OSG Selects Infosys And Nihon Unisys To Provide Cloud-Based Application Maintenance Services
This is one of the first cloud based support engagements for Oracle e-Business suite R12 in Japan
Tokyo, Japan & Bangalore, India, August 24, 2011 - Infosys Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) and Nihon Unisys Ltd. today announced a strategic alliance agreement with OSG Corporation, a major cutting tool manufacturer in Japan. According to the agreement, Infosys and Nihon Unisys will jointly provide application maintenance service to support Oracle e-Business Suite R12 at OSG Corporation.
OSG has implemented Oracle e-Business suite R12 as its business infrastructure to support its growing global business. Nihon Unisys and Infosys will provide Cloud-based Application Maintenance Service based on U-Cloud IaaS (Nihon Unisys' ICT Hosting Service) to ensure stable operations and support the changes in OSG's business environment.
Infosys will be a strategic IT partner to OSG and will leverage its global experience to provide strategic advice on IT investments, aimed at enhancing OSG's global business growth. The combination of Nihon Unisys' U-Cloud IaaS and Infosys' global support service will enable OSG to reduce maintenance and operations costs for its core business applications.
Commenting on the implementation, Mr. Koji Sonobe, Managing Director of OSG Corporation said, "OSG has implemented "Oracle E-Business Suite R12" as its business management platform with an objective to enhance its global competitive edge. "Oracle E-Business Suite R12" suits well with a cloud service, which enabled us to create a 24x7 system platform fulfilling every requirement. Also, with excellent technical service provided by Infosys' maintenance team in India via Internet, I really feel that we have been successful in creating a true IT platform that supports our global business without having any geographical constraints. I look forward to more IT proposals that support growth of our global business from Nihon Unisys and Infosys".
Sriram V, SVP and Manufacturing Head, APAC at Infosys said, "We are happy to be chosen by OSG as a strategic partner to support its core business applications. Manufacturers worldwide are facing challenging business environment and cloud based service models can help them in optimizing their operations."
According to Mr. Tetsuya Shiga, Vice President of Alliance & Channel of Oracle Japan, "Oracle Japan welcomes the announcement of the service to be provided based on Nihon Unisys and Infosys Limited's alliance. This is the first case in Japan for the E-Business Suite to be provided in a cloud environment using Oracle VM, which will be widely used in future as one of the effective solutions to optimize the cost of operations. Oracle Japan will continue to acknowledge Nihon Unisys and Infosys as important business partners and enhance our support to the companies."
Apart from application maintenance, Nihon Unisys and Infosys will also develop other core business applications to provide rapid solutions to OSG's growing business requirements, and proactively avert any foreseeable issues.