Insight into CDP‘s allignment with Lenovo
In a candid interaction with the DQ Channels, Nikesh Sakaria, MD, CDP India highlights Lenovo’s contribution in the growth of Redington’s commercial business in India
How did CDP India perform in FY 2016? What were your key growth drivers during the year?
The FY 2015-16 is a milestone in CDP’s history as the year for transformation. It has been the seeding year for introducing our new lines of business software applications and new additions to our services portfolio. The key growth drivers of the year are: • Value based offerings to customers: CDP has leveraged the benefits of FTZs to win new customers and enhance relations with existing customers
Can you elaborate on CDP India’s portfolio of solutions and service offerings?
CDP is an ISO 9001 certified, award winning System Integrator and provider of IT services established since 1991 with its headquarters in Mumbai-India. CDP is one of India’s most trusted IT service provider catering to diverse industry verticals. With a proven portfolio of IT Solutions & Services, CDP has been delivering IT Infrastructure- Products, Services & Solutions and Business Software Solutions to a wide range of industry verticals. It’s ready to deploy product portfolio comprises of turnkey IT Solutions that help new age businesses leverage varied sets of business data and information such as:
• 1MarketView - A state-of-the-art stock market data intelligence system
• 1BizEye – An Enterprise Data Warehousing Solution for Businesses • 1CView- A CRM tool with Unified View for Sales • 1ConsoleView- An Integrated Enterprise IT Systems Management application
Can you explain CDP India’s business alignment with Lenovo? Which Lenovo offerings do you position in the market?
CDP has been associated with Lenovo ever since its inception in India. We have been partners with IBM much before Lenovo took over its ThinkPad line of products. CDP shares a valuable business alignment with Lenovo for both having common interests of being a customer centric organization. This partnership has helped both the organizations grow leaps and bounds and together as a team we have won various projects with multiple customers. CDP positions all the Lenovo offerings that are best suited in the professional industry such as: • Laptops (Lenovo and ThinkPad) • Tablets • Desktops and AIOs • Workstations • Servers, Storage & Networking In addition to the above mentioned product line, CDP is also an Authorized Lenovo Service Provider
What are CDP India’s key focus areas for growth and expansion in FY 2017?
CDP’s focus has been consistently on providing value added services to our customers to give them an edge over their competitors with technology. On the same lines, CDP will focus on the following areas to boost its growth for the FY 2016-17: • Mobility Solutions: CDP will focus on providing turn-key mobility solutions to its customers to enhance their business coverage. With BFSI being our vital target industry, we have customized solutions to enable customers to use eKYC • Business Software Solutions: Unique business software solutions that address the pain points of the customers and enable them to optimize business operations • Leveraging CDP’s robust infrastructure: CDP is currently in its Silver Jubilee Year and with over two decades of experience comes great expertise. CDP aims to utilize its robust infrastructure setup along with its experience to boost our sales.