Perot Systems to increase headcount by 30%

By agencies   |   Wednesday, 21 December 2005, 08:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: The U.S.-based Perot Systems Corporation hopes to add 1,500-1,800 professionals to its Indian operations over the coming year, thus increasing its current workforce by 25-30 percent.

Perot Systems has been growing its headcount in India by 25-30 per cent in the last two years and hopes to maintain this growth rate in 2006, according to Padma Ravichander, Managing Director of the company's Global Applications Solutions division. The company inaugurated the infrastructure operations from its Noida and Bangalore facilities to leverage the country's low-cost model.

The new operations will span 22 functions including service desk, enterprise command center, network operations, Unix administration, database administration, and messaging administration. With this the company’s operations in India would cover three areas - applications, infrastructure, and BPO.

At present, Perot Systems Indian headcount is 6,000, which is one-third of its global workforce. She said, “India has become a part of our global delivery model, as it offers advantages such as cost and quality. The infrastructure operations in India has 400 people, and we expect to double it during 2006.”

The company provides infrastructure services to clients in healthcare, engineering construction, communication, and transport, among others.

"We will be serving 12 of our global customers, and work on various projects except those relating to the U.S. Federal Government,’ she added.

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