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Monday, November 2, 2009

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IBM, HP shortlisted for $700 million Microsoft deal

Multinational outsourcing firms IBM and HP have been shortlisted for around $700-million contract for managing Microsoft’s global network of desktops, servers and other IT infrastructure, as the world’s biggest software maker seeks to lower its operational costs and focus better on its core business.

India’s top outsourcing vendors had also bid for this contract, but they lost out to the multinational rivals who have better global footprints and are even ready to take over assets, including Microsoft’s staff.

“This was one contract where most of us were bidding hard, especially given the kind of customer we are talking about, but global service providers seem to have taken a lead,” said a senior executive at one of the tech firms involved during the early-stage of bidding.

Another person based in the US and familiar with this contract said, Microsoft had issued a global request for proposal (RFP) few months ago for this contract. Officials at Microsoft India did not respond to an e-mail query sent by ET.

The global IT infrastructure market has been growing exponentially over the past few years. The top-15 vendors, analysed by Forrester in a recent report, provided remote and onsite services for about 16.7 million desktops, 1.7 million servers and 23.4 million users globally. These vendors, including IBM, HP-EDS, CSC and some Indian tech firms, delivered $83.9 billion worth of infrastructure services past year.

“Some clients clearly will require the scope only an IBM or HP can deliver, but many don’t,” said Paul Roehrig, principal analyst at Forrester Research. “All of the India-centric firms, included in the study — Cognizant, HCL Technologies, Infosys, TCS, and Wipro — have excellent forward-looking strategies for the infrastructure business,” he added.

On their part, Indian tech firms, such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro, have made substantial progress in gaining market share when it comes to application development, maintenance and back-office outsourcing, however, outsourcing of computer hardware maintenance is an area where multinational rivals still lead.

“In areas where infrastructure can be managed remotely, Indian vendors are as good as anybody else, however, there are certain pieces of infrastructure management, such as end user computing, where they do not have enough global resources,” said Siddharth Pai, managing director of outsourcing advisory firm TPI India. Indeed, when HCL recently won over $350 million infrastructure from Reader’s Digest Association in March this year, it involved remote management of the publisher’s desktops and servers.

Apart from having substantial onshore resources, some infrastructure outsourcing contracts also involve financing, which is readily offered by vendors such as IBM and HP. India’s pure software vendors do not have hardware products to be bundled with such contracts. Moreover, because of asset transfer, most infrastructure deals offer lower operating margins when compared with application development and maintenance contracts.

“In a $500-million contract, involving only people, the margins can be $100 million, but when it includes asset transfer, the margins can hit $55 million,” argued Mr Pai. While lower margins may be making it less attractive for Indian companies to pursue large infrastructure outsourcing contract, they are ready to execute projects, involving remote delivery, which helps them retain their margins.

“Although dwarfed in size by the legacy global service provider firms, India-centric firms, including Cognizant, HCL Technologies, Infosys, and TCS, also landed among the leaders by showing good delivery capability and generally strong forward-looking strategies for the global infrastructure services business,” added Mr Roehrig of Forrester.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Oracle ends computer tie-up with HP

Oracle Corp has ended a high-profile computer-building partnership with Hewlett-Packard Co as Oracle prepares to acquire Sun Microsystems Inc, a rival of HP.

Sun, the world's No. 4 server maker, and Oracle have jointly developed a second-generation version of a specialized database computer, dubbed Exadata. Oracle and HP launched the first version a year ago.

Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison unveiled the new machine on Tuesday, almost a year after he announced his company's entry into the hardware business with help from HP. At the time, he said that HP would be a key ally in that effort.

But the dynamics of that relationship have changed since April, when Oracle agreed to buy Sun for more than $7 billion. Hewlett-Packard and Sun are fierce rivals in the markets for server computers and storage equipment.

The new Exadata computer is the first of what Ellison has said will be many products that wed Sun's hardware with Oracle's software.

An Oracle spokeswoman said Oracle would continue to sell the Exadata computers, built in partnership with HP, until existing inventory is sold out, if customers request that model.

Officials at Hewlett-Packard could not be reached for comment.

When Ellison unveiled the HP partnership a year ago, he told customers that the product could not have been developed without that company's assistance.

On Tuesday he bragged that Sun's technology made the database computer far superior to hardware from rivals including Teradata Corp and Netezza Corp.

