It's a gain for some, but
fall for many, while few associations have maintained their previous
rank. As the IDC IT channel associations' survey 2010 opened its
pandora box, Mumbai's TAIT scored a hat-trick and grabbed the top
position once again, while the induction of new organizations in the
study has been appreciated.
IDC, one of the leading
research firms of the country has conducted a research of 48 IT
channel associations throughout the country. Cochin-based All Kerela
IT Dealers Association has been ranked 4th. It has made a significant
jump from the previous year's 13th rank, while it was at 33rd
position in the 2008 study. AKITDA has been rated high on membership
growth, timely election, internal meeting, updating the website and
social activities. On the other hand, Dehradun Uttaranchal IT Trade
Association (UITTA) has been ranked 17th this year while IDC rated it
at 30th position in 2009. It has been ranked well on analyst
evaluation and members' feedback. Speaking to The DQ Week,
Vikas Dewan, Secretary, UITTA said that, the 13 points gain in the
IDC survey is a good sign, which can be attributed to the
channel-centric activities. "We are getting back to track and
getting good response from the IT channel community, as well as from
the OEM vendors. The mega event, IT Vision- 2011 is a testimonial to
our significant growth over the last few years," said Dewan.
Associations from cities
like Patna, Lucknow, Indore, Trivandrum, Panipat, Madurai and Trichy
are among those, which demonstrated negative growth in the survey.
Indore-based Madhya Pradesh Telecom and Computer Trader Association
has dipped significantly from the previous year's ranking of 12. It
got the 29th rank with relatively lower score in analyst evaluation
mainly on awareness programs and social activities. Bihar IT
Association (BITA) has declined to 13 positions from last year's
ranking and now stands on 40th position. It has secured
average score on members' feedback. On the analyst evaluation part it
has secured low scores on parameters like internal meeting frequency,
awareness programs, social activities and website updation.
Madurai-based Computer and
Media Society (CAMS), Computers Dealers Association of Trivandrum
(CDAT), Panipat Computer Dealers Association (PCDA) and Association
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positions. Lucknow Computer Vyapar Mandal (LCVM) slipped
down to 38th position from previous year's 26th rank.