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US headquartered GDT scales presence in India as part of global growth strategy

US Based award winning, international IT solutions provider General Datatech (GDT), has announced that it will scale its presence in India to accommodate its growing global customer base and expanded service offerings. Plans include opening a second location in India, investing in emerging skills and capabilities,and doubling technical headcount over the next two years.

GDT’sBangalore-based Global Operations Center (GOC)employs more than 170 technology workers and supports networking, hybrid multi-cloud, collaboration, and security services customers.As part of its commitment, GDT will establish a research and development lab to expand the team’s knowledge and expertise in emerging capabilities.

GDT to expand Technology Center of Excellence and industry-leading service models
GDT will also expand its India Technology Center of Excellence, focusing on advancing its networking, security, and data center service capabilities and operating models. Building on decades of delivery experience and industry expertise, GDT will hire and train skilled IT resources in emerging technologies to streamline and accelerate high-quality customer solutions and deliver unrivaled business value at scaleto its customers.

“Providing superior services and business value for our customers is our top priority,” says Shawn O’Grady, CEO of GDT. “By expanding our footprint within the Indian market and investing in top talent and advanced competencies, we can meet the burgeoning demand of US and global customers, innovate new service models, and increase customer support across time zones.”

GDT’s deep technical expertise and partnerships within the industry have allowed for a natural transition into as-a-service offerings with companies like HPE, Juniper, and Cisco. Notably, GDT has established itself as one of the first partners to develop a joint go-to-market strategy around the HPE Aruba Networking NaaS service pack initiative.

GDT to add high tech jobs, invest in advanced skills
GDT seeks to ramp up staffing over the next two years,hiring for a range of technical roles, including engineers, project and program managers, enterprise and solution architects, and more. GDT plans to build out its early-in-career training program, providing new graduates with foundational knowledge and skills around GDT processes, methodologies, and technologies. GDT also provides comprehensive onboarding and ongoing career training to help local employees further their knowledge and achieve advanced technical certifications.

“With its rich and diverse technical talent base, India is a prime location for global expansion and plays a starring role in our long-term growth strategy,” says JeffreyBannister, EVP of Enterprise Services at GDT. Bannister brings more than three decades of executive-level, cross-industry experience to his role at GDT, including a track record of establishing and growing successful global delivery models and operations in India. “By investing in our services capabilities and Technology Center of Excellence in India, we can further leverage our strengths and accelerate the value we provide our global customers. It’s a win across the board for our customers, partners, and the local Indian economy.”

Jeffrey Bannister and Shawn O’Grady will be spending time on-site in Bangalore, India,in September, mapping out strategic expansion plans with local leadership.

As a global IT solutions provider, GDT accelerates its clients’ digitalization and business goals by transforming and modernizing platforms, networks, and cyber security through industry-leading infrastructure solutions, deep expertise, and flexible service delivery models. GDT has a 26-year heritage and a global workforce, including itsGlobal Operations Center in Bangalore, India. GDT is consistently recognized by its partners for expertise across its solution stack and maintains over 450 certifications with the world’s best-known technology providers. GDT’s history, knowledge, and global reach provide the foundation for developing rich, sustainable services and solutions that push its people to the forefront of IT thought leadership and expertise.

CT Bureau

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