"Everything is bigger about Exadata, Version 2. Everything is faster about Exadata, Version 2," he said during a presentation to customers that was broadcast over the Internet.

Oracle does not break out sales of the Exadata machine. But during the company's most recent earnings call, Ellison said that it was one of the most successful products he had launched since he founded the company more than 30 years ago.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


HP sales and profit fall, but tech giant says it's poised for a turnaround

After months of bad economic news, the world's biggest technology company said Tuesday that business appears to be stabilizing — and that was enough for some industry analysts to breathe a sigh of relief.

But Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd said he's still not ready to declare that things have turned around. HP reported total sales of $27.5 billion for the quarter ending July 31, down 2 percent from a year ago, and a profit of $1.6 billion, down 19 percent. Still, those numbers were better than analysts had expected and the company itself projected in May.

"It definitely looks like the worst is behind us," said Brent Bracelin, an investment analyst at Pacific Crest Securities. "We're starting to pull out of the severe downturn you saw in the first half of the year."

Other leading tech companies, including Cisco Systems and Intel, have said in recent weeks that they believe the worst effects of the global recession are behind them. Hurd at HP has been more conservative in his assessments.
"We're encouraged by the stability we're beginning to see in the market, but we're not yet at the point where we're ready to call it a turn," Hurd said during a conference call Tuesday.

Many analysts view HP as a barometer for the overall tech industry because it sells a wide range of consumer and business products in markets around the world. It sells more personal computers than any other company and is a market leader in servers, printers and other segments.

The latest quarterly earnings report showed sales were up slightly from $27.4 billion in the previous quarter of this year, and Chief Financial Officer Cathie Lesjak predicted more improvement in the current three-month period — although "slightly below" the increase that HP typically sees in its fall quarter.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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HP May Be Backing Away From Its Outsourcing Business: Report

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) is considering selling or shutting down parts of its outsourcing business, which may include parts of its EDS business, acquired last year in a bid to better compete against IBM (NYSE:IBM), according to published reports.

HP CEO Mark Hurd is considering the move to pull back from HP's relatively low-margin business process outsourcing business, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources.

"The calculation is, can we get more cash for this asset now vs. the cash flow the asset is expected to generate in coming years?" Reuters quoted one source it said was familiar with HP's plans.

More details may become available when HP reports its earnings on Tuesday afternoon. HP declined to talk about the possible change in its outsourcing business and about whether it would discuss such a change at its earnings call.

If true, the move would be a significant change for HP and its strategy of competing against archrival IBM with its acquisition last year of EDS.

HP acquired global integrator EDS last year for $13.9 billion in a bid to challenge IBM for global leadership in the services business. EDS at the time was one of the largest vendor-independent outsourced services companies in the world, and an integration partner of both HP and IBM.

The takeover of EDS was expected by HP to immediately make the combined company a formidable competitor against IBM in enterprise services. Prior to the acquisition, in the first quarter of 2008, HP's global services business generated $4.4 billion in revenue, compared to $14.6 billion for IBM.

IBM in the second quarter of 2009 reported global technology services revenue of $9.1 billion, down 10 percent from the previous year, and global business services of $4.3 billion, down 15 percent.

HP on Tuesday said its third quarter 2009 services revenue increased 93 percent to $8.5 billion, compared to the same quarter last year, due primarily to the EDS acquisition. This includes infrastructure technology outsourcing revenue of $3.9 billion, and a total revenue for technology services, application services and business process outsourcing of $4.5 billion.
Source: ChannelWeb

HP Wins Application Management Outsourcing Deal with German Firm MLP

HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a six-year applications management outsourcing deal with MLP, an independent financial services and wealth management consulting company in Germany, that will enable MLP to increase business development.

The agreement reduces MLP's financial risk by offering pay-per-use pricing and increases the company's flexibility to respond to changing business priorities with adjustable service levels. In addition, HP will help MLP reduce costs by standardizing technology processes and leveraging a global delivery model.

MLP also extended its existing infrastructure technology agreement for management of three data centers, network devices, distributed servers, Lotus Notes messaging and end-user PCs to 2015.

