Infosys Technologies has announced that the company has
won the prestigious Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises
(MAKE) Award for the year 2003.
panel of Global Fortune 500 senior executives and internationally
recognised knowledge management experts chose the 2003
Global MAKE winners. The sixth annual Global MAKE study
recognises Infosys for developing knowledge workers through
senior management leadership and maximising enterprise
is the only company founded and headquartered in India
that has been named among the Global Most Admired Knowledge
Enterprises. Other winners include Accenture, Amazon.com,
BP, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, McKinsey &
Company, Microsoft, Nokia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toyota
Motor and World Bank.
2002, Infosys had achieved the distinction of being the
only Indian company to have won the Asian MAKE award.
an independent Knowledge Management Research Company,
administers the MAKE programme. The MAKE research programme
consists of the annual Global MAKE study the international
benchmark for best practice knowledge organisations, and
similar studies at regional and national levels.
Rory Chase, the managing director of Teleos, says: "Organisations
like Infosys have been recognised as global leaders in
effectively transforming enterprise knowledge into wealth-creating
ideas, products and solutions. They are building portfolios
of intellectual capital and intangible assets which will
enable them to outperform their competitors in the future."
Infosys COO and deputy managing director Kris Gopalakrishnan:
"We are delighted to be ranked among the world's
Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises in the 2003 Global
MAKE study. At Infosys, knowledge management has helped
us connect people, bring together geographically dispersed
workgroups, and create an enduring culture of sharing
and caring. It has also provided us a platform for creative
and collaborative problem solving, and the means for creating
a symbiotic relationship between the individual and organisational
objectives for development."
Infosys principal knowledge manager Dr J K Suresh: "It
is with pleasure that we acknowledge the singular honour
of being ranked as one of the world's Most Admired Knowledge
Enterprises in the 2003 Global MAKE study, and bracketed
with the best of breed knowledge organisations in the
effort to provide genuine customer value is based on our
commitment to innovation and excellence in execution centred
on knowledge management in its many flavours. Given that
our customer provides the basic direction to these attributes,
the primary benefits of leveraging knowledge management
have been in ensuring that our customer's business does
better in smaller time frames and with a lower cost of