Data centre to be set up in India

Chennai, Feb 24 (PTI): Backed by exponential growth,Singapore-based market research firm Speak Asia Online willset up a data centre in India in future, a top companyofficial said here today.

The company, engaged in conducting online research for itsclientele in India, has two data centres in Singapore.

However, with a "decent" growth predicted in India, they wouldrequire a data centre in India, Speak Asia Online ChiefMarketing Officer Vivek Gautam said.

"Yes we need to (set up a data centre) given the growth wehave ", he told reporters here.

However, the company would first set up its corporateoffice in India as a subsidiary and set up the data centrethrough this, he said.

"First we need to establish our office here. After that wemay require to install the data centre in India", he said.

he described the data centres in Singapore as data "farms"as huge databases were stored there.

Gautam said the company currently has over four lakhconsumers in India who participate in the survey. "In UttarPradesh alone we have about 1.7 lakh consumers. But in TamilNadu we have just 1,500 (consumers)", he said.

With increasing customer base the company expects to"double" customer base by March 2011. "Target is by next yearwe should have two million (20 lakh) customers", he said.

Besides having a presence in India and Singapore, thecompany has a dominant position in Asia.It also plans to enterChina, Philippines and Bangladesh market through the onlinemodel, he said.

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