China Telecom, Infosys Are Among the Winners of Asia’s Best Analyst Days

APACMarket Wired — NEW YORK, NY: China Telecom, India’s Infosys and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co.are among the top-ranked companies in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Best Analyst Days. To be successful, an analyst day — or capital markets day, as the events are sometimes called — must provide an opportunity for portfolio managers and sell-side researchers to get to know the executive teams of the companies they cover, learn about their short- and long-term objectives, gain a greater understanding of the business dynamics, and have their questions answered promptly and thoroughly.

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Infosys wins three deals abroad, from IN

IndiaNEW DELHI: IT major Infosys has bagged three deals from overseas clients which include two in the financial services space and one for managed services.  Croatia’s Hrvatska Postanska Banka (HPB) and Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) in the middle east have selected Infosys Finacle Payments solution for their business.  “The Finacle solution will also help HPB to comply with Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) requirements and support Croatia’s harmonisation process with European Union regulations and Payment Service Directive,” Infosys said in a statement.

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Open Data Center Alliance Welcomes Board Members from China Unicom, Infosys and Intel

China.gifPORTLAND, Ore., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors – Samson David of Infosys, Edward Goldman of Intel, and Wanjing Li, of China Unicom Group. The Alliance also introduced nine new member companies, bringing its general membership to an all-time high as the organization approaches its fifth anniversary.

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Infosys creates special team to manage top clients

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys has created a special team under direct supervision of chief executive Vishal Sikka to manage the top 15 customer accounts at India’s second largest software exporter. It is also in the process of completely revamping its core banking software Finacle, with heavy investments underway in the US. During an investor conference in New York, Sikka said Infosys has hired a new chief technology officer ( CTO) for its products business.

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Infosys’s $20-billion 2020 vision gets Gartner’s backing

IndiaBENGALURU: Technology research firm Gartner believes Infosys is poised to win significant market share over the next two years and that the software major may be on course to reach its goal to become a $20-billion company by 2020. “We are confident in the company’s near-term to mid-term growth forecast, based on the growing pipeline, marked improvements in attrition levels that are positively influencing win rates and a more targeted message that is resonating well with clients,” Gartner analyst Sandra Notardonato said.

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Bengaluru may get Infosys’s biggest centre

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys has proposed a significant expansion of its operations in Bengaluru, adding about 21,500 seats at the Electronics City software hub by spending about Rs 2,000 crore. If the plan fructifies, it will make Karnataka’s capital the biggest centre for the company, surpassing Pune. The company, which ended March 2015 with revenue of Rs 53,319 crore ($ 8.7 billion), has submitted a proposal to the government seeking clearances. Information technology minister SR Patil told ET that the software company is keen to pursue its investment plans in Bengaluru and create new jobs.

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Will Indian IT firms like Infosys, TCS & Wipro be able to sustain growth by pivoting to new market segments?

IndiaThe bloom is coming off the rose for many Indian IT services firms. Over the past decade, India created a wealth-generating “engine” of innovation and an industrialised services model. That disruptive model took the world by storm. It humbled industry giants, bringing once-great firms such as EDS and CSC to their knees and forcing other great firms such as IBM and Accenture to adopt India’s model. Large Indian firms such as Cognizant, Infosys, TCS and Wipro  became global leaders. The engine built a $100 billion-plus services industry that sheltered a generation of IT talent and placed India squarely in the centre of the knowledge economy.

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Infosys acquires US firm Kallidus for $120 million

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys has acquired US-based digital experience solutions company Kallidus for $120 million that includes a deferred component and retention bonus. Kallidus offers including mobile commerce and in-store shopping experiences to large retail clients. It develops and host mobile websites, apps, and other digital shopping experiences across mobile, tablet, desktop, in-store and all emerging channels.  The latest acquisition is Bengaluru-based IT company’s second acquisition this year.

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Infosys eyeing startups, sees over $1 billion revenue boost

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys is set to identify and incubate about a dozen new ideas that could potentially bring $100 million (about Rs 620 crore) each and a total of over a billion dollars in incremental revenue annually over the next few years, as part of a strategy being spearheaded by CEO Vishal Sikka to propel growth at India’s second largest software exporter.

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Vishal Sikka’s strategy sees Infosys shift focus to Internet of Things and artificial intelligence

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys is set to identify and incubate about a dozen new ideas that could potentially bring $100 million (about Rs 620 crore) each and a total of over a billion dollars in incremental revenue annually over the next few years, as part of a strategy being spearheaded by CEO Vishal Sikka to propel growth at India’s second largest software exporter. The company is in the process of identifying new ideas after zeroing in on areas such as artificial intelligence, automation and Internet of Things, two people directly familiar with the strategy said on the condition of anonymity.

