Business Productivity Online Suite helps users achieve cost reductions of up to 50%
Bangalore, India - March 9, 2010:
Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that it has signed a Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) "Dedicated Advisor" agreement with Microsoft Corp. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mr. Suresh Vaswani, Jt. CEO Wipro's IT Business and Member of board, Wipro Ltd. and Mr. Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft Business Division.
This agreement allows Wipro to advise and enable its global enterprise customers to migrate to the BPOS cloud services by provisioning a range of professional services from "go-live" assessments to full migration and solution implementation accelerators. This Suite is a set of cloud-based applications for enterprises, and includes Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Microsoft Office Communications Online and Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange. Customers can choose any or all of the products from the suite, which will provide enterprise ready collaboration, content management, messaging and directory platform services, along with advisory, migration and maintenance services.
Wipro is developing Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Transformation Platform to help accelerate the migration to Microsoft technologies. By migrating to the Business Productivity Online Suite, enterprises will be able to achieve significant cost reductions, saving up to 50% for their customers while helping them becoming more agile and flexible.”Wipro has experience in platform migration capabilities that allow for faster implementation and help customers realize value much faster,” said Eron Kelly, senior director of product management at Microsoft. "With Business Productivity Online Suite and partners like Wipro, Microsoft is delivering a software-plus-services approach and collaboration solutions for customers in the cloud, focused on reducing costs for businesses while maintaining a great user experience, security and privacy.”
"Increasingly, customers are looking at driving a transformational agenda with reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and complete accountability of business outcome from their service providers, leading to the adoption of alternative models such as SaaS and Cloud. We believe these alternative asset-light models will help our customers move away from CAPEX to a pure OPEX business model,” said Deepak Jain, Sr. Vice President Technology Infrastructure Services, Wipro Technologies. "By adopting BPOS, Enterprises can get access to a feature rich Messaging and Collaboration Platform while lowering hardware, storage investments as well as lot of associated software investments."
As a dedicated BPOS advisor, Wipro will support its clients’ evaluation and adoption of BPOS, as part of Wipro’s transformation outsourcing services. These services include evaluation consulting, advisory services, migration and other value added services.
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 profitable 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.
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