Satyam's opens Offsite Development Center in Australia

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Satyam Computer Services Ltd has announced the opening of its first software development center in Australia. Located in Sydney's York Street, Satyam's new facility was inaugurated by Joe Hockey, Australian Minister for Financial Services and Regulation. Satyam will offer its complete range of offsite IT competencies and consulting services for local customers. The center will also host offshore projects for clients located in New Zealand and other countries in the region. Satyam Chairman, B Ramalinga Raju, who was also present, concurrently inaugurated Satyam's dedicated Center for Excellence in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence at the same venue.

Speaking on the occasion, B Ramalinga Raju, said, "The center will help the company continue its growth in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The decision to enlarge our presence in Australia recognizes the strategic importance of this country and the considerable business opportunity we believe exists here. To be closer to our local customers and execute the critical components of their IT projects has always been our emphasis for growth. We shall continue to invest in building competencies and

strengthening customer relationships to achieve our objective of delivering solutions to customers' business problems. Our alliances with more than 40 leading global technology firms enhances the bandwidth of services that we can offer our existing Australian clients and also provides us better access to new clients in this region," Raju said.

"Our Sydney development center now extends our reach and scope to customers in this region. We will be looking at winning business from the traditional outsourcing companies," said Viren Aggarwal, VP, Satyam (AP).

Aggarwal added, "During the coming months the development center will provide a range of value added services, and also become a Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and SAP Centre of Excellence. Looking further ahead, we will continue to assess local expansion opportunities in our pursuit of excellence and customer orientation. Satyam presently has more than 200 people in the Asia Pacific region and we believe this market will grow very rapidly in the coming years."