HCL Infosystems

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HCL Infosystems Limited is an India-based distribution and information technology (IT) services and solutions company.[1] The Company operates through the segments, including Hardware Products and Solutions, Services, Distribution and Learning. The Company's product portfolio includes IT and System Integration services, digitally enabled Learning and Career Development solutions, and Distribution of technology and mobility products. The Company's Distribution business includes Consumer Distribution and Enterprise Distribution. The Company's Services business includes Enterprise Services and Consumer Services. The Company's services include data centre services, security services, cloud services and network services, among others. The Company's solutions include System Integration services, National identity and authentication services, Infrastructure solutions and services, and Financial Inclusion. The Company's HCL Learning offers DigiSchool, MyEduWorld and Career Development Centers.[2]

HCL Infosystems has a wide range of products and services such as IT products, solutions and related services, which include PCs, servers, imaging, voice and video solutions, networking products, TV and FM broadcasting solutions, communication solutions, system integration, ICT education and training, digital lifestyle solutions and peripherals.

History[edit]

HCL Infosystems is a part of HCL Enterprise. HCL Infosystems started with producing micro-computing calculators back in 1976.[3]

It developed the first indigenous micro–computer at the same time as Apple and three years before IBM's PC in 1978. This micro–computer virtually gave birth to the Indian computer industry. HCL's in–depth knowledge of Unix led to the development of a fine grained multi–processor Unix in 1988, three years ahead of Sun and HP.[4]

The company announced in November 2013 that it will phase-off its manufacturing business in the next few years to improve margins and increase organisational efficiency. The company transferred its solutions, services and learning business to wholly owned subsidiaries - HCL Infotech, HCL Services, and HCL Learning.[5]

Acquisitions[edit]

On 26 July 2012, HCL Infosystems acquired Edurix, an Online Education Content Provider, with the intent to strengthen its education and learning business.[6]

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