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Satyam Honored as Partner of the Year for Citizenship at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards

  • 03 August, 2007 15:21

<p>Satyam Honored as Partner of the Year for Citizenship at 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards</p>
<p>.NET/SQL Server-based emergency response system saves thousands of lives</p>
<p>SYDNEY — August 2, 2007 — Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a leading global consulting and information technology services company, announced that it won the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Citizenship at the 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Program Awards. Satyam was selected from an international field of top Microsoft Partners—more than 1,800 organizations—for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology. The awards were distributed last month in Denver, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.</p>
<p>The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize organizations that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions. Satyam was honored for superior technology and innovation in corporate citizenship, and for making a sustained commitment to individual communities and society at large.</p>
<p>"Satyam responded to the lack of a coordinated emergency response system in India by partnering with the not-for-profit Emergency Management and Research Institute to create an end-to-end system using Microsoft.NET. This company's commitment to its community made it an excellent choice for the first WPC Citizenship Award," said Microsoft Vice President of Enterprise Partner Sales Peter Boit.</p>
<p>EMRI’s Call 108 program enables people in Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s most populous states, to dial 108 for emergency service—similar to 911 in the United States. It was the brainchild of B. Ramalinga Raju, Satyam’s founder and chairman. Satyam worked with EMRI and the Government of India to establish the service, which responded to 300,000 emergencies and saved 11,500 lives in its first year.</p>
<p>Today, the rapidly growing service features more than 380 well-equipped ambulances, deployed across 50 towns in Andhra Pradesh. The program has high expectations, too; by 2010, EMRI aims to answer 1 million calls per day and save 1 million lives each year.</p>
<p>“We are proud to be selected as the Microsoft Partner of the Year for Citizenship,” said Satyam President Ram Mynampati. “It is a great achievement considering that EMRI is still in its infancy. The award acknowledges Satyam’s technology and industry expertise, as well as our genuine commitment to society and the communities in which we work and live.”</p>
<p>Satyam’s efforts to improve society are well documented. The company is extremely active with both the Satyam Foundation and the Byrraju Foundation, organizations dedicated to enhancing life in India’s urban and rural areas, respectively. In addition, employees are encouraged to spend 10 percent of their free time working to improve society.</p>
<p>About Satyam</p>
<p>Satyam (NYSE: SAY), a leading global business and information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in 20 industries and 57 countries.</p>
<p>Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company’s 42,500* professionals excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.</p>
<p>Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve 570* clients, including one-third of the US Fortune 500. For more information, see www.satyam.com.</p>
<p>*As of June 30, 2007</p>
<p>Satyam Contacts</p>
<p>For clarifications, write to us at MediaRelations@Satyam.com</p>
<p>Or contact our global PR representatives at:</p>
<p>Asia-Pacific Simon Murphy simon@howorth.com.au</p>
<p>+61 (02) 8281 3826</p>
<p>Safe Harbor</p>
<p>This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Satyam undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of the risks associated with our business, please see the discussions under the heading “Risk Factors” in our report on Form 6-K concerning the quarter ended June 30, 2006, furnished to the United States Securities Exchange Commission on July 28, 2006 and the other reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission from time to time. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov</p>
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