Infosys among Asia's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises
Wins the Asian MAKE Award for the Seventh Time for Enterprise Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
Bangalore, India - October 22, 2009: Infosys Technologies Ltd (Infosys) has been recognized amongst the top 16 Asian companies to be listed in the prestigious Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) study, 2009. Infosys has won the Asian MAKE award six times in the past and is one of the five Indian companies amongst the leading Asian corporations to have won the award this year.
The 2009 Asian MAKE panel has recognized Infosys for developing new products/services/solutions, and enterprise knowledge sharing and collaboration. During the past several years, Infosys has made a concerted effort to provide an integrated solution to meet the knowledge needs of the organization in the four basic dimensions of knowledge management - people, process, technology and content through an integrated knowledge management (KM) solution.
Acknowledging the award, Srikantan Moorthy, Vice President and Head, Education and Research, Infosys Technologies, said, “We are delighted with the news that Infosys has been ranked a MAKE Asia winner for the seventh time. Infosys continuously works at designing and developing a vibrant and responsive knowledge eco-system to enhance the value offered to clients. It is our constant endeavor to create a collaborative knowledge sharing environment and deliver knowledge-based products across Infosys through effective systems and practices.”
Dr. J.K. Suresh, Associate Vice President and Principal Knowledge Manager, Infosys Group of Companies, added, "We are pleased to be recognized as a Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise in Asia for the seventh time. Knowledge Management at Infosys is focused on providing the organization with a comprehensive program that addresses the needs of knowledge workers, enabling better productivity, awareness and innovation. This, in turn, gives us the capability to offer genuine differentiated value to our customers in the rapidly evolving world of business. Our Knowledge Management program forms the backbone of our delivery process, leveraging formal and informal channels of knowledge sharing within the organization."
The 2009 Asian MAKE winners have been recognized for delivering superior financial performance despite the current global economic recession. Return on revenues was 12.9% - over four times that of the Global Fortune 500 company median. Return on assets was 13.9% - over six times that of the same median. Infosys was among the three leaders in both the metrics.
The 2009 Asian MAKE winners were chosen by a panel of Asian Fortune Global 500 business executives and leading knowledge management and intellectual capital experts. The expert panel rated organizations against the MAKE framework of eight key knowledge performance dimensions which are the visible drivers of competitive advantage. The 2009 Asian MAKE winners have been recognized as leaders in:
- creating an enterprise knowledge-driven culture
- developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership
- maximizing enterprise intellectual capital
- creating an enterprise collaborative knowledge sharing environment
- creating a learning organization
- delivering value based on customer/stakeholder knowledge
- transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder/stakeholder value
Rory Chase, Managing Director of Teleos, said, "The Asian MAKE winners are effectively transforming knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions. They are building portfolios of intellectual capital which will enable them to out-perform their global competitors during this economic downturn."
Infosys was the first Indian company to win the Global MAKE award in 2003 and to be inducted into the Global MAKE Hall of Fame in 2005.