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The proposed location for MindTree's US R&D centre in Gainesville, Florida ( Photo Courtesy: Google Maps Street View).
 
 
MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base

WARREN, New Jersey (US) and Bangalore, INDIA, March 27 2012: Bangalore-headquartered Global IT and Product Engineering Services Company MindTree Limited, has decided on the home for its first major U.S. Development Centre. It is to be in Gainesville, Florida in the US SouthEast. “Setting up our first major U.S. Development Center in Florida gives us a foothold into this region” said Scott Staples, President. Americas, MindTree Limited. “Gainesville, Florida is a great city with many positives: a thriving population of IT and engineering talent; a great place for our MindTree Minds to call home and; a strong partnership with the University of Florida.”

Local newspaper, the Gainesville Sun reported on March 21: A majority of the Alachua County Commission has voted to provide a $120,000 tax incentive to a software development company ( MindTree Ltd) that may open a Gainesville office in the midtown area that could provide 400 jobs.The company is looking at opening an office in Gainesville at 720 SW 2nd Ave. across from the Innovation Hub...The average salary for employees would be $80,000 a year. The firm also has pledged a capital investment of approximately $2.925 million regarding the proposed location. http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120321/GUARDIAN/120329925/-1/guardian?  

“This expansion is great news for both Gainesville and for the entire state of Florida” said Governor Rick Scott. “MindTree’s choice to expand in our state confirms that our state is doing the right things to attract innovative businesses like those in the IT sector. I look forward to signing the legislation that will put my Job Creation and Economic Development Agenda in place and make Florida even more attractive to companies looking to expand in a business-friendly state like ours.”

Added Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll: “As we encourage Florida’s students to study science, technology, engineering and math, it is great to see high-tech companies like MindTree come to our state. In addition to making sure Florida has the best-educated workforce, our state is making sure business growth is not hindered by increasing taxes and burdensome regulation.”
MindTree will be renovating and repurposing an existing structure located across from Gainesville’s Innovation Hub and Innovation Square. This location will provide MindTree with close access to the University of Florida’s Engineering and Computer Science programs.
MindTree is ranked No. 2 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2011. In 2010, the Company ranked 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). www.mindtree.com  




    


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MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base
by Nic on May  11,  2012
  "First, let me offer a word of appreciation and encreoagemunt for what you are doing with this project. Your candor about layering data and the disclosure that this is a beta is encouraging.But there is a problem, I think, and it may just be semantics. If it is, it ought to be easy for you to figure out a solution. Here goes:It appears to me that your efficiency ratings are based on consumption and don't actually measure the efficiency of the home in using the kwh delivered. All they do is compare consumption patterns. That's not a bad thing (in fact, it is very important), but it should not be called an efficiency rating. We have worked hard and spent a lot of money upgrading our home so that our electricity consumption is reduced.We spent more than $7,000 in July 2001 replacing our 12-year-old heating and AC system with a Trane 18 Seer (XL1800) and additional crawlspace insulation. We followed up in October of 2001 by replacing all the windows in our home with double-glazed windows and new doors/seals, etc. This cost more than $8,000.The impact was immediate and can be seen on your data: our annual kwh dropped by half from the period 4/2000-3/2001 to the period 4/2001-3/2002 (it dropped from 40267 kwh or an average of 3355 kwh per month to 21058 kwh or an average of 1754 kwh per month).We have continued to make progress. The replacement of window coverings with plantation shutters and the replacement of old kitchen appliances have reduced our monthly average for the last 12 months of your data to 1534 kwh. From 2001 to 2007, then, our average monthly consumption dropped 54.3%, yet your subdivision chart shows my home as very inefficient. That's not right and that's not fair. And it might discourage some people from doing anything (not me, because my GRU bill is about half of what it used to be!).I would submit that while our consumption might be higher than some homes in our neighborhood (we have a pool not heated), few could match our record of reducing energy consumption by 54.3% in the last seven years. I might add that we were ahead of the curve and thus, got no government subsidies for doing what we felt was the right thing to do (plus we knew that utilities such as GRU will have to continually raise the cost of power and we wanted to blunt the impact early in our retirement).On another but related subject, I would be a big fan of instant-read home consumption meters, like those being used in Canada and some places in the U.S. (I believe Duke Energy is beta-testing them). You know, a digital readout, so that when you turn on the overhead fan, you see the kwh kick up. I floated this idea to a GRU employee downtown last year, but he told me they thought it would cost too much. Heck, I would pay for it myself. I might see how much that pool pump costs me to run and just plant a garden in the hole!Thanks for taking the time to read this.RO"
     
MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base
by Nic on May  11,  2012
  "First, let me offer a word of appreciation and encreoagemunt for what you are doing with this project. Your candor about layering data and the disclosure that this is a beta is encouraging.But there is a problem, I think, and it may just be semantics. If it is, it ought to be easy for you to figure out a solution. Here goes:It appears to me that your efficiency ratings are based on consumption and don''t actually measure the efficiency of the home in using the kwh delivered. All they do is compare consumption patterns. That''s not a bad thing (in fact, it is very important), but it should not be called an efficiency rating. We have worked hard and spent a lot of money upgrading our home so that our electricity consumption is reduced.We spent more than $7,000 in July 2001 replacing our 12-year-old heating and AC system with a Trane 18 Seer (XL1800) and additional crawlspace insulation. We followed up in October of 2001 by replacing all the windows in our home with double-glazed windows and new doors/seals, etc. This cost more than $8,000.The impact was immediate and can be seen on your data: our annual kwh dropped by half from the period 4/2000-3/2001 to the period 4/2001-3/2002 (it dropped from 40267 kwh or an average of 3355 kwh per month to 21058 kwh or an average of 1754 kwh per month).We have continued to make progress. The replacement of window coverings with plantation shutters and the replacement of old kitchen appliances have reduced our monthly average for the last 12 months of your data to 1534 kwh. From 2001 to 2007, then, our average monthly consumption dropped 54.3%, yet your subdivision chart shows my home as very inefficient. That''s not right and that''s not fair. And it might discourage some people from doing anything (not me, because my GRU bill is about half of what it used to be!).I would submit that while our consumption might be higher than some homes in our neighborhood (we have a pool not heated), few could match our record of reducing energy consumption by 54.3% in the last seven years. I might add that we were ahead of the curve and thus, got no government subsidies for doing what we felt was the right thing to do (plus we knew that utilities such as GRU will have to continually raise the cost of power and we wanted to blunt the impact early in our retirement).On another but related subject, I would be a big fan of instant-read home consumption meters, like those being used in Canada and some places in the U.S. (I believe Duke Energy is beta-testing them). You know, a digital readout, so that when you turn on the overhead fan, you see the kwh kick up. I floated this idea to a GRU employee downtown last year, but he told me they thought it would cost too much. Heck, I would pay for it myself. I might see how much that pool pump costs me to run and just plant a garden in the hole!Thanks for taking the time to read this.RO"
     
MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base
by Nicole on June  18,  2012
  "(please respond by Mon Nov 28 @ 5pm).Also year-round January October the last Friday of each month. Downtown Gainesville.Be part of a mnlohty showcase of our community's latest and greatest arts!JOIN US ONCE OR EVERY MONTH.For more information contact Ryan at"
     
MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base
by Nicole on June  18,  2012
  "(please respond by Mon Nov 28 @ 5pm).Also year-round January October the last Friday of each month. Downtown Gainesville.Be part of a mnlohty showcase of our community''s latest and greatest arts!JOIN US ONCE OR EVERY MONTH.For more information contact Ryan at"
     
MindTree opts for Florida to set up its first big US R&D base
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