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Kochi: Getting smarter

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Formerly

known

as Cochin, Kochi is a vibrant city situated on the south-west

coast of the Indian peninsula in the prosperous and breathtakingly

scenic state of Kerala. Informally, Kochi is also referred to as the

'Gateway to Kerala'. Kochi is perhaps the second most important

city on the West coast of India after Mumbai and boasts of world

class ports and an international airport, that links it to many major

cities worldwide.

Kochi

is home to many large and medium scale industries, making it the

commercial capital of Kerala. The Cochin Stock Exchange is the only

stock exchange present in Kerala. The IT and ITeS related industries

are rapidly growing in Kochi. Various technology and industrial

campuses

including the government promoted InfoPark, Cochin Special Economic

Zone and KINFRA Export Promotion Industrial Park operate in the

outskirts of the city. Several new industrial

campuses are under construction in the suburbs of the city.

'SmartCity' at Kakkanad is a prominent project under proposal;

and 'Cyber City' at Kalamassery, an integrated IT township, are

being built in the city.




Amidst

all the positivity, the dealers of the city claim that the last two

months have seen a downward trend in the business. Paulos K George,

CEO, Aces Business Machines said that the market has remained slow

and dull with no new trend coming up. Thomas Paul, CEO, Texas IT

Solutions said in concurrence, “The market was dull since the last

two months. We experienced a 30 percent decline in business.”

Talking about the vend or dealer relationship, both George and Paul

seemed to have the same opinion and said that they do not have any

issue with their respective vendors. Dell, Toshiba and Acer are the

top selling brands in the city while laptop is the most sought-after

product. Talking about the future trend, both Paul and George

optimistically said that the market is bound to improve and tread

uphill in the times to come.


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