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Extentia's Crèche is Featured in the Times of India – 'Crèche in offices help women strike work-family balance'

In-house child care centers and other important amenities are now available at several corporate firms across Pune. In this article, Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala talks about Extentia's crèche facility provided to its employees. Our Lead Quality Analyst, Nidhi Gupta, was also quoted saying how she could easily look after her child and that she "saw no reason in stopping work." Read more

'Mobile Advertising: Small Screen, Big Opportunity' – Extentia Article in the Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala writes that mobile has carved out a significant portion of the overall digital ad industry, much faster than expected. Read more

'Tech Ideas for Next-Gen Farmers' - Extentia's Agriculture App Development is Featured in the Times of India

The article talks about Extentia’s mobile technology for harvest forecasting, price estimation, transmitting data, and how it helps minimize losses. Read more

Extentia Partner Nervanix Wins Edtech Awards at Bett Asia Leadership Summit

The Bett Asia and IDA: EdTech Excellence Awards were presented, as part of the Bett Asia Awards, at the Bett Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore.
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Our SOS - Stay Safe! Safety App Features in Kippreport's '6 essential apps for emergencies'

Recent terrorist attacks around the world have hardened the reality that the safety of the public has always been at stake. In this article, our SOS – Stay Safe! personal safety application was featured in a list of six similar safety applications. The app lets you discreetly alert your friends and family in emergencies earning a prime spot in the article. Kippreport.com is a prevalent business magazine in the Middle East. Read more

Extentia Techquarium Session for SpiderLogic

At this Techquarium session, Extentia presented the Apple Watch, Moov, Neurosky MindWave, 3Doodler 2, Tile, Microsoft Band, Google Glass, Leap Motion and mini PC devices. Read more

Extentia Expands Technology Services and Operations in Europe

Article in the Business Standard about Extentia’s renewed commitment to the European market with Technology, Consulting, and Innovation for Mobile, Cloud, and Design. Read more

Extentia's Techquarium and Usability Sessions for CII’s Young Indians Covered in the Sakal Times

The Sakal Times covered our recent 'Techquarium and Usability' event at Extentia Tower on August 13. The event was organized for CII's Young Indians, which was the second such event hosted for the group. The article talks about the various devices showcased, how each device can help an individual perform a particular activity, and the impact it will have on our lives in the years to come. Read more

Coverage in Crème Magazine of the National Association for the Blind's Easy Access App and Extentia

The article features Dr. Homiyar Mobedji, CEO of the NAB who conceived the Easy Access app for the visually impaired to use smartphones. Read more

Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala on the Growth and Future of Cloud Computing in India – Afternoon Despatch & Courier

The cloud offers significant cost savings for small companies who don’t have a huge IT budget. The potential for cloud adoption in India in this area is huge. India is home to around 47 million small businesses, yet only 1 percent are online. Whilst forward challenges cited above remain, it is clear that cloud adoption in India is set to soar in coming years. Read more

Innovation, Usability & the Future – Article on Extentia Sessions at the Symbiosis Institute of International Business

Extentia presented Techquarium featuring wearables and 3-D printers at the Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) on Friday, August 7. CEO Umeed Kothavala also held an interactive session on usability at the institute. Read more | View pictures

Media Coverage of Social Media Day 2015 at Extentia

The Sakal Times covered our recent Social Media Day event – ‘Social Media and Business’ – at Extentia Tower, June 30. The event featured eminent entrepreneurs and executives from Pune, who talked about how they used social media for branding, promotion, and customer engagement.
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Coverage of ‘Easy Access’ – App for the Visually Impaired from the National Association for the Blind, Supported by Extentia

The Times of India and Sakal Times covered the National Association for the Blind’s (NAB) ‘Easy Access’ Android app in detail. They met Dr. Homiyar Mobedji, CEO – NAB, and Zainab Chinicumwala of BookShare at Extentia’s premises. Dr. Mobedji talked about NAB’s vision for the app, what was possible for the blind using it, its benefits, and future plans for ‘Easy Access’.

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Coverage of Extentia’s Session on Mobile Advertising in CII’s Young Indians’ Annual Report 2014-15

The article talks about the importance of mobile advertising, and how the usage of mobile technology for advertising is revolutionizing the way we market products and services.
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‘Extentia Wins Drama Premier League for Second Year in a Row’ – Our Drama Troupe ‘The Lollipops’ Featured in the Sakal Times

Extentia’s very own drama group ‘The Lollipops’ won the Drama Premier League (DPL) for the second year in a row. They performed ‘A Defenseless Creature’ from Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ series, based on short stories by Anton Chekhov. The Drama Premier League (DPL) is an inter-corporate drama competition.
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‘Every Drop Counts’ – Extentia’s Annual Blood Donation Drive

As part of our Sakaar program and in line with our ongoing commitment to support the extended community, Extentia hosted its annual blood donation drive in association with KEM Hospital, Pune. Representatives from the Infinite house organized the day event at the office in Koregaon Park.
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Extentia Wins the Drama Premier League for the Second Year Running

