Satyam invests in local 50 seat solutions centre

Fourth centre to open in Australia

Satyam Computer Services will today officially open a new solutions centre in Brisbane, which follows investment in other facilities based in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

The facility will support Queensland-based clients across various IT platforms with an emphasis on enterprise application-based solutions.

Part of Satyam's virtual global delivery model, it was opened by the company's managing director, B. Ramu Raju and officiated by India's consul general, Anita Nayar.

"Satyam is already well established in Australia and today's announcement reinforces our ongoing commitment to collaborating with customers-wherever they need us-to transform their organizations," Rama Raju said.

The company's APAC senior vice president, Virender Aggarwal, said the Brisbane development centre will serve local government, finance, and insurance clients, while addressing other sectors, including mining.

"In addition, a significant proportion of Satyam's Australian development will also take place at the new facility, primarily the development of future enterprise applications for both Australian and multinational clients," he said.

The centre currently employs 40 IT professionals and expects to employ another 50 staff in the near future.

In total, Satyam has a diverse workforce of over 1200 associates serving Australia with 800 based here.

Satyam has laid major emphasis on local employment generation and today over 42 percent of associates in Australia are local nationals.

Apart from hiring experienced local professionals Satyam is working closely with Australian Computer Society (ACS) to foster interest in IT among Australian youth.

Satyam has offered scholarships to about 100 associates; many of the university students are already enjoying the benefits of this scholarship and are currently getting trained in India to the same exact standards and training that Indian engineers go through in Satyam's campuses.

After training, the graduates will form part of Satyam's Australia's team. Some of these engineers who attended training in India last year are already working with Australian clients.

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