Here is a brief company profile and history of Infosys.
Infosys Technologies is a leading Information Technology (IT) company
which provides end-to-end business solutions that leverage technology.
Infosys serves the client globally and as one of the pioneers in
strategic offshore outsourcing of software services, it has leveraged
the global trend of offshore outsourcing. Infosys helps large global
corporations and new generation technology companies in building new
products or services and in implementing prudent business and technology
strategies in the contemporary dynamic digital environment.
Services offered by Infosys are:
- Application Development & Maintenance,
- Corporate Performance Management,
- Enterprise Quality Services
- Infrastructure Services
- Packages Application Services
- Product Engineering
- Systems Integration
Industries served by Infosys include:
- Aerospace & Defense
- Banking and Capital Markets
- Communication Services
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Discrete Manufacturing
- High Technology
- Hospitality & Leisure
- Life Sciences
- Media & Entertainment
- Transportation Services
Infosys was founded on July 2, 1981
by N.R. Narayan Murthy and six of his colleagues, namely, Nandan
Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh
and Ashok Arora. Narayan Murthy borrowed Rs.10,000 from his wife Sudha
Murthy as seed capital for the company. In 1987 Infosys got its first
foreign client, Data Basics Corporation from the United States and
opened its first office in the USA. In 1993, Infosys became a public
limited company and successfully completed IPO in India. In the same
year Infosys received ISO 9001/TickIT certification. Infosys set up its
first office in Europe in Milton Keynes, UK in 1996. In 1999, Infosys
crossed $100 Million in annual revenue and was listed on NASDAQ. It was
Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ. In the same year Infosys opened
offices in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, and Australia. In 2000, Infosys
crossed $200 Million in annual revenue. In 2004, Infosys crossed US $1
Billion in annual revenue. In 2006, Infosys completed 25 years of its
existence and its revenues crossed $ 2 billion. Today Infosys has more
than 50,000 employees and has presence in more than 20 countries across
the world. Its corporate headquarters is in Bangalore.
Infosys follows highest standards of corporate governance. No relative
of the founders is eligible to work in Infosys and all the employees
including founders are to retire at the age of 60. Some of the persons
occupying key positions in Infosys are: N. R. Narayan Murthy (Founder,
Non Executive Chairman and Chief Mentor), Nandan Nilekani (Co-founder
and Co-Chairman), S. "Kris" Gopalakrishnan (Co-founder, CEO
and MD), and S. D. Shibulal (Co-founder and COO).
Major Achievements of Infosys
- First Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ
- First company to be awarded the "National Award for
Excellence in Corporate Governance" conferred by the Government
of India in 2000.
- Rated Best Employer of India in a study by Business Today-Hewitt
Associates in 2001.
- First rank in the Business World's survey of "India's Most
Respected Company" in 2002.
Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007
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