Wipro Technologies: Winner of Indian MAKE Award, 2008

6 November 2008

Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that it has been recognized as a winner of the 2008 Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises MAKE Award and was ranked third in the Information Technology sector in ‘transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value’. This is the fourth time that Wipro Technologies has been recognized as an Indian MAKE winner.

The formal announcement was made at Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) KM India Summit, 2008 where Wipro was recognized under the following categories -- ‘creating a corporate knowledge-driven culture’, ‘developing knowledge workers through senior management leadership’, ‘delivering knowledge-based products/solutions’, ‘maximizing enterprise intellectual capital’, ‘creating an environment for collaborative knowledge sharing’, ‘creating a learning organization’ and ‘delivering value based on customer knowledge’. It was ranked third in ‘Transforming enterprise knowledge into shareholder value’.

Rory Chase, Managing Director of Teleos, said "Indian companies, especially in the IT solutions sector, are transforming themselves into world-class knowledge-driven organizations. Wipro Technologies has been recognized by the 2008 Indian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) panel of experts for its outstanding integrated approach to managing enterprise-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing. Wipro Technologies was especially noted for the company's ability to transform organizational knowledge into shareholder value."

“We are very pleased that Wipro has been recognized yet again as a winner of the Indian MAKE award. With the Indian industry coming of age and continuing to grow at a rapid pace across all sectors, knowledge management is centric to our ability to continuously deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers. The global IT business of Wipro today needs to leverage on expertise across the organization like never before. MAKE Award is an affirmation that our knowledge strategy is on the right track.” said Ved Prakash, General Manager & Head of Knowledge Management at Wipro Technologies.

Started in 1998, the annual MAKE survey is now the leading benchmark for the world’s best knowledge-based organizations. Each year, the survey identifies organizations that stand above the crowd in the knowledge economy. Wipro Technologies has recently been recognized as a winner of the Asian MAKE Awards, 2008 and finished third overall.

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