Wipro awarded IT infrastructure contract by RSA
Bangalore, India and London, United Kingdom - February 4, 2016: Leading international insurer, RSA, today announced a new seven-year partnership with Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to deliver its IT infrastructure requirements across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.
Wipro will be providing infrastructure as a service for mainframe, mid-range, storage, cloud and end user services in addition to a multilingual service desk for RSA employees in all the regions. This will enable pan-European standardisation, improved end-to-end responsibility and a platform for business-led collaboration. This agreement follows a 10-month sourcing programme, which included 20 bidders, and reflects RSA’s aim to drive benefits through the consolidation of services across its regional businesses.
Darren Price, Group CIO, RSA said, “We are delighted to partner with Wipro to provide our IT infrastructure needs across UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Throughout the selection process, Wipro was a front runner because of its technical excellence and customer centricity. This partnership is a major step forward in our Group technology strategy enabling us to provide a market-leading, agile, affordable and secure infrastructure platform which supports profitable growth and enables our digital future.”
Shaji Farooq, President & Chief Executive, BFSI, Wipro said, “We are excited to enter into this new partnership and will leverage our global expertise to help RSA maximize value from their infrastructure. We see this as a key enabler for RSA to achieve the desired business outcomes from their IT investments.”
Note: The deal was mentioned in Wipro Limited's Q3 FY15-16 financial results announcement press release dated January 18, 2016, for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, with a description of RSA but without naming the company.
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Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology.” By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 160,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
With a 300 year heritage, RSA is a multinational insurance group. RSA has operations in the UK & Ireland, Scandinavia, Canada, Latin American, Middle East and Russia and has the capability to write business in around 140 countries. Focusing on general insurance, RSA has around 18,500 employees and, in 2014, its net written premiums were £7.5 billion
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