HCL outbids IBM, grabs U.S. firm's deal
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HCL outbids IBM, grabs U.S. firm's deal

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 30 June 2009, 07:11 Hrs   |    45 Comments
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HCL outbids IBM, grabs U.S. firm's deal
New Delhi: HCL has signed a five-year IT applications support and infrastructure management deal with U.S. based flavored beverages firm Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS). HCL won the deal competing against the top multinational IT firms including IBM, having no other Indian IT firm in the race. DPS is an existing client of the Indian IT firm.


According to Shami Khorana, HCL America President, the DPS deal is the fourth largest outsourcing contract grabbed by the IT firm in the U.S. this year, while the other three were, a $350-million contract from The Reader's Digest Association, a $100-million deal from Xerox and another with Viacom for an undisclosed amount.

The Indian IT firm will provide services such as end-user computing, integrated service desk, network management and managed print services, for which HCL had tied up with Xerox last year. DPS will also become HCL's anchor service desk customer at the IT firm's Raleigh delivery facility in the U.S.


Consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail contribute about 6.5- 7 percent to HCL's revenues.

"This will be a large growth vertical for us going forward.," said Khorana.

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1: You people just heard about Imaginative Nilekani and the “Unique Identity Authority of India” ...can anyone from 'HCL' imagine also being given such respect...

And this is all b'coz of Infy and the way it's run...

Do we need any discussion on comparing Infy with HCL.
Posted by:BabaJanee - 02 Jul, 2009
2:
Being ex HCL employee - Appreciate HCL on winning great deal against top Global IT company IBM. HCL needs to make sure they deliver on commitments. That is the big challenge where HCL faces problem as HCL is Sales driven Organization as compare to INFY / TCS which are operation driven organizations. Also, HCL needs to get away with their internal politics which works against them to retain the talent. HCL losses 40% of their work force on yearly basis in many pockets of Application technology areas. As HCL grows it will have many losses to worry about than the wins.....They can't provide focus / attention to the existing customers. Their CXO level folks come when the deal is on the table they will not be seen once the deal is won. As I said It is a sales driven organizations...I would define HCL as a very fragile organization just like another Satyam....They will never be listed on Nasdaq / US stock exchange becasue of the obvious reason. Hey, Don't take me wrong - It is a great organizattion to know for their employee last first initiative. Please don't take me wrong as Babejanee...He is talking from his
Warren Replied to: BabaJanee - 06 Jul, 2009
3: I respect the management for its rigorous approach
Posted by:Ameen - 01 Jul, 2009
4: Great Work, I salute that team.

This is the great work.

I have not any word to apprasiate that team.

Posted by:suraj kant singh - 30 Jun, 2009
5:
GREAT8 GOING.
BHUPI Replied to: suraj kant singh - 01 Jul, 2009
6: Great work HCL team! I am a vendor of HCL and proud to be associated with this company
Posted by:DBR - 30 Jun, 2009
7: This is not at all good, these projects should have come to Infy/TCS.Stupid companues like HCL don't deserve these projects.

HCL is nothing in front of Infy/TCS.

Posted by:BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
8:
I think you are right, It would have been better if these big projects are handeled by Infy/TCS.
HCL can never work like them, we suck. Our work culture is horrible ,no work ethics nothing.
Hclite Replied to: BabaJanee - 03 Jul, 2009
9:
come & grab
Hclite Replied to: BabaJanee - 02 Jul, 2009
10:
OK...I will grab it and remove it from it's roots
BabaJanee Replied to: Hclite - 02 Jul, 2009
11:
I think ur behaviour is not like professional.In this competative world any one can do anything. No one can do his bussiness widely at a time. I think HCL done great job.
I think ur mind is not stable, my advice to consult the doctor first.
sasikanth Replied to: BabaJanee - 01 Jul, 2009
12:
Sasikanth...im going to cut it into a million pieces if I see u around here again
BabaJanee Replied to: sasikanth - 01 Jul, 2009
13:
Bloody i will cut u in billion of pieces if u write anything stupid, you f...k
samaj Replied to: BabaJanee - 02 Jul, 2009
14:
samaj u son of a Bit*h, don't behave like a dog
Babajanee Replied to: samaj - 02 Jul, 2009
15:
Thts not the right way to say bout ny firm. Its there capability that they outbids one of the biggest comp life IBM. You cant say like this........... sorry to say but ur attitude is not right.
Harpreet Replied to: BabaJanee - 01 Jul, 2009
16:
first HCL born after that infy born ........every body has to survive .....u cant able to succeed with ur mentality
satish Replied to: BabaJanee - 01 Jul, 2009
17:
First i was born , then i met ur mom and u were born...

End of discussion.
BabaJanee Replied to: satish - 03 Jul, 2009
18:
I am sorry Babajanee, I take back my words.
What you say is absolutely correct
satish Replied to: BabaJanee - 03 Jul, 2009
19:
HCL is the Most respected Company in India and Abroad.
Above sentance does'e match with Deal. It matches with TCS\INF who left much more Employee in the Global Eco. Cricis. Since these Company not getting any more business and HCL bids the opportunity so this kind of sentance.HCL got many projects of Billion $ in the near past even in the time of troublence.

Its Really Good and appriciable efforts for whole HCL Team. Really proud of it.

PROUD TO BE an HCLites and Proud to be an INDIAN.

