Chennai, India, March 9, 2012: Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ Global Markets: SIFY), a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services in India with global delivery capabilities, on Saturday announced its line-up of activities towards coverage of the Railway Budget and Union Budget on its Finance portal, Sify Finance.
Last year Sify Finance was a preferred destination during the Union Budget.
The focus this year is on simplifying the Budget details for the regular internet user through the integration of visuals and social media applications.
The coverage will include pre- and post-budget analysis with live coverage of both the Railway Budget on March 14 and the Union Budget on March 16, 2012.
Union Budget simplified this year:
- Budget Buzz - An engaging visual application that will highlight Budget announcements that are creating buzz on Twitter
- Infographics - A visual representation of significant data points pertaining to the Budget
- Cartoons - An exclusive daily cartoon created by a popular web-cartoonist, throughout the Budget week
- Live web streaming of the Railway and Union Budget session from the Parliament
- Expert Views -
- Post-budget analysis and opinions from world-renowned economist, Jayati Ghosh, and popular Derivatives expert and author of 'Extreme Money,' Satyajit Das
- Post-budget analysis by CEOs/CFOs from different industry verticals who will provide the corporate perspective
Commenting on the activities planned, Mr. Natesh Mani, President - Commercial & Consumer Business, Sify Technologies, said, "Sify Finance has emerged as a very popular destination for regular investors, with its in-depth analysis and rich insights. For the forthcoming Union Budget, our focus is to simplify coverage of the Budget using graphical representations and social media applications, thereby making it interesting and accessible to all the visitors of Sify.com and various social media communities. The marketing campaign named, "Sifyfythe Budget", is our take on simplifying our communication. As we move forward, we will extend this communication to all the services of the brand."
For Union Budget related news and analysis, log on to www.budget.sify.com.
About Sify Technologies
Sify is among the largest Managed Enterprise, Network and IT Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 710 cities and towns in India.
A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Corporate Enterprise Services, which include Network and IT services, Connectivity, Security, Network management services, Enterprise applications, Hosting and Remote Infrastructure Management Services. Sify is a recognized ISO 9001:2008 certified service provider for network operations, data center operations and customer support, and for provisioning of VPNs, Internet bandwidth, VoIP solutions and integrated security solutions, and ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2005 and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has also built a credible reputation in the emerging Cloud Computing market and is today regarded as a domain leader. Sify has licenses to operate NLD (National Long Distance) and ILD (International Long Distance) services and offers VoIP back haul to long distance subscriber telephony services. The company is also India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services.
As a solutions provider, Software services develops applications and offers services to improve business efficiencies of its current clients and prospective client bases. Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning for-profit, not-for-profit and government institutions, both in India and globally. With our Cable landing station and the partnerships inked with several cable companies globally, we are present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system.
The expanded Commercial and Consumer business addresses the burgeoning demands of the SMB/SOHO community. The business provides a whole host of services for the retail consumer on the Consumer cloud platform. Sify continues to provide broadband connections for home and at public access points. The portal side of the business operates two of the most popular portals in India, Sify.com and Samachar.com. For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com. Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Sify undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.
For a discussion of the risks associated with Sify's business, please see the discussion under the caption "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended March 31, 2011, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and is available by accessing the database maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and Sify's other reports filed with the SEC.
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