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TCS is a treasure house of talent, technology and innovation. Since its formation in 1968, it has become acknowledged as a pioneer and leader in providing IT services for global customers from India and as crucial player in India's IT revolution. Today, TCS is a world-leading information technology, consulting, services, and business process outsourcing organization, offering services to clients across fifty-five countries. It has engineered solutions that have transformed the Indian financial sector, making it one of the most advanced systems in the world.
Its solutions are transforming the way government works and interacts with citizens and businesses. From delivering citizen services; to file movement in the secretariats of state governments; to plugging leakages in Rural Employment Guarantee schemes; to helping the railways, ports, highways and other infrastructure work more efficiently; improving tax collection and filing; helping bridge the government with over half a million registered companies and even coming up with innovative solutions to make our country more secure, TCS is crucial to modern-day India.
For readers interested in an overview of nearly four decades of continuous innovation in the Indian technology industry, Research by Design is a collector's item of nearly thirty interesting articles anda rich source of information and insight.
About the Author
Shivanand Kanavi is the vice-president of special projects in Tata Consultancy Services. His interests include physics, technology, philosophy, history, political economy, Indian classical music and empowerment. He is a theoretical physicist from IIT, Kanpur and Northeastern University, Boston, and has carried out research at IIT, Bombay. He has researched super symmetry, quantum gravity and particle physical journals. After a successful career in teaching and academics, he turned to consulting and business journalism. The former executive editor of Business India, he has extensively covered a wide-ranging issues in business and technology. He was awarded the Madhu Valluri Award in 2003 for his contribution to IT journalism. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Sand to Silicon: The Amazing Story of Digital Technology.