Unisys to expand Indian facilities

Unisys is opening two additional global service delivery centres in India as part of its plan to expand its offshore resources to 6,000 people by 2008.


Unisys, which already has a facility in Bangalore, is setting up a second facility in the city’s suburbs. The site will be operational next month, the company said. It is also setting up another facility in Hyderabad, which is expected to be in operation in the second quarter of next year.

Hyderabad is emerging as a popular location for high-tech companies because it has fewer infrastructure bottlenecks than Bangalore, and it is also easier to hire staff in the city.

The new facilities will enable Unisys to tap into a broader talent pool while providing customer service capabilities, such as further backup and disaster recovery for the first facility in Bangalore, it said.

Unisys did not however disclose how many staff it was adding in India. A number of multinational IT services vendors including IBM and Accenture have set up Indian delivery centres to take advantage of the country's skilled and low-cost staff.

Earlier this year Unisys opened centres in Budapest and Shanghai. The company opened its first global services operation in Bangalore in 2004. Staff in India work on software application development and support, systems integration, IT and business process outsourcing, maintenance of existing software and internal administration functions.

Unisys' strategy in India is to deliver services by a combination of in-house staff and staff from partner Indian services companies.

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