SITA ranks high in
membership growth, social activities, election timing, communication
mode, as well as website updating. Please share any of the two key
factors that helped you to achieve the eighth
position in the IDC survey?
We at SITA are very much
into member growth development. We focus on the overall development
of members, not only in technology up gradation, but also the
development of business and motivation, by various seminars like time
management, and seminars on how to maintain healthy margins in
What were the
initiatives undertaken by your association to increase membership, as
well as keep constituents
On an average, we always
try to plan an event every month, so that the members can keep in touch.
What are the challenges
that your association face, and how are you responding to them?
Challenges come to us in
the form of monetary frauds, illegal software issues, payment issues,
vendor and channel issues, service issues, DoA and replacement
issues, LFR issues, IT financing issues, etc. Whenever we receive any
complaint regarding frauds or payment issues we call both the parties
and try to settle them happily. We also use to call vendor
representatives for any issues related to trade and service. We
regularly interact with the vendors to avoid such problems.
What will be your
initiatives to accelerate business activities in the region? Any such
activity that you have
As part of our regular
activity, I will definitely work to keep the members up-to-date with
the latest technology and trends. We had recently organized an
exclusive exhibition for the software and telecom industry called
'TechnoSoft 2010' from Oct 8 to 110. 'TehnoSoft 2010' was an unique
exhibition specially targeted to promote the software industry in
South Gujarat region.
What are the welfare
activities you have conducted?
As a part of our regular
activity, blood donation and eye donation camp was organized in the
month of July. We are also planning to provide computer training to
few village schools students and donate computers to the school as a
part of charity.
What were the key
achievements for your association in the year 2010?
We have resolved a major
issue of Channel, in terms of illegal software problem, organized a
motivational seminar 'change before its too late' wherein the key
speaker was Aslam Charaniya. We have also conducted an exclusive
software & telecom exhibition.
What is your roadmap
for business acceleration activities and events in your region?
Our flagship event IT EXPO
2011, which is in its 15th year, is planned from Feb 4 to
7, 2011. It is the biggest ever exhibition in entire Gujarat. It is
planned to be organized at the Vanita Vishram Ground, which is the
most popular and most easily reachable ground. Total exhibition area
is 4,20,000 sq ft with more than 180 exhibitors. During this event we
have planned for an exclusive dome named 'enterprise solutions dome',
to showcase the latest technology and products related to enterprise
solution and another dome named 'gamer's zone', wherein the public
can feel live 3D games. We are also arranging for a seminar on
'national e-governance' in association with Gujarat Government during
the IT Expo 2011.