Patni Computer Systems, India''s sixth largest IT services
exporter (source: Nasscom), has announced an OEM agreement
with InteQ, a US-based provider of remote network management
service software. This alliance will enable Patni to
provide more extensive infrastructure management services
(IMS) and further tap into the expanding IMS market
estimated to reach $19.5 billion by 2007 (source: IDC).
plans to spend around $6 million in technology and infrastructure
for the enhanced services to be provided out of facilities
in the United States and India. This will include building
a new state-of-the-art network operations centre in
India. With this, Patni will become one of the few Indian
IT services companies to deliver IMS with onshore and
offshore functionality and resources.
partnership will enable Patni to offer a complete suite
of service offerings comprising remote monitoring, Web-enabled
service desks, performance reporting and problem resolution.
is committed to delivering the best possible IT services
at the lowest possible cost to our clients. This partnership
will enable us to tie together state-of-the-art technology
with best-in-class design, implementation and consulting
service executed using a global delivery model,"
said Satish Joshi, senior vice-president, Patni. "Leveraging
the strength of both companies, Patni will offer a more
value proposition to provide increased utilisation of
clients'' existing IT assets, enhance their staff productivity
and significantly reduce the cost of managing IT infrastructure."