Dell EMC eyes Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and mobile to increase market share
The government’s JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, mobile) trinity isn’t just bringing about a revolution in the lives of citizens at the bottom of the pyramid by using digital technologies. It is also opening up new business opportunities and ensuring a healthier bottom line for firms holding up this mammoth digital infrastructure. One such IT firm that hopes to ride on the JAM juggernaut and boost its fortunes is Dell EMC. Despite Dell EMC reporting an operating loss of $1.5 billion globally for the first quarter after the two companies merged, the India operations is looking to capitalise on the JAM initiative to strengthen its position in the domestic market and increase market share. “As of today, as per analysts, overall information technology (IT) industry (including hardware, software, and storage along with mobility services) is estimated at $75 billion in 2017. This is primarily because Digital India will ride on JAM, and thus mobile devices and services will also become important,” said Rajesh Janey, president and managing director, India Enterprise at Dell EMC. Though Dell EMC is not present in the mobility space, it sees a role in mobility sector by enabling IT infrastructure.