30 YEARS OF MICROLAND
Our Journey Through The Years

1989-1997 V1.0 Network Economy

Pioneering Networking in India
Starts with a potent networking DNA
Microland incorporates in 1989 to address the networking opportunity in India.
First office in Bangalore
Microland opens first office in Bangalore on 26 August, 1989
Microland brings network education in India
Microland establishes strategic alliance with Novell to bring networking technologies in India for the first time in 1989
Press coverage of Novell’s arrival in India. It's the first of several global names introduced by Microland
John O’Hara, the then Director of International Business Division of Lotus Development Corporation, at the inauguration of Microland’s Madras office
Second office in Madras
Microland opens second office in Madras (now Chennai) on 18 September, 1989
Press coverage of Microland’s third office in Bombay
Third office in Bombay
Microland opens third office in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 26 December, 1989
Press conference announcing the ComputerLand partnership, featuring Lim Soon Hock, VP & MD, Compaq Computer Asia Pacific; Pradeep Kar, CMD, Microland; Shanti Kumar, MD, ComputerLand, Far East; and Tan Kock Hin, Finance Director of Compaq
Microland launches ComputerLand and Compaq in India
In 1992, Microland signs strategic partnerships with ComputerLand, one of the world’s largest network integrators and with Compaq Computers, a large computer manufacturer
Making Headlines
A victorious Pradeep Kar, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Microland, appears in a BusinessWorld announcement of the Compaq launch
Press coverage of the partnership between ComputerLand and Microland – The Economic Times, 18 March, 1992
Bank of America becomes a Microland customer — Press coverage in The Economic Times, 4 December, 1992
Collaboration and partnerships with global leaders, leads to comprehensive networking solutions
Microland launches SynOptics – a leader in Ethernet LAN hubs manufacturing, in India on 28 October, 1993
Pradeep and Bill Messer, MD of Asian operations for Cisco
Microland launches Cisco in India
With this key alliance, Microland brings ‘internetworking’ closer to the Indian market on 3 December, 1993
Microland launches Lotus Notes in India
With this partnership, Microland enhances collaboration between the employees and effectiveness of the networks
Announcing the Microland-Lotus alliance
Doug Ferguson, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific of Micom, at the press conference announcing Microland’s tie-up with Micom
Microland launches Micom in India
Microland partners with the US$ 300 million company to introduce Micom multiplexers into India on 24 August, 1994
N Vittal, Secretary, Department of Electronics, inaugurating MicroTech, Microland’s Technology Center at Bangalore on 21 December, 1995
Microland launches MicroTech
India’s first Proof of Concept Center opens on 21 December, 1995
Microland – Netscape partnership announcement in The Hindu Business Line
Microland launches Netscape in India
India logs on to Netscape on 13 February, 1996
Demonstrating explosive growth
31 March, 1996: Microland celebrates crossing Rs.1,000 million in revenues at the Microland warehouse
1996
Microland becomes the fastest IT company to achieve Rs.1000 million in revenues
Marius Nacht, VP and Co-Founder of CheckPoint Software Technologies at the press conference announcing the Microland-CheckPoint tie up on 2 March, 1996
Microland partners with CheckPoint
Microland forges a partnership with CheckPoint Software Technologies, a Tel Aviv, Israel-headquartered company in early 1996
46th edition of Miss World
Microland becomes the Information Technology partner for the 46th edition of the Miss World pageant
MICROLAND: The Best Networking Company of India
The Best Networking Company of the Year award by Computerworld, 1996
IDG rates Microland the #1 Networking Company in India
Boldly stepping into the future
Microland ensures the best start to India’s Internet Economy
Hardware Compaq
Network Cisco, ComputerLand, Micom, SynOptics
Collaboration Lotus Notes
Internet Netscape
Security CheckPoint
Winning it all: Awards & Recognitions
Continuing the climb: Microland ranks at #8 in the ISCW rankings and #21 in the Dataquest rankings in 1996
Microland becomes the first IT company to get ISO 9001
Pradeep Kar receives the India Young Business Achiever Award from P Chidambaram on 18 March, 1996
Microland hosts Bill Gates, Chairman & CEO, Microsoft at ‘Enterprise Tomorrow. Today’
1997
Bill Gates delivers the keynote at Microland’s Technology Forum on his first visit to India
Bill Gates getting to know more about Microland services from Pradeep Kar
The Microland management team with Bill Gates
Press coverage of Bill Gates’ visit to India in The Economic Times
Delivering technology to global pioneers and game changers
1998
Transitioning into an e-Services company
Ian Hughes, CA’s General Manager for India and the SAARC Region along with Pradeep Kar at the press conference
Microland partners with Computer Associates
Microland signs up a strategic alliance with Computer Associates, one of the world’s largest independent software companies on 2 February, 1998, in Bangalore
Pradeep with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in Seattle in 1998
Microland provides services to Amazon for their shopping comparison site called Junglee
Building technology communities with influencers and international conferences
India’s first truly International Technology Conference
Connectivity India (CI)
Expanding the Enterprise Networking market in India
Microland establishes India’s first annual technology conference where leaders from global technology companies would speak
N Vittal, Secretary, Department of Electronics, inaugurating CI '92 with Lim Soon Hock, VP & MD, Compaq Computer Asia Pacific and Pradeep Kar
Connectivity India '92
Enterprise wide connectivity
8 September, 1992 | Mumbai
Connectivity India '93
Enterprise wide connectivity
29 – 30 July, 1993 | New Delhi
James Richardson, VP, Marketing of Cisco, speaking at CI '94
Connectivity India '94
Connecting the enterprise
21 – 23 July, 1994 | Bangalore
Connectivity India '95
Connecting the enterprise
19 – 22 July, 1995 | Bangalore
Press coverage of the success of CI '95
Nandan Nilekani of Infosys speaking at CI '96
Connectivity India '96
Enterprise networking for the new millennium
17 – 20 July, 1996 | Bangalore
The scale of CI '97 changes. Hoardings and advertisements for the event all across the city
Connectivity India '97
Enterprise to Intranets: Business strategy 2000
16 – 19 July, 1997 | Bangalore
Connectivity India '98
The Net Era: Enabling the change
4 – 7 November, 1998 | Bangalore
Sanjay Kumar, CEO of Computer Associates, lighting the lamp at CI '98