Here are some pictures of our new India office. It's in the Raheja Arcade, smack in the center of the Koramangala, the IT district of Bangalore. I was deeply humbled to witness our expansion into India. In these tough economic times, not too many companies are expanding. We've been blessed to be a leader in the open source portal and collaboration space, where demand has actually gone up during this economic downturn because we've been able to deliver more bang for the buck than our commercial counterparts at IBM and Oracle.
They are really into ceremonies in India. I got to cut a ribbon.
This office is different from our other offices around the world in that it has two floors and many rooms. Our other offices follow the format of one big war room or several war rooms.
An office is nothing more than real estate and furniture. To make it work, you gotta add that secret ingredient... people. I'm amazed at the talent of our growing Indian team.
The opening ceremony was on Good Friday, and to my surprise, it was a public holiday in India. It's not even a public holiday in the US.