IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has opened a new facility in California to expand its presence in the US. The move was welcomed by US lawmakers and the Californian government.
Just a few blocks away from the Yahoo's corporate headquarters, the facility, among other things, would serve as the worldwide headquarters of TCS' Mobility Solutions Unit which aims to bring the benefits of emerging technologies like big data, analytics and mobility to enterprises across all industries.
Speaking on the occasion, Congressman Mike Honda appreciated the efforts of Indian companies like TCS in the development of Silicon Valley.
"The part that we have to do is to provide the change in the paperwork that is required by the companies to go through in order to establish themselves - so lot of necessary paper work, but unnecessary cumbersome," Honda told PTI after inaugurating the new TCS facility.
On establishment of facility in the Silicon Valley, TCS Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran said: "Silicon Valley is a perfect place for this new TCS customer collaboration centre, given the match between the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of TCS and that of the Valley."
"The convergence of the innovation in the Valley with the highly scalable, high quality and cost-effective engineering strength of TCS will help jumpstart the powerful new phenomenon of the democratisation of innovation," he said.
This is all about a set of front end applications, which will enable any data that is sitting in the back-end to be analysed, delivered to any place to any type of mobile device, proactively so that decisions can be made, he said.
As of now, the TCS Mobility Solutions has identified banking, retail and travel as focus areas.
The California Government said that the TCS's decision to choose Silicon Valley as the global headquarters for its Mobility Solutions and Next Gen Solutions Unit is a significant contribution to California's innovative economy.
"California is the global leader in high-tech employment and our office looks forward to working closely with TCS as they create valuable job opportunities for our citizens," said Deputy Director at the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, Brook Taylor.
TCS has been in the US since 1979.
Its new facility in the Silicon Valley is the latest addition to its growing operations across North America where it now has more than 20 offices across the region including four development centers and centers of excellence creating winning solutions providing its North-American customers with a competitive edge in the marketplace.