SOURCE: Photon


October 12, 2009 13:42 ET

Photon Infotech Selected by Dachis Group as Alliance Partner

Emerging Leader in Bringing Social Media to the Enterprise Taps Photon for Success With Large-Scale Social Media Projects, Mobile Proficiency, and Open Source Expertise

SANTA CLARA, CA and CHENNAI, INDIA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Photon Infotech, a next-generation Internet consulting firm accelerating innovation with Social Media and Mobile technologies, today announced that it has been selected by the newly formed Dachis Group as a Social Business Technology Alliance partner. Launched by Jeffrey Dachis, a cofounder of Razorfish, one of the 1990's highest profile internet businesses, Dachis Group is unlocking the value of social technologies for large enterprises through its Social Business Design practice.

"Photon is very much aligned with the Dachis Group's conviction that the future of the world's largest enterprises lies in dynamic and socially calibrated systems, processes, and culture," said Srinivas Balasubramanian, CEO of Photon. "Photon's other news today on the enhancement of our Social Media Framework demonstrates our on-going commitment in this area. With the team's pedigree, Dachis Group is well-positioned to help enterprises fully exploit the capabilities of social business technologies to improve business processes and derive more value from their technology infrastructures, and we are honored to be part of the strategic delivery team."

Dachis Group selected Photon for the Social Business Technology Alliance based on the company's unique experience with large-scale, global projects involving mobile application and custom SharePoint development, as well as Photon's commitment to open source platforms. Photon's Social Media Framework, built atop Photon's enhanced service-oriented architecture (SOA) software layer, incorporates best practices developed during more than 150 corporate projects.

"No other company offers Photon's depth of experience in delivering cost-effective and well thought-out applications for today's Mobile Enterprise 2.0 experience," said Jevon Macdonald, senior partner at Dachis Group. "This range and depth of experience coupled with Photon's accomplishments in large-scale social media and mobile projects for enterprises makes Photon an excellent alliance partner as Dachis drives Social Business success across our global customer base."

About Dachis Group

Founded in 2008, by Jeffrey Dachis, with offices in the North American, European and Asia/Pacific regions, Dachis Group (Dachis Corporation, Inc.) was created to unlock the value of social technologies for large corporate enterprises through its Social Business Design global advisory practice and technology implementation program. The company's strategy is backed by a commitment from Austin Ventures to build and grow organically and through acquisitions.

Among the global enterprise client verticals Dachis Group serves are: software, semiconductors, information services, global restaurant services, consumer products, media and publishing, health care, and financial services with clients including: Philips Healthcare, Coca-Cola, Intuit, and Yum! Brands.

Now founder and CEO of Dachis Group, Dachis' leadership and vision helped establish the digital services industry more than 15 years ago when he co-founded Razorfish. As the Razorfish CEO, President, and Chairman, he grew the company into one of the world's largest digital solutions providers. Razorfish was part of Microsoft's $6 billion purchase of aQuantive, and was most recently spun out from Microsoft and sold to Publicis for $530 million.

About Photon Infotech

Photon Infotech is leading a new generation of IT and internet experts who combine an intimate knowledge of today's cutting-edge technologies with the business savvy needed to build strategic technology foundations and applications involving social media and mobile technologies. With more than 600 customers and thousands of IT projects under its belt, Photon enables large and mid-sized companies alike to leverage its one-of-a kind workforce of elite IT experts to create revenue-generating business solutions. Photon is headquartered in the IT corridor of Chennai, India.

Photon co-founder Srinivas Balasubramanian is a respected leader in the technology industry, having previously launched Infravio, a leading provider of Web Services and SOA infrastructure software that was acquired by Webmethods for $38mn in cash in 2006. To learn more, visit