Bangalore, India - November 10, 2010:
Award is in recognition of solutions providing high business value, leveraging Microsoft Technology
Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that Wipro has been awarded the Microsoft Platform Modernization Award for Sales for 2010. The coveted award is the highest recognition for technology transformation and is awarded to partners who create a significant impact in the market place in transforming customer applications from competing platforms to Microsoft. Wipro received the award at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this year.
Speaking about the award to Wipro, Larry Orecklin, VP - Enterprise Sales at Microsoft said, “Wipro's significant achievement in creating a winning proposition for transforming customer legacy applications to the modern Microsoft application platform has been recognized through this award. Our partnership with Wipro is helping our mutual customers address their business challenges of reducing costs and increasing agility.”
“This recognition brings into spotlight, our commitment to technology driven business transformation for our customers. Our Microsoft Technology Services has high maturity and depth of experience in the area of collaboration, cloud and platform transformation. This has enabled us to consistently deliver the very best value to our clients in all industries.” said Srinivas Pallia, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Business Technology Services, Wipro Technologies. “We believe this is validated by the success we have had in delivering high business impact from IT for our global clients, like Shell” said Srinivas.
Jerome Welch, Middleware Support Manager, Shell IT International said, “Our long term partnership with Wipro has definitely helped Shell to optimize operations and streamline business processes, effectively leveraging middleware technology in IT. Wipro has worked with us for various Microsoft Technologies (BizTalk, SSIS and Sharepoint) as part of Middleware Services and Applications Support for Global Functions. Wipro has consistently demonstrated high levels of business and technical knowledge, creativity and delivery excellence. I congratulate them on receiving this well deserved award.”
Wipro has developed a ‘Transformation Platform’ in collaboration with Microsoft. The platform enables more of its customers derive higher value from IT by migrating from collaboration suites and legacy systems to Microsoft Technologies. The ‘Wipro-Microsoft Transformation Platform’ helps customers reduce operating and capital expenses by up to 40%, reduce risks and realize faster return on investment. The Platform enables rapid transformation from a range of legacy technologies to Microsoft Platforms, Microsoft Cloud Services including Archival Platform.
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.
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