Infosys collaborates with Australia’s NICTA for research on hard technology problems

Infotech Lead Asia:Infosys has signed a joint research collaboration agreement with Australia’s premier ICT research organization NICTA  to tackle the hard technology problems facing businesses today.“Innovation across borders is essential to accelerate the pace of world prosperity,” said N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Infosys, at an announcement ceremony at NICTA’s 8th Techfest technology showcase, held at Parliament House in Canberra.

The collaboration aims to modernize aging technology. Logistics departments could find faster, greener transport routes. ‘Agile’ techniques previously used for software development could be adapted to accelerate the definition and solution of business challenges.

N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder, Infosys

The partnership focuses on “platformizing” software applications, improving methodologies used to define business problems, cloud resiliency and privacy preserving techniques, and optimization in infrastructure and disaster management, logistics and smart grids to take advantage of Big Data and other emerging technologies.

Platformization research includes the development of new techniques to harvest software architectures, functions and processes from existing large code bases to speed up the development of new systems, especially for cloud based platforms.

“This partnership is a great vote of confidence in NICTA’s research capabilities and ensures it will stay at the cutting edge of technology development in the years ahead. It also demonstrates Australia’s strength as a leading digital economy,” said Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

“NICTA is proud to work with a world-renowned business and technology services company like Infosys, and this is proof that NICTA has emerged as a powerhouse in ICT research, “ said NICTA CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte.  “This collaboration will provide Infosys with access to NICTA’s world-class researchers, and provide NICTA with access to real world technology problems and a path to impact.”

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