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ITC Infotech set to focus on green IT
Business Standard - 29 Jan 2009

With two third of carbon footprint globally coming from computing power, ITC Infotech, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Limited is focusing on green IT in its future plans.

Given the amount of outsourced IT solutions and services to the company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in the UK and US, ITC Infotech will be investing into green IT and enterprise performance management.

"While it is quite premature to put a number but we intend to invest a lot on green IT for next few years. It is quite alarming that two third of global carbon footprint comes from computing power. Moreover, two third of global sourcing comes to India. In such a scenario, if we need to progress, we will have to focus on green IT and consume less energy to stay ahead," said Sanjiv Puri, managing director of ITC Infotech.

The company will be setting up design data centres and virtualisation centres for optimising energy utilisation for its clients. The company offers solutions across five key verticals including banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), retail, manufacturing, travel, tourism and hospitality, and media to global clients in North America and Europe, apart from servicing the ITC Group companies in India. "Around 60 per cent of our revenue comes from Europe," said Puri.

With rapid expansion in its portfolio of solutions across the European and US markets, ITC Infotech is scaling up its capacity in Bangalore and Kolkata by 10-15 per cent. "Every year we open new units or enter newer markets which requires continuous expansion of capacity at our Indian units," added Puri. For instance, having commenced since 2007, ITC Infotech already employs over 3,000 professionals at is 37 acre wide campus at Bangalore.

Refusing to divulge revenue figures, Puri said that the company had doubled its turnover in 2007-08 and had grown by 60 per cent in the first half of the fiscal 2008-09 as compared to the corresponding period last fiscal.

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