State Farm starts transferring Satyam projects

A large number of Satyam employees are still on project helping State Farm in this transition.

Written by Agencies | Washington | Published:January 22, 2009 10:52 am

State Farm Insurance,a Fortune 500 US company,which last week terminated its existing contracts with the scam-tainted Satyam Computer,has now started transferring its projects to other IT vendors,including those from India.

“Satyam was one of the vendors we had. We care transferring a lot of work to other vendors and some is being handled by our own IT staff,” State Farm Insurance spokesperson Jeff McCollum said.

“The current uncertainties surrounding Satyam’s future and potential impact to State Farm resulted in this decision,” he said.

When asked if some Satyam projects are being transferred to any Indian IT companies,McCollum declined to name the companies,citing confidentiality agreement with those companies. “It should not be a surprise to you,given that most of the good vendors in this field come from India,” he said.

McCollum said as of now a large number of Satyam employees are still on the project helping State Farm in this transition. This is expected to take from a week to at the most a month. This should be over in a month at the most,he added.

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