Bangalore is often called the Silicon Valley of India, or the IT hub of India. Almost every software engineer would have worked some part of his or her life in a Bangalore IT company. Here’s a little bit of history on Bangalore’s IT prowess.
In the 1980s, Wipro and Infosys were still taking small steps. Their IT arms were way too small to be recognized. It is then that Texas Instruments (TI) wanted to set up its overseas development center in India. This was slated to be a major cost advantage since the salaries of US engineers were relatively larger and their numbers were lesser than in Bangalore. The company approached Mumbai and Chennai, which presented bureaucratic hurdles. The next was Karnataka, where they were welcomed and treated in quite the opposite way. TI’s presence in India attracted several global IT majors such as IBM and Intel. One company led to another and soon, Bangalore became the IT capital of India. Initially, it was the entire city that became an IT capital. For this to happen in a concerted manner, certain areas became designated as IT hubs.
Marathalli, Electronic City, Whitefield, Bannerghatta Road and Bagmane Tech Park in CV Raman Nagar are the renowned IT hubs of the city. For Bangalore city to have accommodation space for these software engineers, apartments and hotel spaces are required. As the city grew in its stature as an IT destination, the number of service apartments and fully furnished apartments has also grown. Today professionals have a large number of options to stay in the city. Most of the IT areas have their own apartments. A search on the Internet is enough to reveal why revellers can get a homely atmosphere in the fully furnished apartments. Such apartments are also convenient when one needs to live for more than three months.