Infosys Adds to Antipodean Assets

Infosys and Gen-i announce strategic partnership that combines Gen-i local relationships and capability with global expertise of Infosys

June 10, 2011

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Infosys and Gen-i announced a strategic partnership that will create a new choice for Australasian enterprises seeking local expertise and commitment, as well as global best practices and capabilities in IT services including IT consulting, business transformation and cloud-based offerings. The partnership creates a new market proposition for local businesses by helping them to transform for competitive advantage, with new ways to innovate, reduce costs and increase the effectiveness of their people, processes and technology.

As near-shore delivery from New Zealand for Australian clients and global delivery headed by local management are among the joint growth strategies planned, the partnership also has significant potential to further grow New Zealand-based technology jobs.

Infosys has also acquired Gen-i's Software Solutions practice and offered positions to its more than 110 employees and contractors, who will continue to be based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The employees invited to join Infosys - primarily senior developers, technical architects and consultants - will expand Infosys' New Zealand team to over 150 people, with immediate plans to hire an additional 15-30 people.

The partnership will be undertaken by Infosys Australia & New Zealand, the Australasian arm of global technology services and consulting company, Infosys Technologies (Nasdaq: INFY), and Gen-i, the corporate ICT arm of Telecom New Zealand (TEL.NZ). Infosys has announced that the current Software Solutions management team will lead New Zealand delivery for Infosys, with Patrick Kouwenhoven appointed to run New Zealand operations under the leadership of Ashok Mysore, Associate Vice President, Infosys.

Infosys Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: INFY)

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