HCL Technologies Releases Domino Volt After Revealing It Doesn’t Expect Any “Significant” Impact From COVID-19

HCL Technologies, an Indian multinational information technology service and consulting giant, has announced new developments to its HCL Software division with the release of HCL Domino Volt. This is a new product that provides low-code app building capabilities for IT teams and business users, with a simple and intuitive interface that allows users to easily create and customize apps, collect and track information, and automate processes.

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Domino Volt promises to build apps 60-70% faster, turn spreadsheets into apps within minutes, install quickly without additional admin or training while being "built for use worldwide."

“Domino Volt continues our mission of relentlessly innovating and modernizing the Domino apps that run the business of more than 15,000 customers worldwide. With this release, we are empowering the business users closest to daily processes and issues to build their own apps that not only solve their challenges but align with their business processes and workflows,” said Darren Oberst, CVP, and Head of HCL Software. “From departmental to mission-critical apps, we want to extend the value of Domino to everyone in the organization.”

HCL became responsible for the development of Domino products after entering into an agreement with IBM in 2017. It acquired the software in 2019 amongst other select IBM products including IBM AppScan, IBM BigFix, IBM Marketing Software (formerly Unica), and IBM WebSphere Commerce.

This coincides with the availability of version 12.0 of its cloud-native Unica platform, which has over 200 enhancements, 25 new features, over 90 native reports, and a new UI/UX.

While most companies are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, HCL released a statement saying otherwise. “We are confident our business model will help us to emerge stronger in the longer term as it has been built for resilience during tough times.”

Though, the company has taken strides to do its bit during the crisis. HCL has set up an integrated control center at one of its facilities in Noida for the Gautam Buddh Nagar district administration in response to the pandemic. The center, which can be reached via a toll-free number, will screen callers who have queries about the virus before transferring them to a team of doctors. It will handle reporting for all unconfirmed, suspected, and foreign return cases as well as facilitate mobile tracking and monitoring of all home quarantine cases and inputs from official government authorities.

"At HCL, we have always taken our responsibility towards the nation seriously and therefore, we pulled together all resources to set up this Integrated Control Center for the District Administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar in less than 72 hours. We will extend all possible support to the authorities in this time of national crises," said Sanjay Gupta, Corporate Vice President at HCL Technologies.