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Wipro Technologies Wins Network World Asia IT All Stars Award 2008 for Innovative Use of Nortel’s Unified Communications Solution


Wipro’s SIP-Based Conferencing Slashes Fraud, Speeds Recruitment Process

BANGALORE, India - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced it has won the Network World Asia IT All Stars Award 2008 for innovative use of technology to solve a business problem. The technology adopted to solve recruitment related challenges is a Unified Communications solution from Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT ].

Wipro was chosen as one of the business problem winners based on the size of the project, amount of investment and involvement of other business processes. The evaluation also considered the value of the project to the company such as return on investment, business efficiency and its influence on the company’s income-earning potential.

Nortel IP Phone 1535 , a high-resolution IP video phone and the Nortel Multimedia Communications Server (MCS 5100) has provided Wipro with a unified communications solution that seamlessly integrates IP telephony to solve connectivity issues during candidate interviews, helping it keep up with recruitment of over 20,000 new employees every year. Moreover, when using video phones, the interaction is more personal with no chances of impersonation. Using the solution, Wipro has substantially reduced the turn around time in the interview process as well as the number of fake resumes Wipro receives.

“Out of the number of entries we got, we found the innovative use of technology and desire to simplify using technology was strong proposition in the 10 companies we shortlisted. We were very happy to see such an implementation of need-based innovation by Wipro and congratulate them in creating the right solution for improving business processes” said Ben Chong, editor of Network World Asia.

“We are happy to be recognized for innovative usage of technology in an industry where finding the right candidate is so important. Nortel’s Unified Communications solution has helped us achieve our recruitment objectives and the entire process has become as simple as dialing a phone number with all the benefits of face-to-face interview.” said Jethin Chandran, general manager, IT architecture planning, Wipro"

“Wipro’s success with real-time video-conferencing interviews demonstrates how communications-enabled applications can help businesses keep up with the demands of rapid growth. We congratulate Wipro on this award and we are happy to have enabled the technology that has delivered tangible benefits for Wipro.” said Dhananjay Ganjoo, leader for Enterprise Networks Asia, Nortel.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro’s ADS’ are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at ** and .**


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