SOURCE: HCL Technologies

April 29, 2008 12:36 ET

HCL Launches First-of-Its-Kind On-Demand Software Testing Lab

Testing Lab Enables ISVs to Accelerate Software Release and Reduce Testing Cycle Time With Lower Capital Expenditure

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - SOFTWARE 2008 -- HCL Technologies Ltd. ("HCL"), India's leading global IT services company, today announced the launch of an innovative on-demand software testing lab at Software 2008 that allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to reduce their software testing cycle times and lower their capital expenditure on testing hardware and software.

"Our experience working with more than 100 customers over the last several years has shown us that developing and maintaining in-house testing expertise leads to high capital costs to setup the infrastructure, and high resource costs due to the cyclical demand," says G.H. Rao, Corporate Vice President, R&D Services, HCL. "To enable our customers to address these challenges, we are making an investment of USD 6 million to setup a first-of-its-kind on-demand software testing lab."

The on-demand software testing lab includes a state-of-the art testing laboratory in India with 300 high-end servers of all popular makes (such as HP, Sun, Dell, IBM) with single/multiple CPUs provisioned with leading software testing tools. Customers can setup, provision, perform and manage testing on the lab -- all from a remote location through a secured communication channel.

The testing lab is complemented by a pool of specialized testing professionals that provides niche testing services such as performance benchmarking and capacity planning, high availability testing, firewall testing and security protocol testing etc. The testing service also includes an in-house developed IP on test automation -- Automation+ -- a testing framework that automates the entire test cycle including test environment setup and configuration, installs related applications and identifies the required automated test suites to be run on the installed software.

The on-demand software testing lab will provide a competitive edge to ISVs by enabling them to improve their products and take them to the market faster. This also helps them address a wider market through certification across various platforms, such as operating systems and browsers, further enhancing the revenue potential.

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 31st March 2008, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.8 billion (Rs. 7083 crores) and employed 49,802 professionals.

About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a $4.8 billion (Rs. 19,640 crores) leading Global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies Ltd. and HCL Infosystems Ltd. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 55,703 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 www.hcl.in.

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Contact Information

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    Citigate Cunningham for HCL Technologies
    Susan Vander May
    415-618-8721
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