Becomes Platinum Partner member in the Oracle Partner Network
Bangalore, India - September 8, 2010:
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) and Oracle today announced an expansion of their existing partnership aimed at enhancing development and implementation of best-in-class solutions for customers.
Wipro joins Oracle as a Platinum partner, an elite level of the Oracle PartnerNetwork. This recognition is a reflection of Wipro’s comprehensive “rack to stack” capabilities across the Oracle portfolio of products. Oracle had announced a new partner program called OPN (Oracle PartnerNetwok) Specialized during Oracle OpenWorld last year to help customers identify partners with significant product knowledge, those who made an investment in Oracle and a continuing commitment to deliver Oracle solutions.
“Today’s announcement underscores Wipro’s dedication to expand its Oracle services practice worldwide and to add new dimensions to our already very strong relationship with Oracle.” said Arup Chakraborti, Global Head Oracle Alliance, Wipro Technologies. “The partnership will help us provide superior value to our customers and foster growth of their business”.
“With OPN Specialized, Customers and Oracle can formally identify Oracle partners and SIs who have invested time and resources to develop significant expertise in Oracle’s products and solutions”, said Andy Bailey, Senior Vice President, Worldwide System Integrator Alliances, Oracle. “Platinum partners are recognized for their expertise in a broad range of products and technology, and receive dedicated support from Oracle. Wipro has proved its expertise and competency in Oracle products with its consistent commitment to support customers.”
Wipro as a Platinum partner and a global system integrator would get an opportunity to work with Oracle on joint solution development and marketing opportunities, and would receive dedicated Oracle support and significant advantages through Oracle University led training.
About the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.
To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application management, and datacenter managed services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.
Wipro also has a strong presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.
For more information, please visit our website at www.wipro.com
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Wipro at Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld conference attendees are invited to attend a presentation to be given by N. S. Bala, Senior Vice President- Manufacturing Industry SBU, Wipro Technologies, titled “Manufacturing 2010: On the road to recovery” with John Barcus,Vice President,Oracle Manufacturing Industry Business Unit September 20, 2010 - Monday, from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in InterContinental Hotel, InterContinental Ballroom A
Attendees of Oracle OpenWorld 2010 are also invited to visit Wipro Technologies in booth 1621, where they’ll be exhibiting during the show
For more information on Wipro in Oracle OpenWorld 2010 please go to www.wipro.com/oow10
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