Creating innovative strategies by businesses and brands to inspire consumers is the key priority of the Brand custodians. Today, we are witnessing the arrival of not just powerful brands but those which truly wield extraordinary influence on the entire industry. While India is still an emerging market there is no doubt that these BRANDS have featured on their brand identity, communication and experience with disruption and innovation, has played an exceptional role as the Indian economic juggernaut gains greater momentum.
Brands capture an irresistible idea, compelling and intuitive, engaging and inspiring people in ways that companies and products cannot. They build platforms and connections through which customers and business can achieve more. Hundreds of leading Indian brands were evaluated first by the industry leaders and then by our editorial team which comprised some of the country’s most outstanding marketing minds. The Most admired Brands in the Indian ICT industry reflect and articulate the contribution of those brands that have displayed strong leadership in their respective areas. This compendium traces the history and achievements of each of the brands and shows why every one of them is deserving of a Most Admired Brands status.
AMD has always been a frontrunner in innovating high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies, which are the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. With the introduction of Naples in 2017, the company reaffirmed its position as an innovator in the datacenter space. Naples delivers unique high-performance features required to address highly virtualized environments, massive data sets and new, emerging workloads.
To maintain its supremacy, the company has also announced the availability of second generation Ryzen desktops processors in four different models especially for gamers, creators, and hardware enthusiasts.
Arcserve is a provider of data protection, replication and recovery solutions for enterprises and small to medium businesses. It uniquely combines high-performance data availability capabilities with the simplicity required by small and overstretched IT teams, proving power and resilience can coexist with simplicity and elegance with the cutting edge for VM backups.
Arcserve technology is enterprise-grade, built for mid-market organizations and it offers a full range of capabilities that allow you to cost-effectively apply the right level of data protection to your unique systems, and eliminate the need to layer on complex point solutions as business needs evolve.
Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cyber security solutions, that protect customers from cyber attacks with leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. From pioneering FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology to offering a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, Check Point has, indeed, come a long way. Recently the company has announced Infinity Total Protection, a revolutionary security consumption model that enables enterprises to prevent fifth generation cyber attacks.
Comscope is always at the forefront in shaping infrastructure, products and solutions to improve human life. It helps design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. The company is committed is to make communication faster, easier and more efficient for always-on workforce. The solutions by CommScope provide customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration.
Driven by the vision and commitment to make surveillance simple and affordable, the company aims to make the make the world a safe and secure place for the people to live in. An advanced security & surveillance solution company, it offers a wide array of products for industries and residential complex needs, including surveillance products, time & attendance products, residential/ home security products, and plug and play security cameras. As per the IHS Survey 2017, CP PLUS stands as the youngest and fastest brand to enter the club of Top 4 security companies in the world and Top 2 in Asia.
Digital workplaces are changing the way organizations operate,communicate,and innovate.Citrix solutions Unify and secure all apps and content for all devices that supports the shift to people-centric computing, enabling organizations to deliver a superior work.
Citrix’s flagship Networking portfolio with Citrix Unified Endpoint Management and Citrix Analytics delivers a secure digital perimeter and It’s solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.
CtrlS has recently launched Bangalore’s first and one of the largest Tier 4 Datacenters of South India. It is the first LEED Platinum datacenter that promises 100% redundancy, lowest PUE and near 0% downtime for mission critical applications of India’s leading banking, telecom, financial, e-commerce, and enterprises. Established in 2007, it focuses on keeping customer applications online and keep data secure. The commitment of taking total ownership of projects has earned the company some renowned brands of the Indian industry.
The company powers 15 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals and 25 of the ET 500 companies in India including major banks, insurance companies, telecom players, ecommerce, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, logistics.
Committed to providing quality solutions and products with latest technologies, Dahua Technology is enabling its customers to run businesses successfully. Dahua’s products and solutions are being used in 180 countries and regions. The company has more than 6,000 R&D engineers and technical staff working on cutting-edge technologies in camera lens, image sensor, video encoding & transmission, embedded processor, graphic processing, video analytics, software reliability, network security and other technologies.
To support the government’s 2030 EV vision and to strengthen electrical vehicle ecosystem, Delta Electronics has recently introduced a range of energy efficient electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. The advanced EV charging solution offerings from Delta will enable the ecosystem to keep pace with the growing demands for a robust electric automobile infrastructure. Pioneered in power electronics and automation, Delta Electronics is known for its known for its energy saving solutions. Delta’s business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure.
Delta has a strong presence across India with more than 100 channel partners. The company has been awarded ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2007 and OHSAS 18001: 2008 certifications for Quality, Procedures, and Environment management.
