Dubai firm, Infosys to set up development centre in Chennai

November 13th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based business technology provider Mercator has entered into a three-year partnership with Indian IT major Infosys to set up an offshore development centre in Chennai.The engagement will allow Mercator’s parent company Emirates to enhance its IT environment in order to accommodate increasing demand, according to a Mercator statement issued here.

It added that Infosys was selected “for its custom application development expertise and its ability to deliver a quality service on time”.

“Mercator and the Emirates Group are expanding rapidly, placing increasing demand on the technology applications and infrastructure driving business processes,” Mercator president Patrick Naef said in the statement.

“There was a clear mandate to change the IT operating model to support rapid growth,” he stated, adding that Infosys’ track record of delivering quality, combined with their intellectual property and global delivery model “made them a preferred technology partner”.

The new centre will be located at the Infosys campus in Chennai, and will develop and maintain systems to support business-critical functions for Mercator’s customers worldwide.

According to Dheeshjith V.G., head of new markets and services at Infosys, the company’s foreign clients have been benefiting from the its global delivery model.

“We also believe that this new opportunity from Emirates will help Infosys increase its presence in the Middle East significantly,” he said.

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