Microsoft CEO inks deals with Infosys and Wipro

Software giant Microsoft Corp. signed software partnerships Monday with India’s leading outsourcing firms, Infosys Technologies Ltd. and Wipro Ltd., and stepped up plans to hire more programmers in India.

The deals will enable Infosys and Wipro to use Microsoft technologies to build software for their clients.Infosys and Microsoft said they would together invest $8 million in the new venture, while Wipro, which also concluded a similar deal, declined to specify the investment.

“I am excited with what is going on here in India,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told reporters after signing the deals.

News source: eWeek


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