Apple seems to be extending their partnership to two main IT companies in India. We hear Apple chief information officer (CIO) Niall O’Connor had talks with Infosys and Wipro, in upping the outsourcing of software development, testing and internal IT operations in the country.
Both the companies are trying to ink a contract with the Cupertino based company as they consider it “as a badge of honor”. In addition, the companies recognize the importance of a secure source of income that will get through Apple, by satisfying the software design standards.
Currently, Apple is reported as having about a $100 million work deal with the Indian companies. They want to amplify the current money invested in outsourcing to India four-fold.
Back in 2006, the company had started a development center in Bangalore, which was shut quickly after few months. Meanwhile, the news of an IT sector slow down in the West is also considered as a reason for increasing the ties with Indian companies.
Compared with the outsourcing deals with General Electric (GE), the companies will desire Apple due to the high profitability and quality of work. Other than GE, Microsoft, Oracle, Dell, HP, AT&T wireless, Rand McNally and many more now have outsourcing deals with Indian companies.
Additionally, Apple maintains good relationships with the companies they are partnered with. One of the best examples is the Foxconn, where the Cupertino based company has investigated and provided support to perk up the working conditions at the plants that assemble their products. The companies, thereby, will be more interested in entering into outsourcing deals with Apple in the coming days. What do you think of Apple’s latest plans?