New Delhi - April 15, 2004
Close on the heels of its billion - dollar achievement announcement, Infosys today reiterated that it was ready for a longer
marathon that started early this week. Nandan Nilekani, CEO, Managing Director and President, Infosys Technologies Ltd,
addressing newspersons in New Delhi, said that the company had come a long way from receiving a loan of Rs 24 lakhs sanctioned
in record time by KSSIDC and KSFC* in 1983.
Acknowledging the landmark achievement, Nandan Nilekani said, "This is not a moment to rest, but to surge towards our
goal of being a multi - billion dollar organization." He attributed the success of the company to Infosys pioneered
Global Delivery Model
(GDM), which changed the traditional business model of the industry. "By making GDM mainstream we have shifted the
battle to our battlefield. It has become a global outsourcing standard and has helped us create and perfect the science
of global project management."
Describing the new role of Infosys as one of "proactive problem definers" rather than "reactive problem solvers",
Nandan said that Infosys would take a lead in leveraging GDM to help clients compete in their businesses. Alluding to
its catalytic role in powering the company's strategic initiatives, Mr Nilekani said, "We will bring the power of
GDM to high - value services like consulting and system integration. With this objective we formed Infosys Consulting
Inc which will see the evolution of new consulting paradigm emanating from the strong combination of high value added
consulting with the excellence of GDM."
Infosys Consulting Inc has been set up to offer a new consulting alternative to businesses using traditional consulting firms.
For current Infosys clients, it presents an additional way to use the global delivery model to their fullest advantage,
given that it is baked into the Infosys DNA.
Commenting on the next growth phase of Infosys, Mr Nilekani said that the company would focus on customer - centricity, meeting
shareholder expectations and building a multi - cultural workforce - a seamlessly integrated team of talented, global
professionals. The company was already geared to meet these challenges given its organization into multiple business
units focused on clients' businesses.
* KSSIDC - Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation Ltd; KSFC - Karnataka State Financial Corporation
Pioneered by Infosys, the Infosys Global Delivery Model (GDM) is a framework for distributed project management and multi
- location engagement teams. The Global Delivery Model is a key driver of engagement success and value realization for
our clients. It provides clearly defined process guidelines emphasizing the importance of information flow and communication.
The robustness of Global Delivery Model combined with the infrastructure and quality orientation reduces engagement risk
for a client compared to conventional delivery models. It is based on the principle of taking work where it can be done
best, makes the most economic sense, with the least amount of acceptable risk.
Infosys is a leading global technology services firm founded in 1981. Infosys provides end - to - end business solutions
that leverage technology for our clients across the entire software life cycle: consulting, design, development,
re - engineering, maintenance, system integration, package evaluation and implementation. In addition, Infosys offers
software products to the banking industry, as well as business process management services through its majority - owned
subsidiary, Progeon. For more information, visit us on the World Wide Web at
Certain statements in this release related to the Offering constitute forward - looking statements. This Offering is subject
to shareholder approval, which may not be obtained. Although the Offering is expected to be made to our equity holders
in India, we may be required to exclude certain equity holders outside India to comply with U. S. rules and regulations.
Our business is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could affect our future operating results including
those described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20
- F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004 and on Form 6 - K for the quarter ended June 30, 2004 and September 30,
2004. These filings are available at
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