Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest software services company, has signed a five-year research and development pact with Stanford Uinversity to develop technology for data privacy. Tata will also become an industrial partner in the TRUST initiative sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Most of the current members are U.S. universities such as Stanford and Cornell or U.S.-based companies. Under the pact, experts at Stanford will come to Tata's Pune India facilities while Tata's security consultants will come to Palo Alto.
Tata, along with other Indian software companies, are pushing their way up the software stack and handling the more complex assignments historically handled by Accenture and IBM.