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

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

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BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- May 07, 2013

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.

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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.
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Contact:

Wipro Ltd
Media Contacts:
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Subhashini Pattabhiraman
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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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