Posts Tagged ‘IT’

‘Partnering for Success’ – Roche partners with Mahindra Satyam

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

(Source: Press release from Mahindra Satyam, dated: 19.05.2011)

Hyderabad, India – May 19, 2011: Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announced that it has inaugurated the Roche Offshore Delivery Center (ODC) at Hyderabad.

Christian Hebich, Global Head, IT End-User & Operations Services, Roche, inaugurated the state-of-the-art ODC which will be housed in Mahindra Satyam’s Infocity campus at Hyderabad. The Center will deliver services on application development, testing, project management, communications and training to support the design, build and deployment of IT Lifecycle Services.

“‘Partnering for Success’ reflects our organizational commitment to seamlessly collaborate with Roche IT and treat their end-customers as our own. Our acknowledged and proven excellence in delivery quality will be leveraged even further, to support Roche’s accelerated business growth,” said Vikram Nair, Senior Vice President & Head, Mahindra Satyam Europe.

The ODC inauguration is the beginning of a partnership between the two enterprises in the domain, which started with collaborative delivery of multiple services for the Process Alignment Program (PAP) to support the IT Lifecycle Services at the beginning of 2011.

The successful ‘Go-Live’ of the alignment project in 101 countries including Turkey, Brazil, United States, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, Poland, South Africa and India began in January this year.

“We are extremely pleased that Roche is partnering with Mahindra Satyam. This partnership enables us to create and deliver additional value to customers. This clearly demonstrates the growing confidence Roche has in the Knowledge-based IT Industry in India.” said Dr. Girish Telang, Vice-Chairman & Managing Director, Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd.

About Roche, India

Roche Products (India) Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as Roche Scientific Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in India in April, 1994. Roche has made personalised healthcare the cornerstone of its innovative strategy and the main focus is to bring clinically differentiated medicines to address unmet medical needs in the treatment of cancer and other complex diseases for the benefit of patients. With a patient-centric approach in mind, Roche in India has achieved the status of scientific leadership in the fields of Oncology, Transplantation & Anaemia, Virology and Rheumatology. Towards fulfilling the above objectives, the Company has focused its activities towards:-

  • Disseminating scientific and other information regarding availability and accessibility of Roche products and creating awareness among the medical fraternity, hospitals, institutions and patient community in India;
  • Marketing support services for all Roche products in India.
  • Ensuring registration of new products with the Health Authorities.
  • Supporting clinical trials in all therapeutic areas in compliance with applicable legislation.

For more information: www.roche.com

About Mahindra Satyam

Mahindra Satyam is a leading global business and information technology services company that leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance.

The company’s professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business process quality, engineering and product lifecycle management, and infrastructure services, among other key capabilities.

Mahindra Satyam is part of the $11.1 billion Mahindra Group, a global industrial federation of companies and one of the top 10 business houses based in India. The Group’s interests span automotive products, aviation, components, farm equipment, financial services, hospitality, information technology, logistics, real estate and retail.

Mahindra Satyam IMS is a leader in offering innovative and transformational infrastructure services to enterprises helping them build and manage their IT infrastructure more efficiently and effectively.

Mahindra Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

For more information, see www.mahindrasatyam.com

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Nokia cuts R&D jobs in India

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The Financial Express (27.04.2011) reports that the global mobile handset-maker Nokia would cut “up to 300 jobs in the R&D segment […] in India by the end of 2012”. Qutoing agencies it further states:

Without disclosing finer details, the official said that most of the people working on Symbian would be transferred to Accenture.

Sources said about 800-900 jobs are likely to affected in India in the R&D (Research and Development) segment. Nokia’s India operations has a total workforce of about 10,000. Out of them, around 1,500 employees are in the R&D section.

The Finnish major in a statement today announced plans to align its global workforce and consolidate site operations, which would result in cost reductions 1 billion euro.

Nokia plans to enter into a strategic collaboration with Accenture, whereby it would transfer its Symbian software activities as well as about 3,000 employees to that firm.

“Transitioning employees, located in China, Finland, India, United Kingdom and the United States, will initially work on Symbian software activities for Nokia,” it said.

Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/nokia-to-axe-up-to-300-jobs-in-india/782384/0# (Posted: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 at 1558 hrs IST)

Rs 15,000-tablet PC from HCL Info

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Indian firms jump in the fray…
New Delhi, March 28:

HCL Infosystems is all set to launch its range of made-in-India tablet PCs, with prices starting from about Rs 15,000. A formal announcement is expected this week, a source familiar with the development said.

“The Android-based HCL ME Tablets will be available in 7-inch and 10-inch screen sizes and three price points” Rs 14,990, Rs 25,790, and Rs 32,990.

