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The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy City, abbreviated as HITEC City (Urdu language ہاٹیک شہر)(Telugu: హైటెక్ సిటీ) is a major High tech business area in Hyderabad, which is one of the leading Information Technology, Engineering, Health informatics, and Bioinformatics hubs of India. HITEC City is spread across 200 acres (81 ha) of land under suburbs of Madhapur, Gachibowli, Kondapur, Manikonda, and Nanakramguda. Constructed during the period of N. Chandrababu Naidu, the technology township is also known as Cyberabad. HITEC City is within two kilometers of the residential and commercial suburb of Jubilee Hills. HITEC City was commissioned initially with L&T ECC and was named L&T INFOCITY. The Project is being developed by Larsen and Toubro Limited through its Special Purpose Vehicle, L&T Hitech City Limited, a joint venture company of L&T Infocity Limited and Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited. HITEC City has emerged as the symbolic heart of cosmopolitan Hyderabad.
The project is spread over 30 acres (12 ha) of land and was envisaged to develop 1,100,000 sq ft (100,000 m2). of IT space and 450,000 sq ft (42,000 m2). of residential space in a phased manner. The Project offers multitenanted as well as Built-to-suit (BTS) facilities. It is strategically located, and caters to all segments of the IT Industry including small & medium enterprises, with office areas starting from as small as 2,500 sq ft (230 m2). The first IT block, "MEDHA", was inaugurated by K. Rosaiah, then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, on 28 January 2010.
The project was initiated by APIIC with participation of private infrastructure companies like L&T, Raheja corporation, Ascendas IT Park, Vanenburg Corporation, Peepul Capital (successor to iLabs Venture Capital Fund), SP, RMZ corporation, Divyasree infrastructure, Lancohills technology park, DLF, Emaar, MGF and others. The area comprises IT parks such as L&T Infocity, Hitech City2 SEZ, Vanenburg IT Park or The V, Mindspace Cyberabad SEZ, DLF IT SEZ, Tech Mahindra IT SEZ, TCS Synergy park IT SEZ, SEZs of Infosys, Wipro and APIIC, built to suit campuses of several major technology companies.
- 1 Cyber Towers
- 2 Laxmi Cyber City
- 3 L&T Infocity
- 4 Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC)
- 5 HITEX Exhibition Center
- 6 CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
- 7 Shilpakala Vedika
- 8 Mindspace IT Park
- 9 The Mindspace Tech Park
- 10 The V, an Ascendas IT Park
- 11 RMZ Futura IT Park
- 12 Hitec City-2 SEZ
- 13 Cyber Pearl (an Ascendas IT park)
- 14 Other campuses around HITEC city
- 15 Tech Mahindra Campuses
- 16 ValueLabs Hyderabad Campus
- 17 Microsoft Hyderabad Campus
- 18 Facebook, Hyderabad
- 19 The TCS Deccan Park Campus
- 20 The iLabs Centre
- 21 Future Developments
- 22 See also
- 23 References
Cyber Towers is the first phase of HITEC City and was inaugurated by Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (erstwhile Prime Minister of India) in November 1998 in the presence of Mr. Chandrababu Naidu (the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh then). This was the first tower to be built for promotion of Information Technology (IT) and it was initially maketed by both the officials of APIIC and L&T Infocity Ltd (the public and private sector partner). Once Microsoft decided to set up base in India, at Hyderabad in Cyber Towers, there was a rush for the space at tower by other companies. Now companies like Orbees Business Solutions, Knowledge Matrix India Pvt Ltd., 7 Hills Business Solutions, AppLabs, NTT DATA, Microsoft, Patni Computer Systems, Oracle Corporation, GE Capital, WHISHWORKS, Prithvi Information Solutions, Naia Software Solutions India Pvt Ltd., Four Soft operate and call centers operate from this four-quadrant, 10-story building. The Cyber Towers building is divided into four quadrants with a large fountain in the middle of the quadrants.
Laxmi Cyber City
Laxmi Cyber City, built in 2007 consists of three blocks. A block- HSBC GLT B block- E&Y, Inventiv, etc. C block- ADP
The property is close to 1 Million sft. and shares its heritage with Laxmi Cyber Centre (Banjara Hills), Laxmi CentrePoint (Begumpet GE), Laxmi Cyber Point, Laxmi Cyber Towers SEZ etc.
Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC)
Hyderabad International Convention Center was built by Emaar MGF of India. The company is part owned by Emaar of UAE. The facility is managed by Accor Hospitality. The Hyderabad International Convention Center with 5,000 seating capacity is India's largest and the most technologically advanced convention facility. It is an integrated 291,000 square foot (27,000 m²) facility with a 287-room-capacity business hotel, Novotel Hyderabad, covering 15 acres (6 ha). This air-conditioned center can be configured to increase seating capacity to about 6,500.
HITEX Exhibition Center
Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited (HITEX) is a state-of-the-art venue for international exhibitions, conferences, trade shows, and corporate events in India. It was conceptualized by German architects and inaugurated on 14 January 2003 by Commerce Minister Arun Shourie, and the Trade Fair Office Building by Andhra Pradesh former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
HITEX is the corporate hub of the HITEC City and is India's most modern exhibition centre. HITEX is located at Madhapur (near HITEC City). The facility is spread over nearly 100 acres (40 ha).
GITEX Hyderabad, is the annual IT&C expo organized by the Dubai World Trade Center in association with the Department of IT&C, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre
The centre is housed in a green building which received the coveted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating in 2003. This was the first platinum rated Green Building outside of the U.S. and also the first in India. The Centre was inaugurated by H.E Shri A P J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, on 14 July 2004.
The Green Business Centre, has an area of 5 acres (2 ha). It is near HITEC City in Hyderabad, and the concept was launched during the then U.S. President Bill Clinton's visit to the city in March 2000. The Green Institute entered into a strategic partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industries to establish the Green Business Centre (GBC) at Hyderabad for promoting "Green Activities" in India. The GBC has become the basis of an ongoing partnership with the Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center (PEEC), a project of the Green Institute.
Main article: Shilpakala vedika
The Shilpakala vedika is a state-government-owned Auditorium which is located at HITEC City. This 60,000 sq ft (6,000 m2). convention center includes an auditorium which is flexible in design and offers a variety of configuration selections.
In literal terms: "Shilpa" means sculpture, "kala" means art, and "vedika" means platform.
While Shilpakala vedika is a Multi purpose auditorium, Shilparamam is a crafts village.
Mindspace IT Park
The Mindspace IT Park includes residential, recreational, entertainment, and retail spaces. The park provides about 4,000,000 square feet (370,000 m2) of office space.
Spread across 110 acres (45 ha), this layout also provides about 40% open space with telecommunications and civic infrastructure, wide roads, and greenery. The district witnessed immediate success with over a million square feet built and occupied within just 14 months of starting the project. The park provides both multitenant and built to suit facilities. Companies such as Hyundai Mobis,IBM, Accenture, CSC, Bank of America, Facebook and Novartis have built to suit facilities in the park with 10000 professionals working within them. Other companies in multitenant facilities include Broadcom, Deloitte, Qualcomm, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Satyam Computer Services, Oracle, Accenture, Amazon, GE, OpenText Corporation, Patni Computer Systems, Verizon, Thomson Reuters, Wellsfargo and Tieto. As of 2008 March, 20,000 professionals work in the park. The park is a notified SEZ and is set to accommodate about 55,000 IT professionals making it the largest of the IT parks in HITEC CITY. The park also has a Westin Hotel and Inorbit Mall which have been opened in the second half of 2009.
The Mindspace Tech Park
- Building - 1 - Accenture.
- Building - 2 - Tech Mahindra, GE, ZenQ, Patni Computer Systems, Bank of America, Sumtotal systems, Redpine Signals, INC, TECS, IT EYE TV, Beryl Consulting
- Building - 3 - IBM.
- Building - 4 - Computer Sciences Corporation.
- Building - 5 - Bank of America.
- Building - 6 - Novartis.
- Building - 7 - Computer Sciences Corporation.
- Building - 8 - Qualcomm, PL Engineering, Deloitte, UTC Fire & Security
- Building - 9 - Verizon, Amazon, Broadcom, Qualcomm, HSBC, Deloitte, PerkinElmer.
