Acer in India Education Project

Acer in India Education Project

Acer India expects to earn revenue of Rs 625 crore from the education space in FY2011-12. Said S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India, "Despite the uncertainty in the market, education is one segment which remains unaffected. The segment has helped us grow manifold because we are one of the steady suppliers of PCs to all the top states such as Gujarat, Assam, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Goa."

Acer's ambitious plans would be catapulted by the many projects that the company is currently working on. Some of Acer's recent deals, which are either on the verge of completion or under execution, include the one for Gujarat Informatics to which it will supply desktops for the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan project to computerize 15,000 schools.

Acer will also supply around 2 lakh notebooks (out of the total of 912,000 notebooks) for the tender bid called for by the Electronic Corporation of Tamil Nadu.

Another project for the Assam government will include the supply of 10,000 notebooks for free distribution to meritorious school students.

Added Rajendran, "We have also won a Maharashtra state ICT project to supply 10,000 desktops. Further, we have contracts with Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan."

"In the private sector, we are closely working with education services providers to offer smart classroom solutions with our entire bouquet of products including PCs, projectors, display and tablets," added Rajendran.

Acer has beefed up its post-sales support to include a multilingual toll-free support. "We have added two regional languages—Gujarati and Tamil and plan to add more languages for students to get local support," Rajendran stated.

He said that in the top 15 cities Acer has scaled up its warranty support to 24x7 which is not a norm in the IT industry.

CRN, Jan 2, 2012

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