Torry Harris Business Solutions
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|Headquarters||New Jersey, United States (incorporation)
Bangalore, Bristol, Dublin, Vienna, Munich, Dubai
Number of employees
|1000 - 3000|
The founding members of Torry Harris Business Solutions belonged to a company called Transarc, a Pittsburgh-based Software Company. Transarc was purchased by IBM in 1994.
Several former members from Transarc formed Torry Harris. Torry Harris Business Solutions was founded in 1998 to offer IT services in the middleware and distributed-computing areas. On 19 March 1998 the company was formally registered as Torry Harris Business Solutions.
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The company's headquarters in New Jersey, USA (Address) was incorporated in 1998. THBS' American clients are serviced out of this office and the facility in Bangalore.
THBS has operations and projects in 39 countries worldwide.
In 2002, THBS' Singapore and Dubai offices were set up to cater to the Middle-East and Asia-Pac geographies. In 2008, the company expanded its operations to Africa. THBS operates in Tanzania. THBS helped provide farmers with regular updates regarding weather conditions through low speed mobile networks.
A UK office in Bristol was set up in 2001 to service THBS' increasing presence in the UK. A few years later in 2008 the Ireland office was set up as operations expanded.
In 2012 an Austria office was set up in Vienna, Austria to cater to the Central and Eastern European markets. In Austria & Eastern Europe, THBS works with a large bank, Telecom service providers, pharmaceutical majors and manufacturing companies.
In the news
In 2010, a stray online advert for job applicants for the company read "preferably of Indian origin" and broke UK law, the Equality and Human Rights Commission in UK has said. The ad was taken down and the company launched an immediate internal investigation.
In 2009, THBS was identified as a leader in SOA integration by Forrester Research. The company was also recognised as a Gartner "cool vendor" for application services in 2010. THBS helped a telecom major in the UK drive its SOA initiative. The implementation was taken up by Gartner as a case study. THBS figured in the top 20 of the top 100 technology companies founded by Indians in the US as per a recent survey. In 2013, the solution accelerators /Intellectual Property of THBS got special mentions by Gartner in their 'Top 10 IT Service Management Next Practices' and 'Open-Source Software Adoption Becoming Mainstream in India' reports.
In 2011, the Cloud Computing World Forum short-listed Torry Harris as one among the top 3 for the Cloud Computing World Series Awards. The selection was made under the "Best Enterprise Solution" category in recognition of the company's flagship cloud tool "Cloud Catalyst".
In 2012, the Center for Excellence wing of THBS released a free-to-use Mobile Enterprise application specifically to manage EC2 instances on the Amazon Cloud. The application known as Eazy2 and was released free of cost to the cloud computing community on the Android and iOS stores. Eazy 2 is unique, in that it provides cost estimates along with updates on machine use.
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