Russian information technology security software provider, Kaspersky Lab, will be investing $2 million (approximately Rs 9 crore) in its India operations at Hyderabad during the next financial year, said its managing director (Asia Pacific) Harry Cheung.
The privately-held over $500-million company, which currently has three employees on its rolls at its Hyderabad centre, is planning to hire 120 more in FY11, besides looking at setting up a 100 people-strong call centre to support the entire Asia region.
“We are doing some research on the special incentives being extended by various state governments. However, Hyderabad will be our first choice for our proposed call centre,” Cheung told Business Standard.
Stating that Kaspersky sees India as a major market, next only to China, he said the company would be launching a low-cost anti-virus (AV) product tailor-made for the Indian market sometime next month
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