VAR500: Capgemini, HP Look To India

VAR500 Solution Providers In The News

VAR500 solution providers made headlines this week, with Capgemini and HP expanding work in India, Accenture releasing a report about shortages of IT talent, CIBER taking on port security and Insight Enterprises joining the Virtual Computing Environment coalition.

Capgemini To Expand Indian Workforce

Capgemini India Executive Chairman Salil Parekh said his company expects the size of its Indian workforce to grow to become roughly 50 percent of its total global headcount within the next three to five years, through organic growth, according to a report at The company estimates it will have about 31,000 employees in India by the end of this month.

HP Invests $1 Billion In Indian Outsourcing

Hewlett-Packard is reportedly investing $1 billion to open three new outsourcing centers in India. Three new outsourcing offices are planned in Chennai and Bangalore. HP also said it will expand its existing business process outsourcing operation with MphasiS, an Indian company which has roughly 38,000 employees. HP is looking toward India to provide low-cost, high-quality services just as its competitors, including Accenture and Dell, have done.

VCE Names Insight Enterprises VIP

Insight Enterprises' U.S. operating division has been named a VIP Premier partner of the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition, formed jointly by Cisco and EMC with VMware. The certification authorizes Insight to augment, resell and deliver the Vblock Infrastructure Package.

’The new offerings allow us to pair Insight’s world-class business IT services with the leading cloud solution for data centers, driving cost and complexity out of our clients’ IT infrastructures," said Dave Casillo, SVP, Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Insight.

Accenture Survey: Hiring Woes Will Impact Global Expansion

A new Accenture survey notes that widespread deficiencies in talent recruitment and information technology have left most electronics and high-tech companies poorly positioned for global expansion. The research also found that virtually all survey respondents said they have sufficient capital to execute their global expansion plans.

According to the survey of chief operating officers representing enterprise communications and consumer technology companies, more than half (53 percent) said that developing and managing human capital is the most fundamental component to delivering something distinctive to their customers. But only 10 percent said finding new locations to source talent for innovation is a key driver of operating model decisions.

CIBER To Provide Virginia Port Security

CIBER Federal, a division of CIBER has been selected by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) to provide enhanced waterfront and shore perimeter surveillance at the Norfolk International Terminals in Norfolk, Va.

CIBER was selected as VPA's security integration partner by Zel Technologies, working on behalf of VPA, for this project because of its familiarity with the physical security integration requirements for land-side and water-side security, as well as the operational and IT needs of the VPA.