Utrecht, the Netherlands — December 22, 2010 — Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced that one of its Dutch subsidiaries, Capgemini Nederland B.V. ("Capgemini"), has entered into an open alliance with six Open Source vendors in the Netherlands. The unique alliance, comprising six best-of-breed vendors, is aimed at providing a single point of contact for Capgemini's customers who are using Open Source.
Under the alliance, Capgemini aims to support its account managers, project leaders and architects with their Open Source queries. Importantly, it showcases Capgemini's belief in Open Source.
Capgemini is offering a Total Open Source Stack and considers Open Source as a brand and one of the industry standards.
Speaking on the unique alliance, Leo Cardinaals, Capgemini's Open Source Alliance Manager, said, "The alliance showcases Capgemini's vision for Open Source. After all, Open Source is mature, innovative, at times has better quality and is at the least equal to proprietary solutions. The alliance brings together best-of-breed vendors that would enable customers to leverage a platform where these vendors are collaborating best with each other. It is a full-fledged alliance with an end-to-end proposition, which includes consultancy, support and maintenance (on-site, remote or outsourced). In the near future, Capgemini also has plans of making unique offerings with individual partners or a combination of them."
The six vendors in the alliance are: Hippo, Ingres, Pentaho, Red Hat, SugarCRM, and Zarafa. Commenting on the alliance, Richard Daley, co-founder and CEO of Pentaho Corporation, said: "As the open source business intelligence and data integration leader, Pentaho is pleased to join CapGemini's alliance of open source vendors. The combination of leading open source technologies and CapGemini's business domain and services expertise provides an unmatched high value, low cost solution for enterprises. Open source software adoption rates continue to grow rapidly throughout the Netherlands and we are excited to work closely with CapGemini to provide trusted, high-value solutions that meets the needs of public and private organizations throughout the country."
Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience. The Group relies on its global delivery model called Rightshore®, which aims to get the right balance of the best talent from multiple locations, working as one team to create and deliver the optimum solution for clients. Present in more than 30 countries, Capgemini reported 2009 global revenues of EUR 8.4 billion and employs over 100,000 people worldwide.
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