India isn’t a newly discovered land that needs an introduction, or is it? Here’s a brief introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the country!
Home to the second largest population in the world, India is recognized for its diversity in religion, culture and demographics. It’s an up-and-coming economy that’s quickly becoming a world power. It’s a country that looks towards the future – embracing big businesses such as Infosys, Tata and Reliance. Communities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore have grown into cosmopolitan cities, and today more young Turks than ever before are ready to take on the entrepreneurial world!
Being in the IT business, this introduction would be incomplete without mentioning outsourcing, something we keep harping on day-in and day-out. So here it goes…
It started back in the 1990s…
The industry in India was given a huge impetus by the government extending its support by encouraging private participation and liberalizing the economic policies. Spearheaded by the new economic reforms, our service sector grew rapidly as the economy opened up to the world. This put India on a fast track to success, given the strides made by the country in the business, technological and social sectors.
Are we there yet? Nah! India is just warming up. The fact that more and more Indian businesses breaking into the Forbes elite lists every year is a testament of our collective perseverance, technological ingenuity and the democratic fabric of this country.
Who can match that combination? No one – not even China.
You call it “Outsourcing to India” we believe that it’s “Competitive Advantage India”
With the onset of outsourcing in ITES/BPO sectors towards the end of last millennium, India worked up the ladder to become a premier destination for outsourcing business. Riding high on the skilled manpower base, India has achieved a competitive advantage now acknowledged around the world.
What’s this competitive advantage that keeps India afloat when economies across the world have fizzled out? Here are a few things that work in our favour:
- Focus on innovative technologies and faster adaptability to business requirements
- Largest pool of skilled manpower in the world
- Large English speaking population
- High-end infrastructure on par with global standards
- Focused on quality
- Faster turnaround times and 24×7 access
- Positive economic policies encouraging FDI
- Friendly tax structure
Contributing and driving India’s technical prowess are cities like Chandigarh, where Net Solutions is based.
Chandigarh – The Retraite Urbaine, says Time Magazine
Sobriquet City Beautiful, Chandigarh – the first planned city post-independence and home to about a million people, Chandigarh was designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. Legislatively given the status of “Union Territory,” the city serves as a capital to twin North Indian states. Chandigarh is situated in close proximity to the national capital, New Delhi. The city is well connected via multi-lane roads, railways and airlines with other major destinations in the country. The two nearest international airports to Chandigarh are located in New Delhi and Amritsar.
A peek at international and national recognition conferred on the city:
- Time Magazine recently rated Chandigarh as one of the 15 best cities in the ‘Best of Asia 2009′ defining it as an ‘Urban Retreat’. In fact, it’s so well liked within in India that it’s a retirement destination for many people!
- A recent Global Services Survey conducted by Cyber Media ranks Chandigarh 9th in the top 50 cities identified globally as Emerging Outsourcing and IT Services Destinations.
- The city has topped the list of States and Union Territories in India with the highest per capita income in the country for five consecutive years. And we’re going to do that again!
In contrast to this pulsating growth, our city’s atmosphere is calm and serene. The city famous for the Rock Garden and Sukhna Lake also boasts restaurants serving traditional and international fare to delight a gourmet – along with the finest ale to wash it down!