England Utility takes Wipro's IT power

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Technologies the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited has entered into a five 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.


This collaboration will achieve the critical task of separation of IT operations from Electricity North West’s current service arrangement. Electricity North West owns operates and maintains the electricity distribution network throughout the North West of England.

Wipro will set-up new data Centres and configure virtualized and high availability infrastructure, migrate and upgrade, where necessary, all applications supporting the Electricity North West business. Wipro will also leverage its global remote infrastructure management to provide a fully managed IT Services based on the ITIL v3 Service Integration model.

Andy Funnell, CIO, Electricity North West said, “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.”

Anand Padmanabhan, Senior VP and Head — Energy & Utilities, Wipro Technologies said, “We are privileged to partner with Electricity North West on their strategic journey of IT separation. This opportunity extends our footprint in the UK Energy and Utilities industry and positions us as a partner of choice on engagements involving Transformation and end-to-end Managed Services. This deal underscores Wipro’s leadership position in the Energy and Utilities space in the UK market.