Noida, India, & New York, NY – September 30, 2011 – HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services company, today announced partnership with CAST, Inc., a world leader in software analysis and measurement to further strengthen HCL’s Software Assessment Services ‘ASSESS-SMART’ through the suite of CAST tools.
'ASSESS-SMART', which provides best-in-class software quality assessment service to HCL’s worldwide clients, will be augmented by the CAST Application Intelligence Platform (AIP) tool that allows analysis and measurement of essential structural quality attributes such as reliability, performance, security, maintainability and sizing of applications with varying complexity.
The CAST AIP along with HCL’s own proprietary IPs in this space will ensure a substantially reduced risk of high impact business disruptions due to application unavailability, security issues and performance problems in the application environment.
Rajiv Sodhi, Sr. Corporate Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Consumer Services, Manufacturing, Public Services, Enterprise Transformation and Strategic Sourcing, HCL Technologies, said, “As applications increasingly become core to the business transformation and operations of an enterprise, it has become important to embed greater degrees of predictability and performance assurance into the system. HCL is at the forefront of the next wave of establishing these quality standards of the future through its 'ASSESS-SMART' Services".
"Our alliance with CAST is one step in this direction and we are confident that their suite of tools will further augment our capabilities to deliver increased quality and cost-effectiveness of application development and maintenance initiatives to our customers", he added.
"CAST, the world leader in software analysis and measurement, recently recognized by Gartner as having "the potential to change the Application Services market in a significant way" helps global application outsourcing leaders like HCL Technologies to produce and certify high quality business applications based on universally accepted software quality standards such as CISQ. The client set of our partner will stand to immensely benefit from this partnership." said Vincent Delaroche, CEO, CAST.
CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $90 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.castsoftware.com.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on 'transformational outsourcing,' underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of 'Employees First, Customers Second' which empowers our 77,046 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.5 billion (Rs. 16,034 crores), as on 30 June 2011 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com.
HCL is a $6 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 85,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com.
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