Happiest Minds and Datawind Announce a Strategic Partnership

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 12:45 PM IST (07:15 AM GMT)
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Happiest Minds and Datawind Announce a Strategic Partnership
Happiest Minds’s Product Engineering Services (PES) group to develop applications and solutions for the UbiSlate Platform

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, Tuesday, December 03, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Happiest Minds Technologies, a next generation IT services and solutions company today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Datawind-makers of Aakash Tablet PC, and a leading provider of wireless web access products and services, to develop cloud-based applications and solutions on Datawind’s low cost tablet platform-UbiSlate. Through this partnership both the companies will also look to create affordable mobility solutions for education and healthcare sectors.

Commenting on this partnership Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind said, “Datawind has been focused on democratizing access to internet and computing with our versatile and robust, yet low cost tablet platform. The UbiSlate platform now evolves to the next level with our partnership with Happiest Minds. Happiest Minds is known for their expertise in disruptive technologies like cloud, mobility, analytics as well as embedded solutions. Through this partnership, we will be able to create a complete mobility experience by offering access to cost effective cloud applications and solutions to our customers.”

Expressing his thoughts Joseph Ananthraju, CEO, Product Engineering Services, Happiest Minds said, “We are excited about our partnership with Datawind. With our IP led approach, domain knowledge of education and healthcare sectors and singular focus on disruptive technologies, we look forward to creating world class applications for Datawind customers. As cloud and mobile technologies advance rapidly centered around the devices, we will engage with our customers through innovative business models to leverage new opportunities.”

With a focus on disruptive technologies, Happiest Mind’s Product Engineering Services (PES) group builds software and hardware products and solutions covering major domains like E-Commerce, education, healthcare, data center infrastructure, consumer electronics, automotive and next generation Internet of Things.

The Datawind App Store is the first major joint initiative undertaken through the strategic partnership. The App Store, being developed by Happiest Minds, is designed to create a connected customer experience for the first time Android users. The App Store will be available on all Datawind devices.

About Datawind:

DataWind is a leading developer of wireless web access products and services, and among the largest suppliers of tablet computers in India. Based on several international patents, DataWind’s breakthrough technologies solve the bandwidth limitations of cellular networks by accelerating content delivery by factors of 10x to 30x. Armed with this technological strength, the company is committed to enabling the internet for the next three billion.

The company is credited with the developing the world’s lowest cost tablet computers and has received recognition on several prestigious platforms including – the United Nation at the launch of Aakash by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon; as a ‘classroom revolutionary’ by the Forbes Magazine’s 2012 Impact 15 List; and as ‘UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company’. DataWind is working with several governments and not-for-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals of elevating the quality of education and bridging the digital divide.

DataWind has offices in London, Montreal, Mississauga, Amritsar and New Delhi. DataWind devices can be purchased online at www.DataWind.com

About Happiest Minds Technologies:

Happiest Minds is focused on helping customers build Smart, Secure and Connected experience by leveraging disruptive technologies like mobility, analytics, security, cloud computing, social computing and unified communications. Enterprises are embracing these technologies to implement Omni-channel strategies, manage structured & unstructured data and make real time decisions based on actionable insights, while ensuring security for data and infrastructure. Happiest Minds also offers high degree of skills, IPs and domain expertise across a set of focused areas that include IT Services, Product Engineering Services, Infrastructure Management, Security, Testing and Consulting.

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, Happiest Minds has operations in the US, UK, Singapore and Australia. It secured a $45 million Series-A funding led by Canaan Partners, Intel Capital and Ashok Soota.

For more information, visit http://www.happiestminds.com.

Sonia Boury, Gutenberg Communications, +91 9535240848, [email protected]