Timeline of Infosys
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|Time period||Development summary||More details|
|1990s||In the mid-90s, Infosys sets up Strategic Business Units to encourage autonomy of operation and generate the next generation of business leaders.|
|Year||Month and date||Event type||Details|
|1981||" Infosys is established by N. R. Narayana Murthy and six engineers in Pune, India, with an initial capital of US$ 250. The company strikes its first outsourcing contract with Data Basics Corporation, New York." " Infosys is set up by N.R. Narayana Murthy and six other engineers in Pune, in western India, with initial capital of $250 mostly borrowed from their spouses."|
|1983||"Relocates corporate office to Bangalore." " Relocates corporate headquarters to southern Indian city of Bangalore, one of the first software companies to set up operations in the city that becomes India’s Silicon Valley."|
|1984||Infrastructure||Infosys imports the first computer to Bangalore.|
|1987||" Opens first off-shore office in Boston, U.S.A"|
|1991||Background||The Indian economy is liberalized. This would dramatically improve Infosys' fortunes.|
|1992||Infosys becomes the first Indian software house to operate an Offshore Software Development Center (OSDC) for General Electric.|
|1992||International expansion||Infosys opens its first international office in Boston.|
|1992||Infosys establishes its Quality department.|
|1992||December||The first 64kbps international private line for any company in India is established between Infosys' office in Boston and its headquarters in Bangalore.|
|1993||February||Financial||Infosys makes an initial public offer.|
|1993–2003||March 1993 – March 2003||Growth||Infosys perceives a compounded annual growth rate of 65% and its revenues jump from US$5 million to US$754 million.|
|1993||June||Financial||Infosys is listed on Indian stock exchanges.|
|1993||"Introduces Employee Stock Options (ESOP) programme, and also takes the plunge with an Initial Public Offering (IPO)." "Lists on Indian exchanges and is among first in India to introduce employee stock-option plan, a move to attract and retain talent."|
|1993||November||Infosys obtains the ISO 9001/TickIT certification. Within a week of the certification, work begins towards attaining Level 4 of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) instituted by the Software Engineering Institute.|
|1994||"Corporate headquarters shifted to new campus in Electronics City, Bangalore."|
|1994||Infosys moves corporate headquarters to Electronics City, Bangalore, and opens a Development Center at Fremont.|
|1994||Infosys launches its first Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP).|
|1995||" Forays into the European market by opening an office in the U.K. Global development centres are also set-up in Toronto and Mangalore."|
|1995||"Infosys opens its first European office in the United Kingdom and Global Development Centers in Toronto and Mangalore"|
|1995||The first video conference is held between Infosys' Boston and Bangalore offices.|
|1995||"Infosys sets up e-Business practice."|
|1996||" Infosys Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) wing, is established." "The Infosys Foundation is established"|
|1997||"Infosys opens an office in Toronto"|
|1998||"Starts Enterprise Solutions (packaged applications) practice." "Infosys starts enterprise solutions (packaged applications) practice."|
|1999||March||Infosys becomes the first India-registered company to be listed on NASDAQ.|
|1999||Recognition||Infosys becomes the 21st company worldwide to achieve a CMM Level 5 certification.|
|1999||"Infosys opens offices in Germany, Sweden, Belgium, Australia, and two development centers in the United States."|
|1999||"Infosys Business Consulting Services is launched."|
|1999||"Touches revenue of $100 million, and subsequently goes public in the U.S with a listing on NASDAQ. Infosys Business Consulting Services is launched." " Becomes first Indian company to list on Nasdaq , raising the profile of the Indian outsourcing industry in the United States."|
|1999||"Infosys makes its debut at n°6 on the BusinessWorld-Indica poll of India's most respected companies." The company is also voted India's most admired company in a survey conducted in the year.|
|2000||January||Training||Infosys formally establishes its Learning and Development Group (L&D).|
|2000||Partnership||Infosys and Microsoft announce a strategic global relationship.|
|2000||International expansion||Infosys opens offices in France and Hong Kong, a global development center in Canada and the United Kingdom, and three development centers in the United States.|
|2000||Financial||"Revenue doubles in the span of a year, touching $200 million."|