Source: Business Line, 28.03.2011

Also see:  a report in the Economic Times

Tech Mahindra opens a new development centre in Bonn, Germany

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Delivering end-to-end Telecom solutions closer to customers

Bonn, 10th March, 2011: Tech Mahindra, India’s leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry and part of the US $ 8.25 Billion, Mahindra Group, announced the inauguration of its development centre in Bonn, Germany. The state-of-the art facility located in Sirius Business Park, encompasses fully-equipped infrastructure to service clients in Germany as well as Central Europe. Tech Mahindra, providing end-to-end telecom solutions to Telcos globally, has an annual turnover of US$ 976.6 Mn, of which, annual turnover of US$ 976.6 Mn, of which, the contribution of Europe is almost 54%. Within Europe, Germany is the largest revenue contributing country after UK, for Tech Mahindra. The company started its operations in Germany more than 10 years back with offices in Munich and Dusseldorf. Through this strategic move Tech Mahindra plans to further leverage its proven capabilities as a transformation partner and provide an array of business and technology, closer to the customer.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rishi Bhatnagar, AVP-Tech Mahindra said, “As a global player and leader in the Telecommunications domain, we are always keen on strengthening our local front-end capabilities in the region. This development centre will intensify Tech Mahindra’s reach, traction and growth plans within Germany, and enable us to transfer value advantage to our customers. Currently, we have three large engagements in Germany, supporting our Telcos with end-to-end development, Managed Services, large scale legacy outsourcing and transformation among others services. For Tech Mahindra, Europe is a critical market with immense potential and growth.”

The company has a global footprint in 25 countries with 126 clients worldwide. This new facility, equipped with world class infrastructure, will focus on building up localized capabilities to serve Tech Mahindra’s European clientele.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, part of the US$ 8.25 Billion Mahindra Group, India. With total revenues of US $ 976.6 million for FY0910, Tech Mahindra serves telecom service providers, telecom equipment manufacturers, and software vendors. Tech Mahindra enables clients to maximize return on IT investment by providing solutions which help the clients achieve shorter time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, and high customer satisfaction. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, and proven innovative delivery models. Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5, Tech Mahindra is supported by over professionals from across the globe who provide a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets.

For more details please contact:
Smriti Dave
Tel. +91 20 6601 8100, Extn.1779
Mobile: +91 9881124858
corporate.communications@techmahindra.com

Source: Company press release

Carl Zeiss Meditec Opens Center for Application and Research in Bangalore, India

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

CARIn (Center of Application & Research in India) focuses on research in the field of ophthalmology

JENA/Germany, 07.02.2011.
Carl Zeiss Meditec has opened its Center for Application and Research (CARIn) in India this weekend. With this move, Carl Zeiss Meditec is strengthening its presence in high growth markets like India and targeting its investments at research and development projects. Carl Zeiss has already been represented with its own sales and service company in the country’s large urban centers since 1997.

Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG and responsible for the Asia region on the Executive Board, since 1 January 2011, comments on the opening of CARIn as follows: “Carl Zeiss has been active in India for more than ten years. However, for our company the country is more than a sales market: our customer base, as well as the industrial and research landscapes, have a lot more to offer. Therefore, in India we are investing not only in the expansion of our sales and service network, but also in product and application development. In this process, we are working very closely with our customers and partners in science.”

“Innovations form the foundation of our strategy that makes the latest medical technology available to high growth markets like India,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. “In the past, we already succeeded in developing products tailored specifically to the needs of doctors in these countries. With our own Center of Application and Research in India and a team of highly motivated staff, we can work even more closely with customers on site and integrate their needs even more effectively into our product developments.”

Research and development activities of CARIn at a glance:

  • Define products for Rapidly Developing Economies (RDE), i.e. growth markets like India or China
  • Develop new products for these markets, in particular software and solutions that enhance workflow efficiency in doctors’ offices and hospitals
  • Develop clinical applications and studies
  • Collaborate closely with medial research institutes, hospitals and universities in India in order to jointly develop medical techniques and solutions

CARIn – Facts and figures
CARIn, the Center of Application & Research in India, is located in the immediate vicinity of the Carl Zeiss sales and service company in Bangalore. The research and development work will initially be focused on systems for use in ophthalmology. Over the long term, however, the R&D activities will be expanded to include the entire product spectrum of Carl Zeiss Meditec. The first employees for the new center have already been recruited. The capacity will be expanded to up to 50 staff in the mid term.

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CARIn, the new Centre of Application and Research of Carl Zeiss Meditec in Bangalore, India

Eva Sesselmann
Group Communications
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Phone: +49 3641 220-331
Fax: +49 3641 220-112
E-Mail: press@meditec.zeiss.com

Patrick Kofler
Investor Relations
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Phone: +49 3641 220-106
Fax: +49 3641 220-117
E-Mail: investors@meditec.zeiss.com

Number: 0014-2011-ENG OP

Source: http://www.zeiss.de/C1256A770030BCE0/WebViewTopNewsAllE/7D9C54AB8EEA5A51C125783000390A7A?OpenDocument