HCL Technologies Ltd. engages in computer programming, consultancy, and related activities. It operates through the following segments: Software Services, Information Technology (IT) Services, and Business Process Outsourcing Services. The Software Services segment provides application development and maintenance, enterprise application, next generation software as a service application services, engineering, and research and development. The IT Services segment provides management services involving customer's information technology assets. The Business Process Outsourcing Services segment offers traditional contact centre and help desk services; and the next generation services around platform business process as a service. The company was founded by Shiv Nadar on November 12, 1991 and is headquartered in Noida, India.