Bangalore, India — Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Ltd., announced the inauguration of its SOA solutions lab on Second Life, one of the Internet's most populous virtual worlds.

The lab was inaugurated by Srinivasa Parthasarathy, VP, multi-line applications and global chief architect, group IT strategy and architecture of Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles.

Wipro is the first Indian company to leverage new-age stakeholder engagement models to connect with its clients and infuse innovation through an established presence in the virtual world. The SOA solutions lab presents clients an opportunity to explore the impact of SOA in transforming their organizations to be more agile, and enable business transformation.

Speaking on the occasion, Parthasarathy said "We see SOA as a key technology for turning IT into a strategic advantage for our business. We are realizing the benefits of our SOA initiatives in addressing many mission-critical requirements such as faster compliance to regulatory requirements. We are encouraged by our success, and our partnership with Wipro has been highly rewarding in achieving our planned objectives. I am excited to see their capabilities being showcased through innovative brand presence in channels like Second Life."

"Farmers Insurance is one of the pioneers in successful adoption of SOA, and this engagement has helped us benchmark new standards in the realization of business benefits from SOA. We are delighted to have our SOA solution lab inaugurated by them," says K.R. Sanjiv, VP, business technology services, Wipro Technologies. "This solution lab on Second Life helps our clients understand and deliberate key elements of successful enterprise SOA adoption through a highly interactive experience."

Wipro is expanding its presence in Second Life, taking its key innovation initiatives in areas such as SOA to stakeholders. The SOA solutions lab showcases demos of key success stories in enterprise SOA adoption, SOA assets such as the SOBay business platform; SOA governance models; Maturity model; and business solutions.

The SOA lab on Second Life also will be used to collaborate with customers and partners, host virtual conferences and provide a mutual platform to infuse innovation in various spheres of technology and business transformation.

Sources: Business Wire India, Newstrack India

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