Ernakulam, Sep 6: The All Kerala IT Dealers Association (AKITDA) had recently conducted their state convention here at a private club where they discussions related to forming a special co-operative society model for IT products were mooted. Hibi Eden, Member of Legislative Assembly of Ernakulam was the Chief Guest. HP was the principal sponsor of the event.
The association had their annual meet where members across the state participated. During the meeting, the newly elected members were introduced to the members across the state. The whole-day event had members participation across the state and presented various activities of the association and the road ahead.
Competition and solutions:
While speaking on the public discussion, the members raised concerns over the emerging e-players, including the newly-launched home-grown e-players. To compete over the e-players, the association sought the need for a co-operative society model, where all the members will work as one forum in terms of procurement so as to tackle the e-competition. The proposed new model might allow the channel partners get thick margins and the collective collaboration among the members will help the association discuss with the vendors on a better note. Also, the association has launched a revised service tariff across the state and requested the members to stick on to the new charges and avoid cost-cutting in the service divisions.
Speaking on the event, P.G.Suresh also stressed for the need for having uniform service tariff across the state. Suresh said that the Government should give importance for the home-grown association members and consider them as an advisory body when it comes to implementation of IT across the state. He also acknowledged that the members in the AKITDA are better than anyone when it comes to any statewide implementation of any projects.
Other than the key sessions, there were cultural programme round the day from various association members across the state. Also, the advertisers also exhibited their stalls in the event venue where all the latest products were displayed.
The entire arrangement for the event was handled by AKITDA Ernakulam unit.