Wipro Rated as a No.1 Global Engineering and R&D service provider by Zinnov
Retains Leadership Position for the Fifth Consecutive Year
Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey - December 2, 2014: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it has been ranked as a leader in the 'Global R&D Service Providers (GSPR) Rating 2014' by Zinnov Management Consulting. Wipro's Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services have been rated at No.1 position measured by 'scale, client spread and vertical coverage' and has been placed in the leadership zone across multiple industry segments.
Zinnov is a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm that helps companies globalize their R&D / Product Engineering activities. Zinnov's report titled "Global R&D Service Providers (GSPR) Rating 2014" is an annual study to assist business leaders spearheading global engineering initiatives to make the right decisions in the selection of their outsourcing partners across the world. It has comprehensively analyzed more than 50 companies in the ER&D space.
Zinnov's GSPR 2014 study has also recognized Wipro as a leader in eight industries - Automotive, Computing Peripherals & Storage, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Software, Enterprise Software, Medical Devices, Semiconductors and Telecommunications. The study analyzed responses from participants across key parameters like human capital, product development capabilities, financials, ecosystem linkages, infrastructure & innovation/IP creation, non-linear strategy, lab infrastructure and customer relationships.
"Wipro is undoubtedly a leader in the Product Engineering and R&D services space. With continuous demonstration of capability over decades, Wipro is a true Engineering partner for its customers across verticals. Through its significant investments in IoT, Lab infrastructure, IP/Solutions we believe that Wipro is probably the best equipped service provider to address the Engineering needs of tomorrow," said Sundararaman Viswanathan, Associate Director - Consulting, Zinnov.
Vasudevan Aghoramoorthy, Vice President, Product Engineering Services, Wipro Ltd. said, "This recognition by Zinnov reinforces Wipro's leadership position in ER&D services. It reaffirms our continued effort to create value for our customers through innovation and strong partner ecosystems. Our leadership across wide spectrum of industries is a reflection of the confidence our clients have in us and it is a testimonial of our focus in Engineering and R&D services."
N S Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing and Hi-Tech, Wipro Ltd. said, "We are delighted to be positioned as a leader in the Hi-Tech vertical by Zinnov. It is a validation of our renewed focus, strategic investments, emphasis on innovation and strong customer centricity. Our focus will be to continue to create business value for our customers by delivering high impact solutions that are aligned to shifts in the industry."
ER&D services have always been a forte for Wipro. Wipro focuses on value creation and helps customers quickly address market opportunities with solutions for the connected world. While customers benefit from creation of intelligent systems and efficient engineering & manufacturing process solutions, product compliance and certification labs ensure rigorous testing to minimize post-deployment defects, thus reducing the total cost of ownership for customers.
About Wipro Ltd.
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" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 140,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
Founded in 2002, Zinnov - meaning Zeal in Innovation - is a leading Globalization and Market Expansion Advisory firm, with specialization in areas such as Global Sourcing, Emerging Markets Expansion, Human Capital Optimization, Small & Medium Businesses, Innovation, Cloud Computing and Enterprise Mobility. Zinnov offers advisory services to global leaders in business and technology and works collectively with them to tackle prevailing organizational challenges by analyzing changing dynamics, improving performance, and building institutional capability. The services delivered to its clients through advanced reasoning and analytical techniques, provides solutions help in integrating organizational vision, business definition and processes. Visit us at www.zinnov.com. To request information, contact Karthik Ananth at email@example.com
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