HCL preloads Indian language software across all its PC brands
– Landmark initiative to increase PC penetration in India
Consider this – 66% of all Indians speak Hindi. On the other hand, less than 5 % of the Indian population understands English. Yet we continue to have most PCs with English language software and tools. As a matter of fact, this is the actual hindrance in adoption of PCs among Non-English speaking population. Therefore it becomes increasingly important to develop software in Indian Languages to achieve the goal of increasing the PC penetration in the country.
Realizing the need to overcome the language barrier and offer IT to the masses in their own language, the Government initiated a language Technology mission to put together all efforts commenced by DIT in this direction and make available these software tools , fonts etc in the public domain.
In line with the Government’s vision of maximizing the use of PCs among the various sections of the society, HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, has taken the leadership initiative to preload this revolutionary offering across all its PC brands, namely HCL Beanstalk, HCL Ezeebee & HCL Busybee etc.
Developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the offering initially is in Tamil, Hindi & Telugu languages. Similar efforts are in progress to develop software tools, utilities and applications in other Indian languages also. HCL would roll out its products incorporating the other languages too, as and when they are available. This will go a long way in bridging the digital divide, which to a large extent has been created by the language technology barrier.
According to Mr. George Paul, Executive Vice President, Marketing, HCL Infosystems Ltd., “We are excited about this joint initiative as it widens the reach of IT to a completely new segment that holds great potential in adding strength to the Country’s global competitiveness. The Indian language interface will go a long way in taking the PC penetration in India to the next level.”
Apart from this unique offering, all HCL Home PCs come packed with a variety of rich & user-friendly features such as the HCL Impression, Schoolwiz Education Tutorial, Our World Knowledge Tool, India Tourist Guide, 1000 Golden Games, over 1000 Great Recipes, among others, all with the aim of addressing the convergence of demand ‘Information, entertainment and leisure’ making the use of PCs at home a complete utility tool.
HCL has been a front-runner in its cause to increase the PC penetration in the country with technology innovations like 4 Terminal PCs, India’s first sub- Rs. 10,000/- PCs etc.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.
HCL Infosystems has direct customer service centres across 300+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country. For more information please visit www.hclinfosystems.in
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise is a leading Global Technology and IT enterprise with annual revenues of $2.7 billion (Rs.12, 000 cr). The HCL Enterprise comprises of two companies listed in India, HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India’s original IT garage start ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Technology and Application Services, BPO, Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of technology and telecom products. The HCL team comprises of 30,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 15 countries including 300 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please www.hcl.in