Satyam Honored as Partner of the Year for Citizenship at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards
.NET/SQL Server-based emergency response system saves thousands of lives
Hyderabad(India), August 02, 2007: Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a leading global consulting and information technology services company, announced it has won the Partner of the Year Award for Citizenship at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. Satyam was chosen out of an international field of top Microsoft Partners as delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed at a ceremony earlier this month in Denver, CO at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.
"Satyam responded to the lack of a coordinated emergency response system in India by partnering with the not-for-profit Emergency Management and Research Institute to create an end-to-end system using Microsoft.NET. This company's commitment to its community made it an excellent choice for the first WPC Citizenship Award," said Microsoft vice president of Enterprise Partner Sales, Peter Boit.
Awards were presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants worldwide. Satyam Computer Services Ltd was recognized for superior technology and innovation in Citizenship. The Citizenship Partner of the Year award recognizes exceptional partners that have made a sustained commitment to society and their communities and can demonstrate the impact of their work.
The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the last year.
“We are proud to be selected as the Microsoft Partner of the Year for Citizenship,” said Satyam president, Ram Mynampati . “It is a great achievement considering that EMRI is still in its infancy. The award acknowledges Satyam’s technology and industry expertise, as well as our genuine commitment to society and the communities in which we work and live.”
EMRI’s Call 108 program enables people in Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s most populous states, to dial 108 for emergency service—similar to 911 in the United States. It was the brainchild of Ramalinga Raju, Satyam’s founder and chairman. Satyam worked with EMRI and the Government of India to establish the service, which responded to 300,000 emergencies and saved 11,500 lives in its first year.
Today, the rapidly growing service features more than 380 well-equipped ambulances, deployed across 50 towns in Andhra Pradesh. The program has high expectations, too; by 2010, EMRI aims to answer 1 million calls per day and save 1 million lives each year.
Satyam’s efforts to improve society are well documented. The company is extremely active with both the Satyam Foundation and the Byrraju Foundation, organizations dedicated to enhancing life in India’s urban and rural areas, respectively. In addition, employees are encouraged to spend 10 percent of their free time working to improve society
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