Microsoft and NTT DATA announce cloud alliance to accelerate enterprise digital transformation

Microsoft and NTT DATA have announced an alliance to accelerate enterprise customer’s digital transformation using Microsoft Azure as their preferred cloud solution.

The partnership will bring together NTT DATA’s global IT services and Microsoft’s cloud platform and AI technologies to help accelerate business and increase workplace productivity.

“Together, we will continue exploring new solutions opportunities and added value for our clients,” said Alex Simons, the Corporate Vice President of ID Program Management at Microsoft.

The key initiatives of the strategic collaboration include innovating workstyle, transforming NTT DATA’s organisational culture and enhancing solutions for customers to digitally transform.

Plans to support digital transformation by developing around 10,000 employees worldwide who are qualified with digital technologies and Microsoft cloud certifications are being drawn up by NTT DATA.

“NTT DATA is committed to helping enterprises realise their digital transformation,” said Yo Honma, the President and CEO of NTT DATA.

The companies will look to streamline business operations and increase productivity by enhancing NTT DATA’s everis knowler, their knowledge management solution and WinActor, a robotics process automation tool.

Microsoft Azure’s migration and managed services will be implemented for mission-critical systems such as SAP and support the acceleration of digital transformation across industries.

Both companies will propose workstyle changes to clients in all industries through focused security offerings and collaboration tools.

NTT DATA, a leading Japan-based global IT services provider, will also explore Microsoft’s AI for Health philanthropic program to tackle some of the toughest global health challenges and support the United Nations’ sustainable development goals in the areas of AI imaging.

The partnership between NTT DATA and Microsoft is an expansion of the tech giant’s alliance with the parent company NTT Corporation announced in December 2019.

The multi-year strategic alliance aimed to form a Global Digital Fabric, which combined Microsoft Cloud and NTT’s public cloud, global data center and network infrastructures. This initiative looked to create a highly sustainable and robust environment for enterprises to focus on their digital ambitions around the world.

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