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TCS in tieup with NEC arm

Calcutta, Nov. 3: As part of its global expansion plans, the Rs 4,187-crore Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IT services major NEC Singapore.

“The two companies will collaborate in four areas—security products and solutions, sale of NEC supercomputers, e-government solutions and software development,” vice-president corporate communications Atul Takle said.

CMC, a TCS subsidiary, and Tata Elxsi, an affiliate hardware company, will also be partners to the alliance.

“The alliance with TCS will enable both companies to expand their core services significantly and help us leverage our key strengths to widen our market presence in Singapore, India and the rest of south-east Asia,” said Noel Hon, managing director of NEC Singapore.

“Both companies will jointly explore e-government and web integration projects in the Asean region,” explains Takle. “The alliance will make it easier for TCS to manage large IT implementation projects with Japanese MNCs in south-east Asia.” The Indian software major, along with the Japanese hardware firm, will jointly bid for managing systems integration and software development projects.

TCS expects to see a 10 per cent growth in revenues from the Asia-Pacific region on an expanded revenue base.

Besides Japan, TCS also plans to strengthen its network in the UK, Europe, US and south-east Asia. The alliance will jointly explore marketing and technology development within the region.

Under the MoU, CMC will help explore reselling opportunities and support advanced security products developed by NEC Singapore. TCS will also provide support and maintenance services for the high-technology products, which include fingerprint and voice identification and Iris recognition systems, in the Asean region.

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