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Tech Mahindra and Gen-i Announce Strategic Alliance for Windows 7 Migration Services

Shared vision for Microsoft Windows 7 migration services to drive new growth opportunities

Sydney, 17 November 2009: Tech Mahindra, the brand identity of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE:SAY), a leading global consulting and IT services provider, today announces a strategic partnership with Gen-i, one of Australasia’s leading ICT services providers.

This partnership brings together the commitment of two innovative companies to provide a suite of leading edge Windows 7 migration services that will help reduce costs and complexity to improve productivity for customers.

Commenting on this partnership, Mr CP Gurnani, CEO Tech Mahindra says, “We are thrilled to strengthen and expand our relationship with Gen-i. Today’s agreement leverages both companies expertise to enable customers to realise an improved user experience with greater reliability and lower total cost of ownership. We believe this is where we can make a real difference and add value to our customers.”

Sarah Vaughan, Windows 7 Commercial Group Lead, Microsoft Australia said “It’s great to see our partners joining together to form alliances that will bring increased business benefits to our customers. Services such as their automated testing will dramatically reduce overheads for enterprises, allowing them to accelerate their deployment and reap the benefits of Windows 7.

Mahindra’s Satyam Windows 7 migration approach includes tools for automated testing, automated remediation, and packaging for Vista, Windows 7 and App-V that aids enterprises to automate 90 to 95 per cent of its remediation requirements. This will help to reduce the compatibility testing and remediation costs of up to 40 to 50 percent.

Mr Murray Young, General Manager Professional Services of Gen-i says, “Our partnerships with Tech Mahindra, Tech Mahindra and Microsoft enables us to manage client transformation programmes rapidly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

We are able to support regional Tran-Tasman enterprises with Windows 7 migration strategies both at a local level as well as across New Zealand and Australia. Our regional model means clients can cost effectively roll-out Windows 7 with the benefits of a local partner and the support of Trans Tasman expertise and experience,” concludes Mr. Young.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra (NYSE: SAY) is a leading global business and information technology services company that leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance.

The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business process quality, engineering and product lifecycle management, and infrastructure services, among other key capabilities.

Tech Mahindra is part of the $6.3 billion Mahindra Group, a global industrial conglomerate and one of the top 10 industrial firms based in India. The Group’s interests span financial services, automotive products, trade, retail and logistics, information technology and infrastructure development.

Tech Mahindra development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations.

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About Gen-i

Gen-i is at the forefront of helping customers take advantage of the convergence of technology and telecommunications, and the new opportunities this makes possible. Gen-i works alongside its 3,300 corporate, government and business customers to deliver seamless and integrated ICT solutions. Gen-i achieves this with the support of over 3,000 highly skilled people in 17 locations across Australia and New Zealand. For more information on Gen-i, visit

About Gen-i Australasia’s Professional Services Team

Mr. Murray Young manages Gen-i Professional Services delivering Microsoft solutions in both Australia and New Zealand, while Mr Mark Bennett manages the Australian Professional Services Team.

“Gen-i is a leading Microsoft partner and award winner in Australia and New Zealand. In New Zealand, our 20 years of experience with Microsoft stands us apart as their largest strategic partner with the widest range of expertise across every aspect of Microsoft products and technologies.

We won ‘Partner of the Year for Business Growth’ (2007) and ‘Licensing Partner of the Year’ for three years running. We also ensure transfer of these skills and accreditations through our Auldhouse training operation, which is the partner of choice for many of New Zealand’s corporations and has won the Microsoft New Zealand Training Partner of the Year for the last three years.

In Australia, we drive innovation for the Microsoft platform. We proudly won Microsoft’s ‘Advanced Thin Client Partner of the Year’ (2008) and are the 2009 finalists for Microsoft’s ‘Unified Communications Partner of the Year’ and also Microsoft’s ‘Advanced Windows Desktop Deployment Partner of the Year’.

Our Australian innovation hub focuses on Software-as-a-Solution delivery with our unique wrAPP system, which is widely used by regional customers. We also pioneer virtual desktop infrastructure solutions using Microsoft remote desktop services,” says Mr Murray Young.

Safe Harbor

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein, including statements regarding the allotment of the Initial Shares, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Satyam undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.


Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.6 billion company with 117,200+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 885 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 19 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after-market, information technology and vacation ownership.


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