Akzo signs Wipro to roll out global IT

Chemicals company Akzo Nobel has signed a multimillion-pound deal with Indian IT services supplier Wipro Technologies to...

Chemicals company Akzo Nobel has signed a multimillion-pound deal with Indian IT services supplier Wipro Technologies to implement a global distributed IT environment.

The supplier will help Netherlands- based Akzo Nobel Chemicals implement a shared IT environment by providing infrastructure management services for distributed datacentres across multiple locations in Europe and the US.

Akzo, which employs 64,500 people in more than 80 countries, 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.

"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, chief information officer at Akzo Nobel Chemicals.

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