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TCS selects Agitar as an innovation partner news
18 September 2006

Mumbai: Global technology solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has teamed up with California-based Agitar Software, a leader in enterprise developer testing solutions in Java technology, as part of its innovation initiative.

TCS will use, promote, and integrate Agitar''s innovative solution to automate and manage developer testing for Java projects for its global customers. TCS has more than 10,000 developers working on Java projects globally, so access to the latest technologies will help in quality improvement, cost-saving and timely delivery of projects.

Jerry Rudisin, CEO of Agitar Software, says, "TCS has built its reputation by being focused on quality, predictability, and customer satisfaction. They already set a high bar for software quality. As one of the world''s largest systems integrators, TCS is committed to increasing its leadership in quality, by promoting innovative ways of accelerating software development."

The two companies will initiate joint go-to-market strategies to target the multi-billion dollar market in Java development projects worldwide. Currently, the innovation partners are piloting the solution with two leading customers of TCS.

Agitar''s breakthrough automation accelerates developer unit testing, an approach where development teams test their software code as they write it. The Agitar solution helps developers discover and eliminate defects early in the software lifecycle, enables better software design, and simplifies integration and QA, increasing the predictability of software development and lowering costs.

"TCS sees developer testing as a key way to improve software development and increase the value we can deliver to our customers. We have chosen Agitar Software''s unique developer testing solution as the best way to accelerate our overall development process," said Gautam Shroff, VP, technology programs and member of the corporate technology board at TCS.

TCS, which is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange, reported consolidated revenues of $2.97 billion in the fiscal year 2005-2006.

Mountain View, California-based Agitar produces software that helps Java developers find and fix problems in the riskiest parts of their code as they write it. Agitar has users at organisations such as Avaya, Bear Stearns, Cisco, EDS, GE Healthcare, IBM Global Services, Northrop-Grumman, NTT Data, Siemens Medical, and webMethods.

Agitar is a privately held company funded by Silicon Valley venture capitalists Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Globespan Capital Partners.

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TCS selects Agitar as an innovation partner