Wipro bags $35-million IT outsourcing contract from Philip Morris

BANGALORE: Wipronhas won a $35-million IT outsourcing contract from Philip Morris International (PMI), the world’s biggest tobacco company. A person with knowledge of the matter told ET that Wipro’s RCTG (retail, consumer goods, transportation and government) division will provide IT infrastructure and application management to PMI for five years as part of the deal.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/wipro-bags-35-million-it-outsourcing-contract-from-philip-morris/articleshow/41743252.cms

Gov’t approves use of IT outsourcing by enterprises, organisations

FPT, the Vietnamese largest IT group, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Vietnam Railway Corporation on the development of a new ticket distribution system, according to Ha Noi Moi newspaper. Under the agreement, FPT will build a modern e-ticket distribution system which allows people to buy tickets through different channels, either via websites, messages, or sale agents. With the new system, which will replace the current one, people will be able to book tickets at any time convenient to them and update information about the ticket distribution process, itineraries and schedules.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/110736/gov-t-approves-use-of-it-outsourcing-by-enterprises–organisations.html

Takaful Malaysia says yes to inhousing, no to outsourcing

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 ― After outsourcing its information technology (IT) infrastructure for about five years, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Bhd, the oldest takaful or Islamic insurance operator in the country, has decided to bring it back inhouse. The company, which is 61 per cent owned by BIMB Holdings Bhd, announced that it has adopted Microsoft System Center 2012 to manage its IT infrastructure and end-user computing.

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/takaful-malaysia-says-yes-to-inhousing-no-to-outsourcing