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HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, maintained its number one position in the Desktop PC segment for the first quarter of 2004. According to the recent IDC report, HCL became the first company in the Indian PC market to cross one lakh unit milestone. HCL leads the market ahead of the two MNCs, with a market share of 13.3 % up from 10.6 % for quarter four of 2003.


Mr George Paul, Vice President – Marketing, HCL Infosystems Limited, said, “The IDC results bear testimony to the consumers increasing confidence in HCL Infosystems to meet their diverse IT needs. We, in turn, have committed ourselves to deliver better value and quality in our products. The recent positive announcements by the government in excise & custom duty reduction on computers have increased the share of branded PCs in India. We have witnessed an increase in the growth on branded PCs”.


Comparing quarter one of 2003 to quarter one of 2004, HCL’s market share increased to 13.3 % from 8.9 %, a whopping growth of 88.5 %. The market share of the nearest MNC was less than 10 %.


In the commercial PC segment, which comprises 67 % of the total Desktop PC market, HCL sold almost 83,000 units. In this segment, HCL’s market share increased from 10.4 % to 15.3 % in the same period last year, while the nearest MNC brand had a market share of only 10.2 %. In this period HCL registered a massive growth of 78 % in market share.


In the consumer PC market HCL registered a growth of 148.4 % for the same period last year. This is the highest growth by any manufacturer in India in this period.


“We have been rated as number one PC manufacturer for the third consecutive year in the commercial PC segment by IDC. The reports from industry experts affirm the vast potential we have to spread the power of computing across the length and breath of the country”, concluded Mr Paul.


HCL Infosystems recently bagged orders for its Enterprise business from Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai; Corporation Bank, Bangalore; Kerala Forestry; LIC, Mumbai; AP Land Records, Hyderabad; Commercial Taxes, Kerala; Tamil Nadu Urban Development Project, Chennai; HARTRON, Chandigarh; Oriental Bank of Commerce, Gujarat Alloys, Tata Teleservices, AP Transport & Blazeflash, Hyderabad. The company also received orders for large System Integration projects from BSNL Chandigarh and the Haryana Police.


The positive announcements by the government in excise & custom duty reduction on computers announced earlier this year will encourage a buyout growth of branded PCs. HCL was the first company to pass on the benefits in terms of a cost reduction to the consumers. The company redefined the price point of the branded PCs in the Indian desktop market by announcing the availability of the EzeeBee range priced below the Rs 15,000 mark. EzeeBee is designed and manufactured to give maximum reliability and compatibility across applications and different operating systems.


HCL recently launched the HCL Beanstalk Neo; which has been specially developed by the company utilizing the latest Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Operating System and Intel’s Hyper Threading technology. This latest product from the HCL stable is available across the country through the company’s channel network.


About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.


HCL Infosystems has direct customer services center across 260+ locations and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.

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