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Wipro, Harte Hanks working on joint marketing technology services

Wipro is partnering with marketing services company Harte Hanks to offer marketing technology services, as part of a multi-year engagement. The company will also upgrade Harte Hank’s data analytics and applications platform, and simplify IT-related processes for the company, said Wipro in a statement. Additionally, the two companies will jointly go-to-market with marketing technology services aimed at the needs of chief marketing officers.

Wipro acquires Appirio for $500M

Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire cloud services company Appirio for $500 million. Appirio has been a strategic partner of Salesforce since 2006. The company partners with Workday, Google, and Amazon, as well. Appirio is also the parent company of TopCoder, an online marketplace and community for designers and developers with roughly a million members. Appirio is headquartered in Indianapolis, with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo. The company has 1250 employees worldwide. Appirio customers include Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Home Depot, and Sony PlayStation, according to the company. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and is expected to be closed in the quarter ending December 31, 2016. William Blair acted as financial advisor to Appirio during the transaction.

Saudia Arabia opens first all women business and technology park

Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro Arabia, a subsidiary of Wipro, inaugurated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first all women Business & Technology Park on Monday. The project is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women over a period of ten years. The Women’s Business Park (WBP) is a result of a joint venture between Princess Nourah University (PNU), the largest women’s university in the world, and Wipro Arabia. Saudi Aramco is the strategic advisor and anchor of this initiative. Dedicated to working women, this business park is a first of its kind project aimed at providing knowledge-based employment for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to a statement released by Wipro.

Wipro Invests $5M In Divestream

Wipro and Drivestream have signed an agreement to enter into a strategic partnership to build an integrated Cloud Solutions stack. As part of this arrangement, Wipro is investing $5 million in Drivestream, an Oracle cloud applications systems integrator. Wipro has an investment arm called Wipro Ventures, a $100 million fund focused on investing in start-ups.

Wipro Launches CoE For Oracle Solutions

Wipro has launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Oracle Engineered Solutions in Bangalore. This CoE is aimed at delivering future ready systems through application modernization and data centre consolidation programs, especially in financial services, telecom, retail, utilities, and manufacturing, says the company.

Wipro Opens Customer Experience Center In California

Wipro has opened a new Customer Experience Center (CEC) at the company's Mountain View offices in California. The lab is designed to showcase emerging technologies, test proof of concepts and provide live demonstrations of the company's data center, enterprise, and cloud solutions in real-world, real-time scenarios. The demonstration lab, leverages UCS scale out infrastructure for the SAP HANA platform, Common Platform Architecture for Big Data, and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) from Cisco. It follows Wipro's Bangalore CEC, India, which opened in 2012, and an Energy industry-focused CEC opened in 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Everything You Want To Know About Cisco’s $1B InterCloud

Networking giant Cisco says it expects to invest over $1 billion over the next two years to build the world's largest global InterCloud, architected for the Internet of Everything. Here is everything you want to know: What is InterCloud? The InterCloud is an interconnected global 'cloud of clouds' and an extension of the Internet 'network of networks' on which it is based. You can read more about it on Wikipedia here. Where will the InterCloud be hosted? The Intercloud will be hosted across a network of Cisco and partner data centers. What will be the architecture of the InterCloud? Cisco's InterCloud will have a distributed network and security architecture; designed for high-value application workloads, real-time analytics, 'near infinite' scalability, and compliance with local data sovereignty laws, according to the company. Will InterCloud...

Wipro To Acquire Opus CMC For $75M

Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Opus CMC, an US-based providers of mortgage due diligence and risk management services, for $75 million. The acquisition will strengthen its mortgage solutions and outsourcing business and complement its existing offerings in mortgage origination, servicing and secondary market, says the company. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois, Opus CMC provides comprehensive risk management solutions to the mortgage industry in the United States. It has over 490 employees, including over 315 loan underwriters, spread across five centers in the US. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and expected to be completed in Q4, FY-2014.

