Nokia turns to Indian tech leaders TCS & HCL for ITeS

Mumbai/Delhi, January 18, 2013 : In simultaneous announcements, Leading  India-based global IT companies Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and HCL  Technologies,  have announced, they would be  providing  IT services to  mobile phone leader Nokia.

TCS  says it will work with Nokia in realizing its future IT roadmap, driving consolidation, rationalization and simplification of applications and also enabling business transformation across the core portfolios. TCS was selected as a global IT partner after a rigorous selection process aimed at consolidating Nokia’s global internal applications suite with a single provider. The company’s core applications for enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise information management (EIM) and corporate functions (COF) will be supported and developed by TCS across the world.

TCS’ Nordic operations comprise over 4,500 professionals working across Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark & Iceland, servicing leading Nordic companies such as Nokia, Ericsson, TDC, ABB, Telenor, NETS and SAS. TCS had recently been recognized by a KPMG survey of 340 top Nordic companies as the #1 company in terms of customer satisfaction for the third consecutive year.

HCL Technologies  announced that it has entered into a long-term, global IT infrastructure management outsourcing services agreement with Nokia. As part of this engagement, HCL will be deploying its MTaaS and MyCloud solutions. The associated IT infrastructure transformation program will leverage HCL's 'Enterprise of the Future' (EoF) Framework to provide a new infrastructure operating platform for Nokia.

HCL has been delivering global service desk and desktop management outsourcing services for Nokia since 2009.

Wire services  from Nokia’s HQ in Finland have suggested that together HCL and TCS will together some 800 Nokia employees as a result of these two service deals.  However Nokia’s operations in India are unlikely to be affected.