Under the new applications management contract, HP will manage key applications that support sales, customer service and the design of new products. These include MLP's SAP applications and the customer relationship management that is part of its broker platform, as well as its business intelligence, document management and custom JavaTM applications. Additionally, HP will be responsible for the complete life cycle management of the applications, from development to implementation, including quality assurance and operations.

"With the new contract, we are able to focus our IT assignments close to the core of our businesses," said Klaus Strumberger, chief information officer, MLP. "Thanks to the modularity and flexible pricing of these services, we will be able to reduce risk while improving our ability to adapt to changing business needs."

HP's current infrastructure agreement is based on the concept of utility pricing, where services are bundled and invoiced on a pay-per-use model. This same model will be used for the applications management deal. This will allow MLP to quickly scale infrastructure and applications up or down to meet changing business requirements.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

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MphasiS to buy AIG's India IT services unit

Source: Reuters
* AIG Systems Solutions has over 800 staff at two centres
* MphasiS shares rise more than 4 percent after announcement (Adds details, share price)

Indian software services firm MphasiS (MBFL.BO) said on Wednesday it would buy the India-based IT services and solutions arm of American International Group (AIG.N), as the bailed out U.S. insurer looks to sell some units. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

AIG Systems Solutions Private Ltd, which provides IT services to AIG companies worldwide, has more than 800 staff at its facilities in Indian cities of Chennai and Kolkata, MphasiS said in a statement.

Shares in MphasiS, majority owned by Electronic Data Systems Corp, a unit of Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N), rose as much as 4.3 percent after the news in the weak main Mumbai market .BSESN.

The shares, however, gave up its gains later in the day on profit taking to drop 1.3 percent to 493.90 rupees by 0635 GMT, while the main market fell 1.9 percent.

MphasiS, which gets more than 39 percent of its revenue from its financial services and insurance industry clients, will be able to boost its offerings for the insurance sector with this acquisition, said a company statement.

AIG Systems offers services such as application development and maintenance, testing, product development and support, the statement said.

Indian outsourcing companies have been buying local IT services units of the global financial giants, who are reeling under the impact of the financial meltdown, to boost their service offerings and acquire new customers. In December, Wipro Ltd (WIPR.BO), India's third-ranked IT services firm, announced the acquisition of Citi Technology Services Ltd for $127 million, as the embattled Citigroup (C.N) looked to shed assets outside its core business. [ID:nBOM394322]

AIG, once the world's largest insurer, is also winding down some units and selling others to cut risky investments and raise cash to repay $80 billion in taxpayer loans.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


HP slashes EDS employees salary by 30%

Hewlett-Packard, the world's no. 1 PC manufacturer, has reportedly slashed the salaries of EDS employees by 30 per cent.

HP, which bought Texas-based EDS in May 2008, reportedly termed the cuts a part of its efforts to integrate EDS' consulting business and to bring EDS' salaries closer in line with similar HP positions.

The company is said to be working on a strategy to ensure that employees in both EDS and HP holding the similar positions receive the same compensation.

According to a company statement, "As part of the EDS integration process, a project was undertaken to ensure that employees in both EDS and HP, holding the same roles, receive comparable compensation based on market rates. While pay will not be impacted for the majority of employees as a result of this process, some employees will receive pay reductions while others will benefit from salary increases."

Earlier in April, California-based HP instituted a one-month, 10 per cent pay cut for EDS employees in the US and Puerto Rico with salaries in excess of $40,000. The company had then told the employees that no permanent salary cuts are being considered.

After posting poor fiscal results in February, HP announced across the board pay cuts for all its employees in the range of 2.5 per cent to 20 per cent.

In May 2008, HP signed a deal to acquire IT outsourcer EDS for $13.9 billion, or $25.00 per share. The deal helped expand HP's IT services business and catapult it to the number two spot close behind IBM in IT services.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Ex-employees sue HP on unpaid incentives

Three former Hewlett-Packard Co salespeople sued the printer maker alleging they were denied tens of thousands of dollars in commissions because of a malfunction in the company’s order-management system.

As many as 50,000 current and former salespeople haven’t received commissions and bonuses because of problems with the software system that tracks sales, called Omega, according to a lawsuit filed with federal court in San Francisco.

Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest maker of personal computers and printers, said on August 5 that about 2,000 members of its global sales team of 23,000 were affected by the Omega glitch. The company was working to fix the problem, spokeswoman Gina
Giamanco said then.

