Thiruvananthapuram, June 18(BPNS)
Even after the Covid -19 has its adverse effects on the state’s economy, it has not reduced Kerala becoming as the preffered destination of international Information Technology Companies.
Most of the IT companies are now shifting their focus to tier -11 cities in the country and several companies have already expressed their interests to set up space in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram IT Parks.
Already, IT giant IBM has started recruitment in Kochi for starting a development centre, which would be the first such facility in the state. IBM also has plans to start such a centre in the capital.
US-based AgiliteGroup, a global IT consulting company focusing on Big Data, AI and analytics, too is opening its new development centre in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, and planning to hire 500 professionals within a year. The firm, which has centres in Mumbai and Hyderabad, chose Thiruvananthapuram next due to the strategic advantage it offers for scaling up in the post-pandemic work culture.
Several big companies are planning to set up offices in the upcoming Taurus Embassy tech zone in Technopark Phase-III as well. The proposed research hub and development centre of TCS at Technocity is also a feather in the cap of the state’s IT sector. The positive trend has brought a new lease of life for many graduates and engineers in the state as it will generate employment in their home state.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who holds the IT portfolio, had earlier said the IT revolution has been in progress in the state for over 30 to 45 years now and the state continues to be at the forefront of modern technological advances.