VAIT elects new team

DQC Bureau
New Update


May 14th 2007


The fifth annual election of Vellore Association for Information Technology (VAIT)

was held recently. The new office bearers for the term 2007-08 include C Suresh

Babu, President; J Prakash, VP; SR Ramesh, Secretary; Anandakumar, Joint

Secretary and VN Dhanasekaran, Treasurer. "We are all set to create a new

chapter in the history of VAIT. The new team would work towards grooming the

individual (reseller) in business acumen, financial management, credit handling,

personality development, and human resource. VAIT will strive to take Vellore to

the next level in IT business," said Babu.

VAIT has retained three persons from the previous year's team. However, they
were given new profiles, except for Dhanasekaran who will remain the Treasurer

for the second term.

VAIT claims to have had a key role in growing the IT business in Vellore in

the last five years. "Vellore was once a neglected market (by

vendors/distributors) and Chennai resellers dominated the business here.

Customers from Vellore preferred to buy products from Chennai, citing price

difference, authorized relationship status, offerings (choice) in the market and

service support, among others. But today, Vellore is tapping local opportunities

as well as acting as a hub to nearby markets. This was made possible due to the

active role of VAIT," he added.

VAIT is looking at building a strong channel organization with single-man

driven reseller shops in Vellore. "Business is growing and opportunities

are expanding. Resellers should also gear-up to meet future demands. This needs

sound business knowledge and management skills. VAIT will fulfill that need by

offering quality training programs, on various aspects of business, to all its

members," said Ramesh.

Another major focus this year would be on entertainment. "Business and

fun should go hand-in-hand. Keeping this in mind, VAIT has decided to organize

monthly outings and family entertainment programs for its members. In fact, our

first general meeting is going to take place in Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh,

next week," said Anandakumar.