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Infosys Australia Announces New Strategic Consulting Business in Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, Australia - April 16, 2009

Infosys Australia has launched a new Consulting and Systems Integration practice across Australia and New Zealand. The practice represents a major evolution in the value Infosys offers its clients and adds a significant new string to its bow as a pragmatic consulting partner.

Infosys Australia CEO Jackie Korhonen commented: "Our new Consulting and Systems Integration practice will allow us to engage with clients earlier in the project lifecycle, by providing the technology and process strategy that supports transformational business goals, as well as the execution of that strategy.

"We are known for our delivery excellence and this provides a solid platform from which to build our consulting arm," Korhonen added.

The new practice formalises a trend towards more strategic engagements for Infosys Australia. The company recently completed a portfolio analysis project for ING Australia, recommending next steps in the application lifecycle for a number of core applications as part of that company’s two-year technology transformation project.

"Infosys has brought process rigor, domain expertise and a great track record for ‘getting under the hood’ in the ING Australia portfolio analysis," said ING Australia CIO Greg Booker. "They have been a great partner for us."

Infosys is consciously launching the new practice at a time when the global economy is putting pressure on companies to rein in costs.

Korhonen explained: "When times are good, businesses want to focus on growth rather than on transforming underlying processes and strategies. But when the market starts to contract, you can't afford to ignore inefficiencies. You must transform."

Infosys has appointed industry veteran Robert Liong to lead the practice as Managing Partner, Consulting and Systems Integration. Liong brings 16 years of international industry and consulting experience to Infosys, having previously worked with BearingPoint, KPMG and Andersen Consulting. He also has a strong financial services background through recent roles with ING and Westpac.

"We are thrilled to have Robert on the team," Korhonen said. "His strength in pragmatic, results-oriented consulting is an important move in our drive to become a trusted transformation partner for clients in a range of industries."

Infosys plans to grow the local consulting team to include senior business architects, change management specialists and program directors.

Infosys Technologies, the parent company of Infosys Australia, released its fiscal year 2009 / fourth quarter results yesterday on its website at


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