Friday 16 March 2018

Wipro enlightens on the Cloud

logoIt was perhaps a fortunate coincidence that Bangalore-based offshore services major, Wipro, chose to hold a briefing for analysts (and later that day, clients) on its cloud strategy the same day that it announced the disposal of its US data centre business (see Wipro divests data centre business to Ensono). Both events made perfect sense.

At the briefing, Wipro paraded a cohort of mostly UK-based management, along with execs from Appirio, the 1,250-employee Indianapolis-headquartered and Workday consultancy that Wipro acquired for $500m back in 2016 (see Appirio joins TWITCH crew with Wipro). Wipro also fielded a couple of client speakers, one from the global music industry and the other from the Scandinavian utilities sector, both of whom were glowing in praise for Wipro.

But what piqued my interest most were management's comments on the downstream services revenue leverage that the company gets – and might expect to get in future – from transitioning clients to the cloud.

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Posted by Anthony Miller at '09:03' - Tagged: offshore