Infosys Announces Global Development Centre in Melbourne
Centre to Create Technology Jobs; Welcomed by Victoria State Government
2 September, 2002, Melbourne: Narayana N R Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies, a leader in consulting and information technology services, today announced the company's expansion in Australia with the setting up of a global development centre in Melbourne. The Infosys Development Centre, the first for the region, is initially expected to create in excess of 100 jobs and will be integrated with other Infosys Development Centres located in the US, Europe, and India.
Announcing the centre, Mr Murthy said "We are delighted to announce yet another Global Development Centre, this time in Australia. Today's announcement, part of a multi dimensional investment initiative by Infosys, is a significant milestone for the company and symbolic of its continued commitment to the region and association with the Victoria State Government. The setting up of the centre will enable the import of best practices and the global experience of Infosys to the Australian market."
The Development Centre is expected to be operational in the next 8 - 12 weeks. Plans are underway to ramp up the resources to involve more people and to further develop the infrastructure.
"Our goal is to hire the best and brightest professionals to provide quality services to our customers in the country", said Ananda Rao, Country Manager - Australia and New Zealand."Infosys provides its employees a challenging environment to work in and I am sure employees in the Melbourne Development Centre will find Infosys a great company to work for. A recent survey by Hewitt Associates* found Infosys, second time in a row, to be the best employer in India - we will strive to emulate the Indian achievement in Australia as well."
The Centre will leverage Infosys' key strengths - technology, infrastructure, people and high quality processes to provide predictable and quicker time to market solutions through its low risk Global Delivery Model. The centre will also enable customers to deploy technology that aligns with its business imperatives and maintain a competitive edge. Infosys' Australian clients include Suncorp Metway, Vodafone and Telstra.
The announcement of the centre further strengthens future growth in Victoria's ICT industry, driven by the State's 10 - year vision for the sector's development. It will also support Victoria's reputation of being the leading producer of technology graduates and having a heavy concentration of telecommunications and software R&D.