A renowned company in the networking space, D-Link after reigning in the Home & SMB/SME segment is now focusing on enterprise businesses. D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP surveillance, cloud-based network management, and structured cabling. In a recent report by IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly WLAN Tracker, Q2 2017, D-Link has a 19.1% market share in WLAN market.
ESDS is a well known Cloud hosting company with an expertise in Managed Data Center Service and Cloud Solutions and Virtualization and Disaster Recovery Hosting. It has two Data Centers, one in Nashik and the other in Mumbai. The Mumbai DC has an active Uptime Institute Tier III certification. The Support team at ESDS has core expertise in managing all flavors of Linux, Windows, IBM AIX or HP Unix; and also in managing Databases like ORACLE, MSSQL, MySQL, noSQL, Mongo DB, PgSQL and various open-source applications like PHP, Apache, Exim etc.
Known for its quality and value, Epson addresses the needs of homes, businesses and commercial enterprises as also those of consumers with specialized needs in India. Since its incorporation in India, Epson has gained grounds and strengthened its position in the market. In 2011 it introduced its Ink Tank printers with a unique technology called Micro Piezo and with this breakthrough Epson emerged as one of the leading brands in printing segment. As per India Monthly City-Level A4 printer Tracker report of Q4 2017 by IDC, Epson acquires the top position in the Inkjet Printer Market with 46.3% market share in the category.
An enterprise security solution player, eScan provides protection like anti-virus and content security solutions for desktops, smartphones and servers. It has presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries and a robust network of channel partner of more than 50, 000 spread across 190 countries worldwide. As a part of its vision 2020, the company has made its products available on Government e-Marketplace (GeM). This is one such initiative by eScan to ensure that IT security becomes an essential and integral part of every business unit handled by the Government of India.
Nobody knows cyber security like F-Secure. For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. F-Secure’s sophisticated technology combines the power of machine learning with the human expertise of its world-renowned security labs for a singular approach called Live Security.
Dedicated towards health and fitness, Fitbit, the leading wearable brand, is transforming people’s lives with its fitness products. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. It aims to empower and inspire people to live a healthy and active life. The company owns a wide range of products like fitness wristbands and clips, watches, wireless fitness headphones etc.
Aiming to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure, Fortinet provides network and content security, as well as secure access products. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network - today and into the future. The company has recently announced NOC-SOC solution that bridges workflows, analysis and automated response across operational and security processes. It has also expanded its partner base with 11 information technology providers to its Fabric-Ready Partner Program.
Gemalto provides digital security to its customers across more than 180 countries. From security software to biometrics and encryption, the company empowers organizations to authenticate identities and secure data. Its solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. Recently Gemalto has announced that the company along with Intel is strengthening its security against cyber attacks for the new generation of cloud-based virtualized networks.
Recently, Gemalto and Thales, a French aerospace and defense group, have signed a merger agreement on a recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Gemalto, for a price of €51 per share cum dividend. Powered by Gemalto’s management, Thales has big ambitions based on a shared vision of the digital transformation.
Hikvision, has been setting new benchmarks in the field of security and surveillance by using artificial intelligence. It has the most advanced technological innovations with AI Technologies like DeepinView Series IP cameras and DeepinMind Series NVRs. With a robust R&D team, HikVision advances core technologies of audio and video encoding, video image processing, and related data storage, as well as latest technologies like cloud computing, big data, and deep learning. It also offers solutions for smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision.
Honeywell with a revenue of $40.5B in sales in 2017, aims to improve the quality of life of the people. It creates solutions to improve the quality of people’s life across the world. It offers solutions for energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security and globalization. To address the increased local and global demand of automation solutions, the company has recently expanded its Fulgaon manufacturing facility in Pune by doubling operational space of the plant to 151,000 square feet.
Kaspersky Lab is operating in the market for over 20 years and its deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The security offerings of the company include endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight evolving digital threats. Kaspersky Lab has more than 400 million users and it also helps 270,000 corporate clients.
With an experience of 30 years, Kingston is a major leader in memory storage products and technology solutions. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for computers, digital cameras and mobile devices. The company has recently expanded its gaming portfolio. With the brand name of HyperX which started in the year 2002, the company offers memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads.
With operations in 27 countries, Larsen & Tubro Infotech (LTI) helps more than 250 clients succeed in a converging world. LTI helps its clients accelerate digital transformation with its Mosaic platform, enabling their mobile, social, analytics, IoT and cloud journeys. The company in its Q3 FY18 results announced that it has achieved revenue of Rs 18,837 million, a growth of 7.6% QoQ and 13.0% YoY.
