Microsoft and Infosys Technologies Expand Relationship with Increased Focus on Seamless Collaboration
Infosys Establishes Dedicated Microsoft Facility with More than 400 Seats
Bangalore, India,November 27, 2007 - Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY), a world leader in consulting and information technology (IT) services, today announced several strategic efforts directed toward deepening services delivered to Microsoft Corp., including a new dedicated Vendor Offshore Facility (VOF) and a Microsoft Dynamics Concept Center.
As a strategic partner of Microsoft, Infosys has a multi-dimensional relationship with the company. Infosys has established the new 400 seat capacity VOF to facilitate and highlight its expertise in working on Microsoft programs and industry-leading solutions. It is completely compliant with Microsoft's rigorous security and privacy standards.
In addition, Infosys has developed a Microsoft Dynamics Concept Center that is designed to showcase Infosys employees' thought leadership around Microsoft technologies and accelerate deployment of solutions developed around the Microsoft Dynamics line of business solutions to clients.
Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO of Microsoft IT-Global, stated: "Together with Infosys we are creating technology solutions that enable the businesses of our customers and stakeholders to be People-Ready. At Microsoft, we firmly believe that the talented people we engage with are our fundamental and most important asset, helping us accelerate the transformation and growth of our business. I expect this relationship to grow deeper and broader with time. The infrastructure and support that Infosys has dedicated to Microsoft represents its commitment to our continued success."
Since 1998, Infosys has provided a broad range of services from consulting to development to support for Microsoft. The companies' collaboration has resulted in measurable enhancements to productivity, customer and partner experience, and operational efficiencies across Microsoft's businesses while enabling Infosys to refine its industry service offerings for high-tech companies. Examples of joint projects include:
- Architecting and deploying a business intelligence (BI) platform built on next generation Microsoft BI technologies for Microsoft to analyze and provide important feedback on customer interactions to product teams.
- Supporting Microsoft's focus on customer experience by architecting and deploying a download Web site, reducing the time from product release-to-market to availability of downloads to less than 10 days from six to eight weeks. Within the first two weeks of launch, more than 30,000 Microsoft customers accessed the download solution and new capabilities.
- Establishing a Test Center of Excellence focused exclusively on quality assurance of IT solutions for Microsoft to manage its customer and partner relationships.
- Building a talent management platform for Microsoft to deliver development and retention programs to its more than 70,000 employees.
"The Infosys and Microsoft relationship is a shining example of how a strong collaboration may enhance a client's competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Anand Swaminathan, associate vice president, High-Tech & Manufacturing, Infosys Technologies. "Infosys is committed to combining its industry solutions and services and extending the global delivery model we pioneered to enable Microsoft to deliver world class software and customer experience in the flat world."