- Building - 10 - Verizon, Qualcomm,Broadcom, Raheja India.
- Building - 11 - JP Morgan, Thomson Reuters, Advanced Micro Devices.
- Building - 12A - Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pegasystems.
- Building - 12B - Hyundai Mobis.
- Building - 14 - Portware, United Health Group, Persistent Systems & Solutions Ltd, OpenText Corporation, LGS Global Ltd, Trianz, Yash Technologies Pvt. Ltd, ZenQ, Verity Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
- Building - 20 - Facebook, Parexel, vSplash Techlabs Pvt. Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions, YASH Technologies, RealPage, OMICS, PROLIFICS(Semantic Space Technologies).
- Building - 21 - Colruyt IT Consultancy
- HUDA Techno Enclave - Ocimum Bio Solutions
The V, an Ascendas IT Park
The V is spread across 20 acres (8 ha) and has five multi-tenant buildings with a gross floor area of 1.65 million sq ft (90,000 m²) having close to 100% occupancy.
With over 10 acres (4 ha) of open space, it is a green township with landscaped gardens. Most of the large rock formations have been left untouched, with the buildings designed around the natural landscape. The V is the first IT park which is completely operational. It accommodates about 15,000 IT professionals.
It is about 10 km from the city center and 14 km from the airport, both being within an hour's drive. The nearest local train station is around 3 km from the campus.
The V is composed of five buildings.
RMZ Futura IT Park
RMZ FUTURA is an exclusive independent/built-to-suit facility set amidst HITEC city, adjacent to Cyber Gateway. The state-of-the-art structure comprises four independent blocks spread across the entire site.
The RMZ FUTURA IT Park is composed of four buildings. All four buildings have been occupied.
- CGI on the fourth floor; other floors constitute Deloitte Block A
- Deloitte Block B
- Deloitte Block C
- Deloitte Block D
Hitec City-2 SEZ
Hitec City-2 is a milestone project of Phoenix Infocity Pvt. Ltd. This is a venture by Phoenix Group, India. Hitec City-2 is an IT/ITeS Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and it is being promoted as an extension of Hitec City. The project has received formal approval as an IT/ITeS SEZ from the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. On an overall builtup area of about 3,000,000 sq ft (280,000 m2), nine IT buildings are proposed with a mix of multi-tenant and customise-built to suit options to be developed in phases. The SEZ design allows about 28,000 IT workers to work in an area of 3,000,000 sq ft (280,000 m2).
It has accommodated MNCs like
- UBS (the Indian operations of which were recently acquired by Cognizant)
- CUBIC Transportation Systems INDIA Private Limited
- MAQ Software
- ValueLabs Inc
- Object Technologies
Cyber Pearl (an Ascendas IT park)
Cyber Pearl would have been named Cyber Oasis, but since Hyderabad is associated with pearls, "Pearl" was considered more appropriate. The park accommodates over 5000 IT workers with 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m2) of office space. Companies located at Cyber Pearl are :
• Winshuttle Software (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- TNS INDIA PVT. LTD.
- Sitel India Ltd
- NTT DATA
- Tech Mahindra
- Salesforce dotcom
- Software AG
- MarketTools Research Pvt Ltd
- RSA/Valyd Software
- SD Softech
- Smartplay Technologies
- Bank of Baroda - DR Site
Other campuses around HITEC city
Several companies have opened built to suit facilities in and around HITEC city. Some of these are:
- Tecreos Overseas Education Consultants
- Ananth Technologies
- Aurobindo Pharma, Water Mark Building
- Computer Maintenance Corporation
- Convergys Campus
- Cyient Campus
- NetCracker Technology Corp.
