Nagraj Prabhu, Owner, Yash IT Solutions
What are the prominent challenges faced by the IT resellers in Panaji? Nagraj Prabhu: E Commerce is the major challenge which has severely impacted the channel ecosystem. The second major challenge is declining demand for assembled PCs. The assembled PC market is on the verge of shut down in Panaji. Consumer’s growing inclination towards branded PCs and narrow difference in the price have made it difficult for the assemblers to sustain in the market. The demand for assembled PCs is declining day by day. Earlier, assemblers used to assemble nearly 500-600 machines every day. Today, the number has come down to almost 150 machines.
The government of Goa has recently published a policy draft on the IT policy? What are resellers’ expectations from the government for betterment of the IT business?
Nagraj Prabhu: We feel that the policy should be draft taking into consideration the interest of hundreds of IT professionals in Goa. The locals should get the benefits under the policy and they should get a fair chance to do business. We feel that while pulling investment in the IT sector from outside, the government needs to ensure that it will not hamper the interest of local public.