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HCL Technologies Named a Leader Among North American SOA Systems Integrators by Independent Research Firm

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May 21, 2009
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HCL has been named as a leader among North American SOA Systems Integrators by Forrester Research. According to the May 2009 report, "The Forrester WaveTM: North American SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009," a 62-criteria evaluation of North American service-oriented architecture (SOA) systems integrators, authored by Senior Analyst Tim Sheedy, "HCL is making great strides within its client base in the U.S. in delivering well-thought-out SOA-based solutions."

Strong Progress Made With U.S. Clients, Well Thought-Out SOA-Based Solutions Contributed to Placement

Sunnyvale/London/Noida/Dubai/Sydney - May 21, 2009 - HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT and engineering services provider, today announced that it has been named as a leader among North American SOA Systems Integrators by Forrester Research. According to the May 2009 report, "The Forrester WaveTM: North American SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009," a 62-criteria evaluation of North American service-oriented architecture (SOA) systems integrators, authored by Senior Analyst Tim Sheedy, "HCL is making great strides within its client base in the U.S. in delivering well-thought-out SOA-based solutions."

HCL delivers business transformation to its clients globally, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and research and development services and business process outsourcing. In particular, HCL has seen great growth in its North American client base in 2009, including 167 SOA projects in 2008. HCL has already announced several multi-million, multi-year client engagements in 2009, including agreements with Xerox, Reader's Digest and Nokia. Cumulatively, these three deals represent $550 million (U.S.) in revenue for HCL.

Forrester acknowledged that this report was completed prior to the December 2008 announcement by HCL of its £440m acquisition of UK-based SAP implementation company AXON. Forrester noted that "any increase in HCL's scale of operations, geographical reach and vertical expertise as a result of the acquisition has not been taken into consideration in our evaluation."

The merger of AXON and HCL SAP practices has already resulted in great opportunities to bring new capabilities to the market with a truly global delivery model providing the full lifecycle suite of services. This merger further strengthens HCL's SOA systems integration capabilities, increasing its time to value and global reach.

"Forrester's rating reflects our expanding position as a leader among North American SOA systems integrators," said Shami Khorana, president, HCL America. "During the past several years, we have aggressively expanded the depth and breadth of our service offerings, including those we can now offer through HCL AXON. These service offerings are backed by proven methodologies which help our customers enhance business agility, reduce costs, leverage and reuse current IT investments and focus on IT innovation."

According to the Forrester report, "HCL is making great strides within its client base in the US in delivering well-thought-out SOA-based solutions." Additionally Forrester noted, "[HCL] is developing a good set of SOA-based software components for a number of industries to accelerate the implementation of solutions."

For more information and an executive summary of the Forrester WaveTM : North American SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009 report, please visit:
http://forrester.com/Research/Document/0,7211,46713,00.html

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