Indian Information Technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. The IT industry has built very valuable brand equity for itself in the global markets. The Indian IT Industry comprises of software industry and information technology enabled services (ITES), which even includes business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. Indian IT Industry is considered as a pioneer in software development and a favourite destination for IT-enabled services.
Indian Information Technology industry contributes 5.9% of the country's GDP while providing employment to a significant number of its tertiary sector workforce. In March 2009, annual revenues from outsourcing operations in India was up to US$ 60 billion and this is expected to increase to US$225 billion by the year 2020. The most prominent IT hub is IT capital Bangalore and the other emerging destinations are Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, NCR, Jaipur and Kolkata. India's growing stature in the information Technology enabled the country to form close ties with both the United States of America and the European Union.