Satyam to set up global centre in Cyberjaya

February 18, 2006 |


Multimedia Development Corp chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali (left) exchanging documents with B.Ramalinga Raju. In the background are Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

SERI KEMBANGAN: New York Stock Exchange-listed Satyam Computer Service Ltd will be setting up a 2,000-seat global development centre in Cyberjaya.

Founder and Chairman B.Ramalinga Raju said Satyam had recognized Malaysia’s potential as an information technology destination in 2003.

“ Malaysia’s advanced infrastructure, rich information and communication technology talent pool and competitive cost environment make it a strategy destination to establish businesses.”

“We have been servicing many of our customers from our operations in Cyberjaya for the last three years,” He told reporters after the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Multimedia Development Corp yesterday.

The MoU signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

“The 2,000-seat centre will serve as a major technological development and software support centre servicing several global shared services company across Asean, the Middle East, Australia and the US,” Ramalinga said.

He added that the new centre would be scalable to cater to the growing business intelligence and data warehousing.

Director and senior vice-president (Asia Pacific, the Middle East, India and Africa) Virender Aggarwal said global market demand for technology services had been driving the company’s growth in Asia Pacific.

Satyam handles business intelligence and data warehousing.

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