New York, NY, January 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- iYogi (www.iyogi.net) today announced a software product development partnership with GlobalLogic Inc. to create a "Generation V" services platform for iYogi's proprietary technical support application framework, iMantra. The fastest growing direct-to-consumer and small business support (www.iyogibusiness.com) brand from India, iYogi has more than 50,000 subscribers worldwide.
GlobalLogic, the leader in global software product development, will assist in the enhancement of iYogi's service delivery framework using best-of-breed Web 2.0 tools and applications. Some of the innovative features to be introduced through this software product development tie-up include an application that resides on the customer's desktop and provides integration with iMantra ("Support Dock") and a global MPLS-based IP transport platform that provides customers with the instant deployment of remote access and voice-based support with a single click. This advanced implementation allows for integration with POS payment systems to facilitate real-time processing at the point of sale.
Uday Challu, co-founder and CEO of iYogi, said, "The partnership with GlobalLogic for software product development reiterates iYogi's commitment to offer affordable access to the highest quality technical support (www.iyogi.net) for home users and small businesses with disruptive applications and tools to manage their everyday technology needs. GlobalLogic's expertise will help us further enhance iYogi's widely acclaimed iMantra support platform with a new breed of applications and services, bringing us even closer to our customers".
iYogi provides live computer support for home and small business users globally for the technologies they use every day. iYogi's live 24/7 support extends to multiple brands of computers, software and peripherals. iYogi services also include virus removal, spyware removal (www.iyogi.net/spyware-removal.html), optimizing slow computer, setup, configuration and troubleshooting your computer and peripheral devices, issues or errors with software applications. Currently available to customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Singapore, iYogi is on an aggressive expansion spree, extending services to several new geographies in 2009. iYogi's Customer Satisfaction Rate of 93% and Resolution Rate of 84% ranks it as the highest bench marked company in the computer support industry.
Peter Harrison, CEO of GlobalLogic Inc., said, "We are excited about this partnership, which will enable us to bring our specialized skills across the full software product development life cycle to iYogi. Already a proven leader in delivering innovative product engineering services to Web 2.0 companies, GlobalLogic will help iYogi continue to deliver the effective solutions for which it has come to be known".
In contrast to many firms that focus on IT services, GlobalLogic specializes in software product R&D for emerging and established technology companies. Its services include everything from market analysis and product conceptualization to product engineering, migration, testing and support. The company has received widespread recognition for innovation in software product R&D, including its InfoWorld award-winning platform for distributed Agile development (GlobalLogic Velocity) and GlobalLogic Version 1.0SM, an offering for both early and late-stage companies that has helped GlobalLogic clients launch innovative and disruptive technologies at major conferences such as Demofall-2008.
iYogi is the first direct-to-consumer and server support service from India. Providing an Annual Unlimited subscription to technical support for $139.99 per year, iYogi now boasts of more than 50,000 customers. The company employs 600 professionals servicing customers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Backed by Canaan Partners, Silicon Valley Bank and SAP Ventures, the company has been featured in MSNBC, ZDnet, Yahoo Finance and eWeek. It has also been declared a winner of the Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in Asia. For further information please visit (www.iyogi.net).
The leading specialist in global software product development services, GlobalLogic Inc. partners with emerging and established technology companies to help them bring great software products to market in less time and at less cost. GlobalLogic has developed a unique joint-venture model of partnering with technology companies to create a dedicated global delivery center in the US, India, China, Ukraine and Israel to serve as a virtual extension of a client's local development team. In other cases where the client does not have any internal engineering staff, GlobalLogic provides a "fab less" partnership from the start, with GlobalLogic taking ownership of the product engineering, platform and architecture. This approach allows companies to focus on the other aspects of a successful product launch, such as strategy, marketing, customer acquisition, go-to-market challenges and the demands of ever-changing markets. By leveraging GlobalLogic's global facilities, world-class engineers and state-of-the-art tools and processes, companies can increase the quality of their software products while dramatically reducing timeliness and operating costs - often by 30 percent or more.