iLink Systems, an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of the 2011 Mobility partner of the year award, today announced the inauguration of its Offshore Development Center at the recently opened Elcot IT Park in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. iLink is the first company to set up an office at the SEZ in the Southern region that comprises Trichy, Coimbatore, Hosur, Madurai, Salem and Tirunelveli.
As part of the inauguration day, a team of 50 iLink employees, including teams from Chennai, US and Trichy, visited a village named Kayamapatti (Pudhukkottai, about 12kms south of Navalpattu) to participate in a string of CSR-oriented activities. iLink gave away about 120 saplings to as many households, educated them on creating manure from compost, the value of vermicomposting, spread awareness on the safe disposal of plastic waste, cleaned up the weeds in the area around their only school and also held a series of fun activities for school kids. Among other things, iLink also gave away a computer and installed a three water filters in the school.
Speaking on the occasion, Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Head of Delivery and Ops & MD, Trichy ODC, said “ We are very excited to be the first company to setup an ODC at the Trichy SEZ. This office will help us tap the local talent pool, serve the local community better and contribute to their social and economic development. As a socially conscious company, iLink is strongly committed to social wellness of the local community that we are an integral part of“. iLink was also praised by a National Daily, for being the first company to setup an office in that location and giving priority for the local talent. iLink has already hired more than 30 employees from the local community and has plans to build on this number over the next year or so.
Founded in 2002, iLink Systems, Inc. (ilink-systems.com) is an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of the 2011 Mobility partner of the year award. iLink integrates software systems and develops custom applications, components, and frameworks on the Microsoft platform for IT departments, application services provides and independent software vendors. iLink solutions are used in a broad range of industries and functions, including healthcare, telecom, government, education, and life sciences. iLink's expertise also includes mobile and embedded systems, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, and user experience design. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; CA-Bay Area and Chennai, India.