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Infosys Tech lines up expansion in Europe

September 07, 2006 11:25 IST
Infosys Technologies on Wednesday announced the expansion of its nearshore capability in Brno in the Czech Republic. A new 350-seat facility is under development to double the capacity of its existing facilities.

The centre will open in January 2007 and will continue to deliver business process outsourcing and increase its capacity for IT services to its European customers.

According to a statement from Infosys, the expansion of its nearshore operations in the Czech Republic, the opening of the second onshore development centre in Swindon, UK, the existing onshore development centre in Germany and the nearshore operations in Mauritius reflect the increasing adoption of outsourcing by European companies.

These sites ensure that the skills match the requirements in Europe, such as local languages, cultures, and adhere to EU regulations.

The expansion is also part of the company's strategy to help customers develop their global sourcing strategies by offering them the right location and the right skill sets at the most competitive pricing, the company said.

"The debate is not about nearshore versus offshore, but about effective global sourcing -- outsourcing to the right location, with the right skill, where it makes most economic sense," said B G Srinivas, head of EMEA, Infosys.

"As European customers continue to adopt a global sourcing approach, we will continue to invest in geographies where local talent provides the specialist skills required to respond to EU regulations, language capabilities, local market understanding and cultural diversity.

"Our nearshore operations also eliminate the perceived risk by clients, who are offshoring for the first time, as a first step to allow them to become comfortable with the concept of outsourcing."

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