HCL pioneers a state-of-the-art IT Management Centre (IMC) in Saudi …

HCL pioneers a state-of-the-art IT Management Centre (IMC) in Saudi Arabia

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and NOIDA, India–LAWFUEL- The Law Newswire – HCL Technologies Ltd. (“HCL”), a leading IT global services provider and Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Riyadh-based Economic Offset Program Company, have signed an agreement to implement IT (Information Technology) projects in Saudi Arabia.

Under the agreement, AEC and HCL Technologies (through its wholly owned subsidiary) will work jointly to implement and execute Integrated IT Solutions and Services for business transformation, covering the IT spectrum from end-to-end, including systems integration, package implementation, application development and maintenance, IT infrastructure Management and BPO. This strategic alliance offers the most comprehensive IT folio in the Saudi market.

The HCL-AEC alliance announcement coincides with the inauguration of HCL’s IT Management Centre (IMC) in Riyadh, which brings HCL’s pioneering Remote IT Management delivery model to the Middle East. The IMC will enable delivery of strong, process-based IT service management with predictable and consistent end-user performance, covering the technology domains of data centre, systems, storage, networks, security & end-user support.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Kiran Bhagwanani, Country Manager – India and Middle East, HCL Technologies said, “We are delighted to partner with AEC to present our IT Transformation folio to the Saudi market. This alliance is indeed an important milestone for the Saudi IT space as it merges HCL’s global thought leadership in IT with AEC’s strong roots, rich experience and business leadership in the local market.”

“HCL has been at the forefront in delivering integrated, multi-service projects with transformational benefits to our customers. Our IMC in Riyadh will introduce a world class IT Management delivery model to the region with its globally benchmarked processes and integrated service delivery framework‚ providing 24X7 proactive and predictable IT service management‚ which is truly reliable and scalable,” he added.

“This agreement represents a milestone in AEC’s diversification strategy. Our association with HCL highlights AEC’s growing capabilities as an IT provider in the region, which compliments our strong existing capabilities in the area of Telecom,” stated Dr. Ghassan AlShibl, President & CEO of AEC. “By working with an IT leader such as HCL, we can expand our services to address the needs of customers in the Kingdom, and also provide more development and job opportunities to qualified Saudis in the IT field.”

“HCL’s alliance with AEC is an important landmark for the Saudi IT market. India has already proved its mettle as the world’s preferred IT supplier and with this new alliance the Saudi companies can also benefit from the experience of a global IT leader like HCL who has a three decade long history of thought leadership behind it,” added the Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, MOH Farook.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is one of India’s leading global IT Services companies, providing software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and re-define the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 17 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 31st March 2007, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.27 billion (Rs. 5,675 crores) and employed 40,149 professionals. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL Technologies Infrastructure Services Division

HCL ISD is a leading IT services company (known and registered as HCL Comnet in the Indian market and a subsidiary of HCL Technologies Ltd.). A focused player in the IT services arena, HCL ISD seeks to provide simplified infrastructure solutions through delivering high-performance management services for complex, distributed infrastructure environments encompassing the Internet, Client and legacy based infrastructures. HCL ISD addresses the growing demand for the cost-effective management of technology infrastructure across geographically dispersed locations. With a mission to develop innovative solutions for enterprises worldwide, the company has developed a unique model for Remote IT infrastructure management that enables customer organizations to achieve superior infrastructure performance and significantly reduced costs through a global delivery model. For more information, please visit www.hclisd.com

About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 44,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 17 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.in

About AEC

AEC is the leading company in the region capable of providing sophisticated systems exceeding the most demanding standards. AEC is AS9100B (Aerospace Quality Management System – Manufacturing), AS9110 (Aerospace Quality Management System – Repair), and ISO 9001 certified. AEC is involved in a number of important national defense, telecom, and industrial projects. Currently more than 80% of AEC employees are Saudi nationals working in a variety of challenging technical and professional positions. AEC Charter includes the full value chain of services for advanced Electronic Products and Systems for a variety of customers. www.aecl.com

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