Satyam Computer Services announced today that it has signed two multimillion-dollar contracts to support FIFA and its major forthcoming events.
Satyam has been selected to develop a customised Event Management System and has also been chosen to build an Extranet and Intranet for FIFA over the next 12 months. Satyam's partnership will also include full, uninterrupted support for both solutions for FIFA, until the final whistle of each game.
Working primarily from FIFA's Zurich headquarters, Satyam will provide in-country support for matches. It will also have teams work from offshore locations to enable lower costs and optimised CMM Level 5 quality.
FIFA head of IT, Michael Kelly said the organization hosts the world's most widely viewed sporting events, with as many as 28 billion people watching the 2006 Tournament.
"As such, we cannot afford even a second's downtime, even during the huge usage spikes throughout games," he said.
"This is the start of a long-term relationship that will see Satyam working closely with FIFA over the next few years."
Dr. Keshab Panda, the senior vice president, director, and head of Satyam's European operations, said the company has development centres in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, Hungary, Egypt, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.