Persistent Systems Opens First US Collaborative Software Development Center in Dublin, Ohio

Persistent Systems Opens First US Collaborative Software Development Center in 
Dublin, Ohio 
Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor to Officiate at Grand Opening & Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony 
DUBLIN, OH and SANTA CLARA, CA and PUNE, INDIA -- (Marketwired) --
10/03/13 --  Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE:
PERSISTENT), the global leader in software product development and
technology services, today announced it has opened its first US-based
collaborative software product development center in Dublin, Ohio.
Lt. Governor Mary Taylor joined local officials and Persistent
Systems executives for the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on
site at the newly architected building designed by Columbus, Ohio's
WSA Studio.  
With over 85% of Persistent Systems' business coming from US clients,
the establishment of a domestic collaborative software development
center allows Persistent Systems to further strengthen and expand its
relationships with regional companies in delivering next generation
cloud computing, analytics, mobility and social collaboration
Persistent Systems selected its new facility based on the Columbus
Ohio region's available technical talent, proximity to leading
academic institutions including The Ohio State University and other
regional colleges and universities, central location and excellent
access to North American markets. The company will begin hiring
immediately for 56 positions and plans to scale up to 100 employees
at this site.  
"Ohio continues to attract forward thinking companies like Persistent
Systems who are creating next generation, high-tech, innovative
jobs," said Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor. "We are excited to
celebrate with Persistent Systems their decision to select Dublin as
the location for their innovative center." 
The Ohio facility is specifically designed to help enterprises create
rapid prototypes of next generation applications leveraging analytic
technologies and utilizing perceptual computing driven innovative
user interfaces. The facility will have a strong focus initially on
enabling enterprises to make better business decisions through big
data analytics -- the process of examining large amounts of data of a
variety of types to uncover hidden patterns and unknown correlations.
With this new center, Persistent Systems will be supporting
innovative regional businesses including its client, Cardinal Health. 
"Persistent Systems is looking forward to attracting the brightest
graduates specializing in the fields of computer science, engineering
and statistics from the many excellent colleges and universities in
the Columbus Region," said Hari Haran, President of Persistent
Systems, Inc. "As a global company, domestic sourcing or onshoring
plays a strategic role in strengthening our long term partnerships
with our clients. Now with our Collaborative Software Development
Center, we can be even closer to our clients to deliver even higher
value cutting edge solutions and accelerating time to market." 
"We're excited about Persistent's choice to do business in Dublin,"
said Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer of Columbus 2020. "The
Columbus Region continues to grow as a center for talent and
technology companies."  
WSA Studio designed Persistent Systems' 8500 square foot facility
with interiors and individual work spaces geared towards agile and
rapid software development optimized for a collaborative work
environment. A centralized architectural device demarcates the
gathering place between high velocity production and collaborative
team building. Color and material play a large role in how the space
collectively blends together and strengthens the Persistent Systems
brand and focus on the technology driven workplace.  
Persistent Systems' US headquarters is in Santa Clara, CA and has
additional US offices in Charlotte, NC and Seattle, WA. The company
is regularly recognized by the industry for its innovative solutions,
most recently as a leader in Enterprise Software and at IDG′s
Computerworld Honors Program for its innovative big data analytics
platform that is Bringing Social Issues to Light. 
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 a trusted innovation partner for the
world's largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering
start-ups. Persistent has a global team of more than 7,000 employees
worldwide including offices and delivery centers in North America,
Europe, and Asia Pacific. 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: 
About Columbus 2020
 Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership
that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region's talented
workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic
institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth
and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The
initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies
are growing and thriving, that the world's leading companies are
attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated
and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually
improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy.
For more information, visit 
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Media Contacts: 
Rashmi Joshi
Persistent Systems Ltd. 
+91 83083 39400  
Ilona Mohacsi
PenVine for Persistent Systems, Inc.
+1 631 764 3729 
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