Thank you in Advance.
Santosh Kumar Replied to: BabaJanee - 01 Jul, 2009
20:

Proud to be an HCLites
Raja Replied to: Santosh Kumar - 01 Jul, 2009
21:
perhaps that reason HCL won against all of the great multinational company.
suraj kant singh Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
22:
Being ex HCL employee - Appreciate HCL on winning great deal against top Global IT company IBM. HCL needs to make sure they deliver on commitments. That is the big challenge where HCL faces problem as HCL is Sales driven Organization as compare to INFY / TCS which are operation driven organizations. Also, HCL needs to get away with their internal politics which works against them to retain the talent. HCL losses 40% of their work force on yearly basis in many pockets of Application technology areas. As HCL grows it will have many losses to worry about than the wins.....They can't provide focus / attention to the existing customers. Their CXO level folks come when the deal is on the table they will not be seen once the deal is won. As I said It is a sales driven organizations...I would define HCL as a very fragile organization just like another Satyam....They will never be listed on Nasdaq / US stock exchange becasue of the obvious reason. Hey, Don't take me wrong - It is a great organizattion to know for their employee last first initiative. Please don't take me wrong as Babejanee...He is talking from his ....
Warren Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
23:
Warren...u BC
BabaJanee Replied to: Warren - 01 Jul, 2009
24:
Sorry sir, i take back my words.I agree and we all at HCL acknowledge that HCL is another Satyam in the making, but we can't do much.
Warren Replied to: BabaJanee - 03 Jul, 2009
25:
really sorry BabaJanee.....
infy already got a lesson in Axon bid. Hope people in infy started thinking.
col Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
26:
I think HCL would have rejected you in the past, Mr.Babajanee. Is that why you said that....
Rags Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
27:
This shows you level of thinking, you can't think of a better reason..hat's off to your reasoning
BabaJanee Replied to: Rags - 01 Jul, 2009
28:
Hope you don't know where HCL stands now, Hope you are still sleeping , Awake awake .....
ram Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
29:
oh really..are u telling HCL is nothing in front of TCS and Infy..
Grow up babajaneee...wake up and look around
HCL is the Leader in almost all Walks
Priya Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
30:
OK Priya..as you say

ILU

do u?

BabaJanee Replied to: Priya - 01 Jul, 2009
31:
Thank you babajanee, I like you too !
Priya Replied to: BabaJanee - 03 Jul, 2009
32:
HCL Tech is India’s best employer. Start working rather then blaming. :-)
sububack Replied to: BabaJanee - 30 Jun, 2009
33:
Im not blaming Sububack...wat a FU..ng name u have...
Anyways

u won't understand
BabaJanee Replied to: sububack - 01 Jul, 2009
34: Good to take notice of this information
Posted by:imman - 30 Jun, 2009
35: great, Indian companies are marching ahead of the international players.
Posted by:Sagar - 30 Jun, 2009
36:
Great Job done by HCL Team. I appreciate it.
Vivek Replied to: Sagar - 01 Jul, 2009
37:
I agree with you Sagar. Being a Ex-HCL employee myself, HCL is soon becoming a major force in the global IT business. The differentiation strategy and vertical integration is paying well. Good job HCL. Keep it up.
Mayank Replied to: Sagar - 30 Jun, 2009
38:
Exactly . Am a HCL employee and if Infy still thinks they are the best stop dreaming.. Product engineering in HCL is another class compared to Infy... I guess ur a HCL reject... hahaha
Sanjay Replied to: Mayank - 30 Jun, 2009
39:
HCL is another Satyam in the making...mark my words

dear HCL-baby start searching
BabaJanee Replied to: Sanjay - 01 Jul, 2009
40:
Being ex HCL employee - Appreciate HCL on winning great deal against top Global IT company IBM. HCL needs to make sure they deliver on commitments. That is the big challenge where HCL faces problem as HCL is Sales driven Organization as compare to INFY / TCS which are operation driven organizations. Also, HCL needs to get away with their internal politics which works against them to retain the talent. HCL losses 40% of their work force on yearly basis in many pockets of Application technology areas. As HCL grows it will have many losses to worry about than the wins.....They can't provide focus / attention to the existing customers. Their CXO level folks come when the deal is on the table they will not be seen once the deal is won. As I said It is a sales driven organizations...I would define HCL as a very fragile organization just like another Satyam....They will never be listed on Nasdaq / US stock exchange becasue of the obvious reason. Hey, Don't take me wrong - It is a great organizattion to know for their employee last first initiative. Please don't take me wrong as Babejanee...He is talking from his ....
Warren Replied to: Mayank - 30 Jun, 2009
41:
I am agree with the fact that there is lot of politics going inside the HCL.This can be seen in many projects.I have seen that personally and also seen many victim of that.But since HCL is quite a big company with many employees working in it..these things are unnoticed..but remember this is the main reason for high attrition rate in HCL..there are very few people who stay here for long..Higher Management need to look into it..
Raj Replied to: Warren - 01 Jul, 2009
42:
Congrats to HCL team and whole company who deserve this fruit
Pavan Guggilam Replied to: Raj - 01 Jul, 2009
43:
Hi i got a chance to interact with some of the senior officials from HR and operations background.I felt that there is a internal politics going in the organization. I think Shiv Nadar should look into this matter. And this message is for all the HCLites that they are Lucky for not being the victim of the corporate politics. May god bless u all
Siddhu Replied to: Pavan Guggilam - 01 Jul, 2009
44:
Tell me how many HCL employee want to stay there for more than 4 years..... and then compare this with figure from employee from IBM and infosys and then u will see the difference between HCL and INFY
Raj Replied to: Siddhu - 03 Jul, 2009
45:
Hi,

HCL is equally great employer and a good firm like any top Indian/foreign companies. Its good that it grabbed such a deal.
prashant Replied to: Siddhu - 01 Jul, 2009
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