iLab to explore 'disruptive' technologies like Grid Computing, Collaborative Software Development and Service Oriented Architectures
New Delhi, September 29th, 2005
Tata Consultancy Services, the leading global technology solutions company announced the launch of its latest research effort, the innovation Lab, based in New Delhi. iLab will focus its research on emerging technologies that could drive disruptive changes in the global technology industry and develop re-usable frameworks using these. iLab has begun work on emerging technologies such as Grid Computing, Collaborative Software Development and Service Oriented Architectures, and will explore other emerging technologies targeted at current and future business requirements of customers.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Gautam Shroff, Vice President -Technology Programs, TCS said, "iLab will focus on delivering value through scalable and secure platforms based on new enterprise technology components developed by TCS as well as partners in emerging technologies such as Grid Computing, Service Oriented Architectures and Collaborative Software Development."
iLab will also play a key role in integrating emerging technologies to further improve research-driven products being developed by TCS at its other R&D centres across the country. In Life Sciences, iLab is using Grid Computing to parallelise computations within TCS' Bio-Suite product in the field of drug discovery using commonly available desktop computers; this will lead to 10-fold or more reduction in the time taken to complete complex molecule docking calculations. Code generation tools developed by TRDDC in Pune are being integrated into a service-oriented architecture framework to help improve the productivity of software developers. iLab is also integrating TCS' state of the art code generation, testing and standards checking tools along with tools from technology partners into an integrated global collaborative software development offering. "iLab is well positioned to leverage TCS' R&D strengths by working together with our other labs in Pune, Hyderabad and Bangalore," added Dr. Gautam Shroff.
Apart from iLab, TCS works in other areas of research, which include systems and software engineering, applied process engineering and research for societal benefits. In systems and software engineering its R&D efforts are focused on language processing and automation tools for application development, testing, migration and re-engineering. In the past few years it also expanded its research areas to embedded systems, bioinformatics and information security.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the world-leading information technology consulting, services, business process outsourcing and engineering services organization that envisioned and pioneered the adoption of the flexible global business practices that today enable companies to operate more efficiently and produce more value. TCS achieved this by creating and perfecting a unique method of global deployment and delivery of high quality, high value services and products in IT consulting and business process outsourcing. Known as the "Global Delivery Model," this strategic services delivery concept has reshaped the IT services industry.
More than 75% of TCS customers reward the company's reliability, passion, creativity, and unique ability to handle the broadest range of their IT needs by continually extending and deepening their partnerships with TCS. With over 40,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants located in 33 countries, TCS is uniquely positioned to deliver its flexible world class services seamlessly to any location. TCS reported consolidated revenues of $2.24 billion (U.S.) in the fiscal year 2004-2005. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India.
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