Persistent Systems Named Emerging Technology Finalist in Computerworld Honors Program

Persistent Systems Named Emerging Technology Finalist in Computerworld Honors 
Program 
Company Recognized for Its Big Data Analytics and Its Role in
"Bringing Social Issues to Light" 
SANTA CLARA, CA and PUNE, INDIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- 
Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), the global
leader in software product and technology services, today announced
it has been named a 2013 Finalist of IDG's Computerworld Honors
Program in the Emerging Technology category for its big data
analytics of viewer feedback for the revolutionary new Indian TV
show, Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails), which is dedicated to
creating awareness about social issues, and for Persistent Systems'
role in Bringing Social Issues to Light. 
Persistent was one of only five companies recognized with this
distinguished award out of 26 laureates from around the world.
Celebrating its 25th year, the Computerworld Honors program
recognizes organizations that create and use IT systems to promote
and advance public welfare. On June 3, 267 honorees from more than 25
countries gathered in Washington to celebrate their achievements.  
"Being named a Computerworld Honors Finalist speaks volumes, as this
award recognizes the significant impact that information technology
has on promoting positive societal change," said Dr. Anand Deshpande,
Managing Director and CEO, Persistent Systems. "Persistent Systems is
very proud to be recognized for its work in developing a custom
end-to-end Big Data/Social Analytics process that analyzed over a
billion impressions, millions of viewers opinions, stories and
comments about social issues in real time, to convey how the show
affected changes in legislation, society and on an individual basis." 
To read more about Persistent Systems' analytics project please read
this Computerworld article on "Bringing Social Issues to Light:"
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239643/UN_tackles_socio_economic_crises_
with_big_data?taxonomyId=14&pageNumber=4 
About The Computerworld Honors Program:
 Founded by International
Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is
governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology
Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global
program to honor individuals and organizations that use information
technology to promote positive social, economic and educational
change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive
of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of
Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors
website.  
About Persistent Systems:
 Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT)
(NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global company specializing in software
product and technology services. For over two decades, Persistent has
consistently been selected as the trusted innovation partner for the
world's largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering
start-ups. Persistent has a global team of more than 6,750 employees
worldwide including offices and delivery centers in North America,
Europe, and Asia. Persistent develops best-in-class solutions in key
next-generation technology areas including Analytics, Big Data, Cloud
Computing, Mobility and Social, for the telecommunications, life
sciences, healthcare, and banking & financial services verticals. For
more information, please visit: http://www.persistentsys.com.  
About Computerworld:
 Computerworld is the leading source of
technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer
perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's
award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly
publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom
research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT
media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers
to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an
online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors
(Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by
ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG
Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the
world's leading media, events and research company. Company
information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.  
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and
uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit:  
www.persistentsys.com/Portals/0/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml. 
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Media Contacts:
Rashmi Joshi 
Persistent Systems Ltd. 
+91 83083 39400 
Rashmi_joshi@persistent.co.in 
Ilona Mohacsi
PenVine for Persistent Systems, Inc.
+1 631 764 3729
ilona@penvine.com 
 
 
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