LTI has also forged a partnership with Apttus to enable global customers in digital transformation initiatives through jointly developed industry focused offerings. Further, the company has joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), largest open source blockchain initiative.
NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services company, is known for software, systems and services to manage and store data. Its services simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. The company has recently introduced NetApp HCI that simplifies management of applications and data across clouds and on-premises environments. It is one of the most far-reaching innovation announcement in its 25 years of history.
A global networking company, Netgear offers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The company turns ideas into innovative networking products that connect people, power businesses and enriches people’s life. The product portfolio includes both wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. The company built its products on proven technologies like wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use.
Netmagic (An NTT Communications Company) aims to make things simpler, smarter, and more efficient. Through technological innovation, the Cloud and Managed Hosting service provider strives to rise above ordinary. For more than two decades, the company is serving more than 2000 enterprises globally. In an announcement made by the company, Netmagic will be investing Rs 1,200 crore to double its capacity with new launches in Bengaluru and Mumbai in April, 2018.
Now parented by HMD Global, the handset device brand Nokia has been re-launched in India in the year 2017. With a portfolio of five feature phones and eight smartphone models, the brand has been able to make its own market share in the country. The core success of NOKIA has been its one price strategy for both online and offline. The company sold 70 million units across the globe in the year 2017.
An enterprise Cloud computing company, Nutanix helps make infrastructure invisible for which IT can focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Netsil Inc. The acquisition adds Application Discovery and Operations Management to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS.
Known for redefining modern computer graphics, and revolutionizing parallel computing, NVIDIA offers GPUs. In 1999, with the invention of GPU, the company boosted the growth of the PC gaming market and now it is powering the next generation of computing i.e, AI. To take this to the next level, NVIDIA has also forged a partnership with Adobe. The companies will work to optimize the Adobe Sensei AI and machine learning (ML) framework for NVIDIA GPUs. The collaboration will speed time to market and improve performance of new Sensei-powered services for Adobe Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud customers and developers.
Oppo, known for its selfie camera smartphones, is being enjoyed by over 20 crore young people across theglobe. The company for last few years is focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. Oppo forayed into the Indian market in early 2014 and has commercial presence in major cities and regions of India. With its growing presence, OPPO aims to provide beautifully designed phones and a flawless camera experience to the young consumers. The company has launched its A series portfolio, of which A71(3GB) comes equipped with an upgraded A.I. Beauty Technology.
Panasonic has recognized India as the regional hub to drive growth and build deeper inroads into the fast emerging Asiatic, Middle Eastern and Western economies. Starting from India, the company wants to create a knowhow to address consumers who are based out of India and then take the knowledge to emerging markets. It is also planning to invest in market research and product innovation.
Committed for a better life and a better world, Panasonic offers a wide range of products in Consumer Electronics, Home Appliances, System products and Business solutions. In India & South Asia, the company has a workforce of around 13,000.
Polycom helps companies and organizations to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives with its solutions. Organizations leverage Polycom’s secure video, voice and content solutions to overcome the challenge of distance and stay connected. In recent days, the company announced that Polycom Trio has gained momentum in the market and it is helping to accelerate digital transformation within the meeting room environment, enhancing productivity while also delivering more meaningful audio and video meetings.
A provider of cloud based digital workplace solutions, Prysm’s platform drives a new era of digital transformation and enterprise agility. The company helps organizations drive decisions, accelerate innovation, and optimize their global workforces.
Prysm has joined hands with Vega Global in selected Asia Pacific markets including India. The objective behind this partnership is to expand its reach and give the customers the most innovative digital workplace transformation collaborative solutions available on the market.
Qualcomm transforms the way the world connects and communicates. With its path-breaking technologies, the company has been successful in bringing revolution the in connected devices segment. As the world is approaching towards 5G, the company envisions this next big change in cellular technology spurring a new era of intelligent, connected devices and enabling new opportunities in connected cars, remote delivery of health care services, and the IoT — including smart cities, smart homes and wearables.
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. is providing highly differentiated chipset products, reference designs and more than 30 purpose-built platforms that are designed to make it easy for a broad array of brands to participate in the Internet of Things (IoT) and as a consequence its fiscal 2017 IoT revenues exceeded $1 billion.
R&M provides futuristic products and systems for communication and data networks. The company works closely with certified partners, which in turn positions it as a pioneer in connectivity solutions in the sectors of LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers.
It is extending its range for high-speed data networks on ships and offshore platforms. R&M is now including FO systems and the products from the Cat. 6 A RJ45 line in its maritime range. The line enables data transmission up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Using a community-powered approach to cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies, Red Hat provides superior open source software solutions to enterprises. It delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services using the same open, collaborative business model and an affordable, predictable subscription.
