July 16, 2008

Sogeti Announces the Opening of Its Global Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server Center of Excellence

Sogeti, a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public-sector organizations worldwide and member of Capgemini Group, today announced the opening of its global Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Center of Excellence in Mumbai, India.

The Center of Excellence will offer Sogeti customers a dedicated network of expert Microsoft Office SharePoint Server engineers who will supplement Sogeti's existing global team of 6,000 Microsoft practice engineers currently delivering Sogeti's proven business methodologies worldwide.

The Center of Excellence is located in Mumbai, India and will include a team of over 200 elite Microsoft Office SharePoint Server specialists by the end of 2008 and 1,000 by the end of 2009. These specialists will be available to meet a multitude of global customer needs involving Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions. In addition, the team in India will work directly with each Sogeti subsidiary worldwide to provide services and solutions to customers by ensuring seamless integration between onshore and offshore resources.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the Center of Excellence engineers, Sogeti USA LLC has worked with Microsoft to develop intensive training series, focusing specifically on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server applications with a special emphasis on Enterprise Search, Portals, Enterprise Content Management, and interfacing with line of business applications.

According to Microsoft's Vice President of EMEA Sales for the Enterprise & Partner Group, Barbara Gordon; "Sogeti is a very strong ally in terms of their Microsoft Office SharePoint Server planning, implementation and deployment capabilities. By establishing this Center of Excellence both Sogeti and Microsoft will strengthen their existing commitment to provide the best possible service and solutions to our customers."

"Sogeti recognizes the essential business value that Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions can bring to our customers," said Sanjeev Agarwal, Vice President of Sogeti's Microsoft Practice. "Our new Center of Excellence will benefit our customers by providing an extensive team of highly trained, expert resources that will accelerate and seamlessly deploy global Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions."

According to India Head, SBU Sogeti, Harshawardhan Tulapurkar; "The addition of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Center of Excellence strengthens the existing foundation of our current world-class capabilities and provides us with the opportunity to focus intensely on developing innovative solutions featuring Microsoft Office SharePoint Server applications for our global customers."

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About Sogeti USA

Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public-sector organizations. Operating in 23 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and flexible delivery options. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement, and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better. With over 40 years of experience, Sogeti offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including Applications Management, Business Consulting, Enterprise Technologies, IBM and Open Solutions, Managed Testing, Microsoft Solutions, Packaged Based Solutions, and Project Consulting Services.

For more, visit http://www.us.sogeti.com.


SOGETI Group (member of the Capgemini Group), leader in IT services and R&D outsourcing, offers a range of local professional services in High Tech Consulting and Information Technology for large companies through these three complementary areas:

- High Tech or High Tech Consulting

Research & Development with the maintenance in operational conditions:

Outsourcing Research and Development and Innovation Advice.

Scientific and technical research and developments, mechanical design, development of complex systems.

Control and industrial data processing.

- Application Services or systems integration

From the conception to the maintenance of the information system: consulting, architecture, contracting owner's assistance, development, integration, testing and maintenance of application assets.

- Infrastructure Services or integration management and systems administration

Consulting in security and performance of the infrastructures of services IT and Telecom.

Supply of all the services indispensable to the rationalization, to the optimization and to the management of the IT structures. Integration of the architectures and of the exploitation, guaranteeing an optimal efficiency of the systems and networks.

In total, Sogeti Group has more than 18,000 professionals in 14 countries.