Keane (company)

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Industry IT consulting
Software Services
Application Outsourcing
Business Process Outsourcing
Founded 1965
Headquarters Boston, MA
Key people

President and CEO John W. McCain

Employees = 12,500 in 12 countries[1][2][3]
Products Application Services, Business Process Outsourcing, Infrastructure Services
Parent NTT Data
Slogan 'IT Investments. Optimized.'

Keane Inc is a Boston-based Information Technology services unit of NTT Data Corporation, itself a subsidiary of the Japanese national phone company, NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone) Group. It offers Application Services, as well as Infrastructure and Business Process Outsourcing solutions delivered through onsite, nearshore, and offshore resources.

It ranked 70 on the 2010 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S.[4] Keane was recognized for advancing the practice of application management outsourcing (AMO) with its DynAMOSM solution, and was listed as an industry finalist for the Consulting & Business Services category.

Company Overview[edit]

In business since 1965, Keane is an IT services firm originated in the United States with approximately 12,000 employees globally. The company was at the time of its acquisition by NTT, approximately half-owned by

On January 3, 2011, it was announced that Keane had become a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Data Corporation of Japan.[5]


Keane was founded in 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts by John F. Keane. The company's initial focus was in the healthcare technology sector. The company grew to over 100 employees within ten years. By the 1990s Keane had become a publicly traded company and expanded into software engineering, application maintenance, program management and consulting services.

February 7, 2007 - Caritor acquired Keane, Inc. The combined entity retained the name of Keane. The corporate headquarters was relocated to San Francisco, CA and then to Boston, MA.

January 3, 2011 - Keane became a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Data Corporation - Japan, and came to be known as Keane, an NTT Data Company [6]


Keane Foundation donated $1.67 million as funds for the establishment of the Institute for Global Work at the Boston University School of Management.[7]


Keane Care, Inc (part of the Healthcare Solutions Division of Keane, Inc) provides clinical and financial software information systems to the long-term care industry.

Kamco (Keane Australia Micropayment Consortium)] is providing the myki ticketing system for Victoria, Australia's Public Transport System.[8] although the Myki roll-out has been suspended and is not available on V/Line Long Distance services.[9]

Figtree Systems is a provider of Claims & Risk Management software.


High level discussions between Keane CEO John McCain and the Government of Victoria were held in February 2010 about the Myki implementation, a project carried out by the Kamco consortium (comprising Ascom, ERG, Keane and Giesecke & Devrient Australasia) that was significantly delayed and over budget. During those discussions, Keane committed to dedicating additional resources and software experts to set the project back on track.[10]


  1. ^ "About NTT DATA". 
  2. ^ Press Release. “Keane Appoints Industry Veteran John W. McCain as President and CEO.” August 12, 2009. Retrieved on August 17, 2009.
  3. ^ Keane Asia Pacific website (cites number of countries Keane is located in)
  4. ^ "Press Releases". 
  5. ^ NTT DATA Completes Acquisition of Keane International, Inc., January 3, 2011
  6. ^ "Press Releases". 
  7. ^ "NTT DATA Americas Home". 
  8. ^ "Transport" (PDF). 
  9. ^ myki and VLine
  10. ^ Archived February 19, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

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