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Frost & Sullivan Applauds T-Systems’ Success in the IT Services Industry Through Its Customer-Centric Approach to Product Development and Service Delivery

- Through continued focus on sustainable development across all areas of business and communities it serves, T-Systems can become a significant organisation in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the IT services industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes T-Systems with the 2014 South African Company of the Year Award. T-Systems in South Africa has gained a reputation for providing a superior set of ICT solutions, and is one of the leading outsourcing service providers locally. The company offers end-to-end solutions across ICT operations and systems integration, and is particularly strong in the data centre and enterprise resource planning markets. T-Systems in South Africa has an extensive portfolio of services, which it delivers to organisations across a variety of horizontal and vertical sectors including IT outsourcing and SAP services to South Africa's leading enterprises across all industries and Public Services.

Being part of the German-based Deutsche Telekom Group, T-Systems has access to the parent company's centralized market and competitive intelligence in South Africa. Therefore, it is well-placed to leverage the international best practices in application services, infrastructure services and IT, including cloud computing, managed services and SAP solutions, and adapt them to the local market. This advantage has allowed the company to rack up a number of firsts in practices and solutions. For example, T-Systems is considered the first service provider to offer a cloud-based service for SAP solutions in the local market.

"T-Systems uses innovation as a key differentiator to enable digital transformation. By leveraging novel solutions and internalising innovative thinking in the local context, T-Systems has been able to establish the T-Systems Innovation Factory in collaboration with the Innovation Hub and the Maxum Business Incubator," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Lehlohonolo Mokenela.

"With hot-desking solutions, boardrooms and a collaboration space, the Innovation Factory was designed to foster innovation and collaborations among the company, its customers and leading market experts."

Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, big data, collaboration and mobility help customers achieve closer proximity to their customers and workforce, a concept T-Systems calls 'Zero Distance'. Zero Distance is all about providing solutions that address consumer pain points, which will ensure operational efficiency and boost revenues.

T-Systems other notable efforts to innovate to zero distance include the Zero Outage quality initiative, which is aimed at ensuring that employees are prepared to handle occasional power failures and outages. This is supported by a training and certification program to reinforce a Zero Outage mindset, encouraging employees to conceptualise new ways to reduce the time to repair outages and improve processes to prevent recurrences.

Meanwhile, the Zero Outage Supplier Certification programme complements the Zero Outage initiative by confirming quality across the value chain. The Zero Deviation quality initiative ensures that projects run according to the agreed timelines, cost and quality levels contracted with the customers. Lastly, the Intensive Quality Care initiative facilitates the remediation of escalated environments in collaboration with customers to agreed service levels as rapidly as possible.

T-Systems has developed a standardised portfolio of data centre, collaboration and end-user services, and gradually migrates enterprises' processes from legacy systems to dynamic high-performing ICT. As a result, by the time cloud and big data services become more mature and ready for use by enterprises, T-Systems would have set the stage to support the services. One of T-Systems' key strengths is having shared platforms over which services are provided and then having a different journey with each customer based on their specific needs.

Beyond profit-driven objectives and maximizing investor value, T-Systems has demonstrated a willingness to embrace a more powerful ideal of bringing greater value to customers and the country. Aligned with the National Development Plan, T-Systems contributes through skills development, localisation and job creation. This is demonstrated in the company's participation in South Africa's transformation objectives. A long-standing investment in the ICT Academy and the T-Systems Learnership programme is proof of its commitment and passion for skills development within the ICT sector.

"The company has been able to maintain a local relevance in its understanding of the market, by employing a predominantly South African workforce that has better insights into the local market," noted Mr Mokenela. "Despite Deutsche Telekom's majority shareholding in T-Systems in South Africa, an estimated 97 percent of the company's employees are South African."