The complaint was filed by Shaun Simmons, a former sales representative who says he’s owed at least $30,000 in commissions, and two other former salespeople. All three reside in Colorado. They seek to represent all Hewlett-Packard salespeople who didn’t get paid and recoup their bonuses and commissions.

Barry Dunn, a Colorado attorney representing the former HP workers, and Christina Schneider, a spokeswoman for Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett-Packard, didn’t immediately return voice-mail messages seeking comment after regular business hours.

HP And IBM Snatch Hundreds Of Sun Customers

Hewlett-Packard and IBM are aggressively picking off huge numbers of Sun customers as Oracle remains tied up in discussions with antitrust regulators over its pending acquisition of Sun. HP has been brazenly exploiting Oracle's status in legal limbo with messages saying, "HP To Sun Customers: We've Got Your Back."

While Oracle's legal team has been attempting to ensure U.S. and European regulators that it will not inhibit its competitors from having full access to Sun's widely used Java programming language, "Hewlett-Packard says it persuaded more than 100 Sun customers to buy HP's servers and storage systems in the past six months," reports the the San Jose Mercury News website.

And IBM, whose equally aggressive message to Sun customers has been "Don't settle for an uncertain future," has also been blitzing those accounts, according to the "IBM Vice President Scott Handy said this week that his company had more than 250 sales "wins," in which Sun customers chose IBM products in the first half of 2009, with most coming in the second quarter."
Source: InformationWeek

Saturday, July 25, 2009

HP targets publishing, pharma industry in Gujarat

The imaging and printing division of Hewlett-Packard India (HP) will be focusing on pharma and publishing industry in Gujarat in the near future. The company is also planning to increase its footprint in the state, which accounts for around 17 per cent of HP’s business.

“We will look at bigger opportunities in markets like pharma and publishing for our digital printing business. Around 80 per cent of pharma revenues comes from Gujarat. Publishing industry is also growing rapidly at 30 per cent per annum.

Therefore, it is being looked from a strategic perspective as far as the digital printing business in Gujarat is concerned,” said Puneet Chadha, director - graphic solutions business, imaging and printing group, Hewlett-Packard India

The company has already strengthened its position in the digital printing space by launching its Indigo Digital Offset Press in Gujarat. For this, HP has tied up with Gandhinagar-based Printwell Offset, an end-to-end digital offset printing solutions provider.

“The Indigo Digital Offset Press will offer a range of unique offerings for home consumers as well as businesses that address the latent gaps in the conventional analogue-based printing industry,” Chadha added.

According to Chadha, typically, an Indigo Digital Offset Press installation costs around Rs 3 crore.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


H-P's EDS inks $90M contract in Chile

Electronic Data Systems Corp., now owned by Hewlett-Packard Co., won a $90 million contract in which the firm will provide business technology services to three Chile-based financial services firms. The firms are Nexus, Redbanc and Transbank.

Plano-based EDS was bought by Palo Alto-based H-P last year. EDS will help the Chilean companies consolidate five data centers, while also designing and constructing a new data center near Santiago that will be large enough in scale to support all three clients. EDS also is expected provide support services for 1,200 employees in the companies’ facilities throughout Chile.

EDS also will work on the companies’ telecommunications infrastructure and manage all servers, PCs and information security systems, the company said in a statement.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

MphasiS partners UK firm for automation technology

IT services firm MphasiS on Wednesday said it has partnered with UK-based software vendor Singularity for using the latter's technology for automation of business processes for its clients.

Under the agreement, MphasiS will use Singularity's business process management (BPM) technology to automate processes for clients across sectors like financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, communications, transportation, consumer and retail and energy, MphasiS said in a statement.

BPM technology eliminates unnecessary steps and reduces manual inputs in a process, increasing the number of activities that can be carried out in parallel, which results in reduced costs and management overhead as well as increased throughput capacity.

"This alliance in particular reflects our long-term focus on driving new levels of efficiency in knowledge intensive sectors such as banking, energy and health-care," Singularity Chief Executive Officer Padraig Canavan said.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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American Express inks outsourcing deal with HP EDS

HP's services company EDS wins five-year technology contract to manage desktops, voice and data networks

EDS Monday announced it had landed a five-year technology services deal to manage desktops, voice and data networks for American Express. The financial terms were undisclosed.

