– Microsoft outsourcing internal IT services to India

I hope this isn’t a restart of a trend to outsource overseas…

Microsoft and Infosys today announced that they have come to a three year agreement to manage Microsoft’s internal IT services. The specific services included in the deal include technical assistance and management of software applications, devices, and databases. The agreement covers over 450 locations through 104 countries.

Located in Bangalore, India, Infosys already collaborates with Microsoft in certain areas, but today’s new three year IT deal will further extend that relationship. Microsoft’s IT department currently employs about 5,000 people around the world and it is not yet clear how it will affect their employment. Financial terms were also not disclosed. – Microsoft outsourcing internal IT services to India.