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|March 11, 1998||
Lotus India will become a 100 per cent subsidiary of its US parent.Lotus India, the India branch office of the US based Lotus Development International Corporation may soon be upgraded to the status of a 100 per cent subsidiary.
Lotus Development is now a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Corporation.
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board recently gave Lotus the green signal to set up its second branch office in Bombay. That followed a similar permission for the opening of their Delhi liaison office weeks earlier.
"Our focus right now is to provide allied services under one overall umbrella. Apart from field service support and educational services, we would emphasis on technical support to our clients in India," maintain Lotus officials.
Lotus has unveiled a set of business productivity applets built specifically for the network-computing environment called 'eSuite'. Incidentally, this solution was formerly code named Kona. It allows corporations to gain control of desktop computing environment and subsequently build powerful Internet, intranet and extranet applications.
While the eSuite Workplace software includes a word processor, email, Web browsing, spreadsheet, calendar, chart, presentation graphics and address books, the 'applets' are touted to be small fast and modular, which can be loaded quickly on demand from a server.
"We are starting with an estimated introductory price of Rs 2,058 per user through the company's volume pricing programme," said a Lotus officer.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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