Microsoft and HCL Infosystems launch CoE

Mumbai: HCL Infosystems, in partnership with Microsoft launched centre of excellence (CoE) and will employ over 500 software professionals to create, design and deploy Microsoft technologies.

The CoE will leverage the system integration capabilities of HCL and Microsoft’s suite of products in the area of IT requirement of customers across verticals, which include Telecom, BFSI, Power, Defense, Retail, eGovernance, Media & Entertainment, and Microsoft based horizontal solutions in Health, Railways and Airports.

Both the firms also announced partnership to train and certify 50,000 students on Microsoft technologies, in three years, across 100 training centers — the HCL Career Development Centres — set up by HCL. The MS-HCL partnership is targeted at creating a sustained supply of skilled and certified manpower to address the employability issues of the IT and ITeS industry.

Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Corporation, said, "India is a very important market for us and this partnership will show the commitment that we have towards this market in terms of increasing the penetration of IT."

Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India, said, "All these are very significant to our continual efforts at partnering the Indian industry in its quest for success by leveraging the power of IT and enabling the uptake of IT across India".

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Source: Business Standard