Story on Microsoft’s India Development Centre (IDC) in Hyderabad, which is developing some key mobile technology applications for the Windows Mobile platform.
The Hyderabad centre has total responsibility for mobility applications like Office Mobile, Office Communicator Mobile and Microsoft Mobile Media.
Sudeep Bharati, director (developer tools) at Microsoft IDC-Hyderabad:
Hyderabad is the only Microsoft remote development centre (outside US) that’s doing mobile applications, databases and design environment work. The rest of the company’s Windows mobile initiatives are done out of its global HQ in Redmond.
According to Microsoft officials, the global business opportunity in the enterprise mobile applications business would be in excess $750m in terms of revenue and is growing at nearly 35% annually.