Andhra govt. honours Pramati, as Hyderabad edges out Bangalore in IT savvy stakes

09th April 2011
Andhra govt. honours Pramati, as Hyderabad edges out Bangalore in IT savvy stakes
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy hands over Top IT Product Company award to Pramati Technologies Founder and CEO, Jay Pullur. Looking on is AP minister for information technology and communications, Ponnala Lakshmiah.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh's  Information Technology and Communications Department has honoured  Hyderabad and Mountain View , California (US)-based Pramati Technologies as the Top IT Product Company in the state. The award recognizes Pramati Technologies for its 12 years of innovative product technologies. Today, the company’s flagship products include:
Pramati Application Server - The world's first J2EE 1.3 certified app server, the only other app server from Asia apart from Fujitsu. Pramati App server continues to serve hundreds of global enterprises, including major banks, financial institutions, big brand OEMs.
SocialTwist - a  global leader in Social Referral marketing, with 38 of the Fortune 500 as its premium customers and over 95,000 websites world-wide using the free version.
Qontext - the only social collaboration product that brings private social platform with enterprise line of business apps under the concept of 'Contextual Collaboration'. Customers ranging from financial institutions, airlines, technology companies, BPOs, and hundreds of SME, are using QOntext for improving internal collaboration, communication and effective engagement of employees, customers and partners.

In a related announcement, a network for IT Professioals,, has released an IT Talent Report that finds Hyderabad edging out Bangalore as top spot for IT excellence.

The top cities are Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Delhi NCR and Mangalore in that order. The report also found graduates from IIT Delhi continue to top the university rankings, although BITS Pilani for the first time had the highest scores in February
Sheeroy Desai, CEO, commented on the findings: "IT skills in India are no longer confined to certain cities, universities and companies. While smaller in number, the IT professionals in Hyderabad have risen above their peers in other, more traditionally recognized cities, and skills are relatively evenly spread across a number of universities and companies."
Link to GILD report:  
Link to Pramati Technologies:   

April 9 2011