vying with Karnataka and Bangalore for attention of  biggies in IT business, in the leader’s own turf, was the AP pavilion at Nasscom Expo showcasing eight software product companies — Myriad Star IT Solutions, SETU Software Systems Pvt Ltd, Posidex Technologies (P) Ltd, TransGraph Consulting Pvt Ltd, Out-Box Edutainment Pvt Ltd, Winnou System & Services (P) Ltd, SatNav Technologies Pvt Ltd & 3i Infotech Ltd.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Hyderadabad Software Exporters Association (Hysea) Executive Director Brig (Retd) K Harikumar gushed what better City than Bangalore, country’s hallowed IT haven, to showcase the strides Hyderabad-based companies are making in product space. “It’s for first time we are bringing them to an event like Nasscom in product segment out of Andhra Pradesh,” he said adding the response was excellent with companies receiving expected visibility and business interest.  Hysea, in association with Andhra Pradesh government has taken up several initiatives to promote software product companies through appropriate infrastructure support and intervention.

Hysea, started in 1991, by 15 individuals, has, in last three years been hosting competition for start-ups, established and firms developing socially revelant products and awarding them. If first year saw modest 11 in fray, second year it rose to 57 and last year hit a century at 111.

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