Extentia’s drama troupe ‘The Lollipops’ won the Drama Premier League (DPL) for the second year in a row. They performed ‘A Defenseless Creature’ from Neil Simon’s ‘The Good Doctor’ series, based on short stories by Anton Chekhov. In addition to winning the competition, Extentia also bagged the ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Director’ awards.
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3-D Printing Session at Extentia

Extentia had an interesting demo of a 3-D printer on Thursday, June 4. The presenter from Divide by Zero talked to us about the Accucraft i1250 machine, and what it could print. The session began with an introduction to 3-D printing, how it is different from traditional manufacturing, its evolution over the years, and its benefits – particularly savings on time and reduced wastage.
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Techquarium Session: ‘Cool Hardware’ Demoed Again at Extentia

Extentia’s latest Techquarium session on Tuesday, May 13, was attended by the company’s clients and partners, along with technology enthusiasts. Techquarium is a platform to demonstrate new technology devices. These are regularly scheduled sessions where these gadgets are showcased, and audiences experiment with them.

Session on the Use of Neuroscience in Education at Extentia

Adam Hall and Dr. Steve Miller from our partner Nervanix spoke to Extentians about neuroscience on Monday, May 11. In a riveting session, they explained what the field was about, and how it relates to education. Nervanix, in partnership with Extentia, makes software based on neuroscience that helps track students’ attention, absorption, and progress in learning.
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Our Map Plotter Ranks Among the Top 100 Apps in the ‘Popular’ Category on Salesforce’s AppExchange

Map Plotter maps and locates accounts, contacts, and leads on Google Maps. It also shows information of places nearby, optimum travel routes with directions between 2 map points.
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Extentia Breakfast Talk – Musical Quotient 2 Happiness Quotient

Himanshu Nanda – Director (Music) of Chinmaya Naada Bindu spoke to Extentians on Tuesday, May 5. He talked about the essence of Indian classical music and the impact it has on daily life. Mr. Nanda is a renowned flautist and disciple of Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia.
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Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala is Quoted in Times Ascent on ‘Bullies Beware!’

Corporate bullying is a sensitive issue and strict measures must be taken to ensure zero tolerance for bullies. The article talks about workplace bullying, its various forms, and how companies are striving to nip it in the bud.
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‘Travel Simplified’ – Our Trip in a Pocket Travel Mobile App is Featured in the Indian Express

Travel mobile applications are on the rise, as users are now looking for quick, easy, and hassle-free solutions. The article highlights the importance of travel and mobility and also talks about the various features travel firms are introducing to ease the user’s travel booking experience. Our travel mobile app, Trip in a Pocket, is an easy to use itinerary management tool for travel agents.
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The Extentia Newsletter, Spring 2015 – Latest News, Events, and Updates from Us!

Here’s the latest Extentia newsletter – the Spring 2015 edition! Find out what’s been happening with us over the past few months. Learn about our news, announcements, Extentian anniversaries, company activities, and more. Do take a look, share with others, and be sure to send in your feedback.
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Umeed Kothavala, CEO of Extentia, Talks to TechHerald About the Company’s Focus, Tech Challenges, Skills and More

In this interview Umeed Kothavala talks about the latest IT trends, new technology devices, and emerging markets and domains. He also shares the overall plan and focus areas for Extentia in the next two years.
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Extentia Annual Party Marks the Company’s 16th Anniversary

Extentia celebrated its 16th anniversary with a party on Friday, March 13 at the Poona Club. Entertainment on stage featured Bollywood dances, skits, music, and humorous routines.
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Extentia Breakfast Talk – Farming in New Zealand

Chris and James West of AgTract, New Zealand, gave Extentians a ‘Breakfast Talk’ on Wednesday, March 18. They spoke about contracting on farms, logistics, and dairy farming in New Zealand, as well as their lives in that country.
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‘What’s Happening on the Cloud’ – Article in WZCC’s Synergyz Magazine by Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala

How cloud computing is transforming businesses – benefits, challenges, and what’s ahead?
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Extentia and Tribeca Announce Partnership for Technology and Investment Consulting Services

Extentia Information Technology and Tribeca Companies will partner to offer specialized technology consulting services in North America. Offerings will include services for UX design, mobility and IoT, enterprise mobility, usability, marketing frameworks, travel, education, agriculture, and staffing.

Coverage of Our iHoli Mobile Application in the Navhind Times, APNNEWS, and Janpath Samachar (Hindi)

The articles highlight the app’s features and talk about how Indian communities worldwide would benefit with such an app. Developed especially for the ‘festival of colors’, iHoli is an innovative way to share pictures and greet family and friends.

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Extentia CEO Umeed Kothavala is Quoted in Union Budget Media Coverage

Comments related to provisions for the IT industry and entrepreneurship in the Union Budget 2015.

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Extentia Hosts Technology Hiring Event in Bangalore

Extentia Information Technology is hosting a hiring event in Bengaluru, India, on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The recruitment drive is aimed at candidates with PHP and ROR experience.

