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Wipro-Microsoft announce expansion of tie-up

business Updated: Apr 17, 2008 16:12 IST

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Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, and Microsoft Corporation on Thursday announced the expansion of their strategic alliance and the opening of two Wipro Centers of Excellence to showcase Microsoft technologies at Wipro's facilities in Bangalore and Mysore.

The state-of-the-art centers will provide customers with an informative and interactive experience where they can envision and evaluate specific business and industry-based scenario solutions.

The companies have made a multi-million dollar investment for customer engagement in sales, marketing and service resources.The Wipro centers of excellence will focus on solutions and services on Windows Vista and Microsoft Unified Communications. Dedicated Wipro resources will work to integrate the various business communication tools into a single, inter-enterprise wide solution across multiple devices for e-mail, calendaring, voice and telephony, presence, instant messaging and short messaging service, a release said.

Stephen Elop said, "This strategic alliance will enable our customers to take full advantage of Microsoft's technologies along with Wipro's unique approach to business systems implementation. We believe the combination of Microsoft Unified Communications software and Wipro's industry solutions will redefine the way companies communicate with their customers and within their own organisations".

Wipro will also expand to cover new geographies With Microsoft in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), while at the same time accelerating growth within North America, Europe and India. This is in line with Wipro's growing presence in these markets and their commitment to the Microsoft platform.