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Karnataka selects TCS for its State Data Center (SDC) project

Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm announced that it has won a contract for establishing and managing the State Data Center (SDC) for the state of Karnataka. The state-of-the-art SDC will enhance the infrastructure required to consolidate the state-level applications and will be interoperable with the existing infrastructure.

Bangalore, September 27, 2010: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm announced that it has won a contract for establishing and managing the State Data Center (SDC) for the state of Karnataka. The state-of-the-art SDC will enhance the infrastructure required to consolidate the state-level applications and will be interoperable with the existing infrastructure.

TCS is already associated with the Center for e-Governance in setting up the new Secretariat LAN and managing the entire Secretariat LAN of the government of Karnataka for five years. “TCS has rightfully emerged as the winner in the transparent bidding process to set up the State Data Center to enhance the infrastructure required for consolidating state-level applications. The new data center will come up in Vikas Soudha, and our existing data center will become a Disaster Recovery Center. We will migrate all the applications from the existing SDC to the new one” said MN Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, e-Governance Department, Government of Karnataka. “E-governance is the only approach for good governance and while using technology is expensive, not using it will prove to be more expensive” he added.

“With our proven methodology and expertise in implementing data centers for various state governments and other central government agencies, TCS will assist the government of Karnataka in establishing a reliable and efficient SDC. The new SDC will provide better operation and management control and minimize the overall cost of data management, IT resource management, deployment, amongst other costs” said Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Head and Vice President, Government, TCS.

About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 160,000 of the world's best-trained IT consultants in 42 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $6.3 billion for fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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