Satyam opens Vic development centre

Satyam Computer Services this week announced the opening in Melbourne of its largest global development centre outside of India.

Victorian ICT Minister Marsha Thompson said the 300-seat state-of-the-art centre will position Victoria as a hub for Satyam’s Asia-Pacific projects.

“The global development centre will perform software development work for local and international Satyam customers and plans are already under way to undertake work for clients in the Asia-Pacific, including Japan, here in Melbourne,” Thomson said.

“Companies like Satyam Computer Services are choosing Victoria over other international locations because of our key strengths in ICT skills development – we are Australia’s leading producer of IT and computing graduates – and in cutting-edge ICT research and development.”

In the past three years the Victorian government has secured ICT investments worth more than $431 million, creating more than 3000 new high-tech jobs for the state.

Thomson attributed the success of companies like Satyam to the leading role they have played in adopting CMMI software accreditation.

To get Australian companies to adopt these standards, she said the government has made available a $1 million assistance package for Victoria's SME software developers to attain CMMI accreditation.