Wipro opens Innovation Centre on SecondLife

By : |May 29, 2009 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited, announced on Thursday the launch of its ‘Innovation Centre’ for Testing Services on SecondLife, the popular virtual world.

William Martorelli, principal analyst, Forrester inaugurated the Innovation Centre on SecondLife along with Gangadharaiah, senior vice president and global head for Wipro Testing Services.

The primary objective of this virtual Innovation Centre is to showcase innovative and IP powered solutions to customers and partners situated across the globe besides providing a virtual tour of the testing labs, said a press release.

The Innovation center will be a replica of the actual lab that is situated at Wipro campus in Electronic City, Bangalore and will provide a one stop virtual view of IP powered solutions offered by Wipro that includes consultancy, test lifecycle accelerators, pre-certification and certification in the areas of Wi-Fi and mobile handsets, test design solutions in banking, securities and Point of Sale, performance engineering and telecom testing.

“In today’s competitive world, it becomes important to differentiate ourselves with our customers and partners using innovative resources,” said Gangadharaiah.

He added that by launching a virtual center for our testing services, they hope to go one step further and create an environment that has both technology and testing transformational value.

Wipro said the Innovation Centre aims at incubating unique Testing Solution IPs which ensure 40 to 50 per cent cost and capital investments reduction for clients, depending on complexity and scale of projects.

It also would help improve and optimize test processes and accelerate application release into the market with 35 per cent estimated effort savings across entire testing lifecycle.

These IPs are currently part of Wipro’s PACE program (performance and capital efficiency), a suite of service offerings providing reduced cost and limit capex proposition to clients intending to outsource IT services, said the release.

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