TCS unveils cloud-computing solution in Karnataka

March 12th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, March 11 (IANS) Global software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Friday unveiled cloud-based computing solution iON for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Karnataka.

Covering the entire spectrum of business process for SMBs, the integrated solution will be available on pay-per-use basis, which eliminates capital investment in IT or hiring talent for operating the systems.

“iON provides on-demand business solutions using the scalable cloud computing technology. Using a pay-per-use business model, the software product helps SMBs leverage technology solutions as a key business differentiator,” TCS global head V. Ramaswamy told reporters here during a product demo.

As a one-stop solution, iON enables SMBs to meet their needs spanning human resources, finance, inventory, domain-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and basic applications such as e-mail, document management and website services.

“iON will enhance India’s global competitiveness by giving 35 million Indian SMBs access to simple-to-use and scalable technology tools. SMBs can use the product to build their business advantage and compete on the global stage,” Ramaswamy said.

To provide SMBs with seamless service, iON has created an eco-system of 90 cloud service partners across the country. Its industry solutions are available for manufacturing, textiles education, retail, quick service restaurants, wellness and professional services.

Karnataka has 500,000 SMBs, employing about four million people. Besides Bangalore, other SMB hubs are located in Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Bijapur, Belgaum and Hassan.

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