Mid Day

Speaking to the cyber swami

(This was published on Friday, 20th August 2004 in ‘Pune Diary’, the supplement of ‘Mid Day’ by Mansi Kelkar)

A BE Computers and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), this young man has the distinction of having pointed out errors in their services to VSNL, which led the company to rework their services.

Now having taken over his competitor, Alpha Sapience Services Private Limited (ASSPL), Ashish Annachhatre is all set to expand the services that he offers to his clients. Primarily involved in web hosting, domain name registration and corporate mailing solutions, Internet Swami will now, with the infrastructure, expertise and clients, provide total Internet solutions.

Talking about the Internet and technology in India, says Ashish, “Internet technology in India is at very nascent stage and requires to mature and grow. Also technology infracture and research and development is expensive, and hence, not very well developed. With the industry developed in USA, people find it easier to host their websites on servers that are based there.”

On the area of Internet security that is gaining prominence today says Ashish, “Today, a majority of the websites from India are hackable and security is a growing concern for people. This situation will improve over the years as the industry grows and matures.”

On the future of the industry, he said that scope for growth was tremendous, but some infrastructure requirements like faster connectivity and broadband, if catered to, would help in a speedy rate of growth.