- DELL Campus
- CyberCity I.T. Campus
- E-Park I.T. Campus (Currently leased by TCS)
- Franklin Templeton campus
- Honeywell Campus
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. IT Data Centre
- HSBC Campus
- Capgemini Campus
- iLabs Centre
- Infosys Campus
- Login4ITES Network
- Microsoft Campus
- Motorola Campus
- Oracle Campus
- Polaris Campus
- Tech Mahindra Cyber Space Campus
- Tech Mahindra Infocity Campus
- Reliance Communications
- Sierra Atlantic Campus
- SoftSol Campus
- Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Campus (Deccan Park)
- UBS (now Cognizant)
- ValueLabs Campus
- VSNL campus
- WIPRO Campus (Before Cyber Towers)
- WIPRO Campus (Manikonda)
- Zensar technologies Ltd
- Simply Write Consulting Services
Tech Mahindra Campuses
Tech Mahindra is the largest IT employer of Hyderabad with its 3 campuses:
ValueLabs Hyderabad Campus
Value Labs is an offshore software product development, QA/Testing and KPO Services Company based in Hyderabad, India. The company started its operations in 1997 with a remote execution model and has since been offering services to startup and multibillion-dollar companies across the globe. Astro, MakeMyTrip, Maxis, SHPS, Snapfish, SpiceJet, TIBCO, Nielsen Mobile are some of the clients of the company.
Microsoft Hyderabad Campus
The Microsoft Hyderabad development center campus is spread over an area of 56 acres (22 ha) and is the corporation's biggest facility outside the U.S. and the first one in India.
The campus houses employees across its three units
- Microsoft India Development Center
- The Global Delivery Center India
- The Sales and Marketing organization
Apart from development labs, the campus also features a sports facility as a recreational area for employees.
Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) commenced its operations in 1998 and is recognized today as a strategic center for developing products critical to Microsoft. Since its inception, the IDC has released several Microsoft products including Services for Unix (A key product in Microsoft's Unix Migration strategy), Visual J#.NET (A Java language development environment) for the .NET platform and MSN connector. Currently, the Windows Group in the IDC is developing technologies for Windows R2 Server and Longhorn client and server. The Developer Division Group is working on the next version of Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team System.
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation, with Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh participated in the official inauguration ceremony of Microsoft's Hyderabad Campus on 15 November 2004.
The Microsoft Global Delivery Center India (GDCI) started operations in 2002 and is the delivery center for developing mission critical applications that support Microsoft businesses worldwide and manage Microsoft's worldwide IT infrastructure. The GDCI's service delivery involves managing Microsoft's World Wide IT infrastructure which consists of over 7000 servers and 300,000 client devices spread across 400 locations worldwide and being used by 89,000 end users.
The GDCI focuses on developing applications using pre-ready-to-manufacture Microsoft products and technologies like: VB.NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Yukon, XML web services, SOAP and BizTalk Server with continuous process improvements using six sigma and TSP/PSP.
Facebook, Hyderabad is world's fourth Facebook office. The company announced that its Hyderabad center would house online advertising and developer support teams and provide round-the-clock, multilingual support to the social networking site's users and advertisers globally. With this, Facebook joins other giants like Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Dell, IBM and CA Technologies that have already set up shop.
The TCS Deccan Park Campus
The Deccan park is the largest global development centre of the Tata Consultancy Services. The facility was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The Deccan Park has been set up with an estimated investment of 15 billion INR with recreation and sporting facilities, which houses more than 2,200 professionals. The centre has been set up in 11 acres (4.5 ha) of land, with a built-up area around 320,000 ft² (30,000 m²) on 9 floors. The centre works in domain areas such as telecommunications, e-governance, biological sciences, ports, and shipping and also deploy technologies including .Net, opensource billing and bioinformatics.
The iLabs Centre
iLabs Hyderabad Technology Center Private Limited founded by Srini Raju in 2000 is an IT park spread over 5½ acres (2.2 ha) overlooking the stunning Durgam lake. iLabs Centre provides premium office space for IT/ITES companies in Hyderabad and also has an IT building in Gurgoan adjacent to the toll plaza. In the last decade, iLabs has invested in a well-diversified portfolio comprising companies such as, GE Money Servicing (GEMS), a part of GE Money, Bank of America, DQ Entertainment, Sify, NTT DATA, TV9, Megasoft, Cibernet, Mcafee and a few others. The Oval Office houses the Regus center and Ernst & Young.
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- Fab City, Hyderabad
- Aerospace Special Economic Zone, Hyderabad
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