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Introduction to IT sector

Information Technology (IT) industry in India is one of the fastest growing industries. Indian IT industry has built up valuable brand equity for itself in the global markets. IT industry in India comprises of software industry and information technology enabled services (ITES), which also includes business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. India is considered as a pioneer in software development and a favorite destination for IT-enabled services. The origin of IT industry in India can be traced to 1974, when the mainframe manufacturer, Burroughs, asked its India sales agent, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), to export programmers for installing system software for a U.S. client. Today, Indian IT companies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro, Infosys, HCL etc are renowned in the global market for their IT prowess. Some of the major factors which played a key role in India's emergence as key global IT player are: Indian Education System High Quality Human Resource Competitive Costs Infrastructure Scenario

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, business solutions and outsourcing organization that delivers real results to global businesses, ensuring a level of certainty that no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led integrated portfolio of IT and IT-enabled services delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM), recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. TCS is part of the Tata group, one of Indias largest industrial conglomerates and most respected brands. TCS has over 238,583 of the worlds best-trained IT consultants in 42 countries. Revenue of $10.17 billion (fiscal year ending March 31, 2012). TCS Integrated Quality Management System (iQMS) integrates processes, people and technology maturity through various established frameworks and practices, including IEEE, ISO 9001: 2000, CMMi, SW-CMM, P-CMM and Six-Sigma. TCS has a strong network of strategic and solution partners with a joint objective of helping its customers become high-performance businesses by maximizing the value of their technology investments. Established in 1968, Tata Consultancy Services has grown to its current position as the largest IT services firm in Asia on the basis of its outstanding service record, collaborative partnerships, innovation and corporate responsibility.