Opinions divide between Siliguri IT partners at The DQ Week Tech Caravan

With a slight chill in the air, the team of The DQWeek landed on the foothills of Darjeeling or Siliguri, to be precise on 14th October 2014. The land had secret promises to unfold than simply holding Tech Caravan on the eve on 15th November at Dolly Inn in its usual attire. The massive footfalls of around 44 partners in total, with 30-32 unique partners, the evening was bound to be one of the debates and discussions surmounting the IT landscape.

The evening opened with a short audio visual presentation by Kaspersky highlighting the importance of Anti- Virus protection for PCs and laptops. This was followed by a short talk on Cybermedia’s new online venture Techbzar.com, a B2B e-commerce platform meant for dealers and distributors on a pan India scale. The newly launched website is to give an additional space to dealers based out of their brick and mortar store. Whereas a handful of dealers showed great excitement over this new launch and promised to register vouching for online channel being the future of business and commerce, others were up against the ecommerce platform which is responsible for the stunted growth of IT dealers in India.

The session moved on towards a presentation made by Inderjit Yadav, business development manger, Canon India who spoke about two new printer launches- ‘LBP6030W and LBP 6230dn’. As per company literature, the former is one of its kind Wi-fi printer with a Resident Buffer Memory of 32Mb and the fast FPOT of just 7.8 seconds in its category meant for small offices, the latter is a compact monochrome laser printer for home enterprises or small businesses equipped with network capabilities and allows multiple users to share the printer on an existing network suited for optimal resource sharing purposes.

Post presentation, Yadav successfully answered the partner queries posed to him with respect to the offerings provided to them if they extend their hands towards dealing with Canon. The evening wrapped up with a bustling networking dinner where partners brought into focus some of the fraudulent dealings taking place in the regional IT landscape plaguing their business and seeking media intervention.

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