Wipro to buy cloud firm Appirio
With the acquisition, Wipro will get Topcoder, a crowdsourcing marketplace for designers, developers and data scientists; and expand its cloud offerings.
Abidali Neemuchwala, CEO and member of the board at Wipro, says it will “consolidate” its existing cloud applications practices of Salesforce and Workday under the Appirio brand and structure. Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio, will lead the expanded business.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to be closed in the quarter ending 31 December 2016.
Established in 2006, Appirio is headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur and Tokyo. It has 1,250 employees worldwide.