Wipro Sees Govt of India’s Policy on Open Source Software Opening Up Major Opportunities


Bangalore, India – April 17, 2015: Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today said it sees significant opportunities to participate in Government of India’s drive to encourage adoption and use of open source software.

“The Government of India’s policy on open source adoption is a critical step towards building a digitally empowered society. There is little doubt this initiative will usher in greater efficiency, transparency and reliability in India’s technology infrastructure besides creating significant employment opportunities over the medium to long term,” said T K Kurien, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Ltd.

The rapidly increasing pace of adoption of open source software and methodologies led by advancements in analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) have catapulted open source into a core technology asset for enterprises across the globe.

Wipro has identified open source as a core technology initiative and the company’s investments in building a large cadre of skilled personnel, including world class open source industry veterans and community experts, is beginning to reap dividends as reflected by the increasing customer interest.

Wipro’s open source practice offers a range of consulting services to clients, including government agencies, looking to adopt open source in their technology landscape. The services encompass developing and implementing open source policies and processes, advisory and strategy consulting, roadmap development, integration, community engagement, legacy migration, governance, risk mitigation and support.

Besides, Wipro helps customers build open source platforms on Applications (Middleware, Security, Customer Experience Platforms, Mobile Frameworks), Big data, Infrastructure (operating systems, Databases, Virtualization, Cloud Technologies, Software Defined Infrastructure), Internet of Things (IoT), Hardware and Testing.

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Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents.