With the launch of TCS iON, TCS is now in fray with the global majors to provide hosted IT-as-a-service (ITaaS) to Indian SMBs and hopefully target global SMBs in next 12-18 months.
iON provides best-in-class, on-demand business solutions using the very latest in scalable cloud computing technology. It has been developed to deliver IT in the third generation service model to SMBs. Using a pay-per-use business model, iON helps SMBs leverage world-class technology solutions as a key business differentiator. It removes the need for SMBs to invest in IT assets or retain scarce IT talent.
iON addresses the entire spectrum of an SMB’s technology needs, which range from business solutions like HR, finance, inventory, sophisticated domain-based ERP solutions to basic applications like email, document management and website services. iON is pre-configured with hardware, network and software bundled together and backed by business, technical and consulting services.
“iON will enhance India’s global competitiveness by giving 35 million Indian SMBs access to world-class, simple-to-use and scalable technology tools. SMBs can use the power of iON to build their business advantage and compete on the global stage,” said N Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TCS, and Chief Architect, iON.
TCS already has 135 customers in India and plans to add 1000 in the next one year with a goal to achieve about US$1 billion in revenue over five years from iON.