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TCS-BEA alliance to work on corporate software infrastructure news
24 August 2006

Mumbai: BEA Systems and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) are expanding their strategic partnership to develop service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions.

Under this expanded partnership, TCS'' practice areas and centers of excellence will create new solutions based on the BEA AquaLogic and WebLogic platforms. TCS'' Global Consulting Practice will also work closely with BEA teams on joint SOA consulting assignments to help accelerate SOA adoption and deployment.

"Customers have told us they want to combine industry leading technologies with world-class expertise to help them accelerate adoption of SOA within their enterprises in order to realise new revenue streams or drive down SG&A expenses" said Alfred Chuang, chairman and CEO, BEA Systems.

Chuang added ystems and TCS have a successful history of working together to deliver solutions for the financial services industry, and are working to bring new SOA solutions to market. TCS has firmly established its position as one of world''s largest IT services provider, and we remain committed to delivering innovative technology and solutions that produce tangible business results for the enterprise.

According to CEO and MD, Tata Consultancy Services,"TCS considers SOA to be a growth engine for the future. We have a strong presence in this area and are currently engaged with global customers on consulting and application development engagements. BEA has a great platform for SOA adoption. We see a tremendous opportunity in meeting customer needs with a joint ''Go To Market'' strategy with BEA in this space."

TCS is considering development of SOA-based corporate service infrastructure within which it could be able to deploy a part of the BEA product stack to address the high volume requirements for its global operations.

SOA has emerged as a crucial enabler in the field of on-demand IT and business computing for enterprises. SOA is widely considered as the most effective way of overcoming IT complexities involved in businesses that require their IT systems to be flexible and adaptive enough to address changing business needs.

BEA Systems, Inc, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, reported total revenues of $339.6 million for the fiscal second quarter ended July 31, 2006, up 19 per cent from last year''s second quarter. BEA reported second quarter licence fees of $136.0 million, up 15 per cent from a year ago, and services revenue of $203.6 million, up 22 per cent from a year ago. BEA reported second quarter operating cash flow of $49.9 million, up 22 per cent from a year ago

Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is a leader in information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion in the fiscal year 2005-2006. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.

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