Wipro signs IT services deal with Electricity North West

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 29 October 2010, 22:05 Hrs
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Bangalore: Wipro Technologies entered a 5 year strategic partnership with Electricity North West Limited to deliver end to end service transition and transformational services to maintain their IT systems through a managed service framework.

The new tie up will help Wipro achieve the critical task of separation of IT operations from Electricity North West's current service arrangement who owns operates and maintains the electricity distribution network throughout the North West of England. Wipro also said in a press release that they will set-up new data Centres and configure virtualized and high availability infrastructure, migrate and upgrade, all applications supporting the Electricity North West business, where necessary and also leverage its global remote infrastructure management to provide a fully managed IT Services based on the ITIL v3 Service Integration model.

"We believe Wipro's demonstration of a strong industry competency, a mature global delivery model, alignment with our near-term and long-term objectives and a compelling value proposition made Wipro the supplier of our choice to enable IT separation and support our business strategy over a 5 year horizon." says Andy Funnell, CIO, Electricity North West. Anand Padmanabhan, Senior VP and Head , Energy & Utilities, Wipro Technologies said that this deal will underscore Wipro's leadership position in the Energy and Utilities space in the UK market and help them extend their footprint in the UK Energy and Utilities industry and position themselves as a partner of choice on engagements involving Transformation and end-to-end Managed Services.

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