The ongoing emphasis of the government towards digital India and make in India has got great potential for the channel community as well.
Digital India Week launched by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 1st July, 2015 was aims at encouraging people’s involvement towards digital enablement and creating awareness among them. This can open up a number of opportunities on enabling networking, communications and most importantly designing digital solutions – for the solution providers and system integrators as well as the overall channel community in India.
Digital India has been envisioned as an ambitious umbrella programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It comprises of various initiatives under the single programme each targeted to prepare India for becoming a knowledge economy and for bringing good governance to citizens through synchronized and co-ordinated engagement of the entire Government.
This programme has been envisaged and coor-dinated by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in collaboration with various Central Ministries/Departments and State overnments. The Prime Minister as the Chairman of Monitoring Committee on Digital India, activities under the Digital India initiative is being carefully monitored. All the existing and ongoing e-Governance initiatives have been revamped to align them with the principles of Digital India.
Independent Software Vendors or ISVs from various parts of the country can come forward to create innovative applications that can be integrated with the ‘Digital India’ initiative and create more value for themselves on the long run.
More than anything else, these initiatives by the government can go a long way towards encouraging on creation of digital infrastructure which can be of great benefit for the channel ecosystem in the country. And of course local manufacturing in India can surely catapult the partner profitability to the next level. So Digital India is a good thing happening for channel, lets wait and watch.
Dinesh Shyam Sukha