Wipro extends deal with Telefonica/O2 with 5G focus

Indian IT services provider Wipro Ltd said it has refreshed its 15-year engagement with Telefonica Germany with a focus on enabling new services in the 5G era. The program “will ensure that Telefónica Germany / O2 is well positioned to modernise and launch a range of new offerings including 5G products and services,” the Indian […]

Wipro in billion-dollar deal with Germany’s Metro AG

IT and outsourcing major Wipro said it will take over the IT division of Germany-based wholesaler Metro AG in a deal that is expected to generate revenue of over Rs 1,000 cr per year for the Indian company. A total of more than 1,300 IT staff from Germany, Romania and India belonging to the wholesaler […]

5G could spell bonanza for TechM, Wipro, TCS & Infy

A move away from traditional equipment vendors such as Ericsson and Huawei by telecom operators could open up a multi-billion dollar market for the likes of Tech Mahindra, Wipro, HCL Technologies, TCS and Infosys. Traditionally, telecom operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have almost completely outsourced the construction and management of their networks to […]

Wipro to eliminate divisions, simplify structure

Outsourcing major Wipro Ltd said it will replace the current way in which it has structured its business by reorienting it along two core themes — product-related services, and infrastructure-related services. Earlier, Wipro used to divide its services into seven verticals and five capabilities. The seven verticals included segments like manufacturing, telecom, consumer products, financial […]

Wipro opens digital products compliance lab in Hyderabad

Outsourcing company Wipro has opened a digital product compliance lab in Hyderabad for automotive, defense, consumer electronics, aerospace, telecom, medical, energy and manufacturing. Wipro said it is now home to the only lab in South East Asia qualified to certify Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. Globally, devices have to comply with a variety of emission and […]

Wipro opens IoT research centre in Kochi campus

IT major Wipro Limited has launched a Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) centre in Kochi, its third, after Mountain View and Bangalore. Industrial Internet of Things refers to the concept of extending internet connectivity beyond conventional computing platforms such as personal computers and mobile phones into various non-internet enabled physical devices. Embedded with electronics, internet […]

Wipro Gallagher offers new version of loan origination platform

Financial software provider Wipro Gallagher, a unit of Wipro Ltd, launched the latest version of its loan origination software, NetOxygen. The new version offers more control to lenders and better streamlining, the Indian company said. Version 6.0 also offers a web-based dashboard, designed to provide updates on the loan status. The new version also aims […]

Wipro announces ‘its largest win’ in a Rs 11,000 cr deal

IT outsourcing firm Wipro said it has won a $1.5-1.6 bln deal from US-based Alight Solutions LLC in what it called “Wipro’s largest win to date”. The Bangalore-based company also announced that it has acquired Alight HR Services India Private Ltd, presumably the India unit of the same company. Under the 10-year deal, Wipro will help overhaul […]

Wipro announces deals from Nokia, LATAM Cargo

Indian IT outsourcing company Wipro said telecom equipment maker Nokia had moved to the sales order platform designed and operated by it as part of a multi-year outsourcing deal. The company also said it was bringing Latin American cargo company to LATAM Cargo on to its supply a cargo management platform. The size of the […]

Wipro ties up with Harte Hanks to power ‘marketing-as-a-service’ offering

IT services provider Wipro said it will invest $9.9 million (Rs 63 cr) in marketing consultant Harte Hanks and will jointly offer end-to-end marketing technology services to customers. Harte Hanks specializes in omni-channel marketing solutions including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center. “Wipro’s investment in Harte Hanks […]

Wipro lights get support for CISCO’s remote control technology

Wipro Lighting said it has signed up with CISCO to incorporate the latter’s Internet technology-based control systems. With this, said the Bangalore-based company, some of its products can be controlled by and linked to a single, converged IP network based on Cisco’s Digital Building Solutions technology. The technology enables large buildings to save on power […]

Cognizant to beef up digital practice with acquisition of Zone

Continuing the trend of IT outsourcing companies topping up their digital practice with targeted acquisitions, Cognizant said it agreed to acquire Zone, a digital agency specializing in customer experience, digital strategy, technology and content creation. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to satisfaction of certain closing conditions, it […]

Wipro increases stake in Oracle cloud specialist Drivestream to 44%

IT company Wipro Ltd said it increased its stake Drivestream, which focuses on implementing Oracle’s cloud solutions, to 43.7% from 26.1% by investing around Rs 26 cr. Wipro had first invested in the company about four months ago, and seems to have liked what it saw. It made the latest investment by converting some of […]

Wipro acquires 25-year-old US-based design consultancy Cooper

Wipro said it has agreed to acquire US-based design consultancy Cooper, without disclosing the financial details. “Headquartered in San Francisco, Cooper has been a leading brand in interaction design, UX and professional design education for more than 25 years,” the Indian IT company said. Founded by Sue Cooper and Alan Cooper, the ‘Father of Visual […]

Wipro wins seven-year deal from European utilities co Innogy

IT services provider Wipro said it has been awarded a seven-year contract by European energy company Innogy SE to manage their data center and cloud services. Wipro will help the company, which focuses on renewables, grid & infrastructure and retail, to rationalize, virtualize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, the Indian company said. The Bangalore-based firm […]