|2000||"Infosys relaunches Banks 2000, the universal banking solution from Infosys, as Finacle." "Infosys launches Finacle, an integrated core banking solution that leverages internet technologies to drive the operations of a bank."|
|2001||"Narayana Murthy is rated among Time Magazine/CNN's 25 most influential businessmen in the world. Rated best employer by Business World/Hewitt."|
|2001||International expansion||Infosys opens offices in the United Arab Emirates and Argentina, and a development center in Japan.|
|2002||"Nandan Nilekani takes over as CEO from Narayana Murthy." "Narayana Murthy hands over chief executive role to co-founder Nandan Nilekani. Murthy becomes chairman. Revenue reaches $500 million. Company launches back-office outsourcing services unit, Progeon."|
|2002||Infosys hires 15000 recruits in the year, compared to 250 in 1992.|
|2002||Infosys announces plans to set up its first disaster recovery cener in Mauritius.|
|2003||Infosys establishes subsidiaries in China and Australia.|
|2003||Infosys opens a Development Center in Thiruvananthapuram.|
|2003||December||Infosys acquires Expert Information Services, an IT service provider based in Australia, for US$23 million.|
|2004||Infosys is among sevem international companies, and the only Indian organization, chosen to be in the first annual list of "Top Brands with a Conscience".|
|2004||The Learning&Development Group is combined with the Infosys Leadership Institute, which offers managerial and leadership training.|
|2004||April||Infosys Consulting Inc. is formed.|
|2004||July||Infosys launches Campus Connect, as an industry-academia partnership, with the purpose to empower engineering colleges to produce "industry-ready" recruits.|
|2004||Partnership||"Microsoft and Infosys announce a US$8 million IT transformation initiative, designed to help clients improve business performance and build competitive advantage"|
|2004||"Annual revenue touches $1 billion for the first time. Infosys Consulting Inc. is launched."|
|2005||" Launches offer of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) against existing local shares in $1 billion deal, at the time the biggest conversion of Indian shares into ADRs."|
|2005||Training||Infosys opens its Global Education Centre (GEC) in Mysore.|
|2006||"Riding on the demand for outsourcing, annual revenue doubles to $2 billion in 23 months. It had taken the company 23 years to get to the first billion in revenues. Narayana Murthy retires on turning 60. He continues as Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys."|
|2006||March||Fortune magazine visits Infisys GEC and reports that gaining admission to the "Taj Mahal of training centers" is harder than getting into Harvard, with only 1% of applicants being selected at Infosys from over 1.3 million, as opposed to 9% of Harvard.|
|2006||"Murthy steps down as chairman after 25 years at the helm of the firm after reaching the company’s retirement age of 60, continues as non-executive chairman and mentor."|
|2006||July||Recognition||Infosys is included in the NASDAQ Global Select Market, a new market tier with the highest listing standards in the world.|
|2007||"Kris Gopalakrishnan takes over as CEO. Mr. Nilekani is appointed Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors." " Infosys co-founder and chief operating officer Kris Gopalakrishnan takes over as chief executive from Nilekani, who takes up the role of co-chairman."|
|2007||Infosys receives over 1.3 million applications and hires fewer than 3% of applicants.|
|2007||Financial||Infosys surpasses US$3 billion in revenues. Staff grows to over 70,000.|
|2008||"Announces $700 million-plus bid to acquire British consulting firm Axon, but drops out of race after smaller domestic rival HCL Technologies makes a higher offer."|
|2008||Financial||Infosys perceives revenues of at least US$4.18 billion and annual net profits of at least US$1 billion.|
|2009||"The chief executive of Infosys’s back-office outsourcing arm, Amitabh Chaudhry, quits in rare departure by senior official. Company’s headcount surpasses 100,000. Co-chairman Nandan Nilekani resigns to join Indian government to launch nationwide biometric identity card programme." "Employee strenght grows to over 100000"|
|2009||Recognition||"Infosys is selected as a member of The Global Dow"|
|2009||December||Acquisition||Infosys acquires McCamish Systems, a U.S. insurance and financial services provider, for US$ 38 million.|
|2010||Financial||" Infosys crosses $5 billion revenue mark."|
|2010||Training||Infosys' GEC II (Global Education Centre) is innaugurated, increasing capacity to develop 14,000 employees simultaneously.|
|2010||"Microsoft signs a partnership worth US$ 189 million over three years, with a possible expansion to US$ 240 million."|
