London, UK - November 1, 2007
Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced that it will engage with United Utilities, a utilities company in the United Kingdom that manages electricity, water and wastewater networks, to modernize their Operations Management System (OMS). With this engagement, United Utilities aims to increase scalability and flexibility of its enterprise architecture through adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which is important to achieve regulatory compliance, involving the end-to-end design, development, migration and replatforming of OMS.
United Utilities selected Infosys because of their Legacy Modernization solution which utilizes principles of SOA to create a flexible IT environment. Over a period of nine months, Infosys will deliver a comprehensive approach to SOA adoption with frameworks, methodologies and reusable tools to facilitate United Utilities' transformation to a service-oriented enterprise. This approach will help United Utilities address issues such as scalability, extensibility, flexibility removal of redundant data, reuse, and modularity.
"At United Utilities we focus on leveraging technology to better serve our customers and this is what has led us to adopt a service-oriented approach to our enterprise architecture," said Mike Naden, United Utilities IS Services Director. "Because ensuring regulatory compliance and improving customer service starts with improving back-end systems, we needed a technology partner with proven expertise and that is why we chose Infosys. We look forward to successfully deploying our first SOA-enabled application."
"Our engagement with United Utilities is a great example of the trust that can be developed during a competitive selection process," said BG Srinivas, Head of EMEA, Infosys Technologies. "Our Legacy Modernization solution, part of the Catalytic IT Solution suite, is now being deployed at four of the largest Gas, Power and Water Utilities in the UK, helping these customers to adopt and implement flexible systems based on the latest technology to deliver better customer service and achieve regulatory compliance. We are looking forward to a long-term partnership with United Utilities that delivers measurable value to the organization both today and in the future."
Catalytic IT is the Infosys approach toward creating a flexible IT environment that acts as a catalyst to make businesses competitive. It helps organizations to get their IT imperatives right by understanding and linking them to competitive levers. It also enables them to identify and implement the right transformation strategy. Catalytic IT currently contains offerings across Legacy Modernization, Infrastructure Optimization, Enterprise Collaboration and Business Decisions. Through our various solutions and IP assets, Catalytic IT enables customers to unlock the business value of their technology investments.
United Utilities manages and operates water, wastewater, electricity and gas networks throughout the UK and abroad. The company employs more than 9,000 people and encompasses both regulated and non-regulated businesses. In North West England United Utilities owns and operates the regulated water and electricity businesses, serving 2.98 million customers and generating £1.25bn in revenues.
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 40 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
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