Capgemini Group Receives HP Award for Innovation in EMEA

| Press release
Paris, December 22, 2011 – The Capgemini Group, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has announced that it has been awarded 'HP Software Most Innovative Alliance Partner of the Year' for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa).

The award recognizes the role of the Capgemini Group (Capgemini and Sogeti) as a leading and innovative technology partner and its position as one of the largest global systems integrators for HP Software in the EMEA region. The award was given at the recent HP Discover conference in Vienna, Austria, and was accepted by Murat Aksu, VP, Global Head of HP Software Alliance, Capgemini and Richard Terry, Deputy CEO of Sogeti UK.

Capgemini Group won the award thanks to the strength of its collaboration on application lifecycle and testing thought-leadership initiatives, joint solutions such as the TMap® Accelerator for HP Quality Center, Go-To-Market activities and demonstrative results with customer wins in both the public and private sectors. Of note were key reports launched jointly with HP including this year’s World Quality Report and the new Application Landscape Report. The award is recognition of the continued strength of the HP-Capgemini collaboration, and follows Capgemini Group’s HP Software Alliance Partner of the Year award for EMEA in 2010.

Murat Aksu, VP, Global Head of the HP Software Alliance, Capgemini said: “We are delighted to be recognized with this important award from one of our key strategic partners and to receive validation as one of the premier systems integrator for HP Software in EMEA. The award is testament to the dedication of our teams and our collaborative efforts to deliver thought-leadership and tailored solutions that have provided significant customer results to business challenges. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with HP Software in the years to come.

The HP Software Awards are given to partners and resellers every year to recognize outstanding achievement, and take place each year during the HP Software Partner Executive Summit.

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About Capgemini and Sogeti
With more than 115,000 people in 40 countries, The Capgemini Group is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Sogeti, its wholly-owned subsidiary, is a leading provider of local professional services, bringing together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and is present in over 100 locations in Europe, the US and India.

Together, Capgemini and Sogeti have developed innovative, business-driven quality assurance (QA) and testing services, combining best-in-breed testing methodologies (TMap® and TPI®) and the global delivery model, Rightshore®, to help organizations achieve their testing and QA goals. Capgemini and Sogeti have created one of the largest dedicated testing practices in the world, with over 8,200 test professionals and a further 12,500 application specialists, notably through a common center of excellence with testing specialists developed in India.

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