Bangalore, India - February 27, 2006
Telstra has awarded Infosys Technologies (Infosys) its 2005 award for 'Excellence in Quality' from over 11,000 vendors.
The win makes Infosys the first ever IT services company to receive the Telstra award for Excellence in Quality, and the only IT company to win an award in 2005.
The award recognises the quality of Infosys' solutions. Telstra assessed Infosys against its other suppliers and determined it as the winner based on a rigorous appraisal of its quality and its ongoing commitment to developing viable solutions and providing Telstra customers with better value.
Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director of Telstra SME, presented the award to Gary Ebeyan, Managing Director and CEO of Infosys Technologies Australia, at an award ceremony held on December 12, 2005.
According to Deena Shiff, Group Managing Director of Telstra SME, "Infosys has played an important role in helping Telstra establish and maintain the IT infrastructure critical to its success. The high-quality solutions and services provided by Infosys helped Telstra better serve our customers".
Gary Ebeyan said, "This award recognizes Infosys' commitment to Telstra and our unending focus on delivering quality and business improvement."
Infosys manages a large portfolio of Telstra applications across the Siebel Solution Centre, Infrastructure Services, EAI Solution Centre, Network Engineering, Sales Transaction System Delivery Centre, and Online Self-Service.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions. These provide our clients with strategic differentiation and operational superiority, thereby increasing their competitiveness. Each solution we provide is delivered with the industry-benchmark "Infosys Predictability" that gives our clients peace of mind. With Infosys, they are assured of a transparent business partner, business-IT alignment with flexibility, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 49,000 employees and 36 sales and marketing offices across 17 countries. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, is one of the best known brands in the country. The company offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 10.3 million fixed line and more than 6.5 million mobile connections.
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