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Charming Shoppes expands Wipro partnership


Bensalem, Pa. Charming Shoppes has entered into a five-year agreement with global IT services business Wipro Technologies for end-to-end information technology services that include application management, remote infrastructure management and mainframe hosting.

The partnership is designed to optimize IT spend and improve business agility for Charming Shoppes.

Under the agreement, Wipro will be responsible for application management of the entire suite of applications encompassing stores, supply chain, merchandising, marketing and analytics, business intelligence and corporate systems. Wipro will provide hosting services from its U.S.-based data centers and manage infrastructure using a robust ITIL-based service management framework including data center operations, network and security operations and performance management.

The services will be delivered across stores, distribution centers and the corporate offices of Charming Shoppes.

"We rely on IT as a critical enabler for our businesses -- and strategic partnerships are critical to our future success,” said Denis Gingue, senior VP and CIO, Charming Shoppes.

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