Infosys, IPsoft ink pact

Infosys, IPsoft ink pact Mumbai: Autonomic IT services provider IPsoft on Monday said it has partnered with country's second largest software services firm Infosys.

Autonomic computing refers to self-managing features of computing resources, adapting to unpredictable changes while hiding intrinsic complexity to users.

IPsoft's autonomics platform 'IPcenter', together with managed services from Infosys, will help reduce costs of IT operations and generate greater value for clients, a company statement said.

IPcenter delivers self-learning and self-healing systems to automate recurring manual IT tasks, and substantially reduce human intervention, it added.

"Autonomics-driven services can bring to IT support and maintenance the kind of productivity gains that robotics brought to the manufacturing industry," IPsoft CEO Chetan Dube said.

The partnership will bring to market a powerful new strategy to accelerate business outcome-based sourcing and free-up critical resources otherwise engaged in managing routine tasks, it added.

Under the partnership, IPsoft and Infosys will collaborate to set up an Autonomics Center of Excellence and an Autonomics Lab at the Infosys Global Education Center in Mysore.

The centre will focus on developing technical competencies and training of Infosys employees in this discipline. It will also develop proofs of concept and design autonomics solutions for clients.

Infosys plans to train over 5,000 employees on IPcenter in the coming months, it said.

"We believe autonomics can help enterprises balance shrinking IT budgets and expanding demand for business enablement. We are confident that our partnership with IPsoft will help us deliver greater returns on our clients' IT investments," Infosys Senior Vice President and Global Head of Business IT Services (BITS) Chandrashekar Kakal said.

PTI