Wipro launches Microsoft business unit to meet cloud needs of customers

Wipro launches Microsoft business unit to meet cloud needs of customers
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19 Mar, 2020

Bengaluru-based information technology (IT) services major Wipro has launched a Microsoft business unit to accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation for its customers.

The new unit, which consists of specialists trained in Microsoft Azure cloud computing service, will focus on the research and development of solutions by leveraging the Redmond, Washington headquartered company’s cloud platform, according to a statement.

According to the country’s fourth largest software exporter, the unit will provide industry domain-based solutions under Wipro’s internal platforms such as Cloud Studio, LiVE Workspace and Data Discovery, each of which leverages respective Microsoft technologies such as Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365.

Setting up separate business units for Microsoft technologies enable IT firms to move employees who specialise in Microsoft platforms and technologies to this unit. With a number of large enterprise customers embracing Microsoft cloud for their digital transformation initiatives, the system integrators or the IT services firms are building dedicated divisions to address the growing demand.

Recently, HCL and TCS set up their respective dedicated Microsoft business units as well. 

“Digital transformation is a core focus area that enables organisations to improve how they engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products. The partnership will allow us to better serve the digital needs of customers by leveraging Microsoft’s cloud products,” Judson Althoff, executive vice president, Microsoft, said.

The Cloud Studio helps companies migrate applications, systems and storage to a cloud environment. The LiVE Workspace solution leverages Microsoft 365 as well as app building and data insights platform Power to help customers design a collaborative workplace, where users can access business applications and data from anywhere and through any device, the company said.

Additionally, the Data Discovery platform helps customers with actionable insights by exploring data sources through techniques such as pattern discovery, automated machine learning, visual sciences and storytelling to simplify interpretation and decision making.

“The unit will aid organisations accelerate their innovation and modernisation journeys by leveraging our deep domain expertise along with Microsoft’s enterprise-class offerings. We will also co-innovate in industry domain services focused on data, analytics, security and customer/employee experiences,” Bhanumurthy BM, president and chief operating officer at Wipro, said.

Wipro said it recently leveraged Microsoft Azure in a cloud migration project for a UK headquartered facilities management and professional services company Mitie. The migration of workload from on-premises to cloud helped the client achieve business flexibility, security and scalability, thus improving the company’s overall operational efficiency, it added.