AT&T, Wipro To Deliver M2M Solutions

AT&T and Wipro have come together to provide machine-to-machine (M2M) development services and systems integration across all major industries. The two companies will provide customers with the expertise and technical support they need to get machines 'talking,' using the AT&T M2M Application Platform powered by Axeda.

Oracle Releases Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.2

Oracle has released PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2, PeopleSoft Financials 9.2, and Supply Chain Management 9.2. PeopleSoft 9.2 includes more than 1,000 new features, functions, and enhancements, says Oracle. As with PeopleSoft 9.1, Oracle plans to continue to deliver new capabilities on top of PeopleSoft 9.2 via Feature Packs. With the delivery of PeopleSoft 9.2, Oracle will simultaneously provide upgrade scripts as well as the multi-language version of this release, a first for PeopleSoft applications.   Paco Aubrejuan (Senior vice president and general manager, PeopleSoft Applications, Oracle): With dramatic improvements in operational cost management, we believe Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 is a game changing release. A number of customers and partners have been working with Oracle as early adopters of PeopleSoft 9.2 and have already started their implementation and upgrade projects. Some...

Mark Zuckerberg Replaces Tim Cook As Most Admired CEO

Glassdoor has released its latest report highlighting this year's 50 Highest Rated CEOs according to employees. The five highest rated CEOs for 2013 are: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (99 percent approval) SAP co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe (99 percent approval)  McKinsey & Company CEO Dominic Barton (97 percent approval)  Ernst & Young CEO Jim Turley (96 percent approval) Northwestern Mutual CEO John E. Schlifske (96 percent approval). During the past year, Mark Zuckerberg saw his CEO approval rating climb 14 percentage points to a 99 percent approval. Mr. Zuckerberg isn't the only CEO to see his approval rating climb over the past year. Mindtree's Krishnakumar Natarajan saw his approval rating climb 21 percentage points to 90 percent, Wipro's T. K. Kurien increased 19 percentage points to 82 percent, Amazon's Jeff...

Wipro Partners With SuccessFactors

Wipro Technologies has formed a strategic partnership with SuccessFactors, an SAP company. As part of the agreement, Wipro will become a Strategic SuccessConsulting Partner helping to market and provide consulting and implementation services for SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite globally. SuccessFactors will also invest in marketing and sales efforts to increase Wipro's presence across its own customer base. The two companies plan to develop a joint business plan for the two year engagement, and offer software solutions and services.

Quiterian Signs Global Alliance Agreement With Wipro

Quiterian, a developer of advanced and predictive analytics software for business and non-technical users, is partnering with Wipro Technologies, to offer advanced customer analytics solutions to clients across the globe. The Partnership Agreement is focused on providing vertical advanced customer analytics solutions to Wipro’s clients.

Wipro To Acquire Promax Applications Group

Wipro has signed an agreement to acquire Promax Applications Group (PAG), a player in trade promotion planning, management, and optimization solutions space for a total purchase consideration of AUD 35 Million. Avendus Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Wipro on this transaction. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and will be closed in the current April-June 2012 quarter. The newly formed entity will be called as Wipro Promax Analytics Solutions Pty Ltd. Upload: 05-24-12

Wipro To Sponsor The San Francisco Marathon

Wipro Technologies has become the San Francisco Marathon’s (TSFM) title sponsor for 2012. Wipro will also provide consulting and technology recommendations to TSFM, says the company.  Wipro began its partnership with TSFM in 2011 as a ‘Presenting Sponsor’ of the race. The Wipro San Francisco Marathonis rated one of the top marathons in the US, is the largest marathon in Northern California, the 13th largest marathon in the US and is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon. The San Francisco Marathon has been known as the “tech marathon,” offering cutting edge technology resources including runner and spectator mapping and tracking to participants, as well as virtual couponing and high tech apparel. In 2011, TSFM runners raised more than $250,000 for charitable organizations such as such as...