In two unrelated developments, Indian IT company HCL Technologies is making headlines in the US. The first story is about the company's growth in the US. In March, WRALTechWire reported that Disney did not renew their 7 year deal with IBM signed back in 2005. Disney brought IBM to handle their IT and as part of the deal, IBM would manage:
- SAP software and business applications
- mainframe systems
- 3,700 Intel and Unix based PCs
- Storage systems
HCL has eliminated some engineering services positions that were held by former Xerox employees who were transferred to HCL America about a year ago. We are working closely with those affected to provide the proper assistance that will ensure a smooth transition. It's a very small number compared to our overall US employee base of about 8,000 and our nearly 90,000 global employees. It's also a small percentage of those initially transferred from Xerox to HCL.