Infosys and Intel announce collaboration to accelerate AI adoption for global enterprises


In a significant development poised to transform the landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) integration across industries, Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY) and Intel, two titans in the digital services and computing innovation sectors, respectively, have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership. This collaboration aims to provide global enterprises with advanced AI solutions, fostering a shift towards more cost-effective, performance-driven, and responsible business operations.

At the heart of this partnership is the integration of Infosys Topaz, an AI-first suite of services, solutions, and platforms designed to fast-track the business value for enterprises through generative AI technologies. Infosys will incorporate Intel’s cutting-edge technologies, including Intel Xeon processors, Intel Gaudi accelerators, Intel Core Ultra Processors, and software from Intel’s future generation products. This move is strategically aimed at enabling customers to seamlessly integrate Gen AI into their business models while adhering to the evolving AI regulatory frameworks.

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Furthermore, Infosys commits to enhancing its workforce capabilities by leveraging Intel AI training assets. This initiative aims to upskill Infosys employees on Intel’s product portfolio, equipping them with the requisite generative AI expertise to serve a broad network of global customers across various industries effectively.

Balakrishna D.R. (Bali), the Executive Vice President, Global Services Head, AI and Industry Verticals at Infosys, highlighted the company’s dedication to an AI-first strategy. “Infosys has embraced an AI-first strategy to deliver advanced AI services to clients seeking to unlock significant business value across their operations. The Infosys Topaz offerings and solutions seamlessly complement Intel’s core stack and its ‘AI Everywhere’ strategy. By combining our strengths, we are helping enterprises on their journey to become AI-first and accelerate business value with our industry-leading AI solutions,” he remarked.

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From Intel’s perspective, Christoph Schell, the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, emphasized the collaboration’s focus on competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and quick time-to-value AI solutions. “Customers and developers are looking for competitive TCO and time-to-value AI solutions to scale and win. Our approach in bringing AI everywhere is by supporting an open AI software ecosystem and accelerating the adoption of Intel Xeon and Gaudi accelerators for Gen AI use cases. We believe our collaboration with Infosys and local ISVs is a huge opportunity for us to develop software and tools which can help drive Intel-based technology adoption and reduce the overall TCO for our customers,” Schell stated.

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This expanded partnership between Infosys and Intel is not just a mere collaboration but a strategic move that signifies the growing importance of AI in shaping future businesses. By leveraging Intel’s advanced technologies and Infosys’s expertise in delivering AI-first solutions, this alliance is set to offer global enterprises the tools and knowledge necessary to integrate AI into their operations effectively. It represents a pivotal step towards the realization of an AI-first strategy in business, ensuring that companies remain competitive, cost-effective, and innovative in an increasingly digital world.

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