Apr 4, 2008

Industry News 03 April 2008

Govt approval for IT park awaited

Development of Information Technology sector in second and three-tier cities appears to be taking a back seat with the State Government sitting tight on the proposals of the district administration to set up an IT park near here.During his visit to the district to lay the foundation for the Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) in September last year, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy promised to establish an IT Park. Even IT Minister R Damodar Reddy, who belongs to the district, was present in the meeting. Subsequently, the districtlevel officials identified three sites in the district for opening an IT park six months ago. However, the response is still awaited.


Unisys Global Services India Assessed at CMMI Maturity Level 5

Unisys Corporation announced that the Software Development Group of Unisys Global Services India has been assessed at maturity level 5, the highest appraisal rating for version 1.2 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration framework. Administered by Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, CMMI is a global process improvement model for assessing the effectiveness and maturity of processes used in the development and delivery of products and services. The CMMI framework and associated best practices are widely used by organizations around the world to guide improvement in their processes.

The appraisal process evaluated processes used in the Software Development Group of Unisys Global Services India. The Software Development Group at UGSI, which employs over 600 people in Bangalore, includes architects, engineers and testing experts. The group is engaged in activities related to product engineering, solution development, and application services for Unisys customers worldwide.


US IT firm opens shop in Kakinada

Avineon, a leading US-based provider of engineering, geospatial and information technology solutions, commenced its operations in Kakinada on April 2. It has also unveiled plans to set up another facility in Visakhapatnam and to expand its facilities in Hyderabad. Inaugurating the company's Kakinada facility, Union Minister of State for Defence and Kakinada MP MM Pallam Raju expressed happiness that IT companies like Avineon were looking at Tier-II cities like Kakinada where the cost of operations were lower than what is incurred in bigger cities like Hyderabad and even Visakhapatnam.