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ExxonMobil in Talks with Vendors for $1B IT Contracts

ExxonMobil is in talks with India’s top technology firms and multinational vendors for outsourcing of several IT contracts worth up to $1 billion, according to The Economic Times of India. The publication reported that L&T Infotech and HCL Technologies and others are vying for almost $1 billion of outsourcing work to be doled out by ExxonMobil for application development, maintenance and support.

            “The discussions are at an early stage. However, ExxonMobil wants to work with fewer, large and medium-sized vendors at lower rates,” a US-based person familiar with ExxonMobil’s outsourcing strategy told The Economic Times. Exxon runs on SAP platform across business units spread over 200 countries with nearly 80,000 employees.

            IT leaders of major oil companies are demanding lower operational costs, thus outsourcing and offshoring of ERP maintenance and support is gaining momentum, according to research analysts at Gartner. says the economic turbulence is a major catalyst for outsourcing of ERP systems and services.

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September 3, 2009 at 3:12 am Leave a comment

Gartner’s Top Strategic Technologies For 2009

IT research firm Gartner Inc. says companies should pay particularly close attention to any strategic technologies that can impact their long-term plans, programs and initiatives. Gartner has compiled a list of what it considers the top 10 technologies and trends enterprises should be considering. Among them:

– virtualization,

– cloud computing,

– the evolution of server technology,

– Web-oriented architectures,

– the “enterprise mashup product environment,”

– heterogeneous server systems,

– social software and networking,

– a reduction in “the number of different communications vendors with which a typical organization works,”

– business intelligence tools, and

– Green IT.

January 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

Gartner’s Top Ten IT Strategies for 2009

At the recent Gartner Symposium ITExpo in Orlando, Gartner analysts Carl Claunch and David Cearley presented the Top Ten list of strategic technologies for 2009:

1. Virtualization

2. Cloud Computing

3. Servers: Beyond Blades

4. Web-Oriented Architectures

5. Enterprise Mashups

6. Specialized Systems

7. Social Software and Social Networking

8. Unified Networking

9. Business Intelligence

10. Green IT

December 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm 2 comments


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