Intel provides “Double Impact” for resellers
Posted by egovindia on August 5, 2006
|Intel provides “Double Impact” for resellers|
|The Intel-CIOL event series empowers channels with knowledge of financing options and technology|
|Saturday, August 05, 2006|
BANGALORE: The first leg of the “Double Impact series” for the channel community, organized by Intel in association with CIOL, got off to a start in Bangalore on August 4. The series helps channel partners in learning about finance options available for end-customers and also the technology advantages of Intel’s new path-breaking Core 2 Duo processors.
Kicking off the proceedings, Anil Kumar R, vice president, CIOL, urged channels to leverage technology and the web to reach out to opportunities in rural areas.
Frank Gens, senior director, research at IDC, said, “Around 49 per cent of the IT spend comes from small and medium businesses. Channels need to look at ways of growing their base in rural areas and tapping more opportunities.”
ICICI Bank officials provided an overview of financing options available for SMBs to buy IT assets. “We have seen financing available for everything today and in some cases manufacturers make sure financing is arranged even before the launch of a product. But IT products on the other hand have not taken off in a big way. We have decided to bridge this gap and make it easy for customers to buy,” said Sanjay Agarwal, DGM, ICICI Bank.
ICICI offers loans of Rs 15 lakh and above for end-customers. Financing is available for almost all kinds of IT assets with easy documentation and quick processing. The bank expects 80 per cent of its Rs 2000 crore office equipment sales target to come from IT products, said Pankaj, product head, ICICI.
Prakash Bagri, president, OEM business, Intel India, provided an in-depth view on Intel’s latest watershed product- the Core 2 Duo. “The new processor offers a 40 per cent performance and energy efficiency boost compared to other processors. It is ideal for multitasking situations that requires use of multiple applications running on the system,” he said.
More than a hundred Bangalore-based resellers attended the event. The Double Impact series will also be held in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai in August.
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