HCL announces partnership with Optimation in New Zealand
New relationship combines local market knowledge with global service expertise to deliver industry leading IT solutions for NZ customers. Further strengthens HCL’s commitment to the region.
NOIDA, Auckland, 26th August 2009 – HCL Technologies Limited (‘HCL’), a leading global IT services provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Optimation, a top ICT services specialist in New Zealand. The new partnership will combine HCL’s global scale and demonstrated capability in delivering high quality IT services with Optimation’s local New Zealand expertise.
HCL will work with Optimation to offer innovative and flexible solutions to New Zealand Government and enterprise customers that reliably deliver on their business goals. The strengths of both organisations will bring improved cost effectiveness, industry best practice, global capabilities and specialist skill sets to New Zealand organisations.
“Having successfully developed a strong New Zealand presence in over a decade, we are very excited about the partnership with Optimation that will prove to be a significant step forward in our plans to grow HCL’s operations locally. This partnership will progress HCL’s ability to deliver world class services to the industry at a highly competitive price point. We chose Optimation because of their long track record in New Zealand and their detailed understanding of the nuances in successfully winning and delivering business here” said Virender Aggarwal, Head of Asia Pacific, HCL Technologies.
Speaking on the partnership, Optimation’s Chief Executive Officer, Rhoda Holmes, commented, “HCL has developed a very strong reputation in this part of the world. We are looking forward to working with them to extend our global delivery model and our existing capabilities in areas such as SAP services and large-scale application development.”
“HCL’s willingness to engage on a fixed outcomes basis and to share risk is in tune with our own business philosophy. In the current economic climate, we expect this approach to have broad appeal for New Zealand businesses looking to reduce costs and to get more business value out of their existing IT investments,” Holmes concluded.
“HCL is particularly looking at making a significant contribution to the local economy and create a flurry of opportunities locally. A significant number of our existing staff is local hires and we expect to expand our training facilities with a new IT competency centre planned for Auckland in the next two years. By providing the training infrastructure, we are directly addressing the wider industry skills shortage and investing in the future of our business,” Mr Aggarwal said.
The HCL-Optimation partnership will offer customers a solution mix from a range of partners including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and EMC. Services will include business transformation, remote infrastructure management, business process outsourcing, Application Development & Maintenance, Testing, document management and BPM, SOA and Middleware upgrades.