Technologies Limited) is an Indian
multinational provider of business consulting,
technology, engineering, and outsourcing
It is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Infosys is the third-largest India-based IT
services company by 2012 revenues. Of this
In 2009, Infosys collected 1.2% of its
income from the domestic Indian market.
Infosys was co-founded in 1981 by N. R.
Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S.
Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D.
Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora.
The company was incorporated as "Infosys
Consultants Pvt Ltd.“
Infosys has 67 offices between the US, India,
China, Australia, Japan, Middle East, UK,
Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands,
In 1999, Infosys achieved Capability Maturity
Model level 5 certification
Its efforts to distribute knowledge within the
company began with the establishment of
Education and Research Department in the year
1991 and the scope of the department grew with the
launch of intranet.
A fully fledged KM program began in 1999 with the
launch of K-shop. Through K-shop, knowledge
generated in each project across the global
operations of Infosys was captured.
A P2P Knowledge Management System (P2PKMS) taps into the knowledge existing on a user’s
“At Infosys, Knowledge
Management is central to
our core strategy of
value to customers and
enabling their business
growth. KM has helped us
develop a pervasive
culture of beneficent
- Nandan M Nilekani
Description in brief of KM in
Aim- To move towards a "Learn Once, Use
Objectivesa)To minimise the efforts scattered in redoing
learning that has already happened
b) Ensuring that Infosys employees
(Infoscions) in contact with the customer
have the collective and organized knowledge
of the Infosys with them.
Goal- Delivering all organisational learning to
benefit the customer.
Strategy- Knowledge Management Maturity
Vision - globally respected knowledge leader
Mission- To ensure that all the organisational
learning is leveraged in delivering business
advantage to the customer.
Challengea. External Customer benefited through KM.
b. Empowerment through knowledge.
Infosys is essentially in knowledge intensive
business. Up gradation of knowledge and
history of evolution of further versions has its
Key determinants of Success are ability to
leverage know how, innovation and
reputation of the organisation as well as the
'Balance Score Card' approach has gained
has helped us
External structure initiatives from customers,
Internal structure initiatives: Depends on the
leadership qualities of CKO and KM Mentor,
initiatives: Individual Tacit
knowledge must be stimulated and tapped
Key constituents of KM Strategy:
b. Process, and
An integrated KM strategies are used in
Information System (IS) Group
Education and Research (E & R). These people
lead KM strategy with the motto of "We help
Infoscions make learning a way of life".
It taps into the knowledge existing on a user’s
machine. Each machine is considered a peer.
It participates in a decentralized knowledge
Multiple ad-hoc knowledge communities are
created without any central control or
Knowledge Management Maturity
To achieve KM success significant changes
a. In the working culture,
b. In the Processes of the organisation, and
c. System in the organisation.
The purpose of this model is to act as a
mechanism to focus, and help prioritize,
efforts to raise the level of KM maturity
This model Consists of 5 maturity levels:
Sparsh- The Intranet – (CIP) The
Central Information Portal
Home page consists of Official policies, and
documentation, Press Releases and Articles, Web
Based In house information system.
Email: Every Infoscions has access to support,
bulletin boards for official announcements as well as
technical and personal queries.
It is developed and deployed (installed) on the
It has access to various courses (programs) whose
contents have also been developed by the Infoscions.
Discussion Forum: For Questions and Answers
related to various courses.
Several tutorials are there online, purchased legally.
Benefits of KM in INFOSYS
Profit improvement and making money through
Increase in share value in India and abroad.
Asset and infrastructure enhancement.
Knowledgeable and Wise Infoscions are long
term asset for Infosys.
Improved Infosys brand name, as it provides
end-to-end solutions to its clients.
Employee involvement and organisation
belongingness among them, talent retentions
through employee job satisfaction.
Continuous improvement in the customer
Infosys is able to beat the competitors with
riding high on the KM instead of business
Increase in customer loyalty through
Faster Innovation is made possible.
KM has provided seamless information flow
among all the stake holders increasing the
Future needs and
Knowledge Preservation in the fast
technology obsolescence era has
become a major challenge.
Up gradation of knowledge as well as its
storage devices and technologies has to
be up dated from time to time.
In the knowledge explosion era, Infosys has
achieved excellence in all the fields only
through continuous learning and knowledge
management. It must think beyond competition
and accept the multiple challenges in the world
through wise and knowledgeable Infoscions
thereby bringing complete paradigm shift in the
world through Knowledge Management motto of
Infosys 'learn once and use anywhere'.