SOURCE: HCL Technologies

January 15, 2008 09:06 ET

HCL Technologies Launches SOA Competency Center for Retailers at NRF 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - National Retail Federation Annual Convention & Expo 2008 -- HCL Technologies Ltd. ("HCL"), India's leading global IT services company, today announced the launch of a service-oriented architecture (SOA) Competency Center for Retailers at this week's National Retail Federation Convention. The Competency Center is designed to guide retailers in the areas of SOA tool selection, development methodology and project execution, leveraging an industry-specific set of services and the deep expertise of HCL team members in areas relevant to SOA and BPM.

"SOA and BPM testing are very complex, time-consuming processes due to inadequate, legacy homegrown frameworks," said Vikram Duvvoori, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Middleware & SOA Practice, HCL Technologies. "As they require a fresh perspective towards development, testing, security and other aspects of project life cycle, HCL has focused on accelerating the process for our retail customers through specific tools and technologies for testing and security for SOA applications."

Specifically, one of HCL's solution frameworks, HCL's xFIT, addresses testing and security problems retailers will face when implementing SOA and BPM. With HCL's xFIT framework to manage and automate SOA and services testing, companies can more easily develop, orchestrate and maintain distributed test cases. The framework offers multi-platform support (UNIX, LINUX, AIX and Windows), is lightweight and minimally intrusive, and is also easy to learn and deploy. Furthermore, HCL's xFIT provides companies with the ability to easily run test cases on multiple Systems under Test (SUT) configurations, leading to significant time savings. HCL's xFIT was built by HCL to enable integration testing, and has been successfully deployed in many customer locations to date.

HCL Technologies' Middleware and SOA Practice is comprised of more than 750 professionals with experience in all leading integration technologies and products including SOA, BPM and BAM. The practice focuses on addressing problems for enterprise customers that impact key horizontal business processes such as supply chain visibility, consistent customer experience, partner integration, and identity and provisioning management. HCL consultants are skilled in multiple product sets such as TIBCO, SoftwareAG, SUN JCAPS, Oracle Fusion Middleware, SAP XI/PI, IBM Websphere and Cisco AON. HCL has also executed projects using the SOA Competency Center for customers in Financial Services, Life Sciences and other key vertical markets.

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies is one of India's leading global IT Services companies, providing software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and re-define the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 18 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 30th September 2007, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.5 billion (Rs. 6363 crores) and employed 45,642 professionals. For more information, please visit

About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a $4.4 billion (Rs. 18,525 crore) leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India -- HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 51,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 18 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information, please visit

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