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Sunday, November 14, 2004

Satyam and TCS Sweep Gartner Sourcing Summit Awards

Gartner organised the First Global Sourcing Summit last week at Bonita Springs, Florida.The Global Sourcing Summit Awards honor Vendors for their solutions, programs, service and support, and design and delivery of presentations. The Global Sourcing Summit Awards are voted on solely by the attending Sourcing Executives and not by Gartner or any of its affiliates.Big global players like Infosys,TCS, wipro, Satyam, Cognizant, HCL,besides Softek, Netlink were among the major sponsors for this Gartner event.
The awards selected by participant votes have been officially announced. The Results are full of surprises. Satyam seems to have walked away with the maximum glory as winner of one of the four category awards, joint winner in the second category and winning nomination for the third category.

Innovation Award :Innovation in solving a client problem Demonstrates a vendor's thorough understanding of a client's IT or business challenge, and ability to propose a unique resolution and effectively deliver that solution.
Nominees: HCL Technologies, Netlink, Softek Near Shore
Winner: Netlink .

Risk Management Award : Effectiveness in managing risk Demonstrates excellence, innovation, and creativity to resolve any aspect of data/IP security, business continuity, and disaster recovery in a GDM
Nominees: HCL Technologies, Satyam Computer Services, Wipro Technologies
Winner:Satyam Computer Services Limited .

Vendor/Client Collaboration Award : Beneficial results of client/vendor partnership model Demonstrates the value achieved through close working relationship or collaboration of a vendor/client team approach
Nominees: Kanbay, Satyam Computer Services, Tata Consultancy Services
Winner: Tata Consultancy Services

Solutions Delivery Award: Creativity to enhance or transform a client's business/competitiveness Focuses on the "cutting edge" of solutions delivery where a client has achieved new levels of competitiveness as a result of the vendor's GDM model to deliver a solution
Nominees: Satyam Computer Services, Softtek Near Shore, Tata Consultancy Services
Winner: 3 Way Tie - all three - joint Winners

Being the first such global award from Gartner, expectations were high and the results show that while big player like Wipro could not win awards having atleast won a nomination, media savvy players like Infosys, Cognizant failed to even win a nomination - may be users out in the field think about service providing companies differently than arm chair analysts and mediapersons. Obviously consulting,professional services and outsourcing services are more intricate than it meets the common eyes!!
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