TCS vs WIPRO???
November 18, 2006 3:35am CST
which is the better SOFTWARE company among these two?????????????
23 Dec 06
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS Limited) is an Indian information technology, consulting, services and business-process outsourcing organization which commenced operations in 1968. As of 2006, it is Asia's largest IT services firm with revenues of US $4.43 billion as of Q2 results in 2006 and has the largest number of employees among all the Indian IT companies (over 77,000) . For fiscal year 2005-06, it posted a net profit of Rs. 3,709 crore. TCS is part of one of Asia's largest conglomerates, the Tata Group, which has interests in areas such as energy, telecommunications, financial services, chemicals, engineering and materials.Tata Consultancy Services was established in 1968. Mr. Fakir Chand Kohli, an electrical engineer, was brought in as the first General Manager of Tata Consultancy Services, from the Tata Electric Companies (and now The Tata Power Company Limited), where he was a Deputy General Manager. TCS' first software export project was undertaken in 1974 when it converted the Hospital Information System from Burroughs Medium Systems COBOL to Burroughs Small Systems COBOL. This project was carried out entirely in TCS Mumbai on the ICL 1903 Computer. A team of more than 12 people delivered this project to their first US based customer, and thus the Indian Software Export Industry was born.TCS serves the following industry and business areas: 1. Banking 2. Business Process Outsourcing 3. eBusiness 4. Engineering and Industrial Services 5. Energy and Utility 6. Financial Services 7. Life Sciences and Health Care 8. Infrastructure Services 9. Insurance 10. Media and Entertainment 11. Manufacturing 12. Quality and IT Process Consulting 13. Telecommunications 14. Retail and Consumer goods 15. Security 16. Transportation In 2005, TCS received an application maintenance project from ABN AMRO worth US$250 million, which is the second largest deal signed by an Indian IT Company. TCS has also successfully implemented E-governance projects in various states like Andhra Pradesh. TCS has also won several multi million dollar deal in the domestic market. One example is the $250 Mn deal with Tata Teleservices. The company has recently done some strategic acquisitions like FNS, Tata Infotech & Comicrom which will boost its offerings to the market. The integration with Tata Infotech was completed on February 1, 2006. TCS was featured extensively in the book 'Outsourcing to India: The Offshore Advantage' by British writer Mark Kobayashi-Hillary.Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC) The Tata Research Development and Design Centre was established in 1981 as a division of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, India's largest IT consulting organization. TRDDC is today one of India’s premier R&D centres in software engineering and process engineering. Research and development work at TRDDC is focused in different groups, each specializing in a key area of work. Projects of an interdisciplinary nature are also carried out. With expertise in process engineering, software engineering tools and technologies, advanced techniques, and in systems engineering methodologies, TRDDC provides solutions within TCS and for major clients. Active work is going on to integrate the products into the popular Eclipse Integration Framework. The process engineering group of TRDDC focuses on modeling and optimization of industrial unit operations for steel and automotive sector. Successful implementation of this approach has resulted in significant benefits – i.e. efficiency enhancement, productivity improvement, energy reduction and quality improvement – for several industrial operations. In addition, TRDDC is also involved in the areas of language processing, formal methods, and research on Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support. On account of the ongoing diversification effort, the other centres situated in India have also begun R&D facilities; the centre in Hyderabad is called Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) carries out work on e-Security related issues and bioinformatics.), TCS has branches in the following Indian cities: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram,Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune,Nagpur Jamshedpur, Gandhinagar, Coimbatore, Kochi, Gurgaon, NOIDA and Bhubaneswar.  Global units It has offices in about 35 countries including Argentina, USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Hungary, Germany, UAE, South Africa, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Singapore, Australia and FranceMaitree is a social platform of all members of the Tata Consultancy Services Limited family, which extends its activities ‘beyond the corporate’. All TCSers and their families are members of Maitree. The aim of the organization is to create a network of interaction between the corporate and the extended families and to add value to each other’s life in various ways. Maitree is trying to accomplish the goal of serving the society and give a better interactive social life in three different ways: socialization within the community of associates and spouses, easing relocation and serving the community.