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Wipro inks cloud partnerships, innovation lab and engages with WEF in a busy week

Wipro inks cloud partnerships, innovation lab and engages with WEF in a busy week
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16 Jun, 2021

IT (information technology) services major Wipro has been busy with a slew of announcements these past few days.  

On June 11, the company said it onboarded new CTO, Anup Purohit. This was followed by an Oracle cloud infrastructure partnership on June 14. A day later, the company revealed it has roped in Levi Strausss for digital commerce initiatives and separately, announced an open innovation lab with automotive solutions provider FEV. 

On Wednesday, Wipro joined The World Economic Forum’s partnership for New Work Standards initiative.    

Cloud-based partnerships  

Wipro has said that it intends to join IBM’s partner ecosystem in a bid to modernise mission critical workloads across hybrid cloud environments. This will be accomplished through IBM’s proprietary solution, ‘Cloud Paks for Automation’ along with the help of IBMs AI/ML platform, the ‘IBM Automation Foundation’.  The solution will provide recommendations along with automation of migration to the cloud for its clients.  

Wipro has also joined hands with Oracle to launch another cloud migration solution, called as the ‘Wipro Zero Cost Transformation’.  

The solution will help companies to migrate workloads to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), while moving towards a pay as you use model (CapEx to OpEx) under a managed services framework. Wipro said that the move will help to mitigate the issues of having multiple service providers for migration efforts.  

Wipro said it has increased its Oracle Cloud certifications consultants by 400% over the past three years.

Partnership with Levi Strauss and initiative for new work standards 

Wipro has extended its multi-year engagement partnership with global apparel maker Levi Strauss & Co.  

The Indian IT services major, on June 15, said that it will help Levi in the areas of e-commerce, B2B commerce, consumer data hub, retail infrastructure, store applications, point of sale and global retail concierge. 

Wipro also said that it has joined the World Economic Forum’s Partnership for its New Work Standards initiative.  The move is expected to work towards more human centric policies and to build human-first work standards. The initiative is expected to help establish a ‘healthy, resilient and equitable future of work’, according to the WEF.    

Open Innovation lab for software based vehicles 

On Tuesday, Wipro partnered with Aachen, Germany headquartered global engineering solutions provider FEV to create solutions that can be installed on vehicles, which are referred to as software defined vehicles.  

The two companies have opened an innovation lab in New York to develop automotive use cases, build software that is scalabe and to develop system features.  

“By leveraging such innovative competences, we seek to accelerate the product development activities and develop significant competitive advantage,” Thomas Hülshorst, Global Vice President Intelligent Mobility & Software FEV, said.