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 […]

Wipro’s IT to power McLaren’s sports car business

Bangalore-based Wipro won a high-profile client by signing up McLaren Technology Group, the company behind the successfull McLaren Formula 1 racing team. As part of the multi-year partnership, Wipro will deploy its HOLMES artificial intelligence platform to boost the productivity of McLaren’s fast growing automotive and high-tech businesses. Wipro has been given the title of […]

Wipro opens center for embedded automotive solutions in Romania

IT services provider Wipro Limited said it has established a center for automotive technology in Timisoara, Romania to focus on embedded solutions such as in-vehicle entertainment, cluster display, telematics, connected cars and driver assistance systems. The company plans to hire experienced technology professionals and engineering graduates from top universities in Romania. The center will be […]

Finland’s Outokumpu upgrades IT contract with Wipro

Information technology firm Wipro said it won a five-year IT applications management contract from Outokumpu, one of the world’s biggest producers of stainless steel. Shares of the company were marginally higher at 299 rupees, up 0.6%. In 2014, the Finnish company had given a somewhat similar contract to the Bangalore-based firm, but the latest deal […]

Wipro wins 5-year IT outsourcing deal from Telenor’s Bangladesh unit

IT solutions provider Wipro said it won a five-year IT infrastructure and applications managed-services contract from Grameenphone, the Bangladesh telecom operator owned by Norway’s Telenor. Under the agreement, Wipro will manage the entire IT infrastructure of the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Bangladesh. It will be in control of end-to-end application development and management, infrastructure […]

FITE says 11 cases against Tech Mahindra layoffs moved to courts

The Maharashtra unit of Forum for IT Employees said 13 disputes over forced resignations and  layoffs at IT organizations have been moved to the labor courts after failed mediation attempts by state labor authorities. 11 of the 13 cases were filed by employees of Tech Mahindra, and one each by those of Wipro and Vodafone, […]

Wipro brings big data solution to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform

Wipro, one of India’s largest IT services providers, said it has brought its big data analytics solution, Data Discovery, to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. Big data solutions help companies collect, store and analyse huge amounts of raw data produced by sensors, cameras, sales reports, social media campaigns and so on to obtain useful insights into […]

Wipro opens Artificial Intelligence research facility in Israel University

IT and outsourcing services provider Wipro said it will use students at Israel’s largest university to jointly conduct research into artificial intelligence. The company inked an agreement with Tel Aviv University, Israel’s largest institution of higher learning which is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties. The two will create a joint research […]

Vishal Sikka says Infosys trying to retrain employees displaced by automation

Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka said his company was not overwhelmed by the problem of automation and that it is trying to retrain its staff displaced by automation. Sikka was responding to a question on ‘what happened to the 11,000 employees’ displaced by automation at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Dalian […]

Wipro to develop on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform

IT services company Wipro Ltd said it would collaborate with commercial Linux maker Red Hat to set up what it called a “cloud application factory” to offer developers a platform to modernize cloud applications. “Wipro’s cloud application factory will have a dedicated services team that can help drive the strategy, design, and delivery of next […]

Smart fridges, ovens make for easy hacking targets – Wipro report

There was a massive 54% increase in the number of records stolen by cyber criminals across the globe in 2016, and the expanding adoption of connected devices is increasing the danger of hacking, Wipro Ltd said in its State of Cybersecurity Report. The report found that the emergence of smart devices like connected cameras, cars, […]

Wipro rebrands itself, reveals new logo

Outsourced services provider Wipro Ltd said it was undergoing a rebranding to reflect its evolving business. “The new brand identity signifies a higher level of engagement and brand permission that helps clients leverage Wipro’s expertise to address their business requirements and drive future opportunities in this digital era,” the company said. As part of the […]

Bots cut Wipro employee strength by 12,000

A pioneering artificial intelligence program that started getting deployed around mid-2016 has helped Wipro Ltd reduce its employee numbers by 12,000 people, the company said in its recent quarterly update. “The HOLMES platform generated productivity worth over 12,000 people,” Saurabh Govil, head of human resources for the company, said. The statistic points to a stronger-than-expected […]

After Cognizant, Wipro employees on edge as annual appraisal starts

Employees of Wipro Ltd are nervous as the information technology giant has kicked off its annual appraisal process this month. The first of the several reviews, known as L1 or level 1, has been completed, and at least some employees are feeling the pressure. “I’ve got to know that I have been marked as NI […]

Wipro buys InfoSERVER, a Brazilian IT outsourcing company

Weeks after acquiring Appirio, Wipro is at it again. This time, it is buying InfoSERVER, an IT services provider focused on the Brazilian market, for $8.7 Mn (Rs 60 cr). Two-decade old InfoSERVER provides custom application development and software deployment services, the company said. It counts some of the largest Brazilian banks as its clients, […]

Wipro joins the Open Banking bandwagon, releases new platform

Wipro Limited launched its offerings that use Open Banking API technological platform. Open Banking platform is a Europe-based standard that lets third party developers build applications and services that tap into a bank’s core services and infrastructure. For example, one can build a billing or ticket booking or payment service that can then ‘talk’ to […]