The company's core values ensure that it adapts to its local environment, in terms of culture and enterprises. This also enables it to provide more tailored, non-generic solutions across industries and enterprises.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About T-Systems

Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centres and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some 50,000 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to the digitization strategies and core business of customers all over the world. T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9,5 billion in the 2013 financial year.

Since the inception of T-Systems in South Africa in 1997, the company has cemented its position as one of the most successful T-Systems companies outside of Europe. A leading ICT outsourcing service provider locally, T-Systems offers end-to-end ICT solutions in both the ICT Operations and Systems Integration markets. Their extensive portfolio of services covers the vertical, horizontal, IT and TC space. T-Systems South Africa's head office is located in Midrand with another major office in Cape Town, and 20 further representative offices in locations throughout southern Africa.

About Frost & Sullivan

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T-Systems in South Africa press contact

Lebohang Thokoane
Head of Marketing & Communications
@: Lebohang.Thokoane@t-systems.co.za
T: +27(11)266-0266
M: +27(78)803-0634

Frost & Sullivan press contact

Samantha James
Corporate Communications Africa, Frost & Sullivan
@: samantha.james@frost.com
T: +27-21-680-3574

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“My pension won’t cover the bills,” Say Asia Investors — Manulife Survey

-- Almost 9-in-10 investors in Hong Kong and Japan lack confidence in mandatory pensions -- Lack of confidence leads to calls for change in the system -- Only one-in-five Asian inve...

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en world names Yusuke Nishino as the New Country Manager for Singapore.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- en world, an APAC leader in mid career recruitment solutions, has appointed Yusuke Nishino as the new Country Manager of en world Singapore.

Yusuke has over ten years of experience in recruitment and human resources consulting in Asia pacific including Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asian Countries. Yusuke joined en world Singapore as a Manager for Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, Engineering and IT Divisions in 2011. He has a track record of continued success achieved through effective strategic and operational leadership and successfully introduced many mid to senior level professionals to multinational corporations. He covers a wide range of industries such as Electronics, Chemical, Semiconductor, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Financial institutions and IT. He also acts as external HR advisor for various MNC's in Singapore providing the best HR solutions for their organization through advanced direct sourcing techniques, talent pooling, and recruitment research.

Craig Saphin, President, en world Group said, "Singapore is a global financial and business hub and is a key market for multinational companies using Singapore as a base for regional growth. I strongly believe that Yusuke's appointment will drive success for our customers with his deep experience in the recruitment industry across APAC. en world Singapore will continue to support our customers' cross border and multilingual recruitment needs for mid career talent across APAC."

Yusuke Nishino said, "I am extremely excited about my new appointment with en world Singapore and look forward to working with our team of dynamic and talented consultants across Asia Pacific. Companies in Singapore are facing unprecedented challenges and are struggling to recruit the right talent in a number of areas of skill shortage including senior roles. My objective is to provide exemplary levels of service to our customers and match the right people with the right job. While more companies are expanding and facing challenges in acquiring and retaining talent, we help customers overcome these challenges with our specialised recruitment capabilities, robust recruitment tools and extensive professional network."

en world has been operating in Singapore since 2011 and recruits across a variety of specialties that includes Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Banking, IT, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Legal and Sales & Marketing.

About en world:

en world provides recruitment services focused on mid-career professionals. The company was established in Japan in 1999 and has expanded to Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand and India. With 650 staff representing 20 nationalities in 15 offices, we introduce talent to over 2,800 clients across the Asia Pacific Region. en world is a subsidiary of en-japan Inc., Japan's leading internet-based recruitment solutions provider.

Visit -- www.enworld.com

Media Contact:
Vikram Tandon
Tel: +65-6420-0574
Email: vikram.tandon@enworld.com

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Highest Honour in Corporate Governance for Shiv Nadar

KOLKATA and NOIDA, India, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Felicitated with the ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), the apex body with a vision of being a global leader in promoting good corporate governance, has bestowed the ICSI Life Time Achievement Award 2013 for Excellence in Corporate Governance on Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation. The award was presented by Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble Union Minister for Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs.

