Wyse sees profit in bridging the digital divide, by John Ribeiro

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Thin client computing vendor Wyse Technology has identified applications for bridging the digital divide as a new key market opportunity, according to an executive of the San Jose, California, company.

The company announced Thursday that it is part of a consortium that is piloting in India a platform for the delivery of services to rural areas around its thin client technology.

“It is a significant market opportunity for us, but it is too early however to say what percentage of our revenues will come from digital divide projects,” Tarkan Maner, chief marketing officer of Wyse told reporters Thursday in Bangalore, India.

The pilot project, which started in Anekal, a village in the Karnataka state of the country, is one of several similar initiatives planned by Wyse in the Middle East, Latin America, and some countries in Europe, Maner said.
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Source: IDG News Service