Datacraft opens STARtrac, Training Partners in Bangalore

By : |June 30, 2002 0



BANGALORE: Datacraft India, an e-business and network systems integrator
company, has opened a managed networking services center in Bangalore called
STARtrac (STAR Technical Resource and Assistance Center). Datacraft has also
opened its networking and data communications training subsidiary, Training
Partners, at Bangalore.

Datacraft has pumped in about $ 2 million for these initiatives out of which it
has allocated about two-thirds of its investment on the STARtrac managed network
center at Bangalore. This STARtrac center at Bangalore is the fifth in line of
Datacraft’s four other Startrac centers located across the world at Singapore,
Seoul, Tokyo and Wellington.

According to Ron Cattell, chief executive officer, Datacraft Asia, these
initiatives have been undertaken with an aim at enhancing and protecting
customer network investment through a range of Insite managed services in India.
Cattell informed that since India formed about 10 to15 per cent of Datacraft’s
global business base and the service sector had shown a steady increase in the
Indian market, Datacraft found it imperative to open its STARtrac managed
network services center in the country.

Cattell further said that its Bangalore based STARtrac center has employed 12
people as of today. He claimed that the STARtrac center is equipped with a
24-hour help desk and remote network monitoring facilities and offers a wide
selection of Insite managed services to optimize customers network efficiency
and availability.

Underlining the objective of opening of the Training Partners (TP) subsidiary in
Bangalore, Cattell remarked, “The establishment of a Training Partners
facility in India is aimed at providing specialist training to meet the growing
demand for cutting-edge IT skills.” He also said that TP offers an array of
certified Cisco courses and TP also had the cutting edge technology training
such as wireless LAN, WAN switching, Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and MPLS
technology.

Cattell, while informing about Datacraft’s new customers in India, said that
Datacraft had won a contract worth $18 million with the State Bank of India
where it would be providing its Insite managed services for the bank’s ATM
network in India. He also informed that in the banking sector HSBC, ABN AMRO and
in the telecom sector Bharti, VSNL, BSNL, HLL etc are Datacraft’s existing
customers.

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