Aditi Technologies to focus on mobile and cloud in 2011
IT services provider - Aditi Technologies, has identified mobile and cloud computing as the two areas where the bulk of opportunities will be present in the coming years. The company, which currently focuses on building applications around niche areas like Microsoft stack, Microsoft BI, .NET development, etc., is looking to hire around 400 people this year with a $1 million investment earmarked for R&D.
“Mobiles will become a major form factor within the enterprise in the coming year and we would like to be seen as a leader in mobile application development,” said Vineet Arora, MD, Aditi Technologies. Aditi made its foray in the mobile space in 2007, but now the company is planning to increase investment in the mobile space.
According to Arora, there are three kinds of apps CIOs are looking for; viz, Internal support, consumer facing and business productivity. “We have seen with most companies that CIOs want a mobile strategy in place,” he said.
Despite the company’s close partnership with Microsoft and its expertise with Microsoft software it does not want to restrict itself to just one platform on the mobile and considering Microsoft’s performance so far in mobile; it seems a wise strategy. So far, the company has released around 15 applications on all major mobile operating systems. The current team strength is 50 but Arora said that this will increase over the coming months.
The second area that company is looking to increase investments is in the cloud computing space. The company already has some hosted applications like Sharepoint that are directly available to the enterprise. The main target market will be ISVs but Arora said that in the end they want to create a holistic portfolio that could be used by the entire ecosystem; from enterprises to ISVs.
Another area within cloud computing that Aditi is targeting is extranet collaboration scenarios moving to the cloud. Arora mentioned that the company already has signed up 3 such projects in the last 3 months and are closing to finalizing another in the next few months. Apart from these focus areas the company is also looking to build more depth across its existing portfolio of products.
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