Wipro and Microsoft expands their strategic alliance

Published Date
22 - Apr - 2008
| Last Updated
22 - Apr - 2008
 
Wipro and Microsoft expands their strategic alliance

Wipro and Microsoft announced the opening of two Wipro Centers of Excellence to showcase Microsoft technologies at Wipro's facilities in Bangalore and Mysore

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro and Microsoft Corporation announced the expansion of their strategic alliance and the opening of two Wipro Centers of Excellence to showcase Microsoft technologies at Wipro's facilities in Bangalore and Mysore. The state-of-the-art centers will provide customers with an informative and interactive experience where they can envision and evaluate specific business and industry-based scenario solutions. Stephen Elop, president, Microsoft Business Division and Jeff Raikes, president at Microsoft (former president of Microsoft Business Division) took part in the symbolic tree planting ceremony with Suresh Vaswani, president, Global IT Service Lines, Wipro Technologies and Girish Paranjape, president, Finance Solutions, Wipro Technologies to mark the formal launch of the centers during their visit to Bangalore today.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Bangalore, Stephen Elop said, "This strategic alliance will enable our customers to take full advantage of Microsoft's technologies along with Wipro's unique approach to business systems implementation. We believe the combination of Microsoft Unified Communications software and Wipro's industry solutions will redefine the way companies communicate with their customers and within their own organizations."

Wipro will also expand to cover new geographies with Microsoft in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), while at the same time accelerating growth within North America, Europe and India. This is in line with Wipro's growing presence in these markets and their commitment to the Microsoft platform.

"We are delighted to take our alliance with Microsoft to the next level. Wipro's endeavor has always been to deliver innovative and cost effective solutions to our customers. This alliance will help us achieve this by enhancing our core competence in Global Delivery and development of new tools, methodologies and processes. Our early and deep access to Microsoft's technology portfolio will also enable us to deliver transformational services and solutions on next generation architectures," said Suresh Vaswani, president, Global IT service lines, Wipro Technologies.

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