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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
hiSoft Teams up with Japanese IT Provider Media Knowledge in the Field of Third-party Testing
hiSoft Technology International has established a strategic partnership with globally known Japanese IT developer, Media Knowledge, and breaks new ground in the field of third-party testing. The partnership is expected to focus on the growing trend of third-party testing in Japan’s software testing industry. Media Knowledge plans to leverage hiSoft’s expertise and experience in Software Product and Application testing for global US and European companies.

Friday, November 16, 2007
Silverjet’s IT outsourcing strategy pays dividends
UK business class airline Silverjet introduced a second route to Dubai City this week, nine months after becoming operational with flights to New York. The airline attributes its rapid growth in large part to its IT outsourcing strategy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
CGI Selected by Public Works and Government Services Canada for $91.8 million contract
CGI selected by Public Works and Government Services Canada for $91.8 million contract for Engineering and Technical Support Services

Monday, November 12, 2007
Patni Computer Systems Announces Enablement Services Based on Oracle SaaS Platform
Patni Computer Systems, a leading global IT services provider and member of the Oracle Partner Network, announced a comprehensive portfolio of Enablement Services to help independent software vendors (ISVs) make the transition to a 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) platform.

Thursday, November 08, 2007
UK’s top 100 retailers spend £2.3bn on IT in 2006/7
Research from Martec International finds that the UK's top 100 retailers are turning to outsourcing to improve the effectiveness of their IT budgets, which have remained static at 1.3% of sales for the past three years.

Monday, November 05, 2007
Accenture and Thomas Cook sign 10-Year Outsourcing Contract
US$400 million contract covers application, infrastructure and business process outsourcing services to drive Thomas Cook’s post-merger integration of MyTravel

Thursday, November 01, 2007
Xchanging Takes Operational Control of Fondsdepot Bank
Xchanging, the fast-growing international pure-play business process outsourcing company will take operational control of the Hof-based Fondsdepot Bank GmbH

M&S outsources office networks
Logicalis, has been awarded a 4-year managed service contract with high-street retailer, Marks & Spencer. Logicalis will be tasked with improving the efficiency and agility of M&S' IT network as well as supporting the cost-effective deployment of innovative ICT services that will help maintain M&S' competitive position.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Housing Corporation signs up Steria for infrastructure management
The Housing Corporation has signed a three-year managed IT infrastructure deal with Steria worth £7.5m.

Monday, October 29, 2007
NCS Partners with Ceylinco to introduce Sri Lanka’s First Palm-Top Banking
NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, has successfully implemented the Mobile Banker System, enabling the two subsidiaries of Ceylinco Consolidated, Seylan Bank and The Finance Co. Ltd, to offer banking and financial services respectively for its customers.

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