House of Fraser brings in Infosys to 'transform' IT

Retailer partners with Infosys after hiring CIO Uday Kotla from the Indian service provider

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Infosys has been awarded a multi-year contract by House of Fraser to "transform" its multichannel business and core IT infrastructure. 

The programme, which will include using the cloud, will be designed to provide end consumers a "seamless shopping experience", and will "drive operational efficiencies and quicker time to market", said House of Fraser.

House of Fraser - which was acquired by Sanpower Group China last year - recently announced Uday Kotla as its CIO. Prior to joining House of Fraser, Kotler was global head of technology consulting at new supplier Infosys - responsible for enterprise architecture, IT strategy and digital initiatives at customers including Walmart, Adidas and Tesco. 

Infosys, now a globally preferred partner for Sanpower Group, will work with House of Fraser as it taps into the fast growing fashion retail market in China.

Frank Slevin, chairman of House of Fraser, said: “This programme will help us realise faster time to market as we adopt new and advanced technologies to enhance our multichannel business. 

"The benefits from this programme will also allow us to achieve our business goals as we go global. We look forward to building a long term strategic relationship with Infosys.”

Rangarajan Vellamore, CEO of Infosys China, said: “We are excited about this partnership with Sanpower Group and House of Fraser. This win reinforces our strategy to collaborate with large Chinese conglomerates going global."

House of Fraser has 60 stores across the UK and Ireland and began its business in Glasgow back in 1849. 

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