Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TCS expands US operation with new facility in Silicon Valley

Expanding its presence in the US, India's IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has opened a new facility here which was welcomed by the US lawmakers and the Californian government.

Just a few blocks away from the Yahoo's corporate headquarters, the facility, among other things, would serve as the worldwide headquarters of TCS' Mobility Solutions Unit which aims to bring the benefits of emerging technologies like big data, analytics and mobility to enterprises across all industries.

Speaking on the occasion, Congressman Mike Honda appreciated the efforts of Indian companies like TCS in the development of Silicon Valley.

"The part that we have to do is to provide the change in the paperwork that is required by the companies to go through in order to establish themselves - so lot of necessary paper work, but unnecessary cumbersome," Honda told PTI after inaugurating the new TCS facility.

On establishment of facility in the Silicon Valley, TCS Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran said, "Silicon Valley is a perfect place for this new TCS customer collaboration centre, given the match between the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of TCS and that of the Valley."

"The convergence of the innovation in the Valley with the highly scalable, high quality and cost-effective engineering strength of TCS will help jumpstart the powerful new phenomenon of the democratisation of innovation," he said.

This is all about a set of front end applications, which will enable any data that is sitting in the back-end to be analyzed, delivered to any place to any type of mobile device, proactively so that decisions can be made, he said.

As of now, the TCS Mobility Solutions has identified banking, retail and travel as focus areas.

The California Government said that the TCS's decision to choose Silicon Valley as the global headquarters for its Mobility Solutions and Next Gen Solutions Unit is a significant contribution to California's innovative economy.