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Wipro launches cloud solutions brand, earmarks $1 bn spend

Wipro launches cloud solutions brand, earmarks $1 bn spend
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20 Jul, 2021

Global information technology (IT) major Wipro on Tuesday launched Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, and said it will invest $1 billion in cloud technologies, capabilities, acquisitions and partnerships over the next three years. 

With cloud computing catching up more enterprises by the day, Wipro’s new suite of services plans to capture the entire portfolio of its cloud-related capabilities, offerings and talent to better meet client deliverables. 

“This commitment builds on Wipro’s existing and extensive cloud business with clients and significantly expands the investment with its partners and hyperscalers, creating industry solutions that accelerate results for mutual clients,” the Bengaluru headquartered company said in a statement. 

The company currently employs over 79,000 cloud professionals and over 10,000 people certified by the major cloud service providers. Wipro’s total workforce strength stands at 200,000. 

Over the past 12 months, it has announced several cloud-first deals with the likes of sector agnostic majors Telefónica Germany / O2, Verifone, E.ON, and one of its largest ever deals METRO AG. 

Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, the statement said, will improve business agility, embed resilience and significantly optimize technology investments in favor of change and innovation.   

Wipro FullStride Cloud Services is yet to appoint a leader. Earlier this year, it appointed a Chief Growth Officer (CGO). 

Wipro FullStride Cloud Services is a collaboration between Wipro’s Chief Growth Office and existing global business lines to create an integrated and comprehensive cloud transformation capability for customers, partners and cloud experts. 

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“With the introduction of the Chief Growth Office, we are renewing our focus on our global partnership ecosystem, amplifying and simplifying how we go to market together to orchestrate cloud transformation for our clients. We will announce a new leader for this group very soon.” CGO Stephanie Trautman said.