Futurenet Felicitates IT-Decision-Makers At Anniversary Event
By Swaminathan Balasubramaniam
Chennai: City-based Futurenet Group, a provider of cloud, datacenter and green-field IT projects, today celebrated two decades of its founding and used the occasion to felicitate IT decision-makers (CXOs) from the business comunity for contributing their valuable inputs and being partners in the company’s growth story.
The day-long event, sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems, saw a unique feature whereby the company invited IT decision-makers from the vendor community on to the stage and felicitated them for supporting Futurenet Group and its efforts in the field of cloud, datacenter and other green field projects.
Elaborating on the thought behind felicating the IT decision-makers, Futurenet Group CEO L. Ashok said “Today the company is well-placed as an organization offering open source and hi-tech and quality service delivery. This may not have been possible but for our early clients, who contributed their support in the form of feedback and ideas.”
From a small IT services company, Futurenet has today become a entity that is competent enough to handle the entire IT infrastructure process of a leading manufacturing enterprise based in Trichy. All of this is due to the fact that our customers supported our journey and provided us with their own valuable inputs, he added.
In his speech, Vivekanand Venugopal, Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems, said business agility, entering new markets, financial growth and survival are the four forces driving digital transformation.
He said Digital transformation happen in three aspects - operations and process (process automation, workforce mobility and supply chain efficiency and more), customer experience (M-commerce, real-time information and personalized engagement) and new business models like data center services, global expansion and more.
Citing the manner in which a Gen-Y person differs from professionals with a tinge of silver in their hair, Venugopal said the new generation would rather rent a car and a house instead of investing money in outright purchase, and this behavior is mirrored even when it comes to IT infrastructure.
Stating the way ahead is digitization, he revealed how Hitachi Data Systems is empowering India in the knowledge economy in sectors like government, education, research and healthcare. On Futurenet, he said “Very few companies understand technology well and gain vendors confidence. Futurenet, that way, is efficient in handling challenges and the thirst to grow is in the DNA of the entire organization.”
Earlier, the Futurenet team invited some of their early customers and spoke of the long partnership and the resultant mutual growth. Some of these IT decision-makers also gave their inputs during the event. As many as 100 CIOs from the region attended the event.
“A well trained, dependable team ably guided by senior management, understand our business requirement well to provide cost effective solutions based on latest technologies in the market, as their name goes, available at all time to strengthen our IT support, a one stop shop for all IT related requirements.”– Indarsarath, VP – IT, Wheels India.
“Futurenet has carved an unique space in providing solutions on open source solutions and they help organizations adopt various IT solutions and optimize their IT investments and they provide also help organizations to achieve their it goals in an effective and optimized manner.”, V Anand, CEO, Raksha Technologies.
Referring to the future path, Ashok said Odoo and Alfresco are the two competencies that Futurenet is focusing on. In the days ahead, the company is planning to focus on Mideast and the US markets.
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