Wipro bags $100 Million deal from Foster's

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 28 August 2009, 02:54 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Wipro has won a $100 million worth outsourcing contract from Australia's beer and wine giant Foster's Group. The contract involves managing and supporting Fosters' IT infrastructure, data centers and different business applications across Australia, U.S and U.K, according to The Economic Times.

Spokesman of Fosters, Troy Hey has confirmed that Fosters and Wipro are in discussions regarding global IT infrastructure services, data center and application support. "The discussions are part of ongoing business efficiency initiatives. Wipro was chosen after a comprehensive tender and offer the capability to service our global operations and deliver significant costs savings with a combination of online, telephone and field staff services," he added

Wipro continues to expand its presence in Australia. The company has already won many large deals in Australia's over $6.5 billion outsourcing market including a contract with Origin Energy. The contract with Fosters will not involve outsourcing any back office and call center jobs. "Discussions are limited to internal Information Technology services and all customer and consumer call center services remain managed by Fosters teams in Australia, the United States and the U.K," said Hey.

Fosters has already started shifting members of its internal IT team. "We are currently discussing transition arrangements with our people. Employees impacted by this approach in Australia, the United States and the UK will be offered alternative roles where available or provided full redundancy payments and career transition support," Hey added.

Australia has great opportunity for outsourcing vendors as recently many Australian companies have awarded big contracts, including $1.2 billion deal from Telstra and over $100-million contract from Origin Energy.

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