Profile: Infosys - fostering resilience through digital
Offering a comprehensive suite of digitally-aware services for practically every major industry, Infosys is a partner for navigating digital tech.
Currently helping SSE Energy progress to new areas of digital development that will directly benefit its customers, Infosys has a close working relationship with SSE and always seeks out ways to excel in its services. The level of its commitment goes beyond standard collaboration and is synergistic to a degree of true partnership.
Infosys is currently enabling the digital transformation journey of clients in 46 countries; the company possesses over 38 years of experience and serves 1,411 customers via over 242,000 well-trained employees.
Recognised last year by being placed in the top three of Forbes’ ‘World’s Best Regarded Companies’ list, Infosys is truly a leader in its field.
Congratulating each and every one of the workers who uphold Infosys’ values across its global enterprise, Salil Parekh, CEO, stated, “This recognition is a testimony of our long lasting values and continuous pursuit of excellence towards making our clients successful.”
A partner for digital
The company’s services can be broken down into five broad categories:
- Experience: Digital marketing, digital commerce, digital interactions and digital workplace services.
- Insight: AI & automation and data analytics.
- Innovate: Blockchain, engineering services and internet of things (IoT).
- Accelerate: Agile & DevOps, cloud, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, digital supply chain and more.
- Assure: Cybersecurity and testing.
In addition, the company offers a variety of platforms to suit a diverse range of needs, including:
- Finacle: an industry-leading digital banking solution developed by EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, which empowers customers with a seamless experience and insight-driven interactions.
- Nia: a tool to simplify the AI journey and provide industrial automation deployment to accelerate efficiency and positive business outcomes.
- Wingspan: providing insights, learning and talent transformation to maximise employee potential.
Finding solutions to problems
A company which keeps up with the latest challenges in the market and thinks of practical solutions, Infosys’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that this attitude also extends to society’s problems too:
“Infosys Foundation has always supported the needs of the country in difficult situations and we will continue to work with governments, non-profits, and healthcare institutions in their fight against this global pandemic,” said Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation.
“All our efforts will be targeted towards ensuring that the relief material reaches the people who need it the most, whether it is a patient who cannot afford treatment, our healthcare personnel, or daily-wage workers whose livelihood has been severely impacted.”
Parekh concluded by adding that combatting COVID-19 would require strong leadership and collaboration around the world, urging everyone to do there part in its resolution.
“At such a time, it is imperative for businesses to join hands with the governments, civil society, as well as healthcare institutions to support the communities we live and serve in. Infosys Foundations, both in India and in the USA, are extending their resources and technological capabilities to help people who are most impacted by this pandemic.”
The Online Safety Bill: What is it and what does it mean?
New internet laws will be published today in the UK in the draft Online Safety Bill to protect children online and tackle some of the worst abuse on social media, including racist hate crimes.
The draft legislation, which was previously known as the Online Harms Bill, has been two years in the making. Some new additions to the bill include provisions to tackle online scams, such as romance fraud and fake investment opportunities.
What does it include?
The draft Bill includes changes to put an end to harmful practices and brings in a new era of accountability and protections for democratic debate, including:
New additions to strengthen people’s rights to express themselves freely online, while protecting journalism and democratic political debate in the UK.
Further provisions to tackle prolific online scams such as romance fraud, which have seen people manipulated into sending money to fake identities on dating apps.
Social media sites, websites, apps and other services hosting user-generated content or allowing people to talk to others online must remove and limit the spread of illegal and harmful content such as child sexual abuse, terrorist material and suicide content.
Ofcom will be given the power to fine companies failing in a new duty of care up to £18 million or ten per cent of annual global turnover, whichever is higher, and have the power to block access to sites.
A new criminal offence for senior managers has been included as a deferred power. This could be introduced at a later date if tech firms don’t step up their efforts to improve safety.
Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “Today the UK shows global leadership with our groundbreaking laws to usher in a new age of accountability for tech and bring fairness and accountability to the online world.
“We will protect children on the internet, crack down on racist abuse on social media, and through new measures to safeguard our liberties, create a truly democratic digital age.
The draft Bill will be scrutinised by a joint committee of MPs before a final version is formally introduced to Parliament.