|2011||" A boardroom reshuffle sees Narayana Murthy hand over chairmanship to K.V. Kamath while S.D. Shibulal, the incumbent COO, takes over as the CEO and MD from Kris Gopalakrishnan. Narayana Murthy becomes Chairman Emeritus." "Co-founder and chief operating officer S.D. Shibulal named chief executive and his predecessor becomes executive co-chairman. Murthy retires as non-executive chairman and veteran banker K.V. Kamath, an independent director of Infosys, takes over as non-executive chairman. Board member and human resources chief T.V. Mohandas Pai quits."|
|2011||" Says received a subpoena from a grand jury in a U.S. district court that requires the company to provide certain documents and records related to B1 business visas. B1 business visas allow companies to send their employees to the United States for short-term business purposes."|
|2012||January||Acquisition||Infosys acquires Portland Group, an Australian strategic sourcing and category management provider, for AUD 37 million.|
|2012||Recognition||Infosys is ranked by Forbes among the most innovative companies.|
|2012||"Heads of its business units serving the finance and manufacturing sectors swap jobs, a sign that both are contenders to take the chief executive’s post when it opens in 2015."|
|2012||"2012 - Says it has been told by the U.S. Attorney’s office that it and some staff are targets of investigation over its sponsorship and use of short-term U.S. business visas."|
|2012||September||Acquisition||Infosys acquires Lodestone Holding AG, a Swiss management consultancy provider, for US$345 million.|
|2012||"Says under scrutiny from U.S. Department of Homeland Security for likely errors in employer eligibility documents of its staff working in the United States."|
|2014||" Vishal Sikka replaces Mr. Shibulal as the first non co-founder CEO. The board of directors hike the dividend pay-out ratio to up to 40% of post-tax profits. Four of the company's co-founders sell shares worth $1.1 billion, cashing in on gains accrued after the stock value surged 20% since Mr. Sikka’s appointment. In December 2014, the company gifts Apple iPhone 6s smartphones to top 3,000 employees in a bid to curb the high rates of attrition in the software industry."|
|2014||July||"In July 2014, Infosys started a product subsidiary called EdgeVerve Systems, focusing on enterprise software products for business operations, customer service, procurement and commerce network domains."|
|2015||" Infosys acquires Panaya Inc., Skava and Noah Consulting LLC. The company pledges $250 million to its 'Innovate in India' fund to foster fledgling start-ups. In February 2015, the Infosys board more than doubles Mr. Sikka's compensation to $11 million. Rajeev Bansal, CFO, resigns to join cab-aggregator, Ola. His severance pay is set at ₹23.02 crore."|
|2015||March||Acquisition||Infosys acquires Israeli automation technology provider Panaya, for US$200 million.|
|2015||April||Acquisition||Infosys acquires U.S. digital experience solutions provider Skava, for US$120 million.|
|2015||November||Acquisition||Infosys acquires U.S. information management consulting services Noah-Consulting, for US$70 million.|
|2016||Financial|| " Annual revenue touches $10 billion.
Infosys Foundation USA collaborates with National Science Foundation and DonorsChoose.org to chart a public-private-community model for promoting computer science education, and digital literacy.
In a board meeting, only 23.57% votes are cast in favour of Mr. Sikka remaining as CEO. Mr. Bansal's disproportionately high severance pay is questioned by market analysts. In September 2016, Infosys announces the cessation of the release of the residual amount of ₹17.38 crore in Mr. Bansal's severance package, after the founders expressed displeasure at how the situation was handled."
|2017||April||Acquisition||Infosys acquires U.S. software company Skytree.|
|2017||August||Acquisition||Infosys acquires UK digital product and customer experience studio Brilliant Basics, for GBP 7.5 million.|
|2018||October||Acquisition||Infosys acquires Finnish Salesforce partner Fluido Oy for EUR 65 million.|
|2019||January||Acquisition||Infosys acquires U.S. advertising and creative strategy services provider WongDoody, for US$75 million.|
|2019||March||"On March 29, 2019, its market capitalization was $46.52 billion."|
|2019||March||As of date, Infosys has a total of 228,123 employees, out of which 37% are women. Out of its total workforce, 79% are software professionals, 16% are working in its BPM arm and remaining 5% work for support and sales.|
|2019||April||Acquisition||Infosys acquires Netherlands-based mortage services provider Stater N.V., for EUR 127.5 million.|
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