IT firms wanted

by Editor 1/27/2010 12:03:00 AM

Colleagues from across the IT industry are teaming up to support leading overseas aid agency CARE International by taking part in the annual CARE IT 3 Peaks Challenge on 12-13 June.

Once again, the challenge will see teams from across the IT sector taking on the three highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis, 1,334m), England (Scafell Pike, 978m) and Wales (Snowdon, 1,085m) all in the target time of 24 hours. The event offers corporate teams a fantastic teambuilding and networking opportunity, with a well deserved dinner and awards following the challenge.

CARE’S WORK

CARE is currently assisting the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake on 12th January. This was the worst earthquake in the region for 200 hundred years, affecting 3 million people- a third of the population. An estimated 70,000 have died, with fears this could rise to 200,000.

CARE responded to the disaster immediately. The organisation has 133 staff based in Haiti, and has sent shelter and logistics specialists and a gender-based violence advisor to assist the response effort.

CARE began distributing aid within days, including water purification tablets, meals, high-energy biscuits, mattresses, hygiene kits, tarpaulins, mosquito nets, jerry cans and kitchen sets. CARE is working alongside other NGOs as members of the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee), to ensure aid reaches the right places. CARE is already making plans for its post-disaster assistance in Haiti to last at least three years.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

CARE Challenge Manager, Neil Munro, says “People are often moved by poverty and suffering they see on the news, but it’s difficult to know how to help. The CARE IT 3 Peaks Challenge offers people in the IT industry the opportunity to turn their good will into concrete results, supporting CARE’s work not just in Haiti but in over 70 poor countries worldwide. It’s a chance to challenge yourself and challenge poverty.”

Funds raised will directly support CARE’s work. Ninety pence per pound raised for CARE goes to support poverty fighting programmes overseas- making every bead of sweat worthwhile!

If you and your colleagues want to take on a challenge with the added benefits of teambuilding, networking and tremendous fun, all for a good cause, visit www.carechallenge.org.uk/IT or call the CARE Challenge team on 020 7934 9470.

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Wipro receives Most Outstanding Alliance Partner of the Year Award in Asia-Pacific and Japan from HP

by Editor 1/12/2010 7:11:00 PM

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, announced that it has been awarded the Most Outstanding Alliance Partner of the Year Award from the Software and Solutions group at HP during HP’s annual Asia-Pacific & Japan Partners @World Cup, held recently in Guangzhou City, China.

The HP Software and Solutions Most Outstanding Alliance Partner of the Year award for Asia-Pacific and Japan recognizes one partner for its success in helping HP’s customers optimize the business outcomes of IT. Wipro has delivered strong performance in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. Wipro’s delivery capability and close collaboration with HP has helped them bag the largest Quality Control software deal in Japan and the largest Software as a Service (SaaS) deal in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region.

This is the third time in the last five years that Wipro Technologies has been recognized by HP Software and Solutions.

Speaking on this occasion, Sr. Vice President and Global head for Wipro Testing services Gangadharaiah C.P said, “We are excited to receive this award from HP Software and Solutions for 2009. This award validates the fact that alliance with HP is successfully delivering collaborative innovation through best-of-breed solutions and addressing the evolving customer’s needs by positioning new SaaS Models in the Industry today.”

“Customers benefit from faster time to market as a result of the HP and Wipro combination,” said Brad Kern, vice president, Worldwide Alliances, Software and Solutions, HP. “Wipro’s vast number of trained testing services professionals combined with HP applications testing products helps deliver this advantage.”

Wipro and HP Software & Solutions are global partners for more than 5 years now. Wipro Testing Services has been working strategically with HP around its entire portfolio of Test Lifecycle Management Tools, which also includes developing new Solutions for Joint Go-To-Market and delivering enhanced customer value through newer business models like SaaS. HP’s testing tools have further strengthened Wipro’s Testing-As-A-Service (TaaS) offering.

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Wipro joins open handset alliance

by Editor 1/8/2010 3:59:00 PM

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, has joined the Open Handset Alliance, extending its device development and service Integration expertise around Android – an open mobile phone software stack.
 
The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a partnership of more than 60 global mobile industry leaders working together to accelerate innovation and offer consumers an enhanced mobile experience. Wipro will now enable its customers in conceptualizing and creating devices on the Android platform along with providing differentiating solutions and applications translating to faster time-to-market for the clients.

Wipro is currently engaged with a number of Handset Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Telecom Carriers, Semiconductor companies, Consumer Electronics and Automotive companies on multiple Android based product developments. “Joining the Open Handset Alliance will help us turn around Android based products and solutions faster with rich feature-sets,” said Nagamani Murthy, Vice President of the Mobile, Automotive and Consumer Electronics Group, Wipro Technologies. “With most device vendors now releasing Android based phones, we foresee an impressive growth on this platform. The Open Handset Alliance membership will enable us to satisfy the strong customer demand,” she added.

Wipro has been focusing on developing differentiated applications on the Android platform along with testing frameworks. The IT major has had a strong Linux background augmented by robust in-house training and proof-of-concepts. These investments have enabled Wipro to help its customers in releasing Android based products in the market.

Wipro offers wide spectrum of mobile platform expertise ranging from development on industry standards and customer proprietary platforms, device engineering to Application/UI development expertise. Wipro works closely with leading mobile semiconductor players and has also supported many leading Tier 1 OEMs across the world in building complete phone software.

Wipro is the world’s largest third party product engineering services provider and was recently rated as the #1 R&D Service Provider globally by leading analyst firm, Zinnov based on an overall rating spanning across factors like financial strength, business models, innovation & expertise, people strength and operations.

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