Chennai-based Vishwak Solutions Pvt Ltd, which is basically into portal
mana-gement and .Net migration, is going aggressive with mobile portals. It is
planning to invest Rs 2 crore for a period of three years as part of this
Speaking on the new ven-ture, Venkata Rangan, CMD of Vishwak TNC (also one
among the 130 Regional Distributors of Microsoft) said that mobile portals are
poised for a leap with the splurge of mobile pho-nes and their powerful netw-ork.
According to Rangan, cellu-lar service providers have to look for alternate
avenues like Value Added Service to gene-rate revenues. General Packet Radio
Service (GPRS) is one such area where they can make added revenue and it is here
that Vishwak is going to pitch in. Vishwak is already into providing solution
for MSN-Hutch tie-up. "I feel that within a decade, there will happen a
convergence of mobile and des-ktop. This doesn’t mean that one will give way
for the other instead the mobile penetration will increase the penetration of
the desktops," said Rangan.
Vishwak is on the verge of closing down a deal for mo-bile portals with a
leading MNC call center based out of Bangalore. Rangan was not ready to divulge
with the det-ails of the deal citing non-dis-closure agreement.
"For mobile portals, we will be focusing on medium and large size
enterprises and we expect 1/3rd of our revenue to come from this segment,"
he added. Meanwhile, Vishwak recorded a turnover of Rs 3 crore from its portal
manage-ment business where it is providing solutions both for public and
"Since ROI is very important, corporate are looking seriously at portal
services," he added. According to him, where com-panies are struggling with
the complexity of their existing technology landscape, a portal helps simplify
this complexity by providing a consolidated view to access all of the content
and services users need, thro-ugh one, customized interface.
In portal management, Vishwak has bagged two major orders though the detail
of the deal is yet to be disclosed. One happens to be a European oil firm and
the other project has been signed with a Fortune 10 company, where Vishwak will
be handling its entire portal management for a period of nine to 12 months.
Chennai (CyberMedia News Service)