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Wipro Launches VirtuaDesk™, an IP-Based, Packaged Workplace Transformation Solution

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Wipro Launches VirtuaDesk™, an IP-Based, Packaged Workplace Transformation Solution

07:30 EDT Tuesday, May 07, 2013

BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, today launched VirtuaDesk™, the first packaged, IP-based offering from its Advanced Technologies practice.

VirtuaDesk is a complete desktop virtualization solution that enables customers to easily secure, provision, and share applications and data, for a collaborative and mobile workforce. Designed for fast and secure deployment, VirtuaDesk minimizes the risk in desktop virtualization implementation.

Efficient and easy to use, VirtuaDesk comes as a comprehensive packaged offering delivered as an integrated software-hardware platform. A Wipro-developed self-service portal helps users select and provision required applications and desktops. Features include an App Store, Catalog, and menu-driven administration to define authorization and access. Advanced back-end functionality includes in-memory caching capabilities that enable businesses to provide high-performing desktops and applications.

VirtuaDesk is available as an on-premise or off-site private cloud deployment. For on-premise deployments, organizations receive VirtuaDesk through a cost-effective pre-configured appliance that comes with fully-integrated hardware and software. All deployments include implementation and best-in-class Wipro services that provide ongoing operations management and support.

“We introduced the Advanced Technologies practice to position Wipro as the partner of choice for our customers focused on leveraging social, mobility, analytics, cloud, sensor technologies and high performance computing. VirtuaDesk is a packaged offering that includes Wipro IP and best-in-class Wipro services, combined with industry-leading partner technologies,” said Shaji Farooq, Senior Vice President, Advanced Technologies and Go-To-Market Transformation, Wipro. “VirtuaDesk represents a flagship and differentiated offering from Wipro's cloud-based Workplace Transformation Suite that we intend to expand over time.”

Wipro has over the years built enduring partnerships with some of the largest global IT players to offer technology-led solutions for our customers. VirtuaDesk demonstrates our commitment to the sell-with business driven by our global alliances.

Wipro's collaboration with HP is a key foundation for the first Advanced Technologies IP-based offering. The collaborative incubation of VirtuaDesk with HP's proven cloud infrastructure technologies, and world-class global support, ensures VirtuaDesk provides customers an optimal platform for workplace transformation.

VirtuaDesk further leverages market-leading desktop virtualization technologies from Citrix, and Microsoft. VirtuaDesk uses HDX™ technology in Citrix XenDesktop® that assures each user gets a rich, high definition experience over any network, on any device, including personal computers, thin clients, tablets, and smartphones. The solution relies on Microsoft Hyper-V for running the Windows desktop in guest virtual machines, and incorporates Microsoft's comprehensive infrastructure management software.

“Cloud, mobility, social and big data are transforming organizations, requiring them to change the way they use technology in order to remain competitive,” said Stephen DeWitt, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Marketing, HP. “VirtuaDesk is the result of the long term collaboration between HP and Wipro that expands our joint offerings to provide customers with greater mobility and increased productivity.”

“Mobile workstyles are driving business technology adoption, including solutions that power application and desktop cloud services,” commented Dave Jones, Vice President, System Integrator Development, at Citrix. “VirtuaDesk provides an on-ramp for IT organizations to quickly and efficiently meet business demands for application and desktop virtualization.”

“We are excited to partner with Wipro to introduce the Wipro Virtual desktop offering. VirtuaDesk provides a holistic desktop virtualization solution that keeps pace with disruptive IT trends such as ‘Consumerization of IT',” says Denise Parker Schaad, Senior Director, Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. “VirtuaDesk is a compelling example of how Microsoft technology platforms such as System Center and Windows Server, integrated with our key partners offerings, enable users to stay connected and productive anywhere, anytime.”

About Wipro Ltd.

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has over 140,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Wipro Ltd
Media Contacts:
India:
Subhashini Pattabhiraman
subhashini.pattabhiraman@wipro.com
or
US:
Eric Belove, +1 732-216-6242
eric.belove@wipro.com
or
UK:
Rahul Kadavakolu, +44 7920205496
rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com

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