Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce
Signs a five year agreement to transform its IT infrastructure and applications
Bangalore, India, July 27, 2009 -- Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), today announced that it has entered into a five year agreement to provide IT data center and applications management services for BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., a leading membership warehouse club headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.
Under this agreement, Wipro will migrate BJ’s Wholesale Club (BJ’s) mainframe and open systems environment to its state-of-the-art data center in Omaha, Nebraska, thereby enabling BJ’s to streamline their infrastructure solutions, provide operational flexibility and improve applications support while more efficiently managing the long-term IT spend.
Through this five year engagement, BJ’s will also benefit from Wipro’s extensive expertise in providing applications management and support, disaster recovery, enterprise security and compliance services.
“BJ’s is in the business of providing our members value on brand-name groceries, consumer electronics, apparel, household items and seasonal products, and we do that by being as efficient as possible,” said John A. Polizzi, Senior Vice President and CIO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. “Our agreement with Wipro will help ensure that we can continue to meet our members’ desire for value without sacrificing quality while adapting to changes as we grow.”
Bhanu Murthy B M, Senior Vice President, Retail, CPG, Transportation, & Government, Wipro Technologies said, “We will draw on our extensive experience in transforming retail enterprises across the globe to deliver value to BJ’s. We are excited to partner with BJ’s, a highly successful retailer in their transformation journey.”
“Wipro is committed to its strategic relationship with BJ’s and will leverage our global infrastructure management experience, data centers in North America, global command centers and IT best practices to provide superior service and best value for the investment,” stated Sameer Kishore, President and COO for Wipro’s Data Center business unit.
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.
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About BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ’s offers low BJ’s Member Pricing on a huge selection of groceries, top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, and other quality merchandise.
Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ`s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 182 clubs and 103 gas stations in 15 eastern states.
Learn more about BJ`s Wholesale Club or shop online at www.bjs.com.
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