India’s Infosys bags $100 million Microsoft deal

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.

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, reports The Australian.

It is unclear whether the Infosys deal will lead to more retrenchments.

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