American Express signed the deal with EDS, an HP company, in December 2008 and reported the transaction had been completed without interruption to the company's business operations. Under the terms of the deal, EDS is managing American Express's user desktop computing environments as well as its global voice and data networks.

"Our goal is to drive American Express' growth, innovation and customer service using secure technology that enables a more productive, efficient and collaborative workplace," said Matthew Robinson, CTO at American Express, in a statement. "Our partnership with EDS will enable us to do this while continuing to decrease operating costs."

The contract involves EDS providing on-site services for about 60,000 employees worldwide and includes EDS' financial services industry knowledge, EDS executives say.

"American Express was looking for a partner to manage and transform its technology environment for better business outcomes," said Mark DeBenedictus, vice president of Financial Services at EDS, in a statement. "To do this, we're combining EDS' financial services industry knowledge with workplace and network services expertise."

This deal adds to HP's momentum in 2009. According to Gartner, HP-EDS won five of the largest deals in 2008 and then in April announced EDS Advanced Solutions (a subsidiary of EDS) had inked a $586 million, 12-year deal with British Columbia Ministry of Labor and Citizen's Services for hosting and data center services. EDS earlier this year inked a 10-year, $1 billion deal with Aviva, which industry watchers said was becoming less common.

"TPI continues to see overall total contract value size decrease, which is a function of shorter contract duration (under five years) and more discrete sourcing," said Mike Slavin, partner and managing director, CIO Services North America at TPI. "A significant percentage of our engagements are now below the $25 million threshold."

Friday, June 19, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent To Transfer About 1,000 Jobs To HP

Alcatel is to transfer about 1,000 workers to HP as part of a ten year "alliance" between the two firms that will see the Californian firm take over most of the French telecoms company's IT operations. The firms described their tie-up as a "10-year global alliance to help customers leverage the convergence of telecommunication and IT."

The firms said they would "launch a global go-to-market program to transform communication networks into converged, next-generation infrastructures" and "offer services to manage the new and existing infrastructures for customers looking for flexible sourcing options."

They will also work together to push communications solutions to mid- and large-size enterprises and the public sector, via HP resellers or as managed services. These offerings will see Alcatel Lucent's IP telephony, unified communications, mobility, security and contact centre offerings bundled with HP IT offerings.

The tie-up could realise "multi billion euros in net revenues" for the partners over ten years.

So far, so much marketing waffle. Alcatel-Lucent's workforce will feel a more immediate impact when HP takes over a chunk of the ailing telco's IT infrastructure.

According to a memo seen by El Reg, this will see HP take over around 60 per cent of Alcatel's IT operations, with around 1,000 staff moving to the tech firm.

This will, of course, be done in full compliance with the relevant labour laws. However, staff may be wary of moving from an outfit like Alcatel-Lucent, with an ex-nationalised firm's attitude to layoffs, to the more aggressive personnel approach of HP.

The memo claims "This is an ideal time for making a move like this, because we believe the convergence of IT and telecom is inevitable and there is no other global alliance that exists today between a telecom leader and an IT leader."

No arguing with that. In fact, it's what telecoms firms and computer firms have been saying for years whenever they tie-up in the hope of leveraging their strengths to better extract cash from converging tech and telecoms. In fact, it's pretty much what HP and Alcatel (pre Lucent) said when they struck a similar alliance to target SMBs back in 2003.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Telstra Awards $1.2bn Contracts To IBM, EDS, Infosys

Telstra today announced that it had pared down the number of its major outsourcers to three, granting EDS, Infosys and IBM around $1.2 billion worth of new contracts.

The five-year contracts came out of the company's IT transformation plans to modernise its ageing legacy systems. According to the company, the transformation program had allowed it to review its IT contracts and systems, consolidating work carried out in application development and maintenance and infrastructure build management and support.

EDS and Infosys received the go ahead to work on application development and maintenance worth $450 million combined, although IBM will remain a strategic partner. EDS' portion will net it $190 million but has additional discretionary components, which could raise the bar to $334 million.

IBM meanwhile has nabbed itself a new contract to manage Telstra's infrastructure, worth $745 million over five years. The agreement covers datacentre mainframe operations, a proportion of mid-range operations and maintenance. Telstra hoped to increase the remote management capability of its systems and to reduce infrastructure build time.

