Xenolith Technologies, an IT solution and services company, is making huge investments in the open source technology, fired by a desire to lead the trend of accelerating growth in adoption of this technology in the domestic and overseas market. Xenolith has already initiated some strategic moves in building this capability. The company has started taking galloping strides in developing various applications for its customers on open source technology platform.
Xenolith is on the path to revolutionize the rural scenario through the introduction of a dedicated Rural Portal with Sahaj, a leading rural services provider holding one of the largest IT backed network of outlets in Rural India. This will bring together a host of services, opportunities and information for the hitherto not so privileged rural consumers. Most e-commerce platforms meet the needs of an urban consumer, though around 40% of the business in the online space comes from consumers in Tier II and Tier III cities. This introduction would act as a giant step towards bridging the digital gap between urban and rural populace.
The primary objective of the rural portal is to render access to various information and communication technology (ICT) enabled informative and e-Commerce Services to Rural Citizens enhancing their livelihood opportunities and facilitating better local governance. The portal would enable the rural communities to access information and services in diverse segments namely education, health, employment, matrimony, astrology, news, utility services, weather forecasts and government services. The portal would also ensure people networking and sharing information over the first ever rural social network platform in the country. Apart from opening up a host of opportunities, this portal shall emphasize e-enablement through a bouquet of relevant services.
Xenolith would meanwhile also leverage its Open Source Technology capability to attract overseas customers and has already initiated discussion with partners in Singapore and Mexico. Moreover, Xenolith is also planning to develop a customer portal for a leading NBFC using open source technology platform. In addition to that, Xenolith has started its engagement with one of its leading customers in telecommunication industry and has initiated discussion to provide support for mission critical application using this platform.
Speaking about these new initiatives, Mr. Arup Kumar Gupta, CEO, Xenolith Technologies said, “Keeping in line with Xenolith’s vision of Delivering beyond IT Excellence, this plethora of initiatives that we have undertaken is our way of ushering the future in. With these initiatives we are trying to cut across various strata of consumers, bringing convenience and development to them over an IT platform. We are laying special impetus on rural market, since that is where the future lies.