… Multi-party ecosystem-based processes certified
Chennai, May 26, 2009: Anantara Solutions, the pioneer of Second Generation Outsourcing (SGO), today announced that its Information Security Management System has been assessed and certified as per ISO 27001:2005 standards by TUV India Pvt Ltd, a member of TUV Nord Group, Germany.
The objective of ISO 27001 is to provide organizations with a standard for maintaining information security and to enable secure sharing of information within organizations. ISMS certification ensures that the certified organization has undertaken a risk assessment and has identified and implemented controls appropriate to the information security needs of the business.
Avant-garde business model
The SGO model combines business consulting services and IT services to deliver unprecedented, measurable business value. The speciality of Anantara is that it works seamlessly with a 5000-people strong multi-company network called the Anantara Ecosystem. This ecosystem consists of the company’s Delivery Partners spread across the globe.
Anantara’s multi-party ecosystem-based processes are in line with ISO 27001:2005 standards.
Speaking on the assessment, Mr. Gopinath Ramakrishnan, Partner – Anantara Ecosystem, and Founding Team Member, Anantara Solutions, said, “This is a major landmark in the evolution of NextGen Sourcing, our trademarked methodology for delivering SGO solutions. It gives our stakeholders, most importantly our customers, the assurance that Anantara handles information security in its ecosystem-based model with the same maturity as that of the large first generation IT service providers who are similarly certified.”
Commenting on the certification, Mr. G B Prabhat, Founder and CEO, Anantara Solutions, said, “These are exciting times at Anantara. The revenue of the company has grown by 75% over the last year and its clientele more than doubled in FY 09. SGO has become extremely compelling in these recessionary times which are forcing companies worldwide to re-examine first generation outsourcing. This certification will bolster Anantara’s efforts towards aggressive growth in the years ahead.”
Anantara received the certification with zero non-conformances. Mr. Gopinath further explained, “The Lead Auditor was appreciative of the company’s IS policies, best practices such as mandatory training on ISMS during employee induction, and high ISMS awareness levels due to quizzes and tests. With the effective implementation of its ISMS, Anantara has identified and addressed all the key Information Security Risks with appropriate mitigation and contingencies as per ISO 27001:2005 standards.”
About Anantara Solutions
With customers in 16 countries, including Fortune 100 companies, Anantara Solutions is a pioneer of Second Generation Outsourcing (SGO), a business model that combines business consulting services and IT services to deliver unprecedented, measurable business value. The prime tenet of Anantara’s philosophy is to partner with its clients using innovative models of engagement. The accent is not just on IT benefits but on a whole host of business benefits. Realizing strategic imperatives in the form of measurable business value, through Business Solutions, is a cornerstone of Anantara’s engagement philosophy. For more information about Anantara, please visit www.anantsol.com.
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