Wipro and IBM announce digital transformation alliance

By William Smith
Wipro has announced an alliance with IBM to help empower businesses with digital transformation...

IT and consulting firm Wipro said that, in collaboration with IBM, it would develop hybrid cloud offerings for businesses to move workloads and applications to secure public and private clouds.

An innovation centre, the Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, located in Wipro’s Kodathi campus in Bengaluru has also been established, offering businesses innovation tools to help drive digital transformation, with solutions ranging from cloud to artificial intelligence to machine learning and internet of things capabilities.

In a press release, Ramesh Nagarajan, Senior Vice President – Cloud Services, Wipro Limited said: “Wipro empowers customers across industries to re-imagine their cloud journey with its business-first strategy and industrialized solutions approach. Wipro IBM Novus Lounge will allow us to showcase hybrid multi-cloud and open source solutions even more comprehensively and support our customers’ continuous business transformation journey.”

Wipro said its customers would have access to IBM and Red Hat solutions and cloud offerings, as well as industry solutions for banking and financial services, energy and utilities, retail, manufacturing and healthcare.

Gaurav Sharma, Vice President – Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM India said: “As companies across the world continue to drive digital transformation, decision-makers must rethink radically on how to leverage the combined power of data, cloud and open source technologies to become industry leaders. Wipro IBM Novus Lounge brings together Wipro’s expertise across industries and IBM’s open source technologies, designed to be secure and scalable across hybrid cloud, Data and AI, all running on Red Hat OpenShift promoting the journey to Cloud and journey to AI.”

As all company’s worldwide, Wipro’s operations have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post outlining itrs response, the company said it had committed $154mn to frontline medical and service workers. 

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