Strategic alliance addresses local e-commerce market

Strategic alliance addresses local e-commerce market

Australian Web-developer xIBA Internetwork Business Architects (xIBA) and Indian software house Infosys have forged a strategic partnership in an attempt to address the Asia-Pacific's booming Internet and electronic commerce markets.

Adopting the off-shore global development model, the companies will utilise Infosys' software expertise and access to cheap labour and xIBA's front-end development expertise to deliver comprehensive and economical electronic business solutions to its clientele.

According to Peter Church, executive chairman of xIBA Australia, the two companies have been working on the deal for several months, "sharing ideas, developing concepts and defining designs" in order to come up with the best business and service model for the market.

"This partnership will benefit numerous customers in the Australian and Asia-Pacific markets who want to implement end-to-end e-commerce projects," he commented.

Sharing Church's enthusiasm, Phaneesh Murthy, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Infosys, said the alliance will give the companies a competitive advantage in addressing the local and regional markets.

"We are extremely pleased to have formed a partnership with xIBA. Its creative expertise and innovative approach to e-business will complement Infosys' global e-commerce practice," he said.

"We're looking forward to working with [it] on exciting Internet projects in Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific over the coming months."

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