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NIIT teams up with Sun Microsystems to accelerate dotcom readiness

NIIT, the $ 206 million e-Business Solutions Corporation, has teamed up with $14.2 billion Sun Microsystems to accelerate India's dotcom readiness by jointly capitalising on their respective core competencies. An agreement to this effect was signed by Arvind Thakur, director and president of NIIT's Software Business and Lionel Lim, vice-president and managing director, Sun Microsystems, South Asia in Delhi recently

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NIIT, the $ 206 million e-Business Solutions Corporation, has teamed up with $14.2 billion Sun Microsystems to accelerate India's dotcom readiness by jointly capitalising on their respective core competencies. An agreement to this effect was signed by Arvind Thakur, director and president of NIIT's Software Business and Lionel Lim, vice-president and managing director, Sun Microsystems, South Asia in Delhi recently.
This relationship will help customers source premier e-Integration solutions by drawing on the combined strengths of the two partners. This tie-up brings together Sun's leading technologies, architecture and consulting experience, while NIIT will bring in its SEI-CMM Level 5 assessed software development processes and wide experience of offering e-Business solutions.
Speaking about the tie-up Thakur, said, "Innovations in information technology and emergence of Internet and e-Commerce is transforming the way the world operates. In India e-Commerce business is growing by almost 500 per cent every year. As per the IDC (International Data Corporation) estimates, by the year 2003, the worldwide transactions of e-Commerce will go up to $13.1 trillion. There is a huge opportunity lying ahead of us, which can be made real by providing the right solutions."
Speaking to the media, Lim said, "Sun Microsystems and NIIT share a synergy to provide a unique collaborative environment to develop premier e-commerce solutions for the Net economy. We aim to create and lead new models of commerce by drawing on Sun Microsystems' extensive global enterprise computing experience and NIIT's core competencies in e-business solutions."
NIIT has acquired extensive experience of offering systems integration solutions over the last several years to customers in India and Asia Pacific region. The company brass hopes that this experience will play a significant role in creating exceptional solutions using Sun's Internet technologies that work best for customers.
The partners will also set up competency centers with the objective of providing dotcom competency where end-user solutions can be evaluated, developed and tested.
These centers will address both industry and horizontal solutions. NIIT, will extensively use portal development tools and a range of products from Sun including Solaris, Java, Jini as well as the iPlanet range of products to create state-of-the-art e-business solutions in both "Business to Business" and "Business to Consumer" areas.
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