The company has recently forged an agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc. for $250 million. This acquisition will fulfil its vision of enabling customers to build any application and deploy them in any environment with the flexibility afforded by open source.
With India operations having started in 1993, over the years Redigton has positioned itself as a Supply Chain Solution Provider in emerging markets. It has presence in countries like India, Middle East,Africa, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore and CIS countries. It provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for all categories of Information Technology products (PCs, PC building blocks, networking, software and enterprise solution products) and Consumer and Lifestyle products (Telecom, Digital Lifestyle products, Entertainment products and Digital Printing Machines) to over 200 international brands and relationship with major brands have been for years.
A specialist in energy management and automation, it serves customers in more than 100 countries helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From switches to complex operational systems, the company with its technology and software and services aims to improve the way its customers manage and automate their operations.Across multiple market segments which includes Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks, the company offers integrated solutions. It has developed connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable.
Seagate, a leader in storage solutions, enables people and businesses to create, share and preserve their memories and critical data. Seagate is building on its heritage of storage leadership to solve the challenge of getting more out of the information that’s produced everyday. The company, last year, has launched its first hard drive disk, SkyHawk AI, for video surveillance supported by AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Seclore, a provider of data centric security solutions, enables organizations to control usage of files both within and outside the organization’s boundaries. The ability to remotely enforce and audit who can view, edit, copy, and redistribute files empowers organizations to embrace mobility, file-sharing, and external collaboration with confidence. The company focuses on security which ensures that any type of document remains protected. Working closely with customers, the company combines industry expertise and open and scalable persistent data-centric technology to offer seamless and extended security infrastructure beyond the organization.
The first Indian ISP, Sify Technologies is an integrated ICT solutions and services company which offers end-to-end solutions with a wide range of products. It has a reach to over 1400 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 45 Data Centers across India, including Sify’s 6 concurrently maintainable Data Centers across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru. The company has currently bagged a contract of Rs 64.6 crore from the Kerela Government. It will maintain, upgrade and work for operation of two State Data Centers (SDCs).
For over 26 years, Sonicwall is persistently protecting small and medium sized businesses and enterprises across the globe. Its real-time breach detection and prevention solutions along with resources and expertise of more than 23,000 loyal channel partners across globe and supported by Capture Labs Threat Network for researches form the backbone in securing more than a million businesses and mobile networks and their email, applications and data.
For nearly 30 years, Sophos is empowering organizations with its innovative portfolio of endpoint, network, encryption, web, email and mobile security solutions to work better together. More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos solutions. The company focuses on keeping IT security simple and reliable.
A pioneer of open source software, Suse offers software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Due to its vast experience of over 25 years of engineering excellence, services and partner ecosystem, the company helps its customers to manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services.
Trusted by enterprises across the globe for integrated cyber defense, Symantec secures important data wherever it lies. The company empowers organizations, governments and people to secure their data. A global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton suite of products for protection at home and across all of their devices. Communications Services and Solutions company, BT has joined hands with Symantec to offer new endpoint protection solution for BT’s business customers. It will help customers battle the rapidly changing threat landscape with a consolidated, intelligent security infrastructure.
With a vision to make accounting simple, Tally with its products is revolutionizing the way businesses run. It caters to millions of users across industries in over 100 countries. The company is also a qualified GSP (GST Suvidha Provider). The company has a wide network of more than 20,000 partners who deliver customer experience in sales, support and services. To empower the growing SME segment in India, Tally has come up with Tally Xcelerator (TX) program where its partners called the Tally Xcelerators will extend business advisory services, playing the role of a coach, mentor and trainer to SMEs.
Understanding the challenges of companies that works 24*7, Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. It helps organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility. With a presence in 30 countries, Veeam has 53,000+ ProPartners and 282,000+ customers.
Vertiv with its wide portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management products, software and solutions complemented by service network, supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets. The company was formerly known as Emerson Network Power. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio (USA), Vertiv has more than 20,000 employees and over 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide.
Celebrating its 20 years in the industry, VMware empowers organizations to flex and leverage new technologies without upsetting the operations. It helps organizations to transform their business digitally that deliver better experiences for their customers that in turn drive growth. It is considered a leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security.
Customers are at the core of everything for Vodafone India. With a customer base of 210 million Indians, Vodafone is one of the leading telecom players in the country. The company has recently launched VoLTE services in many parts of the country.
Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Its mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
With strong values, Western Digital has a passion to innovate and lead the charge in the transformation of data. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data.
In 2016, Western Digital has acquired the flash memory manufacturer, Sandisk. With this acquisition, the company has become a provider of comprehensive storage solutions with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM).