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That Was The Week That Was

Manchester: And what else happened last week? A round-up of the rest of the news in brief.

  • Logica signed a global agreement with HP which will give its clients access to HP's ALM testing software. Logica says this will let its clients benefit from reduced risks while delivering faster managed testing services. "This agreement with HP is an industry first," said Andreas Degenhardt at Logica. "The idea behind this partnership is to support Logica's growing managed testing services business, by having the tools to manage the entire process of application development in a single workflow, from the initial requirements development to the testing of the software builds."
  • IBM strengthened its data analytics grip, agreeing to acquire Vivisimo, provider of federated discovery and navigation software that helps organizations access and analyse big data across the enterprise. Vivisimo is a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • Natarajan (N) Chandrasekaran, CEO and managing director of Tata Consultancy Services, has been appointed Chairman of India's National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2012-2013. N Chandrasekaran said, "NASSCOM has played a key role to propel the Indian IT-BPO industry onto the global stage and it's an honour to be elected as its Chairman. In FY12, the Indian IT-BPO sector crossed the $100 billion mark in aggregate revenues and showed great ability to adapt to the ongoing dynamic environment. Globally, there are significant growth opportunities available for all Indian IT companies and by choosing appropriate strategies, investing in capabilities and executing well, our industry can continue to expand its mindshare and marketshare across developed and emerging markets."
  • Accenture claimed the top spot on Diversity MBA Magazine's "50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work." This marks the company's fourth consecutive year on the list. The 2012 ranking was based on an evaluation of companies with inclusion and diversity strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity.

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