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Accenture Opens New Software Lab In India

The center will employ about 80 developers and coordinate work with three existing Accenture software labs in India.

Outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture is set to open a new facility in the Indian tech hub of Bangalore that will focus on the development of cutting-edge software applications such as those based on service-oriented architectures, a spokesman said Thursday.

The center will employ about 80 developers and coordinate work with three existing Accenture software labs in India. The company also maintains software research facilities in Palo Alto, Calif., Chicago, and France.

Accenture officials said the decision to open the lab in Bangalore was based on the city's status as India's primary tech hub and its access to a wide pool of talent. "There is no future for Accenture without a major presence in India. I would not say the same thing if I am standing in Germany," said Accenture CTO Don Rippert, at a ceremony marking the lab's opening, according to Thursday's edition of India's Business Standard newspaper.

Accenture employs about 25,000 workers in India, its largest employee base outside the United States. The company is just one of many Western outsourcing firms ramping up operations in the country to take advantage of its highly skilled, low-cost tech workforce. IBM has more than 40,000 staffers in India. Electronic Data Systems has about 18,000 employees in the country.

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