Infosys Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape 2021: APAC (excluding Japan) Managed Cloud Services Vendor Assessment

Infosys has been positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for APAC (excluding Japan) Managed Cloud Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # AP47014921, August 2021). Infosys was recognized for its strength in enterprise business applications services, and its ability to enhance resilience and agility of client IT ecosystems on the cloud, through Infosys Cobalt.

The IDC MarketScape evaluated 20 Managed Cloud Service providers based on a comprehensive framework which measured their success in providing Cloud capabilities, strategies, and potential for growth. Infosys was recognized for its ability to provide a wide range of innovative pricing and engagement models for customer cloud transformation engagements.

The report called out that Infosys has progressively strengthened its capabilities in both product engineering and operational technologies through mechanisms such as establishing global technology and innovation hubs (for IoT, 5G, Cybersecurity, and Autonomous Tech, among others), strategic partnerships with marquee industrial giants, investments in developing industry-specific and edge capabilities and assets. This transformation, coupled with a strategic focus on cloud, has placed Infosys up well to serve a growing universe of customers that will demand a seamless blending of engineering, IT, and OT capabilities with cloud as the underlying enabler.

The report further highlighted Infosys’ strengths in the following areas:

  • Infosys' historic strength in the enterprise business applications services space and its strong partnerships with a breadth of hyperscalers, infrastructure vendors, and independent software vendors (ISVs) make it a credible partner for cloud-enabled business transformation engagements.
  • Infosys provides multiple buying centers within client organizations with a wide range of innovative pricing and engagement models for their cloud transformation engagements. Particularly noteworthy among these are models that are business outcome based, fund clients' transformation agenda, or investment in co-innovation with customers.
  • Infosys' investment in and ambition for its Cobalt offering is impressive. For instance, with the Infosys Cobalt Community, the vendor aims to create the world's largest enterprise cloud community to power enterprise innovation at scale.

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IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.