Recent News Coverage of Our SOS – Stay Safe! Personal Safety Application

In light of the recent safety and security concerns for women in India, a tremendous amount of press has been generated to create awareness. Among these, several articles illustrate the use of technology to help women fight violence. The articles talk about our SOS – Stay Safe! application, its key features, and how it conveys urgent messages quickly and discreetly during an emergency.
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Extentia and Five Star Announce Partnership for Niche Technology Consulting Services

Extentia Information Technology and Five Star Development, Inc. will partner to offer specialized technology consulting services in North America. Offerings will include services for UX design, mobility and IoT, enterprise mobility, usability, marketing frameworks, travel, education, agriculture, and staffing.

IoT, Mobile, Microsoft, Cloud, Salesforce, Open Source Technologies and UI/UX Expertise

Pittsburgh, PA, February 05, 2015: Extentia Information Technology and Five Star Development, Inc. will partner to offer specialized technology consulting services in North America. Offerings will include services for UX design, mobility and IoT, enterprise mobility, usability, marketing frameworks, travel, education, agriculture, and staffing.

Extentia is an Indo-German global technology consulting organization that was established in 1998. It delivers solutions to clients worldwide, with extensive experience across the domains of education, agriculture, travel, healthcare, and content publishing, including several enterprise deployments.

The company has had a presence in the United States for over a decade, with projects delivered for several longstanding customers in North America.

Since 1997, Five Star Development, Inc. has provided custom training design and technology development services to global corporations, educational institutions, government, and nonprofit organizations. It has helped the employees, customers, and partners of some of the world’s most successful companies be more self-sufficient, productive, and engaged. Five Star’s North America based team of project managers, consultants, instructional designers, business analysts, and web/technical developers are committed to delivering training and technology solutions that deliver results and enable real change.

‘We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Five Star, and expand our technology advisory services for the Northeast – especially the Pittsburgh area,’ said Umeed Kothavala, CEO, Extentia Information Technology. ‘We expect that existing and new customers here will gain an advantage with our pooled experience, and innovative offerings.’

‘Five Star is very pleased to be expanding our long-standing, collaborative relationship with Extentia as their North American business analyst/project management partner.’ said Lou Camerlengo, President/Co-founder Five Star. ‘Though based on different continents, our cultures, values, development processes, and client satisfaction metrics are remarkably similar. This results in seamless project execution and increased value for our combined clients.’

Extentia’s highly regarded CONNECT global internship program has been active in the United States since 2007, and provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to intern with the company. Students from universities in the U.S. and Canada have successfully participated in this competitive program.

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To know more about Five Star Development and Extentia’s services, or to schedule a consultation:

Press inquiries:

Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
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About Five Star Development

Since 1997, Five Star has provided custom training design and technology development services to global corporations, educational institutions, government, and nonprofit organizations. It helps the employees, customers, and partners of some of the world’s most successful companies be more self-sufficient, productive, and engaged. Five Star’s North American-based team of project managers, consultants, instructional designers, business analysts, and web/technical developers are committed to partnering with clients to develop training and technology solutions that deliver results and enable real change.Five Star designs and implements tailor-made technology solutions to solve complex business problems and automate routine work processes not found in out-of-the-box software packages. The company’s solutions enable collaboration, facilitate information sharing, improve organizational efficiency, and streamline the delivery of value to its clients. Additionally, Five Star provides comprehensive training design and development services to ensure its clients gain maximum advantage from the projects Five Star develops, as well as other initiatives. Through its Five Star Cares program, Five Star team members have contributed thousands of community service hours along with the company’s monetary contributions and in-kind services.

www.fivestardev.com

About Extentia Information Technology and iXtentia

Established in 1998, Extentia is an Indo-German global technology consulting organization that delivers solutions to clients in 5 continents. With strong technical skills in Microsoft, cloud, mobile, and open source technologies, Extentia has experience across multiple sectors including education, travel, agriculture, healthcare, and finance, with several enterprise deployments. Its much acclaimed Design Studio is a graphics design and UI group that actively supports a multi-skilled software development team. uXtentiaLabs is Extentia’s usability testing and research lab that provides User Centered Design services for software products and systems. ExSeed is a consulting arm that assists startups, early stage companies and businesses in IT and related spaces. Extentia has offices in India, the United States, Europe, the UAE, and the UK.

iXtentia is a division of Extentia that develops applications for Apple, Android, Windows Phone, and other mobile platforms. It also offers consulting for mobile strategy and marketing. Several iXtentia applications for the iPhone /iPad are listed among the top 200 on the App Store.

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‘Phones Offer Touch of Safety’. Our SOS – Stay Safe! App for Personal Safety in Realtor Magazine

The article talks about how mobile apps are on guard to alert authorities, if people are in a dangerous situation while on the job. Realtor is the official magazine of the National Association of Realtors in the United States.
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Extentia’s SOS – Stay Safe! Personal Safety App is Among ’10 Mobile Apps of 2014 to Make Life Simpler’

The article lists 10 best mobile applications that made 2014 interesting and simpler. The SOS – Stay Safe! personal safety app empowers women against assault. It conveys urgent messages quickly and discreetly during an emergency.
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