Alliance to help Global 1000 Companies manage large change programs
FREMONT, Calif., June 24, 2002
Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: INFY) today announced an alliance with The Concours Group, a boutique strategy consulting firm. The two organizations will pool their expertise and resources to help Global 1000 companies define, design and implement large scale change programs intended to yield significant business impact through technology.
Infosys' strength in business consulting and larger scale IT implementations combined with Concours' experience in business model innovation and organizational design will create a capability set that will significantly help clients to execute their enterprise - wide programs. In addition, the two companies will collaborate on joint research and thought leadership programs focused on maximizing the business impact of technology investments.
"Concours brings a lot to the table in structuring and sequencing large change programs," said Phaneesh Murthy, member of the board at Infosys."We will leverage their competency with Infosys' proven processes and the combined IT consulting capabilities to deliver tangible results for clients."
"Infosys has truly become a world class organization with an unparalleled track record," said Dr. Ron Christman, founder and CEO of The Concours Group. "We are excited to be partners with them to help clients capture value from big projects."
Infosys, a world leader in consulting and information technology services, partners with Global 2000 companies to provide business consulting, systems integration, application development and product engineering services. Through these services, Infosys enables its clients to fully exploit technology for business transformation. Clients leverage Infosys' Global Delivery Model to achieve higher quality, rapid time - to - market and cost - effective solutions. Infosys has over 10,000 employees in over 30 offices worldwide. For more information visit www.infosys.com.
The Concours Group specializes in managing human and information technology resources to create business value in major corporations. Currently, Concours focuses its services on advising Global 1000 and mid - sized corporations. The company is headquartered in Kingwood, Texas, and has United States offices in Watertown, Mass., as well as international offices in London, England; Munich, Germany; Hoofddorp, The Netherlands; and Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, contact The Concours Group at 3 Kingwood Place, 800 Rockmead Drive, Kingwood, Texas 77339. Tel: (281) 359 - 3464. www.concoursgroup.com
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