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TCS, Infosys, HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra in race to buy US-based IT firm: Sources

IndiaWhile the Indian IT firms are getting aggressive in buying smaller ticket size companies in the US, sources with direct knowledge share that one such candidate, Sierra-Cedar with HQ in Georgia, US is close to launching a sale process soon. Valuation expectation for a complete sale of Sierra-Cedar is pegged at around $350 million, a source said.

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Infosys, Accenture in last lap for Rs 900-crore deal in Australia

AustraliaBENGALURU: Infosys and Accenture have entered the final lap to clinch a Rs 900-crore ($150 million) IT outsourcing contract from Australia-based financial services provider Macquarie Group. The five-year contract will include application development, testing and infrastructure management services (IMS), said sources privy to the development.  Macquarie provides banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. It employs more than 13,900 people in 28 countries.

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Infosys mulls Rs 750-crore investment in startups in Silicon Valley, Israel & India

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys plans to allocate a quarter of its $500-million (about Rs 3,000 crore) fund to invest in startups in Silicon Valley, Israel and India along with venture capital firms. India’s second-largest software services exporter has had discussions with about two dozen VC firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, for such investments, two people familiar with Infosys’ strategy said, requesting anonymity. “There are no formal agreements with any particular VCs. The strategy is to back startups and entrepreneurs with ideas that align with the company,” one of them said. “The idea is not just to be a passive financial investor but take disruptive solutions to customers.”

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Indian IT’s fight to stay relevant

IndiaIt’s been a decade and a half since the Indian IT industry began its ascendancy into the IT services stratosphere, quickly becoming a key supplier of much of the world’s IT-related software services needs. Today, it is a $100 billion-plus industry, with around $35 billion of business emanating from the US alone. But as it wends its way along the evolutionary path, some things have been made clear to even the casual observer:

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Indian Outsourcers Struggle to Evolve as Growth Slows

IndiaBANGALORE, India—As its growth slows, India’s technology services outsourcing industry is struggling to become less dependent on peddling the services of inexpensive programmers and trying to enter new businesses like off-the-shelf software and helping customers with big data and cloud computing. India’s leading outsourcers, including Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and Infosys Ltd. , said last month that their profit growth was squeezed last quarter by dwindling demand from the U.S. and Europe.

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Infosys to go for more buyouts, says Vishal Sikka

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys, after signing its first big-ticket acquisition under CEO Vishal Sikka last week, is evaluating a dozen more startups — all aimed not at bulking revenues or adding clients, as Indian IT companies typically do, but at gaining cutting-edge technology such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI). “We have a dozen targets we are looking at now,” Sikka said in an interview to ET, days after the software company bought automation startup Panaya for Rs 1,200 crore ($200 million).

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Infosys to hire 30,000 next fiscal, lowest in three years as company moves towards automation

IndiaBENGALURU: Infosys will hire 30,000 people in the next financial year, the lowest in the last three years, reflecting partly the company’s growing emphasis on automation and productivity improvements. The number was first mentioned by CEO Vishal Sikka in an investor call earlier this week to discuss the acquisition of US automation company Panaya. Infosys subsequently confirmed the number to TOI.

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TCS, Wipro, Infosys eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth

IndiaMUMBAI: After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India’s information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects as online innovation changes clients’ needs. Companies from Tata Consultancy Services Ltd to Wipro Ltd are all joining Infosys Ltd in investing in new, high-end technology, industry watchers say. Earlier this week Infosys bought US automation specialist Panaya Inc for $200 million.

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Infosys bags multi-million dollar deal from ABN AMRO

IndiaNEW DELHI: Country’s second largest software services firm Infosys today said it has secured a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal with ABN AMRO to provide IT services to the retail and commercial bank. Infosys, a strategic partner of ABN AMRO, will deliver services across application development and maintenance, testing and product implementation, the company said in a statement.

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Infosys buys automation tech company Panaya valued at $200 million

IndiaMUMBAI: Infosys said it would buy automation technology company Panaya Inc, at an enterprise value of about $200 million, as the third-largest IT company in the country looks to boost competitiveness and margins. The Bangalore-based firm said Panaya’s technology would help it bring automation to several service lines through a software-as-a-service model, reducing risks and costs and the time taken to bring services to the market.

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