Sify

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SifyLogo.png
Type: Public
Industry: Information Technology and Services
Founded: 1998
Founder(s): Rajasekhar Ramaraj
Headquarters: II Floor, Tidel Park No.4,

Canal Bank Road Taramani
Chennai 600 113

Country: India
Businesses: Sify Software Limited

Sify Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.,
Sify International Inc.

Products: Games, Food

Mail, Shopping
Portfolio Manager, eLearning

Employees: 1001-5000
Revenue: $128 million(2006-07), $50.73 million(June 2011)
Website: Sify, SifyCorp
Facebook: Sify
LinkedIn: Sify
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@sifydotcom
Key People
Raju Vegesna, CEO

M. Vijay Kumar, CFO
Pranesh Babu, CTO
C. Suri, COO
David Appasamy, CCO
Pijush Kanti Das, President of Corporate Affairs
Natesh Mani, President of Consumer Infrastructure Services
Bhaskar Sayyaparaju, President of International Business
P. J. Nath, Executive President of Enterprise Solutions
C. R. Rao, Vice President & Head of HR and Administration
Ramesh S, Product Manager

Sify Technologies Ltd. is a well known ICT solutions provider in India. It is the largest Indian community providing news, business solutions, shopping, sports, movies, vedic astrology, food, audio and video conferencing solutions and web development to its customers. It also provides Internet services including broadband, WiFi, cybercafes, security over the net and mailing services to its customers.[1] Sify directly competes with some really well-known companies, including Reliance, Tata Indicom, MCI, AT&T, Bharti BT, In.com, Google, Indiatimes.com and Yahoo.co.in.[2]

The ICANN Board has had members coming from the Sify Board of Directors;[3] the Founder and longtime CEO of Sify, Rajasekhar Ramaraj, is currently serving his second term on the ICANN Board, he was originally selected by the 2006 NomCom, with his tenure being renewed in 2009. He is to serve through 2012.[4]

History

The term Sify was coined from Satyam Infoway Ltd. Sify started providing Internet services immediately after it went public. The company has earned a reputation for leading development of basic Internet services in India. By providing corporate connectivity services in 1998, Sify became the first Indian company to use TCP/IP network structure. Later on, it introduced dial up, broadband and wireless to become first ISP in the country. Sify is the first IVPN service provider in India, and also the first to set up ATM framework and provide services for Multi-Protocol Label Switching MPLS. It now runs over 3000 cybercafes and 1227 operational e-ports across the country and provides its IT, networking and software services at all levels, be it for enterprise or individual.[5]

Subsidiaries

Sify Software Limited, Sify Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., and Sify International Inc. are its wholly owned businesses. Besides these Sify runs online portals like www.sify.com, www.samachar.com and www.sifymax.in. It also offers e-learning software for its customers.[6]

Awards and Achievments

  • Sify was placed at number 13 in Dataquest 's Top 20 Best Employers survey in India.[7]
  • It has the honor of being the first Indian Internet company to be listed on the Nasdaq National Market in the US.[8]
  • It is rated in top 5 IT, ITES and ICT companies in the User Choice Club 2010 survey of India.[9]
  • In October, 2000, Sify was voted the ‘Company of the Year’ at the Silicon India Annual Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference in San Jose, California, USA.[10]
  • Fortune magazine selected Sify as one of the world's ten hot technology companies to watch out for in its December, 2000 issue.[11]

Since its incorporation Sify has won quite a few awards. It has been consistently showing up for Brandon Hall awards since 2006.[12]

Extrenal Links

Complete List of Officers On Reuters

References

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