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NACIT and MAIT decide to join hands

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Will work towards better understanding between channels and

vendors

In a significant development for the national channel community,

the recently-formed National Association of Channels of Information Technology (NACIT)

and Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT) have decided

to come together and work on common issues affecting both the channels as well

as the vendors.

The two asso-ciations will now work on resolving matters of com-mon

interest and help channels to work along with vendors. As a first step, NACIT

and MAIT have deci-ded to hold a joint meeting once ev-ery quarter which will

act as an inter-face between the vendors on one side and the channel community

on the other.

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Pointed out a visibly excited Saurin Shah, President, NACIT,

"By working together with MAIT we could take up issues with vendors

directly and resolve it together. This is one of the first steps NACIT has taken

of getting the channels closer to the endors. There are a lot of new initiatives

being planned as there are also new members becoming part of the

association."

Interestingly, this important development happened far from

Delhi–where MAIT is headquartered–as well as Mumbai–where NACIT is

located. The venue was the annual IT Expo of Surat where both Shah as well as

Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, MAIT, came together on the same platform

provided by the South Gujarat Information Technologists Association (SITA).

Concurrent with the Surat expo, a meeting of the representatives of the channel

associations from all over Gujarat was held at the Surat Police Station’s

conference room. The meeting was attended by associations from Ahmedabad,

Baroda, Valsad, Surat etc besides MAIT and NACIT. The channel representatives

put forward the major issues in front of the channel community and urged MAIT

and NACIT to resolve them. And to the delight of all the representatives present

there, MAIT and NACIT resolved to work together for the betterment of the

channel community.

Meanwhile, NACIT now plans to go all out to inc-rease its me-mbership

base which currently sta-nds at 25. According to Shah, an in-tensive cam-paign

will be conducted in the coming weeks to get more channels associations–especially

from the north and the east–come under its fold.

The other areas of focus for NACIT will be to interface with the

Central Government on policy issues, regular dissemination of policy

information, develop ethical code of conduct for the channel community, channel

development through annual national conference, interface with users through

workshops and seminars, weekly/monthly e-newsletters on topical issues of

interest to the industry, publishing of member company’s profile and other

requisite details in the prestigious annual NACIT directory of members with a

wide distribution in India and overseas, workshops and tutorials on new

technology and business management forum in each region, which provides an ideal

forum for interactions for best business practice exchanges.

DQW News Bureau


Mumbai

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