Wipro has announced that it will make significant investments in Open Source technologies, methodologies and services.
The rapidly increasing pace of adoption of Open Source software and methodologies led by advancements in analytics, cloud computing and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) have propelled Open Source into a core strategic technology asset for enterprises across the globe. Wipro has set up an Open Source Practice under its Business Application Services division to address this rising demand. This practice will channelize the earmarked investments towards driving growth and building industry leadership in this area.
This practice will help our customers build Open Source platforms that enable online services on a massive scale, big data platforms for batch as well as real-time streaming data, and integrated management fabrics, at beneficial price points. In addition, it will focus on Applications (Middleware, Security, Customer Experience Platforms, Mobile Frameworks), Infrastructure (Operating systems, Databases, Virtualization, Cloud Technologies, Software Defined Infrastructure), Internet of Things (IoT), Hardware and Testing. In the Product Engineering space, reusable/licensable IP blocks will help shrink product development timelines for the Consumer, Automotive and Networking market segments.
“Wipro’s Open Source practice will offer consulting services to companies looking to adopt Open Source in their IT landscape — from advisory and strategy to roadmap development, integration, legacy migration, deployment, governance and risk mitigation and support. The practice will spearhead multiple initiatives to build solutions, collaborate with key players and foster innovation in the Open Source domain,” said Bhanumurthy BM, Chief Executive, Application Services & Strategic Alliances, Wipro Limited.
The practice is building a team of skilled personnel, including world-class open source industry veterans and community experts. It is also investing in creating innovation labs to showcase industry solutions, real world integrations and emerging technologies.
“We believe we have the strategy and technology depth to become the primary Open Source partner for global enterprises. We are building a world class team of technologists for our Open Source Initiative and recently hired an industry leader, Andrew Aitken, founder of the industry’s first strategic consultancy think-tank on Open Source, and a recognized expert on strategies for its commercialization,” said Krishnakumar N Menon, Vice President, Business Application Solutions & Open Source Initiative, Wipro Limited.