Wipro Technologies makes strategic investment in CAST platform to deliver superior structural quality deliverables to customers


NEW YORK, November 8, 2012 CAST, the world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement (SAM), today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) to equip its most eminent delivery centers with the CAST Application Intelligence Platform for Quality.

The CAST Application Intelligence Platform is the only solution in the market that analyzes and measures applications against the emerging CISQ (Consortium for IT Software Quality – www.it-cisq.org) standards that encapsulate system-level coding and architecture best practices for security, reliability, performance efficiency and maintainability. By deploying CAST, Wipro is de facto positioning itself to effectively respond to customers’ SLAs which are increasingly including structural quality requirements.

Suresh B, VP Application Management Services at Wipro Technologies said, “Wipro considers CAST as a strategic investment, in its endeavor to take its Application Development practice to the next level of maturity. We fundamentally believe standardized product quality is the next step in the evolution of software engineering. Our partnership with CAST, the leading solution in this market, will give us a major competitive advantage and provide significant value to our customers.”

Through this investment, Wipro is differentiating against competition by augmenting its ability to handle a larger number of high-end Application Development engagements, featuring more mission-critical systems for end-customers. From the transition phase, where CAST will help Wipro de-risk the whole process for the benefits of its clients, to the steady-state stage where Wipro will apply the lean principles to Application development a step further using CAST, Wipro is now able to provide enhanced level of maturity in software development, improving the overall quality of the deliverables for its customers.

Additionally, through their CAST Center of Excellence, Wipro will start confidently pushing structural quality-based offerings powered by CAST to its prospects and customers. Enhanced Independent Validation and Verification (IVV) or end-to-end QA offerings will help to detect the most severe defects that escape current testing practices. Similarly, Wipro will enhance the QA capabilities embedded in ADM SDLC, to offer an even leaner “shift-to-the-left” quality approach to the market.

Marc Zablit, WW EVP Business Development at CAST comments: “I am delighted CAST now helps Wipro to deliver higher-quality applications to its customers. Wipro management clearly shows an advanced vision in embedding CISQ/SEI compliance in its ADM business.”

About Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 135,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com

About CAST

CAST is a pioneer and world leader in Software Analysis and Measurement, with unique technology resulting from more than $100 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers.

Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on NYSE-Euronext (Euronext: CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with a network of offices in North America, Europe and India. For more information about CAST: