Capgemini Group has launched a new global Application Lifecycle Services capability to help clients manage the entire lifecycle of applications from development to maintenance, including testing, implementation and optimisation.
The company said that the new service line will be supported by 15,000 workforce across the globe, including half of its 20,000 workforce in India.
As part of the initiative, Capgemini will retrain 5,000 application consultants, engineers, architects and managers in the next six months to drive simplification of the application landscape.
According to Capgemini, based on a Application Lifecycle Service Framework, the new approach will aim to simplify architecture and portfolio principles and enable stronger IT governance. The new global service line will offer services in all major geographies and for all mainstream technology platforms.
Capgemini has developed a set of application lifecycle instruments, including collaborative governance formats; architecture frameworks; development enablers and accelerators; and continuity and de-commissioning technologies.
The creation of the global Application Lifecycle Services capability represents the second stage of its growth initiative, known as ‘Business as Unusual’ which was unveiled earlier in November. It was launched with an investment in the Group’s Business Information Management capability. Capgemini said it aims to generate €800m of additional bookings in 2010 through the series of initiatives.
John Brahim, general manager of application lifecycle services and member of the global management board of Capgemini, said: “More clients are entrusting the full lifecycle management of their IT applications to us as they adjust to today’s demanding business environment. To cater to this, we decided to combine the pieces of our business which address innovative applications with the ones that oversee the ongoing maintenance of services.”