Corning chooses Wipro for IT services

Specialty glass and ceramics leader Corning Incorporated has chosen Indian IT services giant Wipro Limited as its strategic IT provider on a multi-year contract.

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and outsourcing company, announced that it has been selected by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, to provide a multi-year information technology infrastructure program.

Through this strategic collaboration, Wipro will make Corning’s information technology services more resilient to market volatility, and enhance performance and operational efficiency. The solution will be delivered as a multi-year managed service from Wipro’s global delivery and data centers.

“We are delighted to be chosen as the strategic IT provider for Corning Incorporated and to enable it to deliver advanced IT capabilities. The relationship between Corning and Wipro is anchored by the synergy of our core corporate values and we look forward to fostering an environment to support Corning in achieving its growth objectives,” said N. S. Bala, Chief Executive, Manufacturing & Hi-Tech Industry SBU, Wipro Limited.

“Wipro provides information technology capabilities that enable scalability, technology enhancements, and resourcing flexibility in a cost-effective package. We look forward to this collaboration and view Wipro’s role as critical in the delivery of our IT strategy,” said Kevin McManus, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Corning.

The deal was mentioned in Wipro Limited’s Q4 FY13-14 financial results announcement press release dated April 17, 2014, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, with a description of Corning Inc but without naming the company.