Digital India: Intel keen to Partner Digital India


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MUMBAI: Global computer chip-maker Intel is looking to leverage on India’s digital initiatives. The company is partnering several Indian states in their digitalisation efforts with a focus on about 10 States.

“Intel’s technology leadership makes it an exclusive expert in delivering end-to-end solutions which are vital for Digital India”  Srinivas Tadigadapa, Director – Enterprise Solutions, Intel South Asia, said while addressing media roundtable on Intel’s roadmap to a Digital India.

“Intel’s blue print for Digital India is based on the three pillars of digital infrastructure, which includes data centre and Internet of Things (IoT), clients, devices services and importantly capacity building, which will come out with digital education. We will work with large system integrators to implement it”

IndiaCSR Awards Logo (3)The challenges for Digital India were that all-India household PC penetration was at 17 per cent and Internet penetration was at 15 per cent. Further, smartphone penetration was around 10 per cent, tablet penetration at around 1 per cent and broadband penetration at around 5 per cent, Tadigadapa said.

Satish Jadhav, Director – IoT, Embedded Sales Group, Intel South Asia said IoT was one of its fastest growing businesses for Intel. “We are bullish and focused on industrial, transportation and energy on the whole and from the India perspective, retail and e-governance are also important”

Intel is targeting the creation of 5 million digitally literate Indians by December 2015. For that, it has created activity charts to make learning more relevant to rural areas and to provide app-based learning.

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