Alfresco Expands to India, Building On Momentum in the Region

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The opportunity in the region is remarkable, and we’re eager to deliver all the benefits of the leading open platform for content management to businesses and partners in the region.

Alfresco, the open platform for social content management, today announced major investments in a formal expansion to India. Based on rapidly growing demand in the region for Alfresco’s technology and momentum across the globe, the company has hired new senior staff to bolster and grow the company’s presence in India.

The India market, as a result of its growing software service businesses, has shown significant interest in Alfresco’s open source ECM software. Company leadership identified the regions as the next major strategic market that will help propel growth in the coming months and years.

India boasts a fast growing midmarket customer base, interest in commercial open source models, and growing traction around social content management solutions, all of which play to Alfresco’s commercial open source model, which allows partners to adopt and implement enterprise class solutions at lower cost with faster returns on investment.

“We’re very excited to announce the formal expansion of our global presence into India,” said John Powell, CEO of Alfresco. “We’re investing heavily to extend our offering to the growing Indian software services market. The opportunity in the region is remarkable, and we’re eager to deliver all the benefits of the leading open platform for content management to businesses and partners in the region.”

The enterprise content management market in India saw growth percentages in the double digits this year. Furthermore, large and medium sized Indian systems integrators have already implemented Alfresco solutions in both public sector government entities as well as many private sector organizations. Their interest and growing practice around the Alfresco Enterprise Edition will fuel newer deployments across major industry verticals such as Manufacturing, Retail and the Public Sector.

To spearhead the expansion, the company also announced the hire of Vivek Pai as Country Head - India at Alfresco. Pai will be responsible for developing Alfresco’s brand, partner network and Enterprise business in the Indian market. Prior to Alfresco, Pai spent 8 years in various sales and marketing roles at IBM, including Country Manager – Sales for Lotus Software. Prior to IBM, Pai held posts at Symantec, Xerox and Ricoh.

For more information on Alfresco, please visit http://www.alfresco.com/.

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About Alfresco

Alfresco is the open platform for social content management. With over 2,220 customers in 55 countries, Alfresco is the world’s most trusted open platform for highly scalable, enterprise-class content management. Boasting over 250 partners, a vibrant open source community, and customers including Home Depot, Michelin and the New York Philharmonic, the Alfresco ecosystem is driving innovation across the globe.

For more information, visit http://www.alfresco.com, or follow Alfresco on Twitter.

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