Wipro Becomes The First Global Technology Provider To Join Informatica's New Certification Program

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced that Wipro Technologies,the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcingbusiness of Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT) andan Informatica Global Premier Partner, is the firstglobal information and technology services provider to join the new Informatica CertifiedProfessional (ICP) program. The new certification programfocuses on demonstrated performance and outcomes to validateInformatica implementation skills, differentiate Informaticapartners in the marketplace and drive customer success.

Earlier this year, the ICP program was launched to greatreception at Informatica World 2012. It comprises three levels ofcertification - Associate, Professional and Expert. Each level builds on the one before ensuring anevolution of product knowledge, field experience and expertise inInformatica's best-practice Velocity implementation methodology.

"Informatica  has been a strategic partner for Wipro since1998 and today through our commitment to the new InformaticaCertified Professional program, our consultants will gain advancedknowledge and skills required to meet today's complex datachallenges and to deliver customer success. Wipro plans to trainand certify over 200 existing employees to be Informatica CertifiedProfessional consultants by the end of 2012." said KR Sanjiv,senior vice president and global head, Analytics and InformationManagement, Wipro Technologies.

Customers Want Peace of Mind

According to R "Ray" Wang, principal analyst and chief executiveofficer, Constellation Research, in his recent ' TheLink Between Certification and Partner Profitability" survey, "While the traditional mantra of faster, better andcheaper still holds true, customers and prospects now have higherexpectations of success and engagement from both their solutionproviders and partners." In the survey, companies shared what theyexpect from solution providers and partners to keep satisfactionlevels high; the top three expectations include: peace of minddeployments, industry capabilities and integrated solutions.

Customers are taking steps to ensure that they work with themost skilled and knowledgeable practitioners available sinceprofessional certification ensures another layer of security whenit comes to the success and maximum return on their Informaticatechnology investment. With the ICP program, customers can expectto engage with trusted, certified partners who have attained awell-defined standard of proficiency at data integration, dataquality and master data management.

Supporting Quotes

"In the past, finding partners was very much word of mouth; youwould ask somebody that you trusted for customer references," saidAndrew Bartels, director of IT, PSA Insurance & FinancialServices. "I think the ability to know that a partner is certifiedby Informatica personally gives me a tremendous amount ofconfidence, because ultimately I'm being asked to make a call ontechnologies for the organization. If I get it wrong…it's notgood."

"In today's competitive IT environment, companies need todifferentiate themselves," said Daniel West, vice president,Informatica University. "With the table stakes high, Wipro isensuring that its customers have access to the most current andadvanced knowledge and skills required to meet challenges in dataintegration, data quality and master data management. The ICPprogram focuses on demonstrated performance and outcomes tovalidate Informatica implementation skills, differentiateInformatica partners in the marketplace and drive customersuccess."

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About Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited(NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting andOutsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clientsdo business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning businessoutcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree viewof "Business through Technology"- helping clients create successfuland adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for itscomprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach todelivering innovation and an organization wide commitment tosustainability, Wipro Technologies has 135,000 employees andclients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of data integrationsoftware.Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their topbusiness imperatives. Worldwide, nearly 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets residingon-premise, in the Cloud and acrosssocial networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000(1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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