Pune is the second largest city in Maharashtra, situated 560 meters above sea level of Deccan Plateau. It is the number one destination for emerging software companies. The growing IT investments had made Pune as an Info Tech Hub and the home of the big software industry in India.
Pune is the eighth largest city in western India. It is around 160 kilometers southeast of the Mumbai state. The town of Pune was existent since 937 A.D. and ruled by the Maranatha Empire. Pune is known as the Oxford of the East and Detroit of India due to the many educational institutions and manufacturing companies. Now, Pune became the top location for IT companies and the highest PC access among families.
The city of Pune has many known IT companies like Tata Technologies, Mahindra British telecom, Wipro, and Infosys.
Tata Technologies Group
Tata Technologies Group is a world leader in providing specialized IT-enabled services and responsible for consultations and product information to their manufacturers. Tata’s customers are the world manufacturers of consumer, aerospace and automotive industries.
Operating companies like INCAT is an independent services company that handles Engineering & Design Services, Products & Information Life Cycle Management, Plant Automation and Customer Relationship Management Systems and Enterprise Solutions. It also provides services such as IBM/Dassault Systemes and Autodesk.
Hence, Tata Technologies iKS, Inc. is providing knowledge-based engineering through e-learning, professional services and trainings for top manufacturing organizations.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS)
TCS is an Indian software services and consulting company that provides IT and business process outsourcing ventures. It is Asia’s largest IT firm and the oldest in India established in the year 1968. The company is part of the Tata Group, focusing on financial services, chemicals, energy, telecommunications and the government along with engineering, materials and healthcare.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited is involved in many industries in 2008. These include insurance, high technology banking, telecom and manufacturing. Company expansions continue to grow in Latin America, North America, Eastern Europe and China.
Tech Mahindra Ltd. (TechM)
Tech Mahindra Ltd. is known formerly as MBT or Mahindra British Telecoms. This company is a joint venture of M&M or Mahindra and Mahindra Limited and BT or British Telecommunications PLC. Tech Mahindra Ltd. is the six largest software importer and 2nd largest telecom software provider. A wide array of services from Application Development & Maintenance, IT Strategy and Consulting to Systems Integration, Infrastructure Management &Product Engineering; plus, BPO has been the core strength of the company.
Largest clients include the likes of AT&T, O2, Alcatel-Lucent and BT. The company continues to expand in the major economies of Canada, US, Middle East and Continental Europe.
Wipro Technologies Limited
Wipro Technologies Limited was established as an information technology company in 1980. It is the third largest IT services company in India. They begun to develop its mini computer in 1981 and started developing customized software packages to their hardware clients. Wipro invented their first Indian chip 8086 and began to grow their business in the United States. Wipro Ltd ADRs was listed by 2000 on the New York Stock Exchange.
Wipro has emerged as a multi-corporate and multi-business unit from Infrastructure Engineering, Consumer Products along with IT Products & Services. Among the company’s clients are Compaq, Nokia, Toshiba TEC, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Exel and Emerson Appliance. There is also Goldman Sachs, Sanyo Electric, Fidelity 24/7 and Pacificorp.
Wipro Ltd is spread in over 35 countries with excess revenues of US $ 5 billion. It became the first IT Services Company SEI CMM Level 5 certified in the global market.
Infosys Technologies Limited
Infosys is a multinational IT services company in Bangalore. It has over 30 offices and 9 development centers with 100,306 professionals. N. R. Narayana Murthy and six others founded the company on July 2, 1981.
Infosys Technologies Limited was rated as the Best Employer by Business Today in India. They also won the Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise for 2003 to 2005 and became one of the global hall of fame awardees. Hewitt Associates also awarded the company as best employer for 2000 to 2002. Infosys is currently having 100 Fortune 500 clients assisted by a growth rate of 1,000 persons per year.
Other IT companies are Veritas Software Inc., Kanbay Inc., Satyam, TCS, Cognizant and PCS. IT parks has led to its construction because of the vast growing software industry in the country. This includes the Magarpatta Cybercity, Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, MIDC Software Technology Park at Talawade, Marisoft IT Park, International Convention Centre (ICC), Kumar Cerebrum IT Park, Weikfield IT Park and others.
Pune’s booming industry has led the way to becoming one of the sought after commercial destinations in India nowadays. They are proud to be one of the few Asian cities marking their name to the field of information technology.
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