Wipro Technologies has won a multimillion-pound contract to implement a global distributed IT environment at pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant Akzo Nobel.
Akzo Nobel, headquartered in the Netherlands, employs 64,500 people in more than 80 countries. Under the terms of the deal, Wipro will help Akzo Nobel Chemicals implement provide infrastructure management services for distributed Akzo data centres across multiple locations in Europe and the US. Akzo will also use Wipro’s global delivery platform and quality of service procedures to maintain and enhance a wide range of applications, including SAP business software.
Commenting on the deal, Gerard Helmink, Akzo Nobel Chemicals chief information officer, says: “Wipro was chosen for its ability to understand our idea of a shared IT environment and design a solution which would provide us with the best returns," said Gerard Helmink, Akzo Nobel Chemicals chief information officer.