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The award comes hot on the heels of several recent accolades in corporate governance conferred on HCL Technologies, which include the Best Governed Company Award 2014 from The Asian Centre; the Outstanding Company of the Year 2014 Award from CNBC and the Corporate Citizen awards by both the PHD Chamber of Commerce and All India Management Association.

CS R Sridharan, President, ICSI, said, "HCL represents a culture of evolving globally acceptable standards of corporate governance. Last year, ICSI recognised HCL Technologies as the best governed company. This year, we are pleased to felicitate Shiv Nadar for his exemplary work in institution-building and good governance that has helped create sustained and path-breaking growth for HCL in a highly dynamic business environment."

Accepting the award, Shiv Nadar said, "This is a great honour and I thank ICSI and the eminent jury for this recognition.I share this award with our board, management leadership and employees who have set high standards of governance. I believe good corporate governance is critical in enhancing competitiveness, and creating industry-leading profitable growth and superior returns for every stakeholder of the institution."

The ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance, instituted in 2001, are the highest honour in corporate governance in India. The independent jury comprised of:

  • Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Chairman of Jury & Former Chief Justice of India
  • Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal, Former CMD, Bank of Baroda
  • Arun Balakrishnan, Former CMD, HPCL
  • Justice B. N. Srikrishna, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  • Ravi Narain, Vice Chairman, NSEIL
  • R. S. Butola, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation
  • Y. C. Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC Ltd
  • Y. M. Deosthalee, CMD, L&T Finance Holdings Ltd
  • CS S. N. Ananthasubramanian, Immediate Past President, ICSI
  • Sunil Kant Munjal, Joint Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp Ltd

Contact: Kunal Takalkar, +91-9810773217

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Crown Relocations Launches A Gift Box Program In Partnership With The Salvation Army

HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Relocations is delighted to announce a Gift Box donation program in conjunction with its long-term charity partner, The Salvation Army Hong Kong.

Crown Chairman Jim Thompson's long-term support of charitable activities, together with Crown Relocations' extensive global experience of relocating customers and moving their belongings, is the inspiration behind the campaign. Not only will it enable Crown customers to donate goods that they don't need anymore, disposing of them in a straightforward manner, it will also directly benefit the local community. This campaign is both a practical demonstration of Crown's environmental policy and a way of supporting low-income families and individuals in need.

The program works in such a way that every Crown customer who is leaving Hong Kong or relocating domestically will receive a special "GIFT" sticker. They can then place this sticker on the top of a Crown moving box that they have filled with items to be donated. Crown will deliver the "GIFT" boxes to The Salvation Army, who will sort the goods and transfer them to stores in Hong Kong and Macau. Here, the donated goods will be distributed to people in need, including the home-alone elderly, street sleepers, ex-prisoners and social security assistance recipients.

Marta Drzewakowska, Marketing and Customer Relations Manager, Crown Relocations Hong Kong commented, "We would like to contribute to the improvement of the living standards of people in need, but so often we do not know how to start, to whom to turn. That's where Crown can help. Among our belongings there may be items that we haven't used for years, for example toys or books that have been stored away and forgotten, but which could be a great source of education and joy to children whose families are less fortunate."

Visit Crown Relocations on the Web at www.crownrelo.com/hongkong 

Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations provides transportation, destination and immigration services, as well as employee and family support, to assist people relocating internationally or domestically.  Relocation presents challenges to all concerned. Crown's people understand the excitement and anxiety of relocating, whether it's the corporate challenge of managing globally mobile employees, or an individual move for a family.

As a company with people working all over the world, Crown is an enthusiastic champion of the benefits of relocation.  Our expert move managers are advocates for their cities and are determined to make every relocation a success.  Although we have a presence in almost 60 countries, 'being there' means more to us than simply being on the ground. During every relocation, Crown provides support, guidance, care and the personal attention needed to lessen disruption.

