Infosys Establishes Dedicated Microsoft Facility with More than 400 Seats
Bangalore, India,November 27, 2007
Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY), a world leader in consulting and information technology (IT) services, today announced several strategic efforts directed toward deepening services delivered to Microsoft Corp., including a new dedicated Vendor Offshore Facility (VOF) and a Microsoft Dynamics Concept Center.
As a strategic partner of Microsoft, Infosys has a multi-dimensional relationship with the company. Infosys has established the new 400 seat capacity VOF to facilitate and highlight its expertise in working on Microsoft programs and industry-leading solutions. It is completely compliant with Microsoft's rigorous security and privacy standards.
In addition, Infosys has developed a Microsoft Dynamics Concept Center that is designed to showcase Infosys employees' thought leadership around Microsoft technologies and accelerate deployment of solutions developed around the Microsoft Dynamics line of business solutions to clients.
Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO of Microsoft IT-Global, stated: "Together with Infosys we are creating technology solutions that enable the businesses of our customers and stakeholders to be People-Ready. At Microsoft, we firmly believe that the talented people we engage with are our fundamental and most important asset, helping us accelerate the transformation and growth of our business. I expect this relationship to grow deeper and broader with time. The infrastructure and support that Infosys has dedicated to Microsoft represents its commitment to our continued success."
Since 1998, Infosys has provided a broad range of services from consulting to development to support for Microsoft. The companies' collaboration has resulted in measurable enhancements to productivity, customer and partner experience, and operational efficiencies across Microsoft's businesses while enabling Infosys to refine its industry service offerings for high-tech companies. Examples of joint projects include:
"The Infosys and Microsoft relationship is a shining example of how a strong collaboration may enhance a client's competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Anand Swaminathan, associate vice president, High-Tech & Manufacturing, Infosys Technologies. "Infosys is committed to combining its industry solutions and services and extending the global delivery model we pioneered to enable Microsoft to deliver world class software and customer experience in the flat world."
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. For more information please visit www.microsoft.com
Microsoft Corp. India Private Ltd. is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. Currently with over 5,000 employees, Microsoft India has offices across the 10 cities of: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Nagpur.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, 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 80,000 employees in over 44 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
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