HCL Technologies' Customers Merck and Quest Diagnostics Honored as Laureates by International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program
Sunnyvale/London/Noida/Dubai/Sydney, June 10, 2009 - HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCL), a global leader in IT services, today announced customers Merck and Quest Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated have been recognized as Laureate winners by the International Data Group's (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program.
"Winning the Computerworld Honors Program is especially significant because winners are judged by their peers of highly influential CEOs from global technology companies," said Shami Khorana, president of HCL America. "HCL is honored with the chance to partner with companies like HBOS, Merck and Quest Diagnostics and we look forward to working with them on future endeavors."
In an agreement made last year, HCL supports Merck's key IT initiatives, including Merck's Vaccines and Infectious Diseases (MVID) division. With assistance from HCL, MVID moved to a consultative selling model in order to support a selling pattern from individual vaccines to a portfolio of products. This approach helped develop key customer accounts into valuable partnerships by driving efficiencies in inventory control and providing greater visibility to cost savings opportunities. In addition to offering a more cost effective solution, MVSP has brought in a wide variety of advantages to the customer, like projection of potential savings opportunities, enhance discounts and discuss order pattern changes.
Quest Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd
HCL hosts Quest Diagnostics' India data center and provides network and IT support services from its state-of-the-art center in Noida, India. Additionally, HCL has collaborated with Quest Diagnostics to develop an innovative patient health record product which allows patients, consumers and employers to order tests, make payments, schedule appointments and view results online.
Computerworld Honors Program
The program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/ CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select Laureates, Finalists and award recipients, in ten industry-related categories, to be honored at the Laureate Medal Ceremony.
"Each year, the Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations, from a variety of sectors, for their ongoing efforts to utilize technology in order to benefit society," said Ron Milton, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation and Executive Vice President of Computerworld. "We are proud to provide a platform to publicly acknowledge these contributions."
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors
Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 21st year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.
Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J., U.S.A. which operates in many countries as MSD (Merck Sharp & Dohme) is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first. Established in 1891, Merck currently discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. For more information, visit www.merck.com.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative new diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at: www.QuestDiagnostics.com.
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).