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Wipro invests in Microsoft partnership with dedicated business unit

By Catherine Knowles
Fri 20 Mar 2020
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Wipro has launched a Microsoft Business Unit designed to aid development of solutions for digital transformation. The unit will leverage Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services and will consist of a team of trained and certified Azure consultants and specialists.

According to a statement, the move comes from Wipro’s expanded global alliance with Microsoft to accelerate cloud adoption. The duo have been strategic partners for decades and Wipro is a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner.

The unit will offer key solutions and accelerators. This includes:

Wipro Cloud Studio: Delivering migration for different workloads on Microsoft Azure, Data, Microsoft Dynamics 365, the studio is an as-a-service model for cloud transformation with standardised tools, technologies and processes.

Wipro LiVE Workspace: Leveraging Microsoft’s Modern Workplace, Microsoft 365 as well as LUIS and the Power platform, this solution helps customers unbox an intelligent, future-ready workplace where apps and data can be accessed from anywhere and on any device.

Wipro Data Discovery Platform (DDP): Customers are able to gain actionable insights by exploring varied data sources through sophisticated techniques such as pattern discovery, Auto ML, visual sciences and storytelling to simplify interpretation and decision-making. The core of this platform brings together the Wipro HOLMES Artificial Intelligence and Microsoft Azure.

Wipro senior vice president and global head, technology business unit Nitin Parab says, “We are excited to expand our partnership with Microsoft. By integrating our unique offerings such as Cloud Studio, DDP and LiVE Workspace with Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud, we will be able to better address our customers digital goals.”

Wipro president and chief operating officer Bhanumurthy B.M says, “Our newly formed Microsoft Business Unit will aid organisations in accelerating their innovation and modernisation journey by leveraging Wipro’s deep domain expertise along with Microsoft’s futuristic enterprise-class offerings.

"With this partnership, we will co-innovate in industry domain services focused on data, analytics, security and customer/employee experiences.”

Microsoft executive vice president Judson Althoff says, “At Microsoft, digital transformation is a core focus that enables organisations to improve how they engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products.

"Our expanded partnership with Wipro will allow them to better serve customers digital needs by leveraging Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.”

As part of the announcement, Wipro highlighted a recent customer win with Mitie, a facilities management and professional services company based in the United Kingdom.

The successful migration of workload from on-premise to cloud environment helped the client achieve business flexibility, security and scalability, thereby improving the company’s overall operational efficiency, Wipro states.

Mitie Group chief information officer Cijo Joseph says, “We wanted to move our on-premise landscape to cloud for performance enhancement, evergreen capability and operational efficiency.

"Our long-term strategic partnership with Wipro gave us an exposure to the company’s leading-edge capabilities and it has a solid reputation in the marketplace.

"We selected Microsoft Azure Cloud as our cloud service platform, for its business agility, high availability, low business disruption risk and other favorable factors including implementation time and complexity.

"Wipro’s vast experience in executing similar cloud migration projects leveraging its proprietary framework Safe Passage to Cloud helped in a seamless and risk-free upgrade to migrate SAP to Azure cloud.”

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