Delhi: China''s National Development and Reforms Commission, has chosen
Tata Consultancy Services for a crucial joint venture for developing the
IT service infrastructure in China and guide the Chinese government on software,
ITeS, business process outsourcing in China, the APAC region and the international
partnership is important not only because of the scale of the assignment
but also because it gives the chosen firm a strong foothold in the Chinese
Chinese government opted for an Indian partner to take advantage of processes
like SEI-CMM Level 5 as well as the ability to undertake large-scale projects.
is been seen as an extension of Chinese premiere Wen Jiabao visit to Bangalore
in April earlier this year, during which Jiabao had commented that India''s
software prowess and China''s hardware expertise, if brought together, could
help both countries scale greater heights.
18 Indian companies including TCS, Infosys, Wipro and others have already
set up shop in China, employing about 2,000 people. Nasscom chairman S Ramadorai
has said he expects the number to double to 4,000 by the end of this year.
software market was worth 220 billion yuan ($26.5 billion) last
year, accounting for 3 per cent of the global market. Its export volume
last year, estimated at $2.8 billion, was only about a tenth of India''s.