Global Information Technology Awards Foundation Pays Tribute to Individuals and Organizations Leveraging Information Technology to Benefit Society
SUNNYVALE, CA, NOIDA, India - June 7, 2010 – HCL Technologies Ltd. a leading global IT services provider, today announced four customers, Avago Technologies, Cummins Inc., TXU Energy and Birmingham City Council (UK), have been recognized as Laureate winners by the International Data Group's (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program. For more than two decades, the program has honored individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society. This year’s ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Evening is scheduled for June 7, 2010 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
“Each Laureate selected for this honor understands the importance of using one’s resources and technical prowess to benefit one’s fellow man,” said Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen’s Committee and CEO of IDG Communications Worldwide.
"We are pleased that four of our customers have been recognized this year for promoting positive social and economic progress through outstanding achievements in technology by the Chairmen’s Committee, a highly influential group of CEOs from global technology companies,” said Shami Khorana, President of HCL America. “Our customers’ positive contributions to the IT industry will leave a permanent mark on the societies in which they operate and the community at large, and HCL is honored to be associated with organizations of such caliber."
Avago Technologies has reduced operational costs by 30 percent and increased operational transparency since engaging HCL in a strategic co-sourcing engagement centered on managed services to reduce operational costs and increase IT operational transparency – all without disrupting the business operations of more than 40,000 customers worldwide. By leveraging HCL’s strong SLA-driven framework, Avago has achieved greater control over its IT infrastructure and the ability to refocus on key business objectives.
HCL serves as an extended arm of Cummins Business Services group, providing multilingual help desk support for the last seven years. Cummins was honored by Computerworld Honors for its Connected Community Partnership, an initiative that brings more affordable technology to Bartholomew County, Indiana, giving community members greater access to technology resources and creating a collaborative environment that fosters economic growth, more effective government and excellent education.
Birmingham City Council embarked on a Corporate Service Transformation (CST) with SAP and HCL AXON to revolutionize its business processes in order to align with e-Government strategic directives. The longterm, strategic business transformation was the largest of its kind in the UK public sector and transformed the five processes that are central to any efficient back office.
In conjunction with SAP and HCL AXON, TXU Energy implemented a highly sophisticated marketing and sales-driven solution that replaced three existing legacy customer service and billing systems with a single consolidated solution to support more than 2.1 million customers in the state of Texas. The new solution enhanced TXU’s customer support and expanded its service offerings to allow clients to choose how they interact with the retailer and how they can purchase power.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 5,200 dealer locations. The Company reported net income attributable to Cummins Inc. of $428 million on sales of $10.8 billion in 2009. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.
About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to more than 2 million electricity customers in Texas. TXU Energy offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy.
About Birmingham City Council
The city council for Birmingham in the West Midlands in England is largest local authority in Europe. Birmingham City Council has a budget of over $5B and 57,000 employees delivering over 250 education, transportation, health, housing, the environment, and employment services to serve the needs of over 1 million citizens of the increasingly diverse city.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past six years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief, Don Tennant, received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, highquality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at idg.com. Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.
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 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First’ which empowers our 58,129 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 2.6 billion (Rs. 12,048 crores), as on 31st March 2010 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com
HCL is a $5 billion leading global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups, a pioneer of modern computing, and a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team comprises over 62,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 26 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com
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