Strengthening Partnerships :
Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO, HCL Infosystesms Ltd &
Mr. Scott G. McNealy,Chairman, President & CEO, Sun Microsystems , Inc.
Projects include automation of VAT services for Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
The successful partnership between HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling company, and Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), has taken a leap forward with two major wins. The deals have been signed with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the complete automation of VAT services and the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) for the installation and up gradation of Sun Systems for their projects Shramik and Kuber, which are HR and Finance packages respectively.
Announcing the orders, Mr George Paul, Associate Vice President – Marketing, HCL Infosystems Limited, said, “The wins further strengthen the HCL-Sun relationship. Our partnership with Sun has been extremely successful, and all our plans and expectations are being realised.”
In February 2002, HCL Infosystems and Sun signed a System Integration Agreement with HCL Infosystems. In July 2002, the companies announced an expansion of their relationship by entering into a Enterprise Distributor Agreement. As per the agreement, HCL Infosystems will distribute the complete line of Sun enterprise products, leading to a substantially increase in the market base for Sun. The data centre solutions are the latest offering from the HCL-Sun alliance. “Our data centre solutions offer a state-of-the-art infrastructure for information technology. Given our expertise and Sun’s unmatched leadership in this arena, we expect our solutions to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers,” Mr Paul added.
The project won from the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) involves the setting up of a data centre for its Commercial Tax Department (CTD). The centralised data-base, located at Hyderabad, will use Sun Microsystems’ servers and data-centre solutions to offer inter connectivity to various tax collection offices across the state. GoAP has taken the initiative for the complete automation of Value Added Sales Tax services. All the employees of the Commercial Tax Department located in various locations across the state would be able to connect to the central data centre, streamlining the working of the department. Among Indian states, Andhra Pradesh has been the leader in deploying a series of initiatives to make IT citizen centric. Mr Paul said, “There is a distinct movement in the country to make IT a citizen centric tool, and we are proud to be part of the initiative”. HCL envisages a substantial demand for the data centre solutions emerging in India after the government announced an investment of 2.9 billion USD in IT infrastructure in its tenth five-year plan.
The HCL Infosystems deal signed with ONGC comprises of supplying, installation and up-gradation of Sun Systems in the ERP Data Centre for projects Shramik and Kuber, which are HR and Finance packages respectively. It would involve developing, testing and deploying Sun servers and storage systems in production environment of HR systems on SAP R/3 version 4.6 B.
About HCL Infosystems
HCL Infosystems, India’s premier information enabling and integration company, offers its customers technology solutions across multiple platforms. It has partnerships with some leading global player like Intel, Toshiba, HP, Ericsson, Microsoft, Nokia and Sun Microsystems among others.
HCL Infosystems has direct customer services centre at more than 167 locations across the country and two ISO 9001 certified state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. With a mission to provide world-class information technology solutions and services to enable its customers to serve their customers better, HCL Infosystems is forever setting new standards of IT in the country.