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Wipro 

“Market Cap $23.15 B As of May 2014

At a Glance

  • Industry: Computer Services
  • Founded: 1945
  • Country: India
  • CEO: Azim Hasham Premji
  • Website: www.wipro.com
  • Employees: 145,812
  • Sales: $7.06 B
  • Headquarters: Bangalore

Forbes Lists

#849 Global 2000

  • #1266 in Sales
  • #522 in Profit
  • #478 in Market value
Profile

Wipro Ltd. is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company. It offers financial, retail, transportation, manufacturing, healthcare, energy and utilities, technology, telecom and media services. The company also offers business process outsourcing, business technology and enterprise application, infrastructure management, testing, product engineering, engineering design and product support services. It operates through the following segments: Information Technology Services and Information Technology Products. The Information Technology Services segment provides information technology and information technology enabled services, which include information technology consulting, custom application design and development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, technology infrastructure and business process outsourcing and research and development services in the areas of hardware and software design. The Information Technology Products segment provides information technology products, which include computing, storage, networking, security and software products. Wipro was founded on December 29, 1945 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

“Wipro History

Milestones

Wipro, one of the world’s most trusted brands, is a name with a long history. Here’s a snapshot of our journey to date:

  • Established in 1945 as Western India Vegetable Products Limited in Amalner, Maharashtra
  • IPO for capital in February 1946
  • Ventured in to the fledgling IT industry in 1981
  • Established software products and exports subsidiary, Wipro Systems Ltd. in 1983
  • Pioneers in marketing indigenous Personal Computers in 1985
  • Established a Joint venture with GE in 1989
  • Entered IT services in the 1990s – we were among the pioneers in developing the ODC (Offshore Development Center) concept
  • Software business assessed at SEI-CMM Level 5 in 1998
  • Listed on NYSE in 2000 (NYSE:WIT)
  • The first company in the world to be assessed at PCMM Level 5 in 2001
  • Entered the BPO business in 2002
  • Entered the Eco-energy business in 2008″

*Information from Forbes.com and Wipro.com

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