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Microsoft entered the Indian market in 1990 and has since worked closely with the Indian government, IT industry, academia and local developer community for ushering in some of the early successes in the realm of IT.

The company currently employs over 4000 people across six business units in the country namely: Microsoft Corporation India (Pvt) Ltd, the marketing division, Marketing Subsidiary, Microsoft India Development Center, Microsoft Global Technical Support Centre, Microsoft Global Development Center India, Microsoft Global Services India & Microsoft Research India

Under its mission of 'Realizing India's Potential' Microsoft has targeted its strategic initiatives towards inclusive growth, be it the focus on education and skills development, igniting the rural ecosystem or enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian manufacturing industry and building a vibrant local software economy.

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Mastek is a global software solutions and integration services provider which designs, develops, integrates and maintains business applications that enable enterprises to solve complex, mission-critical business problems.

Mastek actively collaborates with clients to create something valuable for them. We strive to make a positive and lasting business impact by going beyond a client-vendor relationship and becoming an extended part of our customers’ enterprise. No wonder then that a large percentage of our revenues comes from repeat business.

Mastek offers a full suite of IT solutions and services, including custom application development, application management outsourcing (AMO), consulting, legacy modernization and migration, and system integration. We have delivered path-breaking solutions in key verticals such as insurance, financial services and government.

We currently operate six world-class delivery centers in India and Malaysia. Our IT development and delivery processes have been certified at ISO 9001:2000 and assessed at SEI-CMM Level 5 and P-CMM Level 3. Our mature processes and robust methodologies enable us to deliver projects on time, within budget and to the highest levels of quality.

Mastek is a US $156 million, publicly held company with more than 2800 employees and 7200 man-years of experience. It has implemented more than 1000 projects worldwide.

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Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the “Global Delivery Model,” this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry.

More than 95% of TCS customers reward the company's reliability, passion, creativity, and unique ability to handle the broadest range of their IT needs by continually extending and deepening their partnerships with TCS. With over 70,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants located in 34 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion (U.S.) in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.

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Wipro Technologies ( is the global technology services division of Wipro Ltd. delivering technology-driven business solutions that meet the strategic objectives of our clients. With over two decades of IT experience, we have pioneered the offshore and global delivery models with 40+ development centers across the globe. Wipro delivers unmatched, tangible business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation along with deep domain expertise and extensive technology capabilities.

Wipro is the World's first CMM and CMMi Level 5 certified IT services company and the first outside USA to receive the IEEE Software Process Award.

About Enterprise Architecture Consulting

With over 100 experienced Architects and IT Strategists, our Enterprise Architecture Consulting practice offers IT Strategy and Architecture Advisory services. Our services span across IT Strategy Definition, IT Transformation Planning, IT Portfolio Management & IT Portfolio Optimization/Rationalization, Technology Transformation Consulting (SOA, BPM, Legacy Modernization, and Technology Evaluation) and Architecture Consulting – Solution Architecture Definition and Architecture Assessment. Supported by appropriate methodologies, frameworks, tools, best practices and domain expertise, we help leverage on our superior advisory services to deliver what we promise to our customers– an agile, resilient and adaptive enterprise.

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Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation

The Global Enterprise Architecture Organisation (GEAO) is the premier resource for Enterprise Architecture professionals around the world.

GEAO is a new not-for-profit organisation created by and for professionals who work in the field of Enterprise Architecture.

Enterprise Architecture reflects the translation of the overall vision of an enterprise into the very fabric of an organisation - its goals, strategies, tactics, policies, processes technology - into everything it does. It is a guiding blueprint that will hold the organisation together as it grows and evolves into the future and works across organisational boundaries and disciplines.

The fast-paced networked economy, together with the multi-disciplinary approach of Enterprise Architecture, requires professionals in this field to work harder than ever to maintain and improve their skills and knowledge. GEAO is designed to fulfil this requirement by providing professional information, support and resources that help professionals to succeed.

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Association of Enterprise Architects

The vision of the Association of Enterprise Architecture (a|EA) is to be the world's foremost organization for promoting scholarship, improving practices, establishing standards, and facilitating dialogue among all stakeholders with an interest in the field of enterprise architecture.

The Association of Enterprise Architecture (a|EA) uses the concept of an enterprise-wide architecture to promote the success of public and private sector organizations on a local, national, regional, and/or global basis.

Subscribe to the Journal of Enterprise Architecture and in the process become a member of the a|EA.

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Worldwide Institute of Software Architects

The Institute of Software Architects, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation founded to accelerate the establishment of the profession of software architecture and to provide information and services to software architects and their clients.

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Project Management Institute (Mumbai)

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The seed for CSI was first sown in the year 1965 by a handful of IT enthusiasts who were part of a computer user group and felt the need to better organize their activities. They also wanted to share their knowledge and exchange ideas on what they felt was a fast emerging sector. Today, CSI takes pride in being the largest and professionally managed association of and for IT professionals, in India. The purposes of CSI are Scientific and Educational, directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of Computer Science & IT.

In a short span of about 4 decades, CSI has grown to an enviable size of 30,000 strong members consisting of students and IT professionals with varied backgrounds, including Software Developers, Scientists, Academicians, Project Managers, CIO's , CTO's & a few IT vendors.. It has chapters ( branches) all over India in 65 different locations, and has plans to open many more, in smaller towns. The idea is to spread IT knowledge, and opportunities, to as many interested people as possible. Its aim is to foster a sense of "partnership" amongst the professionals engaged in various inter-related ITdisciplines and bring about a synergy between the theory and practice of Computer Science & Information Technology.

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Online Media Partner is India's first national online publication that caters to Enterprise buyers. It provides business and technology implementation news and analysis for those who think-up, invest in and manage information technology infrastructure of organisations. CXOtoday provides a uniquely Indian perspective on the domestic IT Industry that keeps the Indian CIO community updated on the latest developments and their implications. It covers relevant industry verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, IT, Government, Retail, Pharma, Telecom, etc... . helps create valuable relationships among the vast community of IT Heads . It is a platform for Enterprise IT consumers and technology providers to interact and stay networked.

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