"This is an important milestone for Telstra IT. One of the key outcomes of our IT transformation is the delivery of operational excellence," Telstra CIO John McInerney said in a statement.

All three of the vendors had already been working for the company, but survived a contractor cull that the telco had flagged last year. IT said that it intended to lower the number of its contractors to two from the original count of four: EDS, IBM Global Services, Infosys and Satyam.

The final number, three, has lead to only Satyam being kicked out of the telco's deals, as was reported last year.

Satyam has been having trouble since a scandal earlier this year where it was revealed that the company's former chairman Ramalinga Raju had been doctoring the company's books.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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HP profits down, to cut another 6,400 jobs

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it plans to cut 6,400 more workers — or 2 percent of the company's total work force. The cuts are on top of the 24,600 layoffs HP is doing as part of its huge acquisition of technology services provider Electronic Data Systems, and will come from its product businesses.

Palo Alto-based HP, whose products include PCs, printers, computer servers and toner cartridges, announced the additional cuts Tuesday in a conference call with analysts to discuss the company's fiscal second-quarter results.

HP's chief financial officer, Cathie Lesjak, told analysts the new cuts will be "targeted actions to structurally change and improve the effectiveness of our product businesses," but didn't provide more details. The new cuts will happen over the next year.

HP reported Tuesday that its profit dropped 17 percent to $1.72 billion, while sales fell 3 percent to $27.4 billion, in the latest period.

HP had 321,000 employees as of Oct. 31 of last year, the latest period for which headcount data is publicly available.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hewlett-Packard-owned EDS closes in on Fidelity BPO

Hewlett-Packard (HP)-owned EDS is leading the race to acquire Fidelity’s IT captive operations in India in a transaction worth roughly $150 million, three people close to the development said. ET has also learnt that the deal is expected to close in 3-4 weeks, with EDS securing a long-term outsourcing contract worth over $500 million from Fidelity, the world’s largest mutual fund company.

Fidelity is also a significant client for Infosys Technologies, with over 3,000 employees working on the account. The domestic tech giant secures roughly $50 million annually from the contract. People familiar with the discussions said Fidelity could consolidate its outsourced work, if a deal with HP-EDS combine is concluded.

Polaris, HP to provide software solutions in India

Polaris Software Lab Ltd said on Monday it has tied up with Hewlett-Packard's India unit to jointly market a range of solutions covering software, services and system integration for local businesses.

The two companies will provide services in the financial services and software testing segments, Polaris said in a statement to the stock exchange.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

U.S. General Services Administration Selects EDS, an HP Company, for Alliant Contract

EDS, an HP company, today announced it has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide information technology (IT) solutions for all federal government agencies under the GSA Alliant contract.

The Alliant government-wide acquisition contract has a five-year base period followed by a five-year option period and serves as a centralized source to buy integrated IT products and services.

EDS is one of 59 companies that may compete for task orders under the $50 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract.

Friday, March 20, 2009

HP India launches HP Software University

Hewlett-Packard (HP) in partnership with the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) on Thursday announced the launch of ‘HP Software University’ (HPSU). This first of its kind program from HP in the non-enterprise training space aims to address the growing demand of software testing professionals in India.

The program will offer students accredited training on HP Software and a curriculum path surrounding various testing software from HP like Quick Test professional and LoadRunner. Certified professionals would gain access to special HP Software online resources providing the latest in software news, product information, job openings and more.

The university will be initially launched in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida, Chennai and Bangalore and HP has plans to add more cities over the next few months.

Keshava Raju, CEO, the Indian Institute of Hardware Technology, said, “Keeping in mind the tremendous market for soft ware testing tools, we have partnered with HP. With this program, our graduates will be equipped with unique skills that will benefit and make them more marketable.

"We want to expose our students to products and technologies used by leading corporations in the real world," he added.
“HP Software University is aimed at providing students a competitive edge in the software testing industry. With HPSU, students and professionals will have access to numerous opportunities in the technology industry," said Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director, HP India.

The HP Software University is the only HP authorized program offering students and professionals the opportunity to attend an official and accredited training on HP Software testing tools.

"The HP software university’s mission is to prepare its students for the real world of business and IT," said Roy Chermana, director, Educational Services - HP Software, APJ. "The program and its students will be directly monitored by an HP worldwide team at each stage right from the inception to final certification."