Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired IT outsourcer Wipro to manage its IT infrastructure for five years.
PMI owns seven of the world's top 15 international cigarette brands, including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide. PMI sells its cigarettes across 180 countries.
As a part of the agreement Wipro will provide infrastructure services that will include support for servers, storage, backup and applications.
Wipro's ServiceNXT operations framework will be used to manage PMI's technology and applications infrastructure.
Patrick Brunel, senior vice president and CIO at PMI, said: "With Wipro supporting our technology and application infrastructure we look forward to strengthening efficiencies, managing costs and being better able to serve and support our workforce around the world."