Infosys Technologies Ltd and Microsoft Corporation yesterday
announced a new information technology transformation
initiative designed to help clients improve business
Infosys and Microsoft have provided an initial investment
of $8 million together to deliver a portfolio of solutions
and services that enable clients to realise a simplified,
flexible IT environment, that lowers the total cost
of ownership and accommodates rapid changes and innovations,
a company release said here.
solutions combine Infosys' consulting, research, intellectual
property and project methods with the latest Microsoft
Using Infosys' Modular Global Sourcing model, which
allows for a targeted, evolutionary approach to sourcing
IT, clients can deploy these Microsoft-based solutions
in a rapid, strategic, and cost-effective manner.
The CEOs of Infosys and Microsoft met at the Infosys
campus in Bangalore on Monday.
Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corp, said, "Microsoft's
long-term focus on delivering an integrated, manageable
and reliable platform, combined with Infosys' unique
delivery model and deep consulting skills, is designed
to help customers grow through increased efficiency,
cost savings and business value."
Nilekani, CEO, president and managing director, Infosys,
said, "Using Microsoft technologies we can deliver
what clients want most competitive advantage.
Our two companies agree that by bringing together complementary
assets and skills our clients will benefit from the
specific offerings for process improvement include an
engineering solution for improving product development
lifecycle management for automotive and aerospace organisations;
a retail solution that enhances the total customer experience
by supporting smarter selling habits and leveraging
information flow to aid in-store operations; and an
RFID solution that enables organisations to seamlessly
assess the use of and integrate this emerging technology
to meet customer requirements and derive business value.
Consulting services for IT transformation include strategic
IT planning, IT portfolio management, business process
design or alignment, systems integration and implementation
and change management.
Technology infrastructure solutions include accelerated
deployment, infrastructure management and operational
efficiency services and an identity management solution.