CA, Mahindra set up joint research centre

April 24th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam and Tech Mahindra have inked an agreement with CA Technologies, a global IT management and security software and solutions company, to set up a joint research centre in Pune.

William McCracken, CA Technologies chief executive officer and C.P. Gurnani, chief executive officer designate of Mahindra Satyam-Tech Mahindra launched the centre, which will focus on solutions in areas such as cloud and telecom.

The centre, which will initially have 70 employees, will work on six potential solutions. The first solution is slated for delivery in financial year 2013.

“We have been working together for nine months and we have agreed on a strategic partnership to drive IT especially in cloud and sales and services environment around the world. They bring to marketplace things we dont bring and we bring things they dont.

We believe partnering together allows us to drive innovation in market place for customers in a way that we wont be able to around the world, said McCracken.

He said while CA was working with many IT companies in India, the agreement with Mahindra Satyam was a step forward. It is just to install our software and we dont expand in a broader role from services point of view and this is somewhat unique in market place as it allows to partner with them without competing with them, he added.

This arrangement is closely aligned with our strategy of building an ecosystem of like minded partners, said Gurnani.

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