Borland to open more offices in India

DQW Bureau
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Nisha Kurian

Borland Software Corporation-an e-business implementation platforms company-is on the way to set up new offices in Chennai, Kolkota, Mumbai and New Delhi. Borland had set up its wholly owned subsidiary office in Bangalore in November 2000 to look after its marketing operations in India. Borland is hosting a series of technology seminars in six cities in India-Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkota, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune to educate software developers on J2EE and Web services.


"Though we are a late entrant in India we are sure to achieve in six months what other MNC companies could do only in three years. Since 1981 we have been distributing our products through our distributors-Ingram Micro and Wipro. We find Asia as the most possible largest market in the world and therefore we are in an expansion mode in India, China and Korea, said Sam Ghebranious, MD, Indian Sub-Continent, Borland Software Corporation.

He also informed that the company is in process to conduct seminars to create awareness about its technology, which can be used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage software applications. The first phase of the seminar is targeted at the developers and in the second phase, it would be conducting similar seminars for CIOs and


The company has launched the latest version of its popular product-Jbuilder 6, built on Java environment, which is being shipped to India. Built on open standards such as Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), JBuilder allows organizations to adopt the latest technology innovations to move their development projects forward without abandoning existing investments. JBuilder 6 allows users to build and deploy applications on Windows, Linux, Solaris and now on Mac platform also. It is available in three editions: Enterprise, Professional and Personal.


Borland, which conducts Certification Program, are planning to inaugurate their training center in India. "We are planning to start our training center within a period of three to six months for which we are looking for education partners. We will train and certify them on our technology to teach our products," said


In India, L&T, ICICI, WaysIndia (a financial portal), Siemens, Motorola, various State governments, Bharati are the customers of Borland. According to Ajay Mohan, Country Head (India), Borland Software Corporation, the company made a growth from 50 to 100 percent over the last year.