Infosys Expands Partnership with Microsoft to Accelerate Adoption of Cloud and Analytics Offerings

Infosys to set up center of excellence for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Bangalore - September 18, 2014

Infosys today announced the expansion of their decade-long partnership with Microsoft Corp. to help enterprises transform their business and tap opportunities in a cloud-first, mobile-first world. As one of Microsoft’s leading systems integration partners globally, Infosys has thousands of Microsoft Certified Professionals. It will now expand its capabilities for analytics and other service offerings on Microsoft technologies. Infosys will also establish a global center of excellence for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning capable of training more than 1,000 engineers by the end of fiscal year 2015.

Partnership highlights:
  • As one of Microsoft’s first partners, Infosys has built deep expertise in Microsoft Azure. Infosys will continue to use its expertise to help enterprises more securely expedite their movement to Azure and hybrid cloud environments while optimizing their cloud investments
  • Infosys will build a broad range of predictive analytics offerings using Microsoft Azure Machine Learning to help enterprises adopt and use advanced analytic tools and algorithms. This will help enterprises harness the power of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning and Microsoft Power BI to realize more value from their data. They can also rapidly deploy systems in production and get to market faster, improve forecasting, predict and prevent problems, and optimize their business
  • Infosys will accelerate its efforts to design frameworks, tools and accelerators to improve end user productivity for the digital workforce on Microsoft cloud platforms. These platforms, including Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, complement Azure solutions


Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft:
“Our mobile-first, cloud-first world provides a unique opportunity to help customers accelerate and transform their business. Working together, Infosys and Microsoft will bring the benefits of enterprise-grade cloud computing to customers with Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online.”

Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Machine Learning, Microsoft:
“In today’s fast-paced world, enterprises can gain a significant competitive advantage through data and advanced analytics. Our expanded partnership with Infosys will deliver game-changing capabilities to our joint customers in the speed of delivery and deployment of analytics. It will allow businesses to unlock the incredible value in their data and build operational systems to reduce expenses, grow revenue, fine tune their business operations, and improve service to their end customers.”

Ravi Kumar, Executive Vice President and Global Head, Alliances, Infosys:
“Software is changing the world and Microsoft is a longstanding partner in this revolution. Together we have transformed businesses and redefined the way enterprises use computing technologies. Now, our customers are asking us to help them tap the power of new opportunities in areas such as analytics and mobility as they set the course for their growth. Expanding our partnership at this crucial time will allow us to take the best of Microsoft technologies to help enterprises craft their strategies for a new era.”

Vishnu Bhat, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Cloud Infosys:
“Our partnership with Microsoft will allow us to tap the versatility of the Microsoft Azure platform, including Azure Machine Learning and other services to offer enterprises simplified predictive modeling tools that turn data into insights. This collaboration offers enterprises easy access to an analytics platform without the need for big investments and extended time-to-market.”

About Infosys

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions. We enable clients, in more than 30 countries, to stay a step ahead of emerging business trends and outperform the competition. We help them transform and thrive in a changing world by co-creating breakthrough solutions that combine strategic insights and execution excellence.

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