Infosys eyes raising share of domestic biz to 3% by 2015
Sep 01 2013
Infosys's domestic business accounted for about 2.6 per cent or Rs 9,616 crore in the June quarter, and most of this came from government contracts.
"By 2015, I would be happy if this (the share of local business to the overall revenue) could become 3-4 per cent. At the same time, I know my colleagues will also grow, so I would say it will be a tough task, but realistically it should be 3 per cent," Infosys domestic business unit head C N Raghupathi told PTI.
Infosys has about 50 domestic clients, but close to 70-80 per cent of its local business comes from the public sector.
The domestic unit has about 1,500 people and counts the Income Tax department, the Railways, India Post and the Corporate Affairs Ministry as its clients.
But going forward, the company plans to increase its focus on the private sector and this added revenue should come from them, he said.
Explaining the rationale for the shift in focus, Raghupathi said, "The IT projects in the government sector have their own nuances. These are long durational and transformational projects.
"While these are good and we are proud to be a part of nation-building, we also need a mix of projects which get done faster. Its just about increasing our focus on the private sector."
The idea is to have an equal mix-from the government and the private sector, Raghupathi said.