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elate the IT business scenario across the East, Kolkata is all geared
up to embrace 2011 with new hopes of an improvised business
development. Inspite of the gloomy situation faced by the Kolkata
partners, it seems like business houses and major channel partners in
the distribution and solutions business are optimist about what the
New Year has in store for them. Thus,
starting on a positive note, Planet Computers from Kolkata is
planning to open up one retail showroom and two retail outlets in
central, south and north Kolkata in next two months.The
Kolkata market is growing and I wish that the growth rate in the IT
sector should be high every quarter. This
year, distributors in the East have fared much better compared to the
scenario in the South, where the key focus has been over solutions
and retail. The SMB is picking up rapidly in the recent times and is
expected to contribute significantly in the coming year. Sectors
across this vertical along with retail are opening up broadly towards
accepting new technologies and the adaptability ratio is quite good,”
shared JK Gothra, Director, Planet Computers.
as a retailer for computer hardware, peripherals, media consumables
and assembled systems, Planet will be dealing with the lifestyle and
IT products for its new showroom. Currently, it is also an exclusive
distributor for the Buffalo products in West Bengal and deals in
storage and wireless products.As
a clear indicator, the East has evolved into a major distribution hub
from the retail trend. Besides the movement of a continued increase
of distribution in the East, SaaS has also fared well and is expected
to push up in the next CY,” added Gothra.
the current scenario, it looks like apart from the hardcore
solutions, IT leasing is also expected to have a good prospect with
an estimated 15 percent growth in East alone. Planet had also tied-up
with HP as a regional distributor for its desktop business.