Wipro wins five-year IT deal from US tobacco major

Bangalore,5th September-2014.(IANS): Global software major Wipro Friday announced winning a five-year deal from the US-based tobacco major Philip Morris International for providing IT infrastructure management services.

The IT infrastructure services will support a host of functions at Philip Morris, including management and support of its servers, storage, backup and applications, the IT bellwether said in a statement here.

Wipro wins five-year IT deal from US tobacco major

The century-year-old Philip Morris is a leading international firm, whose range of tobacco products are sold in 180 countries the world over.

As our client’s strategic partner, we will deliver the IT innovation to support its business needs worldwide, Wipro’s chief executive for retail, consumer goods and transportation business units Srini Pallia said in the statement.

As its global vendor, Wipro will use its service operations framework to manage Philip Morris’ technology and applications infrastructure.

Wipro’s consumer goods expertise spans packaged application services, application and infrastructure management, business process and IT consulting, business intelligence and data warehousing.

With Wipro supporting our technology and application infrastructure, we look forward to strengthening efficiencies, managing costs and supporting our workforce the world over, Philip Morris chief information officer Patrick Brunel said.

Wipro’s consumer goods practice has expertise to work with tier-1 companies in sales and marketing, value chain optimisation, digital transformation and analytics.