LEONIA, New Jersey and BANGALORE, India, November 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Infocrossing, a Wipro Company, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide infrastructure services for Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. Cliffs is an international mining and natural resources company. It is North America's largest producer of iron ore pellets, a major supplier of direct-shipping lump and fines iron ore out of Australia and a significant producer of metallurgical coal.

Under the terms of the agreement, Infocrossing will provide to Cliffs server, storage and architecture services from its data centers. Additionally, Infocrossing will deliver service desk and desk top support to approximately 2000 employees across Cliffs' multiple North American administrative and operating locations. By contributing world-class IT Infrastructure and data center support, Cliffs is ensured a robust IT infrastructure to support its business and prepare it for growth.

Ron Aderhold, Cliffs' chief information officer, said We selected Infocrossing as our business partner because of the firm's commitment to customers' success and an ability to deliver on its brand promise of superior IT infrastructure services, delivery capabilities, and industry expertise.

We are excited to be Cliffs Natural Resources' strategic IT partner, said Sameer Kishore, President for Infocrossing, a Wipro Company. By offering world-class IT infrastructure and data center services, Infocrossing is committed to creating real business value for Cliffs.

Infocrossing, A Wipro Company, has been providing comprehensive IT management solutions for over 25 years to large and mid-market customers, and operates world-class data centers throughout the U.S. for multiple computing environments and platforms. The combined strength of Wipro's established leadership in the Remote Infrastructure Management space and Wipro Infocrossing's data center and mainframe expertise, has allowed clients to benefit from synergies of an end to end service offering from Wipro Technologies.

About Wipro

Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified global IT services organization. Wipro Technologies was recently assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across offshore and onsite development centers. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development, and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India, offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services.

Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADS' are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at http://www.wipro.com and http://www.wiprocorporate.com.

About Infocrossing, a Wipro Company

Infocrossing, A Wipro Company, is a provider of selective IT infrastructure, enterprise application and business process outsourcing services delivering the computing platforms and proprietary systems that enable companies, regardless of industry, to process data and share information within their business, and between their customers, suppliers and distribution channels. Leading companies leverage Wipro Infocrossing's robust computing infrastructure, skilled technical team, and process-driven operations to reduce costs and improve service delivery by outsourcing the operation of mainframes, mid-range, open system servers, networks and business processes to Wipro Infocrossing.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Media Contacts: Wipro Technologies India: Radhika Mahadevan Wipro Technologies +91-9945042603 radhika.mahadevan@wipro.com Mangala Koti Singhal Gutenberg Communications +91-9686446789 mangala@gutenbergpr.com US: Lavanya DJ Gutenberg Communications +1-(212)-239-8740 lavanya@gutenbergpr.com Eric Belove Wipro Technologies +1-(732)-216-6242 eric.belove@wipro.com Kathleen Ulrich Infocrossing, A Wipro Company +1-(402)-965-5174 kathleen.ulrich@wipro.com UK: Rahul Kadavakolu Wipro Technologies +44-792-020-5496 rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com Shalini Siromani Gutenberg Communications +44-79-6066-3200 shalini@gutenbergpr.com

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CONTACT: Media Contacts: Wipro Technologies, India: Radhika Mahadevan,Wipro Technologies, +91-9945042603, radhika.mahadevan@wipro.com; MangalaKoti Singhal, Gutenberg Communications, +91-9686446789,mangala@gutenbergpr.com; US: Lavanya DJ, Gutenberg Communications,+1-(212)-239-8740, lavanya@gutenbergpr.com; Eric Belove, WiproTechnologies, +1-(732)-216-6242, eric.belove@wipro.com; Kathleen Ulrich,Infocrossing, A Wipro Company, +1-(402)-965-5174,kathleen.ulrich@wipro.com; UK: Rahul Kadavakolu, Wipro Technologies,+44-792-020-5496, rahul.kadavakolu@wipro.com; Shalini Siromani, GutenbergCommunications, +44-79-6066-3200, shalini@gutenbergpr.com