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EMC also pitching for smart city projects in India

EMC, the world’s largest IT storage company, is in also in the reckoning for developing smart city projects in India, offering their services to the central and state governments, reported Infotechlead.

 

EMC, the world’s largest IT storage company, is in also in the reckoning for developing smart city projects in India, offering their services to the central and state governments, reported Infotechlead.

 

“We have already completed a health project for a state government to make hospitals smart and to provide real time information to the government for taking appropriate decision,” Rajesh Janey, president, EMC India and Saarc, told visiting Indian journalists to the EMC world annual conference.

 

The project was done for Telengana, the newest state in India. “We are talking to the central governments as well as state authorities to offer the hardware and software to make cities smart,” Janey said.


The Narendra Modi government had announced an initiative to develop 100 smart cities in India, with initial funds of Rs.7,000 crore being allocated for the project by the central government, though very little was actually spent. The project would be implemented by state governments or city councils.

 

EMC and Dell had announced a $67 billion merger in October, making it the largest tech marriage in history. The merger is awaiting some regulatory approvals and is likely to be completed between June and October, according to the team set up to work out the logistics of two tech giants coming together.

 

EMC has set up a division on smart cities, whereby they offer services for collating data from health services, traffic, police, power infrastructure, municipalities, weather division, transport and government services and providing intelligent information for better decision making. Also, the interface with citizens and those who seek services would become much easier, officials said.

 

According to Janey, the basic modules which the global company is now projecting to cities in various parts of the world, including Dubai, was made in Bengaluru by Indian software engineers. Janey said that EMC International had thrown up demand and the engineers in India came up with an effective solution which was adopted by the multinational.

 

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