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HCL becomes the first global IT services company to Join Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) Working Group

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May 25, 2011
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HCL Joins Other Blue-Chip Financial Services and Technology Industry Leaders to Advance Standard for Business Messaging and Interoperability

SUNNYVALE, CA and Noida, India - May 25th, 2011HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a leading global IT services provider, has been selected to join the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol Working Group (AMQP), which is dedicated to the development of an open standard application layer protocol for message-oriented middleware. As the only IT services provider among the AMQP Working, HCL will work with other members to provide guidance in developing an industry standard for ubiquitous messaging and to drive interoperability among disparate messaging systems. Members of the AMQP Working Group include Cisco, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Boerse Systems, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., iMatix Corporation, J.P. Morgan, Novell, Rabbit Technologies Ltd., Red Hat Inc.

After a review process by the steering committee of AMQP, HCL was selected as the pre-eminent voice from the IT services industry. HCL’s participation in the working group supports collaboration and interoperability through the delivery of open, extensible solutions that enable customers to build a foundation for future infrastructure demands, while meeting contemporary messaging requirements. By collaborating on the multiple specifications for infrastructure, the group will ultimately provide businesses with a simple and powerful way of connecting messaging-dependent applications within the enterprise as well as with external partners.


“HCL is committed to assisting in the creation of the  AMQP messaging standard.  This new industry option will  help to lower costs and will allow messaging within the enterprise and outside the corporate infrastructure,” said Vikram Duvvoori, Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies. “We have tremendous knowledge and experience working with numerous messaging and middleware platform technologies. By joining the AMQP Working Group we will now have the opportunity to cross-pollinate with some of the best minds focused on the issue to help bring AMQP messaging to the marketplace faster.”

"HCL has a rich and proven history of innovation in the middleware market with particular strengths in software development and testing," said Matthew Arrott, CTO of TWIST Process Innovations, Ltd. "Their involvement in the AMQP Working Group will strengthen our collective efforts and help advance the next generation of AMQP standards."

AMQP Working Group members work closely together toward the common goal of an open capable standard for message oriented middleware which enables the communications necessary for business processes.

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 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 73,420 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 3.3 billion (Rs. 15,160 crores), as on 31 March 2011 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL
HCL is a $5.9 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 80,000 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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For further information please contact:

Avena Suri
HCL Technologies
Avena.suri@hcl.com
C: 408-594-5237

Maria Brown
ThinkMedia PARTNERS for HCL Technologies
W: 978-740-1013
C: 315-719-3856
mbrown@thinkmediapartners.com
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