India IT News Capsule - June 2006, Issue 6

  • Symphony Services opens second centre in Bangalore: Symphony Services has opened its second facility in Bangalore which can seat 2000 employees and is spread over 2000 sq feet. This incidentally is the 4th centre in India with 2 other centers located in Mumbai and Pune.
  • PowerGen to end call center operations from India: Britain's second-biggest energy supplier, Powergen, has decided to redirect all its customer calls to Britain rather than India, leading to 980 UK jobs being created by the year-end.
  • Germany based SAP plans on second software centre in India: Gurgaon is at the center of SAP plans to install a second software center in India. SAP which happens to be the world's biggest business software make expressed high regard for India's knowledge based economy.
  • Indian Government to invest heavily in e-Governance: e-Governance is all set to get a power boost with the Indian government all set to invest about Rs. 230 billion in this segment over the next five years. The primary drive would enable government based services accessible to people electronically.
  • Dubai Internet City seeks closer ties with Bangalore: The famed Dubai Internet City has sought closer ties with Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. The executive director of the Dubai Internet City has envisaged closer partnerships with Indian IT firms.