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Have An Open Source Success Story To Share? Be There At Open Source India 2013

Calling CIOs and IT heads to share their success stories linked to open source deployments!

Ever wondered how open source technology could help you build a stronger technology foundation, while shrinking your IT budgets? Well, Open Source India 2013 has all the answers for you.

Gone are the days when enterprises feared using open source technology. Times have changed and so have the mindsets of people. From being a niche concept, the open source movement has evolved into a robust philosophy. Businesses today are waking up to the potential of open source software as a viable and robust revenue model, and that explains the large-scale open source software deployments across varied verticals.

Recognising the power of open source technology, India’s largest open source community event–Open Source India 2013–invites all CIOs and IT heads to share their success stories on how open source has helped them scale their ventures and enhance their business’ profitability. Speaking about the initiative, Rahul Chopra, managing director, the EFY Group, said, “Open Source India has been at the forefront of bringing together the open source industry and the community over the last nine years. The 10th edition of OSI this year aims to take this event a notch higher by focusing on the open source ecosystem in Asia, and more specifically, in India. For the first time in the history of this event, we are providing a platform to CIOs and IT heads to share their open source success stories. The idea is to clear the doubts in the minds of those who think that their businesses could be at risk if they resorted to open source technology. Going by the adage that seeing is
believing, we think that these practical examples will help more and more companies to contemplate open source technology as a strong business model.”

One such success story that will be highlighted during the show is that of Cleartrip.com. The popular tourism-based site is totally dependant on open source technology and Sanjeev Sreedharan, vice president, Software Engineering, Cleartrip.com will narrate the firm’s journey to success at the event.

Sreedharan says, “I think such platforms will provide the much needed boost to open source technology, in general. Attendees can get ideas on how to replace expensive proprietary technologies with budget-friendly open source alternatives.” Atul Limited, a Rs 2.2 billion chemical company that charted its way to success through the open source route, will be yet another highlight of the event. Balaranjith T, GM – IT, Atul Limited, who is all set to share the company’s success story, quips, “Open source is a great way to give a fillip to your business while saving money, and our company bears testimony to this fact. We are happy to share our success story with the audience present at Open Source India 2013. We hope our story will motivate more companies to follow suit.”

Interested? There’s more. The 10th edition of Open Source India 2013 will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, at Bengaluru, from November 11 – 13, 2013. The 3-day conference-cum-expo will have tracks ranging from cloud computing and mobile app development to kernel development, Web development, open source databases and FOSS for everyone. In addition, there will be presentations by IT thought leaders, discussions and workshops, and a perfect platform that provides your business with networking opportunities to help you reach out to your target audience. So, if you wish to share your insightful success story at this mega convention, write to us at [email protected]

About Open Source India:

Open Source India (formerly LinuxAsia) started in 2003, with the mission to accelerate open source adoption in Asia, and that has remained its mission even today. A key attribute of Open Source India is that it tries to bridge the gap between the community and the industry. OSI Days is organised by the ‘Forum for Open Source Initiative in India’ (FOSII), in association with Open Source For You magazine, and is backed by the EFY Group of publications. For more information visit https://www.osidays.com.

About EFY Group:

Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread all over the world.

EFY print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India – its mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes – but are also read by techies in other South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Afghanistan.

The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The Group’s online portfolio includes some popular portals like www.electronicsforu.com, www.linuxforu.com, www.efytimes.com, www.electronicsb2b.com and www.eleb2b.com. Besides, the Group manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: www.facebook.com/designelectronics, www.facebook.com/OpenSourceForU and www.facebook.com/Tablets.India.

Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to the readers. The Group’s digital publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio and Magzter.

The Events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of EFY Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers’ Conference, and Open Source India.

The Group’s passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through EFY Tech Centers. The Tech Centers are working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.

The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it’s investing heavily on growing the online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve the goal.

Primary Media Contact : Priyanka Sarkar, [email protected], 91-99-71597700

Secondary Media Contact : Diksha P Gupta, [email protected], 91-17-854520