Indian IT major Infoys bags three-year Microsoft outsourcing deal

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Melbourne, Apr. 14 (ANI): India's Infosys Technologies has bagged a three-year IT outsourcing deal with technology giant Microsoft that covers 104 countries.Infosys will manage Microsoft's global internal IT services including helpdesk, desk-side services, IT infrastructure and applications support, reports The Australian.

The value of the deal was not disclosed, but analysts believe it could be worth more than 100 million dollars.

Infosys says it will run Microsoft's in-house services for applications, devices and databases in 450 locations. It has partnered with Unisys to provide global desk-side support and service desk services.

It's no secret Microsoft has been on a cost-cutting drive due to dwindling sales in several major divisions. By mid-2010, the software giant is expected to have completed plans to layoff 5000 workers, a move aimed at saving 1.5 billion US dollars annually. It is unclear whether the Infosys deal will lead to more retrenchments. (ANI)

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