TCS, Wipro explore eco initiatives

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 10:50 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: Moving from traditional areas of expertise, Indian IT majors like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro are now offering services in diverse areas like water treatment, waste management and online healthcare, reported mint.

Wipro arm Wipro Ecoenergy, has begun offering water treatment solutions based on recycled waste water and harvesting rain water. Apart from that, the company is also exploring business opportunities in waste management, following its experiment of reducing liquefied petroleum gas consumption by using biomass gas generated from organic waste to cook food at its Electronic City campus in Bangalore.

Anurag Behar, corporate vice-president for community and social initiatives at Wipro said, "You will not see any business impact in two or three quarters. But Wipro is at least 60 years old and there are decades more to come."

According to a company spokesperson, TCS is commercializing a healthcare portal called WebHealth Center, a free online and tele-link medical consultancy that allows doctors and patients to get advice from speciality hospitals. The system also can store patients' health information securely for doctors to access for reference and provide advice.

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