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Wipro wins award for best software testing tool

india Updated: Dec 14, 2007 17:11 IST

IT major Wipro Technologies has won the best practice award for software testing, set up by the US-based International Institute for Software Testing (IIST), the company announced in Bangalore on Friday.

The company's testing services division was given the award for innovating a statistical tool that reduces the time taken to test a product.

"As part of our proprietary tools suite code-named StORM (statistics, operations, research, matrix), the tool helps us to reduce test case development effort by about 30 per cent," Wipro vice-president and testing services' head CP Gangadharaiah said in a statement.

With over 10 years of experience in independent testing services, Wipro is the largest third-party offshore testing service provider worldwide.

It has also set-up the first wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) pre-certification and certification lab at its Bangalore campus.

The IT bellwether offers software testing services to global customers in partnership with other leading vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Microsoft.

"The award is one of the initiatives we have taken to advance the software testing profession and encourage IT firms to adopt best practices. The award also enables firms to share their best practices with the software testing community," IIST chairman Magdy Hanna said.

Wipro was chosen for the award out of 36 technology firms worldwide that were short-listed by the institute.