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Wipro bags ‘IT Infrastructure Contract’ by RSA

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)
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)

New Delhi : Leading international insurer, RSA, today announced a new seven-year partnership with Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to deliver its IT infrastructure requirements across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Wipro will be providing infrastructure as a service for mainframe, mid-range, storage, cloud and end-user services in addition to a multilingual service desk for RSA employees in all the regions. This will enable pan-European standardization, improved end-to-end responsibility and a platform for business-led collaboration.

This agreement follows a 10-month sourcing programme, which included 20 bidders, and reflects RSA’s aim to drive benefits through the consolidation of services across its regional businesses.

Darren Price, Group CIO, RSA said, “We are delighted to partner with Wipro to provide IT infrastructure needs across UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Throughout the selection process, Wipro was a front runner because of its technical excellence and customer centricity.”

“This partnership is a major step forward in our Group technology strategy enabling us to provide a market-leading, agile, affordable and secure infrastructure platform which supports profitable growth and enables our digital future,” Price added.

Shaji Farooq, President and Chief Executive, BFSI, Wipro said, “We are excited to enter into this new partnership and will leverage our global expertise to help RSA maximize value from their infrastructure. We see this as a key enabler for RSA to achieve the desired business outcomes from their IT investments.” (ANI)

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