Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Microsoft Coming Up at Technopark in Trivandrum


With setting up of Technopark, the largest Green Information Technology Park in the country, many companies have set their offices in its premises, providing 40, 000 people direct employment and 1, 50, 000 indirect employment to people of the capital city of the God’s Own Country, At present over 2, 800 companies have opened their offices in the first and second phase of the Technopark at Kazhakuttom in Trivandrum.  The Technopark is in the expansion-spree with the construction of the third phase, which is nearing completion. There is news in the digital and conventional media in the state that the software behemoth Microsoft has shown interest in taking up some office space in the third phase of Technopark.  In this blog post, we will be looking at the news in detail to check whether it is true or not.

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Microsoft in Technopark

According to the latest information available from the top Information Technology (IT) Department official of the state, the software behemoth Microsoft has envisaged some interest in setting up its office in the third phase of Technopark. The State Government wants to commission the new phase of Technopark with some well-known companies on board. Hence, it has approached the companies operating in other cities of the country. As a result, the leading IT companies such as HCL, CapGemini and Oracle have shown interest in the new venture of the state. These companies have already taken space in Technopark Phase 3. Along with these companies, Microsoft is planning to take the office space available in “Gold-rated Building”. This report says the software behemoth wants to set up a cloud computing facility in that space with staff strength of 30 employees. It seems the Microsoft authorities have told the IT department that it has no plans to undertake software export from the new facility. Hence, the Technopark authorities are planning to give only the required space for Microsoft. The sources in the IT department have clarified that they have based this information on the preliminary inquiry of the company. It needs to confirm it.

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Technopark Phase 3

The Technopark Phase 3 has total land area of 92 acres, and it consists of two buildings – Anamudi and Ponmudi. The authorities have named these buildings after famous peaks in the state of Kerala. Altogether the Phase 3 has one million square feet for the occupation by reputed IT companies. The buildings have 6 passenger lifts, 2 freight lifts, building management system and all other support facilities required by IT/ITES companies. There is also a 110 KV substation for providing uninterrupted power to the two buildings mentioned above.  Apart from these, the campus has shopping malls, a commercial complex, a hotel and a convention center. Technopark Phase 3 also has rooms for nurturing start-ups that allow the budding entrepreneurs to develop their business and work models in an eco-friendly environment.

technopark phase 3
Thuruvananthapuram Kazhakuttom Rd, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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