Wipro Acquires Appirio
The global market demands cloud-based, industry solutions for workers and customers.
Together, Wipro and Appirio deliver.
Imagine the Possibilities…
Appirio and Wipro are focused on bringing the future of work to life by combining Appirio’s ability to design, build and run modern enterprise experiences with Wipro’s expertise in modernizing outdated legacy IT systems, creating more efficient business processes, and delivering multi-faceted digital customer experiences – all on a global scale.
We both hold customers as our true north, are deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, take seriously our responsibility to corporate philanthropy, and thrive in a culture of continuous learning and development.
With a shared passion for innovation and growth, we’re excited to imagine the possibilities for our customers, our partners, and our employees. We hope you are too!
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Who is Wipro?
Wipro (NYSE:WIT) is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company with 170,000 employees, serving clients in 175 cities across 6 continents. The company posted revenues of $7.7 billion for the fiscal year ended Mar 31, 2016.
Wipro helps customers do business better by leveraging industry-wide experience, deep technology expertise, a comprehensive portfolio of services and vertically aligned business model. Wipro has 55 dedicated emerging technologies ‘Centers of Excellence’ to harness the latest technology for delivering business capability to clients. Wipro is globally recognized for its innovative approach towards delivering business value and its commitment to sustainability. Wipro champions optimized utilization of natural resources, capital and talent. Today they are a trusted partner of choice for global businesses looking to ‘drive the future’ and ‘modernize the core’ through technology interventions.
In today’s world, organizations will have to rapidly reengineer themselves and be more responsive to changing customer needs. Wipro is well positioned to be a partner and co-innovator to businesses in their transformation journey, identify new growth opportunities and facilitate their foray into new sectors and markets.
Wipro focuses on industries e.g. Healthcare, Finance, Communication, Consumer, Manufacturing and Energy/Utilities and is an extremely strong technology partner.
Wipro has a strong ‘we’ focused and collaborative culture. They are one of the world’s most Ethical companies as per Ethisphere Institute, for the fifth successive year in 2016.
Why is Wipro acquiring Appirio?
Wipro sees Appirio’s brand and leadership in cloud services, its deep partnerships with leaders like Salesforce and Workday, its talented team and crowdsourcing community as strategic assets. When you combine Appirio’s expertise in these areas, with Wipro’s global scale, industry focus, strong customer relationships and broad product and service portfolio, it creates a dominant force in the industry that is hard to beat. With the best combined global team in the industry, we can become an even more strategic partner for Salesforce and Workday, and provide customers the platforms, talent and vision they need to win in today’s digital economy.
How will customers benefit?
Appirio customers will get the best of both worlds – the same team, results and quality of service they’ve come to expect from Appirio, combined with the global scale, industry experience, and portfolio of Wipro. Customers are no longer limited to the offerings and partnerships Appirio has today. They now have access to a much bigger portfolio that includes other platforms and apps like AWS and Office 365, innovation platforms like HOLMES, and much deeper offerings in QA/testing, security, digital transformation, analytics, cloud infrastructure, managed services, business process services. Together, we can also offer more on-the-ground support through Wipro’s delivery centers around the world.
Will Appirio remain dedicated to cloud technologies?
Wipro was attracted to Appirio in part due to our commitment to cloud technologies, and that will continue to be our focus.
How will this acquisition affect Appirio’s existing partnerships?
It will strengthen and broaden our existing strategic partnerships. As a distinct entity inside Wipro, we will keep the team, tools and approach that have made Appirio stand out over the last 10 years. However, we will now have access to development and delivery centers around the world, more expertise and assets in key verticals and areas like security, QA and digital, as well as a broad customer base that includes most of the top pharmaceutical, biotech, financial institutions, manufacturers and media companies in the world.
What changes should Appirio customers expect?
We will ensure there is no disruption to your existing project with this acquisition, so expect no changes around project team or delivery approach. Over time, our goal is to ensure customers get the best of both worlds – the same team, results and quality of service they’ve come to expect from Appirio, combined with the global scale, industry experience, and portfolio of Wipro.
Will Appirio discontinue any lines of business?
We do not intend to discontinue any lines of business.
What will happen with the Appirio and Topcoder brands?
As part of the acquisition, Appirio will continue to operate as a standalone entity under the Appirio brand, housing all key cloud offerings. Appirio’s current CEO, Chris Barbin, will continue to lead Appirio. Topcoder will become part of Wipro’s office of the CTO, with no planned changes, including the continuation of TCO (Topcoder Open) in November.
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