Tvm: Kerala IT News, the first comprehensive IT News portal in Kerala has completed one year. It was on October 08, 2009 that www.keralaitnews.com was registered. The IT news portal went live on the same day, as the work had started much earlier, with archives from July 15, 2009. The formal launch was held on December 01, 2009.
Ever since its launch, Kerala IT News has seen a tremendous response from the IT Industry and the IT Professionals, particularly in Kerala. As on today, the website gets hits from 126 countries round the globe with 1,224 visits and 4,836 page views on a daily basis (daily average). About 80% of the readers are from India followed by US, UAE & UK. In India, 30% are from Trivandrum, 25% from Kochi and 11% from Bangalore.
In a felicitation note, Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Principal Secretary (IT), Govt. of Kerala said, “Congratulations to Kerala IT News on its first anniversary. In the last one year since its launch, the Kerala IT News portal has become a very sought after repository of news and events from the IT industry in Kerala. You guys are doing a fabulous job and wishing all success in this endeavour”.
In his message, Mervin Alexander, CEO, Technopark said, “Kerala IT News has been a phenomenal support to Kerala IT. The news gathering and real time reporting is amazing. I wish the team the very best in the days ahead and hope you will continue the good work and high standards”. Dr. Rethan Kelkar IAS, Mission Director, NRHM (former Director, IT Mission) and Siddhartha Bhattacharya, CEO, Infopark also conveyed their felicitations on the occasion.
Kerala IT News was launched as a one-stop-shop for all IT news and events in Kerala. Our focus is IT in Kerala, irrespective of whether the news is from an IT Park or outside, Government initiative or private. The basic idea is to have one place to get news and information about the IT scene in Kerala. As we look back, we feel we have been successful in achieving this objective. We are also sure that we have set new standards in covering IT news in Kerala.
On this occasion we thank our readers from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and encouragement in the last one year. What we are today is only because of you. We also place on record our appreciation for the IT Companies in Kerala, the PR Agencies (in and outside Kerala) and the various Government Departments, particularly the Information & Public Relations Department, Technopark, Infopark & Cyberpark, Kerala State IT Mission, IT@School, Akshaya and Kerala Police.
Team Kerala IT News