Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited on Wednesday said that Wipro's Mobility Solutions will tie up with Kony Solutions, Inc., a Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) provider, to offer an integrated portfolio of mobile application technology and services to enterprise customers in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East.
Mobile Application Development Platforms are frameworks that enable software developers build applications faster.
The Wipro Kony solution will focus on next generation mobile solutions for sectors such as financial services, healthcare and life sciences, automotive, retail, utilities, and transportation. More than 75 Wipro experts have been extensively trained and certified on the KonyOne platform. Wipro and Kony are currently delivering an integrated solution to a leading Global Bank.
In a typical application development cycle, customers build application from scratch for multiple platforms that integrates multiple business applications. The collaboration between Wipro and Kony will speed up application development and rollout by 40 to 70 percent, depending upon the complexity of the application.
According to independent research and strategic advisory firm, MGI Research, up to 40% of Fortune 1000 organizations will employ a mobile enterprise application platform, by 2014.
Commenting on the growing market opportunity for MADP, Praveen Bhadada, Director of Market Expansion for Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a leading Globalization Advisory and Management Consulting firm said, "A combination of factors such as innovative products and platforms, better device penetration and increased acceptance of mobile platforms are driving the growth of enterprise mobility worldwide. Sustained initiatives and innovation by all the stakeholders in the ecosystem platform vendors, service providers, VARs, system integrators, wireless carriers and middleware players will ensure the momentum keeps rising. Partnerships like these will be a key step in further enabling the mobile ecosystem."
"Collaboration with ecosystem partners enhances our value proposition as a complete mobility lifecycle partner. Our solution accelerators and innovative delivery model coupled with strong platforms from partners like Kony will help us provide a holistic, future proof and scalable mobility solution to customers," says Gaurav Dhall, Global Head Mobility Solutions, Wipro Technologies. "We will continue to engage with the ecosystem to provide strategic end to end transformation solutions, helping customers innovate in their markets leveraging Wipro's cross domain mobility expertise and that of our ecosystem partners."
"Wipro's ability to support global implementations, combined with our technology platform will help enterprises get to market faster with their mobile and multichannel offerings," said Robin Kearon, VP, Channels and Alliances for Kony. "Adding strategic partners like Wipro helps us grow our geographic footprint, expand our technical expertise, and take advantage of the incredible demand we're seeing for our mobile technology."