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Wipro awarded five-year strategic infrastructure management contract by ASSA ABLOY

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd., attends the quarterly results at the Wipro campus in Bangalore October 22, 2010. India's No. 3 outsourcing firm Wipro missed quarterly profit estimates as higher wages cut margins, underperforming rivals and sending its shares down more than five percent. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS SCI TECH)

Bangalore: Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, on Monday announced that it has won an IT infrastructure transformation contract from the ASSA ABLOY Group, headquartered in Sweden. ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions.

As part of the five-year agreement, Wipro will consolidate ASSA ABLOY’s existing data centers in the EMEA region and implement a cloud-based service model, which will include IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service). The deployment will leverage Wipro’s BoundaryLess Data Center offering and will provide a full suite of IT infrastructure management services to ASSA ABLOY’s global organisation. This solution will bring in a high level of agility, and a consumption-based IT service model powered by an user-friendly service catalog.

Since its inception in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 44,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 57 billion. ASSA ABLOY has expanded globally through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. The goal of this IT engagement is to improve the efficiency of the company’s data center services by moving them into Wipro’s BoundaryLess Data Center (BLDC) offering and establishing a global delivery model through Wipro’s ServiceNXT, the company’s integrated Managed Services framework.

Jens Nielsen, CIO, ASSA ABLOY Group said:”This engagement is strategic to our business continuity operations and we believe that Wipro is the best partner for us. With our data center infrastructure supported by Wipro, we can drive added efficiencies, and most importantly, bring about joint innovations to serve our customers better.”

Carl-Henrik Hallstrom, Head of Nordic Region, Wipro Limited said: “In order to keep pace with rapid globalisation, rising customer expectations, and emerging technologies, enterprises must reinvent their traditional IT infrastructure and data center service capabilities. We are confident that Wipro’s BoundaryLess Data Center offering will enable ASSA ABLOY optimize, automate and manage its data centers in an agile manner. Furthermore, this engagement reiterates our continued focus and investments in the Nordic region.”

“We are delighted to be chosen by ASSA ABLOY as the strategic partner for their IT transformation project, which will leverage both our manufacturing domain expertise and technology capabilities. The relationship between both companies is anchored by a synergy of our core corporate values and we look forward to fostering an environment of innovation that supports and strengthens ASSA ABLOY’s leadership position in the industry,” said N. S. Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing and Hi-Tech Industry SBU, Wipro Limited.

Wipro Ltd. is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients to do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360-degree view of ‘Business through Technology.’ By combining digital strategy, customer-centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognised globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 160,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. (ANI)