- Aug 16, 2014
You can not say they were not innovating. I still remember my first home PC was HCL easybee which used to be highway selling branded PC in India till end of 2000s decade.in my own personal experience for 15 years I have been observing that almost all PC & Laptop govt contracts go to HCL, and this is across all states I have worked in.
HCL chap can’t blame anyone but themselves, if they could not innovate in spite of having state patronage.
PC and IT hardware manufacturing was simply not sustainable in India. China and Asia Pacific simply under cut us in cost.
HCL and wipro's Hardware division simply sirf. There was on sampron something laptop company from Bengal too.
You could not just complete with global manufacturers on cost.