October 2, 2008

Sogeti Group Selected By Microsoft(R) Corporation to Be a Key Partner in Their Windows Vista(R) Application Compatibility Factory Program

Sogeti Group, a leading international provider of professional IT services and member of the Capgemini Group, has been selected by Microsoft Corporation to be a key service partner in their Windows Vista Application Compatibility Factory program. This initiative teams Microsoft with a very select number of System Integrators to help customers prepare for the Windows Vista operating system.

As most enterprises have hundreds - even thousands - of applications, application compatibility is one very practical concern of organizations that are getting ready to roll out Windows Vista. Microsoft's Windows Vista Application Compatibility Factory (ACF) program helps enterprises assess and remediate their existing applications to ensure Windows Vista compatibility and accelerate rollout.

As a global service provider for this program, Sogeti's dedicated network of expert ACF consultants will supplement its existing global team of 6,000 Microsoft practice engineers currently delivering Sogeti's proven business methodologies worldwide.

According to Michael Del Sarto, Group Marketing Manager from the Windows Client Marketing Team, Microsoft, "Microsoft recognizes that compatibility of in-house developed applications can be a barrier to deployment of Windows Vista(R) across the enterprise. Sogeti Group, as a Microsoft Gold Certified partner and now also an ACF partner, will work with clients to identify the application compatibility obstacles, assess application inventory, determine the best course of action and conduct remediation services. All ACF partners including Sogeti have participated in the latest Windows Vista training and can also assist with Windows Vista deployment."

"Clients are increasingly looking for enhanced productivity and optimization of their infrastructure investment and application compatibility, particularly of customized business-critical applications, is a key issue", says Sanjeev Agarwal, Vice President of Sogeti's Global Microsoft Alliance. "The ACF program reduces the complexity and speeds up the process, so that enterprises can benefit more quickly from the benefits that Vista can provide, enterprise-wide."

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Sogeti USA

Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public-sector organizations. Operating in 24 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast 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, High Tech Consulting, and Project Consulting Services.


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 20,000 professionals in 14 countries with 10,000 in France.

For more information: www.sogeti.com