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Wipro scouting for certification company

Posted in Acceptance testing by testing in London on November 6, 2008

From DNA

Wipro Technologies’ software testing and certification unit, Wipro Testing Services, is scouting for a software certification company to ramp up its offering in that space.

The third largest information technology company, which began offering certification services in 2006, currently has the capability to certify wi-fi equipment, Microsoft Vista and Citic. The company wants to extend this service to other software products and applications. It also wants to initiate industry compliance certification.

Vittal Vashist N, general manager (testing services – presale, support and strategic initiative), Wipro, said the company wants to scale up quickly in the certification service space. “So we are exploring the inorganic route. The ticket size will be between $25 million and over $100 million depending on the infrastructure that the company has,” he said.

The Azim Premji-owned company is already the market leader in the software testing space in the US with a 12% market share, followed by TCS and IBM at the second and third positions with 11% and 9%, respectively.

In the September quarter, Wipro bagged a $100-million deal for independent testing from a banking client in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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