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CollabNet Named Best Place to Work in India

Company continues to demonstrate global IT leadership and innovation in India

BRISBANE, Calif. And Chennai, India, July 16, 2012 — CollabNet® (, a global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services, today announced it has been named a Best Place to Work by the Best Place to Work Institute. CollabNet was one of the first U.S. based companies to fully commit to India with the creation of CollabNet Software Private Limited (CSPL) and just recently celebrated nine years in the region.  Located in Chennai, CollabNet’s India office ranked in the top 25 companies with up to 1,000 employees.

“Since we opened our Chennai office in 2003, CollabNet has been committed to ensuring our team members based in India are self-sufficient, yet are an integrated part of CollabNet – that means that CSPL has had a key role in leading and collaborating on many of CollabNet’s development, operations and support initiatives on a global basis,” said Bill Portelli, CollabNet’s CEO and co-founder.  “As an organization we have been recognized with more than 40 different global technology and innovation awards, many of which have had participation by CSPL. We are honored to be named as a Best Place to Work which is a testament to our HR team and strong corporate beliefs in employee training and advancement.”

Based on its years of experience and patterns of customer success, CollabNet has defined a new market segment called Enterprise Cloud Development. The evolving market addresses the cultural, technical and process aspects of cloud development and how it extends the value of Agile and DevOps in the enterprise. CSPL has continually played a key role in the development of the CollabNet technology platform and its public/private cloud operations that enables Enterprise Cloud Development for its clients.  In addition, as part of the its global services delivery team, the CSPL services team helped develop a blueprint containing five practical steps to guide organizations on their path to Enterprise Cloud Development as they adopt hybrid cloud IT into the application development and deployment lifecycle. The steps include: 1) embrace the cloud for centralizing access and visibility to tools and processes; 2) create a robust coding community to encourage reuse; 3) codify development processes by standardizing tools, workflows and processes; 4) automate DevOps practices; and 5) take a hybrid approach by leveraging public and on-premise private cloud resources in a secure, compliant and optimal way.

“Virtually all of our global clients integrate India development resources as an integrated or outsourced asset to drive global innovation,” said Karthi Swaminathan, Vice President, Site Operations and Engineering, Chennai at CollabNet. CollabNet’ s industry leading platform for collaborative and distributed development, including TeamForge® and CloudForge™, provide the core capabilities which are critical to the continued integration of India’s role as a services provider in the global market.  In this way, it is an enabling component in helping drive India’s most important economic growth period ever – global IT.”

For more than 25 years and in 44 countries, the Great Place to Work Institute conducts studies to identify and understand the best workplaces. The objective of this study is to help organizations in India transform themselves into great workplaces, by a process of discovering their strengths and areas of improvement through benchmarking against other organizations. The study uses a unique employee-centric framework that measures the levels of trust, pride and camaraderie prevalent in an organization.

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About the Great Place to Work Institute

The Great Place to Work Institute, Inc. is a research and management consultancy based in the United States with international affiliates throughout the world. For more than 25 years it has advanced the knowledge of what makes a Great Place to Work, recognized companies to work for around the world, and helped numerous companies transform their workplaces. The studies conducted in India are based on the same model and methodology that is followed in carrying out similar studies in 40 countries, including the U.S. and UK where the results are published in Fortune Magazine and The Financial Times, respectively.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services for software-driven organizations. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge™ development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro project management and Subversion Edge source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. For more information, please visit (

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