Infosys recognized as one of the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises globally
Becomes the first Indian company to win this award
Bangalore, August 14, 2003: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY) announced that the company has won the prestigious Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Award, for the year 2003. A panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally-recognized knowledge management experts chose the 2003 Global MAKE Winners. The 6th annual Global MAKE study recognizes Infosys for developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership and maximizing enterprise intellectual capital.
Infosys is the only company founded and headquartered in India which has been named among the 'Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises'. Other winners include Accenture, Amazon.com, BP, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, McKinsey&Company, Microsoft, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toyota Motor and World Bank. In 2002, Infosys had achieved the distinction of being the only Indian company to have won the Asian MAKE award.
Teleos, an independent Knowledge Management Research Company, administers the MAKE program. The MAKE research program consists of the annual Global MAKE study -- the international benchmark for best practice knowledge organizations, and similar studies at regional/national levels.
Dr. Rory Chase, Managing Director of Teleos, said: "Organizations like Infosys have been recognized as global leaders in effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating ideas, products and solutions. They are building portfolios of intellectual capital and intangible assets which will enable them to out-perform their competitors in the future."
Acknowledging the award, Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Managing Director, Infosys Technologies said, "We are delighted to be ranked among the world's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises in the 2003 Global MAKE study. At Infosys, Knowledge Management has helped us connect people, bring together geographically dispersed work-groups, and create an enduring culture of sharing and caring. It has also provided us a platform for creative and collaborative problem solving, and the means for creating a symbiotic relationship between the individual and organizational objectives for development."
Reacting to the award, Dr. J.K. Suresh, Principal Knowledge Manager, Infosys Technologies said, "It is with pleasure that we acknowledge the singular honor of being ranked as one of the world's Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises in the 2003 Global MAKE study, and bracketed with the best of breed knowledge organizations in the world. Infosys' effort to provide genuine customer value is based on our commitment to innovation and excellence in execution centered on Knowledge Management in its many flavors. Given that our customer provides the basic direction to these attributes, the primary benefits of leveraging Knowledge Management have been in ensuring that our customer's business does better in smaller time frames and with a lower cost of ownership."