Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Infosys - A Great Company

Infosys …. A dream company of every software engineer. In the IT revolution era where many giant MNCs from foreign countries competing to become #1, Infosys is one of the Indian that stood firm in this IT war.

Who started Infosys & When!!! 

    N.R. Narayan Murthy is the founder of Infosys on July 2nd 1981 along with six of his colleagues, namely, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora with an investment of Rs.10, 000 which Mr.Murthy had borrowed from his wife Sudha Murthy.

    Today it is a leading IT company that provides end-to-end business solutions that leverage technology. It has more than 50, 000 employees across more than 20 countries.

    In India and other countries an Infosian (a person working in Infosys) has special respect for their talent and intelligence. 

Bit About The Founder:

    Mr. Narayana Murthy was born on August 20, 1946 in a Brahmin family in Mysore,Karnataka, India. He obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.) from University of Mysore in 1967 and his Master of Technology (M.Tech.) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in 1969.

    He started Infosys in 1981 along with a team of six people. The company was started with an investment of US250 at current exchange rates(approximately).

    This down-to-earth man had to mortgage his wife Sudha's jewelry for Rs. 10,000 to put some funds in the company. - ZDNet India

Infosys In Bangalore:

    Infosys has its headquarters in Bangalore campus and is situated on national highway-7

with a beautiful Pyramid shaped building.

    Around 1,oo,ooo professionals work in this office. Two software development blocks of 426,000 sq ft with 4,130 seats and a Multimedia Centre of 26,000 sq ft with 110 seats have already been completed at the Bangalore centre.

    Name a facility and it will be there in Infosys campus. It is beautiful campus with awesome landscape, bird sanctuary, a boating area, a golf putting area,2-3 large food courts serving various dishes.

Infosys Achievements: 

    Some of major achievements of Infosys are listed below

  • First Indian company to be listed on NASDAQ
  • First company to be awarded the "National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance" conferred by the Government of India in 2000.
  • Rated Best Employer of India in a study by Business Today-Hewitt Associates in 2001.
  • First rank in the Business World's survey of "India's Most Respected Company" in 200

Bad side of Infosys… 


    Infosys, today, is said to be the largest owner of land among IT companies in India, and not everyone is happy about this. Last year, former prime minister H D Deve Gowda took on Infosys, leveling charges of 'land grabbing', accusing the company of doing little for Bangalore's growth as an IT hub.

    Infosys' global headquarters and campus at the Electronics City, Bangalore, is the world's single largest software development facility among IT services companies.

    Two software development blocks of 426,000 sq ft with 4,130 seats and a Multimedia Centre of 26,000 sq ft with 110 seats have already completed at the Bangalore centre.

    In addition, a software development block of 196,000 sq ft with 2,500 seats, a food court of 61,000 sq ft, an employee care centre of 264,000 sq ft and a multi-level car park of 310,000 sq ft are under construction. The existing capacity at the Infosys Bangalore campus comprises 20,84,836 sq ft with 14,465 seats

    It has acquired 300 acres of land near Sarjapur in Bangalore at market prices to build a second campus in the city. Bangalore, the company's largest centre, expected to seat 25,000 employees by March this year.

    In other places like Mangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai Infy has acquired lot of land from various villages thereby leaving the villagers in chaos.

Infosys Employee + SIMI:

   An employee of Infosys has been accused of 13 serial blasts in Jaipur that killed 60 people and injured 200, has led to the detention of an Infosys employee in Jaipur for alleged links to the Students Islamic Movement of India.

   Whatever may be the bad side of this company,it stands tall for its services provided for IT industry as well as society.

   Few snaps taken in the beautiful Infosys campus: Click Here To view!!!