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Capgemini launches Mobile Solutions service line.

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Paris: Capgemini and its subsidiary Sogeti have launched a new global service line, Mobile Solutions, to support clients in creating and implementing mobile strategy.

Capgemini and Sogeti will bring together their capabilities in consulting, technology and global delivery with a framework of methodologies and industrialized services to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for mobility solutions to meet the growing demand within businesses globally.

As part of this launch, Capgemini and Sogeti are developing a dedicated 'Mobile Applications Service Centre of Excellence' in India, where 250 additional staff will support the delivery of state-of-the-art mobile applications for customers globally.

Initially these services will be aimed at France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, UK and North America.

Capgemini says its new Mobile Solutions global service line is focused on one of the fastest growing and profitable market segments, and the group aims to generate over €400 million of new revenues from it by 2015.

"Smartphones, tablets and apps have embedded mobile technology firmly into our lives and this revolution is transforming the way we work and interact. Organizations everywhere must respond or risk being left behind," said Fernando Alvarez, Mobile Solutions Global Service Line Leader, Capgemini. "But mobility is not just about creating new mobile applications. As an Enterprise Mobility Orchestrator, we have the skills, capabilities and global expertise to take the lead as a strategic business partner for mobility with our clients and support them on every step of their journey towards mobility."

Capgemini's move has already been welcomed by clients.

Dirk Du Toit, Group Director of Architecture and Enabling Technologies, The Coca Cola Refreshments Company (CCR) said, "Within our business we have thousands of managers and employees who use mobile devices to make decisions on a daily basis. Capgemini helped to design a solution for us based on the Sybase Unwired Platform, which was then developed and tested by nearshore and onshore teams. Through our joint solution, our executive team has been empowered to make efficient decisions in real time, through workflow approval systems — vital for our business decision-making process — which is now taking place increasingly on the move."

Ola Bernersson, Project Manager, for Nordic energy company ONE Nordic said, "The new mobile platform conceived by Sogeti improves service to our customers and provides a more efficient work environment to our employees. It helps reduce technical complexities, lower costs and open us up for new types of mobile usage. In collaboration ONE Nordic and Sogeti have defined new business objectives, architecture and a solution with a clear focus on making business even more customer-oriented".

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