Crown Relocations is part of the Crown Worldwide Group, established in 1965 and headquartered in Hong Kong.

AMERICAS:
Sheryl Cherry
Crown Relocations
5252 Argosy Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
USA
+ 1 714 898 0961
scherry@crownww.com

ASIA-PACIFIC:
Susanne Osterholm
Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
Suite 2001, MassMutual Tower
38 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong
+ 852 2528 6111
sosterholm@crownww.com

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:
Marco Dilenge
Crown Worldwide GmbH
Am Seedamm 44
60489 Frankfurt
Germany 
+ 49 69 1539 4000
mdilenge@crownww.com

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Ram Charan Gives a Presentation to Chinese Company MXIS

BEIJING, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 18th, at the invitation of MXIS Group, a real estate customized provider, world-renowned business advisor Dr. Ram Charan gave a presentation titled "Tailored Workshop - Execution." At the pr...

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TOEIC® Program Releases 2013 TOEIC® Listening and Reading Worldwide Data

- Second annual report highlights widespread use of TOEIC® test to measure English proficiency in the workplace

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational Testing Service (ETS) is releasing the second annual report on TOEIC® test takers worldwide for the TOEIC® Listening and Reading (L&R) assessment.

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The TOEIC®Listening and Reading Report on Test Takers Worldwide is based on the information gathered from all test takers who completed the TOEIC® Background Questionnaire administered in 2013. The report presents information about TOEIC test-takers' average Listening and Reading scores, educational background, work experience, English language study and use, and the TOEIC test-taking experience.

ETS is making this data available to enable users to learn more about the backgrounds of people who took the test and some of the factors that impacted their TOEIC scores and related improvement in English proficiency. Organizations can look at the data to set score benchmarks and goals; however, because the response rates varied across different background questions, special care should be taken in making inferences based on this data.

"As the English language continues to grow globally, it is critical that score users understand more about who takes the TOEIC test," says Feng Yu, Executive Director of the TOEIC Program. "And because the questionnaire is so in-depth and the testing process is standardized, test takers of any background and location can be compared fairly by score users."

Relying on this data and TOEIC scores, organizations can build a more diverse and qualified labor pool to make informed decisions around placing, developing and promoting employees from and within any country or region. Additionally, the growing acceptance of the TOEIC tests around the world means test takers can advance their careers at a wider range of organizations.

Report highlights include:

  • Description of TOEIC L&R test-takers in 2013
  • Average TOEIC scores across native countries, industries, etc.
  • Relationships among L&R scores
  • Test-taker demographics

TOEIC assessments are fair, reliable and valid measures of a test-taker's ability to use English in the workplace. Used by nearly 14,000 organizations in 150 countries, the TOEIC tests are the international standard for assessing an individual's English-language proficiency level and measuring how well potential employees can apply their English-language skills in a work environment.

While organizations use TOEIC scores and surveys to build a stronger employee base, job seekers trust the TOEIC Program to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market. TOEIC assessments measure all four language skills and provide descriptions of test-takers' strengths and weaknesses that can be used to inform critical hiring, placement and training decisions.

To download the report, visit www.ets.org/toeic/publications. For more information about the TOEIC program, please visit www.ets.org/toeic.

About the TOEIC Test
For more than 30 years, the TOEIC test has been the global standard for measuring workplace English-language communication skills. The TOEIC assessment family, including the TOEIC Listening and Reading test, the TOEIC Speaking and Writing tests and the TOEIC Bridge™ test are used by nearly 14,000 businesses, organizations, and government agencies in 150 countries. In 2012, almost seven million TOEIC tests were administered worldwide, solidifying the TOEIC Program as the largest and most widely used English-language assessment for the workplace. For more information on the TOEIC tests and other services provided by the TOEIC Program, visit www.ets.org/toeic.

About ETS
At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually -- including theTOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series® assessments -- in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. www.ets.org.


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