[AI] Wipro-Microsoft announces expansion of tie-up

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 21:52:48 EDT 2008

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Wipro-Microsoft announces expansion of tie-up 

Bangalore (PTI): 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". 


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